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Sentai Filmworks Enrolls Comedy “Ao-chan Can’t Study!”

3/30/2019 4:42:46 PM

HOUSTON, TX, March 30, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Ao-chan Can’t Study!, an anime adaptation of the comedy manga by Ren Kawahara, as part of a license agreement for the world excluding Asia.

Ao Horie’s father, a popular erotic fiction author, chose Ao’s name because A stands for “apple” and O stands for “orgy”! Desperate to escape her father’s legacy and get into a prestigious university, Ao devotes herself to studying instead of pursuing romance. She has no time for boys, but there’s just one problem: Kijima, her handsome and popular classmate, just confessed his love to her! And to make matters worse, she can’t stop thinking dirty thoughts about him! Looks like escaping her father’s influence will be harder than she thought…

SILVER LINK. studio (Armed Girl's Machiavellism, WATAMOTE: No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Unpopular!) will animate Ao-chan Can’t Study! Keisuke Inoue (Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Chivalry of a Failed Knight) will direct while Michiko Yokote (Cowboy Bebop, Love Stage!!) will provide the series composition. The series will star Azumi Waki (How Not to Summon a Demon Lord, BLEND-S) as Ao Horie, Junta Terashima (Young Black Jack, Haikyu!! 2nd Season) as Takumi Kijima, Juri Kimura (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Mob Psycho 100) as Miyabi Takaoka and Takashi Kondou (Demon King Daimao, Diabolik Lovers, 91 Days) as Souichirou Yabe.

The series will be available for the Spring 2019 simulcast season to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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