Funimation Adds Home Video Rights for Noragami, Danganronpa, Buddy Complex, Daimidaler, Terror in Resonance, Maken-Ki! Two, Wixoss
posted on by Karen Ressler
Funimation Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the home video rights for Noragami, Danganronpa, Buddy Complex, Daimidaler: Prince VS. Penguin Empire, Terror in Resonance, Maken-Ki! Two, selector infected WIXOSS, and selector spread WIXOSS.
Noragami is slated for release on DVD and Blu-ray in Summer 2015. Funimation streamed the series based on Adachitoka's manga as it aired in Japan beginning this past January, and describes the story:
Yato may just be a minor god now, but he's determined to make it big and he's got a plan. Unfortunately, things just don't seem to be going his way. He doesn't have a single shrine dedicated to him, his partner has just quit, and now he's got to find a new divine weapon. Just when things look bleak, he meets a girl named Hiyori and changes her life forever.
Danganronpa will ship on DVD and Blu-ray in 2015. Funimation streamed the series based on Spike Chunsoft's PlayStation Portable/PlayStation Vita game as it aired in Japan in Summer 2013, and describes the story:
Hope's Peak Academy is an exclusive private school that only accepts the best of the best. Graduates of this elite – yet enigmatic – institution have the world at their fingertips, but getting a cap and gown is easier said than done. The hallowed halls are ruled by the sadistic administrator Monobear, who declares that the only way to pass the class is by sending a fellow student home in a body bag. If you can get away with murder, you'll get your diploma. But if you're caught red handed, you'll find yourself on the receiving end of a deadly detention slip!
Buddy Complex is slated for release on DVD and Blu-ray, but no release window has been announced. Funimation streamed the original anime series as it aired in Japan beginning this past January, and describes the story:
When a giant robot suddenly attacks the city, a high-school student named Aoba is saved by a classmate who's piloting her own mecha. After accepting an offer to join the alliance she's is a part of, Aoba is thrust into the middle of high-flying robot warfare in this new series from the studio that brought you Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, and Escaflowne!
Funimation also streamed the two-part conclusion special.
Daimidaler: Prince VS. Penguin Empire will ship on DVD and Blu-ray in 2015. Funimation streamed the series based on Asaki Nakama's manga as it aired in Japan this past spring, and describes the story:
From the crew that brought you High School DxD comes the timeless story of strange alien invaders known as the Penguin Empire, giant robots, henchmen running around in skintight animal costumes, and Earth's only hope at survival: an easily excited teenage boy with a mysterious power fueled by oversized boobs.
Terror in Resonance is slated for release on DVD and Blu-rayin fall 2015. Funimation streamed the original anime series as it aired in Japan beginning this past summer, and describes the story:
Legendary director Shinichiro Watanabe and famed composer Yoko Kanno are back with a suspense-filled intellectual thriller!
In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to stop the paranoia spreading across the population.
While the world searches for a criminal mastermind to blame for this tragedy, two mysterious children – children who shouldn't even exist – masterfully carry out their heinous plan. Cursed to walk through this world with the names Nine and Twelve, the two combine to form “Sphinx,” a clandestine entity determine to wake the people from their slumber – and pull the trigger on this world.
Maken-ki! Two will ship on DVD and Blu-ray in spring 2015. Funimation streamed the second series based on Hiromitsu Takeda's manga as it aired in Japan this past winter, and describes the story:
The busty babes of Maken-ki! are back in a follow-up to the hit first season! When Takeru enrolls in Tenbi Academy, he discovers that he has a magical power called “Maken.” The hornball might end up a great fighter—if he can keep from being distracted by all the gorgeous girls running around his new school.
Funimation released the first television series on DVD and Blu-ray in 2013.
selector infected WIXOSS will ship on Blu-ray and DVD in 2015, and Funimation will announce release details for its sequel selector spread WIXOSS at a later date. Funimation streamed the first season as it aired last spring and the second season as it aired.
In the popular game WIXOSS, there are special cards called LRIGs that few players know about—cards that possess personalities and wills of their own. Ruko is a teenage girl who just found one of these rare cards. Now, she can use her LRIG to battle in a strange, dark plane of existence. If she wins, her wishes will be granted—but what happens if she loses?
Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip.