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Funimation Announces Acquisition of Gunslinger Girl Il Teatrino

FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino from

Marvelous Entertainment Inc.

Flower Mound, TX – May 14, 2008 – FUNimation® Entertainment today officially announces that it has acquired DVD and broadcast rights to the 13-episode action drama anime series Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino from Marvelous Entertainment Inc.

Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino is the sequel to the Gunslinger Girl series currently distributed by FUNimation. The Gunslinger Girl storyline is adapted from the manga Gunslinger Girl by Yu Aida. The anime was directed by Rei Mano (Ghost Hunt, among others) and produced by Artland (Mushi-Shi).

About Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino

When the Social Welfare Agency investigates the disappearance of an operative, their inquiry leads them right into the lair of their rival, the Five Republics. The assassin Triela infiltrates the hostile organization, but her search is cut short when she finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun.

FUNimation Entertainment will release all 13 episodes of Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino in one complete DVD release in 2009.

Stay tuned to www.funimation.com tomorrow for another announcement!

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