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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “WISH UPON THE PLEIADES”[/size]

HOUSTON, April 6, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Wish Upon the Pleiades, as part of their Spring 2015 anime season acquisitions. A collaborative effort between car maker Subaru and legendary studio Gainax, Pleiades centers around a group of magical girls on the hunt for alien fragments to help an otherworldly visitor return home.

Shouji Saeki will be directing this magical adventure comedy series, with character designs by Mai Otsuka, who also did character work in the recent slice of life comedy Non Non Biyori. Hiroshi Kato will be handling art direction, with Satoki Iida providing sound direction. Wish Upon the Pleiades started as a joint partnership between the car maker Subaru and anime studio Gainax with a series of original net anime shorts and soon spawned a film and anime project, manga, and 4-koma styled 4 panel manga adaptation.

Wish Upon the Pleiades is scheduled for an April 2015 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Wish Upon the Pleiades / Hōkago no Pleiades
#43

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “AMAGI BRILLIANT PARK”[/size]

HOUSTON, April 7, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Amagi Brilliant Park. Adapted from the popular light novel and manga series by Shoji Gatoh, world-renowned creator of the Full Metal Panic! franchise and produced by acclaimed Kyoto Animation, Amagi Brilliant Park tells the story of a languishing amusement park in danger of closing forever, its mysterious inhabitants, and a reluctant hero who is suddenly charged with saving their world.

Yasuhiro Takemoto directed the series, and series composition was provided by Fumihiko Shimo; both are known for their involvement in the popular comedy spinoff of Full Metal Panic!, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu. Miku Kadowaki handled character design, with Shinkichi Mitsumune in charge of music. Kyoto Animation, best known for their work on such shows as K-ON!, Beyond the Boundary, and Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! handled animation production for the series.

Amagi Brilliant Park will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.


Amagi Brilliant Park
#44

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES 'MY TEEN ROMANTIC COMEDY SNAFU TOO!"[/size]

HOUSTON, April 7, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, as part of their Spring 2015 anime season acquisitions. The romantic comedy series continues to follow the bumpy antics of high school student Hachiman Hikigaya and the rest of the Services Club members.

Kei Oikawa will be directing the series and Shotaro Suga is returning to series composition. Yuichi Tanaka, who’s worked on Howl’s Moving Castle will be in charge of character design. Saori Hayami and Nao Touyama are returning to the series and will be performing the ending theme song titled, “Everyday World.” Animation production will be handled by studio feel., known for their recent work on Outbreak Company.

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! will be twelve episodes and is scheduled for an April 2015 release. The series will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.


My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU / Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru
#45

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “RE-KAN!”[/size]

HOUSTON, April 7, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Re-Kan!, as part of their Spring 2015 anime season acquisitions. The comedic supernatural series follows Hibiki Amami, a high-school girl who makes no distinction between the living and the dead.

Masashi Kudo will be directing the series and Takashi Aoshima, who has worked on recent series like No Game, No Life, Sabagebu! -Survival Game Club!- and KanColle will be overseeming series composition. Aoi Yamamoto, most known for his work on Fairy Tale, will be in charge of character design. Pierrot Plus, known for their work on Sabagebu! -Survival Game Club!- is leading the animation production of the series.

Re-Kan! is scheduled to begin airing in Japan on April 2, 2015 and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks, LLC.
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.


Re-Kan!
#46

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “RIN-NE”[/size]

HOUSTON, April 8, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of RIN-NE, the latest Anime adaption from legendary mangaka Rumiko Takahashi, creator of Ranma ½ and InuYasha. Kyokai no Rinne is a genre bending supernatural comedy depicting the story of Sakura Mamiya, who is suddenly able to see ghosts after a mysterious disappearance into the woods in her childhood. One day, the normally empty desk next to her at school is filled by a new classmate named Rinne Rokudo, changing her life forever.

Shizutaka Sugahara is directing the series, with series composition provided by Michiko Yokote. Kazuhiko Tamura is handling character design, with Akimitsu Honma in charge of sound direction. Animation production will be handled by Brain’s Base, best known for their work in such shows as Baccano!, Kamichu!, and The Kawai Complex Guide To Manors and Hostel Behavior.

RIN-NE is scheduled for an April 2015 release and will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.


RIN-NE / Kyōkai no Rinne
#47

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “VAMPIRE HUNTER D”[/size]

HOUSTON, April 16, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of a landmark film in the history of Japanese animation, Vampire Hunter D. The first in a series of films adapted from the light novels of the legendary Hideyuki Kikuchi, Vampire Hunter D depicts a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland where pain and suffering run rampant, where vampires and their prey roam the earth.

Toyoo Ashida, known for his work in Fist of the North Star, directed the series, with a screenplay provided by Yasushi Hirano. Yoshitaka Amano, known best for his hand in creating other iconic characters from series such as Gatchaman and Casshan, as well as creating concept art for the Final Fantasy video game series, handled character design for the film, and acclaimed pop artist Tetsuya Komuro was responsible for the soundtrack. Animation production was provided by Ashi Productions.

Vampire Hunter D will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.


Vampire Hunter D
#48

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER”[/size]

HOUSTON, April 20, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of Hayate the Combat Butler. The first in a series spanning multiple seasons and a film, Hayate introduces the titular character Hayate Ayasaki, a good guy who’s down on his luck and desperately trying to alter his fate. One day he runs into a girl named Nagi Sanzenin, and his life is changed forever.

Keiichiro Kawaguchi directed the romantic comedy series based on the popular title by Kenjiro Hata, published serially in Weekly Comic MagazineSHONEN SUNDAY. Music duties were provided by Kotaro Nakagawa, with sound direction coming from Jun Watanabe. Yoshihiro Nagamori & Masaaki Sakurai was in charge of chief animation direction, with character designs by Osamu Horiuchi. Animation production was handled by SynergySP.

Hayate the Combat Butler will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.


Hayate the Combat Butler / Hayate no Gotoku!
#49

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “PUNCH LINE”[/size]

HOUSTON, May 6, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Punch Line, as part of their Spring 2015 anime season acquisitions. The comedy slice of life series tells the story of young Yuta Iridatsu, who’s spirit has somehow been separated from his body.

Yutaka Uemura will be directing the series and Kotaro Uchikoshi, best known for his work on the Ever17 adventure visual novel, will be in charge of scripts. Shota Iwasaki, known for his work on Kill la Kill, will be in charge of character design. Because Punch Line will include a strong musical connection, famed composer and music producer Tetsuya Komuro will provide the score for the series. Animation production will be handled by MAPPA, known for their recent work on Rage of Bahamut: Genesis and Kids on the Slope.

Punch Line is scheduled for an April 2015 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.


Punch Line
#50

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “TRIAGE X”[/size]

HOUSTON, May 7, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, TRIAGE X, as part of their Spring 2015 anime season acquisitions. Adapted from the original work of Shouji Sato, creator of the mega hit undead horror series High School of the Dead, this action packed anime introduces a group of mercenary assassins as they rid the world of the “cancers” plaguing society through a precision, emotionless battlefield practice known as triage.

Akio Takami and Takao Kato will be directing the series, with series composition duties going to Katsuhiko Takayama. Character designs will be provided by Akio Takami, and Art direction by Yoshio Tanioka. Music production will be handled by Shunichi Uemura, and animation production will be done by Xebec.

TRIAGE X is scheduled for an April 2015 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.


Triage X
#51

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “MY LOVE STORY!!”[/size]

HOUSTON, May 7, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, MY love STORY!! as part of their Spring 2015 anime season acquisitions. From original creators Aruko and Kazune Kawahara, this romantic comedy series introduces the loveable Takeo Gouda, a giant guy with a giant heart who’s (love) life is about to take an incredible turn.

Morio Asaka will be directing the series, with Natsuko Takahashi providing series composition. S.E.N.S., having previously been involved in series Kimi ni Todoke and xxxHOLIC, will be handling music. Character designs will be handled by Kunihiko Hamada, and animation production will be done by MADHOUSE, broadcasted by Nippon TV in Japan.

MY love STORY!! is scheduled for an April 2015 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.

About Nippon Television Network Corporation
Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) is Japan’s number one rated broadcaster, having won the Triple Crown title for the entire year of 2014 by topping the charts in the All Day, Prime Time, and Golden Time categories. Since becoming Japan’s first commercial broadcaster in August 1953, Nippon TV has come to be known as the country’s finest producer and broadcaster of all genres of programs ranging from news, documentaries, sports, dramas, entertainment shows to animation. One of the biggest successes for Nippon TV is its format Dragons’ Den. To date, the format has been sold in over 25 countries and regions. Nippon TV also has a wide variety of group companies that deal with movies, animation, events, TV shopping, and merchandising.


My love Story! / Ore Monogatari!
#52

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “HAMATORA”[/size]

HOUSTON, May 14, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Hamatora. An original concept of Natsu Matsumai and Yūki Kodama, this series takes place in a fictional 2014 where certain humans called Minimum Holders are discovered to have special abilities. The story focuses on Minimum Holder Nice who forms a detective agency and starts gathering a large number of allies and enemies.

Seiji Kishi, alongside Hiroshi Kimura, directed the series, while Jun Kumagai and Toko Machida provided series composition. Makoto Yoshimori, having been involved in the series Baccano! and Durarara!!, coordinated the music. Character designs were by Eriko Itō, Yū Wazu and Yūki Kodama and animation production was by NAZ.

Hamatora will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.


Hamatora / Re:_Hamatora
#53

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS® LAUNCHES SENTAI SELECTS™[/size]
New Product Line to Include Classic Anime Titles

HOUSTON, May 18, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to introduce an exciting new line of products that provides fans with essential programming with a budget conscience experience.

Sentai Selects™ will showcase anime that have withstood the test of time to remain popular and memorable works of their genre. A wide variety of titles have been included in the line to assure that something fresh and different is available for every release, while also being curated specifically to give fans an opportunity to discover new experiences without breaking the bank. This new line of titles will offer reversible cover artwork and other features where applicable.

“The Sentai Selects line was created for those who have recently become interested in anime and wish to expand their libraries with classic shows, as well as those who may have missed their chance to own these titles during their first run”, said David Del Rio, Vice President of Sentai Filmworks. “Our hope is to provide an ideal situation where both new and old fans alike can enjoy these must own anime at an affordable entry price.”

The debut release will be the sci-fi action movie Appleseed and will include enhanced Blu-ray audio and double-sided cover artwork.

Appleseed explores the society of Earth’s last city, Olympus, which rose from the ashes of global war on the backs of Bioroids, artificial clones who make up half the city’s population. Under the guidance of a supercomputer, humanity’s last survivors enjoy peace, but only on the surface. Human terrorists within the military seek a return to power and clash with the government’s forces led by Deunan, a legendary soldier and Brialeos, who is more machine than human.

More titles in the Sentai Selects™ line will soon be available.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment, Sentai Filmworks manages one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content, and boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, and new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.


Appleseed (Series & Movies)
Sentai Filmworks / Anime Network Newsletters, Blogs & More!
#54

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[size=16]“AKAME GA KILL! INFILTRATES TOONAMI™”[/size]

HOUSTON, June 1, 2015 – Television gets seriously dangerous as Akame ga Kill! infiltrates Toonami, the hugely popular Adult Swim™ block.

Over the weekend at MomoCon, Adult Swim, basic cable’s #1 network with young adults for over a decade, announced their addition of Akame ga Kill! to the Toonami anime lineup beginning this August.

Adapted from the original manga written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro, Akame ga Kill! follows a desperate team of assassins known as Night Raid, as they take on the brutal tyranny of a corrupt empire.

Detailed broadcast schedule information will be released as soon as it becomes available.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding Akame ga Kill! and other great programming, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Adult Swim
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering of original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network and is seen in 96 million U.S. homes. [adult swim] is a trademark of and © Cartoon Network.

About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks curates one of largest and most beloved anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. Boasting hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and MY love STORY!! Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


Akame ga KILL!
#55

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS ACQUIRES MASTER MERCHANDISE RIGHTS FOR PARASYTE -THE MAXIM-[/size]

HOUSTON, June 3, 2015 - Sentai Filmworks announced its acquisition of the master merchandising rights for Parasyte -the maxim-, the anime series produced by MADHOUSE and adapted from the groundbreaking sci-fi/horror manga created by Hitoshi Iwaaki, through a license agreement with Nippon TV.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the innovative Parasyte –the maxim– franchise,” said John Ledford, President, Sentai Filmworks. “The series is filled with a rich array of imagery and its iconic, other-worldly characters are well-suited for a variety of edgy, youth-focused products and collectibles.”

As part of the agreement, Sentai Filmworks will extend merchandising opportunities to licensees in multiple countries throughout North America, Central and South America, as well as the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding Parasyte –the maxim- and other great programming, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks, LLC, a leading anime and pop culture lifestyle company, designs, produces and licenses character goods, collectibles, toys, games, apparel and accessories. The company’s curated collection of anime-based properties, inspired by compelling stories and iconic characters, reflects a passion for global youth culture with Japanese flair. Sentai Filmworks’ licensed goods are sold in a wide range of distribution, including mass retailers, specialty and collector shops, OEM and through various e-commerce channels. Sentai Filmworks’ corporate headquarters are located in Houston, Texas.

About Nippon Television Network Corporation
Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) is Japan’s number one rated broadcaster, having won the Triple Crown title for the entire year of 2014 by topping the charts in the All Day, Prime Time, and Golden Time categories. Since becoming Japan’s first commercial broadcaster in August 1953, Nippon TV has come to be known as the country’s finest producer and broadcaster of all genres of programs ranging from news, documentaries, sports, dramas, entertainment shows to animation. One of the biggest successes for Nippon TV is its format Dragons’ Den. To date, the format has been sold in over 25 countries and regions. Nippon TV also has a wide variety of group companies that deal with movies, animation, events, TV shopping, and merchandising.


Parasyte -the maxim- / Kiseijū: Sei no Kakuritsu
#56

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “THE WORLD IS STILL BEAUTIFUL”[/size]

HOUSTON, June 22, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, The World is Still Beautiful. Based on the original manga by Dai Shiina and broadcasted by Nippon TV in Japan, the story follows the adventures of Nike, fourth princess of the Rain Dukedom, who loses a game of chance with her older sisters and is shipped off to marry the terrifying ruler of the Sun Kingdom. However, upon arriving she discovers that King Livius is nothing like she expected, and that there are sinister forces at work in the kingdom that can only be defeated if both young royals can find a way to work together.

Hajime Kamegaki (Air Gear, Fushigi Yugi, Naruto Shippuden The Movie) directs the 12 episode series, with Parasyte -the maxim- scribe Shinzo Fujita providing series composition. Character designs are adapted by Ichiro Uno, while the powerhouse studio Pierrot (Naruto, Saiyuki, Kimagure Orange Road) oversees animation production. Shinya Yamada (Hunter X Hunter, Chihayafuru) will be handling music.

The World is Still Beautiful will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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

About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks curates one of largest and most beloved anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as MY love STORY!! and Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.

About Nippon Television Network Corporation
Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) is Japan’s number one rated broadcaster, having won the Triple Crown title for the entire year of 2014 by topping the charts in the All Day, Prime Time, and Golden Time categories. Since becoming Japan’s first commercial broadcaster in August 1953, Nippon TV has come to be known as the country’s finest producer and broadcaster of all genres of programs ranging from news, documentaries, sports, dramas, entertainment shows to animation. One of the biggest successes for Nippon TV is its format Dragons’ Den. To date, the format has been sold in over 25 countries and regions. Nippon TV also has a wide variety of group companies that deal with movies, animation, events, TV shopping, and merchandising.


The World is Still Beautiful / Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
#57

[size=16]Sentai Filmworks licenses announced at Anime Expo 2015 - July 2, 2015[/size]

Aoharu x Machinegun (PR below)
GATE: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (PR below)
Higuroshi: When They Cry (PR below)
The Legend of the Galactic Heroes (PR below)
SCHOOL-LIVE (PR below)
To Love Ru Darkness 2 (PR below)
Ushio & Tora (PR below)
Wakaba Girl (PR below)


#58

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “MONSTER MUSUME”[/size]

HOUSTON, July 7, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Monster Musume, as part of its Summer 2015 anime season lineup. Based on the manga from original creator OKAYADO, this romantic comedy series explores a world where mythical creatures called liminals live alongside humans. Kimihito Kurusu is unknowingly volunteered into the human-liminal exchange program, and soon his house is overrun by females of every species vying for his attention.

Tatsuya Yoshihara will be directing the series, with Kazuyuki Fudeyasu handling series composition. Character design will be managed by Takaya Sunagawa, who will team up with Shunji Akasaka to contribute chief animation direction. Animation production will be provided by Lerche and Seven.

Monster Musume is scheduled for a July 2015 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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

About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks curates one of largest and most beloved anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as MY love STORY!! and Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


Everyday Life with Monster Girls / Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou
#59

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “NON NON BIYORI REPEAT”[/size]

HOUSTON, July 9, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Non Non Biyori Repeat, the second season of the slice of life comedy series, as part of its Summer 2015 anime season lineup. Based on the manga from original creator Atto, Non Non Biyori Repeat is set in a quiet country village, where Hotaru and her three best friends will once again find ways to make their time together as fun as possible, while enjoying everything that the open spaces of the countryside has to offer.

The principal staff will return for the new season of Non Non Biyori, including director Shinya Kawatsura as well as Reiko Yoshida, who will once again be handling series composition. Mai Otsuka will be providing character designs, and music will be composed by Hiromi Mizutani. Animation production will be handled by Silver Link., whose previous projects included Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya and Dusk Maiden of Amnesia.

Non Non Biyori Repeat is scheduled for a July 2015 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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

About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks curates one of largest and most beloved anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as MY love STORY!! and Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


Non Non Biyori
#60

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “TO LOVE RU DARKNESS 2”[/size]

HOUSTON, July 9, 2015 – The science fiction and sexual shenanigans continue at Sentai Filmworks with the announcement of the latest installment in the hit To Love Ru series: To Love Ru Darkness 2, as part of its Summer 2015 anime season lineup. Based once again on the manga sensation by Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki, the 12 episode series continues to explore the completely bizarre, side-splittingly hilarious repercussions that occur when beings from other worlds (but with conveniently compatible body types) get hitched in order to promote interplanetary relations.

As one would expect, To Love Ru Darkness 2 reunites many of the vets from the To Love Ru franchise. Atsushi Otsuki (Argvolen, Kanokon: The Girl Who Cried Fox), director of To Love Ru Darkness, is back at the helm, while character designer Yuichi Oka (Overdrive, Argevollen) and music director Takeshi Watanabe (This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, Strawberry Marshmellow, Guardian Ninja Mamoru) also encore in their respective duties. Overall animation production is once again being handled by XEBEC (Broken Blade, Martian Successor Nadesico).

To Love Ru Darkness 2 is scheduled for a July 2015 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks curates one of largest and most beloved anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as MY love STORY!! and Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “GATE”[/size]

HOUSTON, JULY 9, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, GATE, as part of its Summer 2015 anime season lineup. Based on the manga from original creator Takumi Yanai, Gate is a military adventure fantasy series taking place in Tokyo, where a strange gate to a different world has opened up in the Ginza District. When monsters begin pouring out and rampaging across the city, the Japanese Self Defense Forces are tasked with entering the gate to see what terrors lie on the other side.

Takahika Kyogoku will be on the frontlines as director, with Tatsuhiko Urahate handling series composition. Jun Nakai will be providing character design, and music will be composed by Yoshiaki Fujisawa. Animation production will be handled by A-1 Pictures, whose previous projects included Sword Art Online and tsuritama.

GATE is scheduled for a July 2015 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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

About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks curates one of largest and most beloved anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as MY love STORY!! and Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


GATE: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri