FUNimation Announces "Eureka 7 AO" and "King of Thorn" Film

King of Thorn also confirmed to have complete English dub, Eureka 7 stream to start Thursday

Always one to have the largest announcements, FUNimation held its press panel at Anime Central this afternoon and had two more announcements to reveal, but both ended up being unexpected, as the distributor and licensor announced the license to the 2010 King of Thorn feature film while also confirming that the new English dub for the film has already been completed.


 King of Thorn

Panic spreads worldwide as the Medusa Virus—a fatal pandemic that solidifies the body to stone—threatens to wipe out the human race. 160 infected individuals are selected to be cryogenically frozen while a cure is developed. Kasumi is one of those chosen for the experimental program. Forced to enter without her twin sister, Shizuku, her distress multiplies when she awakens to find the facility overrun with thick, thorny vines and ravenous monsters. As Kasumi and six others fight a losing battle to escape this labyrinthine nightmare, questions cloud her distorted mind. Where is her sister? Why did their only salvation mutate into a deathtrap? If they survive, how much longer do they have to live?


Eureka 7 AO

Additionally, FUNimation also announced that it has acquired streaming rights to the currently airing Eureka 7 AO anime from BONES with confirmation that the series would begin streaming this Thursday, though a specific time was not mentioned. Home video rights for the series were also confirmed.


The story is set on Okinawa's isolated island of Iwado, which has seen a growing movement advocating a return to an autonomous government. Ao Fukai, a 13-year-old boy with a missing father, lives on the island with an old doctor named Toshio and is about to enter middle school. Ao's mother was taken away a decade ago by unknown individuals. Naru Arata, Ao's 13-year-old childhood friend and the story's heroine, lives with her father, older sister, and grandmother. She has a "Yuta" power awakened within her due to an incident when she was young. A mysterious entity called "Secret" suddenly appears and launches an attack on the Scub Coral lifeform on the island. Ao launches a certain military FP called "Nirvash" aboard a Japanese military transport in his fervent desire to protect the island.


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