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Teasing Master Takagi-san: The Movie Hits Theaters Summer 2022

HOUSTON, TX – July 19, 2022 – Sentai announced today that Teasing Master Takagi-san: The Movie, the feature length follow-up to the cheeky, uplifting anime series of the same name, will appear in select theaters August 14 and 15 for a special theatrical engagement.

Takagi and Nishikata’s final summer in junior high is about to begin, and it’s already off to a heartwarming start! When the pair find an abandoned kitten, they decide to work together and take care of their adorable new companion until they can locate its missing mother. What follows is the true beginning of this moving story of young love, complete with the delightful teasing and hilarious antics fans have come to expect from this beloved series and its cast of fan-favorite characters.

The film is directed by series’ veteran Hiroaki Akagi (Teasing Master Takagi-san3, Those Snow White Notes) with animation by Shin-Ei Animation (Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time, Sweetness & Lightning) and scriptwriting from returning writers Hiroko Fukuda (Real Girl, Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue), Aki Itami (Flowers of Evil, Fruits Basket) and Kanichi Katou (Mairimashita! Iruma-kun, Tsugumomo).

The film reunites the series’ seiyuu including Rie Takahashi (KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Isekai Quartet) as Takagi and Yuki Kaji (Ahiru no Sora, Attack on Titan) as Nishikata. Inori Minase (Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, The Quintessential Quintuplets) and Haruka Tomatsu (Gintama, ORESUKI - Are You the Only One Who Loves Me?) join the rest of the returning cast as Hana and Ota, respectively.

Teasing Master Takagi-san: The Movie premiered at Anime Expo 2022 in Los Angeles before heading to theaters for a limited theatrical release. Fans can stream the film exclusively on HIDIVE at a later date.

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About Sentai
Sentai is a leading global supplier of anime content and official merchandise dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. Sentai’s brands include HIDIVE (direct-to-consumer streaming), SentaiFilmworks.com (direct to consumer E-Commerce), Anime Network (Cable SVOD) and Sentai Studios (localization and studio services). Sentai’s diverse library includes thousands of hours of hit titles and classic series including MADE IN ABYSS, Ya Boy Kongming!, Akame ga Kill, Food Wars!, Clannad, I’m Quitting Heroing, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, The Executioner and Her Way of Life, High School of the Dead, Girls & Panzer, No Game No Life, K-On! and Parasyte -the maxim-.

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Section23 Films to distribute ROYAL SPACE FORCE – The Wings of Honnêamise 4K Remastered Memorial Box

HOUSTON – August 16, 2022 – Home video distributor Section23 Films announced today a special collaboration with Bandai Namco Filmworks Inc. to distribute ROYAL SPACE FORCE – The Wings of Honnêamise, the first feature-length animated film by renowned anime studio GAINAX. The film has been remastered in stunning 4K in honor of the legendary film’s 35th anniversary.

Section23 will offer the Japanese special edition of the product, complete with English subtitles, English dub, and gorgeous bonus features perfect for the discerning collector. Extra features include an audio version of the Pilot Film never released on laser disc, a BGM collection accompanied with many Image Boards, the “Document File,” released only in 1987, and more! The product will be distributed in North America concurrently with the Japanese distribution, allowing fans abroad immediate access to this exciting and exclusive rerelease.

Bandai Namco Filmworks Inc. describes the plot of the film as follows: “The Royal Space Force is established in Honnêamise - a fictional kingdom on a fictional planet. Although the force boasts 30 years of history, they haven’t been able to achieve solid results; people and the government have given up on them, seeing the force as a burden. Shirotsugh Lhadatt, the protagonist, is a member of the Royal Space Force, which far from their dreams have gone into idleness. One day, Shirotsugh meets Riqunni, a girl who preaches God’s word, and his destiny drastically changes, leading him to volunteer to be a space pilot…"

Prepare to witness the legendary film that revolutionized the anime industry, launched the careers of dozens of today’s animation superstars such as Hideaki Anno and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto of “Evangelion” and put Studio GAINAX forever on the map as one of Japan’s premiere production houses. Staggering animation, brilliant storytelling and a scope that goes beyond epic combine to produce an emotional powerhouse that will send your spirit flying towards the stars with ROYAL SPACE FORCE – The Wings of Honnêamise!

About Section23 Films:
Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services an array of labels and imprints including Sentai, Maiden Japan and Switchblade Pictures. With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.

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SHINICHIRO WATANABE’S CELEBRATED ORIGINAL MUSIC ANIME “CAROLE & TUESDAY” HEADED TO HOME VIDEO FROM SENTAI

HOUSTON, TX — September 22, 2022 — Sentai revealed today that it has acquired the home entertainment rights to the critically-acclaimed music anime “Carole & Tuesday” from original creator and chief director Shinichiro Watanabe, who is wildly admired for such commercially successful titles as Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo and Space Dandy. Animated by production studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Mob Psycho100, Space Dandy, My Hero Academia) and directed by Motonobu Hori (animation director for Psycho-Pass) with soundtrack by record label FlyingDog, Carole & Tuesday will be released on home video by Sentai later this fall.

In the not too distant future, AI-generated music dominates entertainment on Mars, where the cutthroat music industry churns out dozens of plastic stars manufactured for mass appeal. It is here that Carole Stanley, an aspiring singer and orphaned teenage refugee from Earth, struggles to makes ends meet with odd jobs all the while dreaming to become a musician. That dreams suddenly comes closer to reality when she meets fellow teen Tuesday Simmons, who is also a wannabe musician. Tuesday has her own set of problems, but their troubles fade away when they band together to write music the old-fashioned way in defiance of AI-generated convention. With the winning combination of Carole’s keyboard, Tuesday’s guitar and their vocal harmony, this powerhouse duo take on the Martian music world together—but life in the big city isn’t always kind to naïve young hopefuls like Carole and Tuesday.

The series stars Japanese voice actor Miyuri Shimabukuro (Granbelm, Vermeil in Gold, The Case Study of Vanitas) and English voice actor Jeannie Tirado (The Promised Neverland, Ascendance of a Bookworm, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind) as Carole Stanley with musical vocals by Nai BR.XX. Japanese voice actor Kana Ichinose (Darling in the FranXX, Dr. Stone, Gleipnir) and English voice actor Brianna Knickerbocker (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vinland Saga) star as Tuesday Simmon with musical vocals by Celeina Ann.

Carole & Tuesday received numerous accolades during its original release including the award for “Best Score” along with nominations for “Anime of the Year” and six other categories at the 4th Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards. The Verge called it “…wholesome, hilarious, heavy and heartwarming.” Thrillist described it as a “…gorgeously animated, delicate show…” Kotaku dubbed it “…A Must-Watch Anime…” IGN named it “…one of the most thematically ambitious works in anime in the past decade…” and Birth.Movies.Death. praised it as “…a powerful reminder of how music can act as a means to connect and understand, not just entertainment…”

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About Sentai
Sentai is a leading global supplier of anime content and official merchandise dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. Sentai’s brands include HIDIVE (direct-to-consumer streaming), SentaiFilmworks.com (direct to consumer E-Commerce), Anime Network (Cable SVOD) and Sentai Studios (localization and studio services). Sentai’s diverse library includes thousands of hours of hit titles and classic series including MADE IN ABYSS, Ya Boy Kongming!, Akame ga Kill!, Food Wars!, CLANNAD, The Executioner and Her Way of Life, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, High School of the Dead, Girls & Panzer, No Game No Life, K-On!, I’m Quitting Heroing and Parasyte -the maxim-.

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