News Funimation Planning Future Diary Blu-ray Release
posted on 2015-01-16 12:05 EST by Lynzee Loveridge
Funimation's senior marketing manager Adam Sheehan and senior manager of social strategy and development Justin Rojas announced on ANNCast on Friday that the company will release The Future Diary (Mirai Nikki) on Blu-ray Disc in North America this summer. Funimation previously released this anime of Sakae Esuno's manga with a dub on DVD in 2013.
Funimation describes the story:
Reality quickly unravels for antisocial Yukiteru when Deus Ex Machina calls him into a death match to determine the new god of space and time. Each mentally scarred player possesses a prophetic device tuned to his or her personality disorder, giving them control over their future... and the fate of their opponents. It's their strongest weapon - and their greatest weakness.
Within hours of abusing his digital diary's predictions, Yukiteru is cornered by a crazed classmate. Yuno - who is obsessively stalking him with her own psychic cell phone - is cute, sharp, and great with an ax. Still, her psychosis hides a vile secret. As a serial killer, a cult priestess, and a volatile escape artist take a stab at eliminating the teens, Yuki can cheat death under Yuno's maniacal protection or - DEAD END.
Naoto Hosoda (Shuffle!, Koe de Oshigoto!) directed the anime at the anime studio asread. Katsuhiko Takayama (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, Cat Planet Cuties) supervised the series scripts, and Hidetsugu Hirayama (Shuffle!, Shuffle! Memories) designed the characters with Ruriko Watanabe.
Funimation also announced it plans to continue its simul-dubbing initiative this season, but did not announce which series it will dub.