MVM have used their website to reveal that they have acquired Studio Deen's 2012 anime, Sankarea, with a view to releasing it later this year. The show, an adaption of a manga by Mitsuru Hattori, is currently licensed in the US by Funimation.
The ink is still drying on the contract, but we're delighted to announce that Sankarea has been snagged for release by MVM later this year. Source.
Sankarea is a critically acclaimed 12 episode series which aired in Japan in 2012. This fresh take on zombie culture centres around Chihiro Furuya, a male high school student with a keen interest in zombies.
Following the death of his pet cat, Bābu, he attempts to revive it using an old manuscript, which describes the process of creating a potion for resurrection. At this time, he encounters a girl named Rea Sanka, who has run away from home. In an attempt to commit suicide, she drinks a sample of the "resurrection" potion which is created from the poisonous Hydrangea macrophylla flower, though this fails to kill her. Following an argument with her father, she falls from a cliff by accident and dies. However, as a result of the potion, she becomes a zombie who eats hydrangea leaves.
I turns funny and moving, this is one to watch out for!
Release dates and artwork will follow as we firm them up.