Otakon 2013: Numerous Sunrise Anime Licensed by FUNimation, Sentai Filmworks (Updated)
During studio Sunrise’s industry panel at Otakon 2013 Saturday afternoon, the studio’s Masayuki Ozaki announced that many Sunrise anime previously distributed by the now-defunct Bandai Entertainment have been picked up for home video release by anime distributors FUNimation Entertainment and Sentai Filmworks.
Ozaki confirmed that the following animation from Sunrise would be released by Sentai Filmworks: Argentosoma, Betterman, Brain Powered, Infinite Ryvius, Overman King Gainer, Sacred Seven, Scryed, both seasons of The Big O, The Girl Who Leapt Through Space, Zegapain, and Z-Mind.
From FUNimation, Ozaki confirmed the anime titles Witch Hunter Robin, Crest of the Stars and its sequel anime Banner of the Stars, Tales of the Abyss, Angel Links and both seasons of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.
Additionally, FUNimation has the rights to distribute the spin-off Code Geass OVA series Akito the Exiled.The first episode has been released in Japan, with the second due on September 14th, 2013. FUNimation will reportedly distribute an import release for Akito the Exiled, similar to what it is doing for the sci-fi OVA Ghost in the Shell: Arise. Further details are said to be forthcoming at FUNimation’s industry panel here today.
UPDATE: At its industry panel, FUNimation confirmed licenses for additional Sunrise anime: Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, The Vision of Escaflowne and its theatrical film A Girl In Gaea, My-Hime, My Otome and its sequel OVA My-Otome Zwei and prequel My-Otome 0~S.ifr~.
Correction: This article previously included erroneous references to Shin Sasaki. Only Masayuki Ozaki was physically present for this panel. I regret the error.