Announcements from Funimation's panel at Anime Boston


More news just in from our friends stationed at Anime Boston. Funimation announced on Saturday that they have acquired rights to simulcast the series Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Is This a Zombie?, and Jormungand. All three titles will be available soon via Nico Nico and Funimation's official website. The company has also picked up additional home video rights to the popular horror series Future Diary.

A brief synopsis of each show after the jump!

Jormungand - A ruthless arms dealer on a quixotic quest for world peace. A child soldier born into chaotic conflict. Their lives will intertwine as they journey together through the seedy underbelly of the world's arms market. An intense action-packed series that's sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! FUNimation has acquired both parts of the series. The first part will air April 2012, and the second part will air October 2012.

Lupin III: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna- What happened when Lupin III met Fujiko Mine for the first time? Find out in the first new chapter of the Lupin III franchise in 25 years!

Is This A Zombie? of The Dead – Aikawa Ayumu was revived as a zombie by the cute necromancer Eucliwood Hellscythe. After the zany, madcap adventures in the first season of Is This a Zombie? ended, Ayumu thought his life might finally get back to normal, or as normal as it can be for a zombie. However, destiny has other plans for him. Some guys just can't catch a break. Watch the second season of this hilarious comedy where anything goes!

The Future Diary - This psychological thriller, based on the manga written and illustrated by Esuno Sakae, is about Yuki, a loner who's not very good with people. He prefers to write a diary on his cell phone and talk to his imaginary friend, Deus Ex Machina – The God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is more than a figment of his imagination when he makes Yuki participate in a battle royale with eleven others. The contestants are given special diaries that can predict the future, each diary possessing unique features that give it both advantages and disadvantages. Within the next 90 days, the contestants must try to survive until there is only one left standing. The winner will become the new God of Time and Space.

[Summaries via Funimation

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