Flower Mound, TX – February 14, 2009 – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment , broadcast, digital, internet, merchandising and mobile rights to the 25-episode sci-fi drama anime series Dragonaut from GDH.
This Studio GONZO mecha series is directed by Manabu Ono (Hellsing, Full Metal Panic).
In order to avoid Earth’s impending destruction from an asteroid, the International Solarsystem Development Agency (ISDA) works on the “D-Project”, and secretly creates weapons called “dragons “. However, they soon find out that the asteroid is not their only threat, as powerful dragon-like creatures appear on Earth. After witnessing a murder by one of the creatures, Jin Kamishina gets involved with the ISDA and becomes a dragon pilot, otherwise known as a “Dragonaut”. Helping him on his journey is the mysterious Toa.
FUNimation Entertainment will release the series beginning in late 2009.