Funimation Acquires International Rights To Monster Hunter Stories Ride On
Funimation Entertainment announced tonight that it has secured the international rights to broadcast the new animated series Monster Hunter Stories Ride On through its Funimation Now streaming service from Fuji TV. The announcement was made at the annual industry panel at Otakon.
Ride On will debut this October on the service, right alongside Capcom's Monster Hunter Stories on the 3DS (in Japan). Ride On will be Directed by Mitsuro Hongo (Outlaw Star), and will be produced by David Production (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure).
"We're thrilled to be distributing this eagerly anticipated series based on Capcom's new 'MonsterHunter Stories' game,'" said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. "With both the game and anime series debuting in October in Japan, we expect 'Monster Hunter Stories Ride On' to be an instant hit on day one with fans of all ages – especially those who have grown‐up on the franchise."
Monster Hunter Stories is the spinoff to the ultra successful Monster Hunter franchise from Capcom, and Ride On will just further extend the core brand.
"We're excited to share the acquisition of 'Monster Hunter Stories Ride On' on the heels of our recent announcement of our biggest Broadcast Dubs season ever," said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. "'Monster Hunter Stories Ride On' is a great addition to our Fall 2016 line‐ up that fans can look forward to watching in October."
You can view some additional art assets for Monster Hunter Stories Ride On in the gallery.0comments