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Sentai Filmworks Enrolls Comedy “Ao-chan Can’t Study!”

HOUSTON, TX, March 30, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Ao-chan Can’t Study! , an anime adaptation of the comedy manga by Ren Kawahara, as part of a license agreement for the world excluding Asia.

Ao Horie’s father, a popular erotic fiction author, chose Ao’s name because A stands for “apple” and O stands for “orgy”! Desperate to escape her father’s legacy and get into a prestigious university, Ao devotes herself to studying instead of pursuing romance. She has no time for boys, but there’s just one problem: Kijima, her handsome and popular classmate, just confessed his love to her! And to make matters worse, she can’t stop thinking dirty thoughts about him! Looks like escaping her father’s influence will be harder than she thought…

SILVER LINK. studio ( Armed Girl’s Machiavellism , WATAMOTE: No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Unpopular! ) will animate Ao-chan Can’t Study! Keisuke Inoue ( Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Chivalry of a Failed Knight ) will direct while Michiko Yokote ( Cowboy Bebop , Love Stage!! ) will provide the series composition. The series will star Azumi Waki ( How Not to Summon a Demon Lord , BLEND-S ) as Ao Horie, Junta Terashima ( Young Black Jack , Haikyu!! 2nd Season ) as Takumi Kijima, Juri Kimura ( Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? , Mob Psycho 100 ) as Miyabi Takaoka and Takashi Kondou ( Demon King Daimao , Diabolik Lovers , 91 Days ) as Souichirou Yabe.

The series will be available for the Spring 2019 simulcast season 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 , MONSTER MUSUME Everyday Life with Monster Girls and Parasyte -the maxim- , Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and DEVILS’ LINE , as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O . For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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Ao-chan Can't Study! / Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyō ga Dekinai
#286

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Sentai Filmworks Snaps Up “Senryu Girl”

HOUSTON, TX, March 30, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Senryu Girl , an anime series adapted from the award-winning slice-of-life comedy manga Senryū Shōjo by Masakuni Igarashi. Sentai will make the series available through a global license arrangement excluding Asia.

At first glance Yukishiro Nanako seems like a normal high school girl, but she has a notable eccentricity: instead of speaking, she communicates only through written senryu poetry! This means she expresses herself only in 5-7-5 syllables. To most this might seem like an inconvenience, but for Nanako and her ex-delinquent bestie, Busujima Eiji, it adds to the experience of their high school lives as they run the Literature Club.

Studio Connect ( Armed Girl’s Machiavellism ) produces the series with character designs by Maki Hashimoto ( Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? , No Game, No Life ) and direction and series composition from Masato Jinbo ( Hayate the Combat Butler , Psychic Squad ). The show stars Kana Hanazawa ( Akama ga Kill! , Cutie Honey Universe ) as Nanako Yukishiro and Tasuku Hatanaka ( Ushio & Tora , My Hero Academia ) as Eiji Busujima.

The series will soon be available for the Spring 2019 simulcast season 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 , MONSTER MUSUME Everyday Life with Monster Girls and Parasyte -the maxim- , Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and DEVILS’ LINE , as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O . For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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Senryu Girl / Senryū Shōjo
#287

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Sentai Filmworks Lands “Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?”**

HOUSTON, TX, March 30, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to the ecchi comedy series Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!? through a worldwide license arrangement (excluding Japan and Asia).

Ichiro Sato is about as average as a student can get… except for his above-average ability to land himself in totally awkward, intensely risqué situations with his no-nonsense teacher, Kana Kojima! Ichiro has his hands full dealing with these steamy shenanigans and unexpected encounters in the most unlikely places. At least it can’t get any worse, right?

The series will be animated by tear-studio ( The Royal Tutor Movie ), and it will be directed by Hiraku Kaneko ( The Qwaser of Stigmata , Tsurezure Children ). The series stars Sumire Uesaka ( Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions , iDOLm@ster CINDERELLA GIRLS ) as Kana Kojima, Ryota Suzuki ( DOREIKU The Animation , Tsurune ) as Ichiro Sato, Toshiki Masuda ( My Hero Academia, IDOLiSH7 ) as Rin Suzuki and Yuko Goto ( The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Hidamari Sketch ) as Mayu Matsukaze.

The series will be available for the Spring 2019 simulcast season to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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 MADE IN ABYSS , Land of the Lustrous , MONSTER MUSUME Everyday Life with Monster Girls and Parasyte -the maxim- , Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and DEVILS’ LINE , as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O . For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!? / Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!?
#288

YES The Lewd Double Threat (Ao-Chan can’t Study / Why the Hell are you Here, Teacher!) has been taken by Sentai!

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#289

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Sentai Filmworks Spotlights “NAMUAMIDABUTSU! -UTENA-”

HOUSTON, TX, April 1, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired worldwide (ex-Asia) rights to NAMUAMIDABUTSU! -UTENA- .

Long before superheroes, there were legends. One of them begins with Shaka Nyorai, whose bravery and enlightenment once saved humanity forever. But forever is fleeting because Mara, the personification of Earthly desires, forges a corrupt coalition with the devil to again visit wrath and vengeance upon humankind. To counter Mara’s cruel attack, Taishakuten and Bonten, divine beings, must join forces with the Thirteen Buddhas. Can the allied powers of light defeat the vicious onslaught and save humankind in their darkest hour?

Akira Oguro (the key animator for Patlabor 2: The Movie and Sailor Moon S: The Movie ) directs DMM’s ( Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, Urara Meirocho ) latest series while Erika Yoshida ( Trickster ) is in charge of the series composition. Yoshiaki Fujisawa ( GATE , Land of the Lustrous ) is composing the music. Voice talents include Masaaki Mizunaka ( Classroom of the Elite, How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord ) as Taishakuten, Tomoaki Maeno ( Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East , Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu ) as Bonten, Showtaro Morikubo ( Hakuoki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom~ , Magi: The Kingdom of Magic ) as Shaka Nyorai and Takeo Otsuka ( Dimension High School , Run with the Wind ) as Mara.

The series will be available Spring 2019 to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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 MADE IN ABYSS , Land of the Lustrous , MONSTER MUSUME Everyday Life with Monster Girls and Parasyte -the maxim- , Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and DEVILS’ LINE , as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O . For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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Namuamidabutsu! -Utena- / Namu Amida Bu! -Rendai Utena-
#290

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“Battle Programmer Shirase” Acquired by Maiden Japan

HOUSTON, TX, April 8, 2019 – Maiden Japan has announced the acquisition of Battle Programmer Shirase, a science-fiction comedy by anime studio AIC (Black Magic M-66, Tenchi Muyo!), director Hiroki Hayashi (Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040, Tenchi Muyo!) and art director Maho Takahashi (GATE, Hetalia World Series).

Akira’s gifted programming and hacking skills have made him a legend on the darker portions of the internet, but in the real world, he’s not as impressive. In fact, he’s basically a freeloader who depends on the kindness of his teenage great-niece, Misao, to get by. And by get by, we mean that she owns the apartment he lives in and frequently comes over to cook for him! But instead of selling his considerable computer skills for piles of cash to repay Misao with, Akira is happy to do his web-fu in exchange for gadgets and other otaku paraphernalia. However, when the internet begins to be disrupted by a nefarious web presence who goes by the name King Of America, Akira may be the only one who can save the day!

A stand-alone series set in the universe of Magical Girl Pretty Sammy, Battle Programmer Shirase, also known as simply BPS, stars Kazuya Nakai (Asura Cryin’, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) as Akira Shirase, Misato Fukuen (Hataraki Man, To Love-Ru) as Misao Amano, Fumiko Orikasa (Bleach, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) as Yoriko Yunoki and Yūko Nagashima (Magic Knight Rayearth, s-CRY-ed) as Sae Motoki.

Battle Programmer Shirase will be streamed on select digital outlets and released on home video.

For the latest and greatest from Maiden Japan, follow us on Facebook.

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. The company’s growing catalog of products also includes classic gems such as ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS and SPACE RUNAWAY IDEON. These titles are 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. For more information, please visit www.maidenjapan.net for all of your anime needs.

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BPS: Battle Programmer SHIRASE
#291

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“MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight” to Premiere at Anime Central with Red-Carpet Event

HOUSTON, TX – April 16, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced that MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight will premiere at Anime Central in Rosemont, IL, on Friday, May 17 at 8:30 p.m. Sentai Filmworks and Anime Central have teamed up to host a red-carpet event for this final film in the MADE IN ABYSS two-part compendium series. Picking up where MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn left off, Wandering Twilight continues the adventures of plucky cave raiders, Riko and Reg, as they confront the mysterious Abyss where sheer excitement and discovery are equally matched by looming danger and certain death. The film includes exclusive content and scenes available for the first time only on the big screen.

Anime Central, the Midwest’s largest anime convention, boasts an attendance of over 30,000 anime lovers. Lucky fans will have a unique opportunity to attend the red-carpet premiere of MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight and take part in an exclusive Q&A session with Masayuki Kojima, the film’s renowned director, as well as Hiromitsu Iijina, the film’s music producer, and Kevin Penkin, composer of MADE IN ABYSS’ hauntingly beautiful musical score.

Synopsis:

MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight follows Riko and Reg on their adventure through the Abyss, picking up directly after the events of MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn . Riko has learned the truth of her origins, and in the process the mystery surrounding her mother’s death has deepened. More determined than ever to travel to the bottom of the Abyss, Riko and Reg leave Ozen’s Seeker Camp and delve into the treacherous Third Layer — and beyond, to depths brimming with supernatural creatures, unexpected allies and deadly enemies. Perilous, poignant and spectacular in turns, this continuation of Riko and Reg’s journey is sure to leave fans of MADE IN ABYSS absolutely spellbound.

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 MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous , The 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.

About Anime Central
Anime Central (ACen) is the largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention in Chicago and the Midwest. Anime Central 2019 will take place from May 17-19 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. As part of its mission, Anime Central brings fans together with guests from the Japanese and U.S. sectors of the animation and manga industries, as well as gaming, cinema, and Asian culture. Anime Central is sponsored by the Midwest Animation Promotion Society, a registered 501©(3) educational nonprofit organization.

May 17 - 19, 2019
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
http://www.acen.org

For additional information, visit:
www.acen.org
www.facebook.com/animecentral
www.twitter.com/animecentral

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Made in Abyss
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Maiden Japan Snaps up “This Art Club Has a Problem!”

HOUSTON, TX, April 23, 2019 – Maiden Japan announced today that it has acquired the rights to This Art Club Has a Problem! Based on the original manga by Imigimuru, the 12-episode slice-of-life comedy series was produced by studio feel. (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, Kanamemo) and directed by Kei Oikawa (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, Outbreak Company) with script supervision from industry veteran Naruhisa Arakawa (CLAMP School Detectives, Blue Seed).

A totally ordinary art club at the totally ordinary Tsukimori Middle School. There, Subaru Uchimaki squanders his artistic talent on his true passion and life’s mission: drawing the ideal “2D wife.” Club member Mizuki Usami finds herself with a crush on the hopeless Uchimaki. The seemingly uninterested club president is always sleeping, but he keeps a close eye on Uchimaki and Usami’s antics. Then there’s the mysterious Colette, who’s usually lost in her own little world. When this ragtag bunch gathers together as the Art Club, there’s sure to be some problems…

With a diverse cast of relatable and engaging characters, This Art Club Has a Problem!’s powerhouse vocal cast features Ari Ozawa (Land of the Lustrous, Monster Musume, The Promised Neverland), Yusuke Kobayashi (Comet Lucifer, Dive!!, Dynamic Chord), Kentaro Tone (Gintama, Young Black Jack) and Sumire Uesaka (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Battle Girl High School).

This Art Club Has a Problem! will be streamed on select digital outlets and released on home video.

For the latest and greatest from Maiden Japan, follow us on Facebook.

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 such as Hideaki Anno, Mamoru Oshii, Masamune Shirow, Studio CLAMP and Yoshiyuki Tomino. The company’s growing catalog of products also includes classic gems such as ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS and SPACE RUNAWAY IDEON. These titles are 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. For more information, please visit www.maidenjapan.net for all of your anime needs.

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This Art Club Has a Problem! / Kono Bijutsu-bu niwa Mondai ga Aru!
#293

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"MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight” Hits Theatres this Spring 2019

HOUSTON, TX, May 14, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight , the gripping follow-up to MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn released earlier this year , arrives in select theatres beginning May 27, 2019. The rollout will follow an exclusive red-carpet debut at Anime Central 2019. The film continues the adventures of Riko and Reg as they descend further into the treacherous Abyss, where they encounter vicious monsters, jaw-dropping locales and enigmatic new friends as they search for Riko’s missing mother.

MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight features exclusive new animation and storytelling not shown in the MADE IN ABYSS anime series or previous MADE IN ABYSS film. Bonus features will also accompany the film, including a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s production as well as interviews with the series’ director, producer and music composer.

Fans can find showtimes, theatre locations and more at www.madeinabyssmovies.com.

Synopsis:

MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight follows Riko and Reg on their adventure through the Abyss, picking up directly after the events of MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn . The mystery surrounding her mother’s death deepens as Riko learns more about the truth of her origins. More determined than ever to travel to the bottom of the Abyss, Riko and Reg leave Ozen’s Seeker Camp and delve into the treacherous Third Layer — and beyond, to depths brimming with supernatural creatures, unexpected allies and deadly enemies. Perilous, poignant and spectacular in turns, this continuation of Riko and Reg’s journey is sure to leave fans of MADE IN ABYSS absolutely spellbound.

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 MADE IN ABYSS , Land of the Lustrous , MONSTER MUSUME Everyday Life with Monster Girls and Parasyte -the maxim- , Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and DEVILS’ LINE , as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O . For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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Made in Abyss
#294

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“Utano☆Princesama Maji LOVE Kingdom” Feature Film to Premiere at Anime Expo 2019

HOUSTON, TXMay 18, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it has acquired the rights to UtanoPrincesama Maji LOVE Kingdom , the first feature film for the wildly popular UtanoPrincesama franchise. The film will have its US premiere on Friday, July 5 at 1:00 p.m. at Anime Expo 2019, with a limited theatrical release to follow.

Based on the popular game released in June 2010, UtanoPrincesama has been adapted into a four-season anime that aired from 2011 to 2016. The featured pop idols have shared their feelings with countless fans, fostering both love and dreams — and now, in 2019, they finally take the stage!

Acclaimed seiyuus Takuma Terashima and Mamoru Miyano will attend both the Anime Expo screening and an exclusive Q&A session after the premiere, where they will answer fans’ burning questions about their roles in the Utano Princesama franchise. Takuma Terashima has lent his vocal talent to roles in Tsurune , That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime , SERVAMP, Genesis of Aquarion and many more. Mamoru Miyano is known for his work in Chihayafuru , AJIN , Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and DEATH NOTE ; he received the “Best Voice Actor” award from the Tokyo International Anime Fair in 2008 and the Best Lead Actor Award at the 2008 Seiyuu Awards.

UtanoPrincesama franchise encompasses a vast array of creative works, from four seasons of anime to a series of visual novel and otome games as well as mobile game spinoffs. Music from the series has charted on mainstream music rankings, and thousands of music CDs for the franchise have been sold to the franchise’s many dedicated fans.

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 MADE IN ABYSS , Land of the Lustrous , MONSTER MUSUME Everyday Life with Monster Girls and Parasyte -the maxim- , Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and DEVILS’ LINE , as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O . For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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Uta no Prince Sama