News FUNimation Licenses Nabari no Ou Ninja Anime
posted on 2008-12-25 00:50 EST
The North American distributor FUNimation Entertainment has announced on Thursday that it licensed J.C. Staff and d-rights' anime adaptation of Yuhki Kamatani's Nabari no Ou ninja manga. Director Kunihisa Sugishima (Speed Grapher, Yu-Gi-Oh!) premiered the anime on Japanese television in April, and its 26-episode run ended just this past September.
The story revolves around Miharu Rokujō, a seemingly ordinary middle school boy whose body possesses an "Omnipotent" (Shinra Banshō) power from a hidden ninja world. Miharu discovers that he is being protected by two Banten ninja — who happen to be his English teacher Kumohira Tobari Durandal and his classmate Kōichi Aizawa. A 14-year-old female samurai named Raimei Shimizu is also watching his back. Meanwhile, the Iga Gray Wolf Pack is hunting Miharu down for his power.
Square Enix released the 10th volume of the original manga in Japan this month, while Yen Press publishes the manga in the United States. This anime is the first series that Funimation has announced this week that was not released in North America before.
Image © Yuhki Kamatani/Square Enix, Nabari no Ō Project
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