Aria the Scarlet Ammo Gets FUNimation Simulcast (

By:Chris Beveridge
Date: Monday, April 25, 2011

FUNimation Entertainment announced at Anime Boston that they are partnering with Media Factory, Inc. for the exclusive U.S. online simulcast of the action comedy series "Aria the Scarlet Ammo."

The first two episodes will be available at starting Tuesday, April 26 at 10:00 am CST, following its Japanese broadcast debut on TBS. Each week a new episode will be added to the site in addition to third-party streaming partners.

Takashi Watanabe ("Freezing," "Ikki Tousen," "Slayers" franchise) directs this anime adaptation of Chūgaku Akamatsu's light novel series about a special school where the teenaged students are trained to use weapons and become mercenaries. Kinji Tooyama is a second-year-student who has a special ability, but he keeps it a secret to maintain an ordinary, peaceful life. Unfortunately, this ability is beyond his control - especially around girls. This becomes clear one day when he is targeted in a bombing and he meets H. Aria Kanzaki, a fiery transfer student who wants to recruit him as her partner.