Flower Mound, TX – December 25, 2008 – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the U.S. home entertainment, broadcast and digital rights to the 26-episode ninja action anime series Nabari No Ou from D. Rights Inc.
The shonen drama is based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Yuhki Kamatani and directed by Kunihisa Sugishima (Speed Grapher, Yu-Gi-Oh!).
About Nabari No Ou
Miharu Rokujo is content to live an introverted, apathetic life, but destiny has other plans for him. Trapped inside this young boy lurks the powerful secrets of the Shinra Banshou – a ninja art powerful enough to control the world. Forced to join the school’s Nindo Club for his own safety, Miharu is introduced to covert members of the hidden ninja world Nabari.
If the boy is to survive, he must rely on Kumohira, the club’s advisor, who vows to discover a method for removing the clandestine powers that could one day make Miharu the Ruler of Nabari.
FUNimation Entertainment will release the complete series on DVD in two 13 episode half-season sets in 2009. Please visit www.funimation.com/nabarinoou as FUNimation makes one acquisition announcement each day for the ten days leading up to New Year’s Eve.