Funimation Announces “Wolf’s Rain” and “The Mystic Archives of Dantalian” Release Plans

This Friday, Funimation announced plans to bring back a couple of titles from notable studio with the pair hitting home video in February. From Bones there’s 2003’s Wolf Rain, and from Gainax, there’s the 2011 adaptation of Gakuto Mikumo and G-Yuusuke’s The Mystic Archives of Dantalian.

 

The Mystic Archives of Dantalian

The Complete Series coming to DVD (Sub-only)

Episodes 1-12

Release Date: February 14, 2017

From Studio Gainax, the folks behind some mega-hit titles such as Gurren Lagaan and Evangelion, comes another amazing title that we are excited to announce on home video! The Mystic Archives of Dantalian, originally a light novel series by Mikumo Gakuto, follows Sherlock Holmes style detective work and keeps fans in a constant atmosphere of mystery and suspense! If you’re a fan of shows like Gosick and Mushishi, then this is one title you cannot miss out on!

 

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The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Summary:

From the talented minds of studio Gainax comes an adventurous collection of mysteries where real works of literature are woven into a supernatural world.

 

After his grandfather’s untimely death, Hugh Anthony Disward visits the estate of his inheritance where he discovers a library that’s out of this world. Embodying the archive is Dalian, a clever girl with a sharp tongue as biting as her sweet tooth. Circumstance leads to necessity, and she teaches Huey how to harness the power within—a handy trick to learn, seeing as it’s the only way to subdue the monsters brought forth by magical works of literature. These cursed tomes, known as Phantom Books, seem to always fall into the wrong hands. And while Huey and Dalian try to keep up with the paper trails, a friend from Huey’s childhood sits patiently in the depths of the mystic archives of Dantalian.

 

Wolf’s Rain

The Complete Series coming to Blu-ray/DVD

Funimation Announces

 

Episodes 1-26, includes 4 OVAs

Release Date: February 7, 2017

In English Dub and Japanese with English Subtitles


We’re excited to announce that we are bringing the classic hit anime, Wolf’s Rain, on Blu-ray for the first time! What is really great about this release is that Wolf’s Rain is only available on Blu-ray in US and Canada; Japan has yet to release Wolf’s Rain on Blu-ray. Funimation worked closely with the licensor on the up-conversion from standard definition to high definition in-house giving you the chance to watch Wolf’s Rain remastered in HD! Also, Wolf’s Rain was broadcasted on Adult Swim™ back in 2004, and many of you may remember watching this show late at night. Animated by the amazing Studio BONES that brought you Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, My Hero Academia, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Space Dandy, and more, Wolf’s Rain is an action adventure anime that you do not want to miss out on! Fans of shonen and seinen anime will realize how entertaining and unique this show is.

 

Wolf’s Rain Summary:

Paradise—a legend, a myth, and a hopeless dream in a world that has become a wasteland. It is not meant for everyone, only the wolves thought to be extinct yet still roam the lands. When the Flower Maiden awakens, the path to the end will open.

 

Kiba, a lone white wolf, wanders into a poverty stricken city on a quest. The scent of Lunar Flowers and the will to find Paradise is all he has. Along the way, he runs into other outcast wolves—Tsume, Hige, and Toboe, each with their own story and troubles. Fate bringing them together, they seek out the Flower Maiden, Cheza, and their way to Paradise. But, doing so is no simple matter. Up against a world that fears them and a man with mysterious abilities, their journey is overrun with challenges and worse—sacrifices. With limited time, they must fight to protect Cheza against everyone who seeks her and discover the hidden path to their destiny.

 

This group of broken souls will form a pack and take their journey to the doors of Paradise. But is it worth the end of the world?

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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.