News Funimation Adds Excel Saga, Noir, Bubblegum Crisis 2040
posted on 2010-11-03 16:59 EDT
Funimation has confirmed with ANN that it has acquired the license to the 1999 television anime adaptation of Koushi Rikudou's manga Excel Saga from Flying Dog. The company says that it has also acquired two other former ADV Films licenses: Noir and Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040. All three titles will be released in North America in 2011.
A listing for Excel Saga: The Complete Series is currently listed on retailer Amazon.com with a suggested retail price of US$49.98 and a release date of March 29, 2011.
The anime adaptation of Excel Saga was directed by Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe, and it spawned a 2001 original video anime (OVA) spinoff Puni Puni Poemy. Viz Media has the license to Rikudou's original manga, and has released up to volume 21; there are 25 volumes of the ongoing manga out in Japan.
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