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Katsucon 2012: FUNimation Announces Two New Licenses

FUNimation has announced the acquisition of two new licenses.

“Sengoku Basara: The Last Party” movie. Christopher Bevins will be directing. The license includes the full broadcast, home entertainment, mobile and streaming rights to the movie.

“Level E” from the creator as “Yu Yu Hakusho”. The license includes the full broadcast, home entertainment and streaming rights, but not mobile rights.

Press releases follow…

Flower Mound, TX – February 18, 2012 – FUNimation Entertainment announced today at Katsucon that it has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, mobile, and streaming rights to the anime movie, Sengoku BASARA – Samurai Kings: The Movie! FUNimation plans to release the movie on home video in the 4th quarter of 2012.

Movie synopsis:
Toyotomi Hideyoshi is defeated, but feudal Japan isn’t safe yet. The fallen villain’s most loyal and lethal minion – Ishida Mitsunari – is obsessed with carrying on Toyotomi’s legacy of violence in the name of vengeance. Ishida brutally cuts a bloody path across the countryside, even as Tokugawa Ieyasu attempts to rally Date Masamune, Sanada Yukimura, and the nation’s other warlords toward an era of harmony. Unfortunately, for peace to finally be achieved, the fires of war must be unleashed once more. With Japan’s fate hanging in the balance, one of the most epic, over-the-top battles in history begins in Sengoku BASARA – Samurai Kings: The Movie!

Additional information may be found at: http://www.funimation.com/sengoku-basara-samurai-kings

Flower Mound, TX – February 18, 2012 – FUNimation Entertainment announced today at Katsucon that it has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, and streaming rights to the complete anime series, Level E. The series was created by Yoshihiro Togashi, best known for writing and illustrating the Yu Yu Hakusho and Hunter × Hunter series. Studio Pierrot and David Production co-produced the project directed by Toshiyuki Kato.

Full episodes will begin streaming on www.funimation.com in March of 2012.

Series synopsis:
Currently, there are several hundred species of aliens on Earth, and humans are completely oblivious to their existence! One day an amnesic alien prince crash lands on the planet, and all hell breaks loose! Now the universe’s greatest mind, with the worst personality, has become Earth’s biggest royal pain.
Additional information may be found at: http://www.funimation.com/level-e

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