FUNimation Entertainment announced at the midwest anime convention event Anime Central that they have acquired the home media rights to the feature film King of Thorn and series Eureka 7: AO (Astral Ocean).
In addition, FUNimation has acquired the simulcasts rights for Eureka 7: AO. Full episodes will stream on www.funimation.com for 2012.
A brief synopsis for each series is listed below:
Eureka 7: AO (Astral Ocean) – The story is set on Okinawa's isolated island of Iwado, which has seen a growing movement advocating a return to an autonomous government.
Ao Fukai, a 13-year-old boy with a missing father, lives on the island with an old doctor named Toshio and is about to enter middle school.
Ao's mother was taken away a decade ago by unknown individuals.
Naru Arata, Ao's 13-year-old childhood friend and the story's heroine, lives with her father, older sister, and grandmother. She has a "Yuta" power awakened within her due to an incident when she was young.
A mysterious entity called "Secret" suddenly appears and launches an attack on the Scub Coral lifeform on the island.
Ao launches a certain military FP called "Nirvash" aboard a Japanese military transport in his fervent desire to protect the island.
Learn more at http://www.funimation.com/eureka-seven-astral-ocean
160 infected individuals are selected to be cryogenically frozen while a cure is developed.
Kasumi is one of those chosen for the experimental program.
As Kasumi and six others fight a losing battle to escape this labyrinthine nightmare, questions cloud her distorted mind.
Where is her sister? Why did their only salvation mutate into a deathtrap? If they survive, how much longer do they have to live?
Learn more at http://www.funimation.com/king-of-thorn
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