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[size=16]Winter ANO Title “Norn9” Joins ANO’s Latin America Line-Up[/size]

HOUSTON, February 15, 2016 – Anime Network Online (ANO) is proud to add Norn9 to its Latin America line-up of anime streaming services.

Nine young men and three young women with special abilities helm Norn, a mysterious flying ship that patrols the skies around a strange, alternate world. While tasked with keeping peace, the crew discovers that there may be more about their mission than they know.

Latin American subscribers in select regions will be able to enjoy Norn9 with both Portuguese and Spanish subtitles starting on February 18, 2016, with new episodes available every Thursday at 18:00 UTC. For more information, visit www.theanimenetwork.com.

About Anime Network
Anime Network Online (ANO) is a leading independent streaming service that specializes in distributing classic, new, and simulcast Japanese animation titles to fans throughout North America and select countries across the globe on a title by title basis. With thousands of hours of anime programming refreshed monthly, ANO’s offering is as deep as it is diverse. ANO’s library features both dubbed and subtitled anime with the goal to deliver language accessible high-quality anime selections to its passionate international community.

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[size=16]Winter ANO Title “Girls Beyond the Wasteland” joins ANO’s Latin America Line-Up[/size]

HOUSTON, February 15, 2016 – Anime Network Online (ANO) is proud to add Girls Beyond the Wasteland to its Latin America line-up of anime streaming services.

Personalities and priorities clash in Girls Beyond the Wasteland, a slice-of-life teen drama that pits a boy with no motivation against a girl with ambitions of creating her own bishoujo video game!

Latin American subscribers in select regions will be able to enjoy Girls Beyond the Wasteland with both Portuguese and Spanish subtitles starting on February 18, 2016, with new episodes available every Thursday at 18:00 UTC. For more information, visit www.theanimenetwork.com.

About Anime Network
Anime Network Online (ANO) is a leading independent streaming service that specializes in distributing classic, new, and simulcast Japanese animation titles to fans throughout North America and select countries across the globe on a title by title basis. With thousands of hours of anime programming refreshed monthly, ANO’s offering is as deep as it is diverse. ANO’s library features both dubbed and subtitled anime with the goal to deliver language accessible high-quality anime selections to its passionate international community.

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Floating Blossom: Wild Dance of Kyoto”[/size]

HOUSTON, February 16, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Floating Blossom: Wild Dance of Kyoto. In this theatrical feature based on the popular game and anime series, Chizuru Yukimura heads to Kyoto in search of her father, a doctor who has disappeared. However, she soon discovers that the city hides deadly creatures within its shadows, and that a fearsome group of swordsmen, the famed Shinsengumi, help maintain a tenuous peace. As both parties attempt to find the missing doctor, Chizuru and the men of the Shinsengumi will discover things about themselves that they would rather have left a mystery.

The film was directed and scripted by Osamu Yamasaki (Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East). Atsuko Nakajima (Get Backers, Ranma ½) handled animation direction and character design, with original character designs provided by Yone Kazuki (Kamigami no Asobi, Nobunaga the Fool).
Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Floating Blossom: Wild Dance of Kyoto will be available through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Softenni!”[/size]

HOUSTON, February 18, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of the 2011 soft tennis comedy Softenni! Based on the original 2008 manga series written and illustrated by Ryo Azuchi, Softenni! follows the exploits of Asuna Harukaze, a girl with an almost obsessive love for soft tennis, a popular form of tennis developed in Japan using softer, rubber tennis balls. Together with her equally quirky (and sometimes overly enthusiastic) teammates, Asuna does her best to return the challenges that school life and tennis training launch at her!

The anime series was produced by anime studio Xebec (Argevollen, Motto To Love Ru, Negima!) and directed by Ryouki Kamitsubo.

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

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top-trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES “Wake Up, Girls! The Movie” Home Video Release[/size]

HOUSTON, March 1, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce the home video release of Wake Up, Girls! The Movie on June 7, 2016.

It is a time of fierce competition between many rival pop idol groups. This is the story of “Wake Up, Girls!” a group made up of seven young girls who have braved the raging storm.

Green Leaves Entertainment is a small production agency located in Sendai, Tohoku, representing former magicians, pinup idols, and fortune tellers. With its last active performer having quit, it finds itself in a dangerous situation as its talent base drops to zero – so company president Junko Tange comes up with the idea to produce an idol unit. While manager Kohei Matsuda has his concerns about the overbearing president, he heads to the city streets in search of diamonds in the rough. In doing so, Matsuda will bring about an inevitable encounter with a certain young girl…

The film was directed by Yutaka Yamamoto with a script by Toko Machida. Character design was helmed by Sunao Chikaoka, with Satoru Kosaki and MONACA in charge of music composition. Animation production was handled by Tatsunoko Production (Mach GoGoGo, The Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee, Gatchaman) and Ordet (The Miyawaka Family’s Hunger, Senyu, BLACK★ROCKSHOOTER).

Sentai Filmworks licensed both Wake Up, Girls! The Movie and the Wake Up, Girls! TV Series in December 2015, and the movie is available for preorder now.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Strawberry Marshmallow (OVA)”[/size]

HOUSTON, March 2, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of all three straight-to-video entries in the Strawberry Marshmallow series. First released in 2007, these original video animations (OVAs) continue the adventures of youthful protagonists Chika, Miu, Matsuri, and Ana under the watchful eyes of Chika’s big sister Nobue. With botched job applications, curious takes on play time, and (somewhat crude) trips to the public bath house, what adorable antics will the girls get up to this time?

The OVA series was produced by anime studio Daume (DearS, Please Teacher!), with Takuya Sato (Girls Beyond the Wasteland, Student Council’s Discretion, Steins;Gate) handling both directorial and series composition duties.
Strawberry Marshmallow (OVA) will soon be available on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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###SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Hatenkou Yugi”

HOUSTON, March 9, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of the 2008 comedy-fantasy anime Hatenkou Yugi. Having been lovingly kicked out of her home with the words, “Don’t you wanna see the world a little?” 15-year-old Rahzel Anadis suddenly finds herself traveling from town to town. Her journey is off to a rough start when she’s joined by Alzeid, a young man seeking revenge for his father’s murder. The two do have a few things in common: they can both use magic, and they both despise each other. Despite their animosity, Rahzel and Alzeid travel together, helping people in other cities and discovering what it really means to “see the world.”

The series was directed by Nobuhiro Takamoto (Starry Sky, Beelzebub), with series composition helmed by Yasuhiro Imagawa (Pet Shop of Horrors, Souten no Ken). Studio DEEN (Fate/stay night, When They Cry Kai) was in charge of animation production.

Hatenkou Yugi will soon be available on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “RIN-NE 2”[/size]

HOUSTON, March 14, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of the second season of the laugh-out-loud supernatural comedy series, RIN-NE. Produced by Brains Base and adapted from the original manga series by renowned mangaka Rumiko Takahashi (Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ½, Inuyasha), RIN-NE 2 continues where the first season ended.

Penniless half-human, half-shinigami-kind-of-thing Rinne Rokudo manages to scrape together just enough money to survive as he continues his work, leading lost spirits to the Wheel of Reincarnation. Aided by the forever blunt Sakura Mamiya and an entourage of ridiculous “friends,” Rinne has his work cut out for him as he encounters new allies and enemies, while still dealing with his nearly crippling poverty!

RIN-NE 2 is scheduled for an April 2016 broadcast in Japan. It will soon be available through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!. Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Arch Angels”[/size]

HOUSTON, March 16, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Arch Angels. In this live-action film based on the manga of the same name, St. Michael’s is an elite Catholic boarding school nestled on a beautiful remote island, and it is the quintessence of sophistication. Within the grounds of this aristocratic haven, high school students Fumio, Kazune and Yuzuko discover that they have something in common: they just don’t fit in. After several girls from wealthy families are kidnapped one after another, everyone becomes wary and apprehensive. When an unexpected force infuses the three girls with special powers, the fate of the school and its attendees might just be in the hands of these misfits.

The film was directed and co-written by Issei Oda, who also supervised visual effects. Dai Miyazaki and Issei Shibata were in charge of producing, with Hirofumi Okada handling cinematography.
Arch Angels will be available through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto”[/size]

HOUSTON, March 23, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of the comedy Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto for the Spring 2016 anime season.

Just who is Sakamoto? He’s enigmatic. He’s clever. He’s dashing. No challenge is too great and no cause is too small for Sakamoto. Girls love him, guys hate him for it, and despite efforts to humiliate him, Sakamoto is flawlessly able to emerge from the fray, even cooler than ever. Who knows what Sakamoto is going to do next? Whatever it is, it will be fabulous!

The series was directed by Shinji Takamatsu (Gintama, School Rumble), with character designs by Atsuko Nakajima (Trinity Blood, Getbackers and Ranma ½).

Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto is scheduled for an April 2016 broadcast in Japan. It will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS CHEERS “Tanaka-kun is Always Listless”[/size]

HOUSTON, MARCH 29, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of Tanaka-kun is Always Listless.
Adapted from the popular web manga series published by Square Enix, this unconventional, surrealist comedy follows an exhausted high school boy who, despite multiple attempts from his friends, still manages to spectacularly… sleep. Much to the chagrin of the energetic (at times bossy) Ohta, Tanaka is often found in a blissful state of lethargy, possessing the ability to doze off in any situation, especially in mid-sentence!

The series was directed by Shinya Kawatsura (Kokoro Connect, Non Non Biyori), with series composition by Akemi Omode (Get Backers, Tales of the Abyss) and character design by Haruko Iizuka (Inu x Boku Secret Service, School-Live!). Animation production was handled by SILVER LINK., the same studio responsible for WATAMOTE and Chivalry of a Failed Knight.

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless is scheduled for an April 2016 broadcast in Japan. It will soon be available for simulcast through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!. Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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###Anime Network Online to Simulcast “RIN-NE 2”

HOUSTON, March 30, 2016 – This Spring 2016 anime season, return to the spirit world with RIN-NE 2 on Anime Network Online (ANO).

Based on the manga by legendary mangaka Rumiko Takahashi (Inuyasha, Ranma 1Ž2, Maison Ikkoku), RIN-NE 2 picks up where the first season left off with poverty-stricken Rinne Rokudo still desperately trying to make ends meet through a series of (very) odd jobs, including purifying spirits and escorting them to the Wheel of Reincarnation. In between fights with malevolent damishigami (including his scheming father, the president of the Damishigami Company), Rinne has to deal with meddling black cats, love struck shinigami girls, and even more romantic misunderstandings with Sakura Mamiya!

ANO subscribers in the United States, Canada, and Latin America will be able to stream new simulcast episodes of RIN-NE 2 every Saturday at 7 AM EDT, starting on April 9th.

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About Anime Network
Anime Network Online (ANO) is a leading independent streaming service that specializes in distributing classic, new, and simulcast Japanese animation titles to fans throughout North America and select countries across the globe on a title by title basis. With thousands of hours of anime programming refreshed monthly, ANO’s offering is as deep as it is diverse. ANO’s library features both dubbed and subtitled anime with the goal to deliver language accessible high-quality anime selections to its passionate international community.

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###SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Bakuon!!”

HOUSTON, March 31, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of Bakuon!! for the Spring 2016 simulcast season.

Moe and motorcycles have never looked better together in this sports comedy about a group of students in the motorcycle club of their all-girls school. When Hane Sakura sees the wild-hearted Onsa Amano riding a motorcycle to school, Sakura is inspired to join the motorcycle club and get her license. However, nothing could have prepared her for the challenges, or the joys, that come with hitting the road on the wings of a real bike!

The series, based on the original manga by Mimana Orimoto, was directed by Junji Nishimura (Ranma ½, GLASSIP, Dog Days) with Kurasumi Sunayama (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere) in charge of series composition. TMS Entertainment, the same studio that produced Yowamushi Pedal, Magic Knight Rayearth, Kamisama Kiss, and Gugure! Kokkuri-san, was in charge of animation production.

Bakuon!! is scheduled for an April 2016 broadcast in Japan and will soon be available for simulcast on select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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###SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Onigiri”

HOUSTON, APRIL 5, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of Onigiri, based on CyberStep’s hugely popular MMORPG of the same name. Set in mystical Japan, this is the story of young girls rising up to fight the Kamikui, powerful and ancient beings of darkness. This 13 episode short-format anime series begins airing on Tokyo MX and Fuji BS on April 7, 2016 and will simulcast on select digital outlets worldwide.

The series was directed by Takashi Yamamoto (A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives, Final Approach), with series composition by Takamitsu Kouno (Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Absolute Duo). Animation production was handled by Pierrot Plus, the same studio which produced Re-Kan!, Sabagebu! - Survival Game Club!, and Beelzebub.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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###The Battle Begins with “Onigiri” on Anime Network Online

HOUSTON, April 5, 2016 – Anime Network Online (ANO) is proud to add Onigiri to its spring 2016 simulcast lineup.

It’s time to forge alliances between humans, gods, and oni in a high-flying new anime based off the popular MMORPG of the same name. This can’t-miss adventure will take you deep into the world of mystical Japan, where our heroes battle against malevolent dark beings, the Kamikui.

Onigiri begins simulcasting on April 6th. ANO subscribers worldwide, excluding China and Japan, will be able to stream new episodes every Wednesday at 12:05 PM EDT

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About Anime Network
Anime Network Online (ANO) is a leading independent streaming service that specializes in distributing classic, new, and simulcast Japanese animation titles to fans throughout North America and select countries across the globe on a title by title basis. With thousands of hours of anime programming refreshed monthly, ANO’s offering is as deep as it is diverse. ANO’s library features both dubbed and subtitled anime with the goal to deliver language accessible high-quality anime selections to its passionate international community.

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###Anime Network Online to Stream “Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto”

HOUSTON, April 6, 2016 – Anime Network Online (ANO) is proud to announce it will stream Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto as part of its Spring 2016 anime lineup.

Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto begins airing on April 23rd. ANO subscribers in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Scandinavia, South Africa, Turkey will be able to stream new episodes every Saturday at 1:00 AM EDT.

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About Anime Network
Anime Network Online (ANO) is a leading independent streaming service that specializes in distributing classic, new, and simulcast Japanese animation titles to fans throughout North America and select countries across the globe on a title by title basis. With thousands of hours of anime programming refreshed monthly, ANO’s offering is as deep as it is diverse. ANO’s library features both dubbed and subtitled anime with the goal to deliver language accessible high-quality anime selections to its passionate international community

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###“Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless” to Stream on Anime Network Online

HOUSTON, April 6, 2016 – Anime Network Online (ANO) is proud to announce it will stream Tanaka-kun is Always Listless as part of its Spring 2016 anime lineup.

Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless begins streaming April 23rd. ANO subscribers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Latin America, Scandinavia, Netherlands, and Turkey will be able to stream new episodes every Saturday at 10 AM EDT.

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About Anime Network
Anime Network Online (ANO) is a leading independent streaming service that specializes in distributing classic, new, and simulcast Japanese animation titles to fans throughout North America and select countries across the globe on a title by title basis. With thousands of hours of anime programming refreshed monthly, ANO’s offering is as deep as it is diverse. ANO’s library features both dubbed and subtitled anime with the goal to deliver language accessible high-quality anime selections to its passionate international community.

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###Anime Network Online to Stream “Bakuon!!” this Spring 2016

HOUSTON, April 7, 2016 – It’s the perfect combination: motorcycles and moe. Anime Network Online (ANO) is proud to announce that it will be streaming Bakuon!! as part of its spring 2016 lineup.

Hane Sakura’s life is changed forever when she sees a girl from her class riding a motorcycle to school. Soon, she’s totally absorbed in the exciting world of motorcycle mayhem with her wild-hearted new friends in the motorcycle club at their all girls’ school!

Bakuon!! begins airing on April 18th. ANO subscribers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Turkey will be able to stream new episodes every Monday at Noon EDT.

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About Anime Network
Anime Network Online (ANO) is a leading independent streaming service that specializes in distributing classic, new, and simulcast Japanese animation titles to fans throughout North America and select countries across the globe on a title by title basis. With thousands of hours of anime programming refreshed monthly, ANO’s offering is as deep as it is diverse. ANO’s library features both dubbed and subtitled anime with the goal to deliver language accessible high-quality anime selections to its passionate international community.

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###SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Cobra the Animation”

HOUSTON, April 7, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, the space opera Cobra the Animation, as well the series’ two OVAs Cobra the Animation: Time Drive and Cobra the Animation: The Psychogun. Based on the best-selling 1978 manga by Buichi Terasawa, Cobra the Animation follows the adventures of a young man who abandons a life of adventure and danger by surgically altering his face and erasing his own memories. Assuming his new identity as an office worker named Johnson, the young man’s “normal” life is shattered when he is once again threatened by old enemies who are out for his life.

Keizo Shimizu (Shinshaku Sengoku Eiyū Densetsu - Sanada Jū Yūshi The Animation) directed the series and contributed to character designs alongside Akio Sugino, Ippei Masui, and Keiko Yamamoto. Series composition was helmed by Kazumi Koide (Wonder Beast Scramble, Dragoon OAV), and animation production was handled by Magic Bus.

Cobra the Animation will be available through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
###SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Flying Witch”

HOUSTON, APRIL 13, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of Flying Witch for the Spring 2016 anime season.

Based on the manga by Chihiro Ishizuka and serialized in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine, Flying Witch follows the adventures of 15-year-old Makoto Kowata, a teen witch whose only talent (currently) is being able to fly. In this supernatural coming-of-age tale, Makoto and her familiar, a black cat named Chito, move in with her second cousins in the beautiful and quaint Aomori Prefecture of northern Japan, where she learns to hone her magical skills.

J.C.STAFF, the studio behind such hits as Azumanga Daioh, Little Busters! The Familiar of Zero, and Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? helms production. The series is directed by Katsushi Sakurabi (Gunparade March, Lunar Legend Tsukihime), with series composition by Deko Akao (Mysterious Girlfriend X, Noragami, Pretty Rhythm All Star Selection).

Flying Witch is scheduled for an April 2016 broadcast in Japan by Nippon TV. It will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

About Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV)
Since becoming Japan’s first commercial broadcaster in 1953, Nippon TV has become the country’s undisputed ratings champion and finest producer of all genres of programs. One of the biggest successes for Nippon TV is its format Dragons’ Den, which has been sold in over 26 countries and regions. With well-established companies that deal in a broad range of businesses from movies, animation, events, to fitness clubs, Nippon TV is leveraging its ideal platform to expand into new realms. Recently launching a channel in Southeast Asia named GEM through a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television Networks, and taking a stake in the SVOD market through wholly-owned subsidiary Hulu Japan, Nippon TV is steadily solidifying its presence and brand as a global media powerhouse.

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