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Funimation Entertainment Acquires “The Sacred Blacksmith” from Media Factory

Flower Mound, Texas (January 08, 2010) - FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, broadcast, merchandise, and digital rights to the 12 episode action anime series “The Sacred Blacksmith” from Media Factory.

Based on the popular Japanese light novel series by Isao Miura, the anime is directed by super star director Masamitsu Hidaka (“Pokémon” series and movies, “Linebarrels of Iron”).

About The Sacred Blacksmith
Cecily Campbell is making her family proud. She is taking up the family business by becoming the newest Knight Guard of the Independent Trade City of Housman. The only problem is that she is not very good at her new job. Fortunately for her, Luke, The Sacred Blacksmith, is on her side. Luke has the power to forge powerful swords capable of defeating the demons that plague the land.

For more information about the series, please visit http://www.funimation.com/sacredblacksmith.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the entire series on DVD in one set in Fall 2010.

About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is the leading company for Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation is known for acquiring top-rated anime series from Japan and for being the market share leader for home video sales of anime in the United States. The company has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution.

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