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Old 06-13-12, 10:09 PM
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we will release it on DVD next year. English dub, and the Japanese language with English subs.

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We have all rights to Poppy Hill in North America, not just theatrical
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Poppy Hill will be in this year's Oscars race. Disney didnt pass - we just made a good case. We remain very friendly with them.
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You'll see a DVD/BD release from us, after the theatrical release. Setting plans now
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SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES”

HOUSTON, June 14, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is extraordinarily proud to announce the forthcoming release of the year’s most eagerly awaited animated feature, CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES! The latest brainchild of writer/producer/director Makoto Shinkai, the pioneering creator who first turned the Japanese animation industry on its head by producing the hit VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR almost single handedly using his own personal computer, CHILDREN will be Shinkai’s longest and most complex film to date and promises to further continue the director’s evolution as one of the most important emerging talents in the animation industry. Joining Shinkai once again are some of his most trusted collaborators, including composer TENMON, who has created the score to every Shinkai film since the director’s first short, SHE AND HER CAT; animation director/character designer Takayo Nishimura and art director Takumi Tanji, who have both risen up the production chain with Shinkai, having begun as an animator and background artist respectively on THE PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLY DAYS and 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND; and most especially the ground-breaking production company ComixWave Films, which has distributed all of Shinkai’s major works to date.

Strange sounds in the darkness… Unearthly music from an old crystal radio… These are all the warning Asuna Watase has before a simple walk to her clubhouse catapults her into a nightmarish adventure that will take her beneath the Earth to a lost land beyond the realm of legend! Attacked by a strange monstrous creature, rescued by a mysterious stranger and pursued by a relentless enemy, Asuna finds herself enmeshed in a centuries old mystery that will bind her to a strange young defender and lead her inevitably, towards a secret that may hold the key to life itself! From Makoto Shinkai, the critically acclaimed anime wunderkind who’s thrilled audiences around the world with the masterworks VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR and THE PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLY DAYS, comes an all new, dark and truly epic journey into a world you’ve never seen before: CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES!

CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES will begin theatrical release on June 26 – July 3 at the Nuart Theater in Los Angeles. General release through digital channels will follow with a home video release on DVD & BD later this year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.


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RYO-KU-BU: FAST BREAK

HOUSTON, June 27, 2012— Sentai Filmworks announced today that the show’s production committee has requested a buy-back of the home video rights to this show from all of the committee’s licensees outside of Asian territories. In the interest of cooperation, Sentai Filmworks is complying with the committee’s request with respect to the home video rights only.

RYO-KU-BU: FAST BREAK will continue to be available through TV, Streaming and other digital sources.

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Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.

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Whether rights for Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne-, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, and ZETMAN (said to include DVD from one report @ con) include full home video remains to be seen.

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Neon Alley’s schedule will include a mix of action, adventure, science fiction, supernatural, fantasy, and horror anime, all uncut and dubbed in English, and presented in HD (when available). Programming will include blockbuster anime titles like NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, INUYASHA: THE FINAL ACT, and DEATH NOTE, and will allow fans to discover new titles such as TIGER & BUNNY, BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC, ZETMAN, and NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN, along with original content that provides news and behind-the-scenes access for fans of anime and manga.
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Exclusive English Dubbed Premieres of:
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“LEGEND OF THE HEROES ~ TRAILS IN THE SKY”

HOUSTON, June 29, 2012 — The blood of heroes is a nice addition to any family line, and Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition: Legend of the Heroes ~ Trails in the Sky. Based on the hit video game of the same name, Legend of the Heroes features direction by Masaki Tachibana (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0), series composition & screenplays by Makoto Uezu (Utawarerumono, Akane Iro no Somaru Saka) and character designs by Atsuko Nozaki (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0)

Ten years ago, a massive invasion by the Erebonian Empire almost shattered the Kingdom of Liberl, piercing to the heart of Capital City before being driven back by a determined counteroffensive led by Cassius Bright. Now, as the invaders pace behind the northern borders, coveting the small kingdom’s magic and high technology, Liberl slowly rebuilds with the aid of the Bracer’s Guild, whose mystical use of “Craft” is even more intrinsic to the nation’s defense than its own army. For young Estelle Bright, daughter of Cassius, this is all just ancient history that she and her adopted brother Joshua learned as kids. But history has a way of repeating itself, and as they prepare to join the Bracers Guild themselves, sinister forces are preparing to thrust them into the familiar family situation of being in the worst possible place when mayhem breaks out. Because when their father’s airship goes suddenly missing, of course it only makes sense to two green, but extraordinarily capable, young teenagers to strike out on a rescue mission of their own!

Legend of the Heroes ~ Trails in the Sky will be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow later this year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.
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“HIIRO NO KAKERA ~
THE TAMAYORI PRINCESS SAGA”

HOUSTON, June 29, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce their acquisition of Hiiro no Kakera ~ The Tamayori Princess Saga. Director Bob Shirohata (Gravitation, Hetalia Axis Powers) and script writer Yoshiko Nakamura bring this otherworldly tale of fate to life with help from character designs by Naoyuki Onda (To-Y, Gantz) and music by Hikaru Nanase (Kimikiss: Pure Rouge, Canaan).

Every girl dreams of being an enchanted princess, but how many stop to think about all the grim and horrible things that happen in fairy tales? That’s a lesson Tamaki learns all too graphically when she’s attacked by creatures she thought only existed in myths! Fortunately, she’s rescued by an extraordinary young man: one who’s not only part demon; but her future classmate as well, and one of the group of protectors that Tamaki will need if she’s going to fulfill her destiny as a Tamayori princess. A destiny that no one’s bothered to tell her she’s inherited until just now! And if it wasn’t bad enough to learn that every plan she’d had for the future has to change, to top it all off, Tamaki still has to start attending a new high school as well! The new girl in school will have to learn how to deal with some very, very old school-type problems in a hurry in Hiiro no Kakera ~ The Tamayori Princess Saga!

Hiiro no Kakera ~ The Tamayori Princess Saga will begin release through select digital outlets soon with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.
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“HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE II”

HOUSTON, June 29, 2012— Sentai Filmworks announces its acquisition of the second season of the hit series HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, based upon best-selling author Minoru Kawakami’s ongoing, eight-book franchise. Season 2 will once again directed by Manabu Ono (My Hime, Saki,) and employ a staff of four Character Designers - Tomoyuki Fujii, Shinya Nishizawa, Yukiko Aikei and Kanta Suzuki- to adapt the original concepts by Satoyasu (TENKY), while script supervision and adaptation remains in the capable hands of Tatsuhiko Urahata (Nana, Master Keaton, Monster, Strike Witches 2.)

Taking advantage of the opportunity that the Mikawa Conflict provides, Tori and his comrades attempt to rescue Horizon from the Testament Union. But even as the Floating City Musashi speeds towards its next destination, the Floating Island England, Tres Espańa is preparing its own armada for war against the British Islanders. Now, as the quest of Horizon’s emotions builds to its climax, Tori’s new battle is about to begin in the land ruled by the Fairy Queen! The reenactment of the history described in the mysterious Testament continues as the secret of the Armor of Deadly Sins is unleashed in the spectacular second season of Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere!

HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE II will soon be available digitally, with a home video release on DVD & BD to follow in 2013.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.
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17:23:03 Aoi Hana
17:24:06 Sweet Blue Flowers
17:24:14 complete series on DVD 2013
17:24:21 spring or early summer early 2013

AOI HANA: Sweet Blue Flowers

Right Stuf also announced the acquisition of the license for AOI HANA: Sweet Blue Flowers, the 11-episode anime adaptation of the manga by Takako Shimura (Wandering Son). This character-driven, coming-of-age drama features direction by Kenichi Kasai (Honey and Clover) and animation by J.C. Staff (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Nodame Cantabile). The series succeeded Ristorante Paradiso in Fuji TV’s Noise timeslot and was also simulcast by Crunchyroll. In 2009, it was recognized by the jury of the 13th Japan Media Festival Arts Awards as a recommended work.

Aoi Hana: Sweet Blue Flowers will be released as a complete series DVD set in 2013 with Japanese audio, plus English subtitles and on-screen translations.

For more information about the series, visit comingsoon.rightstuf.com.


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17:21:19 Hyakko
17:22:34 complete series on DVD 2012
17:22:52 probably spring

Right Stuf also announced its license for the 13-episode television series HYAKKO.

The slice-of-life comedy – about a quartet of high school girls and their classmates at a large, private school – is based on the Hyakko manga by Haruaki Katō and published by Flex Comix. It features animation by Nippon Animation, as well as the vocal talents of Aya Hirano (“Haruhi Suzumiya,” “Lucy” in Fairy Tail), Fumiko Orikasa (“Rukia” in Bleach), Michiko Neya (“Riza Hawkeye” in Fullmetal Alchemist), and Yurika Ochiai (“Keiko” in Uta~Kata). It aired during Fall 2008 on TV Tokyo and was simulcast outside of Japan by Crunchyroll.

Hyakko will be released as a complete series DVD set in 2013 with Japanese audio, plus English subtitles and on-screen translations.

For more information about the series, visit comingsoon.rightstuf.com.


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17:20:53 Ristorante Paradiso
17:21:11 complete dvd set fall 2012

Right Stuf announced its license for RISTORANTE PARADISO, the adaptation of the Ristorante Paradiso and Gente manga by Natsume Ono (House of Five Leaves, Not Simple). The 11-episode television series features animation by David Production (The Book of Bantorra). It aired in Japan during Fuji TV’s late-night anime Noise timeslot and was simulcast by Crunchyroll. The manga series is currently available from VIZ Media.

Ristorante Paradiso
will be released as a complete series DVD set in Fall 2012 with Japanese audio, plus English subtitles and on-screen translations.

When Nicoletta was a little girl, her mother, Olga, abandoned her and ran off to Rome to remarry. Now, 15 years later and a young woman, she travels to Rome with the intention of ruining her mother’s life. She tracks Olga down to a restaurant called Casetta dell’Orso, but the second Nicoletta steps through its door, everything changes. It’s a peculiar place staffed entirely by mature gentlemen wearing spectacles, and like their clientele, she is helpless against their wise smiles and warm voices. Before Nicoletta realizes it, her plans for vengeance start to fade, and she’s swept up in the sweet romance of everyday Italian life.

Visit comingsoon.rightstuf.com for more information about the series.

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Introducing LUCKY PENNY & A Renewed Focus for NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT

Following the acquisition announcements, Kleckner introduced Lucky Penny Entertainment, a new Right Stuf studio-label that will be dedicated to releasing high-quality and budget-friendly editions of both anime fan favorites and niche titles. The first series to be released under the Lucky Penny label will be Ristorante Paradiso, Hyakko and Aoi Hana: Sweet Blue Flowers. For more information about Lucky Penny and its upcoming releases, visit www.luckypennyent.com.


Nozomi Entertainment will now serve as Right Stuf’s signature line, with a renewed emphasis on releasing collectors’ editions of critically acclaimed and notable series. New Nozomi acquisitions will be released first as limited-edition sets with collectors’ art boxes and other premium features and/or content, such as those included with the limited-edition Revolutionary Girl Utena and Martian Successor Nadesico Complete Collection DVD box sets. For more information about Nozomi Entertainment and its releases, visit www.nozomient.com.


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The first repackaged season of Maria Watches Over Us (Maria-sama ga Miteru) will be released in September 2012, with the remaining seasons scheduled through Fall 2012 and Winter 2013. Visit maria-sama.rightstuf.com to view the trailers for each season and to find out more about the series.
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“HAKUOKI REIMEIROKU”

HOUSTON, June 29, 2012 — Everyone knows about the Shinsengumi. Discover what happened before them in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Hakuoki Reimeiroku. Directed by Osamu Yamasaki (Yotoden, Toward the Terra), this prequel to the popular Hakuoki series features character designs by Atsuko Nakajima (Trinity Blood, Get Backers), sound direction by Yukio Nagasaki (tsuritama, Someday’s Dreamers II Sora) and music by Kou Otani (Another, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing).

The year is 1863 and as Japan’s long festering wounds of political discord erupt into violent waves of street clashes and murder, the Tokugawa Shogunate sends a new force of masterless samurai called the Roshigumi to the aid of the Aizu forces in Kyoto. However the new “police” are anything but a cohesive force and assassination has already split them into two opposing factions. The stronger is led by the brutal Serizawa Kamo and the lesser by the more honorable but less assertive Isami Kondo. It is into this pack of wolves that Ryunosuke Ibuki is dragged by the rabid Serizawa. Forced to be a virtual slave by blood debt, he hates the samurai and everything they stand for. But as he sees how the other half of the samurai live, he begins to believe that there may still be a chance, for both himself and Japan, if only Kondo will step up and take down the mad dog Serizawa! Historical truth provides the bloody groundwork for cloak, sword & dagger on an epic scale in the spectacular prequel to Hakuoki, HAKUOKI REIMEIROKU!

Hakuoki Reimairoku will be available soon through select digital outlets with a bilingual home video release to follow next year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.
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Hyakko will be released as a complete series DVD set in 2013 with Japanese audio, plus English subtitles and on-screen translations.
I love this show. Glad to see it's finally getting a US release.
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“MAYO CHIKI!”

HOUSTON, June 30, 2012 — Get ready to throw down with Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition: Mayo Chiki!. Directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Nyankoi!, Hayate the Combat Butler) and featuring character designs by Kosuke Kawamura and music by Yukari Hashimoto (Mawaru Penguindrum, MM!).

When you’ve got acute gynophobia, even a pretty girl can be a malady, and as the sparring partner for his family of female wrestlers, Sakamachi Kinjiro has the worst case EVER! Just one touch makes his nose bleed, so school’s a bloody nightmare even before Kanade, the Principal’s twisted daughter, deduces both Kinjiro’s “feminine issue” AND that his name contains the sounds “Chi” and “Kin” back to back. But Chi-Kin’s female troubles don’t totally redline until a wrong turn in the men’s room exposes the secret Subaru, Kanade’s manservant, has been hiding in the water closet. (Well, to be fair, we should say WOmanservant.) And if Subaru’s cross reactions concerning her cross-dressing aren’t enough of a drag, Kinjiro’s girl problems also include a haunted martial artist (with ghosts); a cat-eared fetishist (meow!); AND his own sister, whose interest in “wrestling” a certain incorrectly packaged butler may result in an unexpected ending! And that’s JUST the set up! The maiden parts will fly, the punch lines will be below the belt and the butler will be cross-dressed to kill as Kinjiro goes stark-raving “Girl Crazy” in MAYO CHIKI!

Mayo Chiki! will be available through digital outlets and on subtitled DVD later this year.

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[email protected] XENOGLOSSIA”

HOUSTON, June 30, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce their latest acquisition: [email protected] Xenoglossia. Directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai (Toradora!, Waiting in the Summer) this 26 episodes series features character designs by Hiroshi Takeuchi (Bodacious Space Pirates), music by Tsuneyoshi Sato (Fafner, Descendants of Darkness) and is produced by SUNRISE.

107 years ago, the Moon was destroyed in a massive cataclysm that shattered Earth’s former satellite into 81 quintillion tons of orbital debris. However, thanks to super-science, the Earth itself was saved and today no one really thinks much about that century-past disaster. Which is why when teenage Haruka Amami auditions for something called the Idolmaster Project, she THINKS she’s trying out to be a singing idol. Instead, Haruka finds herself at a secret school run by the Mondenkind Agency, living with a group of other girls who have also been selected as candidates to pilot an iDOL - an advanced robot specifically designed to intercept falling chunks of moon rock. Except, the people who run the Mondenkind Agency aren’t exactly knights in shining armor. And then there’s the question of whether the iDOLs are really JUST robots. Because from almost the first moment, Haruka starts to feel emotions resonating from within the iDOL called Imber. The mysteries are mounting, the competition is furious and the mission to save Earth is on in [email protected] XENOGLOSSIA!

[email protected] Xenoglossia will be available through digital outlets and on subtitled DVD later this year.

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“NATSUYUKI RENDEZVOUS”

HOUSTON, June 30, 2012 — The marriage vows state “until death do us part”, but even death may not be able to break the bonds in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, the brand new show from Fuji TV’s popular noitaminA block. Based on the work of spirited female manga artist Haruka Kawachi, whose offerings are highly anticipated, this bittersweet romance is directed by Kou Matsuo (Kurenai, Yozakura Quartet) who will employ pre-scoring, or recording of the voice tracks before the animation is complete, for this ground-breaking series. Character designs are by Junichiro Taniguchi (Ryoko’s Case File) and music by Ken Muramatsu (Kurenai).

Hazuki may be near-sighted, but he knows true beauty when he sees it and the delicate form of flower shop owner Rokka draws him in like a bee to honey. So, hoping to cultivate a relationship between them, Hazuki takes a part time job at her shop, only to discover two huge thorns preventing the nurturing of any romance. The first, the fact that Rokka is still grieving for her late husband Shimao, would be enough to snip most men’s ardor short, but it’s the second that really threatens to make Hazuki’s forlorn hopes wilt. Because while Shimao is most definitely deceased, he hasn’t yet departed and his spirit is still living in Rokka’s apartment! Except only Hazuki can see him, which leads to a very strange romantic triangle indeed. Are Hazuki’s chances with Rokka as dead as the man who still lives in her house? Or can he somehow make love blossom even though there’s an interloper pushing up the daisies between them? One way or another, the ground’s going to be rocky and someone or something’s likely to get nipped in the bud in NATSUYUKI RENDEZVOUS!

Natsuyuki Rendezvous will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow next year.


About noitaminA: With a top rated late-night anime time slot and major advertising sponsorship from Japan’s largest corporations, Fuji Television’s prestigious noitaminA block was designed to drive creativity and innovation in the art of anime. Assembling high profile teams of creators to produce eight new half hour series per annum, from both famous literary works and original concepts, noitaminA has consistently produced unique and innovative programming that pushes the boundaries of animation to its edge and beyond.
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Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.
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“CAMPIONE!”


HOUSTON, June 30, 2012 — When you knock off a god, is it homicide, deicide or a really nasty secular dysfunction? Find out in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition: Campione! Based on the light novels by Jo Takezuki, Campione! is directed by Keizou Kusakawa (Dog Days, Ro-Kyu-Bu!) with series composition by Jukki Hanada (Princess Jellyfish, Rozen Maiden), character designs by Masakazu Ishikawa (Squid Girl) and music by Tatsuya Katou (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, MEDAKA BOX).

Some people suddenly find religion, but for 16 year old Kusanagi Godo, it’s that REALLY old time religion that’s found him! As the result of defeating the God of War in mortal combat, Godo’s stuck with the unwanted position of Campione, or God Slayer, whose duty is to fight Herectical Gods whenever they try to muscle in on the local turf. Not only is this likely to make Godo roadkill on the Highway to Heaven, it’s also a job that comes with a lot of other problems. Like how to deal with the fact that his “enhanced status” is attracting a bevy of overly-worshippy female followers. After all, they’re just there to aid him in his demi-godly duties, right? So why is it that their leader, the demonically manipulative sword-mistress Erica Brandelli, seems to have such a devilish interest in encouraging some VERY unorthodox activities? Get ready for immortal affairs, heavenly harems and lots of dueling deities taking pious in the face as the ultimate smash, bash and thrash of the Titans rocks both Heaven and Earth in CAMPIONE!

Campione! will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow next year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.
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“LA STORIA DELLA ARCANA FAMIGLIA”


HOUSTON, June 30, 2012 — Will it be happiness? Romance? Or sleeping with the fishes? Find out what’s in the cards in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, La storia della Arcana Famiglia. Directed by Chiaki Kon (When They Cry – Higurashi, Junjo Romantica) and featuring character designs by Mai Matsuura and series composition by Massanao Akahoshi (Freezing, Ikki Tousen: Great Gaurdians).

Things are NOT going well for Felicitá. For years, the island of Regalo, has been protected by her father’s ”organization,” the Arcana Tarroco, whose success is due in no small part to the members’ unusual skills with Tarot Cards, not to mention the usual guns and knives. But now, unexpectedly, her father has decided to retire and, while the fact that his position will be filled by the winner of a series of duels doesn’t worry Felicitiá, the fact that he’s decided to throw HER into the contest as part of the prize certainly does! Especially since some of the contestants are her cousins, which is keeping things WAY too much in the family! Fortunately, our lady shark has two aces up her sleeve: as the head of the Swords division, she’s eligible to compete for herself, and with her favored Card, The Lovers, she can snoop into the minds of her would be suitors/rivals! It’s just too bad they have their own card tricks! Roll the Batchelorette, the Sopranos and that crazy Gypsy from the fair into an insane anime calzone, half-bake thoroughly and you’ve gotta lotta spicy mayhem ahead in LA STORIA DELLA ARCANA FAMIGLIA!

La storia della Arcana Famiglia will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow next year.


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Flower Mound, TX –JUNE 30, 2012- FUNimation Entertainment announced today at Anime Expo they have acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, streaming, and mobile rights to the complete anime series, Aria the Scarlet Ammo. The series is directed by Takashi Watanabe, best known for directing Ikki Tousen, Shakugan no Shana, and Slayers Revolution.

Series synopsis:
Kinji is a junior at a high school for mercenaries. He just wants to be normal, but his secret condition—he turns into an ace killer when he’s turned on by the female form—triggers a fiery transfer student’s unrelenting desire to make him her partner. Additional information may be found at: http://www.funimation.com/aria-the-scarlet-ammo

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They have also acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, and mobile rights to the complete anime series, Jormungand. The series is directed by Keitaro Motonaga, best known for directing Katanagatari, Getbackers and School Days.

Series synopsis:
A ruthless arms dealer on a quixotic quest for world peace. A child soldier born into chaotic conflict. Their lives will intertwine as they journey together through the seedy underbelly of the world's arms market. Additional information may be found at: http://www.funimation.com/jormungand

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FUNimation has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, streaming and mobile rights to the complete anime series, Blood-C, as well as the movie Blood-C: The Last Dark. Production I.G and CLAMP co-produced the project directed by Tsutomu Mizushima, best known for directing Big Windup! and Squid Girl.

Series synopsis:
Saya Kisaragi is a clumsy girl with a secret. She attends school, goes to the café with her friends and is always in a rush during the day. At night she becomes a hunter, protecting her town from monsters. As she battles these monsters she finds herself faced with uncertainty regarding her identity and purpose. In order to protect her friends Saya must become stronger or else face turning into a monster herself. Additional information can be found at http://www.funimation.com/blood-c

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In addition, broadcast, home entertainment, streaming and mobile rights have been acquired to the complete anime series, Michiko & Hatchin. The series is produced by studio Manglobe and directed by Sayo Yamamoto, best known for her storyboard work on Death Note, Gunslinger Girl and Eureka 7.

Series synopsis:
After escaping from prison, the sexy criminal Michiko rescues an abused girl known as Hatchin. The two are about as opposite as they come, but their fates become intertwined through the connection of a man from both their pasts. On the run from the police and Hatchin’s abusive foster parents, the unlikely duo set out to find this man and ultimately discover their freedom. Additional information can be found at http://www.funimation.com/michiko-hatchin

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FUNimation has also acquired the broadcast, home entertainment and streaming rights for the Production IG anime series, Appleseed XIII.

Series synopsis:
After facing massive destruction from a devastating war, the city Olympus has become the last stronghold as the center of command for the world. In order to protect the city from a group of terrorists known as the Argonauts, former LAPD SWAT member, Deunan Knotts, runs special military forces consisting of Biroids (cloned humans) and her cyborg partner Brialeos. Knotts must protect the city at all costs but is met with difficulties when Al Ceides, the Argonaut leader thought to be dead, resurfaces and causes problems. Additional information can be found at http://funimation.com/appleseed-xiii

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Fans of the popular series, Ikki Tousen, will be pleased to know that FUNimation has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, streaming, and mobile rights for the third and fourth seasons: Ikki Tousen – Great Guardians and Ikki Tousen – Xtreme Xecutor.

Ikki Tousen – Great Guardians synopsis:
Hakufu’s dreams of participating in new fights and tournaments are put on hold as new obstacles block her path. Her friends have lost faith in her, new enemies appear, and a younger sister she never knew existed suddenly shows up on her doorstep. If Hakufu ever hopes to compete worldwide, she’s going to have to deal with her issues at home first.

Ikki Tousen – Xtreme Xecutor synopsis:
Life gets crazy for Hakufu when she takes on a pupil that acts just like her! A tournament between the school heads start, but due to Hakufu’s negligence, her pupil ends up taking her place. The tournament isn’t what it seems, and the girls find themselves in the middle of a plot to take over the clans. Additional information can be found at http://funimation.com/ikki-tousen

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Two new simulcasts have also been added to this year’s acquisition announcements. FUNimation has acquired the simulcast rights for Binbougami ga! and Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero.

Binbougami ga! series synopsis:
At the expense of the people and things around her, Sakura has absorbed so much “happiness energy” that she has caused an energy imbalance in the world. In order to return balance to the world, the Poverty God, Momiji, sets out to take away Sakura’s ability to absorb this energy. Will Momiji be able to put a stop to Sakura’s absorbing abilities, or will the God succumb to her happiness? Additional information can be found at http://www.funimation.com/binbougami-ga

Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero series synopsis:
Hero defeats bad guy. Good triumphs over evil. The end. Or, at least that's how it usually goes. But what happens after the hero goes home? Our hero, Ohtorizawa Akatsuki, is about to find out that sometimes the greatest adventure starts once happily ever after ends. Additional information can be found at http://www.funimation.com/aesthetica-of-a-rogue-hero

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And finally broadcast, home entertainment, and theatrical rights have been acquired to the complete anime series, Eureka 7: Astral Ocean. The series is a sequel to Eureka 7 and is created by Bones, best known for producing Wolf’s Rain, Soul Eater, Darker than Black and several other acclaimed series.

Series synopsis:
The story is set on Okinawa's isolated island of Iwado, which has seen a growing movement advocating a return to an autonomous government. Ao Fukai, a 13-year-old boy with a missing father, lives on the island with an old doctor named Toshio and is about to enter middle school. Ao's mother was taken away a decade ago by unknown individuals. Naru Arata, Ao's 13-year-old childhood friend and the story's heroine, lives with her father, older sister, and grandmother. She has a "Yuta" power awakened within her due to an incident when she was young. A mysterious entity called "Secret" suddenly appears and launches an attack on the Scub Coral lifeform on the island. Ao launches a certain military FP called "Nirvash" aboard a Japanese military transport in his fervent desire to protect the island. Additional information can be found at http://www.funimation.com/eureka-seven-astral-ocean


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“QWASER OF STIGMATA”

HOUSTON, July 1, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce thier latest acquisition: Qwaser of Stigmata. Directed by Hiraku Kaneko (Aquarian Age, Godannar) and featuring character designs by Makoto Uno (Gravion, Love Hina) and music by Tatsuya Katou (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, MEDAKA BOX) this series consists of two seasons and one OVA for a total of 37 episodes.

When Mafuyu Oribe and her adopted sister Tomo rescue a strange wounded man, they have no idea what they’re getting involved with or what the consequences will be. Alexander Nikolaevith Hell is an Iron Qwaser, one of many opposing factions of super-warriors who can each draw upon the power of an element and wield it as an almost unstoppable array of weapons. And unfortunately for Mafuyu, Alexander’s faction is there to gather the mystical relics known collectively as the High Circuit, which puts her friends, family and school at ground zero in a battle for the fate of all mankind! But there’s an even more disturbing twist, as Qwasers require a special liquid diet to manifest their powers, one provided by the women who serve as a Qwaser’s partner. And THAT means that the nursing Mafuyu’s already given Alexander isn’t the only kind of nursing he needs! Get ready for one of the wildest, weirdest animes to EVER come out of Japan as the courage within a woman’s breast unleashes a whole new kind of mayhem in QWASER OF STIGMATA!

Qwaser of Stigmata will be available through digital outlets and on uncut, subtitled DVD later this year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
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Not a complete formal announcement, but bits of information from the Production I.G panel @ AX...

We know GKids Films is the theatrical distributor for A Letter to Momo. Does this mean they will be releasing the movie on home video (like From Up on Poppy Hill)?

09:30:35 Next one is a Letter to Momo
09:30:47 This is actually a very non-production I.G. like show, it's very ghibli
09:31:26 we've had this at many film festivals and won the grand prize at the NYICFF
09:31:32 and the licensor is Gkids
09:31:38 who has the Ghibli license
09:31:42 and they are hoping to release it this year
09:32:04 trailer
09:34:42 took 7 years to produce
09:34:48 all 2d with a little bit of 3d
09:34:50 all hand drawn
09:35:05 written and directed by Hiroyuki Okiura, the director of jinroh
09:36:03 Did making Jinroh hurt his soul so much that he made this?
09:36:42 I don't know, but he loves to do stuff, the very kid stuff... jinroh, he wanted to start from his own original concept, he didn't write the scripts

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“DETROIT METAL CITY: THE ANIMATED SERIES”

HOUSTON, July 1, 2012 — Get ready for the ear-splittingest, skull-smashingest band to ever assault your senses in Sentai Filmworks latest acquisition: Kiminori Wakasugi’s Detroit Metal City: The Animated Series. Featuring direction by Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushi-Shi) and pulse-pounding music, these twelve episodes will leave your head reeling, your heart racing and your inner metal freak screaming for more!

Led by phallus-waiving terrorist-from-hell Johannes Krauser II (guitar/vocals,) and given pulsing, throbbing life by indestructible drummer Camus and bassist Alexander Jagi, Detroit Metal City is the hottest ticket on the concert circuit! There’s just one catch. That ”hottest ticket” is just a meal ticket, and beneath the makeup, these ultimate head-bangers are hired doppelgangers who don’t even LIKE what they do! Jaggi is actually Wada, who wants to play glam rock; Camus is Nishida, an anime fan with an appalling weakness for curry and NSFW videos; and Krauser is… oh the shame… street-singing Soichi Negishi, whose dreams of singing happy pop hits seem hopelessly doomed by the success of his rage-fueled alter ego! Worse, he can’t even tell anyone who Krauser is. Not even the girl he likes, who HATES DMC! Will rage against the corporate machine consume Negishi’s tortured soul? Is there life after death metal? What it’s like to put your head in a jet engine and turn up the volume? Find out as angst, amps and anarchy collide in Detroit Metal City!

Detroit Metal City: The Animated Series will be available through select digital outlets soon with a home video release on subtitled DVD to follow.

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“SO, I CAN’T PLAY H!”

HOUSTON, July 1, 2012 — The best things in life are dirty and Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, So, I Can’t Play H!, is out to prove it. Based on the light novels by Pan Tachibana, So, I Can’t Play H! is directed by Takeo Takahashi (Rozen Maiden, Spice and Wolf) with series composition by Naruhisa Arakawa (Listen to Me, Girls. I am Your Father!, Upotte!!), character designs by Kanetoshi Kamimoto (Burst Angel, Taisho Baseball Girls) and music by Cher Watanabe (Prince of Tennis II).

NEVER make a deal with a wet goddess you’ve only just met. That’s a lesson Ryosuke Kaga learns the hard way when he foolishly agrees to let Lisara Restole use some of his “essence” to stay in this world. Because despite her smoking hot appearance, Lisara’s actually a Shinigami, a Goddess of Death. However, she DOESN’T steal years off his life like any decent Shinigami would do. Oh no, instead she sucks him dry of something much more perverse by leeching off his lecherous spirit and draining his ability to enjoy… er… the things that teenage boys normally spend most of their time thinking about! And now that he’s been de-debased and de-debauched by her un-dirty trick, the poor regenerated degenerate’s only hope of getting his licentiousness renewed is to join the queen of mental-clean on her quest, since when she leaves our mortal plane he regains his normal immorality! But the termination of the probation of his reprobation isn’t guaranteed, because Goddesses of Death can be really harsh mistresses and it’s going to be anything but easy to go back to being sleazy in So, I Can’t Play H!

So, I Can’t Play H! will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow next year.

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“SPACE BROTHERS”

HOUSTON, July 1, 2012 — Head for the stars with Sentai Filmworks latest acquisition: Chuya Koyama’s Space Brothers! Featuring direction by Ayumu Watanabe (Mysterious Girlfriend X), character designs by Koji Yabuno (Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison) and music by Toshiyuki Watanabe (The Devil Lady), this series certainly has the right stuff to blast off!

Mutta’s life has hit rock bottom. He’s been fired, blackballed from his profession and now he’s had to move back in with his parents. Meanwhile, his kid brother Hibito has been literally riding a rocket and training to be an astronaut. The same career Mutta once dreamed of. So, is it ever too late to go after your dreams? Through a little coercing and a bit of covert activity, Mutta’s family and friends can get his resume on the right desk, but from that point on it will be up to Mutta himself. Does he have what it takes to turn his life around and put his footprint on the moon? The first step on the highway to the stars is always the hardest, and in a job where crash and burn isn’t just a euphemism, it will be the biggest risk Mutta’s ever taken. But with the best support team ever, maybe he’ll find what he needs to rekindle the spark inside him and light the biggest candle of them all! Get ready to blast off into the most magnificent tomorrow ever in SPACE BROTHERS!

Space Brothers will begin release through select digital outlets soon with a home video release to follow.

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HOUSTON, July 1, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce its latest acquisition: Jinrui Wa Suitai Shimashita. Directed by Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!, Kamisama Dolls), featuring character designs by Kyuuta Sakai (Steins;Gate, Strawberry Marshmellow) series composition by Makoto Uezu (Qwaser of Stigmata, Kamisama Dolls) and music by Ko Otani (Another, Hakuoki).

For years, declining birth rates have forced what’s left of the human race to cede more and more territory to other beings who have appeared to take advantage of the emptying ecological niche. Now, only a handful of humans remain among the remnants of civilization and Earth is dominated by faeries – tiny, ten-inch tall creatures of surprising intelligence. But humanity’s importance isn’t over quite yet, as young Watashi learns as she makes the decision to return to her hometown and assume her grandfather’s position as an arbitrator between the races. Unfortunately, the job isn’t going to be anywhere near as simple as she expected, and it’s going to take a wisdom far beyond her years to achieve her most important mission. Because it’s not about how often you fall and fail, it’s about how often you get back up and try again, and the human race still has a lot left to accomplish in JINRUI WA SUITAI SHIMASHITA.

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Not a complete formal announcement, but bits of information from the Production I.G panel @ AX...

We know GKids Films is the theatrical distributor for A Letter to Momo. Does this mean they will be releasing the movie on home video (like From Up on Poppy Hill)?

09:30:35 Next one is a Letter to Momo
09:30:47 This is actually a very non-production I.G. like show, it's very ghibli
09:31:26 we've had this at many film festivals and won the grand prize at the NYICFF
09:31:32 and the licensor is Gkids
09:31:38 who has the Ghibli license
09:31:42 and they are hoping to release it this year
09:32:04 trailer
09:34:42 took 7 years to produce
09:34:48 all 2d with a little bit of 3d
09:34:50 all hand drawn
09:35:05 written and directed by Hiroyuki Okiura, the director of jinroh
09:36:03 Did making Jinroh hurt his soul so much that he made this?
09:36:42 I don't know, but he loves to do stuff, the very kid stuff... jinroh, he wanted to start from his own original concept, he didn't write the scripts
via GKids Twitter
- Will you be handling the home video (DVD/BD) release for A Letter to Momo in North America?

- Yes, as well as the theatrical release and all the other good stuff.
via GKids Twitter
- When can we expect the home video release? Later this year or sometime in 2013?

- 2013 at this point. We always work to make it worth the wait.

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“SOMEDAY’S DREAMERS II SORA”

HOUSTON, July 2, 2012 — Proving that the second time is the charm, Sentai Filmworks is pleased to bring fans another helping of practical magic with their most recent acquisition: Someday’s Dreamers II Sora. Directed by Osamu Koabayashi (Paradise Kiss) with Someday’s Dreamers Season 1's Norie Yamada (Original Story & Screenplay) and Kumichi Yoshizuki (Character Designs) helping to bring Someday’s Dreamers II Sora to beautiful life.

Get ready for a second magical journey to the world of SOMEDAY’S DREAMERS, where spellcasting is a profession that requires both the proper training AND a license. It’s to get that license and fulfill a promise made to her late father that young Sora Suzuki has made the long journey from her distant home in the countryside town of Biei to the big city of Tokyo. It’s a daunting challenge, but she’s got a little bit of talent, a charming personality and, most important of all, the promise of an internship! What she ISN’T expecting, though, is how different life in the city will be, especially the people themselves. While she gets along with the confident Asagi, Kuroda and the gentle Hiyori, she’s completely confused with the mysterious boy Gouta. And yet, as a result of their internships they keep ending up in the same situations and slowly learning to understand more about each other than they ever imagined possible! Prepare to be enchanted all over again as Sora slowly discovers the most powerful magic of all in SOMEDAY’S DREAMERS II SORA – THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!

Someday’s Dreamers II Sora will be available through digital outlets and on subtitled DVD later this year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.
www.sentai-filmworks.com
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