Sentai Filmworks announces High School of the Dead, AN Simulcast News


#1

Just got this Press Release in my mail from Sentai!

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD LICENSE[/size]

LOS ANGELES (Anime Expo), July 2, 2010—Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of the new hit anime series HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD. Based on the ultra-violent manga by Daisuke Sato, directed by Tetsuro Araki (Deathnote, Black Lagoon) and produced by the internationally famed studio Madhouse (Deathnote, Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D-Bloodlust, Wicked City) HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD combines hordes of flesh-eating zombies with state of the art animation for one of the most action packed anime series ever!

Sentai Filmworks will be releasing HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD in both English dubbed and subtitled versions throughout North America.

A deadly new disease is ravaging the world, turning the populace into mindless zombies, and the number of infected is skyrocketing by the second. As their fellow classmates and teachers succumb to the infection around them, a small group of students at Fujimi High School are fighting for their lives after surviving the initial outbreak. Now it’s up to Takashi Komuro to unite a small group of blood-soaked survivors in a desperate bid to escape! School’s not just out for the summer, it may be out forever as a handful of students face the ultimate test, survival, in HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD!

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Guin Saga, XAM’d, Clannad, Gintama, Eyeshield 21 and hit movies like Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuff and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.


#2

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[size=16]NEW ACTION HORROR SERIES—HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD—TO BEGIN SIMULCASTING THIS JULY ON ANIME NETWORK ONLINE[/size]

HOUSTON, TX — 7-02-2010 — Highschool of the Dead, the highly anticipated new series from Madhouse (Deathnote), will begin simulcasting this July exclusively on Anime Network Online.

WHAT: Worldwide Premiere of Highschool of the Dead on Anime Network Online
From Director Tetsuro Araki (Deathnote, Black Lagoon), and adapted from the highly successful manga of the same name by Daisuke Sato, comes one of the hottest new shows of the Summer, Highschool of the Dead. A deadly new disease is ravaging the world, turning the populace into mindless zombies, and the number of infected is skyrocketing by the second. As their fellow classmates and teachers succumb to the infection around them, a small group of students at Fujimi High School are fighting for their lives after surviving the initial outbreak. It is up to Takashi Komuro to unite the group of weary survivors and try to escape the horrors that surround them. In this new world of the living dead…will they escape?

WHEN: Episode 1 will be available Monday, July 5th at 12:00 AM CDT (late Sunday night), episodes 2 and on will be available every Sunday at 10:00 PM CDT.
Check www.theanimenetwork.com for North American Listings.

WHERE: Anime Network Official website’s Online Player.

HOW: Episode 1 of Highschool of the Dead will be available to registered users. Registration is absolutely free and takes very little time.


#3

Side panels pictures are #!@#!@ YEAH! I love them! Really awesome news.


#4

[size=16]BEST NEWS OF THE YEAR![/size]

This beats K-On! for me! I’m so pumped and can’t wait for this. It’s also amazing that Sentai is confirming there will be a dub right off the bat.

Fan service and the walking dead, what else could you want? :slight_smile:


#5

[quote=dragonrider_cody]
BEST NEWS OF THE YEAR!

This beats K-On! for me! I’m so pumped and can’t wait for this. It’s also amazing that Sentai is confirming there will be a dub right off the bat.

Fan service and the walking dead, what else could you want? :)[/quote]

This is a definite winner for me. Just what I love about anime.
Slick


#6

[quote=dragonrider_cody]
BEST NEWS OF THE YEAR!

This beats K-On! for me! I’m so pumped and can’t wait for this. It’s also amazing that Sentai is confirming there will be a dub right off the bat.

Fan service and the walking dead, what else could you want? :)[/quote]

It’s definitely awesome news. Was only dreaming about it a few months ago. It might be the pick up I’m most excited about in terms of Sentai’s acquisitions since the company was launched.


#7

This is fantasic news! Not only is this Sentai/Section23’s first simulcast and streamed anime but its also a title gurenteed to sell! So it makes since it will be released early 2011 on DVD billingal.

ADV is back!! Getting ready to reclaim its mantle as the top R1 label it had during the boom! Albiet under a different name.


#8

[quote=TornadoTamaki]
This is fantasic news! Not only is this Sentai/Section23’s first simulcast and streamed anime but its also a title gurenteed to sell! So it makes since it will be released early 2011 on DVD billingal.

ADV is back!! Getting ready to reclaim its mantle as the top R1 label it had during the boom! Albiet under a different name.[/quote]

Actually, this is their second, almost third, simulcast. But still great news!


#9

Congrats Sentai, this should do well for you.


#10

Haha I just found a $10 Best Buy gift card I didn’t know I had. Now I know what to spend it on :wink:

I really really hope it will be out at BB. Mine still stocks the more popular titles and has a couple Sentai releases in it.


#11

anyone know where the manga can be purchased? i looked on amazon but they dont have it…

yoka


#12

[quote=YokaChiNoki]
anyone know where the manga can be purchased? i looked on amazon but they dont have it…

yoka[/quote]

Found on eBay. It’d be nice if they could do an English release–perhaps the popularity of the anime will push for it.


#13

I vote for Dark Horse to license the manga.

I like DH. They have Gunsmith Cats and Gantz.
Me likey.


#14

I’m surprise that Sentai Filmworks would licensed High School of the Dead that quickly, that so awesome. July 5 can’t come soon enough. :slight_smile:


#15

I’m also surprise and sadden that nobody have licensed the manga. :frowning:


#16

They announced they’re going to dub it right out of the gate! Color me impressed. :slight_smile:


#17

[size=16]9 more hours until ‘Highschool of the Dead’ simulcast![/size]


#18

[size=16]7 more hours until ‘Highschool of the Dead’ simulcast![/size]


#19

[size=16]5 more hours until ‘Highschool of the Dead’ simulcast![/size]


#20

I can’t wait until 1:00am Eastern time. I’m going to be missing my True Blood Sunday night gore fest, so this should help me get my fix.
Slick