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Funimation Streams Anime With Bigscreen VR Screenings

Funimation announced on Tuesday that it is collaborating with virtual reality theater company Bigscreen to offer anime films and live-action films through VR theater screening events and video-on-demand. Funimation began streaming a promotional video for the announcement.

The streaming screening events will be available on a pay-per-view basis at 9:00 p.m. EST on the following dates:

May 1: your name.
May 8: My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
May 15: Akira
May 21: The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
May 29: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
June 5: Sword of the Stranger
June 12: I am a Hero

The following movies will be available through video-on-demand:

your name.
planetarian: storyteller of the stars
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Steins;Gate – The Movie – Load Region of Déjà Vu
Strike Witches
Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry
Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie
Akira
Attack on Titan: Crimson Arrows
Attack on Titan: The Wings of Freedom
Shin Godzilla
I am a Hero
Parasyte Part 1
Parasyte Part 2
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
The Boy and The Beast
Trigun: Badlands Rumble
Death Note Light up the NEW world
Death Note
Death Note: The Last Name
Psycho-Pass
Eden of the East: Air Communication
Eden of the East: The King of Eden
Eden of the East: Paradise Lost
Assassination Classroom the Movie: 365 Days' Time
Garo: Divine Flame
Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic
Sword of the Stranger
Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow

Bigscreen costs US$3.99 per view, and it is available with the Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, HTC Vive, Valve Index, SteamVR, and Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality headsets. In addition to the live-streaming events, the service offers 2D and 3D films on-demand with up to eight people per virtual theater room.

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