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    FUNimation Entertainment Announces New Acquisitions at Anime Boston

    Company Signs Deals for JORMUNGAND, LUPIN III, IS THIS A ZOMBIE? and THE FUTURE DIARY Source: FUNimation Entertainment press release Special Thanks to Scott Lonski On Saturday, FUNimation Entertainment announced at Anime Boston it has acquired simulcast rights to three anime series: JORMUNGAND, LUPIN III ?MINE FUJIKO TO IU ONNA? and IS THIS A ZOMBIE? Season 2. FUNimation Entertainment has also acquired additional home video rights to THE FUTURE DIARY. A brief synopsis for each show is listed below: JORMUNGAND (???????, 2012) 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!

    Lupin the Third returns after a quarter century with LUPIN III ?MINE FUJIKO TO IU ONNA?.?© Original: Monkey Punch

    FUNimation has acquired both parts of the series. The first part will air April 2012, and the second part will air October 2012. Official Site: (Japan) LUPIN III ?MINE FUJIKO TO IU ONNA? (LUPIN THE THIRD ??????????, 2012) What happened when Lupin III met Fujiko Mine for the first time? Find out in LUPIN III ?MINE FUJIKO TO IU ONNA? (The Woman Called Fujiko Mine), the first new chapter of the LUPIN III franchise in 25 years! Official Site: (Japan) IS THIS A ZOMBIE? OF THE DEAD (?????????? ??????, Kore wa Zonbi Desu ka? Obu za Deddo, 2012) IS THIS A ZOMBIE? OF THE DEAD is the second season of the anime series, IS THIS A ZOMBIE?, in which 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! Official Site: (Japan), (US) THE FUTURE DIARY (????, Mirai Nikki, 2011) 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. Full episodes will begin on and during spring 2012. Official Site: (Japan), (US)

    FUNimation recently acquired additional home video rights to THE FUTURE DIARY. Image courtesy of FUNimation Entertainment. © 2011 Kadokawa

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