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Sentai Filmworks Deploys “The Magnificent KOTOBUKI”

HOUSTON, TX, January 7, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it has acquired exclusive rights to The Magnificent KOTOBUKI for the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Spain and Portugal. Anime powerhouse Tsutomu Mizushima ( Girls und Panzer , XXXholic , SHIROBAKO ) will direct the series, with Michiko Yokote ( Naruto, Bleach, Cowboy Bebop, Patlabor , Tsurune ) in charge of series composition.

In this original anime series, air combat is part of daily life, and the story unfolds as a team of beautiful ace pilots battle against renegades in the skies. The talented members of Team KOTOBUKI use their impressive dogfighting skills to help defend and transport goods for survival across a desolate wasteland. For the right price, protagonist KYLIE, KOTOBUKI’s no-nonsense leader REONA, and the rest of the team will take on any enemy that comes their way!

Hishashi Egawa ( Hellsing Ultimate ) and Ten Hirota ( At the Mercy of the Sky) will direct the 3D animation. The Japanese voice cast includes Sayumi Suzushiro ( Bloom Into You , We Never Learn ) as KYLIE, Sayaka Nakaya ( AKB0048 , Momokuri ) as KATE, Asami Seto ( Chihayafuru , Food Wars! ) as REONA, Hibiku Yamamura ( Arata The Legend, Doreiku the Animation ) as ZARA, Miyu Tomita ( MADE IN ABYSS , Holmes of Kyoto ) as CHIKA and Eri Yukimura ( A Certain Magical Index ) as EMMA.

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.

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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 , 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.

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First Film in Two-Part MADE IN ABYSS Series to Debut Spring 2019 for Special Engagement

HOUSTON, TX January 22, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced the US debut of the first film in the two-part MADE IN ABYSS compendium, Journey’s Dawn . The film’s premiere is set for March 15, 2019, at Regal Cinema (L.A. LIVE) in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The MADE IN ABYSS television series took audiences by surprise and garnered ecstatic reviews with its disarming facade that shrouded a dark masterpiece. Now, the timeless story is presented in theaters with newly added scenes and storytelling.

Sentai Filmworks will host a red-carpet event coinciding with the premiere with numerous special guests including famed director Masayuki Kojima, composer Kevin Penkin, music producer Hiromitsu Iijima, and producer Shimpei Yamashita.

“We are immensely proud to bring MADE IN ABYSS to the big screen,” said John Ledford, CEO of Sentai Filmworks. “MADE IN ABYSS has captured the imagination of audiences and is destined to be a future classic. We knew we had to do something momentous to celebrate the premiere.”

The enigmatic Abyss is an unforgiving and deadly place. Despite the dangers, it still captures the imagination of explorers such as Riko who wishes to follow in her mother’s footsteps and 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.

Information regarding both the movie and ticket sales for the Los Angeles premiere are available at https://www.madeinabyssmovies.com/.

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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 Filmworks is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan with hit films that include No Game, No Life Zero , the Initial D Legend Trilogy, and Girls und Panzer der Film . Sentai Filmworks’ 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.

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Sentai Filmworks Primes the “The Price of Smiles”

HOUSTON, TX, January 27, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired The Price of Smiles for streaming as well as exclusive rights for home video, television, and transactional video on demand . The original series is produced by iconic anime studio, Tatsunoko Production ( Speed Racer, Gatchaman ) in celebration of their 55th anniversary. Sentai Filmworks will distribute the series in the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Latin America, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal.

On a world far removed from the Earth, there is a certain kingdom that’s brimming with smiles. Fate thrusts young Princess Yuki, filled with idealism, joy, and innocence, into a station in life for which her most endearing qualities are ill-matched. Her kingdom faces grave danger as the Empire threatens the realm’s security. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the conflict, an imperial soldier known as Stella Shining hides behind a facade. However, a time may come where her mask cracks, potentially costing her everything. Princess Yuki and Stella’s paths will cross, and the fate of nations will follow.

Toshimasa Suzuki (whose works include Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne, Heroic Age ) directs the series with Shinichi Inotsume (Hayate the Combat Butler , PERSONA 5 the Animation ) in charge of series composition. The Japanese voice cast includes Yumiri Hanamori (Grimoire of Zero , That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime ) as Princess Yuki Soleil and Saori Hayami ( Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? , Land of the Lustrous) as Stella Shining. Other cast members include Rina Sato (Gourmet Girl Graffiti , Knights of Sidonia) as Layla Étoile, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Akame ga Kill! , DEVILS’ LINE) as Joshua Ingram, Yuki Nagaku ( My First Girlfriend is a Gal, Seiyu’s Life! ) as Lily Airhart and Toshiki Masuda (Gakuen Basara: Samurai High School , Hitorijime My Hero) as Huey Malthus.

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, The 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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FOR THE FIRST TIME, ‘MADE IN ABYSS’ COMES TO MOVIE THEATERS ACROSS THE U.S. MARCH 20 AND 25 ONLY

Exclusive Red Carpet Premiere for MADE IN ABYSS Compendium, Journey’s Dawn, to Take Place March 15 at L.A. LIVE in Addition to the Nationwide Screening

HOUSTON, TX – January 29, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks and Kadokawa Pictures today announced that its first film in the two-part MADE IN ABYSS compendium, Journey’s Dawn, will screen across hundreds of movie theater locations in the U.S. Heralded as an adventure that’s both hopeful and harrowing, Journey’s Dawn will be shown in theaters on March 20 for the Japanese with English subtitled screening and March 25 for the English dub showing. The MADE IN ABYSS television series took audiences by surprise and garnered ecstatic reviews with its disarming facade that shrouded a dark masterpiece. Now, cinema audiences can experience the timeless story with newly added scenes and dynamic storytelling.

Presented in partnership with Fathom Events, tickets for MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn are available at participating box offices and online at www.MadeInAbyssMovies.com and www.FathomEvents.com. To give audiences a unique experience, the event will include behind-the-scenes footage, Japanese created spots and a reflection on how MADE IN ABYSS mirrors fairytales.

Prior to the Fathom Events’ dates for MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn, Sentai Filmworks will host the English subtitled red carpet event on March 15 at the Regal Cinema (L.A. LIVE) in downtown Los Angeles, Ca. The premiere will feature numerous special guests including famed director Masayuki Kojima, composer Kevin Penkin, music producer Hiromitsu Iijima and producer Shimpei Yamashita.

“On top of our major premiere event, we’re thrilled to present MADE IN ABYSS across hundreds of cinemas nationwide,” said John Ledford, CEO of Sentai Filmworks. “From the storyline, to the art style and music, Journey’s Dawn is sure to entertain fans and new audiences by allowing those to venture ‘deeper’ and ‘darker’ into this captivating film.”

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The enigmatic Abyss is an unforgiving and deadly place. Despite the dangers, it still captures the imagination of explorers such as Riko who wishes to follow in her mother’s footsteps and 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.

Information regarding both the movie and ticket sales for the Los Angeles premiere are available at https://www.madeinabyssmovies.com/.

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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 Filmworks is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan with hit films that include No Game, No Life Zero, the Initial D Legend Trilogy, and Girls und Panzer der Film. Sentai Filmworks’ 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.

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 975 locations and 1,578 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.

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Maiden Japan Reveals the Mystic Secrets of “Asura Cryin’”

HOUSTON, TX, March 19, 2019 – Maiden Japan proudly announces that it has acquired the rights to the action-packed supernatural adventure, Asura Cryin’ . Anime studio Seven Arcs ( ViVid Strike! , Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A’s ) teamed up with director Keizo Kusakawa ( Campione!, Inukami! ) to bring the series to life.

Some people are haunted by memories. Tomoharu is haunted by his friend Misao, who died in a horrible plane crash that Tomoharu somehow survived. However, while having a girl that no one else can see hanging around is a little odd, it’s not until Tomoharu’s mom gets remarried, leaving him alone, that things get really weird: A mysterious girl appears with a package that Tomoharu is supposed to guard. A second girl breaks into the house, demanding something called an “extractor.” And both girls can inexplicably see Misao! As more people target the package and Tomoharu, the mystery only deepens. What’s in the package, why are so many people after it, and is it connected to the plane crash or something even more sinister?

Miyu Irino ( Haikyu!!, Mob Psycho 100 ) plays Tomoharu Natsume while Haruka Tomatsu (B asquash!, To LOVE-Ru ) and Ai Nonaka ( Amagi Brilliant Park, Clannad ) play Misao Minakami and Kanade Takatsuki, respectively.

Maiden Japan plans to stream the series on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow. For the latest and greatest from Maiden Japan, follow us on Facebook.

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. The company’s growing catalog of products also includes classic gems such as ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS and SPACE RUNAWAY IDEON. These titles are 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. For more information, please visit www.maidenjapan.net for all of your anime needs.

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Maiden Japan to Deliver “Kanamemo” to North American Doorsteps

HOUSTON, TX, March 19, 2019 – Maiden Japan is pleased to announce the addition of KANAMEMO, a slice-of-life comedy with strong yuri (girl/girl romance) overtones, to its expanding roster of titles. Anime studio feel. ( Dagashi Kashi, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! ) and director Shigehito Takayanagi ( Dagashi Kashi, The World God Only Knows ) helm the 13 episode series while Rika Nakase ( Fushigiboshi no Futago Hime, Rocket Girls ) is in charge of the series composition.

13 is really young to have to take care of yourself, but when her grandmother dies, Kana Nakamachi unexpectedly finds herself out on the street looking for a new place to live. Fortunately, luck takes her to a local newspaper office that needs a new delivery girl, and the pay includes room and board! Of course, there are a few problems at first: besides being underage, Kana doesn’t even know how to ride a bike! So it’s a good thing that her new co-workers are willing to help her out, even if most of them are more than a little eccentric. But between Saki, the group’s elementary school age chief, sugar-obsessed Yume, her neurotic girlfriend Yuuki, tomboyish Hinata, and lecherous Haruka, they’ll get Kana up, on her feet and delivering papers with a smile!

The series stars Aki Toyosaki ( K-ON!, MADE IN ABYSS ) as Kana Nakamachi, Kaoru Mizuhara ( Berserk, Samurai Bride ) as Saki Amano, Ryo Hirohashi ( Aria the Animation, My Hero Academia ) as Yume Kitaoka, Eri Kitamura ( Corpse Party: Tortured Souls, Knights of Sidonia ) as Hinata Azuma, Yui Horie ( Fairy Tail, Fruits Basket ) as Haruka Nishida and Aya Endo ( Boruto: Naruto the Next Generations, Cells at Work! ) as Yuuki Minami.

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

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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. The company’s growing catalog of products also includes classic gems such as ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS and SPACE RUNAWAY IDEON. These titles are 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. For more information, please visit www.maidenjapan.net for all of your anime needs.

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Sentai Filmworks Set to Unleash More Wild Irreverence with “Pop Team Epic" Special

HOUSTON, TX, March 27, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired streaming rights to two special episodes of Pop Team Epic , 2018’s irreverent break-out hit that shot a middle finger at convention. Sentai Filmworks is partnering with HIDIVE, the premier anime streaming service, to bring the Pop Team Epic specials and the meme-worthy antics of Popuko and Pipimi to audiences in the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Kamikazedouga ( Batman Ninja, Amanatsu ) will produce the special. Jun Aoki ( Oshiruko - The Summertime Mischief ) will provide the series composition while Aoi Umeki (who also worked on Hanebado! ) is in charge of the storyboards, and both have returned to direct the series.

The series will be available from Sentai Filmworks via HIDIVE for the Spring 2019 simulcast season.

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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, 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.

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Sentai Filmworks Enrolls Comedy “Ao-chan Can’t Study!”

HOUSTON, TX, March 30, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Ao-chan Can’t Study! , an anime adaptation of the comedy manga by Ren Kawahara, as part of a license agreement for the world excluding Asia.

Ao Horie’s father, a popular erotic fiction author, chose Ao’s name because A stands for “apple” and O stands for “orgy”! Desperate to escape her father’s legacy and get into a prestigious university, Ao devotes herself to studying instead of pursuing romance. She has no time for boys, but there’s just one problem: Kijima, her handsome and popular classmate, just confessed his love to her! And to make matters worse, she can’t stop thinking dirty thoughts about him! Looks like escaping her father’s influence will be harder than she thought…

SILVER LINK. studio ( Armed Girl’s Machiavellism , WATAMOTE: No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Unpopular! ) will animate Ao-chan Can’t Study! Keisuke Inoue ( Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Chivalry of a Failed Knight ) will direct while Michiko Yokote ( Cowboy Bebop , Love Stage!! ) will provide the series composition. The series will star Azumi Waki ( How Not to Summon a Demon Lord , BLEND-S ) as Ao Horie, Junta Terashima ( Young Black Jack , Haikyu!! 2nd Season ) as Takumi Kijima, Juri Kimura ( Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? , Mob Psycho 100 ) as Miyabi Takaoka and Takashi Kondou ( Demon King Daimao , Diabolik Lovers , 91 Days ) as Souichirou Yabe.

The series will be available for the Spring 2019 simulcast season 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 , 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.

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Sentai Filmworks Snaps Up “Senryu Girl”

HOUSTON, TX, March 30, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Senryu Girl , an anime series adapted from the award-winning slice-of-life comedy manga Senryū Shōjo by Masakuni Igarashi. Sentai will make the series available through a global license arrangement excluding Asia.

At first glance Yukishiro Nanako seems like a normal high school girl, but she has a notable eccentricity: instead of speaking, she communicates only through written senryu poetry! This means she expresses herself only in 5-7-5 syllables. To most this might seem like an inconvenience, but for Nanako and her ex-delinquent bestie, Busujima Eiji, it adds to the experience of their high school lives as they run the Literature Club.

Studio Connect ( Armed Girl’s Machiavellism ) produces the series with character designs by Maki Hashimoto ( Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? , No Game, No Life ) and direction and series composition from Masato Jinbo ( Hayate the Combat Butler , Psychic Squad ). The show stars Kana Hanazawa ( Akama ga Kill! , Cutie Honey Universe ) as Nanako Yukishiro and Tasuku Hatanaka ( Ushio & Tora , My Hero Academia ) as Eiji Busujima.

The series will soon be available for the Spring 2019 simulcast season 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 , 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.

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Sentai Filmworks Lands “Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?”**

HOUSTON, TX, March 30, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to the ecchi comedy series Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!? through a worldwide license arrangement (excluding Japan and Asia).

Ichiro Sato is about as average as a student can get… except for his above-average ability to land himself in totally awkward, intensely risqué situations with his no-nonsense teacher, Kana Kojima! Ichiro has his hands full dealing with these steamy shenanigans and unexpected encounters in the most unlikely places. At least it can’t get any worse, right?

The series will be animated by tear-studio ( The Royal Tutor Movie ), and it will be directed by Hiraku Kaneko ( The Qwaser of Stigmata , Tsurezure Children ). The series stars Sumire Uesaka ( Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions , iDOLm@ster CINDERELLA GIRLS ) as Kana Kojima, Ryota Suzuki ( DOREIKU The Animation , Tsurune ) as Ichiro Sato, Toshiki Masuda ( My Hero Academia, IDOLiSH7 ) as Rin Suzuki and Yuko Goto ( The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Hidamari Sketch ) as Mayu Matsukaze.

The series will be available for the Spring 2019 simulcast season 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 , 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.

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YES The Lewd Double Threat (Ao-Chan can’t Study / Why the Hell are you Here, Teacher!) has been taken by Sentai!

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Sentai Filmworks Spotlights “NAMUAMIDABUTSU! -UTENA-”

HOUSTON, TX, April 1, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired worldwide (ex-Asia) rights to NAMUAMIDABUTSU! -UTENA- .

Long before superheroes, there were legends. One of them begins with Shaka Nyorai, whose bravery and enlightenment once saved humanity forever. But forever is fleeting because Mara, the personification of Earthly desires, forges a corrupt coalition with the devil to again visit wrath and vengeance upon humankind. To counter Mara’s cruel attack, Taishakuten and Bonten, divine beings, must join forces with the Thirteen Buddhas. Can the allied powers of light defeat the vicious onslaught and save humankind in their darkest hour?

Akira Oguro (the key animator for Patlabor 2: The Movie and Sailor Moon S: The Movie ) directs DMM’s ( Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, Urara Meirocho ) latest series while Erika Yoshida ( Trickster ) is in charge of the series composition. Yoshiaki Fujisawa ( GATE , Land of the Lustrous ) is composing the music. Voice talents include Masaaki Mizunaka ( Classroom of the Elite, How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord ) as Taishakuten, Tomoaki Maeno ( Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East , Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu ) as Bonten, Showtaro Morikubo ( Hakuoki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom~ , Magi: The Kingdom of Magic ) as Shaka Nyorai and Takeo Otsuka ( Dimension High School , Run with the Wind ) as Mara.

The series will be available Spring 2019 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 , 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.

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“Battle Programmer Shirase” Acquired by Maiden Japan

HOUSTON, TX, April 8, 2019 – Maiden Japan has announced the acquisition of Battle Programmer Shirase, a science-fiction comedy by anime studio AIC (Black Magic M-66, Tenchi Muyo!), director Hiroki Hayashi (Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040, Tenchi Muyo!) and art director Maho Takahashi (GATE, Hetalia World Series).

Akira’s gifted programming and hacking skills have made him a legend on the darker portions of the internet, but in the real world, he’s not as impressive. In fact, he’s basically a freeloader who depends on the kindness of his teenage great-niece, Misao, to get by. And by get by, we mean that she owns the apartment he lives in and frequently comes over to cook for him! But instead of selling his considerable computer skills for piles of cash to repay Misao with, Akira is happy to do his web-fu in exchange for gadgets and other otaku paraphernalia. However, when the internet begins to be disrupted by a nefarious web presence who goes by the name King Of America, Akira may be the only one who can save the day!

A stand-alone series set in the universe of Magical Girl Pretty Sammy, Battle Programmer Shirase, also known as simply BPS, stars Kazuya Nakai (Asura Cryin’, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) as Akira Shirase, Misato Fukuen (Hataraki Man, To Love-Ru) as Misao Amano, Fumiko Orikasa (Bleach, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) as Yoriko Yunoki and Yūko Nagashima (Magic Knight Rayearth, s-CRY-ed) as Sae Motoki.

Battle Programmer Shirase will be streamed on select digital outlets and released on home video.

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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. The company’s growing catalog of products also includes classic gems such as ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS and SPACE RUNAWAY IDEON. These titles are 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. For more information, please visit www.maidenjapan.net for all of your anime needs.

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“MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight” to Premiere at Anime Central with Red-Carpet Event

HOUSTON, TX – April 16, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced that MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight will premiere at Anime Central in Rosemont, IL, on Friday, May 17 at 8:30 p.m. Sentai Filmworks and Anime Central have teamed up to host a red-carpet event for this final film in the MADE IN ABYSS two-part compendium series. Picking up where MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn left off, Wandering Twilight continues the adventures of plucky cave raiders, Riko and Reg, as they confront the mysterious Abyss where sheer excitement and discovery are equally matched by looming danger and certain death. The film includes exclusive content and scenes available for the first time only on the big screen.

Anime Central, the Midwest’s largest anime convention, boasts an attendance of over 30,000 anime lovers. Lucky fans will have a unique opportunity to attend the red-carpet premiere of MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight and take part in an exclusive Q&A session with Masayuki Kojima, the film’s renowned director, as well as Hiromitsu Iijina, the film’s music producer, and Kevin Penkin, composer of MADE IN ABYSS’ hauntingly beautiful musical score.

Synopsis:

MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight follows Riko and Reg on their adventure through the Abyss, picking up directly after the events of MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn . Riko has learned the truth of her origins, and in the process the mystery surrounding her mother’s death has deepened. More determined than ever to travel to the bottom of the Abyss, Riko and Reg leave Ozen’s Seeker Camp and delve into the treacherous Third Layer — and beyond, to depths brimming with supernatural creatures, unexpected allies and deadly enemies. Perilous, poignant and spectacular in turns, this continuation of Riko and Reg’s journey is sure to leave fans of MADE IN ABYSS absolutely spellbound.

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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 , The 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.

About Anime Central
Anime Central (ACen) is the largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention in Chicago and the Midwest. Anime Central 2019 will take place from May 17-19 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. As part of its mission, Anime Central brings fans together with guests from the Japanese and U.S. sectors of the animation and manga industries, as well as gaming, cinema, and Asian culture. Anime Central is sponsored by the Midwest Animation Promotion Society, a registered 501©(3) educational nonprofit organization.

May 17 - 19, 2019
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
http://www.acen.org

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Maiden Japan Snaps up “This Art Club Has a Problem!”

HOUSTON, TX, April 23, 2019 – Maiden Japan announced today that it has acquired the rights to This Art Club Has a Problem! Based on the original manga by Imigimuru, the 12-episode slice-of-life comedy series was produced by studio feel. (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, Kanamemo) and directed by Kei Oikawa (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, Outbreak Company) with script supervision from industry veteran Naruhisa Arakawa (CLAMP School Detectives, Blue Seed).

A totally ordinary art club at the totally ordinary Tsukimori Middle School. There, Subaru Uchimaki squanders his artistic talent on his true passion and life’s mission: drawing the ideal “2D wife.” Club member Mizuki Usami finds herself with a crush on the hopeless Uchimaki. The seemingly uninterested club president is always sleeping, but he keeps a close eye on Uchimaki and Usami’s antics. Then there’s the mysterious Colette, who’s usually lost in her own little world. When this ragtag bunch gathers together as the Art Club, there’s sure to be some problems…

With a diverse cast of relatable and engaging characters, This Art Club Has a Problem!’s powerhouse vocal cast features Ari Ozawa (Land of the Lustrous, Monster Musume, The Promised Neverland), Yusuke Kobayashi (Comet Lucifer, Dive!!, Dynamic Chord), Kentaro Tone (Gintama, Young Black Jack) and Sumire Uesaka (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Battle Girl High School).

This Art Club Has a Problem! will be streamed on select digital outlets and released on home video.

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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 such as Hideaki Anno, Mamoru Oshii, Masamune Shirow, Studio CLAMP and Yoshiyuki Tomino. The company’s growing catalog of products also includes classic gems such as ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS and SPACE RUNAWAY IDEON. These titles are 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. For more information, please visit www.maidenjapan.net for all of your anime needs.

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"MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight” Hits Theatres this Spring 2019

HOUSTON, TX, May 14, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight , the gripping follow-up to MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn released earlier this year , arrives in select theatres beginning May 27, 2019. The rollout will follow an exclusive red-carpet debut at Anime Central 2019. The film continues the adventures of Riko and Reg as they descend further into the treacherous Abyss, where they encounter vicious monsters, jaw-dropping locales and enigmatic new friends as they search for Riko’s missing mother.

MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight features exclusive new animation and storytelling not shown in the MADE IN ABYSS anime series or previous MADE IN ABYSS film. Bonus features will also accompany the film, including a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s production as well as interviews with the series’ director, producer and music composer.

Fans can find showtimes, theatre locations and more at www.madeinabyssmovies.com.

Synopsis:

MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight follows Riko and Reg on their adventure through the Abyss, picking up directly after the events of MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn . The mystery surrounding her mother’s death deepens as Riko learns more about the truth of her origins. More determined than ever to travel to the bottom of the Abyss, Riko and Reg leave Ozen’s Seeker Camp and delve into the treacherous Third Layer — and beyond, to depths brimming with supernatural creatures, unexpected allies and deadly enemies. Perilous, poignant and spectacular in turns, this continuation of Riko and Reg’s journey is sure to leave fans of MADE IN ABYSS absolutely spellbound.

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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 , 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.

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“Utano☆Princesama Maji LOVE Kingdom” Feature Film to Premiere at Anime Expo 2019

HOUSTON, TXMay 18, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it has acquired the rights to UtanoPrincesama Maji LOVE Kingdom , the first feature film for the wildly popular UtanoPrincesama franchise. The film will have its US premiere on Friday, July 5 at 1:00 p.m. at Anime Expo 2019, with a limited theatrical release to follow.

Based on the popular game released in June 2010, UtanoPrincesama has been adapted into a four-season anime that aired from 2011 to 2016. The featured pop idols have shared their feelings with countless fans, fostering both love and dreams — and now, in 2019, they finally take the stage!

Acclaimed seiyuus Takuma Terashima and Mamoru Miyano will attend both the Anime Expo screening and an exclusive Q&A session after the premiere, where they will answer fans’ burning questions about their roles in the Utano Princesama franchise. Takuma Terashima has lent his vocal talent to roles in Tsurune , That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime , SERVAMP, Genesis of Aquarion and many more. Mamoru Miyano is known for his work in Chihayafuru , AJIN , Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and DEATH NOTE ; he received the “Best Voice Actor” award from the Tokyo International Anime Fair in 2008 and the Best Lead Actor Award at the 2008 Seiyuu Awards.

UtanoPrincesama franchise encompasses a vast array of creative works, from four seasons of anime to a series of visual novel and otome games as well as mobile game spinoffs. Music from the series has charted on mainstream music rankings, and thousands of music CDs for the franchise have been sold to the franchise’s many dedicated fans.

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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 , 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.

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Sentai Filmworks Set to Tease New Season of Hit Series “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in the Dungeon?” at Anime Expo 2019

HOUSTON, TXJune 7, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks today announced a planned sneak preview of the highly anticipated second season of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? as part of an exclusive event at Anime Expo 2019. The first episode of the new series is set to premiere July 5, 11:30 AM in Main Events Hall B. This special event is a prelude to Sentai Filmworks’ wider rollout of the series on select digital outlets later the same month.

The exciting follow-up to the first season of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is produced by J.C. Staff ( Food Wars!, Familiar of Zero, Waiting in the Summer ) and is based upon the light novel series created by Fujino Omori. Season 2 follows Bell and Hestia on a new adventure, beginning with events covered in the sixth light novel volume.

“When we launched the original series, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, to anime fans in 2015, we knew it was going to be tremendous pop culture force because of its unique mix of irreverence, lovable, relatable characters and fantastic story-telling,” said John Ledford, CEO of Sentai Filmworks. “Audiences have been clamoring for a thrilling, direct follow-up ever since and the new series won’t disappoint.”

The latest series heralds the return of fan favorites from the original series along with all-new characters to meet and love. The expanded cast features Ryota Osaka ( Haikyu!! Second Season, Knights of Sidonia ) as the sun god, Apollo, along with Haruka Chisuga ( Amagi Brilliant Park, SHIROBAKO ) as prisoner, Sanjouno Haruhime and Akeno Watanabe ( Witch Hunter Robin, To Love Ru ) as the altruist Aisha Belka. Members of Apollo’s Familia include KENN ( Space Brothers, Beyond the Boundary ) as Hyakinthos Clio, Wakana Kowaka as Daphne Lauros and Ayumi Mano ( Black Clover, Date a Live III ) as Cassandra Ilion.

The series will be available Summer 2019 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. In addition to Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and Sword Oratoria , Sentai Filmworks’ hit series include MADE IN ABYSS , Land of the Lustrous , The Big O , and Parasyte -the maxim-. Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Domestic Girlfriend , Princess Principal , and Bloom Into You , 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 to Host Original Creator and Producers of “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?” at Anime Expo 2019 for Feature Film Premiere and Exclusive Q&A

HOUSTON, TX – June 11, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced that original creator Fujino Omori and anime producers Nobuhiro Osawa and Yuji Matsukura will join audiences for the exclusive premiere of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? : Arrow of the Orion at Anime Expo 2019. There they will participate in a special Q&A session following the screening. Omori, Osawa and Matsukura are among the key creative forces behind the immensely popular anime adaptation of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, based on the light novel series written by Fujino Omori.

Fujino Omori is the author and creator of the best-selling Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? light novel series as well as the scriptwriter of Arrow of the Orion . The original light novel sold over 12 million copies and has received multiple manga and anime adaptations over the course of its 15-volume run. Initially titled Familia Myth , Omori submitted the story for consideration in the 4th GA Bunko Award, where the work won the competition’s Grand Prize. The series won first place in the 2016 2016 SUGOI JAPAN Awards and is published in English by Yen Press.

Yuji Matsukura is an Executive officer and the Chief of the Production Division at J.C.STAFF animation studio. In his 20s, an exceptionally young age, he worked as a producer on the revered Revolutionary Girl Utena anime. Since then, he has produced a wealth of hit series, including Food Wars, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? , A Certain Magical Index , Hi Score Girl , One Punch Man and many more.

Nobuhiro Osawa is the Representative Director and Producer at EGG FIRM, an anime production company. He is the Series Chief Producer for Sword Art Online and the Series Producer for Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. As a producer, he has been involved in many TV anime series and has worked on planning drafts, fundraising, overseeing production schedules, and even business development for many anime series.

Sentai Filmworks is thrilled to provide eager fans with a chance to meet the creative minds behind Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girl in a Dungeon? and Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? : Arrow of the Orion at this year’s Anime Expo . The premiere of Arrow of the Orion is scheduled for July 4, 2019, at 1:30 PM and will feature a Q&A with guests after the film.

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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 , 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.

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“Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion” All-New Feature Film Hits Theaters July 2019

HOUSTON, TX – June 13, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion launches theatrically in select movie theaters July 23, 2019. Sentai Filmworks is partnering with Fathom Events to bring the all-new feature film plus exclusive content to big screens nationwide.

Picking up shortly after the events of the global hit TV series of the same name, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? : Arrow of the Orion is a gripping standalone adventure penned by Fujino Ōmori, the author of the original light novel series with animation production by J.C.STAFF. Maya Sakamoto ( MADE IN ABYSS , Cutie Honey Universe ) will voice Artemis, a beautiful and mysterious character new to the franchise, while Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Inori Minase reprise their roles of Bell the adventurer and Hestia the goddess, respectively. The film will be directed by Katsuhi Sakurabi ( Heaven’s Memo Pad , Flying Witch ).

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion will be available in Japanese with English subtitles in the U.S. For more information and to book your ticket, visit www.danmachimovie.com.

Synopsis:

Far from the dungeon beneath Oraria rises a new threat, one the beautiful goddess Artemis has sworn to destroy with the help of her chosen warrior. But this fighter isn’t the renowned Ais Wallenstein or another storied hero of Orario legend. Instead the fate of Artemis’ quest falls upon the shoulders of Bell Cranel, who must partner with the goddess and stand against the menace lurking in the remains of a distant, ancient city. Although Bell is the ordained champion of Artemis and a member of the goddess Hestia’s familia, their adventure will test every skill and take every ounce of courage that Bell has — and perhaps, along the way, turn him into the hero he has always aspired to be.

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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 , The Big O , and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Domestic Girlfriend , Princess Principal , and Bloom Into You , as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes . For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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