Friday April 22, 2011 at 10:03 am by Rojas
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires the Fantasy Action Adventure Series Fairy Tail
Flower Mound, TX (April x, 2011) - FUNimation(R) Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, broadcast, digital, mobile and merchandise rights for the first 48 episodes of the magical anime series “Fairy Tail” from KODANSHA LTD.
Based on the manga of the same name by Hiro Mashima originally serialized in the weekly Shonen Magazine published by KODANSHA LTD., the ongoing series is produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight and directed by Shinji Ishihara.
The series follows the adventures of Lucy Heartfilia, a young girl who wants desperately to be a full-fledged mage. She runs away from home and towards the land of Fiore to join the most prestigious of all mage guilds in the world: the Fairy Tail Guild. Along the way, she meets Natsu Dragneel, a quirky teenage boy and practicitioner of the ancient Dragon Slayer magic. With his best friend, Happy the cat, beside him, Natsu is looking for his foster parent, a dragon named Igneel. They become a team and take on odd jobs for fame and profit. Epic adventures await!
FUNimation has begun production on the U.S. release and its English dub featuring actor Todd Haberkorn as Natsu. Tyler Walker is ADR Director.
The anime studio will release the complete series on DVD and Blu-ray later this year.
For more information about the series, please visit http://beta.funimation.com/aria-the-scarlet-ammo.
FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES THE TREASURE HUNTER
Flower Mound, Texas (April 22, 2010) - FUNimation® Entertainment today announced it has acquired home entertainment, digital and merchandising rights to the live action film THE TREASURE HUNTER from Eleven Arts Entertainment.
Starring Jay Chou (GREEN HORNET) and supermodel Lin Chi-ling, THE TREASURE HUNTER (also known as CI LING) is directed by Kevin Chu (KUNG FU DUNK). The chinese blockbuster opened in Asia in late 2009 and set box office records its first week of release.
In the northwest desert, there is rumour of a buried treasure of unbelievable riches. A group of mysterious guardians have kept the map to the location of the treasure safe, until a fierce rivalry erupts. A notorious international crime group is after the map but before they manage to take it the keeper passes the map to a young man: Ciao Fei (Jay Chou). Ciao Fei is forced to give up the map to save the live of his mentor's daughter Lan Ting (Lin Chi Ling). Teaming up with a famous archaeologist, they all embark on a dangerous journey to recover the map and fight to protect the ancient treasure.
The dusty landscape of THE TREASURE HUNTER is captured by renowned cinematographer Xiao-Ding Zhao (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS).
FUNimation Entertainment will release the film on DVD and Blu-ray in the fall of this year.