Flower Mound, TX – April 23, 2009 – FUNimation® Entertainment is partnering with Japanese production company Media Factory for the U.S. digital distribution of the 26-episode action anime “Requiem for the Phantom” which debuted on Japan’s TV Tokyo network April 2nd and airs Thursdays at 2:15 a.m.
Starting Thursday, April 23rd at 10:30 a.m. CDT, FUNimation will deliver the first four episodes of the suspense-filled thriller which have aired in Japan to date followed by a new episode each week as it airs in Japan. Each episode will be high-quality, free, with the original Japanese dialogue accompanied by professionally created English subtitles and will stream via www.funimation.com/video.
One of the most highly reviewed and popular titles of the new season, the Bee Train produced series is an adaptation of the “Phantom of Inferno” visual game software from the game production company Nitroplus and its original script writer Gen Urobuchi (“Blassreiter”). The story centers around a mysterious organization called Inferno and its “Phantom,” the organization’s most elite assassin. This assassin’s true identity is compromised by an unwitting witness. Witnesses are usually killed but this witness is brainwashed into become Inferno’s newest assassin and enters a world of intrigue and violence.
“Requiem for the Phantom” is directed by Koichi Mashimo (Blade of the Immortal, Noir).