Funimation announces newly licensed anime

At Funimation Entertainments Otakon panel today, they have announced their November lineup of home video anime releases. The animes that they have added are Sword of the Stranger, Omamori Himari and Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun. Mind you that Sword of the Stranger will be releasing as a DVD and Blu-ray disc combo pack on November 8th, Omamori Himari will release as a DVD on November 8th and Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun will release as a DVD on November 22nd. It should be noted that back in 2012 there was a anime licensing survey hosted by Funimation which featured the possibility of Omamori Himari and Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun has possibilities.

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The Sword of the Stranger series released a movie on September 29th 2007 and released originally by Bandai Entertainment on a DVD and Blu-ray disc release in 2009. A plot summary of the series can be seen below quoted from MAL:

In the Sengoku period of Japan, a young orphan named Kotarou and his dog Tobimaru steal from unsuspecting villagers in order to make ends meet. However, Kotarou is forced to remain on the run when he finds himself being hunted down by assassins sent by China’s Ming Dynasty for mysterious reasons not involving his petty crimes.

Fortunately, the duo run into Nanashi, a ronin who has taken refuge in a small temple, when Kotarou is attacked and Tobimaru poisoned. Although the samurai saves the helpless pair from their pursuers, he feels that there is no need to help them further; but when offered a gem in exchange for his services as a bodyguard, he reluctantly accepts Kotarou’s offer of employment—just until Tobimaru is healed and the two reach their destination. As the three set out on a perilous journey, it soon becomes evident that their path is riddled with danger, as the Ming Dynasty has now sent a terrifying swordsman after them to capture Kotarou and fulfill a certain prophecy.

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The following series started its release on January 7th 2010 and ended March 25th 2010 airing a total of 12 episodes. Originally the series was a manga which started on January 9th 2006 and ended on September 9th 2013 releasing 12 volumes in total. There was also a novel series released for the series which would later be released and begin on July 19th 2008 and ended January 20th 2010 releasing 4 volumes. Below is a plot summary of the series quoted from MAL:

After the death of his parents, Yuuto Amakawa lives a pretty ordinary life in the city. The only problem he has to worry about while attending school alongside Rinko, his next-door neighbor, is his cat allergies. That all changes on his sixteenth birthday, when an Ayakashi—a supernatural creature—attacks him for the sins of his ancestors. Luckily, he is saved by Himari, a mysterious cat-woman with a sword, who explains that Yuuto is the scion of a family of demon-slayers, and she is there to protect him now that the charm that kept him hidden from the supernatural forces of the world has lost its power.

Omamori Himari chronicles Yuuto’s dealings with the various forces of the supernatural world, as well as the growing number of women that show up on his doorstep, each with their own dark desires. Will Yuuto be able to adjust to his new “exciting” environment? Or will the ghost of his (ancestor’s) past catch up with him?

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Between the dates of October 5th 2007 and December 21st 2007 the anime series Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun released and in that span released 12 episodes in total. The anime series adapted a novel series that released between September 18th 2004 and ended on January 20th 2009 releasing 17 total volumes. A manga version of the series would be later released between April 9th 2007 and end August 9th 2008 with 4 volumes being released for it.

Shungo Ninomiya is just an ordinary, run-of-the-mill high school student who lives at home with his older sister Ryoko—at least when she’s not away doing her job as a mercenary. However, Shungo’s life ceases to be normal the moment a cute girl named Mayu Tsukimura descends into the middle of his school’s campus in a military-grade helicopter. It turns out Ryoko sent this girl, along with her older brother Mikihiro, to live at the Ninomiya household.
But the newly-arrived siblings are a little special: Mayu is, in fact, a succubus and her brother, an incubus! And as if the circumstances are not problematic enough, Mayu is crippled with androphobia—the fear of men—and it’s up to Shungo to help her overcome this at the behest of his sister. Ryoko plans to force Mayu to be closer to Shungo, and to do this, she’ll employ some questionable methods such as having them share the same bed and even take baths together.
The situation further complicates when student council president Reika Houjou arrives as the new maid of the Ninomiya family, and she will stop at nothing to thwart Shungo and Mayu’s sexually-geared training. With the sudden arrival of all these oddities, Shungo’s ordinary life is about to be thrown into utter turmoil.

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