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[size=16]Anime Network Online to Stream “GATE, Collection 2”[/size]

HOUSTON, January 19, 2016 – Today, Anime Network announced the triumphant return of GATE, the hit summer 2015 show that took JDSF 1st Lieutenant, Youji Itami, and his team beyond the reaches of our world and deep into the realm of the “Special Region.” Viewers will once again be able to reunite with their favorite characters, including fan-favorite Rory Mercury, the Gothic Lolita clad priestess of the other world. GATE’s story will continue where the last episode ended, with tense negotiations between Japan and the Empire, and the threat of the Fire Dragon looming darkly on the near horizon.

Streaming for the second installment of GATE’s first season is scheduled to begin on February 8th, with episodes released weekly every Monday at 1:30 PM EST in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Latin America, Scandinavia, Netherlands, Middle East, and North Africa.

About Anime Network:
Anime Network was launched in 2002 and has since been committed to championing the uniqueness of the anime genre. With a dedicated online community and an intentional focus on diverse and extensive programming, the website continues to be a hub for anime.


GATE: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
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[size=16]“Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation” to Stream on Anime Network Online[/size]

HOUSTON, January 19, 2016 – Today, Anime Network announced the streaming release of Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation. Based on the popular MMORPG, the series follows Itsuki Tachibana, a slightly above-average high schooler, as he learns that one of his most important duties as the school’s new student council vice president… is to learn how to play PSO2! What mysterious adventures await Tachibana in both the game and in his new life on the student council?

Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation is scheduled to begin streaming on February 9th, with episodes released weekly every Tuesday at 1:00 AM EST in the United Stages, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Latin America, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Turkey.

About Anime Network:
Anime Network was launched in 2002 and has since been committed to championing the uniqueness of the anime genre. With a dedicated online community and an intentional focus on diverse and extensive programming, the website continues to be a hub for anime.


Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation
#104

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Azumanga Daioh”[/size]

HOUSTON, January 20, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition: the classic, offbeat comedy Azumanga Daioh! Based on the original 1999 manga series written and illustrated by Kiyohiko Azuma, Azumanga Daioh is a witty romp into the misadventures of six high-school girls – Chiyo, Tomo, Yomi, Sakaki, Kagura, and a transfer student from Osaka, aptly nicknamed “Osaka.” Under the “guidance” of some rather peculiar teachers, the girls try their best to survive wacky school culture festivals, bread-eating contests, a teacher obsessed with seeing his female student in short shorts, awkward (and sometimes dangerous!) trips to Chiyo’s summer home, and more!

The anime series was directed in 2002 by Hiroshi Nishikiori (Trinity Seven, I’m Gonna be an Angel!, GAD GUARD), with Ichiro Okouchi (Negima!, CODE GEASS: Lelouch of Rebellion ) in charge of series composition. Production was handled by J.C.Staff (Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile, Detective Opera Milky Holmes).
Azumanga Daioh will soon be released on home video as part of its Sentai Selects line of classic animated features, in both dubbed and subtitled formats.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!. Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Azumanga Daioh
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Strawberry Marshmallow”[/size]

HOUSTON, January 20, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of the 2005 slice-of-life comedy Strawberry Marshmallow. Based on the 2002 manga series written and illustrated by Barasui, Strawberry Marshmallow follows 20-year-old Nobue Itoh as she half-watches, half-instigates the adorable exploits of the elementary school kids Miu, Matsuri, Ana and her own sister, Chika.

The anime series was produced by anime studio Daume (DearS, Please Teacher!), with Takuya Sato (Girls Beyond the Wasteland, Student Council’s Discretion, Steins;Gate) handling both directorial and series composition duties.

Strawberry Marshmallow will soon be released on home video in both dubbed and subtitled formats.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!. Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Strawberry Marshmallow / Ichigo Mashimaro
#106

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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Nurse Witch KOMUGI R”[/size]

HOUSTON, January 28, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Nurse Witch KOMUGI R, as part of its winter 2016 anime lineup. One day, second-year middle school student Komugi Yoshida encounters a wounded, rabbit-like creature named Usa-P. She tends to its injuries, and in return is granted the powers of a “Legendary Girl.” Now, in addition to juggling her school duties and her career as a pop idol, Komugi has to take on the role of a magical nurse. Watch the hilarity ensue in this slapstick comedy that throws in more magic and mayhem than this busy girl can handle!

The series will be directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Moetan, Million Doll, Nyan Koi!), with Momoko Murakami in charge of series composition. Original character designs will be provided by Akio Watanabe (The World Only God Knows, Bakemonogatari), with production handled by Tatsunoko Production (Gatchaman Crowds, Gatchaman Crowds Insight).
Nurse Witch KOMUGI R began its Japanese broadcast on January 10, 2016 by Nippon TV. 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 a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

About Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV)
Since becoming Japan’s first commercial broadcaster in 1953, Nippon TV has become the country’s undisputed ratings champion and finest producer of all genres of programs. One of the biggest successes for Nippon TV is its format Dragons’ Den, which has been sold in over 26 countries and regions. With well-established companies that deal in a broad range of businesses from movies, animation, events, to fitness clubs, Nippon TV is leveraging its ideal platform to expand into new realms. Recently launching a channel in Southeast Asia named GEM through a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television Networks, and taking a stake in the SVOD market through wholly-owned subsidiary Hulu Japan, Nippon TV is steadily solidifying its presence and brand as a global media powerhouse.


Nurse Witch Komugi / Nurse Witch Komugi-chan Magi Karte
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[size=16]“Nurse Witch KOMUGI R” Coming to Anime Network Online[/size]

HOUSTON, January 28, 2016 – Today, Anime Network announced the streaming release of Nurse Witch KOMUGI R. The series delivers a one-two “Komugi Punch” as aspiring idol, Kumogi Yoshida ends up (reluctantly) becoming a magical “Legendary Girl.” To top things off, she doesn’t become just any Legendary Girl – Kumogi’s encounter with a strange rabbit-like creature turns her into Magical Nurse in about 0.2 seconds!

The 12-episode TV series is a playful and refreshing take on the magical girl genre. Streaming is scheduled to begin on February 9th, with episodes released weekly every Tuesday at 3:30 PM EST in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Netherlands, Turkey, Scandinavia, Central America, and South America.

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About Anime Network
Anime Network was launched in 2002 and has since been committed to championing the uniqueness of the anime genre. With a dedicated online community and an intentional focus on diverse and extensive programming, the website continues to be a hub for anime.


Nurse Witch Komugi / Nurse Witch Komugi-chan Magi Karte
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[size=16]Winter ANO Title “Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle” Joins ANO’s Latin America Line-Up[/size]

HOUSTON, February 15, 2016 – Anime Network Online (ANO) is proud to add Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle to its Latin America line-up of anime streaming services.

Based on the popular light novel, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle tells the story of the dethroned prince of Arcadia as he is swept into dangerous duels utilizing ancient mechanical weapons to defend the new country. What makes it awkward? He’s training for these fights in an all-girl’s school!

Latin American subscribers in select regions will be able to enjoy Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle with both Portuguese and Spanish subtitles starting on February 18, 2016, with new episodes available every Thursday at 18:00 UTC. For more information, visit www.theanimenetwork.com.

About Anime Network
Anime Network Online (ANO) is a leading independent streaming service that specializes in distributing classic, new, and simulcast Japanese animation titles to fans throughout North America and select countries across the globe on a title by title basis. With thousands of hours of anime programming refreshed monthly, ANO’s offering is as deep as it is diverse. ANO’s library features both dubbed and subtitled anime with the goal to deliver language accessible high-quality anime selections to its passionate international community.


Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle / Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
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[size=16]Winter ANO Title “Norn9” Joins ANO’s Latin America Line-Up[/size]

HOUSTON, February 15, 2016 – Anime Network Online (ANO) is proud to add Norn9 to its Latin America line-up of anime streaming services.

Nine young men and three young women with special abilities helm Norn, a mysterious flying ship that patrols the skies around a strange, alternate world. While tasked with keeping peace, the crew discovers that there may be more about their mission than they know.

Latin American subscribers in select regions will be able to enjoy Norn9 with both Portuguese and Spanish subtitles starting on February 18, 2016, with new episodes available every Thursday at 18:00 UTC. For more information, visit www.theanimenetwork.com.

About Anime Network
Anime Network Online (ANO) is a leading independent streaming service that specializes in distributing classic, new, and simulcast Japanese animation titles to fans throughout North America and select countries across the globe on a title by title basis. With thousands of hours of anime programming refreshed monthly, ANO’s offering is as deep as it is diverse. ANO’s library features both dubbed and subtitled anime with the goal to deliver language accessible high-quality anime selections to its passionate international community.


Norn9: Norn + Nonette
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[size=16]Winter ANO Title “Girls Beyond the Wasteland” joins ANO’s Latin America Line-Up[/size]

HOUSTON, February 15, 2016 – Anime Network Online (ANO) is proud to add Girls Beyond the Wasteland to its Latin America line-up of anime streaming services.

Personalities and priorities clash in Girls Beyond the Wasteland, a slice-of-life teen drama that pits a boy with no motivation against a girl with ambitions of creating her own bishoujo video game!

Latin American subscribers in select regions will be able to enjoy Girls Beyond the Wasteland with both Portuguese and Spanish subtitles starting on February 18, 2016, with new episodes available every Thursday at 18:00 UTC. For more information, visit www.theanimenetwork.com.

About Anime Network
Anime Network Online (ANO) is a leading independent streaming service that specializes in distributing classic, new, and simulcast Japanese animation titles to fans throughout North America and select countries across the globe on a title by title basis. With thousands of hours of anime programming refreshed monthly, ANO’s offering is as deep as it is diverse. ANO’s library features both dubbed and subtitled anime with the goal to deliver language accessible high-quality anime selections to its passionate international community.


Girls Beyond the Wasteland / Shōjo-tachi wa Kōya o Mezasu
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Floating Blossom: Wild Dance of Kyoto”[/size]

HOUSTON, February 16, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Floating Blossom: Wild Dance of Kyoto. In this theatrical feature based on the popular game and anime series, Chizuru Yukimura heads to Kyoto in search of her father, a doctor who has disappeared. However, she soon discovers that the city hides deadly creatures within its shadows, and that a fearsome group of swordsmen, the famed Shinsengumi, help maintain a tenuous peace. As both parties attempt to find the missing doctor, Chizuru and the men of the Shinsengumi will discover things about themselves that they would rather have left a mystery.

The film was directed and scripted by Osamu Yamasaki (Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East). Atsuko Nakajima (Get Backers, Ranma ½) handled animation direction and character design, with original character designs provided by Yone Kazuki (Kamigami no Asobi, Nobunaga the Fool).
Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Floating Blossom: Wild Dance of Kyoto will be available through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Hakuōki / Hakuōki ~ Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Dawn of the Shinsengumi
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Softenni!”[/size]

HOUSTON, February 18, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of the 2011 soft tennis comedy Softenni! Based on the original 2008 manga series written and illustrated by Ryo Azuchi, Softenni! follows the exploits of Asuna Harukaze, a girl with an almost obsessive love for soft tennis, a popular form of tennis developed in Japan using softer, rubber tennis balls. Together with her equally quirky (and sometimes overly enthusiastic) teammates, Asuna does her best to return the challenges that school life and tennis training launch at her!

The anime series was produced by anime studio Xebec (Argevollen, Motto To Love Ru, Negima!) and directed by Ryouki Kamitsubo.

Softenni! 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 a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top-trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com


Softenni / Sofuteni
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES “Wake Up, Girls! The Movie” Home Video Release[/size]

HOUSTON, March 1, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce the home video release of Wake Up, Girls! The Movie on June 7, 2016.

It is a time of fierce competition between many rival pop idol groups. This is the story of “Wake Up, Girls!” a group made up of seven young girls who have braved the raging storm.

Green Leaves Entertainment is a small production agency located in Sendai, Tohoku, representing former magicians, pinup idols, and fortune tellers. With its last active performer having quit, it finds itself in a dangerous situation as its talent base drops to zero – so company president Junko Tange comes up with the idea to produce an idol unit. While manager Kohei Matsuda has his concerns about the overbearing president, he heads to the city streets in search of diamonds in the rough. In doing so, Matsuda will bring about an inevitable encounter with a certain young girl…

The film was directed by Yutaka Yamamoto with a script by Toko Machida. Character design was helmed by Sunao Chikaoka, with Satoru Kosaki and MONACA in charge of music composition. Animation production was handled by Tatsunoko Production (Mach GoGoGo, The Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee, Gatchaman) and Ordet (The Miyawaka Family’s Hunger, Senyu, BLACK★ROCKSHOOTER).

Sentai Filmworks licensed both Wake Up, Girls! The Movie and the Wake Up, Girls! TV Series in December 2015, and the movie is available for preorder now.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Wake Up, Girls!
#114

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

HOUSTON, March 2, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of all three straight-to-video entries in the Strawberry Marshmallow series. First released in 2007, these original video animations (OVAs) continue the adventures of youthful protagonists Chika, Miu, Matsuri, and Ana under the watchful eyes of Chika’s big sister Nobue. With botched job applications, curious takes on play time, and (somewhat crude) trips to the public bath house, what adorable antics will the girls get up to this time?

The OVA series was produced by anime studio Daume (DearS, Please Teacher!), with Takuya Sato (Girls Beyond the Wasteland, Student Council’s Discretion, Steins;Gate) handling both directorial and series composition duties.
Strawberry Marshmallow (OVA) will soon be available on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Strawberry Marshmallow / Ichigo Mashimaro
#115

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###SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Hatenkou Yugi”

HOUSTON, March 9, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of the 2008 comedy-fantasy anime Hatenkou Yugi. Having been lovingly kicked out of her home with the words, “Don’t you wanna see the world a little?” 15-year-old Rahzel Anadis suddenly finds herself traveling from town to town. Her journey is off to a rough start when she’s joined by Alzeid, a young man seeking revenge for his father’s murder. The two do have a few things in common: they can both use magic, and they both despise each other. Despite their animosity, Rahzel and Alzeid travel together, helping people in other cities and discovering what it really means to “see the world.”

The series was directed by Nobuhiro Takamoto (Starry Sky, Beelzebub), with series composition helmed by Yasuhiro Imagawa (Pet Shop of Horrors, Souten no Ken). Studio DEEN (Fate/stay night, When They Cry Kai) was in charge of animation production.

Hatenkou Yugi will soon be available on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Hatenkou Yugi
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “RIN-NE 2”[/size]

HOUSTON, March 14, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of the second season of the laugh-out-loud supernatural comedy series, RIN-NE. Produced by Brains Base and adapted from the original manga series by renowned mangaka Rumiko Takahashi (Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ½, Inuyasha), RIN-NE 2 continues where the first season ended.

Penniless half-human, half-shinigami-kind-of-thing Rinne Rokudo manages to scrape together just enough money to survive as he continues his work, leading lost spirits to the Wheel of Reincarnation. Aided by the forever blunt Sakura Mamiya and an entourage of ridiculous “friends,” Rinne has his work cut out for him as he encounters new allies and enemies, while still dealing with his nearly crippling poverty!

RIN-NE 2 is scheduled for an April 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 a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!. Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


RIN-NE / Kyōkai no Rinne
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Arch Angels”[/size]

HOUSTON, March 16, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Arch Angels. In this live-action film based on the manga of the same name, St. Michael’s is an elite Catholic boarding school nestled on a beautiful remote island, and it is the quintessence of sophistication. Within the grounds of this aristocratic haven, high school students Fumio, Kazune and Yuzuko discover that they have something in common: they just don’t fit in. After several girls from wealthy families are kidnapped one after another, everyone becomes wary and apprehensive. When an unexpected force infuses the three girls with special powers, the fate of the school and its attendees might just be in the hands of these misfits.

The film was directed and co-written by Issei Oda, who also supervised visual effects. Dai Miyazaki and Issei Shibata were in charge of producing, with Hirofumi Okada handling cinematography.
Arch Angels will be available through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Section23 & HIDIVE Live Action News & Discussion
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto”[/size]

HOUSTON, March 23, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of the comedy Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto for the Spring 2016 anime season.

Just who is Sakamoto? He’s enigmatic. He’s clever. He’s dashing. No challenge is too great and no cause is too small for Sakamoto. Girls love him, guys hate him for it, and despite efforts to humiliate him, Sakamoto is flawlessly able to emerge from the fray, even cooler than ever. Who knows what Sakamoto is going to do next? Whatever it is, it will be fabulous!

The series was directed by Shinji Takamatsu (Gintama, School Rumble), with character designs by Atsuko Nakajima (Trinity Blood, Getbackers and Ranma ½).

Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto is scheduled for an April 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 a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com


Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto / Sakamoto desu ga?
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[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS CHEERS “Tanaka-kun is Always Listless”[/size]

HOUSTON, MARCH 29, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of Tanaka-kun is Always Listless.
Adapted from the popular web manga series published by Square Enix, this unconventional, surrealist comedy follows an exhausted high school boy who, despite multiple attempts from his friends, still manages to spectacularly… sleep. Much to the chagrin of the energetic (at times bossy) Ohta, Tanaka is often found in a blissful state of lethargy, possessing the ability to doze off in any situation, especially in mid-sentence!

The series was directed by Shinya Kawatsura (Kokoro Connect, Non Non Biyori), with series composition by Akemi Omode (Get Backers, Tales of the Abyss) and character design by Haruko Iizuka (Inu x Boku Secret Service, School-Live!). Animation production was handled by SILVER LINK., the same studio responsible for WATAMOTE and Chivalry of a Failed Knight.

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless is scheduled for an April 2016 broadcast in Japan. It will soon be available for simulcast through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!. Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Tanaka-kun is Always Listless / Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
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###Anime Network Online to Simulcast “RIN-NE 2”

HOUSTON, March 30, 2016 – This Spring 2016 anime season, return to the spirit world with RIN-NE 2 on Anime Network Online (ANO).

Based on the manga by legendary mangaka Rumiko Takahashi (Inuyasha, Ranma 1Ž2, Maison Ikkoku), RIN-NE 2 picks up where the first season left off with poverty-stricken Rinne Rokudo still desperately trying to make ends meet through a series of (very) odd jobs, including purifying spirits and escorting them to the Wheel of Reincarnation. In between fights with malevolent damishigami (including his scheming father, the president of the Damishigami Company), Rinne has to deal with meddling black cats, love struck shinigami girls, and even more romantic misunderstandings with Sakura Mamiya!

ANO subscribers in the United States, Canada, and Latin America will be able to stream new simulcast episodes of RIN-NE 2 every Saturday at 7 AM EDT, starting on April 9th.

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About Anime Network
Anime Network Online (ANO) is a leading independent streaming service that specializes in distributing classic, new, and simulcast Japanese animation titles to fans throughout North America and select countries across the globe on a title by title basis. With thousands of hours of anime programming refreshed monthly, ANO’s offering is as deep as it is diverse. ANO’s library features both dubbed and subtitled anime with the goal to deliver language accessible high-quality anime selections to its passionate international community.


RIN-NE / Kyōkai no Rinne
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###SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Bakuon!!”

HOUSTON, March 31, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of Bakuon!! for the Spring 2016 simulcast season.

Moe and motorcycles have never looked better together in this sports comedy about a group of students in the motorcycle club of their all-girls school. When Hane Sakura sees the wild-hearted Onsa Amano riding a motorcycle to school, Sakura is inspired to join the motorcycle club and get her license. However, nothing could have prepared her for the challenges, or the joys, that come with hitting the road on the wings of a real bike!

The series, based on the original manga by Mimana Orimoto, was directed by Junji Nishimura (Ranma ½, GLASSIP, Dog Days) with Kurasumi Sunayama (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere) in charge of series composition. TMS Entertainment, the same studio that produced Yowamushi Pedal, Magic Knight Rayearth, Kamisama Kiss, and Gugure! Kokkuri-san, was in charge of animation production.

Bakuon!! is scheduled for an April 2016 broadcast in Japan and will soon be available for simulcast on select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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

About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.


Bakuon!