Funimation also to distribute live-action Street Fighter series direct-to-video.
North American anime distributor FUNimation announced that it has acquired the simulcast and home video rights to the upcoming supernatural series Tokyo Ghoul.
The series, which is based from the manga by Sui Ishida, wil be streamed as it airs in Japan on FUNimation.com, starting from its premiere on July 04.
The story centers around Ken Kaneki, a college student living in Tokyo which is plagued by Ghouls that devour humans. His fate changes when he a dark encounter turns him into a Ghoul-human hybrid.
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Funimation will also distribute the live-action adaptation of the Street Fighter video-game series, titled Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, to the United States and Canada through its subsidiary Giant Ape.
The series is a project by Joey Ansah, the director and writer of Street Fighter: Legacy. Ansah initially organized a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the series, but eventually canceled it after receiving full funding from unidentified sponsors.
Assassin’s Fist was then released as a 12-episode web series on Machinima‘s YouTube channel on May 23, but FUNimation will release it this fall as a feature-length film with 13 minutes of bonus scenes not seen in the web series.