News Funimation Adds Heroic Age Anime
posted on 2008-06-30 15:29 EDT
The North American distributor Funimation has announced that it has licensed the Heroic Age television anime series from the Japanese media company Kodansha. Tow Ubukata (Fafner, Le Chevalier d'Eon, Mardock Scramble) created this science-fiction story about the struggle of the Iron Tribe — humanity — against the technologically advanced Silver Tribe that has ruled space ever since the ancient Gold Tribe disappeared. A man named Age (Hiroshi Yazaki) and princess named Deianeira (Yui Ishikawa) are the answers to Gold Tribe's prophecies that bind all the races.
Funimation is streaming a trailer of the anime on a new official English website. Fafner producer Takashi Noto and Fafner episode director Toshimasa Suzuki oversaw the animators at XEBEC on this 26-episode series last year. Funimation plans to release the series on DVD in 2009.
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