HOUSTON, APRIL 5, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of Onigiri, based on CyberStep’s hugely popular MMORPG of the same name. Set in mystical Japan, this is the story of young girls rising up to fight the Kamikui, powerful and ancient beings of darkness. This 13 episode short-format anime series begins airing on Tokyo MX and Fuji BS on April 7, 2016 and will simulcast on select digital outlets worldwide.
The series was directed by Takashi Yamamoto (A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives, Final Approach), with series composition by Takamitsu Kouno (Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Absolute Duo). Animation production was handled by Pierrot Plus, the same studio which produced Re-Kan!, Sabagebu! - Survival Game Club!, and Beelzebub.
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Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.