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Sentai Filmworks Catches “Run with the Wind” Anime Series

HOUSTON, TX, October 30, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired the distribution rights to Run with the Wind for audiences in the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and other select territories. Run with the Wind is based on the light novel, Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru (or Feel the Wind in English) by award-winning author Shion Miura.

Kakeru is a former elite runner in high school who finds himself down on his luck. After being chased for stealing food, he’s saved by Haiji, a Kansei University student and a fellow runner. Having nowhere else to go, Kakeru is convinced by Haiji to move into a dormitory with eight other strangers. Before Kakeru is even settled in his new home, Haiji announces his ambitious plans to enter all ten of them into one of the most prominent university relay marathons in Japan, the Hakone Ekiden. There’s just one small problem: with the exception of Haiji and Kakeru, none of the residents have ever run competitively before.

Kazuya Nomura ( Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie , Black Fox ) directs the series. Takahiro Chiba ( Kamichu! , Occult Academy ) is in charge of character design with Yuki Hayashi ( Haikyu!! , My Hero Academia ) over music.

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 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.


Run with the Wind / Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru
#266

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Sentai Filmworks Reels in “Between the Sky and Sea” Anime

HOUSTON, TX November 14, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired distribution rights to the 2018 Fall simulcast series, Between the Sky and Sea for the USA, the UK, Canada and other select territories.

In the future, Earth’s oceans are nearly devoid of life when the fish disappear. However, people still need to eat. There can be only one solution: Humanity must reach for the stars, discover new aquatic lifeforms and catch alien fish for consumption! With the desire to help those they care about, Haru and her friends train to become space fisherwomen to bring back the catch of a lifetime.

Between the Sky and Sea features Atsushi Nigorikawa ( Naruto Shippuden and Anime De Training! Ex ) as the director and Shuuhei Yamamoto ( Battle Girl High School and Anime De Training! Ex ) as the character designer. Animation production will be handled by TMS Entertainment ( Megalobox , Bakuon!! and Lupin the 3rd ).

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 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 TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.
TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd. (better known as TMS), one of the world’s largest and most distinguished animation studios. TMS has won recognition from the international filmmaking industry for its highly-acclaimed animation, pioneering techniques and proud commitment to quality. With a dedicated team of development, production and design executives, TMS’s growing reputation is reflected by the versatility, artistry and originality of the programs the company has produced for international markets worldwide.
Established in 1964, TMS has produced more than 200 features, and over 100 TV program series, with a total of 12,000 half hours for global distribution. TMS programs have attained worldwide recognition and TMS will continue to strive for excellence. For more information, visit: www.tmsanime.com


Between the Sky and Sea / Sora to Umi no Aida
#267

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“MADE IN ABYSS” Compendium Films Set to Hit Theaters in the US and Select International Markets for Early 2019

HOUSTON, TX November 16, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive distribution rights to the highly anticipated films based on the critically-acclaimed franchise, MADE IN ABYSS . In 2017, the television series took audiences by surprise and garnered ecstatic reviews with its disarming facade that shrouded a dark masterpiece. Now, the timeless story will be presented in theaters and told across two compendium films, Journey’s Dawn and Wandering Twilight , drawn from the original series together with newly added scenes and storytelling.

The enigmatic Abyss entices those with the spirit of exploration, despite the dangers. Wishing to follow in her mother’s footsteps, Riko trains hard to become a Cave Raider. One day, she receives news that her mother died in the Abyss, yet a mysterious note tells Riko that her mother may still be alive. Vowing to uncover the truth about her mother’s fate, Riko embarks on a journey with a humanoid robot boy name Reg. Together, they will discover if they have what it takes to survive where so many others have perished.

Journey’s Dawn and Wandering Twilight will be available in Japanese with English subtitles along with an English dub in the US and select international markets. For more information including release dates, engagement locations, and booking, visit https://www.sentaifilmworks.com/theatrical-releases.

Following their theatrical release windows, the films will be available via pay per view, TVOD, paid streaming (select digital outlets) and home video.

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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.


Made in Abyss
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Sentai Filmworks Snaps Up “Mysteria Friends” Series Adapted from Cygames Hit Franchise

HOUSTON, TX, November 16, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired worldwide rights, excluding Asia, to Mysteria Friends , the long-awaited animated series produced by Cygames Pictures and adapted from the popular Mysteria Academy event featured in the Rage of Bahamut mobile game. The highly anticipated original storyline unlocks the secrets of the Mysteria Magic Academy where humans, gods, and demons mingle freely.

Mysteria Friends spotlights fan favorite characters, Anne, the runaway royal, and Grea, the dragon-born girl, voiced by Yoko Hikasa ( Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and GATE ) and Ayaka Fukuhara ( Trinity Seven and Battle Girl High School ).

Mysteria Friends premiers on select streaming platforms beginning January 2019.

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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.


Rage of Bahamut / Shingeki no Bahamut / Mysteria Friends
#269

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Sentai Filmworks Expands DanMachi Universe With “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion” Feature Film and Prepares Early 2019 Theatrical Rollout

HOUSTON, TX, November 16, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive distribution rights to Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion, the feature-length film, based on the hugely popular franchise known to insiders as DanMachi. The original television series, first released outside Japan by Sentai Filmworks in 2015 was a breakout hit and enduring fan favorite.

Adventurers may come from far and wide to test their mettle within the dungeon beneath Orario, but that’s not the only location to experience! The gang may be familiar with the dark depths, but in this new story by the series’ original writer, Fujino Omori, Bell’s latest quest takes him beyond the dungeon. Fans can follow Hestia, Bell, Liliruca and the rest alongside the goddess Artemis as the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? saga continues in a brand-new adventure!

Produced by EGG FIRM + SB Creative and directed by Katsushi Sakurabi ( Flying Witch and The Pet Girl of Sakurasou ) the feature also enlists Yasuhiro Oumura ( Azumanga Daioh and When They Cry ) as art director. Shigeki Kimoto ( Flying Witch and Azumanga Daioh ) expands upon the character designs from the series’ original character designer, Suzuhito Yasuda.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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?