FUNimation Entertainment Announces Acquisition of Toriko

Oct 14th 2012
Flower Mound, TX –October 14, 2012- FUNimation Entertainment announced today at New York Comic-Con that it has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, video on demand and theatrical rights to Toriko, the next great anime adventure from Toei Animation Inc. , the legendary force behind Dragon Ball Z and One Piece!

Series synopsis:

Welcome to the Gourmet Age, a time when the world is full of deliciously deadly ingredients that the wealthiest appetites in existence can't wait to devour. But only a mighty masticating mercenary like Toriko can track down the rarest animals on the planet and put them on a plate! This gluttonous gourmet hunter is one of the four Legendary Kings, superhuman warriors born to battle the likes of Troll Kongs, Gararagators, and Devil Pythons! Accompanied by his loyal Battle Wolf and the promising young chef Komatsu, Toriko will circle the globe in search of the mouth-wateringly lethal ingredients that will one day make up his Full Course Menu of Life! The more ferocious the beast – the bigger the feast, but never forget the code of a true gourmet hunter: You gotta eat what you defeat!

The first dual-language DVD set is scheduled to release January 8, 2013. Subsequent volumes will release on DVD throughout 2013 from Funimation.

Rating is TV-14

New simulcast episodes are available starting on Wednesdays on www.funimation.com as well as other online streaming partners.

Additional information may be found at: www.funimation.com/toriko


About Toei Animation Co., Ltd.

With headquarters in Tokyo and sales offices in Paris, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Toei Animation (Jasdaq: 4816) ranks amongst the world's most prolific animation production studios. Toei Animation's operations include animation development and production, and worldwide marketing and program licensing. Since its founding in 1956, Toei Animation has produced more than 10,000 episodes of TV series (more than 200 titles) and more than 200 long feature films as of January, 2010.

About Toei Animation Inc.

Toei Animation Inc. (TAI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toei Animation Co., Ltd. established in Los Angeles in 2004, looks forward to spreading the world-renowned Japanese animation studio's extensive library and pursuing co-production projects in North and Latin America and other English-speaking territories worldwide. The main business operations of TAI include film licensing in all media and digital platforms, merchandise licensing and co-productions with local establishments.


About FUNimation® Entertainment :

FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading anime company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. They manage a full spectrum of rights for most of their brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com.

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