Funimation Announces Acquisition of Strain

May 15th 2008

FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry from Happinet

Flower Mound, TX – May 15 , 2008 – FUNimation® Entertainment today officially announces that it has acquired DVD , digital and broadcast rights to the 13-episode sci-fi anime series Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry from Happinet.

Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry is the first Mecha driven science fiction tale influenced by the works of Frances Hodgson Burnett (most notably, “A Little Princess” and also “Little Lord Fauntleroy” and “The Secret Garden”). The anime was directed by Tetsuya Watanabe (Rumbling Hearts) and produced by Studio Fantasia.

About Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry

A young cadet named Sara yearns to follow her brother Ralph to the stars, but in the midst of intergalactic war, betrayal intervenes to alter her fate. Sara loses everything when the enemy unleashes a surprise assault on her school, her friends and fellow cadets massacred along with her dreams. The leader of the enemy forces is no faceless villain… her brother commands the opposition. As the mystery of an ancient alien race surfaces and factions of humanity stand against one another, Sara changes her name and re-enlists. Her new mission: Confront Ralph to discover his true motives and, if necessary, put an end to his treasonous ways.

FUNimation Entertainment will release all 13 episodes of Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry in one complete DVD release in Spring 2009.


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