[Update: Under maintenance] Funimation site/server down (not working), users getting 'unable to connect' error

This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story follows:

Funimation, a anime service which describes itself as industry leader of anime in North America, is suffering from a technical glitch at the moment. Users are complaining they are not able to access the service on mobile, gaming consoles, as well as through the official website.

Take a look:

https://twitter.com/commbatboots/status/1080305692488097793
https://twitter.com/thatguyc4/status/1080305488967933957
https://twitter.com/nerradonline/status/1080301037079220224
https://twitter.com/SFDKenji/status/1080295945894416384

For its part, Funimation’s Twitter account has acknowledged the problem with website. The company says they are working to fix the problem.

https://twitter.com/FUNimation/status/1080304205397544960
https://twitter.com/FUNimation/status/1080309028939427840

We’re keeping a continuous tab on the situation, and will update the story as and when there’s something newsworthy. Until then, share your current experience with the service in the comments section below.

Update 1 (January 30):

The service is down again. Head here for details.

Update 2 (January 02):

The glitch has been fixed.

Update 1 (Dec 31)

Going by recent reports on Twitter, Funimation website isn’t loading for many as of writing this. Here’s what some users have to say:

@FUNimation why is yalls site down ?
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funimation is down 🙁
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welp funimation went down ?
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Down detector – a popular service that gives information about live outages – also conveys that Funimation is indeed going through a glitch in some regions as can be seen in the image below:

Update 2 (Jan 02)

As of writing this, Funimation users are complaining of the website not loading or throwing Internal error 500. Downdetector also conveys the service is encountering some issues in the US region. Here are some reports for you to take a quick glance.

@FUNimation Whats up with your website? If I try to get in, it takes 3 mins, and then I get an 500 internal server error. Is there anything up?
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the website will not load. cleared history and cookies, used different browsers – just keep getting “website not available” message. And the fire tv app keeps slowing down and buffing for a long time
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This is crazy u would get outages from free sites not when your paying 8$ a month..
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Update 3 (April 10)

So Funimation is down and not working for many as of writing this. Apart from proliferating user reports on Twitter (some of which can be seen below), Down detector also conveys a service outage.

Of course funimation is down. Not like their streaming service is ever working anyways. ?
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@FUNimation is your app down or something and how do I get in contact with your support team bc my patent was taken and now it’s telling me that billing attempt was unsuccessful
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Update 4 (November 30)

The service is down again. You can access a slew of similar complaints here & here.

Update 5 (April 07, 2021)

Reports on microblogging site Twitter conveys Funimation is down. Down detector, also reports the same.

Update 6 (April 07, 2021)

The website says:

“Funimation is performing site maintenance! We’ll be back online soon. Try refreshing your browser or checking back later.”

Update 7 (September 17, 2021)

Funimation users are storming Twitter with complaints that the service is still down and not working. The website is under maintenance and has been that way for a while now.

Hence, we expect it to be up and running sooner rather than later.

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