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Sentai to Debut “Revue Starlight The Movie” in Theaters Summer 2022 following Exclusive Sneak Peak at Anime Central

HOUSTON, TX — April 21, 2022 — Sentai announced today that Revue Starlight The Movie, the highly anticipated follow-up to the 2018 anime series of the same name, will debut in North American theaters June 2022 following an exclusive sneak-peak premiere at Anime Central in May 2022. Revue Starlight, a franchise steeped in magical realism and wrapped in dreamy visuals, chronicles the journeys of hopeful young actresses as they vie to become the top star of Seisho Music Academy. The film will premiere on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 8 PM at Anime Central and will be available in select theaters nationwide on June 5, 2022 with an encore presentation on June 6, 2022.

Revue Starlight The Movie picks up soon after the series left off and opens the curtain a new, original story set during Karen Aijo and Hikari Kagura’s third year at Seisho Music Academy, a performing arts school for young women who aspire to the heights of on-stage stardom. In the next chapter of their theatrical lives, these young women will face one another on the battlefield of the stage, where song, dance and thrilling swordplay collide to illustrate the rich emotional narratives of the film’s protagonists. Fans of Revue Starlight won’t want to miss the next chapter of Karen and Hikari’s story, which brings to life even more of the high-flying musical numbers and rich emotionality of the beloved original series.

The film is animated by Kinema Citrus, the renowned studio that brought audiences such stunning series as MADE IN ABYSS and its companion films, including the critically acclaimed MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul. It was directed by Tomohiro Furuwara, who helmed the Revue Starlight anime series. Returning composers Tatsuya Kato (Food Wars!, Love Live! Sunshine!!, Dr. Stone) and Yoshiaki Fujisawa (Land of the Lustrous, No Game, No Life Zero, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) crafted the film’s soaring musical score.

For more information or to request a film screening near you, visit our list of participating theaters at sentai.com.

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Sentai is a leading global supplier of anime content and official merchandise dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. Sentai’s brands include HIDIVE (direct-to-consumer streaming), SentaiFilmworks.com (direct to consumer E-Commerce), Anime Network (Cable SVOD) and Sentai Studios (localization and studio services). Sentai’s diverse library includes thousands of hours of hit titles and classic series including MADE IN ABYSS, Akame ga Kill, Food Wars!, Clannad, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, High School of the Dead, Girls & Panzer, No Game No Life, K-On!, Assassin’s Pride and Parasyte -the maxim-.

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Sentai to Unleash Fourth Season of “Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?” Summer 2022

HOUSTON, TX — May 28, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired the highly anticipated fourth season of Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, which adapts the Labyrinth Arc of Fujino Omori’s award-winning, mega-popular light novel series. Sentai will premiere Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV on HIDIVE as part of the Summer 2022 simulcast season for audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, Middle East and Latin America.

Intrepid adventurer Bell Cranel has leveled up, but he can’t rest on his dungeoneering laurels just yet. The Hestia Familia still has a long way to go before it can stand toe-to-toe with the other Familias of Orario — but before Bell can set out on his next mission, reports of a brutal murder rock the adventuring community! One of Bell’s trusted allies stands accused of the horrible crime, and it’s up to Bell and his friends to clear their name and uncover a nefarious plot brewing in the dungeon’s dark depths.

The fourth installment of the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? saga is produced by J.C. Staff (Food Wars!, The Executioner and Her Way of Life). Season 4 is directed by Hideki Tachibana (Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III, Armed Girls Machiavellism) with series script supervision from both Hideki Shirane (Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Hayate the Combat Butler) and the light novel series’ original creator, Fujino Omori.

The series stars returning seiyuu Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Akame ga Kill!, DEVILS’ LINE) as Bell Cranel and Inori Minase (Girls’ Last Tour, Tada Never Falls in Love) as the fan-favorite goddess Hestia. The series also stars Saori Hayami (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax, Spy x Family) as Ryu Lion, Yoshimasa Hosoya (Kids on the Slope, Attack on Titan) as Welf Crozzo, Maya Uchida (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!, Domestic Girlfriend) as Liliruca Arde, Kazuyuki Okitsu (Run With the Wind, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) as Ouka Kashima, Haruka Chisuga (Amagi Brilliant Park, SHIROBAKO) as Haruhime, Chinatsu Akasaki (Food Wars! The Second Plate, Wasteful Days of High School Girls) as Mikoto Yamato, Akeno Watanabe (To Love Ru, Witch Hunter Robin) as Aisha Belka and Yuka Iguchi (Girls und Panzer, Ascendance of a Bookworm) as Hitachi Chigusa.

The series will premiere on HIDIVE in Summer 2022 with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai is a leading global supplier of anime content and official merchandise dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. Sentai’s brands include HIDIVE (direct-to-consumer streaming), SentaiFilmworks.com (direct to consumer E-Commerce), Anime Network (Cable SVOD) and Sentai Studios (localization and studio services). Sentai’s diverse library includes thousands of hours of hit titles and classic series including MADE IN ABYSS, Akame ga Kill, Food Wars!, Clannad, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, High School of the Dead, Girls & Panzer, No Game No Life, K-On!, Assassin’s Pride and Parasyte -the maxim-.

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Sentai Picks Up Boy-Meets-Vampire Anime Series “Call of the Night”

HOUSTON, TX — May 28, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Call of the Night, the highly anticipated anime adaptation of the popular vampire-themed shounen manga of the same name. The manga, written and illustrated by Kotoyama, is serialized in hit-making publisher Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine and has sold more than 2 million volumes. Sentai will stream the series exclusively on HIDIVE, its direct-to-consumer streaming service, to multiple countries across the globe beginning Summer 2022.

Wracked by insomnia and wanderlust, Ko Yamori is driven onto the moonlit streets every night in an aimless search for something he can’t seem to name. His nightly ritual is marked by purposeless introspection — until he meets Nazuna, who might just be a vampire! Ko’s new companion could offer him dark gifts and a vampire’s immortality. But there are conditions that must be met before Ko can sink his teeth into vampirism, and he’ll have to discover just how far he’s willing to go to satisfy his desires before he can heed the Call of the Night!

At the time of this writing, the trailer for Call of the Night has earned 5.4 million views since its debut on YouTube in November, 2021. Animated by LIDENFILMS (Blade of the Immortal, Kotaro Lives Alone, Tokyo Revengers), Call of the Night is directed by Tomoyuki Itamura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, The Case Study of Vanitas, Bakemonogatari). Michiko Yokote (Teasing Master Takagi-san, Cowboy Bebop, Bleach) penned the series’ script. Character designs are provided by Haruka Sagawa (key animator for Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions, Nichijou and Kill la Kill).

The series stars Sora Amamiya (Akame ga Kill!, Tokyo Ghoul, Seven Deadly Sins) as Nazuna Nanakusa, Gen Sato (Dr. Stone, Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Pretty Boy Detective Club) as Ko Yamori and Yumiri Hanamori (Grimoire of Zero, Laid-Back Camp, Smile Down the Runway) as Akira Asai.

Call of the Night will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE during the Summer 2022 simulcast season, with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai is a leading global supplier of anime content and official merchandise dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. Sentai’s brands include HIDIVE (direct-to-consumer streaming), SentaiFilmworks.com (direct to consumer E-Commerce), Anime Network (Cable SVOD) and Sentai Studios (localization and studio services). Sentai’s diverse library includes thousands of hours of hit titles and classic series including MADE IN ABYSS, Akame ga Kill, Food Wars!, Clannad, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, High School of the Dead, Girls & Panzer, No Game No Life, K-On!, Assassin’s Pride and Parasyte -the maxim-.

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Sentai Acquires “TOKYO MEW MEW NEW” Reboot Series

HOUSTON, TX — May 28, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to TOKYO MEW MEW NEW, the latest anime adaptation of the beloved mahou shoujo (AKA magical girl) manga series written by Reiko Yoshida and illustrated by Mia Ikumi. TOKYO MEW MEW NEW reboots the iconic franchise and commemorates the manga’s 20th anniversary. The series will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE in Summer 2022 to audiences in select countries around the world (excluding Asia).

The scientists of the μ(Mew) Project use DNA of endangered species to create a team of heroines imbued with amazing super-human abilities. One of them, Ichigo Momomiya, awakens to discover she is armed with all the skills of a Iriomote cat. Ichigo must band together with other Mew Mew girls to repel an alien incursion, all the while hiding their thrilling double lives from friends and family.

Animated by Yumeta Company (Re:Stage! Dream Days, Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, Kiniro no Corda: Primo Passo) and Graphinica (Hellsing Ultimate, Hello World, Juni Taisen: Zodiac War), the series is directed by Takahiro Natori (episode director for My Hero Academia, Gosick and Erin) with series composition from Yuka Yamada (Non Non Biyori, Mushishi, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 2). Character design is provided by Satoshi Ishino (character designer for Release the Spyce and Date A Live, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood animation director).

Five new Japanese actresses chosen for the project will make their voice acting debut as the main cast in TOKYO MEW MEW NEW. They perform in-character in “Smewthie,” a special music project formed to promote TOKYO MEW MEW NEW. They are supported by fellow seiyuu Yuichi Nakamura (CLANNAD, Haikyu!! 3rd Season, Jujutsu Kaisen) as Ryo Shirogane, Yuma Uchida (Ahiru no Sora, Fruits Basket (2019), Banana Fish) as Masaya Aoyama, Kaori Ishihara (The Hentai Prince & the Stony Cat, IRODUKU: The World in Colors, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic) as Masha and Yusuke Shirai (Sasaki and Miyano, Combatants Will Be Dispatched!, My Dress-Up Darling) as Keichiro Akasaka.

TOKYO MEW MEW NEW will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE in Summer 2022 with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai is a leading global supplier of anime content and official merchandise dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. Sentai’s brands include HIDIVE (direct-to-consumer streaming), SentaiFilmworks.com (direct to consumer E-Commerce), Anime Network (Cable SVOD) and Sentai Studios (localization and studio services). Sentai’s diverse library includes thousands of hours of hit titles and classic series including MADE IN ABYSS, Akame ga Kill, Food Wars!, Clannad, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, High School of the Dead, Girls & Panzer, No Game No Life, K-On!, Assassin’s Pride and Parasyte -the maxim-.

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Sentai Snaps Up “Prima Doll” for Summer 2022

HOUSTON, TX — June 9, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Prima Doll, the anime adaptation of acclaimed visual novel studio Key’s multimedia franchise of the same name, for audiences worldwide (excluding Asia). Sentai will premiere the series exclusively on HIDIVE, its direct-to-consumer streaming service, during the Summer 2022 simulcast season.

Café “Kuronekotei” boasts an unusual roster of employees. A group of automata, or autonomous mechanical dolls, serve their patrons with a smile, but they weren’t always so suited to domestic life. Just a few years prior, automata served as weapons in the great war, fulfilling the bloody purpose for which they were created. Now that the war has ended, these machines with human hearts search for their place in an unfamiliar, peaceful world — and their search begins at the Kuronekotei café.

Prima Doll is animated by Bibury Animation Studios (Grisaia: Phantom Trigger, The Quintessential Quintuplets 2, Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall) and is directed by TENSHO (The Fruit of Grisaia, Azur Lane, Rewrite). Studio Key’s beloved works include CLANNAD, Kanon, Angel Beats! and more. Makoto Ishiwata (Obsolete, Psycho-Pass, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) provides mechanical design. Akane Yano (Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, And you thought there is never a girl online?, CHOYOYU!: High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World!) serves as chief animation director and character designer.

The series stars Azumi Waki (The Helpful Fox Senko-san, How Not to Summon a Demon Lord, Blend S) as Haizakura, Tomori Kusunoki (Wonder Egg Priority, The Misfit of Demon King Academy, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online) as Karasuba, Miyu Tomita (MADE IN ABYSS, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Dorohedoro) as Gekka, Yuki Nakashima (BanG Dream! 2nd Season, Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, Usakame) as Hokiboshi and Akari Kito (Demon Slayer, Classroom of the Elite, Toilet-bound Hanako-kun) as Retzel.

Prima Doll will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE in Summer 2022 with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai is a leading global supplier of anime content and official merchandise dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. Sentai’s brands include HIDIVE (direct-to-consumer streaming), SentaiFilmworks.com (direct to consumer E-Commerce), Anime Network (Cable SVOD) and Sentai Studios (localization and studio services). Sentai’s diverse library includes thousands of hours of hit titles and classic series including MADE IN ABYSS, Akame ga Kill, I’m Quitting Heroing, Food Wars!, Clannad, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, High School of the Dead, Girls & Panzer, No Game No Life, K-On!, Ya Boy Kongming! and Parasyte -the maxim-.

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Sentai to Spend “Doomsday with My Dog” Beginning Summer 2022

HOUSTON, TX — June 13, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Doomsday with My Dog (Sekai no Owari ni Shiba Inu to), an animated web-comic that brings to life Yu Ishihara’s hilarious 4-koma manga series serialized by ComicWalker. Sentai will stream the animated comic shorts on its direct-to-consumer streaming service, HIDIVE, in Summer 2022.

The sole surviving human and her canine companion, Haru, wander a desolate wasteland after the destruction of civilization, but this is no dark doomsday tale. Haru, a wise-beyond-his-years talking shiba inu, makes sure his master stays one step ahead of post-apocalyptic pessimism with his clever antics, hilarious observations and philosophical ponderings. She may be the last girl on earth, but with Haru at her side, the road through the apocalypse will never be boring!

The animated comic, which lends spirited voice-work to the always arresting manga panels fans know and love, is directed by Aoi Shimoyama (GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka) with general supervision by Sorosoro Tanigawa (Taeko no Nichijou). The series stars Mutsumi Tamura (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) as Haru, the talking shiba inu, and Maaya Uchida (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!) as Haru’s master, the last survivor of the human race.

The series will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE in Summer 2022.

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Sentai is a leading global supplier of anime content and official merchandise dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. Sentai’s brands include HIDIVE (direct-to-consumer streaming), SentaiFilmworks.com (direct to consumer E-Commerce), Anime Network (Cable SVOD) and Sentai Studios (localization and studio services). Sentai’s diverse library includes thousands of hours of hit titles and classic series including MADE IN ABYSS, Akame ga Kill, Food Wars!, Clannad, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, High School of the Dead, Girls & Panzer, No Game No Life, K-On!, Assassin’s Pride and Parasyte -the maxim-.

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Sentai Summons “My Isekai Life” for Summer 2022

HOUSTON, TX — June 14, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World!, the genre-bending fantasy anime series based on the light novel of the same name. Sentai will stream the series exclusively on HIDIVE this Summer 2022 simulcast season.

Getting isekai’d to a magical world and developing incredible powers is every otaku’s wildest dream, but for salaryman Yuji Sano, it’s the stuff of absolute nightmare! He’s in the middle of a mountain of work when he gets unwillingly pulled into a fantasy realm, where he accomplishes the enviable feat of developing a second character class by making the most of his Monster Tamer abilities. Now he’s traded the office for adventuring to make a living, but he keeps getting roped into major events because his powers are unmatched, second to none — and he doesn’t even realize it yet!

Produced by studio Revoroot (Babylon, FLCL Alternative, I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level), the series is directed by Keisuke Kojima (animation director for Kill la Kill and One Punch Man) with series composition from Naohiro Fukushima (Eden of the East, The Daughter of 20 Faces). The series stars Chiaki Kobayashi (Vinland Saga, SK8 the Infinity, Moriarty the Patriot) as Yuji Sano, Azumi Waki (Ao-chan Can’t Study!, How Not to Summon a Demon Lord, Blend S) as Dryad and Wataru Takagi (Obsolete, Detective Conan, Great Teacher Onizuka) as Proud Wolf.

The series will premiere on HIDIVE in Summer 2022 with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai is a leading global supplier of anime content and official merchandise dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. Sentai’s brands include HIDIVE (direct-to-consumer streaming), SentaiFilmworks.com (direct to consumer E-Commerce), Anime Network (Cable SVOD) and Sentai Studios (localization and studio services). Sentai’s diverse library includes thousands of hours of hit titles and classic series including MADE IN ABYSS, Ya Boy Kongming!, Akame ga Kill, Food Wars!, Clannad, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, High School of the Dead, Girls & Panzer, No Game No Life, K-On!, The Executioner and Her Way of Life and Parasyte -the maxim-.

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Sentai Unveils “Vermeil in Gold” Fantasy Anime for Summer 2022

HOUSTON, TX — June 15, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Vermeil in Gold, the anime adaptation of the cheeky fantasy-comedy manga of the same name published in Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine. Sentai will stream Vermeil in Gold exclusively on HIDIVE during the Summer 2022 simulcast season.

Meet Alto, a hapless student at Royal Ortigia Magic Academy whose academic performance leaves much to be desired. Rather than take a more sensible approach to salvaging his grades in time for graduation, Alto decides to summon a bit of otherworldly assistance. Only after does he learn he’s bound the legendary she-devil Vermeil into service as his familiar! But while Vermeil is a powerful ally sure to turn his grades around, her magic can only be replenished with a kiss, and that makes everything go to hell with Alto’s jealous childhood friend, Lilia. Looks like Alto just unleashed a whole new world of devilish mayhem in Vermeil in Gold: A Desperate Magician Barges Into the Magical World Alongside the Strongest Calamity!

The series is animated by Staple Entertainment (Val x Love) with Takashi Naoya (Val x Love, Real Girl, Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose) serving as director. Tatsuya Takahashi (Domestic Girlfriend, Hayate the Combat Butler!!, Wise Man’s Grandchild) provides series composition. The series stars Yuya Hirose (Val x Love, O Maidens in Your Savage Season, SSSS.Gridman) as Alto Goldfield and Maaya Uchida (Domestic Girlfriend, Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions!, Noragami) as Vermeil.

Vermeil in Gold: A Desperate Magician Barges Into the Magical World Alongside the Strongest Calamity will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE in Summer 2022 with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai is a leading global supplier of anime content and official merchandise dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. Sentai’s brands include HIDIVE (direct-to-consumer streaming), SentaiFilmworks.com (direct to consumer E-Commerce), Anime Network (Cable SVOD) and Sentai Studios (localization and studio services). Sentai’s diverse library includes thousands of hours of hit titles and classic series including MADE IN ABYSS, Ya Boy Kongming!, Akame ga Kill, Food Wars!, Clannad, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, High School of the Dead, Girls & Panzer, No Game No Life, K-On!, The Executioner and Her Way of Life and Parasyte -the maxim-.

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Sentai Snaps Up “League of Nations Air Force Aviation Magic Band Luminous Witches” for Summer 2022

HOUSTON, TX — June 22, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to musical mecha series League of Nations Air Force Aviation Magic Band Luminous Witches, the standalone spin-off of Strike Witches. Sentai will premiere the series exclusively on HIDIVE, its direct-to-consumer streaming service, during the Summer 2022 simulcast season.

The war against invading aliens can’t be won by missiles alone! Team morale matters just as much as launching a counterassault, and that’s where Ginny and her friends come in. Instead of standing on the front lines with the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, the Luminous Witches of the League of Nations Air Force bring smiles to civilians displaced in the human-Neuroi war world with thrilling song and dance — not to mention aerial displays the likes of which the music world has never seen! While they might be non-combatants, these performers know the value of preserving the people’s smiles, and they’ll fight in their unique way to make sure those smiles never fade.

Based on the original story created by Fumikane Shimada and Projekt World Witches, the series is animated by studio SHAFT (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, March Comes in Like a Lion, Bakemonogatari) with direction and series composition from Shoji Saeki (Medaka Box, episode director for FLCL and Cardcaptor Sakura). Humikane Shimada (Frame Arms Girl, Girls und Panzer der Film, Girls und Panzer) provides original character design.

The series stars Mai Narumi as Virginia Robertson, Minako Hosokawa as Inori Shibuya, Ami Aimoto as Lyudmila Andreyevna Ruslanova, Ryo Mamiya as Aira Paivikki Linnamaa, Sayaka Tsuduki as Eleonore Giovanna Gassion, Kana Konaka as Maria Magdalene Dietrich, Misaki Yuki as Manaia Matawhaura Hato, Rino Yoshikita as Silvie Cariello, and Rio Mamesaki as Joanna Elizabeth Stafford.

League of Nations Air Force Aviation Magic Band Luminous Witches will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE in Summer 2022 with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Snaps Up “Takagi-san” Creator’s Latest, “When Will Ayumu Make His Move?”

HOUSTON, TX — June 23, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to When Will Ayumu Make His Move?, the adorable new comedy anime series from the creator of Teasing Master Takagi-san. Sentai will premiere the series exclusively on HIDIVE, its direct-to-consumer streaming service, during the Summer 2022 simulcast season.

Ayumi Tanaka just fell in love at first sight with Urushi Yaotome, the head of the illegitimate Shogi Club, and joined the Shogi Club! But Ayumu has vowed not to confess his feelings until he can best Urushi, and he has a long way to go before he can stand up to her strategic brilliance. As Ayumu strives to beat his crush and confess, love becomes a battlefield both on and off the shogi board while audiences wonder, “When will Ayumu make his move!?”

When Will Ayumu Make His Move? is created by Soichiro Yamamoto, whose beloved work Teasing Master Takagi-san delighted audience with its adorable main characters and heartwarming premise. When Will Ayumu Make His Move? is animated by SILVER LINK. (Non Non Biyori, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya, Kokoro Connect) and directed by Mirai Minato (BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense, The Misfit of Demon King Academy). Akao Deko (Gintama Season 4, Noragami, Komi Can’t Communicate) provides series composition.

The series stars Yohei Azakami (The Aquatope on White Sand) as Ayumu Tanaka and Kanna Nakamura (Uma Musume: Pretty Derby (ONA)) as Urushi Yaotome.

When Will Ayumu Make His Move? will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE in Summer 2022 with a home video release to follow.

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Paranormal Comedy Series “Phantom of the Idol” Joins Sentai’s Summer 2022 Lineup

HOUSTON, TX — June 27, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to the laugh-out-loud paranormal comedy anime series Phantom of the Idol. Sentai will premiere the series exclusively on HIDIVE, its anime-focused streaming service, during the Summer 2022 simulcast season.

Most idols are fueled by their love of performing before adoring fans. Yuya, however, is fueled by his love of an easy paycheck! Yuya is one half of the idol duo ZINGS, but his supreme laziness (not to mention his disdain for idol fans in general) has him on the brink of getting blacklisted from the business. In a chance backstage encounter, he meets the spectral Asahi, a mysterious former idol who’s eager to stage her own comeback by any means necessary… including assuming complete control of Yuya’s willing body and aiming to become the best idol in the world together! Is their zany partnership a match a made in heaven, or is it pure idol hell?

Phantom of the Idol is produced by Studio Gokumi (Yuki Yuna is a Hero series, Kin-iro Mosaic series) and directed by Daiki Fukuoka (Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Washio Sumi Chapter, Danganronpa 3 director). The series’ music is by myu (Utawarerumono, The Legend of the Legendary Heroes).

The series stars, Fumiya Imai (Project SEKAI COLORFUL LIVE feat. Miku Hatsune) as Yuya Niyodo, Nao Toyama (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, MacrossΔ, Nisekoi) as Asahi Mogami, Shun Horie (Akudama Drive, Sarazanmai, Rent-a-Girlfriend) as Kazuki Yoshino, and Sho Hayami (Ascendence of a Bookworm, Bleach, Macross 7) as the Narrator.

Phantom of the Idol will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE in Summer 2022 with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai to Debut Anime Adaptation of “SHINEPOST” in Summer 2022

HOUSTON, TX — June 28, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it has acquired exclusive rights to SHINEPOST, the beautifully crafted anime series based upon the light novel of the same name by Rakuda, author of ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me? Sentai will stream the series exclusively on HIDIVE during the Summer 2022 simulcast season.

Although the idol group TiNgS is chasing after big dreams, so far their accomplishments have only been small — and now, suddenly, they’re facing a potential break up! Hope seems lost, but when a new manager with a special skillset takes them under his wing, the members of TiNgS find themselves shooting for the stars all over again.

SHINEPOST is part of a multimedia project from Konami Digital Entertainment and Straight Edge that includes music videos, concerts, a mobile game, and manga and anime adaptations. Sentai will add SHINEPOST to its stunning lineup of fan-favorite idol shows, including BanG Dream!, Revue Starlight, Wake Up, Girls!, D4DJ First Mix and the mega-popular Utano Princesama franchise. The series’ music is produced by Yohei Kisara, who has been involved in and produced many hit anime series such as Love Live! (μ’s) and Azure Lane.

Animated by Studio Kai (Uma Musume: Pretty Derby Season 2, Skeleton Knight in Another World), SHINEPOST is directed by Kei Oikawa (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, Hinamatsuri, Uma Musume: Pretty Derby, Pretty Derby Season 2). Original creator Rakuda and Tatsuo Higuchi (Toradora!, Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow, D.Gray-man Hallow) provide the series’ script. The series’ animation direction is led by Yoshihiro Nagata (MACROSS series).

SHINEPOST stars Sayumi Suzushiro (86, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, High Score Girl) as Haru Nabatame and Yuko Natsuyoshi (To Your Eternity, The Misfit of Demon King Academy, Show by Rock!! Stars!!) as Rio Seibu. They are joined by Rika Nakagawa as Momiji Ito and Rimo Hasegawa as Yukine Gionji. Moeko Kanisawa, who will play the role of Kyoka Tamaki, will make her debut as a voice actress in SHINEPOST.

The series will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE in Summer 2022 with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Acquires “Chimimo” for Summer 2022

HOUSTON, TX — June 29, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Chimimo, the hellishly heart-warming comedy anime from the anime studio behind the iconic Doraemon and Crayon Shin-chan. Sentai will premiere the series exclusively on HIDIVE and its anime-focused streaming services this Summer 2022.

Meet hell’s most adorable messenger. Chimimo might be an average demon, but he and his horde of minions have big dreams of unleashing hell on earth! Too bad a portal to the human realm drops him into the middle of the Onigami household, where the family’s three unflappable sisters rule the roost with iron fists. Now Chimimo is stuck as their freeloading roommate, and his ambitions of unleashing the apocalypse will have to wait until he can summon the willpower to get off the couch!

Produced by Shin-El Animation (Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 3, Sweetness & Lightning, Doraemon), the series is directed by pinoalto. Kimiko Ueno (Carole & Tuesday, Space Dandy, The Royal Tutor) provides series composition. Mikako Komatsu (Nisekoi, Welcome to the Ballroom, K) performs the series’ ending song. Popular illustrator Kanahei is in charge of character design.

The series stars Junichi Suwabe (Black Clover, Yuri!! On Ice, Jujutsu Kaisen) as Jigoku-san, Ai Kakuma (Amagi Brilliant Park, Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) as Hazuki Onigami, Yuria Kozuki (Ponyo) as Mei Onigami and Mamiko Noto (CLANNAD, Kimi ni Todoke, Hell Girl) as Mutsumi Onigami.

Chimimo will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE in Summer 2022 with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Stacks Summer Deck with CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD will+Dress

HOUSTON, TX — July 1, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired rights to CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD will+Dress, the follow-up to the 2021’s CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD overDress series, for select English-speaking countries including USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand, for select Spanish-speaking Latin American countries, and for select Nordic countries. The series will stream on HIDIVE as part of the Summer 2022 simulcast season, where fans can enjoy both series.

From trading card and collectibles hitmaker, Bushiroad (Revue Starlight, BanG Dream!), and with production by Kinema citrus (MADE IN ABYSS, Star Wars: Visions), Gift-o’-Animation, and STUDIO JEMI, this latest installment of the Cardfight!! Vanguard franchise is sure to deliver as it adds more than a dozen new players to the mix. Teen runaway, Yu-yu, whose empathy is matched only by his inability to say no to others, meets Megumi Okura. Megumi invites him to a mysterious destination, Dreamland Wonder Hill amusement park. There, he discovers intensely competitive groups like Team Blackout gather to play an exhilarating and alluring game called Vanguard. Yu-yu is drawn into this world of high stakes competition where he must balance new friendships against his drive for victory.

The Japanese production team includes director, Satoshi Mori (The Rising of the Shield Hero monster designer) and assistant director, Ryutaro Suzuki (Revue Starlight movie unit director) together with Hiroyuki Saita (Revue Starlight character designer) as character designer and chief animation director. Scripting is helmed by Natsuko Takahashi and Satoshi Mori. The series draws on character designs by CLAMP.

The seiyuu cast includes Shouta Aoi as Yu-yu Kondo, Yuki Ono as Danji Momoyama, Yuma Uchida as Tohya Ebata, Amane Shindo as Megumi Okura, Masahiro Ito as Zakusa Ishigame, Hikaru Tono as Tomari Seto and Yuki Nakashima as Mirei Minae.

Sentai will stream CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD will+Dress on HIDIVE.

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Sentai Harvests “I’ve Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills”

HOUSTON, TX — July 2, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to fantasy series I’ve Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills, based on the light novel series of the same name. Sentai will premiere the series exclusively on HIDIVE, its anime-focused streaming service, Fall 2022.

Al Wayne loves farming — and we don’t mean the video game sim. He wants to be a literal farmer, but in the process of improving his agriculture skills, he somehow winds up maxing out his overall character stats! He’s superpowered in the most unexpected of ways with abilities even the strongest of heroes would envy. Alas, all he wants is an idyllic farmer’s life, but with demons and monsters invading the realm, Al may have to take up the mantle of hero just to keep his dreams from withering away!

I’ve Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills is based upon the light novel series originally published on the Shosetsuka ni Naro digital publishing site and later in Futabasha’s Monster Bunko imprint, where it sold over 700,000 copies.

The series is animated by Studio A-CAT (Frame Arms Girl, Getter Robo Arc, Battle Game in 5 Seconds). It is directed by Norihiko Nagahama (episode director for Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, Trigun, Cardcaptor Sakura) with series composition from Touko Machida (scriptwriter for Space Brothers, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 2). Takuro Iga (Tsuki ga Kirei, Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits, Aria the Avvenire) composed the series’ musical score.

The series stars Junya Enoki (Jujutsu Kaisen, Dorohedoro, TONIKAWA: Over the Moon For You) as Al Wayne, Minami Tanaka (Kakegurui, Hanayamata, Zombieland Saga) as Fal Ys Meigis, Rumi Okubo (Place to Place, Death Parade, Talentless Nana) as Helen Lean and Ayaka Suwa (The Fruit of Grisaia, Tanaka-kun is Always Listless, Riddle Story of Devil) as Ruri.

I’ve Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE during the Fall 2022 simulcast season with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Announces Multi-Year Merchandising and Programming License for “Chiikawa”

HOUSTON, TX — July 2, 2022— Sentai Holdings announced today that it entered into a multi-year merchandising and programming license for Chiikawa, the vibrant, adorable new franchise taking Japan by storm. Originally launched as a web comic, the series together with its joyously cute characters is delighting millions of Japanese fans and producing record sales. The franchise and characters were created by the talented illustrator nagano, who has collaborated with other popular series such as Pokémon and Sanrio, and whose illustrations and works have touched countless fans over the years. The world of Chiikawa is all about small, cute things but it is already a top trending franchise in Japan. Now these colorful, emotive characters are poised to take on the world!

“We are thrilled to introduce Chiikawa to fans outside Japan and provide a platform for this exciting new franchise,” said John Ledford, President and GM of Sentai. “Chiikawa’s character design lends the IP universal appeal, and we’re confident our forthcoming Chiikawa collection will bring to life the characters fans have already come to know and love in Japan and around the world.”

An anime adaptation of Chiikawa will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE, Sentai’s anime-focused streaming service, during Summer 2022, with additional distribution on select platforms and networks based on upcoming licensing deals. Sentai will distribute the series to audiences in North America, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Nordic Countries, Spain, Portugal, Central and South America, the Middle East and North Africa.

The anime series is produced by Doga Kobo studios (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Tada Never Falls in Love, Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle) and directed by Takenori Mihara (A Bridge to the Starry Skies). The anime series stars the ten-year-old Haruka Aoki in her first voice acting role as the titular character, Chiikawa.

For licensing and merchandising inquiries, please direct correspondence to brands@sentai.com.

Chiikawa will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE in Summer 2022 and other select outlets with a home video to follow. For news about the upcoming Chiikawa product collection, fans should be sure to like Sentai on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Sentai Picks Up “Reincarnated as a Sword” Anime for Fall 2022 Simulcast

HOUSTON, TX — July 2, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Reincarnated as a Sword, the genre-bending isekai anime series based on the light novels by Yu Tanaka, for audiences worldwide (excluding Asia). Tentatively planned as a Fall 2022 simulcast, the series will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE and its anime-focused streaming services.

Some isekai protagonists are reincarnated as powerful warriors or skilled wizards, but our protagonist was reborn in another life as a sentient sword! He’s taken up by Fran, a desperate girl fleeing evil-doers intent on selling her into slavery. With her new weapon’s help and guidance, she’s able to strike down her captors and secure her freedom. Together, this unconventional master-student duo embark on an epic journey to liberate those in need and exact justice on the cruel of heart.

The Reincarnated as a Sword light novel series upon which the anime is based began as a web novel on the Shousetsuka ni Narou site, with over 2 million copies sold and 250,000 daily views. The series comprises 12 novels published by GC Novels (publisher of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime), a manga adaptation published by Gentosha, and a spin-off manga series in Micro Magazine.

The Reincarnated as a Sword anime series is produced by C2C (Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy-, Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina, WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?) and directed by Shinji Ishihara (Log Horizon, Fairy Tail, Sasaki and Miyano). The illustrator of the light novels, LLO (Unbreakable Machine-Doll, Oreshura, Mushi-Uta), provides original character design. Yasuharu Takanashi (Log Horizon, Zombieland Saga: Revenge, Mononoke) provides the series’ music.

The series stars Ai Kakuma (Amagi Brilliant Park, Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) as Fran and Shinichiro Miki (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Pokémon, Nisemonogatari) as Shishou.

Reincarnated as a Sword will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE in Fall 2022 (tentative) with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Sets Up “Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time” Season 2 for 2022

HOUSTON, TX — July 2, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired the second season of Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time, the outrageously irreverent comedy anime series based on Daisuke Hiyama’s manga of the same name that delighted anime fans with laugh-out-loud humor and cheeky innuendo. The series will premiere on HIDIVE in 2022.

Peter Grill is back and ready for action! Between quelling a goblin incursion, improving trade negotiations with the dwarves and placating a watchful sister who might just go berserk to keep him in line, Peter has his work cut out for him. He’s the most sought-after hero in the land…and that’s before counting the myriad woman interested in his “other” talents. It will take every last scrap of Peter’s willpower to keep his focus on heroing in another raunchy season of Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time - Super Extra!

Produced by returning animation studio Wolfsbane (Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside) and joined by studio Seven (I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying), the series is directed by Tatsumi (Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time Season 1), who also serves as the series’ new chief animation director.

The second season of Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time stars returning seiyuu Hiro Shimono (Log Horizon 2) as Peter Grill, Ayana Taketatsu (Queen’s Blade Rebellion) as Mimi Alpacas, Hibiku Yamamura (Frame Arms Girl) as Lisa Alpacas, Sayaka Sembongi (Ahiru no Sora) as Piglette Pancetta, Akari Uehara (WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?) as Vegan Eldoriel, Mikoi Sasaki (Kemono Friends) as Gobco Ngiel and Suzuna Kinoshita (DOREIKU: The Animation) as Lucy Grill. They are joined by Shiori Izawa (MADE IN ABYSS) as Misslim Netherlant and Kana Yuki (Black Clover) as Fulltalia Eldoriel.

Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time - Super Extra will premiere on HIDIVE in 2022 with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Snaps Up “Ragna Crimson” Anime Series for 2023

HOUSTON, TX — July 2, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Ragna Crimson, the action-packed fantasy anime adaptation of the manga by Daiki Kobayashi. Tentatively planned as a 2023 simulcast, the series will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE and its anime-focused streaming services.

Dragons reign terror over the earth, sea and sky. If sworn dragon hunters like Ragna are to have any hope of dealing death to these seemingly invincible, fire-breathing beasts, they must find a way to level the odds. Ragna teams up with a mysterious man named Crimson who has likewise sworn to stand against the dragons menacing the world. But although Crimson’s motivations may be mysterious, his goal and Ragna’s perfectly align, and together they’ll fight to vanquish the dragons once and for all.

The manga series upon which the anime is based is published in Square Enix’s monthly Gangan Joker magazine, which has previously published hit titles such as Akame ga Kill!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria and The Case Study of Vanitas.

Ragna Crimson will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE in 2023 (tentative) with a home video release to follow.

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Teasing Master Takagi-san: The Movie Hits Theaters Summer 2022

HOUSTON, TX – July 19, 2022 – Sentai announced today that Teasing Master Takagi-san: The Movie, the feature length follow-up to the cheeky, uplifting anime series of the same name, will appear in select theaters August 14 and 15 for a special theatrical engagement.

Takagi and Nishikata’s final summer in junior high is about to begin, and it’s already off to a heartwarming start! When the pair find an abandoned kitten, they decide to work together and take care of their adorable new companion until they can locate its missing mother. What follows is the true beginning of this moving story of young love, complete with the delightful teasing and hilarious antics fans have come to expect from this beloved series and its cast of fan-favorite characters.

The film is directed by series’ veteran Hiroaki Akagi (Teasing Master Takagi-san3, Those Snow White Notes) with animation by Shin-Ei Animation (Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time, Sweetness & Lightning) and scriptwriting from returning writers Hiroko Fukuda (Real Girl, Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue), Aki Itami (Flowers of Evil, Fruits Basket) and Kanichi Katou (Mairimashita! Iruma-kun, Tsugumomo).

The film reunites the series’ seiyuu including Rie Takahashi (KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Isekai Quartet) as Takagi and Yuki Kaji (Ahiru no Sora, Attack on Titan) as Nishikata. Inori Minase (Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, The Quintessential Quintuplets) and Haruka Tomatsu (Gintama, ORESUKI - Are You the Only One Who Loves Me?) join the rest of the returning cast as Hana and Ota, respectively.

Teasing Master Takagi-san: The Movie premiered at Anime Expo 2022 in Los Angeles before heading to theaters for a limited theatrical release. Fans can stream the film exclusively on HIDIVE at a later date.

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