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Sentai Filmworks Takes the Plunge with ‘MADE IN ABYSS’

HOUSTON, JUNE 26, 2017 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce the addition of the fantasy-adventure MADE IN ABYSS to its Summer 2017 season. The series will soon be available to stream in the U.S. on Anime Strike, the curated on-demand anime subscription from Amazon Channels. The “Abyss” is the last unexplored region, an enormous and treacherous cave system filled with ancient relics and strange creatures. Only the bravest of adventurers can traverse its depths, earning them the nickname, “Cave Raiders.” Within the depths of the Abyss, an orphaned girl named Rico stumbles upon a robot who looks like...


MADE IN ABYSS Official English Cast List

Premium Box Set | Complete Collection No one knows what’s at the bottom of the Abyss. No one who's ventured that far has ever returned. What is known is that the Abyss is filled with strange creatures and priceless relics that have lured generations of fortune hunters into a diabolical trap. Because while anyone can descend into the Abyss safely, coming back up triggers a nightmarish series of transformations and madness. And the deeper you go, the less chance you have of coming back unchanged. But when 12-year-old Riko receives a message that her missing mother might still be...


Top 5 Emotional MADE IN ABYSS Moments

WARNING: Before you read, we must warn you that this blog contains MASSIVE spoilers. If you wish to be spoiler free, then do not delve any further.   You should turn back now.   You wish to continue despite what awaits? Very well.   Venture forth, brave adventurer!   Do you have the fire of wanderlust within you? Will you follow in the footsteps of those who came before and explore the unknown? The Age of Exploration has come and gone. Our satellites have mapped even the most remote land masses. Yet,...


“MADE IN ABYSS” Compendium Films Set to Hit Theaters in the US and Select International Markets for Early 2019

HOUSTON, TX November 16, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive distribution rights to the highly anticipated films based on the critically-acclaimed franchise, MADE IN ABYSS. In 2017, the television series took audiences by surprise and garnered ecstatic reviews with its disarming facade that shrouded a dark masterpiece. Now, the timeless story will be presented in theaters and told across two compendium films, Journey’s Dawn and Wandering Twilight, drawn from the original series together with newly added scenes and storytelling. The enigmatic Abyss entices those with the spirit of exploration, despite the dangers. Wishing to follow...


First Film in Two-Part MADE IN ABYSS Series to Debut Spring 2019 for Special Engagement

HOUSTON, TX January 22, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced the US debut of the first film in the two-part MADE IN ABYSS compendium, Journey’s Dawn. The film’s premiere is set for March 15, 2019, at Regal Cinema (L.A. LIVE) in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The MADE IN ABYSS television series took audiences by surprise and garnered ecstatic reviews with its disarming facade that shrouded a dark masterpiece. Now, the timeless story is presented in theaters with newly added scenes and storytelling. Sentai Filmworks will host a red-carpet event coinciding with the premiere with numerous special guests including famed...


FOR THE FIRST TIME, ‘MADE IN ABYSS’ COMES TO MOVIE THEATERS ACROSS THE U.S. MARCH 20 AND 25 ONLY

Exclusive Red Carpet Premiere for MADE IN ABYSS Compendium, Journey’s Dawn, to Take Place March 15 at L.A. LIVE in Addition to the Nationwide Screening HOUSTON, TX – January 29, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks and Kadokawa Pictures today announced that its first film in the two-part MADE IN ABYSS compendium, Journey’s Dawn, will screen across hundreds of movie theater locations in the U.S. Heralded as an adventure that’s both hopeful and harrowing, Journey’s Dawn will be shown in theaters on March 20 for the Japanese with English subtitled screening and March 25 for the English dub showing. The MADE...


“MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight” to Premiere at Anime Central with Red-Carpet Event

HOUSTON, TX – April 16, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced that MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight will premiere at Anime Central in Rosemont, IL, on Friday, May 17 at 8:30 p.m. Sentai Filmworks and Anime Central have teamed up to host a red-carpet event for this final film in the MADE IN ABYSS two-part compendium series. Picking up where MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn left off, Wandering Twilight continues the adventures of plucky cave raiders, Riko and Reg, as they confront the mysterious Abyss where sheer excitement and discovery are equally matched by looming danger and certain death. The film...


“MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight” Hits Theatres this Spring 2019

HOUSTON, TX — May 14, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight, the gripping follow-up to MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn released earlier this year, arrives in select theatres beginning May 27, 2019. The rollout will follow an exclusive red-carpet debut at Anime Central 2019. The film continues the adventures of Riko and Reg as they descend further into the treacherous Abyss, where they encounter vicious monsters, jaw-dropping locales and enigmatic new friends as they search for Riko’s missing mother. MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight features exclusive new animation and storytelling not shown in the...


Sentai Filmworks Announces Special Appearances by “MADE IN ABYSS” Seiyuus at Anime Expo 2019

HOUSTON, TX – June 13, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced upcoming appearances by actors Miyu Tomita (Riko), Mariya Ise (Reg) and Shiori Izawa (Nanachi) as part of the “Voices of the Abyss: Meet the MADE IN ABYSS Seiyuus” panel hosted by Sentai Filmworks at Anime Expo 2019. The panel is part of a series of events that is expected to include exclusive fan interaction, autograph signing and a behind-the-scenes looks at the seiyuus’ performances in the critically acclaimed hit anime series and feature film franchise MADE IN ABYSS. Miyu Tomita was named the Grand Prix winner of the...


Sentai Filmworks Eyes Early 2020 Release for All-New Feature Film “MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul”

HOUSTON, TX – July 5, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced that it acquired MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul, the all new motion-picture adventure that follows the critically acclaimed MADE IN ABYSS films and anime series. The new film is expected to hit US theaters in early 2020. Dawn of the Deep Soul continues the epic adventure of plucky Riko and Reg who are joined by their new friend Nanachi. Together they descend into the Abyss’ treacherous fifth layer, the Sea of Corpses, and encounter the mysterious Bondrewd, a legendary White Whistle whose shadow looms over Nanachi’s...


Sentai Unveils “MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul” North American Theatrical Premiere Date & Exclusive Extras

HOUSTON, TX — March 2, 2020 — Sentai announced today that MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul, the anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed MADE IN ABYSS franchise, will premiere in the United States on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Anime Boston, with nationwide theatrical distribution to follow. Accompanying the main feature are two exclusive extras, animated shorts from “Marulk’s Daily Life,” which first debuted as part of the Japanese domestic release. Dawn of the Deep Soul continues the epic adventures of young explorers Riko and Reg, who are joined by their new friend Nanachi as...


Sentai Postpones North American Theatrical Release of “MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul”

HOUSTON, TX — March 24, 2020 — Sentai announced today that it will postpone the theatrical release of MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul from April to later in 2020 due to the global and local impact of COVID-19. The decision to delay the film’s release impacts all film locations and screenings, including international sites. “Our first priority is to ensure the safety of fans, theater staff and the broader community,” said John Ledford, Sentai CEO. “After careful consideration and deliberation, we determined that it is in the best of interest of theatergoers and the public to...


Sentai Readies “MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul” for Virtual Cinema Experience

HOUSTON, TX — September 4, 2020 — Sentai announced today that it is partnering with select theater operators and technology providers to distribute MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul, the long-awaited feature film based on the acclaimed manga series by Akihito Tsukushi, to North American audiences starting September 18, 2020. The film’s updated release schedule includes virtual screenings through select cinemas for audiences at home. Dawn of the Deep Soul continues the epic adventures of young explorers Riko and Reg, who are joined by their new friend Nanachi as they descend into the Abyss’ treacherous fifth layer,...


Sentai Acquires “MADE IN ABYSS” Season 2

HOUSTON, TX — August 20, 2021 — Sentai announced today that it acquired the forthcoming second season of MADE IN ABYSS, the next entry in the critically acclaimed MADE IN ABYSS franchise that captivated anime audiences around the world with its epic storyline, disarmingly gorgeous production values and hauntingly beautiful soundtrack. Sentai will distribute the latest series, together with the groundbreaking first season and three feature length films, to audiences around the world (excluding Asia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and MENA).  MADE IN ABYSS’ second season follows in the footsteps of its predecessor TV season and feature films by...


Stuck at Home? Take a Virtual Vacay with 10 Spring Break Anime

You deserve a vacation after making it through 2020. We all do. Unfortunately, not all of us can go on a fabulous getaway right now. But that doesn’t mean you have to bid your plans goodbye. No, we humans are more creative than that. You may be unable to leave physically, but there’s nothing stopping your mind. What do we mean? A vicarious vacation, of course! And your pals at Sentai and HIDIVE have teamed up and picked out the perfect Spring Break anime for a virtual vacay. Sentai Recommends: Love, Chunybio and Other Delusions! Take On Me...


Don’t Miss Out on “Sentai at Home,” Sentai’s Digital Anime Panel!

            Sad you missed out on Sentai at Home, Sentai’s digital anime panel? Never fear, anime fans! You can still watch Sentai at Home on HIDIVE and catch up on everything you missed. And if you don’t have a HIDIVE subscription, you can also check out Sentai at Home on YouTube!  Wondering what’s in store once you hit play? Let’s have a quick recap! Our digital anime panel comes jampacked with tons of entertaining segments, including exclusive interviews with Japanese seiyuu like Yuki Kaji...



Sentai’s Favorite Anime Extroverts

They’re the life of the party and always find themselves in the spotlight — and no, we’re not talking about the girls from BanG Dream! (Not all of them, anyway.) We’re talking about extroverts, those outgoing rays of sunshine who thrive on being the center of attention. Last month we talked about our favorite anime introverts, but now it’s time for the anime extroverts to take center stage. After all, that’s where they belong, so join us as we give the introverts a break and gush about some of our favorite extroverts! Nanao, the Good-Natured Sweetheart | Tsurune ...


Sentai Postpones North American Theatrical Release of “MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul”

HOUSTON, TX — March 24, 2020 — Sentai announced today that it will postpone the theatrical release of MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul from April to later in 2020 due to the global and local impact of COVID-19. The decision to delay the film’s release impacts all film locations and screenings, including international sites. “Our first priority is to ensure the safety of fans, theater staff and the broader community,” said John Ledford, Sentai CEO. “After careful consideration and deliberation, we determined that it is in the best of interest of theatergoers and the public to...


Sentai Filmworks' Anime Expo 2019 Recap

Now was that an exciting panel or what? For those of you who couldn’t make it to our panel this year, we wrote a quick Anime Expo 2019 recap blog with you in mind. Summer 2019 Simulcasts Are Coming It’s time for a brand spanking new anime season, and boy, do we have some titles for you. The fun started July 5th on HIDIVE, so head on over and start watching! Title                                                   ...


Sentai Filmworks Eyes Early 2020 Release for All-New Feature Film “MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul”

HOUSTON, TX – July 5, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced that it acquired MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul, the all new motion-picture adventure that follows the critically acclaimed MADE IN ABYSS films and anime series. The new film is expected to hit US theaters in early 2020. Dawn of the Deep Soul continues the epic adventure of plucky Riko and Reg who are joined by their new friend Nanachi. Together they descend into the Abyss’ treacherous fifth layer, the Sea of Corpses, and encounter the mysterious Bondrewd, a legendary White Whistle whose shadow looms over Nanachi’s...


Sentai Filmworks' Anime Expo 2019 Schedule

IT’S ANIME EXPO TIME ONCE AGAIN! Time sure flies by, ‘cause it feels like only yesterday since the last time we wrote about this. AX is a huge convention with lots to see and do, but don’t worry: We’ve put together an Anime Expo 2019 schedule for your convenience. We’ll be hanging out with HIDIVE at Booth 3000, so come by and say hello! Your Sentai Filmworks’ Anime Expo 2019 Schedule is Ready Thursday, July 4, 2019 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion North American...


Sentai Filmworks Announces Special Appearances by “MADE IN ABYSS” Seiyuus at Anime Expo 2019

HOUSTON, TX – June 13, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced upcoming appearances by actors Miyu Tomita (Riko), Mariya Ise (Reg) and Shiori Izawa (Nanachi) as part of the “Voices of the Abyss: Meet the MADE IN ABYSS Seiyuus” panel hosted by Sentai Filmworks at Anime Expo 2019. The panel is part of a series of events that is expected to include exclusive fan interaction, autograph signing and a behind-the-scenes looks at the seiyuus’ performances in the critically acclaimed hit anime series and feature film franchise MADE IN ABYSS. Miyu Tomita was named the Grand Prix winner of the...


Sentai Filmworks Gives You an Exclusive Preview of ACEN 2019

Hey Sentai Filmworks fans, are y'all ready for Anime Central 2019? ‘Cause we sure are! We've got some big things planned, so we wanted to give all of our fans a preview of what to expect at this year’s Anime Central! Stop by Booth IND05 for Your ACEN 2019 Merch and Convention Bags! You go to conventions because you a fan wanting that wonderful convention experience filled with fellowship and merchandise. And we have all... This. Just. For. YOU! Stop by our...


“MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight” Hits Theatres this Spring 2019

HOUSTON, TX — May 14, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight, the gripping follow-up to MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn released earlier this year, arrives in select theatres beginning May 27, 2019. The rollout will follow an exclusive red-carpet debut at Anime Central 2019. The film continues the adventures of Riko and Reg as they descend further into the treacherous Abyss, where they encounter vicious monsters, jaw-dropping locales and enigmatic new friends as they search for Riko’s missing mother. MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight features exclusive new animation and storytelling not shown in the...


“MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight” to Premiere at Anime Central with Red-Carpet Event

HOUSTON, TX – April 16, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced that MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight will premiere at Anime Central in Rosemont, IL, on Friday, May 17 at 8:30 p.m. Sentai Filmworks and Anime Central have teamed up to host a red-carpet event for this final film in the MADE IN ABYSS two-part compendium series. Picking up where MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn left off, Wandering Twilight continues the adventures of plucky cave raiders, Riko and Reg, as they confront the mysterious Abyss where sheer excitement and discovery are equally matched by looming danger and certain death. The film...


No Reservation Required: A Culinary Experience of the ABYSS

The Abyss doesn’t immediately spring to mind when one thinks of fine dining venues, but hear us out: Deep in the inscrutable depths of the Abyss exists a diverse culinary tradition just waiting to be sampled by any intrepid cave raider brave enough to seek it out. Not convinced? Follow the foodies at Sentai Filmworks on a culinary tour of the Abyss as we bring to light all the delectable dishes hiding just below the surface, and read on as we rate and review them on a discerning scale of one to five White Whistles. Please note...


Which 6 Anime Should You Watch Over Spring Break?

Congratulations to all you students out there! You’ve officially survived the long, dark winter semester, and spring is here at last. And now? Now it’s time for a well-deserved vacation. However, all of you have a momentous decision to make: How will you spend your spring break? May we at Sentai Filmworks be so bold as to offer a suggestion? You should spend your spring break watching anime! It’s cost-effective, convenient, and easier than actually going to Cancun. Think about it: A roundtrip ticket can cost hundreds of dollars, and that doesn’t include your hotel stay and the price...


How Deep Could You Venture in the Abyss, Brave Raider?

Take this MADE IN ABYSS quiz and find out! If you dare. What do you believe is at the bottom of the Abyss? Let us know by tagging us with @SentaiFilmworks with the social media buttons below! For more information on everything we’re bringing your way, be sure to sign up for our newsletter!  ...


Anime NYC - Sentai Filmworks Industry Panel Recap

Anime NYC is the last large convention Sentai Filmworks will be at in 2018, so you can be certain that we didn’t pull ANY punches when it came to announcements! Before we get into all the details though...We’d like to take a moment to thank all of our loyal fans for coming out to our industry panel. Thank you so much. We seriously couldn’t do any of this without you. You took the time out of your busy schedules. You took the PTO. You spent the money. All so you could attend this con. You’re all awesome! Not...


“MADE IN ABYSS” Compendium Films Set to Hit Theaters in the US and Select International Markets for Early 2019

HOUSTON, TX November 16, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive distribution rights to the highly anticipated films based on the critically-acclaimed franchise, MADE IN ABYSS. In 2017, the television series took audiences by surprise and garnered ecstatic reviews with its disarming facade that shrouded a dark masterpiece. Now, the timeless story will be presented in theaters and told across two compendium films, Journey’s Dawn and Wandering Twilight, drawn from the original series together with newly added scenes and storytelling. The enigmatic Abyss entices those with the spirit of exploration, despite the dangers. Wishing to follow...


Kumoricon Sentai Industry Panel Recap

Another month, another con! This time, Sentai Filmworks extends a warm welcome all the way from Portland, Oregon. That’s another US state off our bucket list! We understand that not everyone can make it to cons or had other engagements to attend to, but don’t worry, we’re providing you with a brief rundown of what we revealed at our industry panel. Thanks to everyone who made it! Love Stage!! DUB Announcement You heard Hannah correctly, this beloved LGBT title will soon be available in English for the first time, and Sentai Filmworks and director David Wald will...


Top 5 Emotional MADE IN ABYSS Moments

WARNING: Before you read, we must warn you that this blog contains MASSIVE spoilers. If you wish to be spoiler free, then do not delve any further.   You should turn back now.   You wish to continue despite what awaits? Very well.   Venture forth, brave adventurer!   Do you have the fire of wanderlust within you? Will you follow in the footsteps of those who came before and explore the unknown? The Age of Exploration has come and gone. Our satellites have mapped even the most remote land masses. Yet,...


Sentai Filmworks AWA Industry Panel Recap

Hey, Sentai Filmworks fans, we had a blast at Anime Weekend Atlanta and we hope that those of you who went enjoyed yourselves! As a special shoutout, we’d like to say thank you to everyone who attended our industry panel! For those of you who couldn’t attend our panel, worry not! Sentai Filmworks has your back and we wrote up a quick rundown on what we covered: PRINCESS PRINCIPAL DUB! This is a beloved title, so we pulled out all the stops when it came to this one. We wanted to do something special and relevant, so...


Top 5 Favorite Anime Friendships

Best friends aren’t defined by how long they’ve known each other, but by how they act towards each other. If you're fortunate enough to have a person who is willing to sacrifice sleep and lend you a helping hand at two in the morning, odds are that person is your best friend. To celebrate these friendships, we at Sentai Filmworks want to take a quick moment to highlight a few of our favorite ones that warm our hearts. Potential SPOILERS ahead! Read at your own risk. #5 Takeo and Suna - My Love Story These two...


Journey to the Center of the Sentai Shop

We were feeling adventurous the other day, so we rolled up our sleeves, assembled our equipment and set off on an expedition deep within the heart of the Sentai Shop. Our mission? To bring back choice special-grade relics for all our fans to enjoy! We are proud to announce that our quest was successful and we’re ready to show off the fruits of our arduous labor!   DISCOVERY OF BLU-RAY DISCS! It took blood, sweat, tears and hours of mining to break through into the first layer of the Sentai Shop. After emerging from the...


Summer with Sentai

The new summer anime season is officially here, and we’re busy gearing up at the Sentai office to deliver this season’s simulcasts for your viewing pleasure!  But we’d like to take a trip back through memory lane and revisit a few of our favorite titles from seasons past.   Akame ga Kill! Original Premiere: Summer 2014 Assassins slaughter their way through the corruption and injustice of the Empire in this dark fantasy series where no one is safe, and anyone can pay the ultimate price on the battlefield at any time. The price is steep indeed,...


Sentai Industry Panel Recap!

We hope you enjoyed our industry panel at AX yesterday!  Thanks to all of you who showed up! In case you couldn’t be there or caught the live stream (or you want the notes to study for next week’s exam*), we’ve compiled a quick rundown of what we covered. ANNOUNCEMENTS! Hear ye, Hear ye: The Dubs are coming, the Dubs are coming! Let it be known that Sentai Filmworks officially announced that the following titles are getting English dubs! Tada Never Falls in Love Real Girl Takunomi Love, Chunibyo & Other...


MADE IN ABYSS Official English Cast List

Premium Box Set | Complete Collection No one knows what’s at the bottom of the Abyss. No one who's ventured that far has ever returned. What is known is that the Abyss is filled with strange creatures and priceless relics that have lured generations of fortune hunters into a diabolical trap. Because while anyone can descend into the Abyss safely, coming back up triggers a nightmarish series of transformations and madness. And the deeper you go, the less chance you have of coming back unchanged. But when 12-year-old Riko receives a message that her missing mother might still be...


Sentai Filmworks Official October 2018 Slate

Ready to add to your collection?   Coming October 2018   Title:                SEVEN HEAVENLY VIRTUES Published by:    Sentai Filmworks Distributed by:  Section23 Films Run Time:         50 min. Street Date:      10/16/2018 Format:             BD Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles   SYNOPSIS:  When the fallen angel Lucifer starts raising hell down below, Heaven decides that it's time to start looking for a new savior to keep humanity from succumbing to the lure of Sin. Unfortunately, the seven beautiful angels assigned to the...


8 Strong Female Leads in Anime

These ladies have strong personalities and aren’t afraid to put you in your place. Whether it’s their physical power or their mental endurance, these characters have learned the importance of always saying what’s on their mind. Spies, princesses and assassins, these heroines demolish expectations! Main Cast – Princess Principal A show which is led by an entirely female ensemble, its hard to choose JUST one, so we decided to pick the whole main cast! Being a part of a group of spies trying to overthrow a government while trying to maintain regular lives as students would...


7 Bitter-Sweet Endings that Left Us Crying on the Floor

Some anime makes us ball our eyes out because of how sad the ending is. Others are tragic but don’t have such a depressing ending because they leave some room for hope. From ambiguous deaths to hope that characters will live on despite their passing, they’re bittersweet, and we smile through our tears because at least we have that one good thing to carry us over. We will spoil endings. Spoilers ahead. We repeat spoilers ahead. Nobunaga the Fool In the end, Nobunaga was betrayed by Mitsuhide, and was killed by him but not before...


7 Anime That Made You Think About Life

There are some thought provoking anime series that leave us scratching our heads as the visuals and symbolism of the story, invoke deeper conversations. Sometimes the only thing left after the series ends is confusion, and we just HAVE to watch it one more time to understand all the intricate story weaving details. Having said that, here are some of our favorite anime titles that made us appreciate their overall message and got us thinking about the bigger questions in life. From the New World This society has more skeletons than not. We gradually watch as...


Staff Favorites: Best Anime Moments of 2017

(Warning: Spoilers ahead. Repeat. Spoilers ahead!) There have been many series that have stolen our heart this year but there are some moments that just stick to you long after the show has finished airing. It’s those moments that make us recommend the show to anyone who is willing to listen… yes even that one friend that tells you they’re listening but really aren’t. Grimoire of Zero   The moment Albus reveals their true heritage, the viewer (and Mercenary) realize that Albus was a girl all along. Known as Sorena’s granddaughter, she had been hiding her...


Meme Monday #18

To put it mildly, a lot of things have happened since last Meme Monday. We would like to let our fans know how grateful we are to you for keeping us in your thoughts as we went through Hurricane Harvey, as well as sending good vibes to our neighbors suffering from other natural disasters. With the intent of giving some light humor, we hope these memes will put a little bit of laughter back into your heart. Elf on the Shelf (Food Wars!) You’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf, not get ready for Soma… on the diploma!...


Sentai Filmworks Summer 2017 Simulcast Full Schedule

Weekly Summer 2017 Simulcast Schedule SUNDAY Princess Principal Five girls attend Queen’s Mayfaire, a conventional and prestigious school. Under the guise of regular high school girls, they act as spies under cover. New Episodes Available on Anime Strike Every Sunday @9:30 AM CT Battle Girl High School Set in 2045, humanity struggles to survive in a world overrun by mysterious invaders called the Irousu. The Earth's only hope lies with the students of Shinjugamine Girls' Academy, a school where Star Guardians train to fight the Irousu. New Episodes...


Sentai Filmworks Takes the Plunge with ‘MADE IN ABYSS’

HOUSTON, JUNE 26, 2017 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce the addition of the fantasy-adventure MADE IN ABYSS to its Summer 2017 season. The series will soon be available to stream in the U.S. on Anime Strike, the curated on-demand anime subscription from Amazon Channels. The “Abyss” is the last unexplored region, an enormous and treacherous cave system filled with ancient relics and strange creatures. Only the bravest of adventurers can traverse its depths, earning them the nickname, “Cave Raiders.” Within the depths of the Abyss, an orphaned girl named Rico stumbles upon a robot who looks like...


Official Sentai September 2021 Slate

Title: HEAVEN'S MEMO PADPublished by: Sentai FilmworksDistributed by: Section23 FilmsRun Time: 325 min.Street Date: 9/7/2021Format: BDLanguage: English & Japanese with English Subtitles SYNOPSIS: Narumi Fujishima has never fit in with his classmates. Joining the gardening club didn't make him Mr. Popularity, as there was only one other member… but when he's introduced to a reclusive girl who lives above the ramen shop, Narumi's whole life changes radically. That's because while Alice may be a NEET (someone who is Not Employed, being Educated or in Training,) that doesn't mean that she does nothing all day. Quite the contrary. Besides collecting...


Sentai Filmworks Announces Special Appearances by “MADE IN ABYSS” Seiyuus at Anime Expo 2019

HOUSTON, TX – June 13, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced upcoming appearances by actors Miyu Tomita (Riko), Mariya Ise (Reg) and Shiori Izawa (Nanachi) as part of the “Voices of the Abyss: Meet the MADE IN ABYSS Seiyuus” panel hosted by Sentai Filmworks at Anime Expo 2019. The panel is part of a series of events that is expected to include exclusive fan interaction, autograph signing and a behind-the-scenes looks at the seiyuus’ performances in the critically acclaimed hit anime series and feature film franchise MADE IN ABYSS. Miyu Tomita was named the Grand Prix winner of the...


“MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight” Hits Theatres this Spring 2019

HOUSTON, TX — May 14, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight, the gripping follow-up to MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn released earlier this year, arrives in select theatres beginning May 27, 2019. The rollout will follow an exclusive red-carpet debut at Anime Central 2019. The film continues the adventures of Riko and Reg as they descend further into the treacherous Abyss, where they encounter vicious monsters, jaw-dropping locales and enigmatic new friends as they search for Riko’s missing mother. MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight features exclusive new animation and storytelling not shown in the...


“MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight” to Premiere at Anime Central with Red-Carpet Event

HOUSTON, TX – April 16, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced that MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight will premiere at Anime Central in Rosemont, IL, on Friday, May 17 at 8:30 p.m. Sentai Filmworks and Anime Central have teamed up to host a red-carpet event for this final film in the MADE IN ABYSS two-part compendium series. Picking up where MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn left off, Wandering Twilight continues the adventures of plucky cave raiders, Riko and Reg, as they confront the mysterious Abyss where sheer excitement and discovery are equally matched by looming danger and certain death. The film...


No Reservation Required: A Culinary Experience of the ABYSS

The Abyss doesn’t immediately spring to mind when one thinks of fine dining venues, but hear us out: Deep in the inscrutable depths of the Abyss exists a diverse culinary tradition just waiting to be sampled by any intrepid cave raider brave enough to seek it out. Not convinced? Follow the foodies at Sentai Filmworks on a culinary tour of the Abyss as we bring to light all the delectable dishes hiding just below the surface, and read on as we rate and review them on a discerning scale of one to five White Whistles. Please note...


Which 6 Anime Should You Watch Over Spring Break?

Congratulations to all you students out there! You’ve officially survived the long, dark winter semester, and spring is here at last. And now? Now it’s time for a well-deserved vacation. However, all of you have a momentous decision to make: How will you spend your spring break? May we at Sentai Filmworks be so bold as to offer a suggestion? You should spend your spring break watching anime! It’s cost-effective, convenient, and easier than actually going to Cancun. Think about it: A roundtrip ticket can cost hundreds of dollars, and that doesn’t include your hotel stay and the price...


How Deep Could You Venture in the Abyss, Brave Raider?

Take this MADE IN ABYSS quiz and find out! If you dare. What do you believe is at the bottom of the Abyss? Let us know by tagging us with @SentaiFilmworks with the social media buttons below! For more information on everything we’re bringing your way, be sure to sign up for our newsletter!  ...


FOR THE FIRST TIME, ‘MADE IN ABYSS’ COMES TO MOVIE THEATERS ACROSS THE U.S. MARCH 20 AND 25 ONLY

Exclusive Red Carpet Premiere for MADE IN ABYSS Compendium, Journey’s Dawn, to Take Place March 15 at L.A. LIVE in Addition to the Nationwide Screening HOUSTON, TX – January 29, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks and Kadokawa Pictures today announced that its first film in the two-part MADE IN ABYSS compendium, Journey’s Dawn, will screen across hundreds of movie theater locations in the U.S. Heralded as an adventure that’s both hopeful and harrowing, Journey’s Dawn will be shown in theaters on March 20 for the Japanese with English subtitled screening and March 25 for the English dub showing. The MADE...


First Film in Two-Part MADE IN ABYSS Series to Debut Spring 2019 for Special Engagement

HOUSTON, TX January 22, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced the US debut of the first film in the two-part MADE IN ABYSS compendium, Journey’s Dawn. The film’s premiere is set for March 15, 2019, at Regal Cinema (L.A. LIVE) in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The MADE IN ABYSS television series took audiences by surprise and garnered ecstatic reviews with its disarming facade that shrouded a dark masterpiece. Now, the timeless story is presented in theaters with newly added scenes and storytelling. Sentai Filmworks will host a red-carpet event coinciding with the premiere with numerous special guests including famed...


Official Sentai September 2021 Slate

Title: HEAVEN'S MEMO PADPublished by: Sentai FilmworksDistributed by: Section23 FilmsRun Time: 325 min.Street Date: 9/7/2021Format: BDLanguage: English & Japanese with English Subtitles SYNOPSIS: Narumi Fujishima has never fit in with his classmates. Joining the gardening club didn't make him Mr. Popularity, as there was only one other member… but when he's introduced to a reclusive girl who lives above the ramen shop, Narumi's whole life changes radically. That's because while Alice may be a NEET (someone who is Not Employed, being Educated or in Training,) that doesn't mean that she does nothing all day. Quite the contrary. Besides collecting...


Sentai Filmworks Announces Special Appearances by “MADE IN ABYSS” Seiyuus at Anime Expo 2019

HOUSTON, TX – June 13, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced upcoming appearances by actors Miyu Tomita (Riko), Mariya Ise (Reg) and Shiori Izawa (Nanachi) as part of the “Voices of the Abyss: Meet the MADE IN ABYSS Seiyuus” panel hosted by Sentai Filmworks at Anime Expo 2019. The panel is part of a series of events that is expected to include exclusive fan interaction, autograph signing and a behind-the-scenes looks at the seiyuus’ performances in the critically acclaimed hit anime series and feature film franchise MADE IN ABYSS. Miyu Tomita was named the Grand Prix winner of the...


Sentai Filmworks Gives You an Exclusive Preview of ACEN 2019

Hey Sentai Filmworks fans, are y'all ready for Anime Central 2019? ‘Cause we sure are! We've got some big things planned, so we wanted to give all of our fans a preview of what to expect at this year’s Anime Central! Stop by Booth IND05 for Your ACEN 2019 Merch and Convention Bags! You go to conventions because you a fan wanting that wonderful convention experience filled with fellowship and merchandise. And we have all... This. Just. For. YOU! Stop by our...


“MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight” Hits Theatres this Spring 2019

HOUSTON, TX — May 14, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks announced today that MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight, the gripping follow-up to MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn released earlier this year, arrives in select theatres beginning May 27, 2019. The rollout will follow an exclusive red-carpet debut at Anime Central 2019. The film continues the adventures of Riko and Reg as they descend further into the treacherous Abyss, where they encounter vicious monsters, jaw-dropping locales and enigmatic new friends as they search for Riko’s missing mother. MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight features exclusive new animation and storytelling not shown in the...


Official Sentai September 2021 Slate

Title: HEAVEN'S MEMO PADPublished by: Sentai FilmworksDistributed by: Section23 FilmsRun Time: 325 min.Street Date: 9/7/2021Format: BDLanguage: English & Japanese with English Subtitles SYNOPSIS: Narumi Fujishima has never fit in with his classmates. Joining the gardening club didn't make him Mr. Popularity, as there was only one other member… but when he's introduced to a reclusive girl who lives above the ramen shop, Narumi's whole life changes radically. That's because while Alice may be a NEET (someone who is Not Employed, being Educated or in Training,) that doesn't mean that she does nothing all day. Quite the contrary. Besides collecting...


Sentai Official March 2021 Slate

Title: ARAGNE: SIGN OF VERMILLIONPublished by: Sentai FilmworksDistributed by: Section23 FilmsRun Time: 75 min.Street Date: 3/2/2021Format: BDLanguage: Japanese with English SubtitlesSRP: $29.98 SYNOPSIS: There's something very wrong with the apartment that young university student Rin has rented, and it's more than just the terrible condition that it's in. There's something grim and foreboding about the place… an omnipresent atmosphere of dread that makes Rin feel as though she's constantly being watched by a thousand unblinking eyes. And the surrounding area isn't any better. Between sinister street people on strange missions, bizarre cults and rumors of a serial killer, it might seem...


Sentai Readies “MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul” for Virtual Cinema Experience

HOUSTON, TX — September 4, 2020 — Sentai announced today that it is partnering with select theater operators and technology providers to distribute MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul, the long-awaited feature film based on the acclaimed manga series by Akihito Tsukushi, to North American audiences starting September 18, 2020. The film’s updated release schedule includes virtual screenings through select cinemas for audiences at home. Dawn of the Deep Soul continues the epic adventures of young explorers Riko and Reg, who are joined by their new friend Nanachi as they descend into the Abyss’ treacherous fifth layer,...


Don’t Miss Out on “Sentai at Home,” Sentai’s Digital Anime Panel!

            Sad you missed out on Sentai at Home, Sentai’s digital anime panel? Never fear, anime fans! You can still watch Sentai at Home on HIDIVE and catch up on everything you missed. And if you don’t have a HIDIVE subscription, you can also check out Sentai at Home on YouTube!  Wondering what’s in store once you hit play? Let’s have a quick recap! Our digital anime panel comes jampacked with tons of entertaining segments, including exclusive interviews with Japanese seiyuu like Yuki Kaji...


Sentai Postpones North American Theatrical Release of “MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul”

HOUSTON, TX — March 24, 2020 — Sentai announced today that it will postpone the theatrical release of MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul from April to later in 2020 due to the global and local impact of COVID-19. The decision to delay the film’s release impacts all film locations and screenings, including international sites. “Our first priority is to ensure the safety of fans, theater staff and the broader community,” said John Ledford, Sentai CEO. “After careful consideration and deliberation, we determined that it is in the best of interest of theatergoers and the public to...


Sentai Unveils “MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul” North American Theatrical Premiere Date & Exclusive Extras

HOUSTON, TX — March 2, 2020 — Sentai announced today that MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul, the anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed MADE IN ABYSS franchise, will premiere in the United States on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Anime Boston, with nationwide theatrical distribution to follow. Accompanying the main feature are two exclusive extras, animated shorts from “Marulk’s Daily Life,” which first debuted as part of the Japanese domestic release. Dawn of the Deep Soul continues the epic adventures of young explorers Riko and Reg, who are joined by their new friend Nanachi as...


Sentai Filmworks’ Anime NYC 2019 Industry Panel Recap

Are all of you enjoying yourselves at Anime NYC 2019? We’re having a blast, and we just wrapped up our industry panel. If you couldn’t make it, don’t worry: We wrote you a recap so you could get the awesome news ASAP. To Love Ru Dub Gets a Release Date Remember how we announced the To Love Ru dub via that crossword puzzle? Well, you can stop speculating over the release date, ‘cause the English dub by director David Wald will be available on Tuesday, March 31, 2020! Even better, pre-orders begin this December. Check out the entire...


Sentai Filmworks' Anime Expo 2019 Recap

Now was that an exciting panel or what? For those of you who couldn’t make it to our panel this year, we wrote a quick Anime Expo 2019 recap blog with you in mind. Summer 2019 Simulcasts Are Coming It’s time for a brand spanking new anime season, and boy, do we have some titles for you. The fun started July 5th on HIDIVE, so head on over and start watching! Title                                                   ...


Sentai Filmworks Eyes Early 2020 Release for All-New Feature Film “MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul”

HOUSTON, TX – July 5, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced that it acquired MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul, the all new motion-picture adventure that follows the critically acclaimed MADE IN ABYSS films and anime series. The new film is expected to hit US theaters in early 2020. Dawn of the Deep Soul continues the epic adventure of plucky Riko and Reg who are joined by their new friend Nanachi. Together they descend into the Abyss’ treacherous fifth layer, the Sea of Corpses, and encounter the mysterious Bondrewd, a legendary White Whistle whose shadow looms over Nanachi’s...


Sentai Acquires “MADE IN ABYSS” Season 2

HOUSTON, TX — August 20, 2021 — Sentai announced today that it acquired the forthcoming second season of MADE IN ABYSS, the next entry in the critically acclaimed MADE IN ABYSS franchise that captivated anime audiences around the world with its epic storyline, disarmingly gorgeous production values and hauntingly beautiful soundtrack. Sentai will distribute the latest series, together with the groundbreaking first season and three feature length films, to audiences around the world (excluding Asia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and MENA).  MADE IN ABYSS’ second season follows in the footsteps of its predecessor TV season and feature films by...


Sentai Acquires “MADE IN ABYSS” Season 2

HOUSTON, TX — August 20, 2021 — Sentai announced today that it acquired the forthcoming second season of MADE IN ABYSS, the next entry in the critically acclaimed MADE IN ABYSS franchise that captivated anime audiences around the world with its epic storyline, disarmingly gorgeous production values and hauntingly beautiful soundtrack. Sentai will distribute the latest series, together with the groundbreaking first season and three feature length films, to audiences around the world (excluding Asia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and MENA).  MADE IN ABYSS’ second season follows in the footsteps of its predecessor TV season and feature films by...


MADE IN ABYSS

The mysteries of the Abyss call out to Riko and her fellow "Cave Raiders." What lurks below?...



Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn

When Riko learns her mother may have died in the perilous Abyss, she sets off with a robot boy named Reg to uncover the truth....


Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight

Determined to travel to the bottom of the Abyss, Riko and Reg leave Ozen’s Seeker Camp and delve into the treacherous Third Layer....