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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “YOUNG BLACK JACK”[/size]

HOUSTON, OCTOBER 1, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Young Black Jack, as part of the Fall 2015 anime season lineup. Based on the manga written by Yoshiaki Tabata and illustrated by Yūgo Ōkuma, this anime focuses on Osamu Tezuka’s beloved character, Black Jack, in his years as a medical student. Young Black Jack will explore the formative years of one of manga’s most mysterious and iconic characters as he strives to become a master surgeon!

The series will be directed by Atsuko Kase, while Ryosuke Takahashi and Yoshiaki Tabata will handle series composition and scripting respectively. Daisuke Ikeda is composing the music, and renowned studio Tezuka Productions (Astro Boy, the Fantastic Adventures of Unico, the New Adventures of Kimba the White Lion) is animating the series.

Young Black Jack is scheduled for an October 2015 broadcast in Japan and will soon 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 titles like Young Black Jack, the prequel to the legendary Osamu Tezuka’s Black Jack, and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


Black Jack / Young Black Jack
#83

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[size=16]CHIVALRY OF A FAILED KNIGHT TO SIMULCAST EXCLUSIVELY ON HULU[/size]

HOUSTON, OCTOBER 1, 2015– Sentai Filmworks announced today an agreement with Hulu for exclusive simulcasting of Chivalry of a Failed Knight. Episodes will be available to stream for Hulu subscribers for $7.99 per month with limited commercials and $11.99 per month with no commercials.

Each episode of Chivalry of a Failed Knight will stream exclusively on Hulu during the first week of simulcast with free-to-user streaming available one week later. Simulcasting is slated to begin October 3, 2015.

Based on a series of light novels by Riku Misora, Chivalry of a Failed Knight takes place in a world where human knights can materialize weapons from their souls. The story follows a knight who is widely considered a failure by those around him, and his struggle toward mastery of his weapon.

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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.


Chivalry of a Failed Knight / Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “BEAUTIFUL BONES -SAKURAKO’S INVESTIGATION-”[/size]

HOUSTON, OCTOBER 5, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Beautiful Bones -Sakurako’s Investigation- as part of the Fall 2015 anime season lineup. Based on the Japanese mystery light novel series by Shiori Ota, the story follows a series of incidents surrounding a normal high school student named Shotaro Tatewaki, his older girlfriend, Sakurako Kujo, and her infatuation for “beautiful bones.”

Animation production will be handled by TROYCA (ALDNOAH.ZERO) with Makoto Kato making his series director debut. Michio Sato (Tenchi Muyo! GXP, Viper’s Creed, Eyeshield 21) acts as the chief animation director and character designer. Takayo Ikami (Penguindrum, Yurikuma Arashi) is in charge of series composition with music production by TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND (Akikan!, Trinity Seven, Witch Craft Works).

Beautiful Bones -Sakurako’s Investigation- 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 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.


Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation / Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
#85

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “IS THE ORDER A RABBIT?? SEASON 2”[/size]

HOUSTON, OCTOBER 6, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Is the Order a Rabbit?? Season 2, as part of the Fall 2015 anime season lineup. Based on the manga from original creator Koi, this comedic slice of life continues the lighthearted fun established in the first season. Join Cocoa and all of her friends at Rabbit House for another round of feel-good teatime goodness!

Hiroyuki Hashimoto reprises his role as director, as does Kazuyuki Fudeyasu with series composition. Also returning are the character designs of Yousuke Okude and musical compositions by Ruka Kawada. White Fox, the studio behind Akame ga Kill! and Steins;Gate, will again be providing animation production.

Is the Order a Rabbit?? Season 2 is scheduled for an October 2015 broadcast in Japan and 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 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.


Is the Order a Rabbit? / Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?
#86

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “DIABOLIK LOVERS Ⅱ : MORE,BLOOD”[/size]

HOUSTON, OCTOBER 7, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, DIABOLIK LOVERS Ⅱ : MORE,BLOOD, as part of the Fall 2015 anime season lineup. The story continues where the first season of Diabolik Lovers left off, and the heroine, Yui Komori, is once again the object of desire of four dashing new vampires. Soon, the Sakamaki brothers from the show’s first season clash with the Mukami tribe in this supernatural dark romance’s second chapter.

The series will be directed by Risako Yoshida, who served as assistant director for the first season, while Hiroko Kanasugi (My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy) will handle series composition. Storied production studio ZEXCS (The Comic Artist and His Assistants, Say “I Love You”) is once again providing animation production.

DIABOLIK LOVERS Ⅱ : MORE,BLOOD is scheduled for an October 2015 broadcast in Japan and will soon 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.


#87

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Haikyu!! SEASON 2”[/size]

HOUSTON, OCTOBER 8, 2015 – The hit sports anime HAIKYU!! continues as Sentai Filmworks proudly announces the acquisition of Haikyu!! Season 2, as part of the Fall 2015 anime season lineup. Based on the manga sensation by Haruichi Furudate, the new series picks up the drama, both on and off the volleyball court, as the relationship/rivalry between teammates Shoyo Hinata and Tobio Kageyama heats up. Throwing even more gasoline on the fire is the introduction of a new female character, Hitoka Yachi, who joins Kiyoko Shimizu as a manager for the Karasuno High volleyball club.

Haikyu!! Season 2 is scheduled for an October 2015 broadcast in Japan and 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 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.


Haikyu!
#88

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “THE PERFECT INSIDER”[/size]

HOUSTON, OCTOBER 8, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, The Perfect Insider, as part of the Fall 2015 anime season lineup. This anime action series is adapted from the 1996 novel by original creator, MORI Hiroshi. The story revolves around SAIKAWA Sohei, a member of the SAIKAWA Research Lab, as he and a mysterious young woman named NISHINOSONO Moe end up working together to solve strange incidents surrounding a serial murder case.

Mamoru Kanbe will be directing the series. Inio Asano, known for his work in Solanin and Hikari no Machi, will be in charge of original character design. Toshiya Ono will be responsible for series composition, and Kenji Kawai will be managing music. Animation production will be handled by A-1 Pictures, known for their work with tsuritama, Sword Art Online, and GATE.

The Perfect Insider is scheduled for an October 2015 broadcast in Japan and 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 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.


The Perfect Insider / Subete ga F ni Naru
#89

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “UTAWARERUMONO THE FALSE FACES”[/size]

HOUSTON, OCTOBER 12, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Utawarerumono The False Faces, as part of the Fall 2015 anime season lineup. Based on the second visual novel in the Utawarerumono series, this anime follows an amnesiac protagonist who wakes up in a snowy field remembering neither who he is nor how he got there. After being saved by a beautiful girl named Kuon, he is given the name Haku, and his journey to rediscover his identity begins.

Keitaro Motonaga is directing the series, and Takamitsu Kouno is handling series composition. Music for the series will be composed by Naoya Shimokawa, Masahiko Nakata is providing character designs, and WHITE FOX (Akame ga Kill!, the Devil is a Part-Timer!) will animate the series.

Utawarerumono The False Faces is scheduled for an October 2015 broadcast in Japan and 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 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.


Utawarerumono
#90

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[size=16]CHIVALRY OF A FAILED KNIGHT TO SIMULCAST IN CANADA, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND[/size]

HOUSTON, NOVEMBER 2, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks announced today an agreement with Viewster to bring Chivalry of a Failed Knight to fans in Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

The first three episodes of the series are now available for catch-up viewing in the United Kingdom and Canada. New episodes will become available on a simulcast basis each week.

Based on a series of light novels by Riku Misora, Chivalry of a Failed Knight takes place in a world where human knights can materialize weapons from their souls. The story follows a knight who is widely considered a failure by those around him, and his struggle toward mastery of his weapon.

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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.


Chivalry of a Failed Knight / Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
#91

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “UTAWARERUMONO (OVA)”[/size]

HOUSTON, NOVEMBER 18, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Utawarerumono (OVA). This comedic fantasy anime consists of a group of side-stories to supplement the Utawarerumono universe. Fans of the series will recognize many characters from the series as they run into more adventures and mischief.

Kenichiro Katsura took the helm as director of the episodes, with scripting done by Takamitsu Kouno. Original character designs were provided by Tatsuki Amazuyu, with sound direction by Takatoshi Hamano. Animation production was handled by AQUAPLUS and Chaos Project.

Utawarerumono (OVA) 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.


Utawarerumono
#92

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “TONARI NO SEKI-KUN: THE MASTER OF KILLING TIME”[/size]

HOUSTON, DECEMBER 17, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time. Based on the original work of Takuma Morishige, the series was directed by Yuji Muto, with character design by Masae Otake. Shinji Kawai (STUDIO UNI) acted as Art Director.

During class, a schoolboy named Seki-kun is always creating things to entertain himself. All he cares for is creating things with an artist’s level of perfectionism and a craftsman’s attention to detail. Real dominos, shogi with original rules, a flip book with sounds…

Even Yokoi-san, who sits next to Seki-kun, always gets sucked into watching his games!

Based on the unique original work by Takuma Morishige – Japan’s one-and-only manga about not paying attention in class – this anime is about the silent battles the two have practically all the time. Please look forward to seeing the games Seki-kun breathes life into and seeing Yokoi-san’s reactions!

Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time will be available on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is one of the largest licensors and distributors of anime and genre programming in North America, offering thousands of hours of content 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 catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time
#93

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SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle”

HOUSTON, December 28, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce its latest acquisition, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle as part of its Winter 2016 anime season lineup. Based off the original light novel by Senri Akatsuki and illustrated by Kasuga Ayumu, this series follows a young man named Lux, the former prince of Arcadia. After an accident in the bathing area lands Lux in hot water with the kingdom’s new princess, Liseshart, he finds himself forced into a duel that pits mechanical weapons against each other. Little does he know what else lies in wait when he has to join the school that trains the wielders of these ancient weapons.

Animation production will be handled by Lerche (Re: Hamatora, Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls) with Masaomi Ando (School-Live!) taking the helm as Series Director. The role of Chief Animation Director will be shared by Mayuka Itou and Keiko Kurosawa, the latter of which is also responsible for Character Design. Yuuko Kakihara (Fairy Musketeers, Persona 4: The Animation, Heaven’s Lost Property) is in charge of series composition, and music is handled by Akito Matsuda (The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior, Sound! Euphonium).

Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle is scheduled for a January 2016 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks
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 Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.


Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle / Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
#94

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories”[/size]

HOUSTON, December 28, 2015– Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories. This anthology breathes new life into the horror anime genre. Utilizing the nearly lost picture card “kamishibai” storytelling method of Showa-era Japan, Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories turns everyday urban legends into the stuff of nightmares. It began airing late nights in the summer of 2013, but by the summer of 2014, it had attracted masters of the J-horror genre as guest directors, with its second season introducing even more terror and invoking its own sort of urban legends.

Tomoya Takashima directed the first season, while ILCA handled general direction for the second, with the aid of horror masters Takashi Shimizu, Noboru Iguchi and Shoichiro Masumoto. Hiromu Kumamoto was in charge of scripting for season one, and worked alongside Brazily Ann Yamada for season two. Animation production was handled by ILCA.

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories is currently available on Crunchyroll and will soon be available on additional digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is one of the largest licensors and distributors of anime and genre programming in North America, offering thousands of hours of content 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 catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories / Yami Shibai
#95

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Norn9”[/size]

HOUSTON, December 29, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Norn9, as part of the winter 2016 anime season lineup. Based on the visual novel of the same name, the story follows a 12-year-old boy named Sorata Suzuhara who finds himself transported to an alternate time, and possibly a different world. Aboard the Norn, a giant spherical ship that acts as a miniature city, Sorata joins three girls and nine young men on a journey toward an unknown destination…

The series will be directed by Takao Abo and produced by Mitsutoshi Ogura, with series composition by Natsuko Takahashi. Character designs will be provided by Yukari Takeuchi, who will also serve as director of animation along with Tomoko Sato. Production will be handled by Kinema Citrus.

Norn9 is scheduled for a January 2016 broadcast in Japan. It 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 is one of the largest licensors and distributors of anime and genre programming in North America, offering thousands of hours of content 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 catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Norn9: Norn + Nonette
#96

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2: THE ANIMATION”[/size]

HOUSTON, December 29, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation, as part of the winter 2016 anime season lineup. Based on the hit MMORPG, this action-adventure series follows Itsuki Tachibana, a player of Phantasy Star Online 2, and the challenges he faces both in and outside of the game.

The series will be directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi, with Mitsutaka Hirota handling both scripting and series composition. Character designs will be provided by Minoko Takasu, with animation produced by TELECOM ANIMATION FILM (Ramen Fighter Miki, Lupin III - The Italian Adventure (2015), Sengoku Basara: Judge End).
Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation is scheduled for a January 2016 broadcast in Japan. It 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 is one of the largest licensors and distributors of anime and genre programming in North America, offering thousands of hours of content 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 catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation
#97

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Girls Beyond the Wasteland”[/size]

HOUSTON, JANUARY 6, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Girls Beyond the Wasteland, as part of the winter 2016 anime season lineup. Based on the upcoming visual novel adapted by Romeo Tanaka and with character designs by Matsuryu, this anime will follow the exploits of lackadaisical high-school student Buntaro Hojo as he ventures into the realm of dating game development.

The series will be directed by Takuya Sato (Steins;Gate), with series composition by Yuniko Ayana. Character designs for the animation will be provided by Takayuki Noguchi, and production will be handled by Project No.9.

Girls Beyond the Wasteland is scheduled for a January 2016 broadcast in Japan. It 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 is one of the largest licensors and distributors of anime and genre programming in North America, offering thousands of hours of content 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 catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com


Girls Beyond the Wasteland / Shōjo-tachi wa Kōya o Mezasu
#98

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[size=16]“Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle” to Simulcast Exclusively on Hulu[/size]

HOUSTON, January 8, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks announced today an agreement with Hulu for exclusive simulcasting of Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle. Episodes will be available to stream through Hulu’s No Commercial and Limited Commercials subscription plans.

Each episode of Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle will stream exclusively on Hulu during the first week of simulcast with select episodes available to stream on the free hulu.com one week later. Simulcasting is slated to begin January 11, 2016.

For more of the latest and greatest news regarding Sentai Filmworks and its content, 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 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.


Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle / Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
#99

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[size=16]“Norn9” to Simulcast on Hulu[/size]

HOUSTON, January 8, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks announced today an agreement with Hulu for simulcasting of Norn9. Episodes will be available to stream through Hulu’s No Commercial and Limited Commercials subscription plans.

Simulcasting begins January 7, 2016.

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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.


Norn9: Norn + Nonette
#100

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[size=16]“Girls Beyond the Wasteland” to Simulcast on Hulu[/size]

HOUSTON, January 8, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks announced today an agreement with Hulu for simulcasting of Girls Beyond the Wasteland. Episodes will be available to stream through Hulu’s No Commercial and Limited Commercials subscription plans.

For more of the latest and greatest news regarding Sentai Filmworks and its content, 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 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.


Girls Beyond the Wasteland / Shōjo-tachi wa Kōya o Mezasu
#101

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Knights of Sidonia Season 2: Battle for Planet Nine”[/size]

HOUSTON, January 19, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks announced its acquisition of the darkly cerebral science fiction series, Knights of Sidonia Season 2: Battle for Planet Nine. The story continues to follow ace pilot, Nagate Tanikaze, as he spearheads the defense of Sidonia against a terrifying alien threat alongside an unlikely ally, a human-alien hybrid whose voice is strikingly similar to someone he loved and lost. However, Sidonia may be in more danger than anyone realized, as diabolical forces plot not only from without but also within.

Based on the manga by Tsutomu Nihei (Wolverine: Snikt!), this sci-fi anime was directed by first-season co-director Hiroyuki Seshita, with Sadayuki Murai (Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040, Kino’s Journey) returning for series composition and script. The animation was handled by Polygon Pictures.

Knights of Sidonia Season 2: Battle for Planet Nine will be available soon for home video on both Blu-ray and DVD.

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Knights of Sidonia/Sidonia no Kishi