Funimation Entertainment Acquires International Rights To "Monster Hunter Stories Ride On" From Fuji TV

New Anime Series Based on Popular Video Game Franchise to Premiere in October 2016

BALTIMORE, Md., Aug. 13, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —  Last night during its annual Industry Panel at Otakon 2016, Funimation® Entertainment announced the acquisition of the new anime show "Monster Hunter Stories Ride On" – based on the game "Monster Hunter Stories" from Capcom, which is being released in October in Japan, and the popular action RPG game series "Monster Hunter." Funimation has secured international rights to home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast distribution of the title as part of its agreement with Fuji TV. "Monster Hunter Stories Ride On" is set to debut this October on the FunimationNow streaming service and will be available to subscribers in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Ireland.

"Monster Hunter Stories Ride On" key art image. Courtesy of Funimation Entertainment.

"We're thrilled to be distributing this eagerly anticipated series based on Capcom's new 'Monster Hunter 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."

The "Monster Hunter Stories Ride On" series will be directed by Mitsuro Hongo, who is best known for directorial roles on "Outlaw Star" and "Immortal Gran Prix" and as series director of "World Trigger." The series is being produced by David Production, the studio behind the long-running "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure" as well as "Planetarian," which premiered on FunimationNow on July 7.  Capcom's "Monster Hunter Stories" game will be released on October 8 in Japan.

"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."

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Funimation is the go-to destination for extraordinary anime.  By combining its integrated in-house studios along with its technology and distribution partnerships, Funimation leads the industry with its omnichannel approach to offering anime to fans – from streaming and home entertainment to theatrical distribution and broadcast television. The company's next generation streaming service, FunimationNow, provides subscribers with instant access to their favorite sub and dub shows in ad-free HD on the widest array of devices and platforms – from smartphones and tablets to TV's and gaming consoles. For more information, visit

About Capcom
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices.  Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games including groundbreaking franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Monster Hunter™, Ace Attorney®, Mega Man®and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan.  More information about Capcom and its products can be found at or

Capcom, Ace Attorney, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Monster Hunter and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. 

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