February already has one celebration for anime, and shortly after that there’s another. More commonly known as MadFest, Madman’s Anime Festival is back – and it’ll be hitting Sydney first in early March.
The Australian-based anime and niche movie distributor Madman is being merged into Sony’s Funimation division as part of a new joint venture, according to a report on Wednesday morning.
Madman’s anime streaming service, AnimeLab, has been chugging along nicely for a while now, and is now making its prophesised switch to a premium service. But while you’ll have to pay for the finer features, there’s still a lot up for grabs for free.