Funimation Adds Sankarea Zombie Comedy Anime
posted on 2012-04-06 15:52 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Funimation announced at its panel at Sakura-Con on Friday that it has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, mobile, streaming, and simulcast rights to the television anime series Sankarea. Funimation added that the series will stream on its website and the Nico Nico website this spring. The series adapts Mitsuru Hattori's Sankarea zombie comedy manga.
The story of the original manga revolves around Chihiro Furuya, a high school freshman who is obsessed with zombies. Even his dream is to "kiss a zombie girl." Through an unexpected set of circumstances, Chihiro gets to know a pretty girl named Rea Sanka, and together, they try to revive Chihiro's pet cat Baabu who died in an accident. Chihiro discovers that Rea wants to get away from her many responsibilities by becoming a zombie herself. The rock band nano.RIPE (Hana-Saku Iroha) is singing the show's opening theme song "Esoragoto."
The anime premiered in Japan on April 5.
Funimation also revealed that its previously-announced mobile app is available now. The app, which was created with Phunware, is available exclusively on the iTunes App Store and Google Play, and will allow users to watch more than 250 anime series and films.
Update: Press release links added.
Image © Mitsuru Hattori ・ Kodanasha / Sankarea Production Committee
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