Aug 24 2009

FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Eden of the East from Fuji Creative

Published by at 9:34 am under Anime,Press Release

Flower Mound, TX – July 18, 2009 – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, broadcast, digital and merchandise rights to the anime series “Eden of the East” (known in Japan as “Higashi no Eden”) from Fuji Creative Corporation.

The 11 episode original animated series is written and directed by acclaimed director Kenji Kamiyama (“Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”, “Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit”) and produced by Production I.G.

In addition, celebrated manga artist Chica Umino (Honey and Clover) was brought onto the production to create the original character design.

“Eden of the East” premiered in April on Japan’s Fuji Television as part of its Noitamina block. Now the series is the basis of two theatrical films with the first EDEN OF THE EAST THE MOVIE 1: THE KING OF EDEN expected to open in Japan in November.

About Eden of the East
The date is November 22, 2010 and ten missiles strike uninhabited areas of Japan. Fortunately, the event claimed no victims and this apparent terrorist act becomes known as “Careless Monday” and is quickly forgotten by most people. Three months later, a young Japanese woman named Saki Morimi is visiting Washington, DC when she gets into trouble. A mysterious Japanese man, who introduces himself as Akira Takizawa, comes to her aid. The man appears to have no memory and is completely naked, carrying only a gun and a cell phone charged with 8.2 billion yen in digital money.

Who is Akira Takizawa?
What are the secrets behind his extraordinary mobile phone?
What was lost within his vanished memory?

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series on DVD in 2010.

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