Flower Mound, TX – December 27, 2008 – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, broadcast, digital and merchandise rights to the 26-episode Edo period comedy anime series Oh! Edo Rocket from Madhouse Studios. FUNimation holds the rights to the series in the U.S. and all of its territories in addition to Canada .
The series is directed by Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist).
About Oh! Edo Rocket
In 1842, government reforms have banned all luxuries, including plays, inventions, and fireworks. Despite the political climate, Seikichi, a young fireworks maker, dreams of making a huge firework the likes of which have never been seen. Unfortunately, every time he fires a test rocket the government officials try to track him down. One day, a beautiful, mysterious girl appears before Seikichi and asks him to build a rocket that can reach the moon.
FUNimation Entertainment will release the complete series on DVD in 2009.