Submitted by Rojas on June 22, 2011 - 2:24pm
Project Marks 20th Anniversary of GONZO and New Chapter in Hit Anime Series
Flower Mound, Texas (June 22, 2011) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced it has acquired the U.S. internet streaming and home video rights to the action adventure fantasy anime series “LASTEXILE - Fam, The Silver Wing - ” (also known as “Rasuto Eguzairu - Ginyoku no Famu”) from the legendary studio GONZO, the production team behind the “LASTEXILE” saga.
“LASTEXILE” is a Japanese animated television series created by GONZO which aired on TV Tokyo in 2003. This new “LASTEXILE” brings back director Koichi Chigira, character designer Range Murata, production designer Makoto Kobayashi but will be a new story with new main characters and production designs.
Music will again be done by Hitomi Kuroishi.
U.S. anime fans will be able to see the world premiere of the first episode of “LASTEXILE -Fam, The Silver Wing -” at this year’s Anime Expo in Los Angeles, July 1-4.
About GONZO K.K.
GONZO K.K. is a Tokyo-based media company founded in September 1992. Through its Emmy-winning production company, GONZO produces innovative content for both domestic and international markets. Also an experienced media rights manager, GONZO usually controls licensing, merchandising, and international distribution rights to the content it produces. For additional information, please visit http://www.gonzo.co.jp (Japanese only).
About FUNimation® Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit http;//www.funimation.com.