FUNimation Entertainment to distribute Geneon Entertainment's Gungrave

Flower Mound, TX -- December 30, 2008 -- FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it will be distributing the 26-episode action adventure anime series Gungrave held by Geneon Entertainment.

The supernatural anime series was created by Yasuhiro Nightow, creator of the popular Tri Gun series, and based on the Playstation 2 videogame. The series was produced by Madhouse Studios and aired in the U.S. on G4TV's "Anime Unleashed".

About Gungrave
Brandon Heat is living a quiet life -- until he meets Maria. After the brutal murder of his friends and Maria's father, Brandon is on the run together with the only friend he has left; Harry McDowell. When he finds out Maria has been taken by Millennion, the largest mafia syndicate in town, he and Harry decide to join the syndicate. He goes through many hardships but he is willing to risk everything as long as he can be close to Maria.

FUNimation will release the complete 26 episode series in 2009.

Gungrave is the latest addition to the list of select titles that are part of an exclusive distribution agreement signed between FUNimation and Geneon earlier this year. Under the terms of the agreement, FUNimation Entertainment obtained the exclusive rights to the manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution of established Geneon titles, including international successes "Ergo Proxy", "Hellsing Ultimate" and "Black Lagoon"

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