HOUSTON, JULY 22, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce the acquisition of the classic anime series Angelic Layer. Based on the best-selling manga by superstar creative team CLAMP (xxxHolic, Magic Knight Rayerath, Chobits, Cardcaptor Sakura, Blood-C), the 26 episode series deftly mixes action, humor and drama as young heroine Misaki Suzuhara discovers the unparalleled excitement of Angelic Layer, a high-tech game in which dolls called Angels are controlled by the thoughts of their operator. With slapstick support by game guide Ichiro “Icchan” Mihara and his unfortunate assistant Ogata, and the intensive character development and design that CLAMP is famous for, Angelic Layer is a must-have title for any anime fan’s collection.
A stellar lineup of talent was responsible for the task of translating Angelic Layer from manga to film. The acclaimed studio Bones (Full Metal Alchemist, RahXephon, Halo Legends, Ouran High School Host Club) was in charge of overall animation production, with direction in the hands of industry veteran Hiroshi Nishikiori (Azumanga Daioh, A Certain Magical Index, Jyo-Oh-Sei). Series composition and scripting was supervised by Ichiro Okouchi (Azumanga Daioh, Code Geass, Negima!), musical duties were performed by Kouhei Tanaka (One Piece, Sakura Wars, Assassination Classroom), and the adaptation of CLAMP’s original character designs were handled by Takahiro Komori (Darker Than Black, Scrapped Princess).
Angelic Layer will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.
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