FUNimation Announces "Wolf Children Ame and Yuki" and "Toriko"

Threatical and home video releases planned for Mamoru Hosoda movie in 2013

FUNimation Entertainment announced today at New York Comic-Con that it has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment and theatrical rights to Wolf Children Ame and Yuki (Originally titled Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki) as well as the broadcast, home entertainment, video on demand and theatrical rights to Shonen Jump action series Toriko.

 

Wolf Children Ame and Yuki synopsis:

From the visionary, award-winning creator of Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Mamoru Hosoda, comes a beautiful tale of love and triumph. 19 year old Hana finds herself falling in love with a wolf-man and over the years becomes the mother of two half wolf/ half human children. Ame, born on a rainy day and Yuki, born in the snowy winter must move with their mother to a rural town to hide the secret of their mysterious lineage.


Theatrical and Home Media release scheduled for 2013.

 

Toriko synopsis:

Welcome to the Gourmet Age, a time when the world is full of deliciously deadly ingredients that the wealthiest appetites in existence can’t wait to devour. But only a mighty masticating mercenary like Toriko can track down the rarest animals on the planet and put them on a plate! This gluttonous gourmet hunter is one of the four Legendary Kings, superhuman warriors born to battle the likes of Troll Kongs, Gararagators, and Devil Pythons! Accompanied by his loyal Battle Wolf and the promising young chef Komatsu, Toriko will circle the globe in search of the mouth-wateringly lethal ingredients that will one day make up his Full Course Menu of Life! The more ferocious the beast – the bigger the feast, but never forget the code of a true gourmet hunter: You gotta eat what you defeat!

 

The first dual-language DVD set is scheduled to release January 8, 2013. Subsequent volumes will release on DVD throughout 2013 from Funimation.

 

Rating is TV-14

 

New simulcast episodes are available starting on Wednesdays on www.funimation.com as well as other online streaming partners.

 

Additional information may be found at: www.funimation.com/toriko

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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