Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Funimation to Re-Release Chobits / Gets Higashi no Eden & Others

Funimation announced at their panel at Anime Boston that they have obtained the rights to Higashi no Eden (Eden of the East) TV & Films and also the second season of Spice and Wolf, plus they will be re-releasing Chobits which has been off the market since Geneon went under in 2007.

Scheduling for Spice and Wolf II has not yet been determined. Chobits and the Eden of The East films are slated for BD and DVD releases in 2011.

Eden of the East TV Series
On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon forgotten by almost everyone. Then, 3 months later... Saki Morimi is a young woman currently in the United States of America on her graduation trip. But just when she is in front of the White House, Washington DC, she gets into trouble, and only the unexpected intervention of one of her fellow countrymen saves her. However, this man, who introduces himself as Akira Takizawa, is a complete mystery. He appears to have lost his memory. and he is stark naked, except for the gun he holds in one hand, and the mobile phone he's holding with the other hand. A phone that is charged with 8,200,000,000 yen in digital cash.

Eden of The East Films
The story continues where it left off from the Eden of the East TV series, and brings Morimi Saki back to the USA in order to find Takizawa Akira. The other Selecao however are actively moving to take part in the game, and a few in particular are making dangerous moves in order to eliminate Takizawa or move towards their picture of a better Japan.

Spice and Wolf II
Continuing where the first series left off, it follows Kraft Lawrence a experienced traveling merchant and his sharp tongued wolf god companion Holo on their journey to return to Holo's home to the north called Yoitsu. A tender relationship has blossomed between the characters, as they make deals, travel between cities, encounter religious fanatics or vice versa and mostly just do what a traveling merchant has to do to get by.

1 comment:

tenkenX6 said...

Ah yes, Chobits re-licensed and on blu-ray. This is very good news. I will definitely get the blu-ray box set when it comes out next year.