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Funimation Confirms Shiki on DVD, Blu-ray in Spring 2012 (Updated)

posted on 2011-03-30 20:57 EDT
Anime of horror novels by Fuyumi Ono (Twelve Kingdoms, Ghost Hunt)

North American anime distributor Funimation has confirmed with ANN that it plans to release the TV anime Shiki on both DVD and Blu-ray in spring of 2012. This information was revealed by an official Shiki website built on Funimation's domain, although the website is not currently active. The site does not list a specific release date or suggested retail price for either format.

Shiki originated as a series of horror novels written by Fuyumi Ono (Twelve Kingdoms, Ghost Hunt). In 2007, artist Ryu Fujisaki (Hoshin Engi, Soul Hunter) announced that he would adapt the novels into a manga, which would then be adapted into a TV anime for Fuji TV's prominent Noitamina late-night content block. Funimation announced at Anime Expo 2010 that it had acquired the streaming rights to the series and would simulcast the 22-episode series on its video site as part of its agreement to simulcast Noitamina shows.

This is the first instance of Funimation announcing a physical release for one of its Noitamina simulcasts.

Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip.

Update: Date corrected. Thanks, Beized.


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