FUNimation Announces Princess Jellyfish and Heaven’s Lost Property
As you can see from the pr release below, the simulcast of both anime titles has already begun. And while I haven’t seen Princess Jellyfish yet, the story of Tsukimi Kurashita and her obsession with jellyfish has officially grabbed my attention.
This tale of an anti-social girl that bonds with a stylish, outgoing Tokyo chick might be a refreshing departure from the usual anime dish. Look for an initial review next weekend.
As for Heaven’s Lost Property, let’s just say, “Boy finds hot girl that fell the sky.” Much like the Halloween party last night, I envision an anime with very little clothing. I’ll toss out a few more words next week.
Streaming Begins With First Two Episodes This Week
Series episodes one and two will be available at www.funimation.com/video starting Thursday, October 28 at 11:45 a.m. CST. Then each week a new episode will be added to the site in addition to third-party streaming partners.
Known as “Kuragehime” in its native Japan, “Princess Jellyfish” is a romantic-comedy based on the award-winning manga by Akiko Higashimura.
Animation for the 11-episode series is done by Brain’s Base (“Spice and Wolf II”, “Baccano!”) and is directed by Takahiro Omori (“Baccano!,” “Hell Girl,” and “Durarara!!”).
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Heaven’s Lost Property Forte
Streaming Begins Friday, October 29
In addition, the first four episodes of Heaven’s Lost Property Forte will be posted www.funimation.com/video starting Friday, October 29 at 11:30 a.m. CST. Each week a new episode will be added to the site..
Director Hisashi Saito (“Bamboo Blade”) returns to direct the 12-episode second season.
FUNimation Entertainment will release the series on DVD in 2011.