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Sentai Filmworks Licenses ‘DYNAMIC CHORD’

HOUSTON, TX, October 2, 2017 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its newest addition to the Fall 2017 simulcast season: DYNAMIC CHORD.

This anime adaptation of the otome game by Honeybee Black follows the professional and personal lives of four hot boy bands under the “DYNAMIC CHORD” agency and music label. There’s progressive rock band rêve parfait; newcomer Liar-S; veteran rock band KYOHSO; and international sensation, apple-polisher.

Shigenori Kageyama (Himawari!) will both direct and handle series composition duties. Character designs will be helmed by Yasuomi Umetsu (Kite, Kite Liberator, Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil). The show’s art director will be Shinji Katahira (Hellsing, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Restaurant to Another World), with animation production courtesy of Pierrot (Naruto, Tokyo Ghoul, Black Clover).

DYNAMIC CHORD is scheduled for an October 2017 broadcast in Japan. It will soon be available to stream on HIDIVE and select digital outlets for the Fall 2017 simulcast season, 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.


Dynamic Chord
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses ‘The Life of Budori Gusko’

HOUSTON, TX, OCTOBER 17, 2017 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of the Japanese animated feature film, The Life of Budori Gusko.

Based on the 1932 fantasy novel by Kenji Miyazawa, the film is a fairy tale that follows an anthromorphic cat named Budori living in the forests of Ihatov. After a series of misfortunes, including the spiriting away of his beloved sister, Budori sets off to build a better life - but a deadly winter is coming, and Budori finds himself the unlikely hero with a plan that can save everyone.

The Life of Budori Gusko will soon be available on select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include 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.


The Life of Gusuko Budori / Guskō Budori no Denki
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Sentai Filmworks is Adding ‘Mitsuboshi Colors’ to Their Extensive Selection

HOUSTON, TX, DECEMBER 23, 2017 - They are cute, resourceful, fun and the newest acquisition for Sentai Filmworks… they are Yui, Sacchan and Kotoha, the main characters of Mitsuboshi Colors.

This new story from Silver Link (‘Chivalry of a Failed Knight,’ ‘Tanaka-kun is Always Listless,’ and ‘Kokoro Connect’) follows the lives of three small kids on their own secret mission… to protect their city! The adventures of the “Colors” adventures include struggling to be heard, playing games, solving puzzles, and even outsmarting some adults, all before nightfall.

‘Mitsuboshi Colors’ is based on the manga by Katsuwo and directed by Tomoyuki Kawamura (‘Kamigami no Asobi,’ and ‘Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon’). The series will start in the Winter 2018 season and will be available for streaming exclusively on HIDIVE, beginning in January 2018.

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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.


Mitsuboshi Colors
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SENTAI FILMWORKS’ NEW ACQUISITION OF ‘TAKUNOMI’, DESERVES A TOAST

HOUSTON TX, December 27, 2017 – This Winter 2018 season is full of great food and drinks for all the fans of Sentai Filmworks. We’re happy to announce that we have acquired the adaption of Haruto Hino’s manga, known as ‘Takunomi’.

‘Takunomi‘ follows the story of Michiru Amatsuki, a 20-year-old woman who just moved to Tokyo to change jobs. She lives in apartment 101 of Stella House Haruno, an all-female boarding house. There, she meets other women of different ages, jobs, and personalities. They all have something in common though: their love for good food and drinks.

The series will start in the Winter 2018 season and will be available for streaming exclusively on HIDIVE starting in January 2018. ‘Takunomi’ comes to Sentai from Production IMS’ studio. It is directed by Kobayashi, Tomoki (‘Akame ga Kill!’) and Katsuhiko Takayama (‘ef: A Tale of Memories’, and ‘Sakurada Reset’) is working on the script. This new story with Slice of Life, Comedy and Shounen elements is sure to have some good times for all.

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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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SENTAI FILMWORKS WINS BIG WITH THE SMALL FOREST GIRLS OF ‘HAKUMEI AND MIKOCHI’

HOUSTON, TX, December 27, 2017 – They are just 9 centimeters tall, but these little fairies will start their adventures as Sentai Filmworks’ new acquisition for the Winter 2018 season.

While Hakumei is cheerful, outgoing and prefers to be outside, Mikochi is more introverted and prefers to stay indoors. These differences will set the tone for their friendship. Riding on insects and birds, creating tools from the forest and living their normal lives, they’ll show us how day to day chores can be the biggest adventure in a small world full of wonders.

‘Hakumei and Mikochi’ is an adaptation of the manga by Takuto Kashiki. It is directed by Masaomi Andou (07 Ghost, Fairy Tale) and produced by Lerche (Assassination Classroom, Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls). It includes elements from the Slice of Life, Seinen and Fantasy genres that will give dynamism to their small forest lives. ‘Hakumi and Mikochi’ is scheduled for a January 2018 broadcast in Japan. It will soon be available to stream on HIDIVE, 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.


Hakumei & Mikochi: Tiny Little Life in the Woods
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The Voluptuous ‘The Seven Heavenly Virtues’ Will Look for Their “Savior” with Sentai Filmworks

HOUSTON, TX, DECEMBER 27, 2017 – Sentai Filmworks ascends into heaven with its newest acquisition for the Winter 2018 season: ‘The Seven Heavenly Virtues!’ The series will be helmed by director Shinji Ishihira (‘Fairy Tail’) and the studio Bridge.
Heaven has been thrown into chaos, and in the ashes, seven voluptuous angels known as the Seven Heavenly Virtues, are sent to Earth to search for a candidate who can become the “true messiah”. As these beauties from the sky try to race against time, they realize how far the Seven Mortal Sins have spread their plague. Their search is just beginning… Will the lucky candidate be able to handle these salacious angels?

The Seven Heavenly Virtues’ will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets in January 2018, 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.


Seven Mortal Sins / sin Nanatsu no Taizai (Hobby Japan)
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Pop Team Epic Brings Bizarre Fun to Sentai Filmworks

HOUSTON, TX, January 2, 2018 – One is short and angry, the other is tall and calm but together they are perfect to size-up any crazy situation. Popuko and Pipimi will take us on a bumpy ride through anime, manga and video game references showered in absurdist comedy and their out of nowhere reactions.

This story from Kamikaze Douga (Amanatsu and Cocolors) and King Records (Hozuki’s Coolheadedness, Utawarerumono:The False Faces, and Ajin: Demi-Human) is based on the cult web comic by Bukub Okawa and directed by Jun Aoki and Aoi Umeki. The series will start in the Winter 2018 season and will be available for streaming on HIDIVE, beginning in January 2018.

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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.


Pop Team Epic
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From a Game to Anime and Now to Sentai Filmworks, ‘DAMEPRI Anime Caravan’!

HOUSTON, TX, January 3, 2018 – The new acquisitions for the Winter 2018 Season keep coming and we are proud to announce the addition of ‘DAMEPRI Anime Caravan’. This series is an adaptation of the smartphone app from NHN PlayArt Corp.'s Dame × Prince (aka “DamePri”).

The series main character is Ani, the princess of a small nation named Inaco. She is hardworking, realistic and strong-minded. She was raised with the belief that royalty needs to work even harder than the people of her kingdom. That’s a good thing because she will need to work extremely hard to face the princes of two powerful kingdoms: Selenfalen and Milidonia. After all, when you have to deal with a narcissist, a womanizer, a fragile idol, and a shut-in otaku, what can go wrong?

The theme song for the series will be performed by the band Breakerz. The series will be available for streaming exclusively on HIDIVE in January 2018.

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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.


Dame×Prince Anime Caravan / DAMEPRI
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Sentai Filmworks Gets a Double Dose of Magic with ‘Negima!’ and ‘Negima!?’

HOUSTON, TX, January 18, 2018 – The magical life of Negi Springfield makes his way to the Sentai Filmworks collection of titles. As a 10-year-old wizard-in-training, his final test to become a Master Wizard will be to become the English teacher in an all-female boarding school. With 31 students complicating everything and a life that includes evil wizards, magical objects and difficult tests, ‘Negima!’ and ‘Negima!?’ will fill our days with comedy, romance, action and lots of adventures. Be on the lookout for details on the release of these powerful shows on home video, television, and select digital outlets.

Negima! (2005)

Episodes: 26
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural
Rating: PG-13
Premiered: Winter 2005
Producers: Starchild Records
Studios: Xebec

Negima!? (2006-2007)

Episodes: 26
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural
Rating: PG-13
Premiered: Fall 2006
Producers: GANSIS
Studios: Shaft

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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.


Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? / Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darō ka?
Negima! / Mahou Sensei Negima! / UQ Holder!
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‘A Spirit of the Sun’ Will Shine as Maiden Japan’s New Acquisition

HOUSTON TX, February 19, 2018 – February brings the addition of A Spirit of the Sun to Maiden Japan’s ever-growing collection of anime titles. Based on the epic manga by Kaiji Kawaguchi and directed by Masayuki Kojima, the acclaimed director of titles like Monster, Made in Abyss and Black Bullet, the feature film explores a frighteningly possible world in which a series of natural disasters force the Japanese people to flee their homeland.

When Japan is hit by the twin disasters of the eruption of Mt. Fuji and a massive earthquake, the island nation gets literally shattered and torn in two. With millions dead and the life-sustaining national infrastructure destroyed, mass evacuation of much of the country’s population was the only alternative. Now the Japanese refugees living in Taiwan find themselves in conflict with the native citizens. There’s not enough work, the living conditions are terrible, and what remains of Japan is occupied by China in the north and the U.S. in the south. Genichiro Ryu is just one of the survivors, but having been adopted by Taiwanese parents, he has a foot in both worlds and seeks to find a way to bring peace between the conflicting sides in A Spirit of the Sun.

A Spirit of the Sun comes from Madhouse, the studio behind titles like Death Note, No Game No Life and High School of the Dead. It was produced by the Tohokushinsha Film Corporation (Garo, Zankyou no Terror, Usagi Drop, Redline).

About Maiden Japan:
Maiden Japan is dedicated to bringing the very best in Japanese animation to the English-speaking world. From critically acclaimed masterpieces like THE ROYAL SPACE FORCE and MOBILE POLICE PATLABOR, to key works by the “who’s who” of creators that includes Hideaki Anno, Mamoru Oshii, Masamune Shirow, Studio CLAMP, and Yoshiyuki Tomino. With the addition of newer gems such as TOKYO MAGNITUDE 8.0, DEN-NOH COIL and MOMO: GIRL GOD OF DEATH, the company’s growing catalog of products is available in North America on Blu-ray and DVD, and digitally via HI-DIVE, iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Anime Network, PlayStation Network, YouTube and other top digital providers.


A Spirit of The Sun / Taiyo no Mokushiroku
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Sentai Filmworks’ Acquires the Adorable Slice of Life Series ALICE or ALICE

HOUSTON, TX, March 15, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today they have acquired all distribution rights for ALICE or ALICE in the following territories: North America, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.

What happens when a big brother idolizes his little twin sisters? All sorts of mischief that’s what! Meet Rise and Airi, twin sisters who love to hang out with their friends, go to cute pastry shops and annoy their big brother. Watch as these adorable pint-size girls learn to navigate through life while making sure their brother doesn’t go too over the top.

Kōsuke Kobayashi will be making his directorial debut, with sound direction from Nobuyuki Abe (Kemono Friends). Animation production will be handled by EMT Squared (Love Tyrant, Highschool Life of a Fudanshi).

ALICE or ALICE is scheduled for a Spring 2018 broadcast in Japan. It will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Alice or Alice
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Sentai Filmworks Set to Deliver DEVILS’ LINE TV Animation

HOUSTON, TX, March 21, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks today announced that they acquired all distribution rights in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, South Africa, Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands to DEVILS’ LINE, the TV animation adapted from Ryo Hanada’s best-selling manga.

Set in a shadowy, often violent world where vampires repress their bloodlust to survive alongside humanity, a chance encounter and unlikely entanglement risk exposing the darkness that lies in every heart.

Hideaki Nakano will be directing DEVILS’ LINE with PLATINUMVISION helming series animation.

DEVILS’ LINE will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets for the Spring 2018 simulcast season, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Devils' Line
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Maiden Japan Takes a Big Bite of Adventure with the Acquisition of ‘The Tibetan Dog’

HOUSTON TX, March 13, 2018 – Maiden Japan is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Tibetan Dog. This story is based on the bestselling Chinese novel of the same name and directed by Masayuki Kojima. His previous work includes the beloved series Monster and Made in Abyss. The Tibetan Dog is a story of hope, friendship and overcoming adversity with perseverance and the help of friends. It reminds us that even in the darkest hours, someone can always lend a hand… or paw.

After the death of his mother, Tenzin decides to leave his town to live with his father in the grasslands of Tibet. In a new place, with new people and while learning to become a sheepherder, Tenzin will find help in the most unexpected way, through a golden Tibetan guard dog which will change his life forever by becoming his greatest friend.

The Tibetan Dog was co-produced by Madhouse, China Film Group Corporation and Ciwen Pictures. The original character design was made by Naoki Urasawa (Monster, Master Keaton) and the sound direction by Youji Shimizu (Lupin III, Final Fantasy VII: Last Order)

The Tibetan Dog will be available for streaming on selected media outlets.

About Maiden Japan:
Maiden Japan is dedicated to bringing the very best in Japanese animation to the English-speaking world. From critically acclaimed masterpieces like THE ROYAL SPACE FORCE and MOBILE POLICE PATLABOR, to key works by the “who’s who” of creators that includes Hideaki Anno, Mamoru Oshii, Masamune Shirow, Studio CLAMP, and Yoshiyuki Tomino. With the addition of newer gems such as TOKYO MAGNITUDE 8.0, DEN-NOH COIL and MOMO: GIRL GOD OF DEATH, the company’s growing catalog of products is available in North America on Blu-ray and DVD, and digitally via HIDIVE, iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Anime Network, PlayStation Network, YouTube and other top digital providers.


The Tibetan Dog / Tibet Inu Monogatari: Kin'iro no Dao Jie
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Opposites Attract in Sentai Filmwork’s Newest 2018 Spring Acquisition, “Real Girl”

HOUSTON, TX, March 27, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today it acquired all distribution rights to the romantic comedy Real Girl for the Spring 2018 Simulcast season in the following territories: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Nordics, Spain, Portugal and Central & South America.

The character-driven story follows the reclusive Hikari Tsutsui as he accidentally falls in love with the popular Iroha Igarashi, despite his aversion to real-world girls. The couple begins to develop a close bond neither expected which challenges their preconceived notions of who people truly are.

Real Girl is being produced by Hoods Entertainment (Mysterious Girlfriend X, Fantasista Doll) and will be directed by Takashi Naoya (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, Luck & Logic) with series composition from Deko Akao (Anonymous Noise, Noragami).

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

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Real Girl / 3D Kanojo Real Girl
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Sentai Filmworks Discovers Tada Never Falls In Love

HOUSTON, TX, March 28, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired all distribution rights to Tada Never Falls in Love for North America, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal and Latin America. The 12-episode original series by Doga Kobo (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Himouto! Umaru-chan) explores the wonder of adolescence through the eyes of Tada, a thoughtful teen who finds beauty through his camera lens but has never fallen in love.

One serendipitous day, Tada is taking pictures of cherry blossoms and unexpectedly meets Teresa, a transfer student from Luxembourg. Tada helps Teresa as she gets separated from her group and takes her to his grandfather’s coffee shop. As Tada and Teresa’s friendship begins to blossom, Tada starts to question his feelings.

The original anime will be directed by Mitsue Yamazaki (Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East) with series composition from Yoshiko Nakamura (Kabukibu!) and character designs by Junichiro Taniguchi (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun).

Tada Never Falls in Love will be available to stream on select digital outlets for the Spring 2018 simulcast season, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Tada Never Falls In Love / Tada-kun wa Koi o Shinai
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Sentai Filmworks Snaps Up Cutie Honey Universe

HOUSTON, TX, March 29, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired all distribution rights to the eagerly awaited new retrofuturistic series that relaunches Japan’s most legendary cyberpop heroine, Cutie Honey Universe, for the Spring 2018 Simulcast season in the following territories: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Nordics, Spain, Portugal and Central and South America.

Based on the groundbreaking franchise that launched the “magical girl” genre and produced as part of the 50th anniversary commemorating the work of anime and manga wunderkind Go Nagai (Devilman Crybaby), Cutie Honey Universe follows Honey Kisaragi, an amazingly humanlike and fashion conscious android with the unique ability to transform her body into a wide range of outrageous yet stylish disguises, each of which comes with its own dazzling super ability. After a run-in with a sinister secret criminal cabal organization, Panther Claw, the luscious and law-abiding Honey makes it her mission to bring them down.

The series will be directed by Akitoshi Yokoyama (Photo Kano) with series composition from Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, LOVE and LIES). Animation production will be handled by Production Reed (In Another World With My Smartphone, Rainbow Days).

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

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Cutey Honey / Cutie Honey
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Sentai Filmworks Dominates the Spring 2018 Simulcast Season with “DOREIKU: The Animation”

HOUSTON, TX, April 3, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today their newest acquisition to the Spring 2018 simulcast lineup with DOREIKU: The Animation.

Based on the novel and manga published by Futabasha (Old Boy, Crayon Shin-chan), DOREIKU: The Animation explores the twisted dynamic of slave/master relationships in modern-day Tokyo through 23 storylines that intersect to create a complex web of deception and violence. Written and directed by Ryōichi Kuratani (Tsugumomno, Ai Tenchi Muyo!), DOREIKU: The Animation will leave the viewer questioning society’s morality and wondering how far they would go if they were given ultimate control.

DOREIKU: The Animation will be available to stream on select digital outlets starting April 12, 2018, in North America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Netherlands and Scandinavia, with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include 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.


Doreiku The Animation / Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei
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Sentai Lands Legendary Sci-Fi Anime “Aura Battler Dunbine” Restored and Remastered in HD

HOUSTON, TX, April 11, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that they have acquired Sunrise Studio’s classic adventure series Aura Battler Dunbine. The 49-episode epic was restored from archival stock and remastered in high definition.

“We are extremely excited to bring this restored and remastered version of Aura Battler Dunbine to fans,” said John Ledford, President and CEO of Sentai Filmworks. “The transfer is absolutely stunning and brings an incredible level of detail and vibrancy to this classic sci-fi series.”

Based on the novel, The Wings of Rean by Yoshiyuki Tomino, acclaimed writer and director of the popular Mobile Suit Gundam series, Aura Battler Dunbine weaves a rich fantasy backdrop with powerful mechas and complex characters to create a timeless story of good versus evil, sacrifice and love.

Transported from his home in Tokyo, a seemingly ordinary 18-year-old Shou Zama finds himself in a new world known as Byston Well, a country that has been torn apart by overlord Drake Luft. Refusing to participate in Luft’s evil plans, Shou joins the resistance where he uses his incredible Aura Powers to fight for freedom inside a lavender-colored mecha.

Featuring the voice talents of Shigeru Nakahara (Dragon Ball Super, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing), Mika Doi (One Piece, Tokyo Ghoul) and Maria Kawamura (Neon Genesis, Samurai Champloo), Aura Battler Dunbine will continue to captivate audiences with its 2018 release.

Aura Battler Dunbine will soon be available on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Aura Battler Dunbine / Seisenshi Dunbine
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Kyoto Animations’ “Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me”

HOUSTON, TX, April 16, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today their newest acquisition, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me. From the fan-favorite studio, Kyoto Animation (Clannad, K-ON!), this theatrical release, which premiered in Japan on January 6, 2018, follows the chunibyo couple, Rikka and Yuta, into their third year of high school.

Graduation is getting closer, and the couple still hasn’t had their first kiss. Things take an unexpected turn when spring break approaches, Rikkas’ older sister announces that the entire family is moving for her new job! Yuta hears about the possible move and starts wondering about the future of his relationship. His friends suggest a drastic idea: the couple should elope! It sets the stage for one of the wildest trips through Japan as this chunibyo couple carries out their escape plan.

Tatsuya Ishihara, director of the original 2012 anime, returns at the helm for the movie, with a script by series writer Jukki Hanada.

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Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! / Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai!
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Sentai Filmworks Grants “Scum’s Wish”

HOUSTON, TX, May 10, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks today announced it acquired exclusive distribution rights to the acclaimed anime series, Scum’s Wish, for home video and electronic sell-through in for USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Adapted from the manga by Mengo Yokoyari, serialized in Square Enix’s Big Gangan, the 12-episode series’ striking visuals, courtesy of Lerche (Monster Musume, School-Live!), envelope the story of young lovers who each ache for the unattainable, unreciprocated love of another.

At first glance, high school sweethearts Hanabi Yasuraoka and Mugi Awaya appear to have the perfect relationship and while the two enjoy each other’s physical companionship, they are merely using each other to feel anything other than pain as both Hanabi and Mugi are in love with other people. As this tangled web of emotions continues to ensnare others, viewers are exposed to the painful side of love, making this series often difficult to watch yet impossible to look away.

Sentai Filmworks’ releases will include an English-language subtitle version and an English dubbed version produced by Sentai Studios. The dub is now in production.

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Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Scum's Wish / Kuzu no Honkai