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Sentai Filmworks Licenses “Captain Earth”

 

HOUSTON, April 24, 2014 – An endless rainbow triggers the beginning of an epic battle for Earth’s survival in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Captain Earth. This sci-fi mecha series is directed by Takuya Igarashi (Sailor Moon Sailor Stars, Star Driver ) with series composition by Yuji Enokido (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Ouran High School Host Club), Character design by Satoshi Ishino (Excel Saga, No. 6) and animation production by BONES (RahXephon, Xam’d: Lost Memories).

“When I opened the door called truth, my childhood ended. It was a summer I could never forget.”

The night before his summer vacation, second-year high school student Daichi Manatsu’s life as he once knew it would be forever changed. An unusual round rainbow appears floating in the sky above and he knows he must follow it. With memories of his father’s inexplicable death haunting him and a previous encounter of a mysterious boy and girl, Daichi follows the rainbow – one he has seen in his past - and travels to Tanegashima Island to investigate. Arriving on the island with mixed emotions, the home of Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center, Daichi runs into a 17-year-old boy named Teppei Arashi who asks why Daichi has returned to this island. While he may not know or fully understand his fate, Daichi knows he’s returned there to fulfill a promise. Now, with panic alarms sounding and an unruly force known as the Kill-T-Gang quickly approaching to attack, Daichi must suit up for the invasion in the mecha battle to end all mecha battles in CAPTAIN EARTH!

Captain Earth will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores.  Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.

 

Sentai Filmworks Licenses “No Game, No Life”

HOUSTON, April 23, 2014 – The game is on, and for two players the stakes are nothing less than the end of humanity in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, No Game, No Life. This fantasy adventure series from original creator Yuu Kamiya is directed by Atsuko Ishizuka (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, NANA) with series composition by Jukki Hanada (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!, Beyond the Boundary), art direction by Eiji Iwase (Campione!, Divergence Eve) and animation production by Madhouse Studios (Highschool of the Dead, BTOOOM!).

As urban legend would have it, siblings Sora and Shiro are gods amongst their fellow man when it comes to the gaming world. Blazing hot on the internet, their reputation precedes them as this bright brother and sister duo have made quite the name for themselves as NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) hikikomori (shut-in) gamers. Of course, they both question their happiness in the real world only to discover that there is a parallel world where everything is decided by a game. Homebound hermits, withdrawn from life, they are summoned to a fantasy world by a boy calling himself “God.” In this world, all armed conflict and violence have been banned and the races must resolve their disagreements through gaming. Now, the siblings find themselves as the would-be saviors of the human race.  Will this dynamic duo be brilliant enough in this game world to be the salvation of all humanity? The deck might be stacked against them, but Shiro and Sora are determined to duel till the end in NO LIFE NO GAME!

No Game, No Life will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores.  Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.

 

Sentai Filmworks Announces August 2014 Release Schedule

 

 

The Sentai Filmworks August release schedule is now live and teeming with some of our most popular titles, including the long awaited release of the 4 part masterpiece known asShort Peace, as well as everyone’s favorite little mojyo Kuroki of WATAMOTE! Check out what else you can look forward to in August, only from Sentai Filmworks!

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Title:                 SHORT PEACE COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         68 min.

Street Date:      8/5/2014

Format:             DVD/BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $24.98/$29.98

SYNOPSIS: In 1995, Katsuhiro Otomo’s epic anthology MEMORIES showcased the work of upcoming superstars of the anime world.  Now, Otomo’s spotlight shifts to a fresh generation of master creators with an all-new anthology of visionary films:  A lone traveler is confronted by unusual spirits in an abandoned shrine in the 2013 Academy Award® nominated POSSESSIONS (TSUKUMO), directed by Shuhei Morita (COICENT, KAKURENBO).   A mysterious white bear defends the royal family from the predations of a red demon in the brutal GAMBO, directed by Hiroaki Ando (FIVE NUMBERS!) from REDLINE’s Katsuhito Ishii’s original story with character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (NEON GENESIS EVANGELION).  The focus shifts from supernatural to science fiction for the action packed A FAREWELL TO WEAPONS (BUKI YO SARABA), as MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM designer Hajime Katoki helms Otomo’s tour-de-force saga of men battling robotic tanks in apocalyptic Tokyo, while grandmaster Otomo himself assumes the directorial reigns for a spectacular tale of love, honor and firefighting in ancient Japan with the multi-award winning COMBUSTIBLE (HI-NO-YOUJIN).  Prepare your senses for the animated films that are taking the critical world by storm as a new era in anime is ushered in with Katsuhiro Otomo’s SHORT PEACE!

 

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Title:                 LOVE LAB COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      8/5/2014

Format:             DVD/BD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $49.98/$59.98

SYNOPSIS: Perhaps it was from the shock of discovering her school’s most respected girl kissing a life-size huggie doll, but in those first awkward moments Riko Kurahashi said something she wishes she hadn’t.  Not only did student council president Natsuo Maki completely swallow Riko’s glib fib about being, “popular with the boys,” she drafted Riko as her aide and advisor in love and romance! It would have been bad enough if Natsuo only wanted advice, but Fujisaki Girls Academy’s most brilliant student is also the most obsessive, and simply talking about the opposite sex isn’t sufficient.  No, Natsuo postulates hypothetical scenarios and “researches” them in her secret Love Lab!  And since interaction with boys is banned at Fujisaki, guess who has to help act those fantasies out?  As other girls join the Love Lab, Riko’s role as the group’s love-master becomes even worse!   Because she ISN’T one!  Most boys don’t even LIKE her, but how can she admit that without destroying the friendships she now cherishes?  Exposure looms and each new “experiment” brings Riko one step closer to total disaster as Love and Deception combine into the ultimate explosive mixture in the LOVE LAB!

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Title:                 YUYUSHIKI COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      8/5/2014

Format:             BD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Everyone knows you can learn a lot on the internet, and some of it is even true.  But if you want to know what’s REALLY going on and important, then there’s just one place to go: the computer club!  Okay, so maybe it’s not the club itself, but the three girls you’re most likely to find there.  And maybe they do spend more time chatting about their social lives and debating things like the virtues of ketchup versus mayonnaise than they do learning about the ins and outs of a keyboard, but whatever they’re up to, it’s sure to put a smile on your face.  So come learn what the mysterious YuiYukari Formula is all about and join serious Yui, hyperactive Yuzuko and lovable but not quite in touch with reality Yukari as they experience life’s ups, downs, surprises, and occasionally, the internet in YUYUSHIKI!

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Title:                 FANTASISTA DOLL COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      8/12/2014

Format:             DVD/BD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $49.98/$59.98

SYNOPSIS: No one ever knows what life has waiting in the cards for them, but for Uzume Uno, the surprises aren’t just in the cards but also in what comes out of them!  Through a strange quirk of fate, this typical junior high school student finds herself in possession of a mysterious deck of cards from which five magical girls known as the Fantasista Dolls materialize!  By playing the cards in different combinations, Uzume can equip the “Sistas” with an amazing variety of costumes and weapons.  Which is going to come in extremely handy, as a new danger that only the Dolls can stop is coming to threaten the Earth!  Will Uzume be able to deal with both the Dolls’ odd demands AND the fate of mankind resting on her shoulders?  Or are the odds hopelessly stacked against her?  With the future of everyone she knows and loves riding on her, Uzume’s going to have to learn how to play the hand she’s been dealt pretty quickly, because while she may know when to hold them, folding them isn’t going to be an option with the world at stake in FANTASISTA DOLL!

 


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Title:                 FROM THE NEW WORLD COLLECTION 2

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      8/12/2014

Format:             DVD/BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98/ $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Still reeling from the deaths of her friends and the revelations of the Ethics Committee’s machinations, Saki returns to the village expecting the worst.  However, what she’s learned so far barely touches on the edges of an even vaster conspiracy.  As she discovers the fate the committee intends for her personally, she realizes that her own mind is being turned against her.  With her memories of Shun fading, she and Satoru find themselves in a race to find Maria and Mamoru before the Committee condemns them to destruction.  But the clock is turning against them in more ways than one, as the smoldering conflicts between the rat colonies threatens to erupt into open warfare.  As pivotal pieces in a deadly endgame designed to wipe an entire species from the face of the planet, it’s not going to be enough for Saki and Satoru to merely survive.  To lead the best laid plans of both rats and men astray, they’ll have to uncover the final secrets to two hidden worlds and turn them against their makers in FROM THE NEW WORLD - COLLECTION TWO!

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Title:                 MAYO CHIKI COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      8/19/2014

Format:             DVD/BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98/$69.98

SYNOPSIS: The unfortunate answer goes by the name of Sakamachi Kinjiro, and he’s got the worst case of gynophobia EVER!  Just one touch from a member of the fairer sex makes his nose bleed like a never-ending chocolate fountain.  So school’s a bloody nightmare even before Kanade, the Principal’s twisted daughter, realizes that Kinjiro’s name contains the sounds “Chi” and “Kin” back to back.  Poor Chi-Kin.  But his troubles don’t totally redline until a wrong turn in the men’s room reveals that Subaru, the butler, should be in the ladies’ room instead.  As if that weren’t enough, Kinjiro’s problems also include a haunted martial artist, a cat-eared fetishist, AND his own sister, who’s interest in “wrestling” a certain incorrectly packaged butler may result in an unexpected ending!  The blood will flow, the punchlines will be below the belt and the butler will be cross-dressed to kill as Kinjiro goes stark-raving “Girl Crazy” in MAYO CHIKI!

 

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Title:                 WATAMOTE COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      8/26/2014

Format:             DVD/BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98/$69.98

SYNOPSIS: At the tender age of 15, Kuroki Tomoko has already dated dozens and dozens of boys and she’s easily the most popular girl around!  The only problem is that absolutely none of that is real, and her perfect world exists only via dating games and romance shows.  In fact, the sad truth is that she gets tongue tied just talking to people, and throughout middle school she’s only had one actual friend.  All of which makes Kuroki’s entrance into the social pressure cooker of high school a new and special kind of hell.  Because while Kuroki desperately wants to be popular, she’s actually worse off than she would be if she was completely clueless as to how to go about it.  After all, the things that work in “otome” games rarely play out the same way in reality, especially when the self-appointed “leading lady” isn’t the paragon she thinks she is.  There’s not much gain and plenty of pain ahead, but even if it happens again and again, there’s always someone else to blame in WATAMOTE ~ No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!

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Title:                 UTA NO PRINCE SAMA 2000% COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      8/26/2014

Format:             DVD/BD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $49.98/$59.98

SYNOPSIS: After the amazing high note that capped the first season, would it be fair to expect Haruka and her hunky harem of beautiful boy singers to be able to top themselves?  What if they had a little more help?  Yes, believe it or not, now there are even MORE gorgeous guys lining up for the attention of the song-mistress.  Fortunately, since she’s moved into the dorms, Haruka’s available for even more music making.  Only now StArish has some REAL competition, as the new golden throated warblers from the Senior Master Course make it their job to show the first six what it really takes to become a J-Pop star.  And what about that mysterious seventh member of StArish?  He’s back as well in his own catty fashion!  But does he plan to take Haruka to fantasyland?  Will the boys get kicked to the street if they can’t stay in sync?  And will Haruka stay composed and keep composing when the sophomore slump hits her writing?  Find out if everyone can learn to live (and sing) in harmony as the hits keep on coming in UTA NO PRINCE SAMA 2000%!

 

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Title:                 KINMOZA! COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      8/26/2014

Format:             DVD/BD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $49.98/$59.98

SYNOPSIS: The British are coming!  The British are coming!  Or to be precise, one VERY specific person from Great Britain is coming.  You see, when Shinobu Omiya was still in middle school, she had the amazing opportunity to study in England as an exchange student while living with a host family.  While that was several years ago and she still doesn’t do all that well in English class, Shinobu has had warm feelings for everything English ever since.  So when Shinobu learns that the daughter of her host family, Alice Cartelet, is coming to stay with her and study in Japan, she’s thrilled.  But will Alice be able to fit in with Shinobu’s Japanese schoolfriends, Yoko and Aya?  And how will the arrival of Shinobu’s old rival Karen, who’s half-English and half-Japanese, affect the potential culture clash?  Every day is an adventure in international diplomacy and self discovery as a group of schoolgirls learn new lessons about each other and themselves in KINMOZA!

   

Sentai Filmworks Licenses “Is the Order a Rabbit?”

HOUSTON, April 21, 2014 – Cat cafes beware: there’s a new contender for cute hopping its way over, and the order of the day is fluffy, white and full of bite in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Is the Order a Rabbit? This slice of life comedy series is directed by Horiyuki Hashimoto (Angel Beats!, Devil Survivor 2) with series composition by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Kämpfer, Princess Resurrection), character design by Yousuke Okuda (Kuroko’s Basketball, Tari Tari) and animation production by WHITE FOX (SoniAni – Super Sonico the Animation, Tears to Tiara).

Tea time has never been cuter or furrier! Get ready for a triple shot of adorable, and join Cocoa and her high school friends for a hopping good time as they embark on new exploits, living the good life and hanging out at their neighborhood joint - a quaint café called Rabbit House. Based on the popular four-panel manga, this slice of life, teenage school-girl comedy is just the mid-day “pick-me-up” you ordered. Time spent with friends is great, but hanging out beside a bundle of bouncing and beguiling bunnies makes it all the merrier! All named after delicious and refreshing beverages, cute Cocoa (“hot cocoa”), tough Rize (“Thé des Alizés” tea), ordinary Syaro (“Kilimanjaro” coffee), frivolous Chiya (“Uji matcha” tea), and cool Chino (from “cappucino”) are destined to be your favorite tea-time companions as all the fun is just a hop, skip, and a jump away in  - IS THE ORDER A RABBIT?

Is the Order a Rabbit? will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores.  Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.

 

Sentai Filmworks Licenses “The Comic Artist and His Assistants”

 

 

HOUSTON, April 17, 2014 – In this office the assistants hold the whip, and nothing will keep them from meeting their deadlines in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, The Comic Artist and His Assistants. This slice of life comedy series is directed by Takeshi Furuta (Tiger & Bunny, Place to Place) with series composition by Aki Itami (Flowers of Evil, Fruits Basket), character design by Hitomi Tsuruta (Gintama, Cyberteam in Akihabara) and animation production by ZEXCS (Say, “I Love You”, Chu-Bra!!).

The life of an artist can be hard: Long, laborious hours working in a studio with only your thoughts and assistants to keep you company. In the case of overworked mangaka Aito Yuuki his attempts to merge the two are so far unsuccessful. With so many lovely ladies around, Aito’s stream of consciousness tends to quickly get off the rails and take a turn for the perverse. His priorities are askew and subjecting his assistants to his fantasies has taken precedent over work. Despite Aito’s blatant abuse of power, his beautiful, talented assistants are willing to play along if it means that their work will be successful. It’s all for the sake of the manga, right? At least, that’s what they tell themselves until Aito’s gets a little grabby. Thankfully, editor Mihari is there to keep him in line, from threatening to fire him to physical punishment. Will Aito’s abuse of power result in romance or rough treatment? Find out in this comedy slice of life - The Comic Artist and His Assistants!

The Comic Artist and His Assistants will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores.  Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.

   

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