LOS ANGELES (Anime Expo), July 2, 2010 — Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of the new hit anime series High School of the Dead. Based on the ultra-violent manga by Daisuke Satō, directed by Tetsuro Araki (Deathnote, Black Lagoon) and produced by the internationally famed studio MADHOUSE (Deathnote, Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D-Bloodlust, Wicked City) High School of the Dead combines hordes of flesh-eating zombies with state of the art animation for one of the most action packed anime series ever!
Sentai Filmworks will be releasing High School of the Dead in both English dubbed and subtitled versions throughout North America.
A deadly new disease is ravaging the world, turning the populace into mindless zombies, and the number of infected is skyrocketing by the second. As their fellow classmates and teachers succumb to the infection around them, a small group of students at Fujimi High School are fighting for their lives after surviving the initial outbreak. Now it's up to Takashi Komuro to unite a small group of blood-soaked survivors in a desperate bid to escape! School's not just out for the summer, it may be out forever as a handful of students face the ultimate test, survival, in HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD!
About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Guin Saga, XAM'd, Clannad, Gintama, Eyeshield 21 and hit movies like Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuff and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, PLAYSTATION Network and YouTube.