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Sentai Nabs LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6 Anime Series

HOUSTON, TX — August 20, 2021 — Sentai announced today that it acquired LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6, the next thrilling adventure in the saga of globetrotting thief, Lupin III. The latest installment commemorates the 50th anniversary of this incredibly influential franchise. Sentai will distribute the series to audiences in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and all Nordic Countries.

Gentleman thief Lupin III is back and ready for his next caper— unless legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, has anything to say about it! When Holmes’ longtime partner, Dr. Watson, is murdered, none other than Lupin tops the suspects list. With Holmes fast closing in, Lupin must prove his innocence and bring a shadowy organization called The Raven to heel if he wants to live to steal another day.

Produced by TMS Entertainment (Dr. Stone) and based on the original work of Monkey Punch, LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6 is directed by Eiji Suganuma (Mashiroiro Symphony: The Color of Lovers) with music from longtime series music composer Yuji Ohno and series composition by Takahiro Okura (LUPIN THE 3rd PART 5). Hirotaka Marufuji provides the series’ character design (LUPIN THE 3rd: Goodbye Partner).

The escapades of Lupin III have thrilled audiences for decades, with entries in the franchise spanning everything from manga and anime series to feature films and live action adaptations. To celebrate this beloved franchise’s 50th anniversary, TMS Entertainment is making 2021 the “Year of Lupin,” bringing audiences a brand-new Lupin adventure along with exciting events, new theatrical and home video releases, and more.

Sentai will stream LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6 in association with select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

For more information on LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6, visit http://lupinpart6.com/.

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About Sentai
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentai.com.

About TMS Entertainment USA, Inc.
TMS Entertainment USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd. (better known as TMS), one of the largest anime studios in Japan. With strong focus on anime production, licensing, and distribution businesses, TMS boasts a library of over 12,000 episodes across a total of 420 titles that include much-loved anime titles such as “LUPIN THE 3rd,” “Dr. STONE,” and “MEGALOBOX.” For more information, visit www.tmsanime.com

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Sentai Acquires Feature Film “Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA - Licht Nameless Girl”

HOUSTON, TX — August 20, 2021 — Sentai announced today that it acquired Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA - Licht Nameless Girl, the latest feature length follow-up to the movie Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA - The vow in the snow and latest installment in the hugely popular Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA franchise. Sentai will distribute the film to audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Central America, South America, Spain, and Nordic countries.

Originally developed as an alternate universe to mega hit series Fate/stay night, Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA now stands on its own as a bona fide hit and fan-favorite franchise. In the latest feature film installment, its most beloved characters face completely unexpected situations! The Ainsworth family aims to save the world, but the price is sacrifice of magical girl Miyu — but Miyu’s brother, Shirou, won’t let them have her without a fight. Now it’s up to Illya to step in and find a solution that will save not only Miyu, but the entire world.

Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA - Licht Nameless Girl is directed by Shin Onuma (WATAMOTE~No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!~, Dusk maiden of Amnesia, ef ~ a tale of melodies) with studio SILVER LINK (Chivalry of a Failed Knight, Kokoro Connect, Non Non Biyori) in charge of animation. Kazuya Hirata (Hayate the Combat Butler, BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense., Miss caretaker of Sunohara-sou) provides the film’s character design.

The film stars Mai Kadowaki (Fate/stay night, Blood+, Strike Witches) as Illyasviel von Einzbern, Kaori Nazuka (Kämpfer, Eureka Seven, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection) as Miyu Edelfelt, Chiwa Saito (Bakemonogatari, Yona of the Dawn, D-Frag!) as Chloe von Einzbern, Natsuki Hanae (Food Wars!, Demon Slayer, Tokyo Ghoul) as Julian Ainsworth, Sumire Moroboshi (Maid-Sama!, The Promised Neverland, Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul) as Erika Ainsworth, Rie Kugimiya (Jujutsu Kaisen, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fairy Tail) as Beatrice Flowerchild.

Sentai will release Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA – Licht Nameless Girl on home video and in association with select digital outlets.

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About Sentai
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentai.com.

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Sentai Stacks the Deck with “Kakegurui”

HOUSTON, TX — August 20, 2021 — Sentai announced today that it acquired Kakegurui, the beguilingly original thriller anime series that wraps a dangerous world of high-stakes underground gambling in stylish visuals. Sentai will distribute the series to audiences in the United States, Canada and Latin America.

During daylight hours, an exclusive, elite private school prepares its illustrious students for careers in business, politics, and high society. But when darkness falls, the halls of this esteemed establishment transform into an underground gambling den where bright-eyed youngsters learn the timeless art of bluffing, backdoor dealings and social manipulation. In this school for the rich and elite, money is power, and the tyrant of the betting books rules with an iron fist. So when the beautiful Yumeko Jabami upsets the academy hierarchy with her voracious appetite for the thrill of the gamble, the entire student body mobilizes to send her house of cards tumbling down.

Produced by studio MAPPA (Dororo, Kids on the Slope, Jujutsu Kaisen), Kakegurui is directed by Yuichiro Hayashi (Attack on Titan Final Season, Dorohedoro, GARO: The Animation) and Kiyoshi Matsuda (RE-MAIN, Uchitama?! Have you seen my Tama?, Kuma Miko) with series composition from Yasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, Claymore, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable).

The series stars Saori Hayami (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, MM!, Darling in the Franxx) as Yumeko Jabami, Minami Tanaka (Wake Up, Girls!, Zombieland Saga, Assassination Classroom) as Mary Saotome and Tatsuya Tokutake (Beautiful Bones -Sakurako’s Investigation-, THE IDOLM@STER SideM, Gurazeni: Money Pitch) as Ryota Suzui.

Sentai will release Kakegurui on home video in Q4 2021.

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About Sentai
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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, Food Wars!, Kaiji and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentai.com.

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Sentai Acquires “Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Great Mankai Chapter”

HOUSTON, TX — August 20, 2021 — Sentai announced today that it acquired the third season of magical girl anime Yuki Yuna is a Hero for streaming and home video. Sentai will stream Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Great Mankai Chapter in Fall 2021 to audiences in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Nordic countries, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and Portugal.

The magical girls of the Sanshu Middle School Hero Club have one goal: to make people smile whenever they can and to always help those in need. Through teamwork and the help of their magical powers, Yuna, Mimori, Fuu, Itsuki, Karin and Sonoko have vanquished deadly Vertexes, recovered a missing friend and balanced their lives as magical girls and regular middle school students. Now a new adventure begins, one that will test their skills and their bond as friends alike.

The third season of Yuki Yuna is a Hero is produced by Studio Gokumi (The Severing Crime Edge, Seiren, Tsuredure Children) and is directed by Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!, Assassination Classroom, Tsukigakirei). Makoto Uezu (BORUTO NEXT GENERATIONS, Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!, KENGANASHURA) provides series composition while MONACA (Wake Up, Girls!, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Nisemonogatari) handles the season’s music.

The series stars Haruka Terui (Haikyuu!!, Engaged to the Unidentified, Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions) as Yuna Yuki, Suzuko Mimori (Revue Starlight, Btooom!, Kamisama Kiss) as Mimori Togo, Yumi Uchiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, Sabage-bu!, Brynhildr in the Darkness) as Fu Inubozaki, Tomoyo Kurosawa (Land of the Lustrous, O Maidens in Your Savage Season, BanG Dream! 2nd Season) as Itsuki Inubozaki, Juri Nagatsuma (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!: Heart Throb, Waiting in the Summer, Tamako Market) as Karin Miyoshi and Kana Hanazawa (Senryu Girl, The Garden of Words, Psycho-Pass) as Nogi Sonoko.

In addition to the third season of the anime series, Sentai will also release seasons 1 and 2 of Yuki Yuna is a Hero as well as Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Churutto!, a collection of shorts set in the universe of the main series. Sentai will release Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Great Mankai Chapter in association with select digital outlets in Fall 2021, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentai.com.

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Sentai to Debut “Waccha PriMagi!” Anime This Fall

HOUSTON, TX — August 20, 2021 — Sentai announced today that it acquired magical girl anime Waccha PriMagi!, from Tatsunoko Production (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Wake Up, Girls!, Ping Pong the Animation) and executive director Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Princess Tutu, Kaleido Star) and set to premiere for the Fall 2021 simulcast season. Sentai will distribute the series to audiences in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal.

Matsuri Hibino spends her days in middle school dreaming about PriMagi, the sparkling stage show that combines song, dance and fashion with actual magic. She’d love to star in the PriMagi one day, and when the spirited troublemaker Myamu appears from another, magical world to scout Matsuri as her PriMagi partner, the pair takes to the stage to become the top stars of PriMagi hand in hand!

Waccha PriMagi! celebrates the 10th anniversary of TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S and syn Sophia’s Pretty Series franchise, which has dazzled audiences with its emphasis on music, dance and fashion since 2010. The series is animated by Tatsunoko Production (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Wake Up, Girls!, Ping Pong the Animation) and Dongwoo A&E (Kiratto Pri☆chan, Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live, PriPara).

Waccha PriMagi! is directed by Kosuke Kobayashi (episode director for Hayate the Combat Butler and The Future Diary) while Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Princess Tutu, Kaleido Star) serves as executive director. Sayaka Toda (key animation for Usagi Drop, Redline and Ouran High School Host Club) provides character design. The series stars Riko Koike (Kemono Friends 2) as Myamu and Chinatsu Hirose as Matsuri Hibino.
Sentai will stream Waccha PriMagi! in association with select digital outlets in Fall 2021, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentai.com.

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Sentai Powers Up Supernatural Anime “Shikizakura”

HOUSTON, TX — August 20, 2021 — Sentai announced today that it acquired Shikizakura, the original sci-fi/fantasy anime by Sublimation Studios, for release during the Fall 2021 simulcast season. Sentai and streaming partner HIDIVE will distribute the series to audiences in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal.

Kakeru Miwa is an otherwise ordinary high school student, but a strange twist puts him on the front line in a supernatural battle against the menacing Oni. With the help of a fantastically powerful battle suit known as “Yoroi”, Kakeru joins an elite team that fights the monstrous Oni and defends humanity from otherworldly threats. The team is assigned to protect Oka Myojin, a shrine maiden who is prophesized to save the world, but she must perform a sacred ritual within Shikizakura, the horizon that connects the spiritual and physical world that lies somewhere amid the blooming cherry blossoms and the colorful autumn leaves. But in this world, the journey to destiny is hard-fought, winding and sometimes deadly.

To celebrate the setting in which Shikizakura takes place, members of the series’ production staff have all been sourced from the city of Nagoya. The staff includes directors Go Kurosaki and Shinya Sugai, art director Toshihiko Kojima, character designer Manabu Nakatake, and sound director Takumi Saito. Naruki Nagakawa (scriptwriter for Ergo Proxy) provides series composition while Asaka (Laid-Back Camp) and May’n (Ancient Magus Bride) perform Shikizakura’s theme song.

The series features a cast of new seiyuu, also from Nagoya, who are making their anime debut in Shikizakura. They include Yudai Noda as Kakeru Miwa, Shingo Yoneyama as Ibara, Eri Sakazaki as Kaede Naruse, Natsuki Ochiai as Haruko Yamada, Shoto Mizukami as Ryo Hattori, Daisuke Nakamoto as Kippei Nagatsu and Miho Mashiro as Oka Myojin.

Sentai will stream Shikizakura in association with select digital outlets in Fall 2021 with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentai.com.

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Sentai Acquires “Girls und Panzer das Finale” Movies 2 & 3

HOUSTON, TX — August 20, 2021 — Sentai announced today that it acquired Girls und Panzer das Finale parts 2 and 3, the next exciting chapters in the follow-up film series to the fan-favorite Girls und Panzer anime franchise. Sentai will distribute the movies to audiences in the United States and Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia and Nordic countries.

It’s time to gear up for more earth shaking tankery action times two! In the next round of the Continuous Cup against BC Freedom Academy, the tide of battle turns on a dime, leaving the Oorai Girls Academy tank combat team scrambling for a leg up on the competition! And their next opponents in the tournament bracket, Chi-Ha-Tan Academy, are going to be even tougher. But the members of Oorai Girls Academy won’t go down without a fight no matter what tactics are thrown their way. Prepare for more explosive thrills and heavy caliber irreverence with Girls und Panzer das Finale – Part 2 and Girls und Panzer das Finale – Part 3!

Tsutomu Mizushima (Squid Girl, SHIROBAKO) returns to direct the next installments in the Girls und Panzer das Finale movie series, which have been animated by studio Actas (Princess Principal, Girls und Panzer). The film stars Ikumi Nakagami (BanG Dream! 2nd Season, Glitter Force) as Yukari Akiyama, Mami Ozaki (Soni-Ani: Super Sonico The Animation, Witchcraft Works) as Hana Isuzu, Mai Fuchigami (Sakura Trick, Assassination Classroom) as Miho Nishizumi, Yuka Iguchi (Ascendance of a Bookworm, A Place Further Than the Universe) Mako Reizei, Ai Kayano (No Game, No Life, Say “I Love You”) as Saori Takebe and Kana Ueda (Fate/stay night, Maria Watches Over Us) as Momo Kawashima.

Sentai will release the second and third Girls und Panzer das Finale movies in association with select digital outlets and on home video.

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About Sentai
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentai.com.

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Sentai Acquires “MADE IN ABYSS” Season 2

HOUSTON, TX — August 20, 2021 — Sentai announced today that it acquired the forthcoming second season of MADE IN ABYSS, the next entry in the critically acclaimed MADE IN ABYSS franchise that captivated anime audiences around the world with its epic storyline, disarmingly gorgeous production values and hauntingly beautiful soundtrack. Sentai will distribute the latest series, together with the groundbreaking first season and three feature length films, to audiences around the world (excluding Asia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and MENA).

MADE IN ABYSS’ second season follows in the footsteps of its predecessor TV season and feature films by bringing audiences more of the stunning visuals, stellar writing and fascinating premise they have come to expect from this critically lauded production. A spectacular teaser visual for the new season was released via the series’ official Twitter account to whet the appetites of curious fans.

Sentai will release the second season of MADE IN ABYSS, titled MADE IN ABYSS: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun, in association with select digital outlets in 2022 with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentai.com.

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Sentai Acquires Colorful “IRODUKU: The World in Colors”

HOUSTON, TX — August 20, 2021 — Sentai announced today that it acquired IRODUKU: The World in Colors, the original supernatural drama series from P. A. Works, for audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavia, Turkey, Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

Hitomi Tsukishiro may be the child of a family of witches, but after losing her ability to see color, she also lost her sense of magic. Nothing has been able to help her regain that gift — nothing until Hitomi’s grandmother, that is, sends Hitomi back in time to the year 2018! There Hitomi meets her grandmother’s younger self. She also discovers fascinating drawings of a young man named Yuito Aoi. The moment Hitomi lays eyes on his work, colors flood back into view. But why do his drawings have this effect on Hitomi, and for what purpose has her grandmother sent her so far back in time? As Hitomi’s feelings for Yuito grow, she finds herself poised on the cusp of personal transformation, color and magic returning as she blossoms into the young woman she’s meant to be.

Produced by P. A. Works (SHIROBAKO, Another, Angel Beats!), IRODUKU: The World in Colors is directed by Toshiya Shinohara (Black Butler, A Lull in the Sea, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time) with series composition from Yuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru 2, Asobi Asobase, Cells at Work!). The series’ music is by Yoshiaki Dewa (Flying Witch, Amnesia, Gamers!).

The series stars Kaori Ishihara (Waiting in the Summer, Gatchaman Crowds Insight, “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat) as Hitomi Tsukishiro, Shoya Chiba (Dororo, Tsukigakirei, Classroom of the Elite) as Yuita Aoi and Kaede Hondo (Val x Love, Zombieland Saga, BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense) as Kohaku Tsukishiro.

Sentai will stream IRODUKU: The World in Colors in association with select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentai.com.

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Sentai Snares “Drifting Dragons”

HOUSTON, TX — August 20, 2021 — Sentai announced today that it acquired rights to highflying fantasy anime Drifting Dragons, produced by Polygon Pictures (Ajin: Demi-Human) and based on the manga of the same name by Taku Kuwabara.

The Quin Zaza airship sails the skies in pursuit of the deadliest (and tastiest) magical monsters in the blue: DRAGONS. While most people fear these scaly beasts, the crew of the Zaza specializes in bringing them down to earth to offer the world the medicine and food only dragons can provide. It’s a tough living, and the price for failure is all too often death, but the rewards for success are riches immeasurable — not to mention the most delicious cuisine around!

Drifting Dragons is directed by Tadahiro Yoshihira (Knights of Sidonia) while Makoto Uezu (Akame ga Kill!) provides the script and series composition. All-girl rock band Akai Ko-en performs “Zettai Reido,” the series’ ending theme song.

Drifting Dragons stars Tomoaki Maeno (Log Horizon) as Mika, Sora Amamiya (Punch Line) as Takita, Soma Saito (Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) as Jiro and Kana Hanazawa (Senryu Girl) as Vanabelle.

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A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentai.com.

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Special LUPIN THE 3rd Theatrical Engagement Coming This October

HOUSTON, TX and LOS ANGELES, CA — September 24, 2021 — To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary LUPIN THE 3rd anime franchise, Sentai and TMS Entertainment (TMS) are proud to host the world premiere of the English dub of LUPIN THE 3rd PART 1, Episode 1, presented alongside the first two subtitled episodes of the eagerly awaited series LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6 in theaters for a limited-time, special engagement.

LUPIN THE 3rd PART 1 Episode 1, made its broadcast debut 50 years ago on October 24, 1971. The special theatrical engagement will grant fans exclusive early-bird access to premiere the brand-new English dub version of LUPIN THE 3rd PART 1, Episode 1 as well as the latest animated LUPIN THE 3rd series, LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6, Episodes 0 and 1. Sentai is honored to bring the next chapter of this beloved and influential series to theaters, where fans can experience the thrilling, high-flying escapades of Lupin III on the big screen. To watch the complete LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6 anime series, fans should visit Sentai’s streaming partner, HIDIVE, where the series will stream in full.

Fans can catch the elusive thief Lupin III in theaters from October 22 to October 28, 2021. Tickets for this exclusive event go on sale on September 24, 2021. For booking, visit our list of theater locations and event times.

The escapades of Lupin III have thrilled audiences for decades, with entries in the franchise spanning everything from manga and anime series to feature films and live action adaptations. To celebrate Lupin’s 50th anniversary of his anime debut, TMS Entertainment is making 2021 the “Year of Lupin,” bringing audiences a brand-new Lupin adventure along with exciting events, new theatrical and home video releases, and more.
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ABOUT LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6
Set in London, Lupin targets a treasure said to be hidden by the Raven, a mysterious organization that pulls the strings of the British Government from its shadows. A single piece of art holds the key, but Scotland Yard and MI6 will do whatever it takes along with Inspector Zenigata and none other than Sherlock Holmes, the world’s greatest detective to keep Lupin from it. Has the world’s greatest thief finally met his match?

For more information on LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6, visit http://lupinpart6.com/.

About Sentai
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentai.com.

About TMS Entertainment
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Sentai Doubles Down with “Kakegurui XX”

HOUSTON, TX — October 13, 2021 — Sentai announced today that it acquired Studio MAPPA’s Kakegurui XX, the sequel to the stylishly high-stakes gambling anime Kakegurui. Sentai will distribute the series to audiences in the United States, Canada and Latin American.

At Hyakkao Private Academy, Yumeko Jabami’s star rises just as the student council’s reputation starts to dim. In the shadows of the council’s dwindling power, discord reigns supreme. In a bold effort to rebalance the social scales, student council president Kirari Momobami intends to place her bet on the election for the council’s next president. Everyone starts with a single chip, and at the end of 30 days, the whoever holds the most becomes the president of the Momobami Clan. But chips aren’t the only things students can wager as they fight tooth and nail to ascend to the council presidency, and Yumeko Jabami intends to clean house no matter the prizes she must risk in the betting pool.

Kakegurui XX is directed by Yuichiro Hayashi (Attack on Titan Final Season, Dorohedoro, GARO: The Animation) and Kiyoshi Matsuda (RE-MAIN, Uchitama?! Have you seen my Tama?, Kuma Miko) and is produced by studio MAPPA (Dororo, Kids on the Slope, Jujutsu Kaisen). Yasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, Claymore, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable) provides series composition.

The series stars Saori Hayami (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, MM!, Darling in the Franxx) as Yumeko Jabami, Minami Tanaka (Wake Up, Girls!, Zombieland Saga, Assassination Classroom) as Mary Saotome, Tatsuya Tokutake (Beautiful Bones -Sakurako’s Investigation-, THE IDOLM@STER SideM, Gurazeni: Money Pitch) as Ryota Suzui and Miyuki Sawashiro (High School of the Dead, Kokoro Connect, Hunter x Hunter) as Kirari Momobami.

Sentai will release Kakegurui XX on home video in Q1 2022.

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A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentai.com.

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