FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS HOSTS MAKOTO SHINKAI
HOUSTON, June 14, 2013 — Sentai Filmworks is proud to welcome critically acclaimed director Makoto Shinkai as our Special Guest of Honor for Anime Expo 2013; and in celebration of the event, Sentai will be hosting the official English Language premiere of his new animated masterpiece, The Garden of Words. A mesmerizing drama focusing on two unusual acquaintances who become much more than friends over the course of several rainy days, The Garden Of Words is the latest animated treasure to join Shinkai's amazing pantheon of previous work, which already includes the breakout hit Voices of a Distant Star, She and Her Cat, The Place Promised In Our Early Days, 5CM Per Second and the feature length Children Who Chase Lost Voices.
Widely considered to be one of the most influential new figures in the anime industry by fans and critics alike, this will be Makoto Shinkai’s first appearance at Anime Expo, North America’s largest dedicated anime convention. Both the convention and the official Premiere of The Garden Of Words will take place in the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles, CA, with Mr. Shinkai appearing from July 6th and 7th and the Premiere taking place on July 6th at 3:00PM in Video Room 1. Whether you’re an anime enthusiast or a serious student of film, this event promises to be a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and interact with an animation legend in the making. The fireworks will only be the start of the festivities, so come join Sentai Filmworks, Anime Expo and 50,000+ attendees as we show Mr. Shinkai how anime fans celebrate the four day Fourth of July weekend!
About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Google Play and YouTube.