Submitted by Sophie on May 3, 2010 - 3:02pm
Launch titles immediately available on the iTunes store
March 23, 2010 – Flower Mound Texas – The wait is over for Canadian anime fans as they can now purchase and download top rated FUNimation series through the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store. FUNimation Entertainment announced today it will offer select titles on the iTunes Store in Canada (www.iTunes.com).
Hit shows including “Afro Samurai” and “Fullmetal Alchemist” are initially available through the iTunes store in Canada with more titles expected to be added soon. Fans can visit www.iTunes.ca/Funimation for a complete listing of series and episodes.
Launch FUNimation anime series available for purchase and download immediately on iTunes in Canada include:
He’s a man of legend with an ice cold soul and a jones for revenge: Afro Samurai. As a kid, he saw his father slaughtered. Now a man, Afro journeys to the mountain where destiny waits on high. The perpetrators must atone – and they’re gonna get what they deserve. One brother. One purpose. One thousand deaths. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, with music by RZA.
“Afro Samurai: Resurrection”
Afro Samurai found peace after avenging his father. But the master is forced back into the game by Sio, a beautiful and deadly woman from his past who won’t quit until Afro is schooled in the brutal lessons he dealt those who stood in his way. The cycle of bloodshed spinning around the Number One Headband must roll on. Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Lucy Liu. Featuring new beats from the RZA. www.afrosamurai.com
Innocence and flesh were sacrificed when two young brothers ignored the laws of Alchemy in an attempt to resurrect their mother. Now, in an era of war and corruption, State Alchemist Edward Elric and his brother Alphonse desperately search for the Philosopher’s Stone. The legendary artifact is their last hope to restore what was lost – or it could be their undoing.
“Ouran High School Host Club”
You’ll fall for the boys in the Ouran Host Club: Tamaki’s truly romantic. Kaoru and Hikaru offer displays of brotherly love. You’ll adore brainy Kyoya, innocent Honey, and manly Mori. Oh, and don’t forget Haruhi. He knows what girls want – of course, it’s because he’s a girl too! The Hosts must do their best to hide her secret, but Haruhi’s having a blast turning their perfect world upside down. www.funimation.com/Ouran
Mugen is a ferocious, animalistic warrior with a fighting style inspired by break-dancing. Jin is a ronin samurai who wanders the countryside alone. They may not be friends, but their paths continually cross.
About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation is known for acquiring top-rated anime series from Japan and for developing some of North America's most popular anime series.
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