Big whoop de doo, while cool and all, just like having fellow Nana, Nana Visitor (Major Kira on DS9) promote the Nana series, I don’t really care about fluff. What matters is what you have and what are you getting to show us you all aren’t in serious trouble from the Sony Juggernaut.
You’re starting out with this…a comedian?
You’re gonna run out of ‘old’ Amazon titles to snag, then what?
More OVAs and one shots?
This is actually a thing that Sentai did?
Hear hear. I’d like to know this too.
Besides picking up oldies, and maybe Netflix/Amazon titles, is the game plan to pick up the raunchy titles that Funimation is now too pious to pickup? Frankly I am surprised that Funi kept Demon Lord Omega and that, one ep in, the dub still seems to have what it takes.
Of course, maybe Sentai is also getting squeamish, I admit I still think of them as Matt Greenfield-era ADV even though they’re (sadly) not.
Life as an orphan in feudal Japan is brutal, and while street thief Dororo has managed to survive, wile and craft can only go so far in the body of a child. Then, just when it seems that Dororo’s luck has run out, he’s rescued from a man-eating ghoul by a mysterious young man wearing a doll-like mask and artificial limbs that conceal deadly blades! Born without arms, legs, sight, hearing and even skin after his father crafted a monstrous deal with the forces of darkness, Hyakkimaru now somehow seeks out the demons who cursed him, regaining one of his lost attributes for each monster slain. With deadly secrets from his own past to protect, the young thief joins into an alliance with the impossible warrior, setting forth on a quest to restore Hyakkimaru’s stolen humanity and rid Japan of devils in DORORO!
Rating: TV-MA (D)
Against the savage monsters that lurk outside the glass walls of Flandore, the last remnants of humanity have only one defense: the mana magic wielded only by members of the Noble class. When Melida, heiress to House of Angel, fails to manifest her magic upon reaching majority, the half-vampire Kufa is sent with orders from her own Grandfather to resolve the issue… and if Melida cannot manifest mana, Kufa is to execute her for the crime of impure blood. But when Melida fails the test, Kufa can’t bring himself to kill the spirited young woman whose only fault was to have an adulterous mother. And so, instead, he commits the crime of giving Melida some of his own mana. Now, bound by magic and a deadly secret, the two must work together in order to stay alive in ASSASSINS PRIDE!
Rating: TV-14 (V)
Infernal Weapons grant their wielders incredible power, but as each blade and hammer hosts an evil spirit, contracting their services requires a price few are willing to pay. Even the few who can master a demonic weapon without becoming its slave, the Chrysalis, are destined to slowly lose their humanity, transforming into beings of pure violence known as Busoma. For years, the secretive Shoshidai have sought to gather all such devices and hide them away, but not even they can always resist the temptation to take the weapons for themselves. What chance, then, does young Gai Ogata stand after his dying mother, possessed by the sword, Shiryu, leaves it for his infant hands? And when his own arm is destroyed and replaced with one made from that same sword, all hell will be unleashed in SWORD GAI!
Rating: TV-MA (V)
The alien Gauna may have destroyed Mankind’s original home, but aboard the asteroid-based spaceship Sidonia, the human race has found ways to adapt, change and survive in the endless depths of space. Now the former people of Earth can photosynthesize like plants, a third gender has been created, and military service is mandatory. Because what could be man’s last battle is about to begin, and the survival of our species will require every resource humanity has left. That includes Nagate Tanikaze, who carries a secret buried in his past that could change the course of destiny. Unfortunately, the Guana have their own new tricks as well, and not all of Nagate’s allies are who he thinks they are! The ultimate war of the worlds is about to be waged in KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA - The Complete Collection!
Rating: TV-MA (L,S,V)
Yuki and her friends Kurumi, Yuri, and Miki all love their high school so much that they actually live there! Of course, the reason Yuki’s friends love it is because it’s one of the few places where they can hide from the rampaging zombies that have taken over the world. Where they once hit the books, ate in the cafeteria, and ran laps in the gym is over. Their new curriculum focuses on scavenging for supplies and fighting off flesh-eating fiends with improvised weapons! Between doing their best to keep themselves alive and their brains inside their skulls, the girls also have to keep themselves sane… and not all of them are succeeding. Get ready as high school drama and cannibalistic classroom carnage collide in the spectacular live action feature-film version of SCHOOL-LIVE!
Rating: TV-14 (D,V)
There’s a reason that THE FRUIT OF GRISAIA’s Yuji Kazami adjusted so easily to living in a prison-like school with five very twisted girls: Mihama Academy wasn’t his first experience with an education in hell. In THE LABYRINTH OF GRISAIA, Yuji’s horrific past is revealed. From a dysfunctional family controlled by a domineering sister and an abusive father, his youth was a steady descent into hell that ultimately led to a school for assassins where the only way out was murder! So when Yuji’s past comes back to haunt him and he’s framed for a crime that he didn’t commit, there’s really only one group of bad girls he can trust to have his back… and the five girl commando squad of Yumiko Sakaki, Makina Irisu, Sachi Komine, Amane Suou, and Michiru Matsushima doesn’t let him down in THE EDEN OF GRISAIA!
Rating: TV-MA (D,S,V)
Sentai at Home 2 - Coming August 20, 2021
Join us for Sentai’s digital panel hosted by Natalie Rial! August 20, 2021 at 2pm CDT: Sentai at Home
She better host it in Momo’s voice…
Sentai at Home 2 - Coming August 20, 2021
Join us for Sentai’s digital panel hosted by Bryson Baugus! August 20, 2021 at 2pm CDT: Sentai at Home
For 15 years, the human race has fought an ongoing battle against the Mu, the alien invaders who have trapped the city of Tokyo inside an impenetrable dome where time flows in a different path and the mind-wiped citizens have no idea that their city has been conquered. But as Earth’s military begins to briefly breech the walls, one young man starts to realize that something is very wrong. That nothing is quite as it seems. And when he makes contact with a woman from outside, he learns that he, himself, is somehow at the center of the entire alien plan. A plan that will literally re-write reality itself. Prepare for an epic saga of love, war and time as the complete television series and feature film versions of the anime classic are unleashed in the ultimate steelbook collection of RAHXEPHON.
Rating: TV-14 (S,V)
Chihaya Ayase’s obsession with the card game Karuta has already begun to bear fruit, and the fledgling Mizusawa High School competitive team that she helped form has stunned the karuta playing community by winning the national high school team tournament. That’s just the beginning for Chihaya, however, and now the young card mistress has set her sights on an even more impossible task: taking on grand master Wakamiya Shinobu and wresting the title of Queen away for herself. As difficult as everything has been before, it will seem easy compared to the task now ahead of her, and her teammates look to be equally challenged, especially Taichi Mashima, who’s finally made it to Class A. Has he finally learned enough to challenge Arata Wataya? Only the cards know the future as Chihaya and Crew hit the decks in CHIHAYAFURU 3!
Love can be painful, but Sado seems to like it that way. However, since he knows that’s odd for a high school student, Sado decides to join a certain club where he can beat out his masochistic tendencies. Unfortunately, that’s like putting out a fire with gasoline, as the club members all have “issues” of their own, and guess who’s about to become the new favorite whipping boy? Is even Sado ready for a nurse who forces other people into cosplay and a club president who believes herself to be a goddess? And if that’s not complicated enough, toss in man-shy Yuno, the same girl who introduced Sado to his love of negative reinforcement, and Hayama, Sado’s best friend and a compulsive cross-dresser who’s also the girl that Sado is (unknowingly) infatuated with! Love is about to get really, really weird in MM!
Rating: TV-MA (D)
For 15 years, mankind has fought the dreaded Demon King, but when the heroic warrior known as Hero finally storms the King’s Castle, he’s shocked to learn that the Demon King is, in fact, a Demon Queen, and she’s been waiting for him with a most unusual proposal! As both humans and demons are only united by their common enemies, she points out, it’s almost inevitable that no matter which side wins the war, the various factions of the victors will turn on each other. However, if the adorable “King” had a collaborator on the human side, together they could end the war in a way that would ensure lasting prosperity for both sides! It’s an idea so crazy that it just might work as the most unlikely of partners join forces in MAOYU - ARCHENEMY & HERO!
Rating: TV-14 (D,V)
I expect NOTHING from this panel/event.
Personally the only thing I want is the Princess Principal: Crown Handler dub announcement, and if they already have the license to the 2 biggest Sentai affiliated sequels coming out next year (DanMachi and Made in Abyss)
To Love Ru OVA’s…
That’s all I ask for…
Theres 16 of them…
And they can split it between the 6 from the original series, and the 10 from Darkness, to make two separate releases…
It would literally print them money…
The UK guys seem to have shows that have slipped through the cracks here, maybe Sentai could somehow form up with them? Then again, the UK anime guys don’t seem to like money all that much or something as they only do these limited print runs. However, maybe the Sentai guys could make 'em start to like money.
Would I buy, say, the Planetes bluray from Sentai? One of the best things Bandai had, and one that was conspicuously absent all those years ago when Sentai and Funi announced what Bandai titles they were preserving. I absolutely would, the only problem is that Sentai does not have it…yet
Sentai can’t get too much of the latest itself, and has become a publisher for the titles of others, so maybe roll those two together and put out some more retro releases? J
But we have Discotek for that. Which are killing it.