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Sentai Filmworks Cuts Class with “Wasteful Days of High School Girls”

HOUSTON, TX – June 28, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to the comedy series Wasteful Days of High School Girls through a licensing arrangement that includes the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Bored out of her skull, Tanaka decides to give her friends some rather quirky nicknames, but they aren’t going to take her unflattering descriptions lying down. Sakuchi (who got saddled with “Ota” due to her nerdy otaku tendencies) and Saginomiya (dubbed “Robo” thanks to her deadpan...


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                                                   ...


Our Favorite Pink Haired Anime Characters

Anime is well known for its realism and true-to-life situations, characters and physics. Yeah… we all know that anime is rarely realistic when handling certain things, and hair color is probably one of the most noticeable of these aspects. In anime, you’ll find character hair colors like blue, purple, green - any color under the sun and then some! Today, we’re focusing on the pink haired characters of the anime world. Here are some of our faves. Meroune Lorelei Du Neptune (Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls) As the fifth monster girl...


Sentai Filmworks Gracefully Obtains “How Clumsy you are, Miss Ueno”

HOUSTON, TX, December 31, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it has acquired distribution rights to the series “How Clumsy you are, Miss Ueno” for the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and other select territories. Not only is Ueno the president of the science club at her junior high school, she’s a genius inventor, too! However, despite everything she has going for her, there’s one big problem she can’t seem to solve: no matter what she does, she can’t figure out how to confess to her crush, Tanaka! Can she find a way...


Sentai's Back to School Special

Welp, it’s that time of year again. When millions of children’s voices suddenly cry out in terror and are quickly silenced. When students must actually wake up before 9:00 am (how horrible). When adults can no longer enjoy traffic-free commutes to work. But fear not this inevitable event! The school year comes and goes. There is still winter and summer breaks to look forward to! And Labor Day! (Incidentally, doesn’t it bug those of you who have to start school right before that holiday? I mean, why can’t summer break be extended so school starts AFTER it? It only...


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...


Tuesday New Releases: Gatchaman II, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicles

Tuesday New Releases: April 18, 2017   Gatchaman II Complete Collection It’s been two years since the International Science Organization and their elite Science Ninja Team strike force defeated the threat of GALACTOR at the cost of Joe the Condor’s life. However, there’s no time limit on evil, and when Leader X stages a horrific attack on a cruise ship, there’s only one force in the universe with a chance of stopping them! Can the Gatchaman team adapt to working with Joe’s replacement in time to stop Leader X from mutating...


Official Sentai Filmworks April 2017 Release Slate

The Holidays are near and we come bearing gifts. The much anticipated My Love Story!! Premium Box Set! Don’t forget that you can get FREE shipping on all April pre-orders through 12/27/16 at 11:59pm CST. We have some fan favorites in here too, so scroll all the way down! Happy Holidays! Coming April 2017  Title:                 MY LOVE STORY!! PREMIUM BOX SET Published by:    Sentai Filmworks Distributed by:  Section23 Films Run Time:         600 min. Street Date:      4/25/2017 Format:             COMBO Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles SRP:                $199.98   ...


Sad Anime Drama to Watch When You Just Want to Feel Something

Sometimes you just want to have a good cry. We have gathered our favorite sad anime drama to watch for those days when you just want to feel. These stories are eloquent in the way they destroy the nonsense of our everyday lives. Angel Beats The story takes place in a school but in reality, (SPOILER ALERT) it’s Limbo. The place souls go after they have passed away. Unfortunately, this isn’t Paradise, but a place where a soul must overcome their regrets in order to pass on. As the characters battle it out, we see the tragic stories...


Cute Anime School Uniforms We'd Go Back to School For

We know it’s tough to acknowledge, but school is back in session. If you’re going back yourself, don’t worry: anime will always be there for you when the homework is done and you just can’t brain anymore. If you’re part of the lucky group that DOESN’T have to worry about going back to school, these anime school uniforms might just tempt you to consider enrolling again. 11 Eyes No outfit can prepare someone for a school year fraught with monsters, bloody alternate realities, and sinister enemies. However, Kakeru Satsuki is lucky to have not only...


Our Favorite Blue Haired Anime Characters

Anime characters with blue hair are not uncommon in our favorite titles, and they are often pretty awesome. When a character is designed with blue hair in an anime, it’s usually meant to reflect their intelligent personalities; however, it’s always fun when designers break the tropes and let the characters make the color their own! 8 of Our Favorite Blue Haired Characters Lelei La Lalena (GATE) Lelei is a blue-haired mage in the Special Region. With her unbound curiosity and frightening intelligence, Lelei is one of the first people the JSDF meets that learns enough...


Meme Monday #2

It’s that time again! Within this lovely series of tubes we call home (or the Internet, whichever) the memes never cease, and each month we’re bringing you some of the best memeifications of our shows. Some of these memes are clever, some are ridiculous, some are refreshers from memes of old, but all of them will be memetastic. Watch School Live They Said (School-Live!)   It’s moe, guys. Yep. Moe. Ridiculously Photogenic Anime Guy (Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto) Only Sakamoto could look this sparkly while trying a grocery store sample. Drop...


Ask Sentai #24: Sentai Selects and Shirts Galore

Hey guys! Welcome back to another edition of Ask Sentai! It's been a few weeks since we've done one, but let's dive straight into those questions! As always, if you have something to ask us, make sure to go to our ask.fm page and let us know!   With the release of the complete collection of From the New World coming in February, does that pretty much eliminate the chance of a CE release? It eliminates the chance of a CE any time soon, but not entirely. It may be a while be fore we revisit...


A List of Really Lucky (and Unlucky) Anime Characters

St. Patrick’s Day fell on March 17. Although the holiday is meant to honor one of Ireland’s patron saints, most folks in the USA use this holiday as an excuse to dye everything green, indulge in parades, and party. Since St. Patrick’s Day is thematically about “The Luck of the Irish,” we thought we’d take a look at some anime characters that are strangely trapped in the clutches of luck. Good or bad? We’ll let you decide. Mutta Nanba (Space Brothers) When the character himself believes that he’s inherently unlucky, you know he’s in trouble....


Anime Titles with Spectacular Background Art

Smell the roses, and take in the scenery! Luckily, you don’t have to leave the house to witness some of the most breathtaking views known to mankind. Here are just a few of our titles that will make you question whether you’re looking at art or pure magic. The Garden of Words The hum of rain and the natural beauty of a Japanese garden are interwoven in this modern marvel of animation. The Garden of Words is a tale of mutual loneliness and love that explores the complexity of wisdom and how it doesn’t...


Stream Sentai’s Winter 2016 Simulcasts on Hulu and ANO!

For this Winter 2016 anime season, Sentai Filmworks has three simulcasts lined up for you, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle, Girls Beyond the Wasteland, and Norn9! Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle “Based off the original light novel by Senri Akatsuki and illustrated by Kasuga Ayumu, this series follows a young man named Lux, the former prince of Arcadia. After an accident in the bathing area lands Lux in hot water with the kingdom’s new princess, Liseshart, he finds himself forced into a duel that pits mechanical weapons against each other. Little does he know what else lies in wait when...


“Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle” to Simulcast Exclusively on Hulu

HOUSTON, January 8, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks announced today an agreement with Hulu for exclusive simulcasting of Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle. Episodes will be available to stream through Hulu’s No Commercial and Limited Commercials subscription plans. Each episode of Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle will stream exclusively on Hulu during the first week of simulcast with select episodes available to stream on the free hulu.com one week later. Simulcasting is slated to begin January 11, 2016. For more of the latest and greatest news regarding Sentai Filmworks and its content, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on...


Ask Sentai #26: Shirtless Young Doctors and My Love Story

Guess we’ll just jump right into the New Year with our first Ask Sentai of 2016! Today, we’ll answer questions about our winter acquisitions, recommendations, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun extras, and more. When can we expect a dub announcement for My Love Story? Just curious if you're already recording! Whoa, there! Let’s hold our horses. We barely announced this week that we were even going to do a dub. We certainly haven’t started casting, but chances are that we’ll do cast announcements similar to those we’ve done in the past. 2015 anime recommendations? I think you’ve already...


Sentai Filmworks Licenses “Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle”

HOUSTON,  December 28, 2015  – Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce its latest acquisition, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle as part of its Winter 2016 anime season lineup. Based off the original light novel by Senri Akatsuki and illustrated by Kasuga Ayumu, this series follows a young man named Lux, the former prince of Arcadia. After an accident in the bathing area lands Lux in hot water with the kingdom’s new princess, Liseshart, he finds himself forced into a duel that pits mechanical weapons against each other. Little does he know what else lies in wait when he has to join the...


Ask Sentai #22: Group Efforts and Haikyu!! Hiveminds

Hey guys! Welcome to another edition of Ask Sentai! As always, if you have any burning questions for us, feel free to ask on our ask.fm account. Ok, onwards!   Hi Mr. Sentai, are there any plans to release short animes like Wakaba Girl? Yep, we actually licensed this show last season. It's super cute, and since the episodes are so short it's easy to enjoy when you have a spare few minutes. Eventually this will be available on home video. Thanks!   Do you have any titles as of this moment that...


Ask Sentai #3: Girl Love and Silky Smooth Kitties

Afternoon, all! It's time for another segment of Ask Sentai! Thanks again for sending in your questions, we are trying to answer as many as possible every week.  As always please keep sending in your queries to our ask.fm account and maybe we will answer yours!    Why isn't Super Sonico getting the LE box treatment that she deserves! D: Well, we are packing in TONS of extras on the disc, actually! We shot a lot...a LOT, of footage with Jessica, and put the juiciest bits in our release. They're pretty funny, we hope you enjoy them!...


Ask Sentai #6: Food-gasms and the Glory of Luci Christian

Yo! Time for a new Ask Sentai. Today we talk about production processes, favorite shows from past seasons, and food-gasms! Want to ask us a question? Head on over to our ask.fm profile and ask away, and maybe we will answer it. ;)   How awesome is Luci Christian? Hearing comments from other people, she is quite the sweetheart. She is VERY awesome! It's always nice to have her in the studio, I always try to sit in when she's here to listen to her do her thing. The Sonico sessions were actually super fun to do. Everyone was...


Ask Sentai #12: Survival Games and Sweet, Sweet Memories

Time for another Ask Sentai Q&A! Thank you to everyone who sends in their questions, you rock! Have a burning question for us? Head to our ask.fm page and ask away.     if you had exactly 24mins to live, what single anime eisode would you watch? (including opening and closing songs) I would 100% watch the final episode of Azumanga Daioh, no contest. Also, remember this wallpaper? Of course you do.   Is there any consideration of giving the Key Anime releases such as: CLANNAD, Angel Beats, and...


Ask Sentai #15: Danmachi Shirts and Mystery References!

Welcome to another edition of Ask Sentai! Anime Expo came and went and there are a lot of questions about what we did and announced there, so let's get started! As always, you can send in your questions to our ask.fm page and we will try our best to answer. ;)   When do you plan to release Ao Haru Ride / Blue Spring Ride? As of this moment, we haven't announced a public release date for Blue Spring Ride. It usually takes a little while for us to get materials (video masters from Japan) and...


Ask Sentai #16: Foppery and Whim? Ok.

Welcome to another edition of Ask Sentai! Due to us making our way to San Antonio for San Japan, we weren't able to put up an Ask Sentai blog last week. Anyway, let's get going! As always, if you have a question, feel free to visit our ask.fm page and let your voice be heard.   Is CHUNIBYO: HEART THROB going to be available on Blu-Ray? This is one of those titles that, for whatever reason, has a blu-ray hold back placed on it. While we always strive to release our titles with both formats readily...


Official Leviathan - The Last Defence - English Dub Voice Cast

Available February 3, 2015   Preorder Today! Blu-ray: http://bit.ly/LeviathanonBD DVD: http://bit.ly/LeviathanonDVD   About Leviathan -The Last Defense- The land of Aquafall is a paradise, where life in all forms flourishes in peace and abundance. But when meteors rain down, each impact spawns hideous monsters sent by an enemy that wants to claim the green world for its own! Fortunately, the fairy Syrup is on guard and knows exactly what to do, and recruits an extraordinary team of young women to form the Aquafall Defenders. There's the incredibly strong Jormungand, the fire-conjuring Bahamut, and the...


Sentai Filmworks February 2015 Release Schedule

February isn't only for lovers. The shortest month of the year will be long on thrills, chills, action, and just a little bit of drama to add some flavor to the mix. Space Brothers, a long awaited favorite makes it's debut in February, find out what else is in store for you below:      Title:                 GOLDEN TIME COLLECTION 2 Published by:    Sentai Filmworks Distributed by:  Section23 Films Run Time:         300 min. Street Date:      2/3/2015 Format:             DVD, BD Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles ...


Sentai Filmworks Official January 2015 Release Schedule

The new year is starting right with a giant list of new releases, including the newly acquired Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse! Check out what else is on the way from Sentai Filmworks!   Title:                 DOG & SCISSORS COMPLETE COLLECTION Published by:    Sentai Filmworks Distributed by:  Section23 Films Run Time:         300 min. Street Date:      1/6/2015 Format:             DVD, BD Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles SRP:                $59.98, $69.98   SYNOPSIS: Harumi Kazuhito could spend days at a time with his head buried in his beloved books, and little...


Official Sentai Filmworks December 2014 Release Schedule

The Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Special Limited Edition Numbered Box Set will be here just in time for the holidays, so look no further for that special stocking stuffer for your die hard anime fans, Sentai’s got you covered! Check out what else we’ll have for December below:   Title:                 DIABOLIK LOVERS COMPLETE COLLECTION Published by:    Sentai Filmworks Distributed by:  Section23 Films Run Time:         195 min. Street Date:      12/2/2014 Format:             DVD Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles SRP:                $29.98 SYNOPSIS: Yui Komori has spent her life sheltered by the...


Sentai Filmworks Licenses Leviathan ~ The Last Defense ~

HOUSTON — Can three lone girls turn the tide of an alien invasion? Find out in Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: the animation series Leviathan ~ The Last Defense ~! Based on a new mobile game launched in Japan by the global nobile social company GREE[1], this 13episode series is directed by Kenichi Yatagai and features character designs by Takaharu Okuma (Kotoura-san) with series composition by Yasunori Ide (Hanaukyo Maid-tai), sound direction by Yosuke Morita and music by Shiho Terada (Inazuma Eleven GO) and Tomoki Kikuya (Hidamari Sketch). There lands of Aquafall were a paradise, where water flows freely, the hills...


Sentai Filmworks Licenses Little Busters! Refrain

HOUSTON— Lightning strikes twice in Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: Little Busters! Refrain. Yoshiki Yamakawa (Maid Sama, Kill Me Baby) returns to direct this 26 follow up to the original series. Also returning are Haruko Iizuka, character design and Michiru Shimada, series composition. Riki Naoe and his teammates have finally managed their goal of forming a complete baseball team for the Little Busters. Or have they, in fact re-united one?All along there has been something odd going on, a strange sense of déjà vu, and even as the Little Busters finally join together to become a working whole, the personal...


Sentai Filmworks Licenses Grave of the Fireflies

HOUSTON, December 1, 2011— Sentai Filmworks proudly announces the company’s acquisition of distribution rights for the critically acclaimed animation masterpiece GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES. Based on the semi-autobiographical retellings of survivor Nosaka Akiyuki and directed by Iaso Takahata (co-founder, with Hayao Miyazaki, of Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli, the studio that performed the animation duties for the film,) GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES has been universally hailed as both an artistic and emotional tour de force, with famed critic Roger Ebert calling the feature “An emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation” and stating that “it belongs on...


Sentai Filmworks Official June 2014 Release Schedule

Title:                 AMNESIA COMPLETE COLLECTION Published by:    Sentai Filmworks Distributed by:  Section23 Films Run Time:         300 min. Street Date:      6/3/2014 Format:             DVD/Blu-ray Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles SRP:                $59.98/$69.98 SYNOPSIS:  She runs through the flaming building seeking escape.  She struggles in the water, desperate to keep afloat.  And then she wakes in the hospital, with no knowledge of how she got there or memory of who she was.  People she doesn’t know come to visit her, but only the one that no one...



Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle

Lux Arcadia, a fallen prince, offends the new princess, Lisesharte, and ends up attending an all-girls Drag-Knight academy.


Little Busters! Refrain

Riki Naoe grows closer to solving the world's mysteries, but his search might break up the Little Busters!



Grave of the Fireflies

Young Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned and struggle to survive in this heartbreaking story about the casulaties of war.


ef ~ a tale of memories

Hirono finds himself the center of a love triangle while Renji and Chihiro try to slow time in order to make it last.


ef ~ a tale of melodies

Two stories of romance are interwoven across time and locations in this sequel to ef: A Tale of Memories.