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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “UTAWARERUMONO THE FALSE FACES”[/size]

HOUSTON, OCTOBER 12, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Utawarerumono The False Faces, as part of the Fall 2015 anime season lineup. Based on the second visual novel in the Utawarerumono series, this anime follows an amnesiac protagonist who wakes up in a snowy field remembering neither who he is nor how he got there. After being saved by a beautiful girl named Kuon, he is given the name Haku, and his journey to rediscover his identity begins.

Keitaro Motonaga is directing the series, and Takamitsu Kouno is handling series composition. Music for the series will be composed by Naoya Shimokawa, Masahiko Nakata is providing character designs, and WHITE FOX (Akame ga Kill!, the Devil is a Part-Timer!) will animate the series.

Utawarerumono The False Faces is scheduled for an October 2015 broadcast in Japan and will be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks curates one of largest and most beloved anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.

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[size=16]CHIVALRY OF A FAILED KNIGHT TO SIMULCAST IN CANADA, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND[/size]

HOUSTON, NOVEMBER 2, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks announced today an agreement with Viewster to bring Chivalry of a Failed Knight to fans in Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

The first three episodes of the series are now available for catch-up viewing in the United Kingdom and Canada. New episodes will become available on a simulcast basis each week.

Based on a series of light novels by Riku Misora, Chivalry of a Failed Knight takes place in a world where human knights can materialize weapons from their souls. The story follows a knight who is widely considered a failure by those around him, and his struggle toward mastery of his weapon.

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Sentai Filmworks curates one of largest and most beloved anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “UTAWARERUMONO (OVA)”[/size]

HOUSTON, NOVEMBER 18, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Utawarerumono (OVA). This comedic fantasy anime consists of a group of side-stories to supplement the Utawarerumono universe. Fans of the series will recognize many characters from the series as they run into more adventures and mischief.

Kenichiro Katsura took the helm as director of the episodes, with scripting done by Takamitsu Kouno. Original character designs were provided by Tatsuki Amazuyu, with sound direction by Takatoshi Hamano. Animation production was handled by AQUAPLUS and Chaos Project.

Utawarerumono (OVA) will be available domestically through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Filmworks curates one of the largest and most beloved anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “TONARI NO SEKI-KUN: THE MASTER OF KILLING TIME”[/size]

HOUSTON, DECEMBER 17, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time. Based on the original work of Takuma Morishige, the series was directed by Yuji Muto, with character design by Masae Otake. Shinji Kawai (STUDIO UNI) acted as Art Director.

During class, a schoolboy named Seki-kun is always creating things to entertain himself. All he cares for is creating things with an artist’s level of perfectionism and a craftsman’s attention to detail. Real dominos, shogi with original rules, a flip book with sounds…

Even Yokoi-san, who sits next to Seki-kun, always gets sucked into watching his games!

Based on the unique original work by Takuma Morishige – Japan’s one-and-only manga about not paying attention in class – this anime is about the silent battles the two have practically all the time. Please look forward to seeing the games Seki-kun breathes life into and seeing Yokoi-san’s reactions!

Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time will be available on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is one of the largest licensors and distributors of anime and genre programming in North America, offering thousands of hours of content across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle”

HOUSTON, December 28, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce its latest acquisition, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle as part of its Winter 2016 anime season lineup. Based off the original light novel by Senri Akatsuki and illustrated by Kasuga Ayumu, this series follows a young man named Lux, the former prince of Arcadia. After an accident in the bathing area lands Lux in hot water with the kingdom’s new princess, Liseshart, he finds himself forced into a duel that pits mechanical weapons against each other. Little does he know what else lies in wait when he has to join the school that trains the wielders of these ancient weapons.

Animation production will be handled by Lerche (Re: Hamatora, Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls) with Masaomi Ando (School-Live!) taking the helm as Series Director. The role of Chief Animation Director will be shared by Mayuka Itou and Keiko Kurosawa, the latter of which is also responsible for Character Design. Yuuko Kakihara (Fairy Musketeers, Persona 4: The Animation, Heaven’s Lost Property) is in charge of series composition, and music is handled by Akito Matsuda (The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior, Sound! Euphonium).

Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle is scheduled for a January 2016 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks curates one of largest and most beloved anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites like Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories”[/size]

HOUSTON, December 28, 2015– Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories. This anthology breathes new life into the horror anime genre. Utilizing the nearly lost picture card “kamishibai” storytelling method of Showa-era Japan, Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories turns everyday urban legends into the stuff of nightmares. It began airing late nights in the summer of 2013, but by the summer of 2014, it had attracted masters of the J-horror genre as guest directors, with its second season introducing even more terror and invoking its own sort of urban legends.

Tomoya Takashima directed the first season, while ILCA handled general direction for the second, with the aid of horror masters Takashi Shimizu, Noboru Iguchi and Shoichiro Masumoto. Hiromu Kumamoto was in charge of scripting for season one, and worked alongside Brazily Ann Yamada for season two. Animation production was handled by ILCA.

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories is currently available on Crunchyroll and will soon be available on additional digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is one of the largest licensors and distributors of anime and genre programming in North America, offering thousands of hours of content across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Norn9”[/size]

HOUSTON, December 29, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Norn9, as part of the winter 2016 anime season lineup. Based on the visual novel of the same name, the story follows a 12-year-old boy named Sorata Suzuhara who finds himself transported to an alternate time, and possibly a different world. Aboard the Norn, a giant spherical ship that acts as a miniature city, Sorata joins three girls and nine young men on a journey toward an unknown destination…

The series will be directed by Takao Abo and produced by Mitsutoshi Ogura, with series composition by Natsuko Takahashi. Character designs will be provided by Yukari Takeuchi, who will also serve as director of animation along with Tomoko Sato. Production will be handled by Kinema Citrus.

Norn9 is scheduled for a January 2016 broadcast in Japan. It will soon be available through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is one of the largest licensors and distributors of anime and genre programming in North America, offering thousands of hours of content across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2: THE ANIMATION”[/size]

HOUSTON, December 29, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation, as part of the winter 2016 anime season lineup. Based on the hit MMORPG, this action-adventure series follows Itsuki Tachibana, a player of Phantasy Star Online 2, and the challenges he faces both in and outside of the game.

The series will be directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi, with Mitsutaka Hirota handling both scripting and series composition. Character designs will be provided by Minoko Takasu, with animation produced by TELECOM ANIMATION FILM (Ramen Fighter Miki, Lupin III - The Italian Adventure (2015), Sengoku Basara: Judge End).
Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation is scheduled for a January 2016 broadcast in Japan. It will soon be available through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is one of the largest licensors and distributors of anime and genre programming in North America, offering thousands of hours of content across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Girls Beyond the Wasteland”[/size]

HOUSTON, JANUARY 6, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Girls Beyond the Wasteland, as part of the winter 2016 anime season lineup. Based on the upcoming visual novel adapted by Romeo Tanaka and with character designs by Matsuryu, this anime will follow the exploits of lackadaisical high-school student Buntaro Hojo as he ventures into the realm of dating game development.

The series will be directed by Takuya Sato (Steins;Gate), with series composition by Yuniko Ayana. Character designs for the animation will be provided by Takayuki Noguchi, and production will be handled by Project No.9.

Girls Beyond the Wasteland is scheduled for a January 2016 broadcast in Japan. It will soon be available through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Filmworks is one of the largest licensors and distributors of anime and genre programming in North America, offering thousands of hours of content across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com

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[size=16]“Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle” to Simulcast Exclusively on Hulu[/size]

HOUSTON, January 8, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks announced today an agreement with Hulu for exclusive simulcasting of Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle. Episodes will be available to stream through Hulu’s No Commercial and Limited Commercials subscription plans.

Each episode of Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle will stream exclusively on Hulu during the first week of simulcast with select episodes available to stream on the free hulu.com one week later. Simulcasting is slated to begin January 11, 2016.

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Sentai Filmworks curates one of largest and most beloved anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.

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[size=16]“Norn9” to Simulcast on Hulu[/size]

HOUSTON, January 8, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks announced today an agreement with Hulu for simulcasting of Norn9. Episodes will be available to stream through Hulu’s No Commercial and Limited Commercials subscription plans.

Simulcasting begins January 7, 2016.

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Sentai Filmworks curates one of largest and most beloved anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.

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[size=16]“Girls Beyond the Wasteland” to Simulcast on Hulu[/size]

HOUSTON, January 8, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks announced today an agreement with Hulu for simulcasting of Girls Beyond the Wasteland. Episodes will be available to stream through Hulu’s No Commercial and Limited Commercials subscription plans.

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Sentai Filmworks curates one of largest and most beloved anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Knights of Sidonia Season 2: Battle for Planet Nine”[/size]

HOUSTON, January 19, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks announced its acquisition of the darkly cerebral science fiction series, Knights of Sidonia Season 2: Battle for Planet Nine. The story continues to follow ace pilot, Nagate Tanikaze, as he spearheads the defense of Sidonia against a terrifying alien threat alongside an unlikely ally, a human-alien hybrid whose voice is strikingly similar to someone he loved and lost. However, Sidonia may be in more danger than anyone realized, as diabolical forces plot not only from without but also within.

Based on the manga by Tsutomu Nihei (Wolverine: Snikt!), this sci-fi anime was directed by first-season co-director Hiroyuki Seshita, with Sadayuki Murai (Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040, Kino’s Journey) returning for series composition and script. The animation was handled by Polygon Pictures.

Knights of Sidonia Season 2: Battle for Planet Nine will be available soon for home video on both Blu-ray and DVD.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!. Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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[size=16]Anime Network Online to Stream “GATE, Collection 2”[/size]

HOUSTON, January 19, 2016 – Today, Anime Network announced the triumphant return of GATE, the hit summer 2015 show that took JDSF 1st Lieutenant, Youji Itami, and his team beyond the reaches of our world and deep into the realm of the “Special Region.” Viewers will once again be able to reunite with their favorite characters, including fan-favorite Rory Mercury, the Gothic Lolita clad priestess of the other world. GATE’s story will continue where the last episode ended, with tense negotiations between Japan and the Empire, and the threat of the Fire Dragon looming darkly on the near horizon.

Streaming for the second installment of GATE’s first season is scheduled to begin on February 8th, with episodes released weekly every Monday at 1:30 PM EST in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Latin America, Scandinavia, Netherlands, Middle East, and North Africa.

About Anime Network:
Anime Network was launched in 2002 and has since been committed to championing the uniqueness of the anime genre. With a dedicated online community and an intentional focus on diverse and extensive programming, the website continues to be a hub for anime.

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[size=16]“Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation” to Stream on Anime Network Online[/size]

HOUSTON, January 19, 2016 – Today, Anime Network announced the streaming release of Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation. Based on the popular MMORPG, the series follows Itsuki Tachibana, a slightly above-average high schooler, as he learns that one of his most important duties as the school’s new student council vice president… is to learn how to play PSO2! What mysterious adventures await Tachibana in both the game and in his new life on the student council?

Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation is scheduled to begin streaming on February 9th, with episodes released weekly every Tuesday at 1:00 AM EST in the United Stages, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Latin America, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Turkey.

About Anime Network:
Anime Network was launched in 2002 and has since been committed to championing the uniqueness of the anime genre. With a dedicated online community and an intentional focus on diverse and extensive programming, the website continues to be a hub for anime.

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Azumanga Daioh”[/size]

HOUSTON, January 20, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition: the classic, offbeat comedy Azumanga Daioh! Based on the original 1999 manga series written and illustrated by Kiyohiko Azuma, Azumanga Daioh is a witty romp into the misadventures of six high-school girls – Chiyo, Tomo, Yomi, Sakaki, Kagura, and a transfer student from Osaka, aptly nicknamed “Osaka.” Under the “guidance” of some rather peculiar teachers, the girls try their best to survive wacky school culture festivals, bread-eating contests, a teacher obsessed with seeing his female student in short shorts, awkward (and sometimes dangerous!) trips to Chiyo’s summer home, and more!

The anime series was directed in 2002 by Hiroshi Nishikiori (Trinity Seven, I’m Gonna be an Angel!, GAD GUARD), with Ichiro Okouchi (Negima!, CODE GEASS: Lelouch of Rebellion ) in charge of series composition. Production was handled by J.C.Staff (Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile, Detective Opera Milky Holmes).
Azumanga Daioh will soon be released on home video as part of its Sentai Selects line of classic animated features, in both dubbed and subtitled formats.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!. Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Strawberry Marshmallow”[/size]

HOUSTON, January 20, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of the 2005 slice-of-life comedy Strawberry Marshmallow. Based on the 2002 manga series written and illustrated by Barasui, Strawberry Marshmallow follows 20-year-old Nobue Itoh as she half-watches, half-instigates the adorable exploits of the elementary school kids Miu, Matsuri, Ana and her own sister, Chika.

The anime series was produced by anime studio Daume (DearS, Please Teacher!), with Takuya Sato (Girls Beyond the Wasteland, Student Council’s Discretion, Steins;Gate) handling both directorial and series composition duties.

Strawberry Marshmallow will soon be released on home video in both dubbed and subtitled formats.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!. Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Nurse Witch KOMUGI R”[/size]

HOUSTON, January 28, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Nurse Witch KOMUGI R, as part of its winter 2016 anime lineup. One day, second-year middle school student Komugi Yoshida encounters a wounded, rabbit-like creature named Usa-P. She tends to its injuries, and in return is granted the powers of a “Legendary Girl.” Now, in addition to juggling her school duties and her career as a pop idol, Komugi has to take on the role of a magical nurse. Watch the hilarity ensue in this slapstick comedy that throws in more magic and mayhem than this busy girl can handle!

The series will be directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Moetan, Million Doll, Nyan Koi!), with Momoko Murakami in charge of series composition. Original character designs will be provided by Akio Watanabe (The World Only God Knows, Bakemonogatari), with production handled by Tatsunoko Production (Gatchaman Crowds, Gatchaman Crowds Insight).
Nurse Witch KOMUGI R began its Japanese broadcast on January 10, 2016 by Nippon TV. It will soon be available through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

About Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV)
Since becoming Japan’s first commercial broadcaster in 1953, Nippon TV has become the country’s undisputed ratings champion and finest producer of all genres of programs. One of the biggest successes for Nippon TV is its format Dragons’ Den, which has been sold in over 26 countries and regions. With well-established companies that deal in a broad range of businesses from movies, animation, events, to fitness clubs, Nippon TV is leveraging its ideal platform to expand into new realms. Recently launching a channel in Southeast Asia named GEM through a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television Networks, and taking a stake in the SVOD market through wholly-owned subsidiary Hulu Japan, Nippon TV is steadily solidifying its presence and brand as a global media powerhouse.

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[size=16]“Nurse Witch KOMUGI R” Coming to Anime Network Online[/size]

HOUSTON, January 28, 2016 – Today, Anime Network announced the streaming release of Nurse Witch KOMUGI R. The series delivers a one-two “Komugi Punch” as aspiring idol, Kumogi Yoshida ends up (reluctantly) becoming a magical “Legendary Girl.” To top things off, she doesn’t become just any Legendary Girl – Kumogi’s encounter with a strange rabbit-like creature turns her into Magical Nurse in about 0.2 seconds!

The 12-episode TV series is a playful and refreshing take on the magical girl genre. Streaming is scheduled to begin on February 9th, with episodes released weekly every Tuesday at 3:30 PM EST in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Netherlands, Turkey, Scandinavia, Central America, and South America.

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About Anime Network
Anime Network was launched in 2002 and has since been committed to championing the uniqueness of the anime genre. With a dedicated online community and an intentional focus on diverse and extensive programming, the website continues to be a hub for anime.

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[size=16]Winter ANO Title “Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle” Joins ANO’s Latin America Line-Up[/size]

HOUSTON, February 15, 2016 – Anime Network Online (ANO) is proud to add Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle to its Latin America line-up of anime streaming services.

Based on the popular light novel, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle tells the story of the dethroned prince of Arcadia as he is swept into dangerous duels utilizing ancient mechanical weapons to defend the new country. What makes it awkward? He’s training for these fights in an all-girl’s school!

Latin American subscribers in select regions will be able to enjoy Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle with both Portuguese and Spanish subtitles starting on February 18, 2016, with new episodes available every Thursday at 18:00 UTC. For more information, visit www.theanimenetwork.com.

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