FUNimation acquires “Appleseed” Director’s New Feature “TO”

Flower Mound, TX (February 19, 2010) — North American anime distributor FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has licensed the home entertainment, broadcast, digital rights and merchandise rights for the sci-fi original video anime “TO” from Showgate, Inc.

The OVA is directed by Fumihiko Sori (“Appleseed,” Vexille” and the upcoming Dragon Age role-playing video game based anime film being produced by BioWare and FUNimation) .
In “TO,” Sori has adapted two stories from Yukinobu Hoshino’s 2001 Nights manga. “Elliptical Orbit” and “Symbiotic Planet” are part of Hoshino’s centuries-long storyline about mankind’s voyages into space.

FUNimation will release the OVA on DVD and Blu-ray this summer.