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Sentai Filmworks Powers Up “Kandagawa Jet Girls”
*HOUSTON, TX, October 1, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Kandagawa Jet Girls for North America, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Nordic Countries, Spain, Portugal and Central and South America.
“Jet-Racing” has become a mega-popular extreme sport across the world, and with good reason! The “Jetter” pilots a high velocity watercraft and is paired with a “Shooter” who blasts rival teams with a hydro gun. It all adds up to explosive, wet-and-wild action as they race to the finish and compete to earn supremacy. Among those competing is Rin Namiki, and racing is in her blood. Rin aspires to become a legendary Jetter just like her mother, and after meeting the cool and gorgeous Shooter Misa Aoi, it looks like Rin’s dreams are finally in reach with a partner who shares her passion! Every race brings them tighter together as a team and closer than ever to their dream of becoming the best Jet Racers on the water.
Kandagawa Jet Girls is part of a multimedia collaboration between KADOKAWA, EGG FIRM and video game publisher Marvelous, who will make a Kandagawa Jet Girls game for the PlayStation 4. The anime series is directed by Hiraku Kaneko (The Qwaser of Stigmata, Why the hell are you here, Teacher!?, Tsuredure Children) and produced by studio TNK (Blade Dance of the Elementalers, DOREIKU The Animation, Destiny of the Shrine Maiden).
Kandagawa Jet Girls stars Yu Sasahara (PERSONA5 the Animation) as Rin Namiki, Riko Kohara (BanG Dream! S2) as Misa Aoi, Azusa Tadokoro (I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job) as Kaguya Shijyuin, Aya Suzaki (Tamako Market) as Kuromaru Manpuku, Rumi Ookubo (Sabagebu! -Survival Game Club!-) as Pan Ziyu, Naomi Ozora (Chio’s School Road) as Pan Dina, Lynn (The Girl in Twilight) as Jennifer Peach, Fairouz Ai (How Heavy are the Dumbbells You Lift?) as Emily Orange, Chika Anzai (Chaika -The Coffin Princess-) as Manatsu Shiraishi, Kaori Maeda (Sword Art Online: Alicization) as Yuzu Midorikawa, Ayaka Asai (WataMote: No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Unpopular!) as Fuka Tamaki and Aya Uchida (Release the Spyce) as Inori Misuda. Yu Sasahara and Riko Kohara are also performing “Bullet Mermaid,” the anime’s opening theme.
The series will be available Fall 2019 to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.
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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, 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. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and 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.