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Respect Your Anime Elders!

Anime elders don’t get enough respect, which is a shame. It is so common for stories within the medium to focus on the exploits of teenagers that people are often considered old if they’re over the age of 30. The main teenage cast are the ones who ultimately save the world or fall in love, but think about it for a moment: don’t they usually get the support of someone from an older generation? Ever notice how the absence of a parental figure is a prevalent trope in anime? The probability of a teenager missing one or even both of...


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...


Around the Sentai Office – Our Top Rainy Day Anime

Nothing quite puts a damper on a spring day like a giant storm. We asked around the office and compiled a list of some of our employee’s favorites to watch under the covers while waiting out a storm.   The Garden of WordsThe Garden of Words is a perfect rainy day treat because, well, it takes place during the rainy reason. We love watching the relationship between Takao and Yukino unfold as they socialize on those rainy mornings, but never actually introduce themselves. It leaves a little bit of mystery in the air as we try to figure...


Sentai Filmworks to Dub GATE, Monster Musume, Food Wars!, and More

HOUSTON, July 2, 2016 – Today, Sentai Filmworks officially announced plans to dub, not one, but seven fan favorite anime titles from the Spring 2015 through Summer 2015 simulcast seasons. The titles were announced during the Sentai Filmworks panel at Anime Expo 2016.   Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls simulcasted during the Summer 2015 anime season, following the exciting (in more ways than one) exploits of a young man who finds himself housing one beautiful monster girl after another.   The Spring 2015 fantasy Is it Wrong to Try to...


Sentai Filmworks Serves Up “Food Wars! The Second Plate"

High-stakes culinary combat never tasted this good! HOUSTON, JUNE 29, 2016 – The culinary combat phenomenon, Food Wars!, returns this summer with its highly anticipated second season, Food Wars! The Second Plate.  Sentai Filmworks picked up this sizzling hot series and is making it available for simulcast and streaming through select digital partners. “Food Wars! has proven to be one of the most distinctive franchises in recent history,” says John Ledford, CEO, Sentai Filmworks, “We are extremely proud of its unmatched originality and fantastic blend of action and comedy which has inspired such a passionate fan following.  We...


Jump into HIDIVE

What is HIDIVE, and why should you get a subscription? It’s the newest streaming service serving up anime! From the latest and greatest to the highlights of the golden age to the most recent simulcasts, you can find it on HIDIVE. Get a subscription before April 9, 2018 the end of April to guarantee your lock-in subscription pricing of $3.99 USD/mo for two years! Not convinced yet? With your subscription, you’ll have access to HIDIVE’s biggest titles, like Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Log Horizon, The Familiar of Zero, and so many others! Plus, you’ll get to stream...


Food Wars! The Second Plate English Dub Cast List

Complete Collection Available on February 13, 2018! Premium Box Set | Standard Edition   About Food Wars! The Second Plate At the Tohtsuki Culinary Academy, the first rule is survival of the fittest, and if you don't have what it takes to become a master chef, you need to get out of the kitchen before you get burned. With the wheat of first-year students separated from the chaff, cocky former diner cook Yukihira Soma is one of the handful of kitchen whizzes still standing. As the next round of the Autumn Elections gets underway, can he...


Onii-Chan! Our 5 Favorite Anime Big Brothers

You’ve heard the phrase, “Onii-chan!” We’ve already talked about the best anime little sisters, but we need to do a shout-out to the anime big brothers too! Top 5 List of Onii-chan! Taihei Doma ( Himouto! Umaru-chan) This is an obvious choice for us, Taihei is somehow able to tolerate his hamster-hooded little sister with nearly saintly patience, even going out of his way to try to make her a functioning member of society. We are loving his character growth in the second season, Himouto! Umaru-chan R. Sora ( No Game, No Life) Sora is one-half...


Food Wars! The Second Plate Premium Box Set Reveal

Let’s get this shokugeki started! Food Wars! The Second Plate is coming home and serving up another heaping helping of foodgasm goodness. Celebrate the Autumn Elections with this limited edition premium box set, now available for pre-order at the Sentai Filmworks shop! What’s Inside the Food Wars! Second Season Box Set? Starting with the discs, this Food Wars! The Second Plate DVD/Blu-ray combo pack will include: Complete collection with English dub Reversible Disc Case Covers Disc Art Featuring the Autumn Election Challengers Clean Opening Animations (x11) Clean Closing Animations...


Sentai Filmworks Official February 2018 Slate

There’s going to be a lot to fall in love with this February at the Sentai Filmworks shop! Get a second helping of Food Wars! in the highly-anticipated second season, Food Wars! The Second Plate. You can also take home the consolidated Non Non Biyori complete collection Blu-ray, featuring both seasons of this relaxing show. To wrap up the month, take a trip to insane world of Pure Illusion with FLIP FLAPPERS, complete with the English dub! February 2018 Release Schedule Title:                 FOOD WARS! ~ THE SECOND PLATE Published by:    Sentai Filmworks Distributed by:  Section23 Films...


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!...


What Should Happen to You During a Summer Episode – According to Anime

According to anime, there are certain events that should happen to all good MCs during their summer episode. Thanks to our super-accurate birthday chart… …you can get a picture of what might happen during your summer festival episode… but what ELSE should you expect during your anime summer? Your Anime Summer Episode 101: What to Expect A Summer Festival (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun) Air out the yukata, friends, because it’s time for a summer festival! You know the kind: filled with yummy food stalls, games, secret crushes, failed confessions… wait what? A...


Food Wars! English Dub Full Cast List

Available August 15, 2017 Premium Box Set | DVD/Blu-ray About Food Wars! Ever since he was little, Soma Yukihira’s main goals have been to beat his father in a cooking contest and take over the family diner. That’s why, when his dad suddenly announces that he’s shutting the restaurant down and sending Soma to cooking school, Soma is shocked. However, Tohtsuki Academy is no ordinary cooking school. This elite institution is filled with culinary giants like Erina “God Tongue” Nakiri, who does her best to keep a lowly short-order like Soma from even making it...


Food Wars! Episode 1 – 3 Cast List

Sentai Filmworks is debuting the English dub of Food Wars! tonight at Anime Expo 2017! (insert screams of excitement here) To get ready, we’re releasing the cast list for the first three episodes. We’ll release the full cast list closer to street date, along with some cast videos so you can see our voice actors and actresses at work. To see what else Sentai is up to Anime Expo this year, check out our Anime Expo 2017 Preview! Food Wars! English Dub Crew Director ...


9 Favorite Anime Boyfriends Because We’re #ForeverAlone

First loves are a fact of life… now if only someone had told us that anime boyfriends aren’t included in that definition. What can we say? We love romance anime, especially when the main guy (or guys) is everything we want in a potential significant other. If only anime guys came with an IRL equivalent. *tears* Yamato Kurosawa (Say “I Love You”) Yamato is the anime boyfriend we all wish we had with his patient, and understanding attitude towards Mei. Yamato never pushes Mei to do anything she isn’t comfortable doing, and he listens to her when...


Anime Facial Expressions That Tell the Story of Your Life

There’s no way we’d cover the full gamut of anime facial expressions that could tell the story of your life, but we thought we’d at least try. There are a few fairly universal situations we may have all experienced at one time or another. Let’s see how many we can cover… When You Weren’t Ready for the Camera Not all of us can strike the perfect pose immediately, when a camera is pulled out! Kanae from ClassicaLoid can relate with this supposedly legit attempt at a kawaii-smile. It’s too bad that once a photo is on...


7 Weird Anime Shows You Can't Help But Love

Weird doesn’t always have to be negative. When a show goes outside of the box and treads its own path, it’s exciting to see what is in store. With these weird anime shows , not only do they bring the “weird”, but a whole plethora of incredible visuals, awesome storytelling, and engaging characters. FLIP FLAPPERS “Art house” is the best way to explain Flip Flappers. The events that happen in Pure Illusion are remarkable: with a beautiful and unique art style, it quickly catches the eye, and each episode brings a different aesthetic to the forefront....


Food Wars! Season One Premium Box Set Reveal

It’s time to get fired up for the release of the Food Wars Premium Box Set! Dive into the world of Tohstuki Academy with an in-depth look at everything inside this PBS. Specialty Chipboard Box This bento box-inspired chipboard box folds out to reveal a top layer of goodies, and bottom layer of, well, even more goodies! DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack The Season One Complete Collection contains all 24 episodes with an English dub. The cases also come with a reversible cover! Extra Helpings of Food Wars! Stuff A...


Sentai Filmworks Official August 2017 Slate

The final act of #TheDubsAreComing has arrived! We’re proud to finally unveil the premium box set for Food Wars!, containing the entire Season One complete collection. We hope you’ve brought your appetite, because we’re also releasing a monster of a collection for the long-awaited Ushio & Tora. Check out everything coming in August, and let us know what you’re excited about! Coming in August 2017: Pre-Order Now! Title:                 HIDAMARI SKETCH: HONEYCOMB COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY Published by:    Sentai Filmworks Distributed by:  Section23 Films Run Time:         300 min. Street Date:      8/8/2017 Format:             BD ...


Sentai Filmworks’ Top 10 Anime of 2016

Tis the season… for top 10 anime lists! 2016 held a lot of surprises for us, with everything from wild magical girl adventures to the ultimately unmotivated hero. Which of Sentai Filmworks’ 2016 anime were your favorites? Top 10 Anime List (Listed in No Particular Order) Please note: our list starts from the Winter 2016 season to the Fall 2016 anime season. GATE (Cour 2) Who else was waiting with baited breath for GATE to return? Although some refer to this second half of GATE as a second season, it was actually a continuation...


Meme Monday #7

It’s the third Monday of October, and we’re ready for all DA MEMES! As the month ends, we want to remind everyone that laughing is still a thing.  While we all might feel a bit down on the existential crisis that is Monday, we know you have the power to  trudge through this sluggish week. Here are some memes to keep you coming back for that paycheck. That feel when you get the good ending on Mystic Messenger… (MOMOKURI) Certain parties in the office lately have been a wee-bit obsessed with a certain...


Our Favorite Orange Haired Anime Characters

As bright as the sun, orange-haired anime characters are odd and never quite what they seem. Full of energy and curiosity, these characters excel at their over-the-top activities from volleyball to confessing their true feelings (…or not). These tangerine-haired individuals don’t let anyone get in their way. Shoyo Hinata (Haiyku!!) Known for his exuberance and high athleticism, Hinata doesn’t let defeat keep him down. He’s both audacious and tenacious and is recognized for constantly striving to do his best. While his stature is technically a weakness in volleyball, he compensates for it with his attitude. Hinata is...


Meme Monday #6

School has begun, the trees are beginning to change colors, and the pumpkin spice memes are already taking over the internet. It’s almost Fall, and we can’t wait for the cool weather and hot drinks so that we can curl up with some hot cocoa and quality anime.  Of course, all that chilling has to include anime memes, too.  The Spice of the Season (RIN-NE) You either love that it’s back, or hate it. Either way, pumpkin spice everything has become a staple of the autumn market. Rinne, well, just doesn’t have the money for that....


Meme Monday #5

Alas, another month is approaching its end! Summer is almost over, but the memes never stop. That’s a blessing, because we all know that memes are the true meaning of life.   Regardless of whether you’re nursing a sunburn, prepping to go back to school (sorry, it’s happening), or just REALLY excited that Fall is approaching (that would be us), here are some humorous happenings in the Sentai sector of the interwebs. The Feels When… (RIN-NE) The feels when you haz monies. #Rinne #RumikoTakahashi https://t.co/6VYIJkvkOV pic.twitter.com/YOqB2gnLzl — Sentai Filmworks (@Sentaifilmworks) July 30, 2016...


Food Wars! The Second Plate: Welcome Back, Soma!

It’s been a long, long… really loooooong year, but Soma, Megumi, and the rest of the finalists for the Fall Election are back to settle the score and carve their way to the top of the ranks at Tohtsuki Academy. We are positive that the knives will flurry, exotic ingredients (and clothes) will fly, and we’ll stare at our screens in wonder, drooling over culinary masterpieces that we can only hope to experience one day. Stream Food Wars! The Second Plate  Stay tuned for links and showtimes! Needless to say, these have been some...


Our Favorite Anime Redheads

Fiery, stubborn, outgoing, unique: take your pick of these adjectives that almost always can be attributed to sanguine-hued anime characters. Within anime, you can’t really be too specific with hair color, because there’s literally every color on the spectrum represented. If you don’t see a more orange haired fav on this list, don’t worry, their time will come. The Demon King (Maoyu ~ Archenemy & Hero) With a disarming smile and the nearly limitless knowledge only a member of the Library Clan could possess, the Demon King is everything you would not expect with such a...


Ask Sentai #31

This will probably be the single most satisfying #AskSentai we’ve ever published. In the spirit of Isshiki… let’s just get right to it! Will Monster Musume ever get an English dub?   I kinda want to ask: do you think there could be a Food Wars dub in the future? Yep. Are there any plans regarding the dubbing of the show GATE? Will Sentai be dubbing Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite anytime soon? Yas.   Are there plans to dub Umaru? So... I've been wondering. I feel...


5 Things to Look Forward to at the #AX2016 Sentai Filmworks Booth

Happy Friday, aka, First Day of Anime Expo 2016! Today is the day! #AX2016 is upon is. Get your shirts, merch, and more at #SentaiBooth3801 @… https://t.co/m4CkpzUAnQ — Sentai Filmworks (@Sentaifilmworks) July 1, 2016 For those of you who are lucky enough to be in LA for the biggest anime convention in North America, we know you probably have A LOT on your agenda, but you absolutely HAVE to swing by the Sentai booth. Why? Well, other than the fact that we’re awesome, here’s a few reasons. Signing Events Sentai Filmworks is hosting...


Anime Themed April Fools’ Jokes Us Anime Nerds Will Get

April Fools’ is a much loved/hated tradition of pranks and jokes throughout the world. Why is it called April Fools’ Day? Well, the term “April fool” is attributed to both the person who was pranked and the prank itself, so it’s an all encompassing sort of thing; lots of craziness to be had! Whether you’re the type to hunker down until the festivities are over, or the first to begin the day’s mischief, these anime inspired gags will tickle your funny bone. Don an “Impenetrable” Disguise (RIN-NE) Well… there’s no denying that this disguise is...


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....


Top Anime Girls and Boys Who Can Adult Like a Boss

Some people seem to always have their act together; others just can’t catch a break. For most of us - let’s be real - it’s probably the latter. But, when all the responsibilities of life get too stressful, let these amazing anime girls and guys inspire you to keep going…or in the very least to watch some anime to relax… before wrecking your to-do list! Nozaki Umetarou (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun) Living the dream, Nozaki is a high schooler who lives on his own and is the author of a well-known and successful shoujo manga. Making...


Top 10 Best New Anime Series in 2015

From portals to magical lands to buxom monster girls, 2015 was a great year both for Sentai Filmworks titles and anime in general! Now that the year is drawing to a close, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on all of the great shows that premiered this year. Sentai Filmworks proudly presents, in no particular order, our top ten list of the best new anime series from 2015*! GATE We all dreamed of entering a magical portal to some wondrous fantasy realm when we were children. Yoji Itami, otaku JSDF soldier and GATE’s main...


Thanksgiving Week Wrap Up: #AnimeIRL2015 Results

Well, this has certainly been an interesting past week. Thanks you to everyone to followed along in our #AnimeIRL2015 game!  Team Sentai Creations: As you can see, attempts were made, and frankly, most attempts were pretty darn awesome. Easing into #AnimeIRL2015 with this recreation from #GakkouGurashi! Play along: https://t.co/0OO8wlH3nA pic.twitter.com/8ZD6WGo2oB — Sentai Filmworks (@Sentaifilmworks) November 23, 2015 Had your coffee yet? #AnimeIRL2015 #istheorderarabbit https://t.co/W7aGdI64U9 pic.twitter.com/a4Aqr2KXti — Sentai Filmworks (@Sentaifilmworks) November 23, 2015 Overachiever. Presenting: the cat-pigeon cake from #CometLucifer #AnimeIRL2015 https://t.co/AuvqaLezL0 pic.twitter.com/aG4Rj6zLlU —...


6 Times Food Wars Made You Too Hungry to Function

To be fair, there were more than a few moments when Food Wars! made us want to eat the screen. Around the office, we know that doing ANYTHING with this show before lunch time is generally a bad idea. Here’s our top six times Food Wars! became a workplace distraction (and we’re talking about the FOOD here, okay?!).  The screenshots below will show you the dish and give you a taste of the reaction. Our Favorite Food Wars! Dishes Ryo Kurokiba’s French Lobster Rice with Cognac Episode 23: The Competition of the Blossoming Individuals...


Anime Restaurants and Bars We Need in Real Life

The restaurants and bars in anime seem like a world away, and after a long day at work or school, surely we’re not the only ones who want to jump through the screen for a bite. While we can only imagine what it’s like to dine in these anime restaurants, we can dream. Abundant Crop of Hostesses Pub (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) The pub that main character Bell Cranel visits throughout the series glows with a jovial atmosphere and seems abundant with good food and interesting people. One...


Ask Sentai #21: Japan Hype and SNAFU, TOO, Too!

Welcome to Ask Sentai #21! Let's get into it, shall we?   As always, if you have a question for us, make your way to our ask.fm page and let us know!   Will Shirobako get a bluray release?‎ Yes, eventually SHIROBAKO will be released on Blu-ray. Right now we don't have it scheduled for release, but I'm thinking that it will be showing up soon! Stay tuned!   Can you share anything on My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU season 2? The SNAFU fans in the office absolutely loved the...


10 Easy Anime Cosplay ideas

Easy anime cosplay sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? However, it can be done! For this post, we consulted some of the best cosplayers in the Sentai Filmworks office to develop this list of easy anime cosplay ideas for you. Sora (No Game, No Life) Throw on dark purple pants, a long-sleeve purple shirt, and layer Sora’s iconic yellow “I Heart Humanity” T-shirt on top of it. Bonus points if you can make your own arm-crown out of felt and rhinestones. Karasuno High School Volleyball Team (Haikyu!) Depending on your hair color...


Ask Sentai #20: Spooky Cosplay and Fall Anime

Welcome to another installment of ASK SENTAI! The big Parasyte premiere kept us busy all last week, so this one is a little later than usual, so let's get right down to it! As always you can hit up our ask.fm page for all your question answering needs!   Are you releasing any new slice of life anime in upcoming releases?  Yes of course! Slice of life happens to be my favorite genre, too. ;)Let's see, we've got these slice of life titles coming down the pipeline:   GLASSLIP, Hidamari Sketch: Honeycomb, Invader's of...


New Anime That Disarranges Your Brain in Episode 1

Most of the time, you walk into a new anime series with clear expectations based on the cover art, the synopsis, even a few reviews. Sometimes though, you start streaming an interesting new anime and suddenly… your mind goes ka-boom. If your mind hasn’t had a good “what the… huh?!” in a while, check out these new anime shows. School-Live! School-Live! started streaming in mid-2015, and it’s about a group of high school girls who love school so much, they live in it! Do you see this screenshot? Do. You. SEE. This screenshot? They look...


Ask Sentai #5: Demolition Matt and The Birth of LEWD

Welcome to another installment of "Ask Sentai"! Thank you guys so much for sending in your questions, hopefully we'll get to yours today! As always, if you want to ask us something go ahead and click here: http://www.ask.fm/SentaiFilmworks   Will Infinite Stratos 2, MY TEEN ROMANTIC COMEDY SNAFU and waiting in the summer get a BD release? Yes, eventually all of these titles will be released on Blu-ray.   Why is Hestia so popular? My theory is because she has good dental hygiene.     Hey Sentai, what is the status on Akame...


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 #9: Gouda Groupies and Guilty Pleasures

Howdy y'all! Welcome to another installment of "Ask Sentai"! Today we talked to a bunch of people around the office, so let's hear what they had to say about your questions. Have a question you want answered? Hit up our ask.fm page and leave us a good one!   Just saw your announcement for Hamatora. Will it be a sub-only or bilingual release? I know the answer to this, but I'm seriously trying to not get fired today, so you'll have to wait for that answer. It won't be long though!   ...


Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma"

Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, as part of their Spring 2015 anime season acquisitions. Adapted from the original work of Shun Saeki and Yuto Tsukuda, this comedy tournament series will pit a promising young cooking prodigy against a class of potential master chefs in a boiling hot battle to see who will reign supreme in the cooking arena!   Yoshitomo Yonetani will be directing the series, with series composition duties going to Shogo Yasukawa. Character designs will be provided by Tomoyuki Shitaya, with music duties going to Tatsuya Katou....


Food Wars! The Second Plate

The competition is boiling up as Soma Yukihira takes on more intense culinary challenges and even fiercer opponents!


Food Wars!

Yukihira Soma takes on the culinary world in the first season of Food Wars!