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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “SCHOOL-LIVE!”[/size]

HOUSTON, JULY 9, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, SCHOOL-LIVE! as part of its Summer 2015 anime season lineup. Based on the manga of the same name from original creators Norimitsu Kaiho and Sadoru Chiba, this zombie slice of life comedy series takes place in a school that, for reasons unknown, is surrounded by the living dead. Four girls are the only survivors, and with no escape in sight, they decide to live at the school until help arrives, if it ever does.

Masaomi Ando will take the helm as series director, with Norimitsu Kaiho handling series composition. Haruko Iizuka will be providing character design for the series. Animation production will be provided by Lerche, who recently worked on Danganronpa the Animation as well as current season monster girl anime Monster Musume.

SCHOOL-LIVE! 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.


School-Live! / Gakkō Gurashi!
#63

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “USHIO AND TORA”[/size]

HOUSTON, JULY 9, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Ushio and Tora, as part of its Summer 2015 anime season lineup. Based on the landmark manga by Kazuhiro Fujita, the series originally debuted in anime form as a 10 episode OVA in the early 1990’s. This new adaptation brings an all-star production team and a vastly expanded scope to the story of Ushio. This brash young middle school student discovers (the hard way) that his father’s stories of a demon trapped by a magic spear in his family’s Shinto temple are all too true. Ushio finds himself haunted by the demon after accidentally freeing the tiger-like beast. However, while Tora’s initial goal is to eat his young adversary, their relationship soon twists into one of the most convoluted takes on the “buddy” story genre to date.

The task of helming the 39 episode series is in the hands of master director Satoshi Nishimura (Trigun, Fighting Spirit), while the equally acclaimed Toshiki Inoue (Ranma ½, Iron Man, Devil May Cry) is in charge of series composition. Character design is the responsibility of Tomoko Mori (Garo, Juden-chan), while overall animation production will be performed under the aegis of MAPPA (Kids On The Slope, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, Terror in Resonance, Hajime no Ippo Rising) and the debuting Studio VOLN.

Ushio and Tora 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.


Ushio & Tora / Ushio to Tora
#64

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “WAKABA*GIRL!”[/size]

HOUSTON, JULY 9, 2015 – Girls just want to have fun, but everyone’s sure to have a great time with Sentai Filmworks’ Wakaba*Girl!, as part of its Summer 2015 anime season lineup. Based on the original manga by Yui Hara (Kin-iro Mosaic), this fashion conscious comedy series follows the adventures of Wakaba Kohashi, who, despite her well-to-do upbringing, finds herself fascinated with the trendy “gyaru” fashion subculture. Prepare for an odyssey of self discovery as Wakaba and her three best friends find that there’s more to being in style than just wearing a certain kind of clothes. It’s all about attitude and learning who you really are inside in Wakaba*Girl!

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya veteran Seiji Watanabe will be directing the series, from screenplays by Jukki Hanada (No Game No Life, Student Council’s Discretion, Yozakura Quartet). Character designs will be adapted by Kana Ishida (Aquarion Evol, (The) irregular at magic high school), and up-and-coming studio Nexus (Santa Company, Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry) is in charge of animation production.

Wakaba*Girl! 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.


Wakaba * Girl
#65

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

HOUSTON, JULY 9, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Aoharu x Machinegun, as part of its Summer 2015 anime season lineup. This survival game action series is adapted from the manga by original creator NAOE and tells the story of Hotaru Tachibana, a girl disguised as a boy, who suddenly finds herself thrown into the world of survival game competition as part of a team aiming to be the best in Japan.

Hideaki Nakano will be directing the series and Kenji Konuta will be in charge of scripts. Junko Yamanaka, who recently worked on The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior, will be in charge of character design and chief animation direction. Animation production will be handled by Brains・Base, better known for their work with My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU.

Aoharu x Machinegun 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.


Aoharu x Machinegun / Aoharu x Kikanjū
#66

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “HIGURASHI - WHEN THEY CRY” and Anime Sequels[/size]

HOUSTON, JULY 9, 2015 – In a move certain to shock and delight North American anime fans, Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce the acquisition of the acclaimed murder mystery series Higurashi – When They Cry, as well as the previously unreleased sequel series Higurashi no Naku koro ni KAI and the companion Original Video Animation series Higurashi no Haku koro ni REI. Noted for their uncanny and unsettling use of traditionally cute and charming imagery to tell a story of blood curdling horror, the HIGURASHI series begins as a young transfer student moves to the tiny and picturesque rural town of Hinamizawa. It is only after he settles in and starts to make friends, however, that he begins to learn some of the secrets that the townspeople have kept hidden from the outside world. Including the fact that every year, after a popular festival, someone is found murdered.

Based on a hit series of Visual Novels by Seventh Expansion (Okamikakushi - Masque of the Wolf, Umineko), animation production for all three series was supervised by Studio Deen (Fate/stay Night, You’re Under Arrest, Maison Ikkoku, Hetalia) Higurashi – When They Cry and Higurashi no Naku koro ni KAI, each running for 26 episodes, were directed by one of anime’s most noted female directors, Chiaki Kon (Devils & Realist, Golden Time). Direction for the five episode Higurashi no Naku koro ni REI and Series Composition duties for all three series was handled by Toshifumi Kawase (Beyblade, Giant Killing,) while music for all three series was composed by the prolific Kenji Kawai (Ghost In the Shell, Patlabor, Fate/stay Night, Ranma ½).

Dates and other details for DVD, Blu-ray and digital distribution of all three series have not yet been established at this time, but all information regarding these releases will be made available in the near future.

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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.


When They Cry / Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
#67

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “LEGEND OF THE GALACTIC HEROES”[/size]

HOUSTON, JULY 9, 2015 – There are big releases and huge releases, but Sentai Filmworks goes above and beyond to make the impossible possible with the acquisition of one of anime’s most renowned and sought after sagas: the mega-epic LEGEND OF THE GALACTIC HEROES! Originally launched as an OVA series, the initial set would continue for an incredible 110 episodes before the sprawling storyline, which documents interstellar war on a galactic scale and from multiple viewpoints, began to spin off a dizzying array of sequels, side stories and remakes.

Mirroring the story’s central thread of warriors learning by trial of fire, LEGEND OF THE GALACTIC HEROES has served as the proving grounds for so many up and coming animation legends that it would require pages to list them all. However, few stars shine as brightly as those of the steady hands of the commanders who launched the series: legendary director Noboru Ishiguru, who created the transforming mecha genre with his legendary Super Dimension Fortress Macross, gave birth to the OVA with Megazone 23, and guided the voyages of Space Battleship Yamato and many other classics, and animation production house Kitty, whose other gifts to anime include such classics as Ranma ½, Ninja Scroll (TV), Urusei Yatsura, Yawara! and Maison Ikkoku.

LEGEND OF THE GALACTIC HEROES will 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.


The Legend of the Galactic Heroes / Ginga Eiyū Densetsu
#68

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “HIMOUTO! UMARU-CHAN”[/size]

HOUSTON, JULY 9, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Himouto! Umaru-chan, as part of its Summer 2015 anime season lineup. Based on the original manga series by Sunkaku Head, the series reveals the secret life of 16-year-old Umaru, whose schoolmates believe to be beautiful, kind, intelligent and practically perfect in every way. Only her brother Taihei knows the real Umaru, who lives on snack foods, refuses to help with the chores and spends all her time sleeping and watching TV… until the day a classmate catches her in the act, and Umaru must come up with an even bigger lie to conceal the truth!

Directing the twelve episode series is Masahiko Ohta (Love Lab, Brighter Than The Dawning Blue, Mitsudomoe) while series composition is provided by Takashi Aoshima (Sabagebu! - Survival Game Club-, Love Lab, Indian Summer). Aya Takano (Polar Bear’s Cafe) adapts the character designs from Head’s originals, Yasuhiro Misawa (Love Lab, Kokoro Connect, Arcana Famiglia) provides the music and Doga Kobo (Engaged to the Unidentified, Another, Koihime Muso, Majestic Prince) is in charge of overall animation production.

Himouto! Umaru-chan 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, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, 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.


Himouto! Umaru-chan
#69

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “DRAMATICAL MURDER”[/size]

HOUSTON, JULY 16, 2015 – The secrets of Aoba’s island home are as deep as the ocean itself, and finding the answers to the mysteries within will only bring more questions in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, DRAMAtical Murder. This psychological action series is directed by Kazuya Miura, with series composition by Kabura Fuchii and Touko Machida (Chaika –The Coffin Princess-, Wake Up, Girls!), music by Yuuki Hayashi (Diabolik Lovers, Haikyu!!) and animation production by NAZ (Hamatora).

Aoba has a part-time job at the junk shop “Mediocrity,” and lives with his grandmother Tae on the island of Midorijima, which is located to the southwest of the Japanese island chain. While hand-to-hand combat turf wars called “Ribstiez” have spread across the island, an online game “Rhyme,” which is set in a virtual world has become quite popular. Aoba spends his time participating in neither, until one day, he is suddenly – and forcibly – dragged into a Rhyme battle…

DRAMAtical Murder will be available soon 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 like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


DRAMAtical Murder / DMMD
#70

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “LA CORDA D’ORO: BLUE SKY”[/size]

HOUSTON, July 21, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, La Corda D’Oro: Blue Sky. Taking place eight years after Hino Kahoko’s time in the first season of La Corda D’Oro, Blue Sky introduces us to Kanade Kohinata and a new group of musical prodigies as they prepare themselves to shine on the biggest stage and create new memories, friendships and rivalries in what’s sure to be an unforgettable summer.

Kojin Ochi was Chief Director of the series, with Keiichiro Ochi handling series composition. Maki Fujioka provided character designs, and music for the series was composed by Koichiro Kameyama. Originally broadcast in Japan on Nippon TV, the animation production was handled by TYO, whose previous projects included Appleseed and Neo Angelique Abyss.

La Corda D’Oro: Blue Sky 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 like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. 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.


La Corda D'Oro / Kin-iro no Corda
#71

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “ANGELIC LAYER”[/size]

HOUSTON, July 22, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce the acquisition of the classic anime series Angelic Layer. Based on the best-selling manga by superstar creative team CLAMP (xxxHolic, Magic Knight Rayerath, Chobits, Cardcaptor Sakura, Blood-C), the 26 episode series deftly mixes action, humor and drama as young heroine Misaki Suzuhara discovers the unparalleled excitement of Angelic Layer, a high-tech game in which dolls called Angels are controlled by the thoughts of their operator. With slapstick support by game guide Ichiro “Icchan” Mihara and his unfortunate assistant Ogata, and the intensive character development and design that CLAMP is famous for, Angelic Layer is a must-have title for any anime fan’s collection.

A stellar lineup of talent was responsible for the task of translating Angelic Layer from manga to film. The acclaimed studio Bones (Full Metal Alchemist, RahXephon, Halo Legends, Ouran High School Host Club) was in charge of overall animation production, with direction in the hands of industry veteran Hiroshi Nishikiori (Azumanga Daioh, A Certain Magical Index, Jyo-Oh-Sei). Series composition and scripting was supervised by Ichiro Okouchi (Azumanga Daioh, Code Geass, Negima!), musical duties were performed by Kouhei Tanaka (One Piece, Sakura Wars, Assassination Classroom), and the adaptation of CLAMP’s original character designs were handled by Takahiro Komori (Darker Than Black, Scrapped Princess).

Angelic Layer 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 like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


Angelic Layer
#72

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[size=16]AKAME GA KILL! BECOMES MOST WATCHED SERIES PREMIERE IN TOONAMI™ HISTORY[/size]

HOUSTON, August 13, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks’ series, Akame ga Kill!, earned 1.8+ million viewers for its series premiere during the hugely popular Adult Swim™ Toonami block. TV By The Numbers reported that it ranked second among the Top 100 cable shows among adults 25-54 for the whole day.

Akame ga Kill! follows an elite team of assassins known as Night Raid, as they take on the brutal tyranny of a corrupt empire. The series airs Saturdays at 12:30am ET during the Toonami block on Adult Swim

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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 like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.

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] and Toonami are trademarks of and © Cartoon Network.

TVbytheNumbers. N.p., 11 Aug. 2015. Web. 13 Aug. 2015.


Akame ga KILL!
#73

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER - HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH”[/size]

HOUSTON, AUGUST 18, 2015 – The world’s favorite battling butler returns once more as Sentai Filmworks unleashes its latest acquisition, HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER - HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH. Based on the manga by Kenjiro Hata (Weekly Comic Magazine SHONEN SUNDAY), which has been in publication since 2004 and printed serially over 500 times, the film features an all-new storyline courtesy of Hata himself. When the star-crossed mistress/butler couple take a trip to a secluded vacation retreat, they find themselves trapped in conflicting realities! If it’s not bad enough that Hayate finds himself in a world where Nagi seems to have never existed, Nagi’s having an even less wonderful life, trapped in a mysterious and deadly amusement park of doom!

Heading up the all-new production is director Hideto Komori, who also adapted the character designs from Hata’s originals, while the screenplay is the work of Yasuko Kobayashi (story editor/script, Attack on Titan and Witchblade). Rounding out the staff are several regular contributors to the Hayate franchise, with music provided by Wataru Maeguchi (Maid Sama!) whose connection with the series also includes Hayate the Combat Butler: Cuties and Hayate The Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, while veteran powerhouse Manglobe (Ergo Proxy, Samurai Champloo, The World God Only Knows) once again handles animation production.

HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER - HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH will soon be available through select digital outlets. Dates and details for the home video release version will 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 like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


Hayate the Combat Butler / Hayate no Gotoku!
#74

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “FATE/KALEID LINER PRISMA ILLYA 2WEI HERZ!”[/size]

HOUSTON, AUGUST 19, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 2wei Herz! Part of the ongoing franchise created by TYPE-MOON, and based on the manga by Hiroshi Hiroyama, this third season of the hit series reunites the cast and crew for yet another round of magical mirth and mayhem. Illyasviel von Einzbern’s life has become ridiculously complicated since the Kaleidostick Ruby convinced her to become a magical girl and join the quest for collecting the seven Class Cards. Since then Illya’s gained a new friend and partner in the form of Miyu Edelfelt and even encountered her own magical twin! One would think she deserves a little time off, but a trip to the beach quickly turns into a new quest and Illya instead finds herself in the middle of a magical feud!

With Animation Production once again in the capable hands of SILVER LINK. (Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, Non Non Biyori, Invaders of the Rokujyōma!?), the key production staff for the previous Fate/kaleid installments return for another encore. Chief Director Shin Oonuma (ef : a tale of memories, Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts, Kokoro Connect) again shares top duties with series director Masato Jinbo (Kyo no Asuka Show), while Series Composition is performed by Baka and Test creator Kenji Inoue. Nozomi Ushijima continues to adapt Horoyama’s original character designs for the screen, while series music production again falls to Terushige Yoshie (Celestial Method, Tokyo ESP, I couldn’t become a hero, so I reluctantly decided to get a job.)

Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 2wei Herz! 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 like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


Fate Series (Type Moon)
#75

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “GATCHAMAN CROWDS INSIGHT”[/size]

HOUSTON, AUGUST 20, 2015 – You can’t keep a good Gatchaman down, and Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce the return of one of Japan’s most iconic super teams with its latest acquisition, Gatchaman Crowds insight. Picking up where the hit Gatchaman Crowds left off, Gatchaman Crowds insight flips the premise of its predecessor to explore the more dangerous side of the same technology. After all, arch villain Berg Katze wasn’t destroyed, so much as he was absorbed, and if globally connected networks of super beings can be used for great good, they can also be used for the purposes of evil. When the Prime Minister is attacked by a mysterious new organization, suspicions flare as to who is ultimately responsible, and who the public can actually trust.

Originally broadcast in Japan on Nippon TV, the legendary production company Tatsunoko (Speed Racer, Casshern Sins, Southern Cross, Genesis Climber Mospeada, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu) once again produces the 12 episode series, with director Kenji Nakamura (tsuritama, Mononoke) and series composer Toshiya Ono (tsuritama, Perfect Insider) reprising their roles. Also returning are character designer Yûichi Takahashi (tsuritama, Macross Frontier) working from original designs by Kinako, and the music production team of Kazuhiro Watanabe (Wolf Girl & Black Prince, La Corda d’Oro Blue Sky) and Takao Kondo (Brynhildr in the Darkness, Wolf Girl & Black Prince, InuYasha – The Final Act).

Gatchaman Crowds insight is already available through select digital outlets. Further details on the 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 like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. 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.


Gatchaman Crowds
#76

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

HOUSTON, AUGUST 24, 2015 – Make-believe creatures and demons take a back seat to the terrors and monsters of the real world as Sentai Filmworks announces its latest acquisition, AURA. Based on the famous Light Novel written by Romeo Tanaka (Humanity Has Declined) and illustrated by mebae (C-Control, Tailenders), the feature film takes full advantage of animation’s unique ability to dramatize and seamlessly blur the lines between fantasy and reality to focus on the world of “chunibyo”. As a former sufferer, Ichiro Sato once spent much of his life living in a world of delusions. When he encounters a similarly afflicted young woman at his new school, however, he’s simultaneously forced to confront both the students who bully her and the fantasies that continue to simmer within his own mind.

Seiji Kishi (Persona 4: The Animation, Angel Beats, Assassination Classroom) directs from story composition by Makoto Uezu (Akame Ga Kill, Qwaser of Stigmata, Humanity Has Declined) and a screenplay by Jun Kumagi (Nobunaga the Fool, Hamatora). Character designs are adapted from mebae’s originals by Kazuaki Morita (Persona 4: The animation, Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Nyan Koi) while music is supervised by Michiru Oshima (Polyphonica, Squid Girl, Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East), and Animation Production is handled by AIC A.S.T.A. (Persona 4: The Animation, Godannar, Heaven’s Lost Property, Bamboo Blade)

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

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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 like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


AURA: Maryūinkōga Saigo no Tatakai
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES LOCODOL[/size]

HOUSTON, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Locodol. This high school comedy series is adapted from the four panel comedy manga by original creator Kotaro Kosugi and tells the story of Nanako Usami, who is convinced by her uncle to form a local idol group, or “locodol” for short. Along with her upperclassman, Yukari Kohinata, and friends Yui and Mirai, they form “Nagarekawa Girls” to promote the town and its businesses.

Munenori Nawa directed the series, with Yuniko Ayana providing series composition. Music was handled by Tomoki Hasegawa and character designs were provided by Yumi Shimizu. Animation production was done by feel., known for their work on My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! and Outbreak Company.

Locodol is now available through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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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 like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


Locodol / Futsū no Joshikōsei ga Locodol Yattemita
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “HANAYAMATA”[/size]
HOUSTON, September 17, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, HaNaYaMaTa. This bittersweet coming-of-age story is adapted from the manga by Sou Hamayumiba and introduces us to Naru Sekiya, a normal girl living an ordinary life. A chance encounter with an American girl dancing in traditional Japanese dress under a starlit night, however, changes her life forever. Naru is entranced with this ethereal, fairy-like figure. She had been waiting for that special someone who would one day take her from her everyday life, and now – led by this girl from another country – she takes her first steps into the extraordinary world that is yosakoi, a form of Japanese dance.

Atsuko Ishuzuka directed the series and Reiko Yoshida provided series composition and scripts. Music was composed by MONACA, and character designs were drafted by Atsuko Watanabe. Animation production was provided by MADHOUSE, known for their work on Cardcaptor Sakura, NANA and the classic film Vampire Hunter D.

HaNaYaMaTa is now available through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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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 like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


HaNaYaMaTa
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “RE:␣HAMATORA”[/size]

HOUSTON, SEPTEMBER 22, 2105 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Re:␣Hamatora. The first season was enveloped in mystery and came to a shocking end – but that was only the beginning. It’s been three months since the Yokohama Riots, and the Hamatora detectives believe things are back to normal. But these troubled characters, still reeling from the events of last season, will have to reply when a mystery that was cloaked in darkness comes to light.

Seiji Kishi (Persona4 the ANIMATION, Angel Beats!) reprised his role as director for this second season of the Hamatora series, based on an original concept by Yuki Kodama and Natsu Matsumai. Jun Kumagi (series composition: Persona4 the Golden ANIMATION; script: Aquarion Logos) handled series composition. Sound direction was handled by Satoki Iida (Persona4 the ANIMATION, Angel Beats!), in corporation with NAZ Inc (Animation Supervision), and animation production provided by Lerche, known for their work on Danganronpa and SCHOOL-LIVE.

Re:␣Hamatora is now available domestically through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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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 like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


Hamatora / Re:_Hamatora
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “CHIVALRY OF A FAILED KNIGHT”[/size]

HOUSTON, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Chivalry of a Failed Knight, as part of the Fall 2015 anime season lineup. This action fantasy series is adapted from the light novels of original creator Riku Misora and tells the tale of Ikki Kurogane, a failing student at a prestigious school for Magic Knights. Ikki’s status as the “worst one” comes from the fact that he has no magical skills, but that doesn’t stop the number one student in the school, Stella, from challenging him to a duel where the loser becomes the other’s obedient servant for life!

Shin Oonuma (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, WATAMOTE) and Jin Tamamura (Invaders of the Rokujyōma!?) are serving as director and series director, respectively, and the studios SILVER LINK (WATAMOTE, Kokoro Connect, Yurikuma Arashi) and Nexus (Wakaba*Girl) will be providing animation production. Shogo Yasukawa (Food Wars!) is in charge of the series scripts, with Sei Komatsubara designing the characters. Jin Aketagawa of Magic Capsule is the sound director.

Chivalry of a Failed Knight is scheduled for an October 2015 broadcast in Japan and will be available domestically through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Filmworks curates one of the 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 like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


Chivalry of a Failed Knight / Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “COMET LUCIFER”[/size]

HOUSTON, SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Comet Lucifer, as part of the Fall 2015 anime season lineup. This science fiction anime series takes place on Gift, a planet that hides a wealth of glittering blue ore deep beneath its surface. The story focuses on Sogo, a young man from a prosperous mining town, a mysterious blue-haired girl, and the adventures that result from their meeting.

Atsushi Nakayama and Yasuhito Kikuchi will act as series director and director, respectively. Yuichi Nomura, who developed the original concept for the show, will also be providing both the script and series composition. Tatsuya Kato is composing the music, Yuichi Takahashi is handling character designs, and the studio 8 Bit (The Eden of Grisaia, Infinite Stratos, Absolute Duo) will produce the animation.

Comet Lucifer is scheduled for an October 2015 broadcast in Japan and be available domestically 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 like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


Comet Lucifer