FUNimation announced that they acquired the domestic rights to two anime titles. Toriko and Wolf Children Ame and Yuki were added to the company’s stable of titles. Wolf Children Ame and Yuki will receive a theatrical release next year, followed by a DVD and Blu-Ray release. Toriko‘s first set will hit stores on January 8, and will contain both the Japanese audio and an English dub.
Toriko currently has the following roles confirmed for the dub:
- Toriko: Ian Sinclair
- Komatsu: Joshua Grelle
Toriko is an action-adventure anime based on the manga of the same name by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro. The series revolves around Toriko, a Gourmet Hunter who travels the world to find the most precious foods in the world. Toriko has a reputation for being one of the most skilled hunters in the world, and is often hired by the finest of restaurants to find new ingredients and rare animals. He’s a man of inhuman ability, who uses his incredible strength and skill to seek the rarest of plants and animals, with the goal of creating the ultimate dinner course with the finest ingredients. The series, which debuted in Japan last April, is currently ongoing. FUNimation began simulcasting the series since its Japanese premiere.
Wolf Children Ame and Yuki is a drama film directed by Mamoru Hosoda. The feature revolves around Hana, a nineteen-year-old studen that falls into a fairy-tale romance with a “wolf man.” Hana gives birth to the couple’s children, Ame and Yuki, who share their father’s canine features. The family spends their years in the city, hiding their wolfen ties and eking out a meager, but happy existence. The dream comes to an abrupt end, when Hana’s loving groom passes away and she must decide how to continue. Rather than continue to expose her children to life in the city, she decides to move to a rural town that is a world away from what they know.
Madman Entertainment’s trailer for Wolf Children is available below: