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Sentai Filmworks Powers Up “Kandagawa Jet Girls”

*HOUSTON, TX, October 1, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Kandagawa Jet Girls for North America, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Nordic Countries, Spain, Portugal and Central and South America.

“Jet-Racing” has become a mega-popular extreme sport across the world, and with good reason! The “Jetter” pilots a high velocity watercraft and is paired with a “Shooter” who blasts rival teams with a hydro gun. It all adds up to explosive, wet-and-wild action as they race to the finish and compete to earn supremacy. Among those competing is Rin Namiki, and racing is in her blood. Rin aspires to become a legendary Jetter just like her mother, and after meeting the cool and gorgeous Shooter Misa Aoi, it looks like Rin’s dreams are finally in reach with a partner who shares her passion! Every race brings them tighter together as a team and closer than ever to their dream of becoming the best Jet Racers on the water.

Kandagawa Jet Girls is part of a multimedia collaboration between KADOKAWA, EGG FIRM and video game publisher Marvelous, who will make a Kandagawa Jet Girls game for the PlayStation 4. The anime series is directed by Hiraku Kaneko (The Qwaser of Stigmata, Why the hell are you here, Teacher!?, Tsuredure Children) and produced by studio TNK (Blade Dance of the Elementalers, DOREIKU The Animation, Destiny of the Shrine Maiden).

Kandagawa Jet Girls stars Yu Sasahara (PERSONA5 the Animation) as Rin Namiki, Riko Kohara (BanG Dream! S2) as Misa Aoi, Azusa Tadokoro (I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job) as Kaguya Shijyuin, Aya Suzaki (Tamako Market) as Kuromaru Manpuku, Rumi Ookubo (Sabagebu! -Survival Game Club!-) as Pan Ziyu, Naomi Ozora (Chio’s School Road) as Pan Dina, Lynn (The Girl in Twilight) as Jennifer Peach, Fairouz Ai (How Heavy are the Dumbbells You Lift?) as Emily Orange, Chika Anzai (Chaika -The Coffin Princess-) as Manatsu Shiraishi, Kaori Maeda (Sword Art Online: Alicization) as Yuzu Midorikawa, Ayaka Asai (WataMote: No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Unpopular!) as Fuka Tamaki and Aya Uchida (Release the Spyce) as Inori Misuda. Yu Sasahara and Riko Kohara are also performing “Bullet Mermaid,” the anime’s opening theme.

The series will be available Fall 2019 to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and 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 Zeroes in on “Z/X Code Reunion”

HOUSTON, TX — October 3, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to sci-fi anime series Z/X Code Reunion for distribution in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America and Central America, Spain and Portugal as well as Nordic and Scandinavian countries. The all-new television series is based on the Z/X manga series and collectible card game by Broccoli and Nippon Ichi Software.

The signing of a peace treaty has secured a tenuous ceasefire between mankind and the Zex, beings who emerged from space/time rifts connected to mysterious, distant worlds. Partnered with a Zex named Rigel, Azumi Kakamigahara must shoulder the fate of her own idyllic world. The unlikely pair head to newly established Fujimisaki Academy, but what destinies await them once they arrive?

Z/X Code Reunion is produced by studio Passione (Wasteful Days of High School Girls, High School DxD Hero, Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers) and directed by Yoshifumi Sueda (Maoyu ~ Archenemy & Hero, Noragami, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood). The series’ theme song is composed by Noriyasu Agematsu of Elements Garden and is performed by Ogura Yui (The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat, Tsuritama, Tsurezure Children).

The series stars Yui Ogura as Azumi Kagamihara, Aya Uchida (Trinity Seven, Release the Spyce, RE-KAN!) as Rigel, Miyu Tomita (MADE IN ABYSS, Himouto! Umaru-chan, The Magnificent KOTOBUKI) as Yuni Tsukigata, Inori Minase (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Girls’ Last Tour, Love Lab) as Ena Soranokawa, Aina Suzuki (Akame ga Kill!, Love Live! Sunshine!!, Castle Town Dandelion) as Shuri Kijino and Maria Naganawa (Magic of Stella, Invaders of the Rokujyoma!?, Occultic;Nine) as Matoi Shinonome.
Z/X Code Reunion will be available Fall 2019 to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Holdings, LLC 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and 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. Sentai Filmworks is a trademark and trade name of Sentai Holdings, LLC, a Cool Japan Fund portfolio company.

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Sentai Filmworks Spies “ASSASSINS PRIDE”

HOUSTON, TX – October 3, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired rights to fantasy series ASSASSINS PRIDE, based on the light novel of the same name, through a worldwide licensing arrangement excluding Asia.

In a world where only nobles wield the sacred power of mana to wage war against the creatures of darkness, a curious absence of ability places young Merida in a precarious position. Under the guise of tutelage, Kufa, a ruthless assassin, is sent to assess Merida’s abilities and determine if she is the true-born heir of the prestigious Angel family. If she does not measure up to her family’s expectations, another, more ruthless plan will be set in motion…

ASSASSINS PRIDE is produced by EMT Squared (ALICE or ALICE, Love Tyrant, The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar) with Hitomi Mieno (Real Girl, Flying Witch, Noragami) in charge of series composition. The light novel series upon which ASSASSINS PRIDE is based won the 28th Fantasia Bunko Taisho Grand Prize, and the light novel’s manga adaptation has been published in Ultra Jump magazine since May 2017. The series stars Yuki Ono as Kufa Vampir (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Medaka Box Abnormal, The Devil is a Part-Timer!) and Tomori Kusunoki (The Girl in Twilight, Children of the Whales, SAO Alternative Gun Gale Online) as Merida Angel.

The series will be available Fall 2019 to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and 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 Joins “Chidori RSC”

HOUSTON, TX, October 4, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired sports-comedy anime series Chidori RSC for the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Netherlands, and Scandinavia and Nordic Countries. The series is based on the four-panel manga series Rifle is Beautiful by Akki Sarumi.

Hikari Kokura has a passion for competitive sharpshooting! To hone her skills, she enrolls at Chidori High School with the hope of joining their light beam rifle shooting club. Unfortunately for Hikari, the club has been disbanded due to lack of interest. Now it’s up to Hikari to recruit fellow students to re-energize the ranks and save the club. Otherwise, she’ll have to kiss her dreams of being the best markswoman around goodbye.

Chidori RSC is produced by Studio 3Hz (FLIP FLAPPERS, Princess Principal) and directed by Masanori Takahashi (When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace, For Whom the Alchemist Exists) while Tatsuya Takahashi (And you thought there is never a girl online?, THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS) provides series composition.

The series stars Machico (WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?) as Hikari Kokura, Akane Kumada (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) as Izumi Shibusawa, Saki Minami (BanG Dream!) as Erika Meinohama, and Anna Yamaki (Hinomaru Sumo) as Yukio Igarashi. The aforementioned seiyuus have additionally formed the idol unit “Rifling 4;” they will perform the series’ opening theme song.

Chidori RSC will be available Fall 2019 to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and 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 Launches “Space Brothers #0

HOUSTON, TX – November 8, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive distribution rights to the feature-length anime film Space Brothers #0, prequel to the anime television series and long-running manga of the same name.

Set four years before the events of the Space Brothers TV series, Space Brothers #0 tells the story of two brothers on disparate paths. Hibito Namba is a rookie astronaut in training while his brother, Mutta, has found his own ambitions at a disappointing standstill. When Hibito is selected to train for a coveted NASA space mission, it sets in motion a series of events that takes the brothers to the crossroads of destiny and dreams.

Hiroaki Hirata (Another, From the New World), KENN (Beyond the Boundary, Parasyte -the maxim-) and Akio Ohtsuka (CANAAN, Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues) reprise their roles as Mutta Namba, Hibito Nanba and Brian Jay, respectively. Ayumu Watanabe (Ace Attorney, If Her Flag Breaks) returns to direct the film while Chuya Koyama, the series’ original creator, is in charge of the screenplay. Koji Yabuno (Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula, Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison) returns for character design.

The movie will be released on home video and will include both the theatrical and Chuya Koyama Special Edition cuts of the film. This title will be available to stream on select outlets at a later date.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and 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 Falls in Love with Sci-Fi Romance “Fragtime”

HOUSTON, TX — November 18, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it has acquired exclusive rights to Fragtime, the feature-length anime adaptation of the sci-fi shoujo-ai manga series of the same name, for distribution in the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin American, Nordic Countries, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and Portugal.

Shy Misuzu Moritani is a totally average girl — except for her totally insane ability to stop time for three minutes a day! She uses her power to observe her classmates without fear of being noticed in return. But her secret doesn’t stay that way for long. Misuzu learns her power has no effect on her school’s idol, Haruka Murakami, when she’s caught sneaking a peek under her skirt. Against all odds, a relationship blossoms from this compromising situation, one as poignant and as fleeting as the three minutes Misuzu spends each day in frozen time.

Fragtime is produced by tear-studio (Why the hell are you here, Teacher!?, The Royal Tutor Movie, Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King) with music from Rionos (Kase-san and Morning Glories, Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms, Children of the Whales); Takuya Satou (Strawberry Marshmallow, Girls Beyond the Wasteland, STEINS;GATE) will direct and pen the film’s script. Miku Ito (BanG Dream! S2, RE-KAN!, How clumsy you are, Miss Ueno.), Yume Miyamoto (Kids on the Slope, Mushishi, Ghost Hunt) and Chika Anzai (Chihayafuru, Scum’s Wish, KOKKOKU) star as Misuzu Moritani, Haruka Murakami and Yukari Kobayashi, respectively.

The feature’s North American premiere will be held at Anime NYC on Saturday, November 16, in room 1E13 at 1:30 PM EST, where guests will hear exclusive behind-the-scenes stories from Fragtime producer Yusuke Terada and principle seiyuu Miku Ito. For more information, visit: http://animenyc.com/screenings2019/

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and 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 Shuffles Anime Lineup, Grabs “Chihayafuru” Season 3

HOUSTON, TXDecember 2, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired distribution rights to the third season of the Chihayafuru franchise for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia and Central and South America. The 25-episode follow-up to Chihayafuru and Chihayafuru Season 2 centers on ultra-competitive karuta enthusiast Chihaya Ayase as she climbs to the top of the karuta heap.

They may have just won their most coveted karuta tournament, but members of the Mizusawa karuta team still have a long way to go. Each member chases their dreams, and with a win under their collective belt, those dreams are closer in reach than ever. Chihaya Ayase is determined to challenge Wakamiya Shinobu and win the title of Queen, and Taichi Mashima is ready to take on Arata Wataya now that he’s made it into the most elite of karuta players — but an unexpected revelation will deal these karuta players a hand none of them saw coming.

Produced by studio Madhouse (No Game, No Life,Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Parasyte -the maxim- ), Morio Asaka (Chihayafuru,My Love Story!!, Cardcaptor Sakura) returns to direct Chihayafuru Season 3 alongside series composer Yuko Kakihara (Tsukigakirei, Asobi Asobase, Orange). Seiyuus Asami Seto (ASSASSINS PRIDE,Food Wars!, Haikyu!!), Mamoru Miyano (Ahiru no Sora, Gatchaman Crowds, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun ) and Yoshimasa Hosoya ( Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? , Tanaka-kun is Always Listless , Megalo Box ) also return to reprise their roles as Chihaya Ayase, Taichi Mashima and Arata Wataya, respectively.

The series will be available to stream Fall 2019 on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and 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 Loads the Bases with “Cinderella Nine”

HOUSTON, TX — December 17, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired Cinderella Nine, the anime adaptation of the popular baseball-themed video game of the same name by Akatsuki and KADOKAWA. Sentai will release the series in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, Latin America, Spain, Portugal and Nordic countries.

Tsubasa Arihara loves baseball so much, she actually started her high school’s baseball club! But passion alone won’t keep a club alive, so it’s up to her to recruit as many all-star players as she can. Some potential recruits have never played before while others have returned to the game thanks to Tsubasa’s love for the sport, and together they’ll form a team united in love for the game as much as their growing friendship. But whether they win or lose, one thing is for sure: every game they play together is sure to be a home run!

Produced by TMS Entertainment (Gugure! Kokkuri-san, ReLIFE), Cinderella Nine is directed by Susumu Kudo (K, Magic Kaito 2014) while Jin Tanaka (Laid-Back Camp, Anne-Happy) provides series composition. The series stars Nozomi Nishida (Armed Girl’s Machiavellism, Absolute Duo) as Tsubasa Arihara, Yumiri Hanamori (Grimoire of Zero, Sakura Trick) as Akane Ukita, Honoka Inoue (Between the Sky and Sea, Tsukigakirei) as Tomoe Kawakita, Saki Minami (BanG Dream!, Chidori RSC) as Yuki Nozaki and Reina Kondo (Just Because!, Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld) as Ryo Shinonome.

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

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and 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 Books “BanG Dream! 3rd Season”

HOUSTON, TX — December 30, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired the third season of Bushiroad’s battling band series BanG Dream! for the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Latin America and Central America.

The girl-powered bands are gigging again. That means Poppin’Party and other fan favorites are set to return for an all new season of BanG Dream! Now that Kasumi and the rest of Poppin’Party are taking charge of their own show, the sky’s the limit for their rockin’ musical ambitions and dreams of stardom. But they’ll have to contend with other bands looking for their big break, and their friendship will be put to the ultimate test as they rock their way to the top of the charts!

Studio SANZIGEN (BanG Dream!) will produce the series while Kohdai Kakimoto (BanG Dream! 2nd Season) returns to direct and Yuniko Ayana (FLIP FLAPPERS) provides series composition. The series stars Aimi (Hentai Prince & the Stony Cat) as Kasumi Toyama of Poppin’Party, Aina Aiba (Revue Starlight) as Yukina Minato of Roselia and vocalist Raychell as Layer of RAISE A SUILEN.

The series will be available to stream on select digital outlets in Winter 2020 with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and 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 Scores “Try Knights”

HOUSTON, TX – February 20, 2020 – Sentai announced today that it acquired rights to the rugby sports series Try Knights, based on the manga series by Seiko Erisawa, through a licensing arrangement that includes the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Nordic countries, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal.

Riku Haruma was obsessed with rugby — but when his physique failed to measure up to the sport’s extreme requirements, he put aside his athletic ambitions in favor of his studies. Yet passion has a way of resurfacing when least expected. When Riku spots Akira Kariya on the rugby field, the sight of him running, jumping and giving the sport his all reignites a fire in Riku’s heart that’s long been dormant. A rekindled passion drives Riku back onto the field and straight toward his dream of the Rugby World Cup, where he’ll use clever tactics and unbridled will to outmaneuver opponents and rise straight to the top of the pack!

Try Knights is produced by studio Gonzo (Dog & Scissors, Blue Drop, She, The Ultimate Weapon) and directed by Tokihiro Sasaki (Aoharu x Machinegun, DRAMAtical Murder, Sagrada Reset). The series stars recording artist and voice acting newcomer Shogo Sakamoto as Riku Haruma and KENN (Blue Spring Ride, Parasyte -the maxim-, Beyond the Boundary) as Akira Kariya. Shogo Sakamoto also performs “Mugen no Try,” the series’ theme song.

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

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A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, 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 Unveils “MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul” North American Theatrical Premiere Date & Exclusive Extras

HOUSTON, TX — March 2, 2020 — Sentai announced today that MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul, the anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed MADE IN ABYSS franchise, will premiere in the United States on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Anime Boston, with nationwide theatrical distribution to follow. Accompanying the main feature are two exclusive extras, animated shorts from “Marulk’s Daily Life,” which first debuted as part of the Japanese domestic release.

Dawn of the Deep Soul continues the epic adventures of young explorers Riko and Reg, who are joined by their new friend Nanachi as they descend into the Abyss’ treacherous fifth layer, the Sea of Corpses. There they encounter the mysterious Bondrewd, a legendary White Whistle whose shadow looms over Nanachi’s troubled past. Although Bondrewd is ingratiatingly hospitable and the trio soon becomes fast friends with his gregarious daughter, Prushka, the brave adventurers know things are not always as they seem in the enigmatic Abyss…

A Kinema Citrus (MADE IN ABYSS) production, series’ director Masayuki Kojima (Revue Starlight) returns to direct Dawn of the Deep Soul with scriptwriting from Hideyuki Kurata (The Fruit of Grisaia). Miyu Tomita (The Magnificent KOTOBUKI), Mariya Ise (The Promised Neverland) and Shiori Izawa (Sword Art Online) reprise their roles as Riko, Reg and Nanachi, respectively. In addition, Australian composer Kevin Penkin (Norn9) returns to craft the film’s all-new, critically lauded score.

For more information or to request a film screening in your area, visit madeinabyssmovies.com.

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A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, 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 Acquires “After the Rain”

HOUSTON, TX — March 5, 2020 — Sentai announced today that it acquired After the Rain, an anime series produced by WIT Studio (Hozuki’s Coolheadedness, Attack on Titan) based on the complex, character-driven manga of the same name.

After the Rain is a story about life’s crossroads. There are moments great and small in which circumstance and choices, in equal measure, define a person. Akira Tachibana was once the ace of a track club, but an injury forced her to quell her passion for sports. Masami Kondo, a divorced father, had ambitions of being a writer and now manages a restaurant, where Akira works. It is the intersection of Akira and Masami’s seemingly disconnected lives that makes each of them reconsider and redefine everything about themselves.

After the Rain is directed by Ayumu Watanabe (Space Brothers) with series composition from Hitomi Mieno (Flying Witch). The series stars Sayumi Watabe (Beastars) as Akira Tachibana and Hiroaki Hirata (Space Brothers #0) as Masami Kondo.

The series will be released on home video and select digital outlets.

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A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, 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 Books “Non Non Biyori Movie: Vacation”

HOUSTON, TX — March 10, 2020 — Sentai announced today that it acquired rights to Non Non Biyori Movie: Vacation, the theatrical follow-up to the charming, smile-inducing series Non Non Biyori, for release in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa.

Summer vacation might be coming to a close, but the adorable cast of Non Non Biyori is headed to Okinawa for some fun in the sun and a visit to the beach! The students of the super rural Asahigaoka branch school, all five of them, are eager to end their summer on a high note, making new friends and going on new adventures with the unbridled joy and adorable antics they’re known for. It’s a theatrical event that both newcomers and longtime Non Non Biyori fans won’t want to miss!

Produced by studio Silver Link. (Mitsuboshi Colors, Chivalry of a Failed Knight), Non Non Biyori Movie: Vacation is directed by Shinya Kawatsura (Non Non Biyori, Tanaka-kun is Always Listless), and its theme song is composed by ZAQ (FLIP FLAPPERS, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions) and nano.RIPE (Food Wars! The Second Plate, Humanity Has Declined). The movie stars Kotori Koiwai (Real Girl, Gatchaman Crowds) as Renge Miyauchi, Rie Murakawa (Pastel Memories, Tsuredure Children) as Hotaru Ichijou, Ayane Sakura (Kase-san and Morning Glories, BanG Dream! 2nd Season) as Natsumi Koshigaya and Kana Asumi (Kämpfer, Maid Sama!) as Komari Koshigaya.

Non Non Biyori Movie: Vacation will be released on home video and select digital outlets.

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A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, 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 Postpones North American Theatrical Release of “MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul”

HOUSTON, TX — March 24, 2020 — Sentai announced today that it will postpone the theatrical release of MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul from April to later in 2020 due to the global and local impact of COVID-19. The decision to delay the film’s release impacts all film locations and screenings, including international sites.

“Our first priority is to ensure the safety of fans, theater staff and the broader community,” said John Ledford, Sentai CEO. “After careful consideration and deliberation, we determined that it is in the best of interest of theatergoers and the public to reschedule this release. While we are disappointed by the delay, we have every intention of giving this film the theatrical release it deserves when the time is right and safety can be assured. Fans of MADE IN ABYSS should keep an eye on our social media pages and dedicated MADE IN ABYSS site for updates.”

The film was set to premiere at Anime Boston, but that event was cancelled along with the cancellation of that convention.

Fans who had previously purchased a ticket to a showing of MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul should contact the outlet through which they purchased their ticket to inquire about ticket credits or refunds.

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A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, 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 Snaps Up Season 3 of “My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU”

HOUSTON, TX — March 30, 2020 — Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax, the highly anticipated third season and emotional coda to the My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU anime series. Sentai will release the series pursuant to a global licensing arrangement excluding Asia.

Based upon the light novels of Wataru Watari, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU returns with the series’ long-awaited conclusion and resolution to the nail-biting cliffhanger ending of season 2! But the messy emotions of Hachiman, Yukino and Yui won’t be easily expressed, and as the members of the Service Club band together to host a school prom, they will have to put their feelings into words and truly learn to understand each other at long last… if the Service Club can even stay afloat, that is!

The series is produced by studio feel. (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, Mayo Chiki!). Kei Oikawa (Outbreak Company, This Art Club Has a Problem!) returns to direct while Yuichi Tanaka (A Certain Scientific Railgun, A Certain Magical Index) returns as character designer. The series’ opening theme is performed by Nagi Yanagi (Waiting in the Summer, The Fruit of Grisaia) while the ending theme is performed by seiyuus Saori Hayami (MM!, Tower of God) and Nao Toyama (GATE, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai), who play Yukino Yukinoshita and Yui Yuigahama, respectively. The series also stars Takuya Eguchi (My Love Story!!, Love Stage!!) as Hachiman Hikigaya and Ayane Sakura (Beyond the Boundary, Non Non Biyori) as Iroha Isshiki.

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax will be available to stream Spring 2020 with a home video release to follow.

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A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, 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 Forges Distribution Deal for “Future Folktales”

4/1/2020 8:07:19 PM

HOUSTON, TXApril 1, 2020 — Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Future Folktales , the groundbreaking collaboration between Japan’s legendary TOEI Animation and leading Saudi animation studio, Manga Productions, for audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

In 2050 Riyadh, elder Asma’s richly captivating storytelling transports her cherished grandchildren to fabled times where they learn that modern-day dilemmas are no match for the trials, tribulations and words of wisdom passed from generation to generation through their fascinating folktales.

This family-friendly series is a joint production of TOEI Animation ( Clannad: The Motion Picture , Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball ) and Saudi Arabia’s Manga Productions that combines TOEI Animation’s industry expertise with Manga Productions’ rich cultural background, producing a series that showcases the culture and customs of Saudi Arabia in a never-before-seen way. The series is directed by Masami Shimoda ( 11eyes , Someday’s Dreamers , Saber Marionette J ) with character design from Hiroshi Shimizu (key animation for Banana Fish, Princess Mononoke, FLCL ), Adam Burn and Asuna Imabashi. Future Folktales stars Hayat Ahmed as Joud, Muna Al-Amri as Maha, Hala Halawani as Sultan and Youssef Al-Jarrah as Badr.

Future Folktales will be available to stream Spring 2020 with a home video release to follow.

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A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With a huge array of programming, Sentai’s catalog includes such family friendly shows such as Hello Kitty & Friends – Let’s Learn Together , K-On! and Princess Tutu, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new additions like Battle of the Planets, Mitsuboshi Colors and Tamako Market . For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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Sentai Confirms My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax Production Delay

HOUSTON, TX — April 9, 2020 — Today Sentai confirmed a delay in the release of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax due to the impact of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The decision to reschedule the anime’s premiere was originally announced via the series’ official Twitter page.

The decision to delay the series’ release comes on the heels of the Japanese government declaring a state of emergency in seven Japanese prefectures. The rescheduled release dates for My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax will be announced as soon as the updated broadcast schedule is determined.

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A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, 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 Hooks Up with “Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time”

HOUSTON, TX — July 2, 2020 — Sentai announced today that it acquired libidinous, laugh-out-loud anime series Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time, based on Daisuke Hiyama’s manga of the same name, under a global licensing deal (excluding Asia).

Peter Grill is the world’s strongest fighter, but his ascent to the top came with an unexpected consequence: Women around the world, human and monster alike, want to bear his genetically superior children! Since he’s currently engaged to the love of his life, Peter isn’t too keen on his sudden popularity, and it will take every ounce of self-control for Peter to keep his hands to himself and his relationship with his paramour in one piece in the outrageously irreverent Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time.

Produced by Studio Wolfsbane and directed by Tatsumi, Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time stars Hiro Shimono (Log Horizon, Nagasarete Airantou, Demon Slayer) as Peter Grill, Ayana Taketatsu (The World God Only Knows, Queen’s Blade Rebellion, MM!) as Mimi Alpacas, Hibiku Yamamura (Frame Arms Girl, The Magnificent KOTOBUKI, Sagrada Reset) as Lisa Alpacas and Sayaka Sembongi (DOREIKU: The Animation, Ahiru no Sora, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) as Piglette Pancetta.

The series will be available on select streaming outlets in Summer 2020 with a home video release to follow.

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A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan to screens big and small. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, 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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The Pet Girl of Sakurasou Official English Dub Cast List

7/22/2020 10:28:54 PM

S5R Mod Edit: Cast List is posted in the Show’s Thread. This just covers the Announcement

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Sentai Snares “Demon City Shinjuku”

HOUSTON, TX — August 5, 2020 — Sentai announced today that it acquired Demon City Shinjuku (AKA Monster City), the Madhouse-produced epic that numbers among the trailblazing works that launched the 80s anime boom. Sentai will distribute Demon City Shinjuku in the United States, Canada and Mexico and will include the original English dub.

Ten years ago, the mad psychic Levi Rah opened a gateway to hell in the center of Tokyo, slaying the great hero Genichiro and transforming the ward of Shinjuku into a city of demons. Not even the military dares enter the nightmare that Shinjuku has become, while Levi Rah plots to destroy the rest of the world. When Rah’s minions kidnap the World President, however, the insane tyrant fails to anticipate two things: the president’s headstrong daughter, Sayaka, who storms into Shinjuku to save her father, and Sayaka’s reluctant protector, Kyoya, Genichiro’s son, who is destined to inherit his father’s legendary abilities… if he can survive long enough! Human courage and forged steel cut their way through a living wall of fangs, claws and tentacles as the fate of the world hangs in the balance in Demon City Shinjuku!

Director Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Vampire Hunter D, Ninja Scroll), novelist Hideyuki Kikuchi (Vampire Hunter D, Wicked City) and Madhouse Studios (Parasyte, Hellsing Ultimate) expertly blend horror and action to deliver a feature-length original video animation replete with stylish visuals and unsettling thrills. The OVA stars Hideyuki Hori (Saint Seiya, Perfect Blue) as Kyoya Izayoi, Banjo Ginga (Gintama, Cyborg 009) as Genichiro Izayoi, Hiromi Tsuru (Ushio and Tora, Kimagure Orange Road) as Sayaka Rama and Kiyoshi Kobayashi (Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto, Lupin the 3rd Part 5) as Levi Rah.

Demon City Shinjuku will be made available on select digital outlets.

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About Sentai: A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, 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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