FUNimationand Geneon Sign Exclusive Distribution Agreement for USA
Reported by Jay Cochran - 03:28 PM on July 03, 2008
FUNimation Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Navarre Corporation, and Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc., a leading producer of Japanese animation, announced today their partnership to distribute select DVD titles in North America.
Under the terms of the agreement, FUNimation Entertainment obtains the exclusive rights to the manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution of established Geneon titles, including international successes "Ergo Proxy," "Hellsing Ultimate" and "Black Lagoon."
Among the first titles to be released includes the special edition of "Hellsing Ultimate," directed by Tomokazu Tokoro and produced by Satelight ("Aquarion" and "Baldr Force EXE Resolution.")
Follow up releases include "Black Lagoon Second Barrage," "Karin," "Kyo Kara Maoh Season 2," and "Lyrical Nanoha."
"Geneon is a strong producer, known for excellent production and quality of its anime series," said Gen Fukunaga, president and CEO of FUNimation Entertainment. "We are pleased to partner with them and we are committed to the successful release of these series."
"FUNimation's momentum as the leading anime distributor continues to build," said Yushin Soga, president and CEO of Geneon. "We are sure this partnership will only grow the prominence of our portfolio."
Additional titles include: "Black Lagoon," "Elemental Gelade," "Fate Stay Night," "Kamichu," "Ninja Vixens," "Paradise Kiss," "Rozen Maiden," "Rozen Maiden Traumend," "Shana," "Shonen Onmyouji," "The Familiar of Zero," "The Story of Saiunkoku," "When They Cry," and "The Law of Ueki."
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