HOUSTON, June 3, 2015 - Sentai Filmworks announced its acquisition of the master merchandising rights for Parasyte –the maxim–, the anime series produced by MADHOUSE and adapted from the groundbreaking sci-fi/horror manga created by Hitoshi Iwaaki, through a license agreement with Nippon TV.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the innovative Parasyte –the maxim– franchise,” said John Ledford, President, Sentai Filmworks. “The series is filled with a rich array of imagery and its iconic, other-worldly characters are well-suited for a variety of edgy, youth-focused products and collectibles.”
As part of the agreement, Sentai Filmworks will extend merchandising opportunities to licensees in multiple countries throughout North America, Central and South America, as well as the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks, LLC, a leading anime and pop culture lifestyle company, designs, produces and licenses character goods, collectibles, toys, games, apparel and accessories. The company’s curated collection of anime-based properties, inspired by compelling stories and iconic characters, reflects a passion for global youth culture with Japanese flair. Sentai Filmworks’ licensed goods are sold in a wide range of distribution, including mass retailers, specialty and collector shops, OEM and through various e-commerce channels. Sentai Filmworks’ corporate headquarters are located in Houston, Texas.
About Nippon Television Network Corporation
Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) is Japan’s number one rated broadcaster, having won the Triple Crown title for the entire year of 2014 by topping the charts in the All Day, Prime Time, and Golden Time categories. Since becoming Japan’s first commercial broadcaster in August 1953, Nippon TV has come to be known as the country’s finest producer and broadcaster of all genres of programs ranging from news, documentaries, sports, dramas, entertainment shows to animation. One of the biggest successes for Nippon TV is its format Dragons’ Den. To date, the format has been sold in over 25 countries and regions. Nippon TV also has a wide variety of group companies that deal with movies, animation, events, TV shopping, and merchandising.