Friday, March 05, 2010

Funimation Picks Up Two New Licenses!

FUNimation has picked up the rights to two anime series from Media Factory: Baka to Test to Shokanju (Baka and Test Summon the Beasts), and Dance in the Vampire Bund.

These are series currently being released in Japan, and Funi will be streaming these episodes each week (subtitled only) shortly after each one is released in Japan, and it will be several months before these titles are available on DVD or BD in English.

Baka and Test Summon the Beasts (Baka to Test to Shōkanjū)
Advanced placement into a school of higher grade proof-reading is determined by the results of the Promotion Test strictly for class type. Ranging from A class with the best facilities anyone can offer all the way down to F Class which is composed of low dining tables, rotten tatami mats and other worn out facilities. Students can change classes by competing using the Examination Summons Battle system or ESB. Students summon characters with their equivalent test mark scores and use them to compete with other classes.

Dance in the Vampire Bund
Mina Tepes, the Princess of the ancient covenant & ruler of all vampires, wants her race to stop hiding from the humans. Using her vast wealth, she has paid off Japan's entire national debt &, by doing so, gained the right to create an own district off Japan's coast that is to become the future heaven to vampires worldwide. But when she finally attempts to make public the existence of vampires to the world some politicians, terrorists & rival factions are plotting to assassinate Mina before she has a chance to get Japan's & International recognition for the Vampire Bund. Now she must rely on her strengh, cruelty and those closest to her, while trying to make a normal life.

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