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Sentai Filmworks Gets a Double Dose of Magic with ‘Negima!’ and ‘Negima!?’

HOUSTON, TX, January 18, 2018 – The magical life of Negi Springfield makes his way to the Sentai Filmworks collection of titles. As a 10-year-old wizard-in-training, his final test to become a Master Wizard will be to become the English teacher in an all-female boarding school. With 31 students complicating everything and a life that includes evil wizards, magical objects and difficult tests, ‘Negima!’ and ‘Negima!?’ will fill our days with comedy, romance, action and lots of adventures. Be on the lookout for details on the release of these powerful shows on home video, television, and select digital outlets.

Negima! (2005)

Episodes: 26
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural
Rating: PG-13
Premiered: Winter 2005
Producers: Starchild Records
Studios: Xebec

Negima!? (2006-2007)

Episodes: 26
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural
Rating: PG-13
Premiered: Fall 2006
Producers: GANSIS
Studios: Shaft

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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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Negima! / Mahou Sensei Negima! / UQ Holder!
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? / Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darō ka?
#233

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‘A Spirit of the Sun’ Will Shine as Maiden Japan’s New Acquisition

HOUSTON TX, February 19, 2018 – February brings the addition of A Spirit of the Sun to Maiden Japan’s ever-growing collection of anime titles. Based on the epic manga by Kaiji Kawaguchi and directed by Masayuki Kojima, the acclaimed director of titles like Monster, Made in Abyss and Black Bullet, the feature film explores a frighteningly possible world in which a series of natural disasters force the Japanese people to flee their homeland.

When Japan is hit by the twin disasters of the eruption of Mt. Fuji and a massive earthquake, the island nation gets literally shattered and torn in two. With millions dead and the life-sustaining national infrastructure destroyed, mass evacuation of much of the country’s population was the only alternative. Now the Japanese refugees living in Taiwan find themselves in conflict with the native citizens. There’s not enough work, the living conditions are terrible, and what remains of Japan is occupied by China in the north and the U.S. in the south. Genichiro Ryu is just one of the survivors, but having been adopted by Taiwanese parents, he has a foot in both worlds and seeks to find a way to bring peace between the conflicting sides in A Spirit of the Sun.

A Spirit of the Sun comes from Madhouse, the studio behind titles like Death Note, No Game No Life and High School of the Dead. It was produced by the Tohokushinsha Film Corporation (Garo, Zankyou no Terror, Usagi Drop, Redline).

About Maiden Japan:
Maiden Japan is dedicated to bringing the very best in Japanese animation to the English-speaking world. From critically acclaimed masterpieces like THE ROYAL SPACE FORCE and MOBILE POLICE PATLABOR, to key works by the “who’s who” of creators that includes Hideaki Anno, Mamoru Oshii, Masamune Shirow, Studio CLAMP, and Yoshiyuki Tomino. With the addition of newer gems such as TOKYO MAGNITUDE 8.0, DEN-NOH COIL and MOMO: GIRL GOD OF DEATH, the company’s growing catalog of products is available in North America on Blu-ray and DVD, and digitally via HI-DIVE, iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Anime Network, PlayStation Network, YouTube and other top digital providers.

A Spirit of The Sun / Taiyo no Mokushiroku
#234

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Sentai Filmworks’ Acquires the Adorable Slice of Life Series ALICE or ALICE

HOUSTON, TX, March 15, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today they have acquired all distribution rights for ALICE or ALICE in the following territories: North America, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.

What happens when a big brother idolizes his little twin sisters? All sorts of mischief that’s what! Meet Rise and Airi, twin sisters who love to hang out with their friends, go to cute pastry shops and annoy their big brother. Watch as these adorable pint-size girls learn to navigate through life while making sure their brother doesn’t go too over the top.

Kōsuke Kobayashi will be making his directorial debut, with sound direction from Nobuyuki Abe (Kemono Friends). Animation production will be handled by EMT Squared (Love Tyrant, Highschool Life of a Fudanshi).

ALICE or ALICE is scheduled for a Spring 2018 broadcast in Japan. It will soon be available to stream 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 MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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Alice or Alice
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Sentai Filmworks Set to Deliver DEVILS’ LINE TV Animation

HOUSTON, TX, March 21, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks today announced that they acquired all distribution rights in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, South Africa, Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands to DEVILS’ LINE, the TV animation adapted from Ryo Hanada’s best-selling manga.

Set in a shadowy, often violent world where vampires repress their bloodlust to survive alongside humanity, a chance encounter and unlikely entanglement risk exposing the darkness that lies in every heart.

Hideaki Nakano will be directing DEVILS’ LINE with PLATINUMVISION helming series animation.

DEVILS’ LINE will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets for the Spring 2018 simulcast season, 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 MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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Devils' Line
#236

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Maiden Japan Takes a Big Bite of Adventure with the Acquisition of ‘The Tibetan Dog’

HOUSTON TX, March 13, 2018 – Maiden Japan is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Tibetan Dog. This story is based on the bestselling Chinese novel of the same name and directed by Masayuki Kojima. His previous work includes the beloved series Monster and Made in Abyss. The Tibetan Dog is a story of hope, friendship and overcoming adversity with perseverance and the help of friends. It reminds us that even in the darkest hours, someone can always lend a hand… or paw.

After the death of his mother, Tenzin decides to leave his town to live with his father in the grasslands of Tibet. In a new place, with new people and while learning to become a sheepherder, Tenzin will find help in the most unexpected way, through a golden Tibetan guard dog which will change his life forever by becoming his greatest friend.

The Tibetan Dog was co-produced by Madhouse, China Film Group Corporation and Ciwen Pictures. The original character design was made by Naoki Urasawa (Monster, Master Keaton) and the sound direction by Youji Shimizu (Lupin III, Final Fantasy VII: Last Order)

The Tibetan Dog will be available for streaming on selected media outlets.

About Maiden Japan:
Maiden Japan is dedicated to bringing the very best in Japanese animation to the English-speaking world. From critically acclaimed masterpieces like THE ROYAL SPACE FORCE and MOBILE POLICE PATLABOR, to key works by the “who’s who” of creators that includes Hideaki Anno, Mamoru Oshii, Masamune Shirow, Studio CLAMP, and Yoshiyuki Tomino. With the addition of newer gems such as TOKYO MAGNITUDE 8.0, DEN-NOH COIL and MOMO: GIRL GOD OF DEATH, the company’s growing catalog of products is available in North America on Blu-ray and DVD, and digitally via HIDIVE, iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Anime Network, PlayStation Network, YouTube and other top digital providers.

The Tibetan Dog / Tibet Inu Monogatari: Kin'iro no Dao Jie
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Opposites Attract in Sentai Filmwork’s Newest 2018 Spring Acquisition, “Real Girl”

HOUSTON, TX, March 27, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today it acquired all distribution rights to the romantic comedy Real Girl for the Spring 2018 Simulcast season in the following territories: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Nordics, Spain, Portugal and Central & South America.

The character-driven story follows the reclusive Hikari Tsutsui as he accidentally falls in love with the popular Iroha Igarashi, despite his aversion to real-world girls. The couple begins to develop a close bond neither expected which challenges their preconceived notions of who people truly are.

Real Girl is being produced by Hoods Entertainment (Mysterious Girlfriend X, Fantasista Doll) and will be directed by Takashi Naoya (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, Luck & Logic) with series composition from Deko Akao (Anonymous Noise, Noragami).

The series will soon be available to stream 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 MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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Real Girl / 3D Kanojo Real Girl
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Sentai Filmworks Discovers Tada Never Falls In Love

HOUSTON, TX, March 28, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired all distribution rights to Tada Never Falls in Love for North America, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal and Latin America. The 12-episode original series by Doga Kobo (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Himouto! Umaru-chan) explores the wonder of adolescence through the eyes of Tada, a thoughtful teen who finds beauty through his camera lens but has never fallen in love.

One serendipitous day, Tada is taking pictures of cherry blossoms and unexpectedly meets Teresa, a transfer student from Luxembourg. Tada helps Teresa as she gets separated from her group and takes her to his grandfather’s coffee shop. As Tada and Teresa’s friendship begins to blossom, Tada starts to question his feelings.

The original anime will be directed by Mitsue Yamazaki (Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East) with series composition from Yoshiko Nakamura (Kabukibu!) and character designs by Junichiro Taniguchi (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun).

Tada Never Falls in Love will be available to stream on select digital outlets for the Spring 2018 simulcast season, 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 MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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Tada Never Falls In Love / Tada-kun wa Koi o Shinai
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Sentai Filmworks Snaps Up Cutie Honey Universe

HOUSTON, TX, March 29, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired all distribution rights to the eagerly awaited new retrofuturistic series that relaunches Japan’s most legendary cyberpop heroine, Cutie Honey Universe, for the Spring 2018 Simulcast season in the following territories: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Nordics, Spain, Portugal and Central and South America.

Based on the groundbreaking franchise that launched the “magical girl” genre and produced as part of the 50th anniversary commemorating the work of anime and manga wunderkind Go Nagai (Devilman Crybaby), Cutie Honey Universe follows Honey Kisaragi, an amazingly humanlike and fashion conscious android with the unique ability to transform her body into a wide range of outrageous yet stylish disguises, each of which comes with its own dazzling super ability. After a run-in with a sinister secret criminal cabal organization, Panther Claw, the luscious and law-abiding Honey makes it her mission to bring them down.

The series will be directed by Akitoshi Yokoyama (Photo Kano) with series composition from Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, LOVE and LIES). Animation production will be handled by Production Reed (In Another World With My Smartphone, Rainbow Days).

The series will soon be available to stream 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 MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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Cutey Honey / Cutie Honey
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Sentai Filmworks Dominates the Spring 2018 Simulcast Season with “DOREIKU: The Animation”

HOUSTON, TX, April 3, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today their newest acquisition to the Spring 2018 simulcast lineup with DOREIKU: The Animation.

Based on the novel and manga published by Futabasha (Old Boy, Crayon Shin-chan), DOREIKU: The Animation explores the twisted dynamic of slave/master relationships in modern-day Tokyo through 23 storylines that intersect to create a complex web of deception and violence. Written and directed by Ryōichi Kuratani (Tsugumomno, Ai Tenchi Muyo!), DOREIKU: The Animation will leave the viewer questioning society’s morality and wondering how far they would go if they were given ultimate control.

DOREIKU: The Animation will be available to stream on select digital outlets starting April 12, 2018, in North America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Netherlands and Scandinavia, 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.

Doreiku The Animation / Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei
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Sentai Lands Legendary Sci-Fi Anime “Aura Battler Dunbine” Restored and Remastered in HD

HOUSTON, TX, April 11, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that they have acquired Sunrise Studio’s classic adventure series Aura Battler Dunbine. The 49-episode epic was restored from archival stock and remastered in high definition.

“We are extremely excited to bring this restored and remastered version of Aura Battler Dunbine to fans,” said John Ledford, President and CEO of Sentai Filmworks. “The transfer is absolutely stunning and brings an incredible level of detail and vibrancy to this classic sci-fi series.”

Based on the novel, The Wings of Rean by Yoshiyuki Tomino, acclaimed writer and director of the popular Mobile Suit Gundam series, Aura Battler Dunbine weaves a rich fantasy backdrop with powerful mechas and complex characters to create a timeless story of good versus evil, sacrifice and love.

Transported from his home in Tokyo, a seemingly ordinary 18-year-old Shou Zama finds himself in a new world known as Byston Well, a country that has been torn apart by overlord Drake Luft. Refusing to participate in Luft’s evil plans, Shou joins the resistance where he uses his incredible Aura Powers to fight for freedom inside a lavender-colored mecha.

Featuring the voice talents of Shigeru Nakahara (Dragon Ball Super, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing), Mika Doi (One Piece, Tokyo Ghoul) and Maria Kawamura (Neon Genesis, Samurai Champloo), Aura Battler Dunbine will continue to captivate audiences with its 2018 release.

Aura Battler Dunbine 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 MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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Aura Battler Dunbine / Seisenshi Dunbine
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Kyoto Animations’ “Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me”

HOUSTON, TX, April 16, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today their newest acquisition, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me. From the fan-favorite studio, Kyoto Animation (Clannad, K-ON!), this theatrical release, which premiered in Japan on January 6, 2018, follows the chunibyo couple, Rikka and Yuta, into their third year of high school.

Graduation is getting closer, and the couple still hasn’t had their first kiss. Things take an unexpected turn when spring break approaches, Rikkas’ older sister announces that the entire family is moving for her new job! Yuta hears about the possible move and starts wondering about the future of his relationship. His friends suggest a drastic idea: the couple should elope! It sets the stage for one of the wildest trips through Japan as this chunibyo couple carries out their escape plan.

Tatsuya Ishihara, director of the original 2012 anime, returns at the helm for the movie, with a script by series writer Jukki Hanada.

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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 MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! / Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai!
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Sentai Filmworks Grants “Scum’s Wish”

HOUSTON, TX, May 10, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks today announced it acquired exclusive distribution rights to the acclaimed anime series, Scum’s Wish, for home video and electronic sell-through in for USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Adapted from the manga by Mengo Yokoyari, serialized in Square Enix’s Big Gangan, the 12-episode series’ striking visuals, courtesy of Lerche (Monster Musume, School-Live!), envelope the story of young lovers who each ache for the unattainable, unreciprocated love of another.

At first glance, high school sweethearts Hanabi Yasuraoka and Mugi Awaya appear to have the perfect relationship and while the two enjoy each other’s physical companionship, they are merely using each other to feel anything other than pain as both Hanabi and Mugi are in love with other people. As this tangled web of emotions continues to ensnare others, viewers are exposed to the painful side of love, making this series often difficult to watch yet impossible to look away.

Sentai Filmworks’ releases will include an English-language subtitle version and an English dubbed version produced by Sentai Studios. The dub is now in production.

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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 MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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Scum's Wish / Kuzu no Honkai
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Sentai Filmworks Adds a Pop of Randomness with Exclusive “Pop Team Epic” Merchandise

HOUSTON, TX, May 9, 2018 – Hot on the heels of the most twisted and talked about simulcast anime series of 2018, Sentai Filmworks announced today the availability of its official Pop Team Epic merchandise. Sentai will debut its Pop Team Epic product line beginning at Anime Central in Rosemont, IL.

Sentai commissioned an exclusive button pack and three t-shirt designs featuring fans’ favorite queens of the absurd, Popuko and Pipimi. Each item will be available in extremely limited quantities and no reprints will be available once an item sells out.

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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 Loads the Summer 2018 Simulcast Season with “The Thousand Musketeers” TV Anime

HOUSTON TX, June 27, 2018 - Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired all distribution rights for the action-filled title, The Thousand Musketeers, for the Summer 2018 Simulcast season for the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Ireland, South America and other select territories.

The Thousand Musketeers TV series follows the struggle of a ragtag resistance effort battling against the World Empire, a tyrannical regime intent on oppressing lives and suppressing liberty. Although modern weapons are forbidden, the resistance fighters repurpose antique weapons that had been regarded as works of art, not deadly arms. But the balance of power changes as these relics of ancient wars respond to the plight of the resistance and come to life as noble musketeers who take up the weapons they were born from and fight to bring a sliver of hope back to the world!

The series will be directed by Kenichi Kasai (Major, Love Stage!!) with Takashi Aoshima (Himouto! Umaru-chan, No Game No Life) as the series supervisor. Animation production will be handled by TMS Entertainment (Megalobox, D. Gray-man).

The series will soon be available to stream 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 MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, 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 Thousand Musketeers / Senjūshi: The Thousand Noble Musketeers
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Sentai Filmworks Acquires “100 Sleeping Princes & the Kingdom of Dreams” TV Anime

HOUSTON, TX, June 28, 2018 - Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive distribution rights to 100 Sleeping Princes & the Kingdom of Dreams, a Summer 2018 Simulcast season title, based off the popular mobile game of the same name, for USA, Canada, South America, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Ireland and other regions.

Enter the mysterious Dream World, where a newly-crowned royal soon learns of an insatiable evil, the yumekui, feeding upon the energy and dreams of sleeping princes who are then unable to awaken. The brave monarch must save them and their world from the dream eater!

100 Sleeping Princes & the Kingdom of Dreams features the voice talents of Kenichi Suzumura (Ajin, Maid Sama!, Mr. Osomatu) as Avi, Daiki Yamashita (Anonymous Noise, Food Wars! The Second Plate, My Hero Academia) as Navi and Haruka Kimura (Kurenai, The Slayers Revolution) as the princess.

The series will soon be available to stream 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 MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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100 Sleeping Princes and the Kingdom of Dreams / Yume Ōkoku to Nemureru 100-Nin no Ōji-sama
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Sentai Filmworks Onboards “Mr. TONEGAWA Middle Management Blues” as a New Summer 2018 Title

HOUSTON, TX, July 5, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired the distribution rights to the Summer 2018 comedy, Mr. TONEGAWA Middle Management Blues. This spinoff series from the award-winning world of Kaiji, will be available for USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Ireland and other select territories.

President Hyodo is tired of dealing with debtors, so he orders mid-level manager, Yukio Tonegawa, to form a group of men and devise a series of sadistic games, called the Game of Death, to collect what is owed to him. Initially, Tonegawa and his black-suited men, known as Team Tonegawa, are hesitant to participate but quickly discover that their new line of work is more enjoyable than they originally thought.

Madhouse (Kaiji, One Punch Man) will be in charge of the animation production. Toshiyuki Morikawa (Naruto, Bleach, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing) will voice the protagonist, Yukio Tonegawa, and character design will be handled by Haruhito Takada (Kaiji, Fullmetal Alchemist, Gakuen Basara).

The series will soon be available to stream on 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 MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues / Chūkan Kanriroku Tonegawa
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Sentai Filmworks Snaps Up “Revue Starlight” TV Anime

HOUSTON, TX, July 5, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that has acquired the exclusive distribution rights to Revue Starlight, produced by Kinema Citrus (MADE IN ABYSS), for USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands as well as Latin American countries and other select territories.

After receiving a mysterious invitation to audition for a coveted spot with, Starlight, a popular musical revue troupe, star-struck contestants begin honing their talents and competing against each other for a chance of a lifetime. Among the hopefuls are childhood friends, Karen and Hikari, who once promised each other that they would take the stage together. With each contender working tirelessly hard to win, it’s the girls’ passionate dedication to their lifelong dream that’ll truly transform their performances as the curtains rise.

Tomohiro Furukawa (Angel Beats, Infinite Stratos) will direct the series with Hiroyuki Saita (Flip Flappers, Haikyu!!) as the lead character designer and Tatsuto Higuchi (Inuyasha, Hanasaku Iroha - Blossoms for Tomorrow) in charge of the series composition.

The series will soon be available to stream 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 MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

Revue Starlight / Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight
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Sentai Filmworks Acquires “Real Girl” Season 2

HOUSTON, TX, July 5, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired all distribution rights for the second season of the popular romance Spring 2018 Simulcast series, Real Girl, for USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Ireland and other select territories.

Follow the popular Iroha Igarashi and reclusive Hikari Tsutsui, as they continue to navigate the tumultuous waters of young love and what it means to be true to yourself. As their relationship grows and deepens, new and difficult challenges threaten to break them apart. While they are committed to overcoming everything that comes their way as a couple, will somethings be too much for them to conquer?

The series will soon be available to stream 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 MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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Real Girl / 3D Kanojo Real Girl
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Maiden Japan Acquires Sci-fi Classic ‘Armored Trooper Votoms’

Maiden Japan is proud to announce the company’s acquisition of the mecha classic Armored Trooper Votoms as well as many of the acclaimed series’ subsequent OVAs and spin-offs. Widely acknowledged for breaking new ground in storytelling and introducing a level of realism not previously seen in giant robot series, Votoms’ spectacular action sequences and gritty drama quickly turned it into one of anime’s most beloved sci-fi franchises, spawning a series of sequels, video games and novels that continues to current times.

Although the franchise universe continues to expand, the original series story revolves around Chirico Cuvie, a battle-worn soldier who accidentally becomes involved in a mission to steal military secrets from allied forces. However, during the mission, he discovers that the real reason behind the assignment is a beautiful woman locked inside a container. Barely escaping alive and running from his own army, he’ll have to fight to unravel the truth behind the betrayal, the mysterious woman, and the conspirators who will do anything to silence him.

Maiden Japan has currently announced the acquisition of rights to Armored Trooper Votoms, Armored Trooper Votoms OVA Series, Armored Trooper Votoms: Pailsen Files, Armored Trooper Votoms: Gen Ei, Armored Trooper Votoms: Case; Irvine, Armored Trooper Votoms: Chirico’s Return, and Armored Trooper Votoms: Finder. Announcements for Home Video release dates and availability for streaming on selected media outlets will follow.

About Maiden Japan:
Maiden Japan is dedicated to bringing the very best in Japanese animation to the English-speaking world. From critically acclaimed masterpieces like THE ROYAL SPACE FORCE and MOBILE POLICE PATLABOR, to key works by the “who’s who” of creators that includes Hideaki Anno, Mamoru Oshii, Masamune Shirow, Studio CLAMP, and Yoshiyuki Tomino. With the addition of newer gems such as TOKYO MAGNITUDE 8.0, DEN-NOH COIL and MOMO: GIRL GOD OF DEATH, the company’s growing catalog of products is available in North America on Blu-ray and DVD, and digitally via HIDIVE, iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Anime Network, PlayStation Network, YouTube and other top digital providers.

Armored Trooper Votoms / Soukou Kihei VOTOMS
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Maiden Japan is Working Hard with the Acquisition of ‘Hataraki Man’

Hataraki Man, Studio Gallop’s story about finding the balance between work and life was announced today as Maiden Japan’s latest acquisition. Based on the hit manga by artist and fashion designer Moyoco Anno (Sugar Sugar Rune, Sakuran), the slice of life story of a young woman struggling to find a place in the publishing industry is immediately relatable to anyone that has ever made sacrifices in order to get ahead at their job. A compelling drama lightened with comedy elements and seasoned with romance, Hataraki Man presents a rare, frank, and engaging “from the trenches” viewpoint on the changing role of women in the Japanese workplace.

Hataraki Man follows the life of 28-year-old Hiroko Matsukata, a straight-forward young woman who has sacrificed most of her personal life in order to rise in the male-dominated publishing industry. As a result of her dedication and work ethic, her fellow employees have given her the nickname “Hataraki Man,” which means working man. Despite her success to date, however, Hiroko is becoming aware that she wants more than just work in her life. Unfortunately, her sometimes boyfriend is an even bigger workaholic than she is and has even more to prove at his job!

Produced by Studio Gallop (Yu-Gi-Oh, Initial D, Eyeshield 21) and directed by Katsumi Ono (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5DS, Yu—Gi-Oh! Arc V, Symphogear), Hataraki Man was originally broadcasted as part of Fuji TV’s prestigious noitaminA animation block. The 11-episode series will initially be made available for streaming on selected media outlets.

Information on other release formats will follow.

About Maiden Japan:
Maiden Japan is dedicated to bringing the very best in Japanese animation to the English-speaking world. From critically acclaimed masterpieces like THE ROYAL SPACE FORCE and MOBILE POLICE PATLABOR, to key works by the “who’s who” of creators that includes Hideaki Anno, Mamoru Oshii, Masamune Shirow, Studio CLAMP, and Yoshiyuki Tomino. With the addition of newer gems such as TOKYO MAGNITUDE 8.0, DEN-NOH COIL and MOMO: GIRL GOD OF DEATH, the company’s growing catalog of products is available in North America on Blu-ray and DVD, and digitally via HIDIVE, iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Anime Network, PlayStation Network, YouTube and other top digital providers.

Hataraki Man