FUNimation Nabs Chobits, Eden of the East

Anime importer FUNimation has acquired North American rights to the classic series Chobits and Eden of the East.

The Texas-based company plans to release Chobits on DVD and Blu-ray in 2011. Based on the popular manga by CLAMP, the 26-episode series is directed by Morio Asaka and licensed by Kodansha.

The deal with Fuji Creatvie for East of Eden covers three anime movies, The King of Eden, Paradise Lost and Air Communication. The movies continue the storyline begun in the Eden of the East TV series and are written and directed by Kenji Kamiyama.

The movies will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in 2011.