AN Forums

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

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hello Kitty® Returns this Holiday Season to Delight Children of All Ages in “Hello Kitty & Friends – Let’s Learn Together”

HOUSTON, TX July 25, 2018 - This November, Sentai Kids will debut “Hello Kitty & Friends – Let’s Learn Together” featuring 21 all-new episodes where Hello Kitty, her sister Mimi and all new friends help children and families learn about the world around them, from experimenting with shapes and learning to take care of flowers, to studying dance and practicing good manners, it’s all educational and exciting with a hearty dose of cute.

As its inaugural release, Sentai Kids will make “Hello Kitty & Friends – Let’s Learn Together” available on home video and through select digital outlets in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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. The Sentai Kids™ label is dedicated to educational and children’s content. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

It’s Lights, Camera, Action for “Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions - Take on Me” Making its USA Debut at the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival

HOUSTON, TX, July 26, 2018 - Sentai Filmworks today announced the USA premiere of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions - Take on Me, the highly anticipated feature-length film from beloved Kyoto Animation franchise, at the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival. Attendees can experience the exclusive English-dub or subtitled versions of the film on September 21, 2018.

Love takes an adorably strange turn as Rikka and Yuta, now in their final year of high school, decide to take their relationship to the next level and elope! With Yuta letting Rikka grow out of her chunibyo syndrome, where she believes she has magical powers, at her own pace, it sets the stage for one of the wildest trips in the Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions’ world, exploring iconic sites throughout Japan (including locations from other Kyoto Animation series).

The Japanese cast of the original series reprises their role with Maaya Uchida as Rikka, Jun Fukuyama as Yuta and Sumire Uesaka as Sanae Dekomori. Also returning are Director Tatsuya Ishihara, series composer Jukki Hanada and original character designer, Kazumi Ikeda.

Additional details, including ticket availability and times, will be available at a later date at the official Los Angeles Anime Film Festival website, www.la-aff.com.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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.

1 Like

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sentai Filmworks Makes a Splash with “DIVE!!”

HOUSTON, TX August 28, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it has acquired distribution rights to the high school swim team series DIVE!! for the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Wales, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, South Africa, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. DIVE!! will be available for purchase in December 2018.

From Zero-G studios ( Grand Blue , DOREIKU The Animation ), DIVE!! revolves around the Mizuki Diving Club as they struggle to stay afloat due to financial troubles. With their sponsor threatening to pull their funding, Tomoki Sakai and the other members of the club need nothing short of a miracle to keep practicing the sport they love. Luckily, their new coach Kayoko Asaki makes it her mission to not only save the club but to get the team to pass the Olympic qualifications!

Produced by Fuji TV ( One Piece, Dragon Ball, Hunter x Hunter ), Aniplex ( Boruto, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST ), DMM pictures ( Inuyashiki, Dies Irae ) and Dentsu ( Fairy Tail, Bleach ), discover how passion, determination and teamwork transform the members of the Mizuki Diving Club as they begin the battle to fulfill their dreams.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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.

1 Like

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sentai Filmworks Plucks “Bloom Into You”

HOUSTON, TX September 25, 2018 - Sentai Filmworks announced today that it has acquired exclusive distribution rights to Bloom Into You , the animated series based on Nio Nakatani’s best-selling, award-winning manga, for the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

Enthralled by shoujo manga, Yuu waited for a love confession to make her feel as special as the heroines in her favorite stories but when a junior high classmate admits his feelings for her, she feels nothing. Time passes and Yuu starts high school feeling confused and downhearted. Things change, however, when she witnesses Nanami, the beautiful student council president, effortlessly turn down a boy. Yuu asks Nanami for help and the two become fast friends. Yuu’s heart is suddenly sent aflutter when the next person to confess is Nanami herself! Will Yuu finally be the star her our own shoujo romance?

The series is produced by TROYCA Inc. ( Aldnoah.Zero, Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation ). Makoto Kato ( Attack on Titan , Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation ) directs the series. Jukki Hanada ( Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions , K-ON! ) handles scriptwriting duties as well as series composition. Hiroaki Gouda ( Amagami SS , Onegai Teacher ) leads character design for the series.

The series will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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.

2 Likes

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sentai Filmworks Spots “The Girl in Twilight”

HOUSTON, TX September 27, 2018 - Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to the supernatural-themed original series, The Girl in Twilight , for the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Latin America and other select territories.

Constantly on the lookout for her next big adventure, the cheerful and kind Asuka Tsuchimiya is always ready to try new things with her high school friends from the Crystal Radio Club. One day, the group performs a ritual from an urban myth just for fun. However, several conditions had fallen into place to put the ritual in motion, opening the door to a new world of gold and jet black. In this world, Asuka finds a different version of herself and soon finds out that some doors were never meant to be opened.

Jin Tamamura ( Chivalry of a Failed Knight , JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable ) will direct this original anime from Kotaro Uchikoshi, the writer and director of the Zero Escape video game series. The series produced DandeLion Animation Studio ( Haikyu!! , The Dragon Dentist ) and Jūmonji ( Chain Chronicle OVA , Hozuki’s Coolheadedness ). Masakazu Katsura ( Zetman , Iria - Zeiram the Animation ) and Hiroyuki Asada ( Cheer Boys!! , Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee anime series) are in charge of the original character design with script and series composition led by Shogo Yasukawa ( Food Wars! , Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? ).

The series will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets for the 2018 simulcast season with a home video release to follow.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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.

2 Likes

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sentai Filmworks Aims to “RELEASE THE SPYCE”

HOUSTON, TX September 28, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today it acquired exclusive rights to the original series, RELEASE THE SPYCE, for the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, South America and other select territories. The series’ animation production is led by Lay-duce ( Fate/Grand Order: First Orde r, Magi: Adventures of Sinbad ).

To everyone around her, Momo lives a quiet life of solitude: going to school and keeping to herself. To the members of the private intelligence agency Tsukikage, she is their newest recruit, learning to hone her skills to help fight against a global crime organization. Under the guidance of senior member Yuki, Momo undergoes a series of dangerous, deadly and diabolical training scenarios and missions. With each victory, Momo’s confidence in her skills grows but it’ll take more than that to help keep not just her home but the world safe.

Akira Sato ( The World God Only Knows , Deadman Wonderland ) will direct the series with Takahiro ( Akame ga KILL! , Girls Beyond the Wasteland ) in charge of the series composition. Character design is led by Satoshi Ishino ( Bleach , Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood ).

The series will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets for the 2018 simulcast season with a home video release to follow.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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.

2 Likes

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sentai Filmworks Scores “Gakuen Basara: Samurai High School”

HOUSTON, TX October 1, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Gakuen Basara : Samurai High School , the spoof spinoff of CAPCOM’s wildly popular franchise, Sengoku Basara, for the USA, Canada and Latin America.

Anyone who thinks warring samurai and violent power plays in feudal Japan were rough business must have missed Monday mornings in this modern high school! The winds of change have come for the students of Basara Academy. Due to the suspension of their current student council president, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, a new leader must be chosen. Two prominent first-year athletes prepare to battle for the chance to rule the school: baseball elite Masamune Date and soccer star Yukimura Sanada. However, it’s not all fun and games as the two also have to fight other rivals for the top spot. From fierce food-eating contests to brutal sports challenges, who will have what it takes to be the new student council president?

The series is produced by Brain’s Base ( My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU , Natsume’s Book of Friends ). Minoru Ohara ( Neon Genesis Evangelion , Lupin III: Episode 0 ‘First Contact’ movie) will direct the series with Kouji Miura ( Examurai Sengoku , Gunparade Orchestra ) in charge of series composition. Character design is led by Haruhito Takada ( Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues , Fullmetal Alchemist ) and Naoki Aisaka ( Naruto Shippuden , Mobile Suit Gundam Seed ) as chief animation director.

The series will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets for the Fall 2018 simulcast season with a home video release to follow.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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.

3 Likes

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Explore the Andromeda Galaxy in the High Definition Release of “Space Runaway Ideon”

HOUSTON TX, October 23, 2018 – Maiden Japan announced today that it will now release the Space Runaway Ideon Complete Collection in high definition and has canceled the standard edition pre-orders. Fans who have already pre-ordered the classic space epic will receive a full refund of their purchase.

“After listening to our fans’ concerns, we promptly began investigating the possibility of high definition materials,” said Matt Greenfield, owner and president of Maiden Japan. “Maiden Japan is always committed to releasing the highest quality product that is currently available to us.”

SXION 23 will announce the new release date for Space Runaway Ideon .

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.

1 Like

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sentai Filmworks Takes Aim at Kyo Ani’s “Tsurune” Series

HOUSTON, TX October 23, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired Tsurune , the latest series crafted by the acclaimed studio, Kyoto Animation ( Free! , Violet Evergarden, Beyond the Boundary ), for distribution in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South America, and other select territories.

Based on the award-winning light novel series by Kotoko Ayano, Tsurune follows Minato Narumiya as he explores his relationship with archery and, in turn, how he sees himself. Having loved the sport as a child, Minato joined his middle school’s archery club only to suffer a terrible loss during his last tournament. He then gives it up and despite persistence from his childhood friends, refuses to try again. Now in high school, Minato encounters a mysterious stranger who inspires him once more and joins the Kazemai High School Archery club in hopes of winning the prefectural tournament!

Having worked on Violet Evergarden and Sound! Euphonium , Takuya Yamamura make his debut as the series director. Michiko Yokote ( Love Stage!! , Cowboy Bebop ) is in charge of the series script with Miku Kadowaki ( Amagi Brilliant Park , Beyond the Boundary ) leading character design.

The series will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets for the Fall 2018 season with a home video release to follow.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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.

2 Likes

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sentai Filmworks Catches “Run with the Wind” Anime Series

HOUSTON, TX, October 30, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired the distribution rights to Run with the Wind for audiences in the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and other select territories. Run with the Wind is based on the light novel, Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru (or Feel the Wind in English) by award-winning author Shion Miura.

Kakeru is a former elite runner in high school who finds himself down on his luck. After being chased for stealing food, he’s saved by Haiji, a Kansei University student and a fellow runner. Having nowhere else to go, Kakeru is convinced by Haiji to move into a dormitory with eight other strangers. Before Kakeru is even settled in his new home, Haiji announces his ambitious plans to enter all ten of them into one of the most prominent university relay marathons in Japan, the Hakone Ekiden. There’s just one small problem: with the exception of Haiji and Kakeru, none of the residents have ever run competitively before.

Kazuya Nomura ( Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie , Black Fox ) directs the series. Takahiro Chiba ( Kamichu! , Occult Academy ) is in charge of character design with Yuki Hayashi ( Haikyu!! , My Hero Academia ) over music.

The series will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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.

2 Likes

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sentai Filmworks Reels in “Between the Sky and Sea” Anime

HOUSTON, TX November 14, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired distribution rights to the 2018 Fall simulcast series, Between the Sky and Sea for the USA, the UK, Canada and other select territories.

In the future, Earth’s oceans are nearly devoid of life when the fish disappear. However, people still need to eat. There can be only one solution: Humanity must reach for the stars, discover new aquatic lifeforms and catch alien fish for consumption! With the desire to help those they care about, Haru and her friends train to become space fisherwomen to bring back the catch of a lifetime.

Between the Sky and Sea features Atsushi Nigorikawa ( Naruto Shippuden and Anime De Training! Ex ) as the director and Shuuhei Yamamoto ( Battle Girl High School and Anime De Training! Ex ) as the character designer. Animation production will be handled by TMS Entertainment ( Megalobox , Bakuon!! and Lupin the 3rd ).

The series will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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.

About TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.
TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd. (better known as TMS), one of the world’s largest and most distinguished animation studios. TMS has won recognition from the international filmmaking industry for its highly-acclaimed animation, pioneering techniques and proud commitment to quality. With a dedicated team of development, production and design executives, TMS’s growing reputation is reflected by the versatility, artistry and originality of the programs the company has produced for international markets worldwide.
Established in 1964, TMS has produced more than 200 features, and over 100 TV program series, with a total of 12,000 half hours for global distribution. TMS programs have attained worldwide recognition and TMS will continue to strive for excellence. For more information, visit: www.tmsanime.com

2 Likes

Per PR;

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“MADE IN ABYSS” Compendium Films Set to Hit Theaters in the US and Select International Markets for Early 2019

HOUSTON, TX November 16, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive distribution rights to the highly anticipated films based on the critically-acclaimed franchise, MADE IN ABYSS . In 2017, the television series took audiences by surprise and garnered ecstatic reviews with its disarming facade that shrouded a dark masterpiece. Now, the timeless story will be presented in theaters and told across two compendium films, Journey’s Dawn and Wandering Twilight , drawn from the original series together with newly added scenes and storytelling.

The enigmatic Abyss entices those with the spirit of exploration, despite the dangers. Wishing to follow in her mother’s footsteps, Riko trains hard to become a Cave Raider. One day, she receives news that her mother died in the Abyss, yet a mysterious note tells Riko that her mother may still be alive. Vowing to uncover the truth about her mother’s fate, Riko embarks on a journey with a humanoid robot boy name Reg. Together, they will discover if they have what it takes to survive where so many others have perished.

Journey’s Dawn and Wandering Twilight will be available in Japanese with English subtitles along with an English dub in the US and select international markets. For more information including release dates, engagement locations, and booking, visit https://www.sentaifilmworks.com/theatrical-releases.

Following their theatrical release windows, the films will be available via pay per view, TVOD, paid streaming (select digital outlets) and home video.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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.

1 Like

Per PR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sentai Filmworks Snaps Up “Mysteria Friends” Series Adapted from Cygames Hit Franchise

HOUSTON, TX, November 16, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired worldwide rights, excluding Asia, to Mysteria Friends , the long-awaited animated series produced by Cygames Pictures and adapted from the popular Mysteria Academy event featured in the Rage of Bahamut mobile game. The highly anticipated original storyline unlocks the secrets of the Mysteria Magic Academy where humans, gods, and demons mingle freely.

Mysteria Friends spotlights fan favorite characters, Anne, the runaway royal, and Grea, the dragon-born girl, voiced by Yoko Hikasa ( Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and GATE ) and Ayaka Fukuhara ( Trinity Seven and Battle Girl High School ).

Mysteria Friends premiers on select streaming platforms beginning January 2019.

For updates regarding Mysteria Friends and other Sentai Filmworks’ titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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.

1 Like

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sentai Filmworks Expands DanMachi Universe With “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion” Feature Film and Prepares Early 2019 Theatrical Rollout

HOUSTON, TX, November 16, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive distribution rights to Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion, the feature-length film, based on the hugely popular franchise known to insiders as DanMachi. The original television series, first released outside Japan by Sentai Filmworks in 2015 was a breakout hit and enduring fan favorite.

Adventurers may come from far and wide to test their mettle within the dungeon beneath Orario, but that’s not the only location to experience! The gang may be familiar with the dark depths, but in this new story by the series’ original writer, Fujino Omori, Bell’s latest quest takes him beyond the dungeon. Fans can follow Hestia, Bell, Liliruca and the rest alongside the goddess Artemis as the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? saga continues in a brand-new adventure!

Produced by EGG FIRM + SB Creative and directed by Katsushi Sakurabi ( Flying Witch and The Pet Girl of Sakurasou ) the feature also enlists Yasuhiro Oumura ( Azumanga Daioh and When They Cry ) as art director. Shigeki Kimoto ( Flying Witch and Azumanga Daioh ) expands upon the character designs from the series’ original character designer, Suzuhito Yasuda.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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.

1 Like

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sentai Filmworks Charts Course to “Bermuda Triangle ~Colorful Pastorale~”

HOUSTON, TX, December 18, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to the animated series, Bermuda Triangle Colorful Pastorale ~, for the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal. The series is a spinoff based on the Bermuda Triangle clan from BUSHIROAD’s popular Cardfight!! Vanguard trading card game.

Mermaids are known worldwide as bewitching mythological creatures of the sea. Despite their charms and otherworldly powers, daily life for these beings comes with everyday problems. But there’s nothing that can’t be overcome with the support of friends. Follow the adventures of five young mermaids as they explore their town and the world around them in this delightful slice-of-life series that takes viewers to an enchanting world beneath the waves.

The series is produced by SEVEN・ARCS・PICTURES ( Trinity Seven , Mushibugyo ) and directed by Junji Nishimura ( Bakuon!!, Glasslip ). Michiko Yokote ( Princess Tutu, Tsurune ) is in charge of the series composition. The Japanese voice cast includes Larissa Takeda Tago ( My Girlfriend is Shobitch, Yakiniku-ten Sengoku ) as Sonata, Amane Shindou as Caro, Moka Hiraguri as Canon, Risa Tsumugi as Fina and Hikaru Tono as Serena.

The series will soon be available for the Winter 2019 simulcast season to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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 , MONSTER MUSUME Everyday Life with Monster Girls and Parasyte -the maxim- , Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and DEVILS’ LINE , as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O . For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

2 Likes

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sentai Filmworks Saves Otaku Culture with “Pastel Memories”

HOUSTON, TX, December 21, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Pastel Memories for the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Scandinavia. The anime series is based on the imaginative Japanese roleplaying game of the same name by FuRyu, who is also in charge of the series production.

Akihabara is known as a shining beacon for otaku culture everywhere. But in a not-to-distant the future, that culture is on the decline due to a mysterious affliction causing widespread memory loss. As a result, Akihabara has lost its luster. However, in one of the few remaining otaku shops, Izumi and a handful of comrades hatch a plan to restore lost memories and return “Akiba” to its former glory.

Studio Project No. 9 ( And you thought there is never a girl online? ) will be in charge of the series with Yasuyuki Shinozaki ( Sugar Sugar Rune ) as the director. The Japanese voice cast includes Hiyori Nitta ( ALICE or ALICE, The Seven Heavenly Virtues ) as Izumi Asagi, Naomi Ozora ( Chaika - The Coffin Princess Avenging Battle, Matoi the Sacred Slayer ) as Michi Edogawabashi, Ai Yamamoto ( Amanchu! Advance, Invaders of the Rokujyoma!? ) as Minami Senju, Kotori Koiwai ( Captain Earth, Gatchaman Crowds ) as Saori Rokugou, Chitose Morinaga ( New Game!, Shomin Sample ) as Nejire-Usagi, and Chiaki Takahashi ( Cutie Honey Universe, Momokyun Sword ) as Maya.

The series will soon be available for the Winter 2019 simulcast season to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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 , MONSTER MUSUME Everyday Life with Monster Girls , and Parasyte -the maxim- , Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You , Revue Starlight and DEVILS’ LINE , as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O . For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

1 Like

Per PR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sentai Filmworks Performs an Encore with “BanG Dream! 2nd Season”

HOUSTON, TX, December 30, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired distribution rights to BanG Dream! 2nd Season for audiences in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Latin America and Central America.

BUSHIROAD’s smash-hit multimedia franchise returns for a second anime season! Kasumi and the rest of Poppin’Party may have achieved their goal, but it turns out they were just at the starting line. Performing is a lot of work, and, of course, they’re not the only band in town! Do they have what it takes to reach true musical stardom?

Aimi ( Argevollen , Engaged to the Unidentified ) returns as Kasumi Toyama, while Ayaka Ohashi ( Akame ga Kill! , Flip Flappers ), Ayasa Ito ( Futari wa Milky Holmes , Revue Starlight ), Rimi Nishimoto ( Future Card Buddyfight Ace , Hina Logi: from Luck & Logic ) and Sae Otsuka ( BanG Dream! ) reprise their roles as Tae, Rimi, Saya and Arisa respectively. SANZIGEN ( 009 Re:Cyborg and the New Theatrical Movie Initial D Legend 1: Awakening ) will animate the season.

The series will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets for the Winter 2019 simulcast season with a home video release to follow.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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 , MONSTER MUSUME Everyday Life with Monster Girls , and Parasyte -the maxim- , Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You , Revue Starlight and DEVILS’ LINE , as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O . For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

4 Likes

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sentai Filmworks Acquires “W’Z” for the Winter 2019 Simulcast Season

HOUSTON, TX, December 31, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired distribution rights to W’Z for the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal.

Inspired by house music from a young age, Yukiya spends his free time as a DJ for a crowd of one and uploads his videos online. Like any young teenager, he yearns for something greater than his current life. He wants recognition and importance, but breaking out of his comfort zone means he runs the risk of getting hurt, so the cycle continues. That is, until the day he crosses the line of no return and stumbles across a mysterious live broadcast that will change his world forever.

The series stars Katsumi Fukuhara ( Hugitto! Precure, In Another World With My Smartphone ) as Yukiya, Toshiki Masuda ( Gakuen Basara: Samurai High School, Haikyu!! ) as Midori, Jun Fukuyama (Ajin, Anonymous Noise ) as Reijiro, Daisuke Namikawa ( Medaka Box Abnormal, Ushio & Tora ) as Fumiyuki, Atsumi Tanezaki ( Hozuki’s Coolheadedness, Land of the Lustrous ) as Hana, Takuya Eguchi ( Love Stage!!, My Love Story!! ) as Gai and Yoko Hikasa ( K-ON!, No Game, No Life ) as Yukine. The record label GOON TRAX is in charge of the series’ music, which will also feature the talents of numerous musical artists.

The series will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets for the Winter 2019 Simulcast Season with a home video release to follow.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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 , MONSTER MUSUME Everyday Life with Monster Girls , and Parasyte -the maxim- , Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You , Revue Starlight and DEVILS’ LINE , as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O . For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

3 Likes

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sentai Filmworks Gracefully Obtains “How Clumsy you are, Miss Ueno”

HOUSTON, TX, December 31, 2018 - Sentai Filmworks announced today that it has acquired distribution rights to the series " How Clumsy you are, Miss Ueno " for the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and other select territories.

Not only is Ueno the president of the science club at her junior high school, she’s a genius inventor, too! However, despite everything she has going for her, there’s one big problem she can’t seem to solve: no matter what she does, she can’t figure out how to confess to her crush, Tanaka! Can she find a way to give her heart what it truly yearns for?

The series stars Yu Serizawa ( Real Girl , Kiratto Pri Chan ) as Ueno, Aimi Tanaka ( Himouto! Umaru-chan , Anima Yell! ) as Tanaka, and Akari Kageyama ( Himouto! Umaru-chan , Princess Principal ) as Yamashita. Tomohiro Tsukimisato, who previously worked on THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS Theater and the Yurumates series, will both direct and be responsible for the series composition.
The series will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets for the Winter 2019 simulcast season with a home video release to follow.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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 , MONSTER MUSUME Everyday Life with Monster Girls , and Parasyte -the maxim- , Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You , Revue Starlight and DEVILS’ LINE , as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O . For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

4 Likes

Sentai Filmworks Teleports to “Dimension High School”

1/5/2019 6:54:52 PM

HOUSTON, TX, January 5, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to the ambitious live-action/anime hybrid series, Dimension High School, for the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal and other select territories.

One day, on his way to high school, student Junpei picks up an unusual looking rock. Thinking nothing of it, he heads to class. While in the middle of a session, the rock comes to life and transports him and four others to an animated world! To make matters more interesting, the group is introduced to a giant sphinx who is determined to take over the world! Now, to protect their world from invasion, the group must work together as anime characters and real-world humans!

Yuichi Abe ( The Girl in Twilight, Examurai Sengoku ) will direct the experimental series while Izumi ( Touken Ranbu-ONLINE- ) is handling the character designs. The Japanese actors and voice cast include Takahide Ishii ( Cute High Earth Defense Club HAPPY KISS! ) as Junpei Shiroyama, Takeo Otsuka ( Flavors of Youth, Run with the Wind ) as Ryusei Midorigaoka, Shohei Hashimoto ( The Royal Tutor ) as Yurio Mizukami, Takuma Zaiki as Tsuyoshi Kikawada and Toshiyuki Someya ( Bakumatsu, MAR­GINAL #4 the Animation ) as Soshi Momoya.

The series will soon be available for the Winter 2019 simulcast season to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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 , MONSTER MUSUME Everyday Life with Monster Girls , and Parasyte -the maxim- , Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You , Revue Starlight and DEVILS’ LINE , as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O . For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.co

4 Likes