FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[size=16]Sentai Filmworks Licenses Phi-Brain ~ Kami no Puzzle[/size]
Oct 27th 2011
HOUSTON, October 27, 2011—Sentai Filmworks announces the acquisition of the new paranormal thriller series PHI-BRAIN ~ KAMI NO PUZZLE from famed director and manga creator Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Sergeant Frog, Pretear, Aria,) and legendary anime studio SUNRISE (Mobile Suit Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, Sorceror Hunters, Dirty Pair, Escaflowne.) Based on a treatment by ‘Hajime Yatate,’ a collective name for the Sunrise staff, and with script supervision by Mayori Sekijima (Najica Blitz Tactics, Plastic Little, Sol Bianca, Clamp School,) the 25 episode series will feature character designs by veteran animator Youhei Sasaki and music by Akio Izutsu.
Kaito Daimon would be a completely average high school student except for one thing: he’s a ‘demon’ at solving puzzles. Kaito’s so brilliant, in fact, that when he’s asked to take some ‘special’ tests of his unique ability, he immediately suspects that the test itself is a test. Kaito suddenly finds himself caught up in a lethal Philosopher’s Puzzle made by the sinister group POG, a murderous maze of trap upon trap, where failing to solve the secret correctly will result in death! Fortunately, Kaito’s skills prove up to the first test, both for himself AND his childhood friend Nanoha, who is also caught up in the deadly scheme. But now that he has been designated as a Solver, he is pulled into a new life where he must travel the world with other Solvers, attempting to solve the latest deadly riddles left by POG. There’s a new conundrum around every corner and each deception could lead to death, but once a riddle has been posed, you can count on Kaito to unfold, unravel and unlock it in PHI-BRAIN ~ KAMI NO PUZZLE!
PHI-BRAIN ~ KAMI NO PUZZLE will soon be available digitally on Anime Network Online, followed by many other outlets.
About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Guin Saga, Needless, CANAAN and Angel Beats!. 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 and YouTube.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[size=16]Anime Network to Simulcast Phi-Brain ~ Kami No Puzzle Online[/size]
HOUSTON, TX — October 31, 2011 — Broadcast and digital distributor Anime Network announced today the acquisition of the all new action/puzzle anime Phi Brain ~ Kami No Puzzle for their streaming service, Anime Network Online.
Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Sgt. Frog) and animation studio Sunrise (Cowboy Bebop, Big O) introduce a world rife with mystery, one where nearly everyone seeks the ultimate puzzle to solve, and where the deadliest game must be played to find the ultimate truth in Phi Brain ~ Kami No Puzzle!
Starting Friday, November 4th, Episodes 1 to 5 will be released daily online at 4 PM Eastern to catch up to the release of Episode 6 on Wednesday, November 9th. New episodes will be available every Wednesday. Each episode will also be available on the free, ad-supported Hulu service, as well as the Hulu Plus subscription service, within 24 hours. Distribution on additional services and platforms will follow in 2012.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Kaito Daimon is a puzzle solving machine. So much is his mastery over all that is perplexing, that he suddenly becomes entwined in a lethal game of Riddle Me This. The contender? A deadly Philosopher’s Puzzle, the creation of a sinister group named POG. Along with his “friend” Nanoha, he is pulled into a world of mysteries, where failing to find the solution could mean taking his last breath. Solving the puzzle is only the beginning of Kaito’s problems in Phi Brain ~ Kami no Puzzle!
Anime Network Online: < www.theanimenetwork.com >
Hulu and Hulu Plus: < www.hulu.com/network/anime-network >
Wednesdays at 4 PM Eastern on Anime Network Online; available on Hulu and Hulu Plus within 24-hours.
Ep 1 - Friday, 11/4
Ep 2 - Saturday, 11/5
Ep 3 - Sunday, 11/6
Ep 4 - Monday, 11/7
Ep 5 - Tuesday, 11/8
Ep 6 - Wednesday, 11/9
Ep 7 - Wednesday, 11/16
and so forth…
All 25 episodes will be available to Guest Users.