6/18/2018 4:42:31 PM
Wow, we can’t believe Anime Expo 2018 is coming up so fast! Can you? It feels like we were just there! We are SO excited about attending Anime Expo again this year! Here’s when and where you can visit with us!
TUESDAY NEW RELEASES: BANG DREAM! & A SPIRIT OF THE SUN
June 19, 2018
Kasumi Toyama was enthralled by the stars as a young girl, so when she discovers a trail of star-shaped signs one day after transferring to a new school, she can’t help but follow them. They lead her to a shop run by the grandmother of one of her new classmates, and Kasumi finds something that will change her life forever: a star-shaped guitar! And just like that, Kasumi knows that forming a band is her destiny. Of course, convincing Arisa and her grandmother to sell her the guitar won’t be easy, and finding a group of other girls who want to become musicians will be even harder. But when a girl has stars in her eyes and a starbeat in her heart, there’s nothing that will stop Kasumi from making her fantasies come true in BANG DREAM!
It was the worst-case scenario. When the twin disasters of the eruption of Mt. Fuji and a massive earthquake hit Japan, the island nation was literally shattered and torn in two. With millions dead and the life-sustaining national infrastructure destroyed, mass evacuation of much of the country’s population was the only alternative. But now the Japanese refugees living in Taiwan find themselves in conflict with the native citizens. There’s not enough work, the living conditions are terrible, and what remains of Japan is occupied by China in the North and the U.S. in the south. Genichiro Ryu is just one of the survivors, but having been adopted by Taiwanese parents, he has a foot in both worlds and seeks to find a way to bring peace between the conflicting sides in A SPIRIT OF THE SUN.
RATING: TV-14 (L,V)
Sentai Filmworks titles expiring July 1st on Hulu: https://www.hulu.com/network/sentai-filmworks.
- Brynhildr in the Darkness
- Devils & Realist
- DRAMAtical Murder
- Flip Flappers
- Girlish Number
- Girls Beyond the Wasteland
- Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (Season 1)
- Hakuoki: Record of the Jade Blood (Season 2)
- Hamatora the Animation
- Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Heart Throb-
- Love, Election and Chocolate
- No. 6
- One Week Friends
- So I Can’t Play H
- The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors & Hostel Behavior
- The Qwaser of Stigmata II
- To Love ru Darkness 2
- Utano Princesama Legend Star
If anyone has confidence in their skills in translation (JP>EN) and are interested in scripting/localization send an email to the address.
TUESDAY NEW RELEASES: GRIMOIRE OF ZERO
June 26, 2018
Like most Beastfallen, the half-tiger known as Mercenary hates the witches who created them, so when he’s offered a chance to hunt witches, he quickly agrees. But things go spectacularly wrong when he’s rescued by a witch instead and she wants him to become her bodyguard! Making matters worse, she’s seeking a missing book, the Grimoire of Zero, which contains the secrets of Magic, which could possibly end the world if it falls into the wrong hands. And the author of the book? Zero herself! Worst of all, Zero actually seems to think that Mercenary is cute and cuddly, and wants to do terribly inappropriate things with him! But, if he does as she asks, Zero promises to make Mercenary human, and with that reward in mind, there isn’t much that he won’t do to help retrieve the GRIMOIRE OF ZERO!
Rating: TV-14 (S,V)
NOTE: Grimoire of Zero PBS delayed until July 3, 2018.
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TUESDAY NEW RELEASES: MAGIC OF STELLA
July 3, 2018
Tamaki’s really excited about going to high school, but she’s not sure what kind of club she wants to join… until she meets three girls who are making their own computer games! Remembering how she loved making board games when she was little, Tamaki takes the plunge and joins the group as their new artist. Now she, programmer Shiina, writer Ayame and composer Kayo are in a frantic race to finish their game in time to show at the big “doujin” conventions. Meeting their deadlines won’t be easy, especially since Tamaki has to learn on the job and Aya keeps getting distracted writing steamy love scenes. But where there’s a will there’s a way, and with the help of a bunch of talented friends, they just might be able to make it in time to create THE MAGIC OF STELLA!
Rating: TV-14 (D)
Sentai Filmworks Industry Panel AX2018
7/6/2018 3:32:07 PM
We hope you enjoyed our industry panel at AX yesterday! Thanks to all of you who showed up! In case you couldn’t be there or caught the live stream (or you want the notes to study for next week’s exam*), we’ve compiled a quick rundown of what we covered.
TUESDAY NEW RELEASES: LOVE AND LIES
July 10, 2018
It’s an old story: Boy loves girl. Girl admits her love for Boy. And then the government says, “No, you have to marry THIS other girl instead.” Because, in the world where high school student Yukari Nejima lives, the government decides who you marry and the feelings of the parties involved don’t matter. So while Yukari loves his classmate Misaki and she feels the same way, their other classmate Ririna is going to be his mate! Or is she? There’s an unexpected turn when Ririna indicates that she’s not against Yukari and Misaki being a couple despite their impending marriage and things get even more convoluted when Ririna finds herself attracted to both of them! Get ready for the ultimate case of unwanted government interference as everyone gets caught up in the romantic bureaucracy of LOVE AND LIES!
Rating: TV-14 (S,V)
7/12/2018 8:30:50 PM
The new summer anime season is officially here, and we’re busy gearing up at the Sentai office to deliver this season’s simulcasts for your viewing pleasure! But we’d like to take a trip back through memory lane and revisit a few of our favorite titles from seasons past.
TUESDAY NEW RELEASES: LONG RIDERS!
July 17, 2018
Ami’s always been small, a little clumsy and unsure of herself, unlike her more athletic friend Aoi. But when she sees someone using a folding bicycle on the way home from University, she realizes that the compact bike might be a perfect fit for her. Plus it’s really, really cute. Before you know it, Ami’s bought her own bicycle and she and Aoi are going on biking trips together! Suddenly Ami’s world is so much bigger as she and Aoi meet a whole new group of friends who share their love of this sport, and the thrill of competing in long distance cycling events. Join in the fun and share in the adventure as a group of young women discover the joy of hitting the streets and touring Japan under their own power in LONG RIDERS!