VIDEO: FUNimation Rescue Licenses "Cowboy Bebop," "Code Geass" and More

More "Fairy Tail" and release date for "Wolf Children" also announced

FUNimation announced today during their industry panel at Otakon that they have acquired the rights to the remaining episodes of the Fairy Tail anime series currently in existence (up to episode 175.) In addition, FUNimation revealed the release date for Wolf Children. The movie will be available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on November 11th, 2013.

During the Sunrise panel, which occurred prior to the FUNimation panel, it was announced that FUNimation has acquired the rights to the following titles:

    Tales of the Abyss
    Witch Hunter Robin
    Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion
    Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
    Code Geass Lelouch Akito the Exiled
    Angel Links
    Banner of the Stars
    Banner of the Stars II
    Passage of the Stars "Birth"
    Crest of the Stars

During their industry panel, FUNimation added that they have also acquired the rights to the following Sunrise titles:

    Outlaw Star
    Escaflowne movie
    The Visions of Escaflowne
    My-ZHime O~S.ifr~
    My ZHime Zwei

To conclude their panel, FUNimation played a video announcing they have acquired the rights to Cowboy Bebop. This will be the first time that the series will be available digitally and on Blu-ray in the U.S., FUNimation expects to release Cowboy Bebop in 2014.


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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