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[size=16]JESSICA NIGRI LANDS LEAD ROLE IN SONIANI: SUPER SONICO THE ANIMATION[/size]

HOUSTON, January 22, 2015 –Sentai Filmworks announces celebrated personality and world renowned cosplayer Jessica Nigri as the lead in SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation.

Nigri, an avid cosplayer and convention interview correspondent, set her sights on the world of voice acting with her role in the Rooster Teeth production of RWBY. Now, Jessica is lending her talents as the official English voice of model, rocker and international sensation Super Sonico.

“I always felt a connection with Sonico,” said Jessica Nigri. “She’s just got such a positive and genuine spirit about her that when they asked me about playing the part, I squealed with joy! It’s like my dream was finally coming true. Being here with my Sentai family has been surreal.”

Production is currently wrapping for the series and Sentai Filmworks will include extras and bonus materials with the 2015 release.

“Jessica delivers the perfect spice for our production of the series,” said David Del Rio, Vice President of Sentai Filmworks. “She truly embodies Sonico.”

About Sentai Filmworks, LLC.
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies. More information is available at www.sentaifilmworks.com.


SoniAni ~Super Sonico the Animation~
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER: CUTIES”[/size]

HOUSTON, February 19, 2015 — Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Hayate the Combat Butler: Cuties. Animated by Manglobe and directed by Masashi Kudo, this new entry into the Hayate the Combat Butler action comedy series always features a different heroine and even more twists.

Spring has come and love is in the air!

It’s never easy to be a gentleman’s gentleman, but working for a girl who’s not only not a gentleman but also a lightning rod for trouble (and not always particularly ladylike either) is a job that few butlers could handle. For Hayate Ayasaki, however, fighting off teenage heiress Nagi Sanzenin’s would-be kidnappers is as much a part of butlering as serving the tea. Nor is that the only dangerous activity that Hayate’s bound to be asked to perform during the course of the average day. Need to nurse everyone through an illness? Then that’s part of Hayate’s job description. Got an embarrassing video that has to be retrieved before it hits the internet or need help returning stolen money? Hayate’s your manservant! However, as competent as Hayate may seem, there’s one thing he’s not particularly good at: noticing when pretty girls are attracted to him. But that won’t stop the young ladies from trying to catch his eye, even as the art of domestic service becomes inexplicably intertwined with the martial arts! Hayate will sure have his hands full in the always-over-the-top romantic comedy that is Hayate the Combat Butler - Cuties!

Hayate the Combat Butler: Cuties will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks curates one of the world’s largest and most beloved Anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. Boasting hit series that include Clannad, Girls und Panzer, High School of the Dead, and Infinite Stratos, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as No Game No Life, Log Horizon, Beyond the Boundary and Akame ga Kill! Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


Hayate the Combat Butler / Hayate no Gotoku!
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES "KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA”[/size]

HOUSTON, February 23, 2015 — Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest license, Knights of Sidonia. Animated by POLYGON PICTURES and directed by Kobun Shizuno, this groundbreaking space opera depicts the last remnants of humanity as they struggle against an alien enemy in the cold vastness of space.

A thousand years after the alien Gauna destroyed the Earth, a small remnant of humanity still fights on to survive, fleeing on the gargantuan asteroid-based spaceship Sidonia. But centuries of flight and warfare have changed mankind in incredible ways: Genetic engineering has allowed humans to photosynthesize like plants, reproduction occurs through cloning, and a third gender has been created to balance the population. And, even though it’s been a century since the last encounter with the Gauna, military service is mandatory, with all those able enough enlisted to pilot the Garde robots that stand as Sidonia’s front line of defense. For Nagate Tanikaze, whose grandfather secretly hid him in the forgotten bowels of the spaceship, it’s a strange new world as he’s forced to come to the surface and join the ranks of defenders. Yet his recruitment comes just in time, for the Gauna have suddenly reappeared, and what could be man’s last battle will require every resource humanity has left. And what no one knows, yet, is that Nagate is not exactly what he seems, and a secret buried in his past may change the fate of ll mankind in KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA!

Knights of Sidonia will be available soon for home video on both Blu-ray and DVD.

About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks curates one of the world’s largest and most beloved Anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. Boasting hit series that include Clannad, Girls und Panzer, High School of the Dead, and Infinite Stratos, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as No Game No Life, Log Horizon, Beyond the Boundary and Akame ga Kill! Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


Knights of Sidonia/Sidonia no Kishi
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[size=16]“PARASYTE -THE MAXIM-“ INFECTS SENTAI FILMWORKS[/size]

HOUSTON, March 6, 2015 — The invasion has begun as Sentai Filmworks announces its acquisition of North American, South American, UK, Australian, and New Zealand rights to the highly acclaimed series PARASYTE –the maxim-. Animated by MADHOUSE, directed by Kenichi Shimizu, and broadcasted by Nippon TV in Japan, this adaptation of the groundbreaking horror manga by Hitoshi Iwaaki is brought to life in the most gruesome way imaginable.

Unbeknownst to mankind the world is quietly being invaded. Alien beings known as “Parasytes” begin infiltrating humans one by one, burrowing into their brains to take complete control of both their bodies and their identities. With an insatiable hunger for human flesh these cold and calculating creatures mutate into grotesque monsters who feed on the unsuspecting when they’re not hiding behind the faces of everyday people. Only Shinichi Izumi, a lone high school boy, is aware of the terror lurking in plain sight. After one Parasyte’s attempt to take over his brain ends in failure, Shinichi’s right arm is instead possessed by this monster with a mind and an agenda all its own. As Shinichi and his unwanted cohabitant, “Migi,” struggle for dominance of his body, the alien infection continues to grow and so does the trail of bodies in its wake. Now Shinichi and Migi must become more than host and parasite if they hope to not only protect themselves, but Shinichi’s loved ones as well. As Shinichi and Migi’s symbiotic bond deepens, will Shinichi be able to hold on to his humanity, or will he evolve into something more than he ever imagined?

About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks curates one of the world’s largest and most beloved Anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. Boasting hit series that include Clannad, Girls und Panzer, High School of the Dead, and Infinite Stratos, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as No Game No Life, Log Horizon, Beyond the Boundary and Akame ga Kill! Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.

About Nippon Television Network Corporation
Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) is Japan’s number one rated broadcaster, having won the Triple Crown title for the entire year of 2014 by topping the charts in the All Day, Prime Time, and Golden Time categories. Since becoming Japan’s first commercial broadcaster in August 1953, Nippon TV has come to be known as the country’s finest producer and broadcaster of all genres of programs ranging from news, documentaries, sports, dramas, entertainment shows to animation. One of the biggest successes for Nippon TV is its format Dragons’ Den. To date, the format has been sold in 27 countries. Nippon TV also has a wide variety of group companies that deal with movies, animation, events, TV shopping, and merchandising.


Parasyte -the maxim- / Kiseijū: Sei no Kakuritsu
Parasyte -the maxim- / Kiseijū: Sei no Kakuritsu
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “GUARDIAN NINJA MAMORU”[/size]

HOUSTON, March 18, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Guardian Ninja Mamoru. From original creator Taro Achi and with animation production by Group TAC, this romantic comedy with a twist tells the story of a young ninja sworn to protect the life and virtues of a young girl who belongs to an ancient and noble family.

Looks can often be deceiving, and the phrase has never rang more true than with the case of Kagemori Mamoru. Behind the frail, hapless and definitely nerdy Kagemori’s thick glasses and unkempt hair lies a master in the ways of the ninja, he secretly watches over and is in service to his “neighbors”, the Konnyaku family, who have been under his family’s protection for the past 400 years! Yuuna, the young daughter of the Konnyaku family is Mamoru’s responsibility and has been since they were both in kindergarten. Luckily for Yuuna, whenever she finds herself in trouble, her secret savior is never too far away! The adventures never end as Mamoru goes from nerdy to ninja in Guardian Ninja Mamoru!

Guardian Ninja Mamoru will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Guardian Ninja Mamoru / Kage kara Mamoru
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “WINDY TALES”[/size]

HOUSTON, March 19, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Windy Tales. An original series concept by Minami Otori with animation production by Production I.G., this stylized slice of life collection of stories delves into the lives of people with the power to control the wind, and the secrets behind the origins of their abilities.

It has been said that air becomes wind when it is agitated. As luck would have it, a small unassuming village in the Japanese countryside, known as the Village of the Wind, harbors a group of mysterious wind handlers who tempt fate. In this town, young Nao is an 8th grader who discovers a cat high above where she normally shoots her digital camera. Nao is one of only two members of her school’s Digital Camera Club, and she already sees the world through a different lens than most. The other member of the club is Miki, Nao’s friend and photography aid, although she doesn’t seem too interested in the hobby herself. Now, the two friends, along with Jun who seems to follow them everywhere they go, find themselves searching outside of the Village of the Wind for the secret of how it all works. Will these children be the ones to discover the truth and understand the mystery of this powerful force? With the wind at their back, they are determined to grasp its meaning in WINDY TALES.

Windy Tales will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Windy Tales / Fuujin Monogatari
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “ATELIER ESCHA & LOGY ~ALCHEMISTS OF THE DUSK SKY~”[/size]

HOUSTON, March 20, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Atelier Escha & Logy ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~. Adapted from the popular Japanese RPG “Atelier” video games series of the same name, this fantasy series is directed by Yoshiaki Iwasaki, with animation production by Studio Gokumi. A continuation from the previous entry into the “Atelier” games, this is the first game in the series to be adapted into an anime.

The arrival of the “Dusk End” is at hand, and for those people in the western reaches of the Land of Dusk, time is precious and running out all too quickly. As the finality of their situation becomes a reality and fear and anxiousness sets in, an ancient art once called “Alchemy” is rediscovered, and in order to survive the Dusk End, great effort is put to the task of recreating this technology and gathering their progress in Central, where research into stopping the advance toward the Dusk End is taking place. Having learned the latest teachings in Central, young Logy makes his way to the woefully understaffed town of Colset to make use of his knowledge. There he meets Escha, the local apprentice girl in the Research and Development Department. Logy, a seasoned user of alchemy, is astonished by Escha’s radical use of technique in her own alchemic endeavors. Though they may not see eye to eye on certain things, they both know why they became alchemists: to help the people of their lands survive and advance. Together they will discover new alchemy techniques and bring the quiet town to life in the adventure of a lifetime: Atelier Escha & Logy ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~!

Atelier Escha & Logy ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~ will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky / Escha & Logy no Atelier: Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “THE LABYRINTH OF GRISAIA" AND "THE EDEN OF GRISAIA”[/size]

HOUSTON, March 30, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisitions, The Labyrinth of Grisaia and The Eden of Grisaia, as part of their Spring 2015 anime season acquisitions. Both adapted from the popular Grisaia series of visual novels from Front Wing, Labyrinth and Eden continue and expound upon the story presented in the first season, The Fruit of Grisaia.

The Labyrinth of Grisaia will be presented as a 60 minute special, and Eden of Grisaia will follow in the regular 30 minute episode format. Mihama Academy will once again be the focal point, a school built like a prison to keep its students within. Things change when Kazami Yuuji arrives as the first ever male student, throwing the once orderly school days into disarray.

The Labyrinth of Grisaia and The Eden of Grisaia are scheduled for an April 2015 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


The Fruit of Grisaia / Le Fruit de la Grisaia / Grisaia no Kajitsu / Phantom Trigger
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “UTANO☆PRINCESAMA REVOLUTIONS”[/size]

HOUSTON, April 6, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Utano☆Princesama Revolutions. The third entry in the Uta no Prince Sama story, this musical romantic comedy series is directed by Makoto Hoshino, with animation production by A-1 Pictures.

They graduated from Saotome Academy, made it to their masters course, survived the wrath of their seniors and competitors QUARTET NIGHT, and even won the coveted Newcomer Award! But just when you thought the song and dance was done, Nanami and the boys of ST☆RISH are back for another round as their journey to the stars builds into a crescendo. Now that the talented composer and her six leading men are finally out on their own in the world of entertainment, they have more to prove than ever as the competition grows even fiercer and the performances even flashier! When a new opportunity arises, they’ll have to prepare themselves for the ultimate challenge as their skills are once again put to the test. Will Nanami and ST☆RISH finally make it to the top or will they fall flat against the competition?

Utano☆Princesama Revolutions will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Uta no Prince Sama
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “FOOD WARS! SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA”[/size]

HOUSTON, April 6, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, as part of their Spring 2015 anime season acquisitions. Adapted from the original work of Shun Saeki and Yuto Tsukuda, this comedy tournament series will pit a promising young cooking prodigy against a class of potential master chefs in a boiling hot battle to see who will reign supreme in the cooking arena!

Yoshitomo Yonetani will be directing the series, with series composition duties going to Shogo Yasukawa. Character designs will be provided by Tomoyuki Shitaya, with music duties going to Tatsuya Katou. Animation production will be handled by J.C. Staff, known for their work on A Certain Magical Index.

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma is scheduled for an April 2015 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Food Wars! / Shokugeki no Sōma
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?”[/size]

HOUSTON, April 6, 2014 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? as part of their Spring 2015 anime season acquisitions. Adapted from the original work of Fujino Omori, this fantasy romantic comedy series attempts to answer the question in its own title as one young adventurer seeks to meet the perfect girl in a labyrinth filled to the brim with mythical beasts and monsters.

Yoshiki Yamakawa will be directing the series, with series composition duties going to Hideki Shirane. Character designs will be provided by Shigeko Kimoto, with original character designs belonging to Suzuhito Yasuda. Art direction will be handled by Toshiharu Misutani, and animation production will be done by J.C. Staff.

Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is scheduled for an April 2015 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? / Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darō ka?
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “HELLO!! KINMOZA”[/size]

HOUSTON, April 6, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Hello!! KINMOZA as part of their Spring 2015 anime season acquisitions. From original creator Yui Hara , this slice of life comedy series reunites the Alice, Shinobu and a their friends, old and new, for another season of fun, friendship, and adventures.

The original staff returns for this new season of KINMOZA!, including director Tensho, as well as Yuniko Ayana who will once again be handling series composition. Kazayuki Ueda will also be providing character designs for the series. Studio Gokumi, who also worked on the first season of the series as well as the similar comedy A-Channel, will be in charge of animation production.

Hello!! KINMOZA is scheduled for an April 2015 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

[i]About Sentai Filmworks[/u]
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Kinmoza! / Kin-iro Mosaic
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “WISH UPON THE PLEIADES”[/size]

HOUSTON, April 6, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Wish Upon the Pleiades, as part of their Spring 2015 anime season acquisitions. A collaborative effort between car maker Subaru and legendary studio Gainax, Pleiades centers around a group of magical girls on the hunt for alien fragments to help an otherworldly visitor return home.

Shouji Saeki will be directing this magical adventure comedy series, with character designs by Mai Otsuka, who also did character work in the recent slice of life comedy Non Non Biyori. Hiroshi Kato will be handling art direction, with Satoki Iida providing sound direction. Wish Upon the Pleiades started as a joint partnership between the car maker Subaru and anime studio Gainax with a series of original net anime shorts and soon spawned a film and anime project, manga, and 4-koma styled 4 panel manga adaptation.

Wish Upon the Pleiades is scheduled for an April 2015 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Wish Upon the Pleiades / Hōkago no Pleiades
#43

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “AMAGI BRILLIANT PARK”[/size]

HOUSTON, April 7, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Amagi Brilliant Park. Adapted from the popular light novel and manga series by Shoji Gatoh, world-renowned creator of the Full Metal Panic! franchise and produced by acclaimed Kyoto Animation, Amagi Brilliant Park tells the story of a languishing amusement park in danger of closing forever, its mysterious inhabitants, and a reluctant hero who is suddenly charged with saving their world.

Yasuhiro Takemoto directed the series, and series composition was provided by Fumihiko Shimo; both are known for their involvement in the popular comedy spinoff of Full Metal Panic!, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu. Miku Kadowaki handled character design, with Shinkichi Mitsumune in charge of music. Kyoto Animation, best known for their work on such shows as K-ON!, Beyond the Boundary, and Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! handled animation production for the series.

Amagi Brilliant Park will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Amagi Brilliant Park
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES 'MY TEEN ROMANTIC COMEDY SNAFU TOO!"[/size]

HOUSTON, April 7, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, as part of their Spring 2015 anime season acquisitions. The romantic comedy series continues to follow the bumpy antics of high school student Hachiman Hikigaya and the rest of the Services Club members.

Kei Oikawa will be directing the series and Shotaro Suga is returning to series composition. Yuichi Tanaka, who’s worked on Howl’s Moving Castle will be in charge of character design. Saori Hayami and Nao Touyama are returning to the series and will be performing the ending theme song titled, “Everyday World.” Animation production will be handled by studio feel., known for their recent work on Outbreak Company.

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! will be twelve episodes and is scheduled for an April 2015 release. The series will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.


My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU / Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “RE-KAN!”[/size]

HOUSTON, April 7, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Re-Kan!, as part of their Spring 2015 anime season acquisitions. The comedic supernatural series follows Hibiki Amami, a high-school girl who makes no distinction between the living and the dead.

Masashi Kudo will be directing the series and Takashi Aoshima, who has worked on recent series like No Game, No Life, Sabagebu! -Survival Game Club!- and KanColle will be overseeming series composition. Aoi Yamamoto, most known for his work on Fairy Tale, will be in charge of character design. Pierrot Plus, known for their work on Sabagebu! -Survival Game Club!- is leading the animation production of the series.

Re-Kan! is scheduled to begin airing in Japan on April 2, 2015 and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks, LLC.
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.


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

HOUSTON, April 8, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of RIN-NE, the latest Anime adaption from legendary mangaka Rumiko Takahashi, creator of Ranma ½ and InuYasha. Kyokai no Rinne is a genre bending supernatural comedy depicting the story of Sakura Mamiya, who is suddenly able to see ghosts after a mysterious disappearance into the woods in her childhood. One day, the normally empty desk next to her at school is filled by a new classmate named Rinne Rokudo, changing her life forever.

Shizutaka Sugahara is directing the series, with series composition provided by Michiko Yokote. Kazuhiko Tamura is handling character design, with Akimitsu Honma in charge of sound direction. Animation production will be handled by Brain’s Base, best known for their work in such shows as Baccano!, Kamichu!, and The Kawai Complex Guide To Manors and Hostel Behavior.

RIN-NE is scheduled for an April 2015 release and will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.


RIN-NE / Kyōkai no Rinne
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “VAMPIRE HUNTER D”[/size]

HOUSTON, April 16, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of a landmark film in the history of Japanese animation, Vampire Hunter D. The first in a series of films adapted from the light novels of the legendary Hideyuki Kikuchi, Vampire Hunter D depicts a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland where pain and suffering run rampant, where vampires and their prey roam the earth.

Toyoo Ashida, known for his work in Fist of the North Star, directed the series, with a screenplay provided by Yasushi Hirano. Yoshitaka Amano, known best for his hand in creating other iconic characters from series such as Gatchaman and Casshan, as well as creating concept art for the Final Fantasy video game series, handled character design for the film, and acclaimed pop artist Tetsuya Komuro was responsible for the soundtrack. Animation production was provided by Ashi Productions.

Vampire Hunter D will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.


Vampire Hunter D
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER”[/size]

HOUSTON, April 20, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of Hayate the Combat Butler. The first in a series spanning multiple seasons and a film, Hayate introduces the titular character Hayate Ayasaki, a good guy who’s down on his luck and desperately trying to alter his fate. One day he runs into a girl named Nagi Sanzenin, and his life is changed forever.

Keiichiro Kawaguchi directed the romantic comedy series based on the popular title by Kenjiro Hata, published serially in Weekly Comic MagazineSHONEN SUNDAY. Music duties were provided by Kotaro Nakagawa, with sound direction coming from Jun Watanabe. Yoshihiro Nagamori & Masaaki Sakurai was in charge of chief animation direction, with character designs by Osamu Horiuchi. Animation production was handled by SynergySP.

Hayate the Combat Butler will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.


Hayate the Combat Butler / Hayate no Gotoku!
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “PUNCH LINE”[/size]

HOUSTON, May 6, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Punch Line, as part of their Spring 2015 anime season acquisitions. The comedy slice of life series tells the story of young Yuta Iridatsu, who’s spirit has somehow been separated from his body.

Yutaka Uemura will be directing the series and Kotaro Uchikoshi, best known for his work on the Ever17 adventure visual novel, will be in charge of scripts. Shota Iwasaki, known for his work on Kill la Kill, will be in charge of character design. Because Punch Line will include a strong musical connection, famed composer and music producer Tetsuya Komuro will provide the score for the series. Animation production will be handled by MAPPA, known for their recent work on Rage of Bahamut: Genesis and Kids on the Slope.

Punch Line is scheduled for an April 2015 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.


Punch Line