Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Chaika -The Coffin Princess-"
HOUSTON, July 9, 2014 – If you’ve ever wondered where all cute girls keep their huge guns, you’re about to find out in Sentai Filmworks' latest acquisition, CHAIKA -THE COFFIN PRINCESS- From original creator Ichiro Sakaki (Outbreak Company), this fantasy action adventure series is directed by Soichi Masui (Scrapped Princess, RahXephon) with series composition by Toko Machida (Allison & Lillia, Lucky Star), character design by Nobuhiro Arai (From the New World, Waiting in the Summer) and animation production by BONES (Captain Earth, No. 6).
The horrors of war still haunt 20-year-old retired soldier Toru Acura. Disillusioned and unemployed, Toru spends his days loafing around without purpose, and struggles to adjust to a life without combat. However, his younger sister, Akari, is fed up with being the sole breadwinner, and this time she’s dead serious. Faced with the ultimatum of finding a source of income or meeting the business end of Akari’s spiked hammer, Toru is reluctantly forced out of the house to find a either a job or a gravesite. Instead, Toru runs smack dab into the mysterious Chaika Trabant, a 14-year-old girl from a faraway land with interesting taste in accessories. On her back is a massive coffin almost as large as the secret she carries, and although she may be small this girl packs a big punch. For Chaika is not just a stray traveler- she’s a sniper rifle-toting sorceress who’s a hell of a shot! Their chance encounter sets forth a series of events that will not only force them to confront their pasts, but will forever change their futures in COFFIN PRINCESS CHAIKA!
CHAIKA -THE COFFIN PRINCESS- 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.