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FUNi Rescues Chii, Continues Spice and Wolf, and Heads for Eden of the East PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 April 2010 00:00

ChobitsAnime Boston was the main convention of the weekend, and FUNimation used is as an opportunity to announce a few new licenses - one of them another Geneon license rescue, plus two other titles that, if the Twitter response is anything to go by, should go down quite well with fandom. We'll start with the rescue first - Chobits, CLAMP's tale of a hapless student's love for a robot he found on a trash-heap. Sadly, the Chobits anime is more of a fanservice vehicle than the source manga apparently was, and while it's okay as far as it goes it's nothing really spectacular (although I probably will use this as an excuse to dig it out of the archive again). FUNi will be releasing the series on both DVD and Blu-ray (presumably an upscale, given the age of the series now).

Eden of the EastNext up are the two Eden of the East movies, The King of Eden and Paradise Lost, which seem a rather strange choice as they're continuations of the as-yet unlicensed Eden of the East TV series, a highly-rated psychological thriller. I wouldn't be surprised to see the TV series announced in the not-to-distant future, otherwise these aren't going to make much sense to a lot of people.

Spice & WolfThat shouldn't be a problem for the final title announced, though - Spice and Wolf's second season, the series about not much at all really. The first season has already been released by FUNi, to a decent reception by most accounts, so this one shouldn't be much of a surprise. The series naturally continues from where the first series left off, following Kraft Lawrence - an experienced traveling merchant - and his sharp-tongued wolf god companion Holo on their journey to return to Holo's home to the north called Yoitsu. No news yet on when this is to be released, though.


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