Funimation Licenses Pretear Anime Series
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Funimation Entertainment announced on Thursday that it licensed the broadcast, home entertainment, merchandising, and streaming rights to the 13-episode Pretear television anime series.
The 2001 magical girl television series revolves around a 16-year-old girl named Himeno who finds out she is the Pretear, a girl who has the power to merge with and control the nature of the elemental-oriented powers from the seven men called the Leafe Knights. Together, Himeno and the Leafe Knights must stop the evil Princess of Disaster. Junichi Sato (Tamayura, Kaleido Star) acted as chief director for the series, and Kiyoko Sayama (Brave10, Skip Beat!) directed the series.
ADV Films previously released the series bilingual DVD. Funimation's announcement did not mention if its release will include the English dub track included on those DVDs.
Kaori Naruse adapted the series into a four-volume manga that ADV Manga released in 2004-2005.
Update: Background information added
Image © Junichi Sato•Kaori Naruse/Project PRETEAR
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