Flower Mound, TX – April 9, 2009 – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment , broadcast, digital, and merchandise rights to the first season (12 episodes) of the sci-fi action adventure anime series “Linebarrels of Iron” (“Kurogane no Linebarrels”) from Gonzo.
This military themed series is directed by Masamitsu Hidaka and produced by Studio Gonzo. “Linebarrels of Iron” is based on the manga by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi.
About Linebarrels of Iron
Fourteen-year-old Kouichi Hayase’s life has always been a mediocre one, if not dismal. However, those days of being bullied by classmates and escaping to a fantasy of being a hero are put to an end when a certain “accident” bestows on him a girl and a gigantic humanoid robot called “LINEBARREL”. The extraordinary power that Kouichi obtains puts him and everything around him on a sudden rollercoaster ride of battles, intrigues and friendship! During the course of his adventure, the boy starts to learn what life has to offer; he meets new friends, bids farewell to the old ones, but most of all he now has considerable responsibilities and is forced to confront the world around him.
FUNimation Entertainment will release the first season of the series in early 2010.