Funimation to Release Wolf’s Rain Boxset in February

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

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Fans of Wolf’s Rain rejoice: Funimation has acquired the home video rights for the series and plans to release it in February. The boxset will include all 26 episodes along with 4 OVAs. This will mark the first time the series has been on Blu-ray, even though it isn’t even on Blu-ray in Japan yet. However, you can still get it on DVD as well. Episodes will be available with an English dub or Japanese with subtitles.

Wolf’s Rain was animated by Studio BONES (Fullmetal Alchemist, My Hero Academia) and broadcasted on Adult Swim back in 2004.

Funimation further describes the series:

Paradise—a legend, a myth, and a hopeless dream in a world that has become a wasteland. It is not meant for everyone, only the wolves thought to be extinct yet still roam the lands. When the Flower Maiden awakens, the path to the end will open.\

Kiba, a lone white wolf, wanders into a poverty stricken city on a quest. The scent of Lunar Flowers and the will to find Paradise is all he has. Along the way, he runs into other outcast wolves—Tsume, Hige, and Toboe, each with their own story and troubles. Fate bringing them together, they seek out the Flower Maiden, Cheza, and their way to Paradise. But, doing so is no simple matter. Up against a world that fears them and a man with mysterious abilities, their journey is overrun with challenges and worse—sacrifices. With limited time, they must fight to protect Cheza against everyone who seeks her and discover the hidden path to their destiny.

This group of broken souls will form a pack and take their journey to the doors of Paradise. But is it worth the end of the world?

Furthermore, Funimation plans to release The Mystic Archives of Dantalian in February as well. The complete series boxset is 12 episodes long and does not feature an English dub.

Mystic Archives of Dantalian

Funimation describes the series:

From the talented minds of studio Gainax comes an adventurous collection of mysteries where real works of literature are woven into a supernatural world.

After his grandfather’s untimely death, Hugh Anthony Disward visits the estate of his inheritance where he discovers a library that’s out of this world. Embodying the archive is Dalian, a clever girl with a sharp tongue as biting as her sweet tooth. Circumstance leads to necessity, and she teaches Huey how to harness the power within—a handy trick to learn, seeing as it’s the only way to subdue the monsters brought forth by magical works of literature. These cursed tomes, known as Phantom Books, seem to always fall into the wrong hands. And while Huey and Dalian try to keep up with the paper trails, a friend from Huey’s childhood sits patiently in the depths of the mystic archives of Dantalian.

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About Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.




  • Miles

    Finally. An affordable price that is not in the hundred bills. damn price gougers.

  • Brian OLeary

    I remember when I watch the series on Toonami years ago.

    • Panpopo

      Me too! It was a good show.

    • Paychi

      Yeah very good. Especially Yoko Kanno’s (Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne music. Underappreciated show for sure.