by Chris MaGee
Here's some good news for anime fans out there. Twitch is reporting that Texas-based distributor Funimation has picked up the rights to two recent films praised by otaku and critics alike.
The first is the reboot of Hideaki Anno's classic "Evangelion" series, "Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance" (above). Co-directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki the film follows a new crew of teen soldiers who pilot the gigantic Evangelion robots. The second is Mamoru Hosoda's award-winning feature "Summer Wars" that takes us in to the duel world of virtual reality and the quiet Japanese countryside.
Funimation isn't specifying exact dates for release of these two films yet, only that they will hit store shelves in 2011. They are hinting at limited theatrical engagements in selected cities in the U.S. though, so keep your eyes peeled for screenings in your area.