Genres: action, drama, romance
Themes: incest, martial arts, school
Objectionable content: Intense
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2008-04-03 to 2008-06-19
Plot Summary: Sixteen-year-old Shinkurō Kurenai is an authority in settling disputes between people, and finds his life turned upside down one day when he is assigned as a bodyguard for Murasaki Kuhōin, the daughter of a powerful plutocratic family.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOUSTON, February 23, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce the licensing of KURENAI, the 12 episode series that pits a seven-year-old heiress and her teenage bodyguard against her own family. Based on the light novels by Kentaro Katayama with illustrations by Yamoto Yamamoto, the series features direction and script supervision by Kou Matsuo (Rozen Maiden, Yozakura Quartet) and character designs by Kumi Ishii (Rozen Maiden, Oreimo).
He’s only a teenager, but Kurenai Shinkurou is already both a master of an arcane martial art and an experienced professional mediator with a long track record of resolving disputes. Not bad for someone who’s just sixteen and still in school, but everyone has their limits and Kurenai may have met his when his boss and role model, Benika, responds to his request for a more challenging assignment by giving him the task of protecting young Murasaki Kuhoin. Never mind that she’s only seven, the fact that the people Kurenai’s supposed to protect her from are her own very rich and extremely powerful family is guaranteed to take this job into the danger zone. Now the heat is on and Kurenai’s scrambling to put out as many fires as he can, even as the secrets surrounding his young charge bring everything else to a flashpoint in KURENAI!
KURENAI will be available digitally soon, with a home video release on subtitled DVD scheduled for later this year.
About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.
Kure-nai (OAV) Vintage: 2010-07-02