Funimation Licenses Aquarion EVOL TV Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sequel series set 12,000 years after Shoji Kawamori's combining robot series

The anime studio Satelight revealed at its panel at Otakon on Saturday that the North American anime distributor Funimation Entertainment has licensed the Aquarion EVOL television anime series for streaming. ANN has confirmed this news with Funimation.

Aquarion EVOL is the latest television anime series in Shoji Kawamori and Satelight's Aquarion robot anime franchise.

Original creator Shoji Kawamori (Macross, Escaflowne) served as the chief director for the series, and Yusuke Yamamoto (B Gata H Kei, Welcome to the NHK) directed the series. Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) again produced the theme song. Chinatsu Kurahana (Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000%) and Kana Ishida drew the original character designs that Ishida and Hirotaka Marufuji (Armored Core: Fort Tower Song) then adapted for anime. Mari Okada (Black Butler, Wandering Son) is in charge of the scripts, and Satelight again produced the animation along with 8-Bit.

The story of Aquarion Evol takes place 12,000 years after the first Aquarion television series at a city modeled after Hong Kong. A new cast of characters, piloting a new Aquarion robot, fights enemies from another dimension.

The 26-episode series aired from January to June this year.

Update: Streaming-only information added.


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