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FUNimation Acquires Nabari No Ou

By Chris Beveridge     December 24, 2008


Nabari No Ou
© YUHKI KAMATANI/SQUARE ENIX,NABARI PROJECT

FUNimation has announced their latest acqusition by opening the Nabari No Ou Official Site tonight. The series is based on the manga by Yuhki Kamatani which is still ongoing in Japan and has been picked up for license in the US by Yen Press and is scheduled for a May 2009 debut. FUNimation's release of the 26 episode anime adaptation will begin in 2009 as well though no specific month or quarter has been listed yet.

Miharu Rokujo is content to live an introverted, apathetic life, but destiny has other plans for him. Trapped inside this young boy lurks the powerful secrets of the Shinra Banshou – a ninja art powerful enough to control the world. Forced to join the school’s Nindo Club for his own safety, Miharu is introduced to covert members of the hidden ninja world Nabari. If the boy is to survive, he must rely on Kumohira, the club’s advisor, who vows to discover a method for removing the clandestine powers that could one day make Miharu the Ruler of Nabari.

Update:

FUNimation has sent out the following press release regarding the acquisition:

FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the U.S. home entertainment, broadcast  and digital rights  to the 26-episode ninja action anime series Nabari No Ou from  D. Rights Inc.  

The shonen drama is based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Yuhki Kamatani and directed by  Kunihisa Sugishima (Speed Grapher, Yu-Gi-Oh!). 

About Nabari No Ou      
Miharu Rokujo is content to live an introverted, apathetic life, but destiny has other plans for him. Trapped inside this young boy lurks the powerful secrets of the Shinra Banshou – a ninja art powerful enough to control the world.  Forced to join the school’s Nindo Club for his own safety, Miharu is introduced to covert members of the hidden ninja world Nabari. If the boy is to survive, he must rely on Kumohira, the club’s advisor, who vows to discover a method for removing the clandestine powers that could one day make Miharu the Ruler of Nabari.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the complete series on DVD in two 13 episode half-season sets in 2009

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