S23/Sentai Filmworks/Switchblade Pictures/Maiden Japan, etc. PRs And Announcements - 2014/present


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This thread is going to be the thread for all PRs and announcements from S23 and all the companies they handle. Aesir, ADV, Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan, and any others I am forgetting at the moment.

So normal discussion threads still get made, but everything news, PRs, and announcement wise gets put here starting as of now.

PR thread will be handled by mods only now . Realized it’s getting too cluttered with comments and such. If you want to discuss it feel free to create or post in a existing thread. No copy and paste of full PR in the discussion threads though. If a show gets licensed you may comment it has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks etc., but no full PR copy and paste please. That way it keeps clutter to a minimum with the new forum setup.

Includes:
ADV
AEsir Holdings
The Anime Network
Kraken Releasing
Maiden Japan
Section23
Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Selects
Seraphim Digital
SoftCel Pictures
Switchblade Pictures


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#5

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “LE FRUIT DE LA GRISAIA”[/size]

HOUSTON, October 2, 2014 – In his search for normalcy, a new student at a strange school will come to learn that the seeds of darkness lie hidden deep in the hearts of five young girls in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Le Fruit de la Grisaia. This psychological drama series is directed by Tensho (KINMOZA!, Tears to Tiara) with series composition by Hideyuki Kurata (OreImo, The World God Only Knows), music by Elements Garden (Bodacious Space Pirates, Kamigami no Asobi), character designs by Akio Watanabe (Bakemonogatari, Hoshizora Kiseki) and animation production by 8 Bit (Infinite Stratos, Tokyo Ravens).

Mihama Academy is less of a school and more of a prison. With a massive wall surrounding all sides, this private academy is both protected and isolated from the outside world. But while Mihama Academy may not seem appealing to your average student, it is a safe haven for those looking to hide from the various cruelties that life has dealt them. One such student is the stoic Yuji Kazami, whose closest shot at leading an ordinary high school life lies only within the walls of Mihama. But when Yuji transfers to this untraditional establishment he finds that his chance at “normal” may be further than he thought. As the first male in a school with only five female students, Yuji’s arrival threatens to disrupt the carefully crafted illusion of daily life at Mihama. And as Yuji begins to adapt to life in his new surroundings he soon learns that behind the innocent faces of his classmates hide secrets that are nearly as dark as Yuji’s own.

Le Fruit de la Grisaia will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


The Fruit of Grisaia / Le Fruit de la Grisaia / Grisaia no Kajitsu
#6

Per PR:

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “LOG HORIZON 2”[/size]

HOUSTON, October 3, 2014 – The adventures continue as Shiroe, Akatsuki and the rest of Log Horizon prepare to delve deeper into the world of Elder Tale in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Log Horizon 2. This new season of the wildly popular action adventure series from the brilliant mind of Mamare Touno (Maoyu) is directed by Shinji Ishihara (Log Horizon, Fairy Tail) with series composition by Toshizo Nemoto (Towanoquon, Dog & Scissors), music by Yasuharu Takanashi (The Severing Crime Edge, The Ambition of Oda Nobuna), and animation production by Studio DEEN (Fate/stay night, Higurashi – When They Cry).

After struggling to survive in a surreal existence they were suddenly thrown into, Shiroe and his friends have managed to restore order to Akihabara by defending the people against the Goblins in the Zantleaf Region. After six long months with the team gaining the trust of the many guilds that use the city as their home base, they must now prepare for their unforeseen future – and a tough winter ahead. Once shy and a little standoffish, Shiroe has stepped up and shown that he can be a great leader. But can he keep Akatsuki, Naotsugu, and the rest of the gang together as they start to have differing opinions on their future course of action? And will the clique agree to leave the safety of the holy land of Akihabara to head off to one of the other four cities and explore foreign lands of Elder Tale? Whatever they may decide, this world that was once a game for the players is now reality and they must decide what is best for each and every one of the members of the team. Get ready for the punch line as the saga continues where the adventurers must determine their true destiny in LOG HORIZON 2!

Log Horizon 2 will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince, and High School of the Dead, as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON!, and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Ingram Entertainment, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films, and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart, and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace, and YouTube.


Log Horizon
#7

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “MUV LUV ALTERNATIVE: TOTAL ECLIPSE"[/size]

HOUSTON, October 7, 2014 – Two brave souls will hold the fate of humanity in their hands as the world nations unite under the threat of alien invasion in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse. This sci-fi action adventure series is directed by Masaomi Ando (White Album 2, Re:Hamatora [assistant director]) and Takayuki Inagaki (Desert Punk, Indian Summer) with music by Seikou Nagaoka (Chaika –The Coffin Princess-, He Is My Master), art direction by Kei Ichikura (Dragonaut – The Resonance, Kurau: Phantom Memory) and animation production by ixtl and SATELIGHT (Bodacious Space Pirates, Log Horizon).

Since 1973, an invasion of aliens known as BETA have driven the human race into near extinction. Facing an enormous enemy force, mankind has responded by developing large humanoid arms called Tactical Surface Fighters, deploying them to its defensive lines throughout the world. All of their efforts, however, could only slow down the BETA: the people of Earth are forced to abandon major areas of the Eurasian continent. After 30 years, humanity is still bogged down in a back and forth war with the BETA with no end in sight…

In 2001, Imperial Japan faces great difficulties in developing a next generation TSF while also defending the frontline of the Far East. In response, the United Nations have proposed a joint development program between Imperial Japan and the United States as part of its new international initiative: The Prominence Project. Yui Takamura, a TSF pilot of the Imperial Royal Guards of Japan, is assigned to the project and sets off to Alaska. Meanwhile, Yuya Bridges, a US Army TSF pilot, also makes his way to the icy wilderness of Alaska. Neither know of each other, or how their fates will forever change when they meet. As humanity hangs in the balance, two souls will intertwine as the new age of Tactical Surface Fighters emerges to defeat the BETA in MUV LUV ALTERNATIVE: TOTAL ECLIPSE!

Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse / Schwarzes Marken
#8

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “CROSS ANGE RONDO OF ANGEL AND DRAGON"[/size]

HOUSTON, October 8, 2014 – A once powerful princess who had the world at her fingertips will join a group of warriors to defend it from destruction in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon. This fantasy adventure series is directed by Yoshiharu Ashino (Tweeny Witches, Thundercats [2011]), with series composition by Tatsuto Higuchi (Phi Brain Puzzle of God, Toradora!), mecha design by Junichi Akutsu (My-HiME, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion), and animation production by SUNRISE (Gintama, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere).

Mankind has acquired a highly advanced information technology known as “Mana.” Thanks to this almost magical force war, hunger, pollution, and every other problem on the face of the earth have been conquered. Finally the world is a utopia of peace and luxury.
Angelise is the First Princess of the Empire of Misurugi. She also lives a life of luxury, is celebrated by the citizens, and is expected to wear the crown. However, the truth becomes known that she herself is a "Norma."
A “Norma” is someone who cannot use Mana. They are called “Irregulars” and are considered anti-social “things.”

With everything taken away from her, she is sent into isolation on a secluded island. There she meets Norma girls who know of nothing but fighting. They spend their days piloting transforming humanoid weapons called “Para-mails” to hunt giant aggressive life forms called “Dragons” which have invaded from another dimension.

Having lost her name, “Ange” becomes a warrior. But what will she see at the end of her battles?
What is to be trusted?
What is to be gained?
The story of one girl and her determination begins here.

CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince, and High School of the Dead, as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON!, and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Ingram Entertainment, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films, and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart, and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace, and YouTube.


CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon / Tenshi to Ryū no Rondo
#9

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “TRIBE COOL CREW”[/size]

HOUSTON, October 9, 2014 – Get ready to feel the rhythm as two future superstars dance to their own beat in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Tribe Cool Crew. This action dance series is directed Masaya Fujimori (Pokemon: The First Movie, Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess), with series composition by Atsuhiro Tomioka (Blade & Soul, Hero Bank), sound direction by Katsuyoshi Kobayashi (Viewtiful Joe, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie), and animation production by SUNRISE (Inuyasha, Love Live! School Idol Project).

Haneru Tobitatsu is a junior high student who loves to dance. One day after class at a secret rehearsal space, Haneru meets Kanon Otosaki who is training to dance like him. The two of them experience the fun of having someone else to dance with for the first time and having someone to watch their own dance moves.

They will then engage in dance battles with various rivals, and come to understand what it really means to express and connect to people through dancing.

Tribe Cool Crew will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince, and High School of the Dead, as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON!, and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Ingram Entertainment, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films, and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart, and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace, and YouTube.


Tribe Cool Crew
#10

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “GUGURE! KOKKURI-SAN”[/size]

HOUSTON, October 10, 2014 – A forgotten spirit goes from scare-maker to caretaker to an odd little girl with a serious love of junk food in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Gugure! Kokkuri-san. This dark comedy series from original creator Midori Endo is directed by Yoshimasa Hiraike (Wagnaria!!, AKB0048) with character designs by Miwa Oshima (Koihime Muso, Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts) and animation production by TMS Entertainment (Yowamushi Pedal, Hamtaro).

Enter Ichimatsu Kohina— an unusual young girl with an even more unusual diet. Living off of nothing but cup ramen, the emotionally-detached Kohina spends her spare time attempting to summon ghosts in her giant home. But when Kohina actually does manage to summon a spirit, she finds herself face-to-face with a handsome young fox ghost named Kokkuri. Although Kohina wants nothing to do with this white-haired weirdo, this determined ghost refuses to take “no” for an answer. And when Kokkuri witnesses Kohina’s deplorable dietary decisions, he has no choice but to go from haunting her to taking care of her! But where there’s one ghost more are sure to follow, and soon Kohina goes from living alone to living with an assortment of handsome supernatural entities. Underestimating his powers and undermining his authority as her new caretaker, a new life is about to begin for a strange girl and a fox ghost in GUGURE! KOKKURI-SAN!!!

Gugure! Kokkuri-san will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince, and High School of the Dead, as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON!, and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Ingram Entertainment, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films, and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart, and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace, and YouTube.


Gugure! Kokkuri-san
#11

Per PR:

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “BRYNHILDR IN THE DARKNESS”[/size]

HOUSTON, October 24, 2014 – The night’s sky hides a dark secret that will threaten the lives of not only one, but many in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Brynhildr in the Darkness. From Lynn Okamoto, original creator of legendary series Elfen Lied, Brynhildr in the Darkness is directed by Kenichi Imaizumi (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Student Council’s Discretion Level 2) with character designs by Hiroaki Karasu (MAOYU, Gatchaman Crowds), scripting by Yukinori Kitajima (Hamatora, Senran Kagura), and animation production by ARMS (Elfen Lied, Samurai Girls).

A high school senior Murakami Ryota had a childhood friend called Kuroneko who died in an accident. Ryota had made a promise with Kuroneko that he will prove there are aliens in the universe. In order to fulfill his promise, he joined the astronomy club at the school as its only member and kept observing the stars almost every night. One day, a girl who looks like Kuroneko transferred into his class. To his surprise, the girl’s name is Kuroha Neko which is really similar to his childhood friend’s name. However it seems that there is something unusual about her. It turns out that she is a witch who actually escaped from a research laboratory.

Brynhildr in the Darkness will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Brynhildr in the Darkness / Gokukoku no Brynhildr
#12

[size=16]Via Oni-Con:[/size]

Licensed:
Shirobako
Wolf Girl and Black Prince
Celestial Method


Shirobako
Wolf Girl & Black Prince / Okami Shojo to Kuro Oji
Celestial Method / Sora no Method
#13

Per PR:

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “WOLF GIRL AND BLACK PRINCE”[/size]

HOUSTON, November 3, 2014 – A girl with a penchant for flagrant fabrications is about to learn a hard lesson as one of her lies becomes a reality in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Wolf girl and Black prince. This romantic comedy series is directed by Kenichi Kasai (Honey and Clover, Love Stage!!) with series composition by Sawako Hirabayashi (Shiki, Watamote), music by Go Sakabe (Date a Live!, SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation) and animation production by TYO Animations (Amagami SS, Flowers of Evil).

Prideful Erika talks to her friends all the time about her exploits with her boyfriends, but the sad truth is she’s never had one in all her 16 years. Sensing her lies were reaching the breaking point, she secretly takes a picture of a cute guy she sees in town, and tries to boast he’s her boyfriend, but it turns out he’s Kyoya Sata who goes to the same school. She comes clean and gets him to play along, but despite him seeming like a nice guy, Sata-kun is actually a totally black-hearted sadist! With no choice but to comply, Erika is ordered around like a dog.

Wolf girl and Black prince will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince, and High School of the Dead, as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON!, and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Ingram Entertainment, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films, and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart, and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace, and YouTube.


Wolf Girl & Black Prince / Okami Shojo to Kuro Oji
#14

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “CELESTIAL METHOD”[/size]

HOUSTON, November 3, 2014 – A long forgotten pact between friends will reawaken memories of a strange girl from an even stranger place in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Celestial Method. This fantasy slice of life series is directed by Masayuki Sakoi (Needless, Princess Resurrection) with original character designs by QP: flapper (MM!, Oreimo 2), art direction by Hiromu Itou (Golden Time, Azumanga Daioh) and animation production by Studio 3Hz.

It’s been seven years since an unusual saucer mysteriously appeared in the sky above Kiriya Lake. With no one knowing what this strange object was or where it came from, concern and panic spread amongst the people. But as time went on this occurrence went from oddity to tourist attraction. Before long, the world lost interest entirely, and the saucer remained nearly forgotten in the sky. Now, former resident Nonoka Komiya returns to the small town after seven years in Tokyo. With only vague memories of her time in the town, the appearance of a spritely girl named Noel causes Nonoka to slowly remember wishes she and four of her friends made in an old observatory. After time lost, a new age begins as friends look forward to making new memories in CELESTIAL METHOD!

Celestial Method will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince, and High School of the Dead, as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON!, and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Ingram Entertainment, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films, and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart, and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace, and YouTube.


Celestial Method / Sora no Method
#15

Per PR:

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “SHIROBAKO”[/size]

HOUSTON, November 3, 2014 – A group of young girls will follow their dreams to make an anime of their very own in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, SHIROBAKO. This lighthearted comedy series about the trials and tribulations of anime production is directed by Tsutomu Mizushima (ANOTHER, Girls und Panzer) with series composition by Michiko Yokote (Genshiken, Princess Tutu), character designs by Kanami Sekiguchi (CANAAN, Tari Tari) and animation production by P.A. Works (Nagi no Asakura, Angel Beats!).

Aoi will never forget how she felt the day her high school animation club’s labor of love was shown at the cultural festival. The sense of awe and the feeling of accomplishment that came with completing their very first project are exactly what encouraged Aoi and her club mates to enter the animation industry in the first place. But two years later Aoi has graduated, and now that she works as a production assistant for a big-name animation studio, the daunting reality of her job has somewhat diminished her enthusiasm. Despite the long hours and the punishing schedule, Aoi still hopes to fulfill the promise she and her club friends Ema, Shizuka, Misa, and Midori made: to one day reunite and make a real animated feature of their own as professionals!

SHIROBAKO will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince, and High School of the Dead, as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON!, and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Ingram Entertainment, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films, and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart, and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace, and YouTube.


Shirobako
#16

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[size=17]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “STUDENT COUNCIL’S DISCRETION”[/size]

HOUSTON, November 13, 2014 – Politics aren’t normally pretty, but at Hekiyo Academy, they’re absolutely gorgeous! Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Student Council’s Discretion. This slice of life comedy series is adapted from the light novels by Sekina Aoi and is directed by Takuya Sato (Say,”I Love You”, Strawberry Marshmallow) with series composition by Jukki Hanada (Beyond the Boundary, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions) and animation production from Studio DEEN (Fate/stay night, Sakura Trick).

At Hekiyo Academy, all but one of the Student Council members are elected via popularity contests, and since teenagers think with hormones more often than intellects, those seats are filled by the attractive derrieres of the school’s most beautiful girls! That makes things extra rough on the one student chosen for academic scores, because besides being the council’s only male member, one of Ken Sugisaki’s main assignments is writing stories informing the student body about the many achievements of their Student Council. That means manipulating the truth just a bit, and given that Ken’s a besotted fan of dating video games who fantasizes about his fellow council members as his “harem”, things tend to get even more out of hand. And exactly who’s going to be the leading lady is up for debate, as immature Kurimu, tomboyish Minatsu, twisted Chizuru and “boy love” obsessed Mafuyu are all trying to add their own particular spins, even as their jealous rivals in the Journalism Club aim to shoot them down! The lines between facts and fiction disappear and what REALLY happened will probably never be revealed except at the STUDENT COUNCIL’S DISCRETION!

Student Council’s Discretion will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Ingram Entertainment, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Student Council's Discretion/Seitokai no Ichizon
#17

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “GINGITSUNE”[/size]

HOUSTON, November 14, 2014 – The life of a shrine keeper is never easy, but for Makoto Saeki and her spirit friend Gintaro, problems are never far away in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Gingitsune. This supernatural slice of life series is directed by Shin Misawa (Capeta, Initial D) with series composition by Hiroshi Yamaguchi (Desert Punk, Nobunagun), music by Tatsuya Katou (Celestial Method, Medaka Box), and animation production by Diomedea (Campione!, Kantai Collection -Kan Colle-).

Although Makoto Saeki’s life is quiet, it’s anything but ordinary! As the 15th successor to the Saeki Shrine, Makoto is gifted with the ability to see spirits of all sorts. But there’s one spirit in particular who has been at Makoto’s side since childhood— Gintaro, the huge silver fox who’s occupied her family’s shrine for over 350 years! With a love for oranges and a gruff demeanor, Gintaro serves as both messenger of the gods and guardian of the Saeki family shrine. When Gintaro’s not lazing about or napping, he’s reluctantly helping Makoto tell the fortunes of classmates and providing wisdom as necessary. But with other spirits in the area who need just as much, if not more, help than their human counterparts, Makoto and Gintaro always have their hands full helping out those in need!

Gingitsune will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Gingitsune
#18

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “DEVILS & REALIST”[/size]

HOUSTON, November 14, 2014 – A life of leisure is turned on its head as a once well off gentleman must now make an underworld changing decision in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Devils & Realist. This supernatural comedy series, based on the manga series featuring story by Madoka Takadono and art by Utako Yukihiro, is directed by Chiaki Kon (Nodame Catabile: Paris, When They Cry - Higurashi) with series composition by Michiko Yokote (Princess Tutu, xxxHolic), and animation production by Doga Kobo (Love Lab, Engaged to the Unidentified).

William Twining leads the perfect life of an aristocratic noble: he’s handsome, wealthy, intelligent, and takes great pride in his family’s lineage, all while dreaming of his future in high society. After his wealthy uncle goes bankrupt from bad investments, William worries about losing his good name. When he’s told his tuition has yet to be paid at the prestigious Stradford School, he quickly rushes to his estate - only to find that the debt collectors have taken everything and his uncle is missing. Struggling to find a way to pay for school, William stumbles upon a mysterious room where he accidentally summons Dantalion, Grand Duke of the 36 Armies of Hell. Being a hard-line realist with a love for science, William does not believe in demons and takes Dantalion as a con artist. But the truth of the matter is: as a descendant of Solomon, and the “Elector,” William is the person that must select a substitute ruler to take Lucifer’s throne. His fate will forever change as he is now entwined and inseparable from the underworld which he must manage and nominate an infernal substitute king.

Devils & Realist will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Devils and Realist / Makai Ouji
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[size=17]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “THE WORLD GOD ONLY KNOWS: GODDESSES”[/size]

HOUSTON, November 17, 2014 – The God of Conquests returns to once again win his way into the hearts of young girls and goddesses everywhere in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, The World God Only Knows: Goddesses. From original creator Tamiki Wakaki (Weekly Comic Magazine SHONEN SUNDAY), Goddesses is directed by Satoshi Osedo (Bodacious Space Pirates [as episodic director], Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger [as episodic director]) with series composition by Hideyuki Kurata (The Fruit of Grisaia, OreImo), music by Hayato Matsuo (Hellsing Ultimate, Magic Knight Rayearth), and animation production by manglobe (Broken Blade, Ergo Proxy).

Once again, the God of Conquest sets out…

This time, he is to capture the ancient Heavenly Goddesses, the Jupiter Sisters. Keima Katsuragi and Elsie have previously captured fourteen girls. Among them is his childhood friend Tenri, within whom resides the Goddess Diana. In order to assist in the capture of Diana’s five remaining sisters, Haqua is assigned as a buddy. Given a deadline of one week to save a certain girl, and to save the Human World itself, the Knight must rise again!

The World God Only Knows: Goddesses will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


The World God Only Knows
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[size=17]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “FAMILIAR OF ZERO: KNIGHT OF THE TWIN MOONS”[/size]

HOUSTON, November 17, 2014 – When your hero’s a zero and decides to stick around, there’s not much to do but soldier on in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons. This magical comedy series is directed by Yuu Kou (Uta no Prince Sama, Loveless) with character designs by Masahiro Fujii (Dream Eater Merry, Hayate the Combat Butler!!), art direction by Yoshinori Hirose (Best Student Council, Kampfer), and animation production by J.C. Staff (Excel Saga, Golden Time).

Louise the Zero and her familiar Saito are back for another round of chaotic magic and even more chaotic romance. With the Albion invasion put to a stop, it seems as if peace has finally returned to the Kingdom of Tristain. After Saito sacrifices his only chance to return to Tokyo in order to remain at Louise’s side, it seems like the relationship between this fiery mage and her familiar should finally find a little peace as well. Unfortunately, thanks to Saito’s wandering eye and Louise’s explosive temper, their relationship is more turbulent than ever. As Louise struggles between understanding her feelings for Saito and her powers as the only Void magic user in the world, the threat of war looms once again on the horizon with the appearance of a dangerous foe wielding a dark artifact. With Louise’s childhood friend Henrietta now crowned Queen of Tristain, Louise will have to learn to control her magic if she hopes to protect her friend and put an end to the conflict once and for all!

Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


The Familiar of Zero / Zero no Tsukaima
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “DAI-SHOGUN – GREAT REVOLUTION-”[/size]

HOUSTON, December 3, 2014 – A new era in Japan has come alive, and one gun shy young warrior is out to prove his manly worth in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Dai-Shogun -Great Revolution-! This action packed sci-fi mecha series is directed by Takashi Watanabe (Demon King Daimao, Shakugan no Shana) with series composition by Dai Sato (FREEDOM, Eureka Seven), mechanical design by Makoto Ishiwata (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Valvrave the Liberator) and animation production by J.C. Staff (The Familiar of Zero, Dream Eater Merry) and A.C.G.T. (The Future Diary, Project Blue Earth SOS).

In the land of the rising sun the horizon is darkened by a fleet of black ships from foreign soil . Just when it seems that all hope is lost ancient mecha of unknown origins appear, pushing back the black ships and forever altering the course of history. Thus, the timeline splits and a new Japan is born, one free of modernization and foreign influence. In this country secluded from the world, an energetic young man known as Keiichiro Tokugawa faces off with his greatest enemy- boredom. Keiichiro yearns to leave behind his life at the family bathhouse and prove himself as a real man once and for all. But can a virgin who breaks out in hives at the faintest touch of a woman really become a hero for his nation? Especially when he’s surrounded by beautiful women at every turn, from his family’s striking shinobi servant, Kiriko, to the feisty fugitive half-fox, Chiharu. Keiichiro’s dream of a life of action and adventure is about to be fulfilled- in a very big way! Witness the dawn of a new era in DAI-SHOGUN- GREAT REVOLUTION-!

Dai-Shogun -Great Revolution- will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Dai-Shogun - Great Revolution / Fuun Ishin Dai Shogun
Dai-Shogun - Great Revolution / Fuun Ishin Dai Shogun