Anime distributor FUNimation has announced at this weekend’s Otakon the acquisition of several popular series for broadcast and DVD, while Anime Network has just made hundreds of episodes of anime available online.
FUNimation deals include the broadcast and DVD rights to the features The Last Wizard of the Century, Captured in Her Eyes, Countdown to Heaven and The Phantom of Baker Street from TMS Entertainment.
The company also announced it has DVD, broadcast and digital to the first season of Casshern Sins from Tatsunoko Productions.
It also announced said it has acquired the original masters for the entire Dragon Ball Z anime series, episodes and films, and will release all as the Dragon Box for the first time in the U.S. The first of seven such Dragon Boxes will be available this fall.
Anime Network Online’s deal includes more than 350 episodes of various anime episodes, all of which are now available at theanimenetwork.com.
Among the new series is Cromartie High School, a fan-favorite series about students at a Japanese reform school.