Monday, August 2, 2010

Funimation announces rights to three films

Just a brief update, but exciting news nonetheless. Funimation has announced that they have acquired the rights to Evangelion 2.22, the DVD release version of Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance. Rebuild 2.0 is, in my opinion, easily the best of the Evangelion films released thus far and I can't wait to add it to my collection. As for the actual release date, nothing has been specified other than the fact that it will be a 2011 release. This isn't terribly surprising news, since Funimation put a lot of focus on Axis Powers: Hetalia as their major Fall 2010 release. Considering how things like this tend to work out, I'd wager Rebuild 2.22 will hit US store shelves around late Spring or early Summer 2011.

Speaking of Axis Powers: Hetalia, season two has been confirmed for an October 12 release, following approximately one month after the US release of season one. Funimation has subsequently acquired the rights to dub and distribute the Axis Powers: Hetalia film Paint it White. No news yet on Hetalia World Series, but as the third season is still running in Japan at present I imagine Paint it White is Funimation's way of tiding fans over until then.

Finally, the film Summer Wars has also been acquired by Funimation. I have heard very positive things about this film, though I must admit I know rather little about the plot at present. Summer Wars is from the same team behind The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Madhouse Studios, responsible for the animation and production on works such as Paranoia Agent, Paprika, and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust.

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