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Old 07-02-12, 07:11 PM
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SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“TARI TARI”

HOUSTON, July 2, 2012 — Sometimes you lose your voice, and sometimes you find it with a little help from Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Tari Tari. Direction and series composition by Masakzu Hashimoto (Professor Layton & the Eternal Diva) and featuring character designs by Kanami Sekiguchi (Canaan) and music by Shiroh Hamaguchi (Ah! My Goddess, Girls und Panzer).

The last year of high school is always a time of both looking forward and looking back. Before of you lives the future, alternately bright and scary. Behind you lie memories, both happy and sad. And somehow, in the course of one year, you have to reconcile those two and decide where your life is going to go. For Wakana Sakai, who had started studying music, it’s time to face the tragedy that made her abandon that path. For Sawa Okita, it’s about her dreams of riding professionally. And for Konatsu Miyamoto, it’s about bringing her friends together through the magic of song. Can something as simple as the formation of a chorus club really help solve the hurts and pangs that come with growing up? Can music bring people together despite their differences? Join in the chorus, pick up the rhythm and find out as Wakana, Sawa, Konatsu and their friends discover the answers and learn how to grow up through the medium of song in TARI TARI!

Tari Tari 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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SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“KOKORO CONNECT”

HOUSTON, July 2, 2012 — 3 girls + 2 boys = a 5-way body swap in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition: Kokoro Connect! Directed by Shin Oonuma (Dusk maiden of Amnesia, ef ~ a tale of memories.) and Shinya Kwamo (.hack//GIFT) with series composition by Fumihiko Shimo (Air, CLANNAD), character designs by Toshifumi Akai (Sound of the Sky) and sound direction by Toshiki Kameyama (Hidamari Sketch, Dusk maiden of Amnesia).

The five members of the Cultural Study group that meets in class 401 have spent a lot of time wondering what it would be like to be in someone else’s shoes. But they’re about to learn that there’s a huge difference between thinking about something and literally BEING in someone else’s shoes! Because that’s exactly what happens when, suddenly and inexplicably, they each find themselves inside the body of the girl (or boy) next door! What happens next? Well, besides bringing a whole new meaning to the term “Exchange Student” and the expected freaked out runs to the bathroom, it’s not hard to do the math: Take one wrestling geek, the resident cool girl, the class clown, the popular chick and one sultry maid of mystery, scramble thoroughly and divide, and you can bet that pretty soon they’ll be answering ALL of the questions they never wanted to know about the opposite sex in ways they never anticipated! Get ready for the wildest game of musical bodies ever as Taichi, Himeko, Yoshifumi, Yui and Iori have to survive seeing the world through each others’ eyes in: KOKORO CONNECT!

Kokoro Connect will be available through 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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Latest confirmation (7/5) via Media Blasters Facebook page
- will you be releasing season 2 and any idea roughly when it will be released, coudlnt find any info

- Yes Season 2 and OVAs...
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Sony Pictures and Capcom have posted a new trailer for Resident Evil: Damnation, an upcoming Resident Evil CG movie written by Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society and Resident Evil: Degeneration screenwriter, Shotaro Suga. Here it is, courtesy of IGN.com:



Resident Evil: Damnation will play in cinemas in Japan on October 27. 27. Sony Pictures will distribute the film in North America.
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via Lupinthe3rd.com | MSRP: TBD; Release Date TBD 2013
I know what you're thinking. "Didn't Pioneer/Geneon already release this movie on DVD? Why would we want to buy it again?"

Indeed, this would be a hard sell if it were the same ol' Geneon/Phuuz Ent. dub. Sure, that dub will be on the DVD. But so will the Streamline Pictures dub from 1994. And so will the Manga UK dub from 1995. And for the first time on DVD, the full Toho dub from the late '70s. That's right: barring any unforeseen issues, all four English dubs are present and accounted for.
The original Japanese audio and subtitles will also be included, of course.
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Countdown to Otakon
Monday, 23 July 2012 10:23

As we get closer to Otakon we will be making some announcements. Yes it is all about East Coast Pride!

Expect the release in December from Animeworks. You can check out more information on the series.

http://ainokusabi.jp/
EDIT: it's the Ai no Kusabi (OVA 2/2012)
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Sexy Update
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 06:20

As we said yesterday as we get closer to Otakon we will try and keep the updates coming and since some folks were looking for something a bit sexy with no boys love theme we thought this may tickle their fancies.

Have not decided for the release yet of Akisora and if there are any questions, it will be a Kitty release.

You can check out the following site for images and clips.

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I guess this below sort of confirms that they are/will be dubbing Season 3 (which pretty much equate to home video release).

Christopher Bevins talks about Shakugan no Shana Season 2
Fans have been waiting for more Shakugan no Shana since Season One first released on the market a few years ago. Voice Director Christopher Bevins provides insights into the new Shakugan no Shana content (Season 2, Season 3, the Movie, and the S OVAs) coming soon from FUNimation Entertainment.
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At Otakon - Update
Friday, 27 July 2012 04:53

At Otakon today and setup is finished and as promised we will be giving more updates so while I do not have access to the artwork I am happy to announce that later this year we will be releasing a full boxset of Jubei Chan. We will continue with classics from Anime Past and soon to annouce Anime Current and Future also.
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Funimation Licenses Aquarion EVOL TV Anime
posted on 2012-07-28 10:55 EDT

Sequel series set 12,000 years after Shoji Kawamori's combining robot series

The anime studio Satelight revealed at its panel at Otakon on Saturday that the North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment has licensed the Aquarion Evol television anime series for streaming. ANN has confirmed this news with Funimation...
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FUNimation Entertainment Announces Multiple Otakon Acquisitions

Flower Mound, TX –July 28, 2012- FUNimation Entertainment announced today at Otakon that it has acquired the streaming, broadcast, home entertainment, video on demand, pay-per-view, and DTO/DTR rights to the complete anime OAV series, Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar. This spin-off series takes place roughly 15 years after the events in Tenchi Muyo! GXP.

From the animation studio (AIC SPIRITS) that brought you Ga-Rei Zero and Tokko and the director of Baki the Grappler (Koji Yoshikawa) FUNimation is pleased to announce the acquisition of streaming, home entertainment, theatrical and merchandise rights to the complete Tenchi Muyo! franchise.

Synopsis: Kenshi – half-brother of intergalactic hero Tenchi Masaki – has been summoned to the mysterious world of Geminar, and his only hope of returning to Earth is piloting a bio-mechanical weapon in a shocking assassination attempt! When the mission fails and Kenshi is captured, he discovers he’s been lied to by the very culprits who transported him to this strange new world. Luckily, Princess Lashara kindly welcomes Kenshi and invites him to live amongst her followers. Now, caught up in a political whirlwind – and hotly pursued by Geminar’s female population – Kenshi must find a way to get home while civil war erupts all around him!

Additional information may be found at: http://www.funimation.com/tenchi-muyo-war-on-geminar

In addition, FUNimation has acquired the streaming, home entertainment, and digital rights to the complete anime series Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine.

Series Synopsis: What happened when Lupin III met Fujiko Mine for the first time? Find out in the first new chapter of the Lupin III franchise in 25 years!

More information may be found at: http://www.funimation.com/lupin-the-third-fujiko-mine

FUNimation has also acquired the streaming, home entertainment, broadcast, pay per view and merchandise rights to the complete anime series, Maken-Ki! Battling Venus. The series is directed by Koichi Ohata, best known for directing Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians and MD Geist.

Series synopsis:

Based on the manga series by Takeda Hiromitsu, this romantic comedy is about Ohyama Takeru, a typical perverted teenage boy. His new school doesn’t require entrance exams, and it just turned co-ed! Unfortunately, his dreams of a happy high school life are dashed when he finds out the school is much more than it seems. All of the students wield a special item – a Maken – to unleash their magical abilities in duels! Can Takeru find a Maken that works for him? Even while trying to fit in at a new school and dealing with all kinds of girl problems?

Additional information may be found at: www.funimation.com/maken-ki-battling-venus

FUNimation has also acquired the streaming, broadcast, home entertainment, theatrical and merchandise rights for the complete anime series Sankarea. The series is directed by Shinichi Omata, best known for his work in Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica and Arakawa Under the Bridge.

Series synopsis:

Furuya's not interested in the living, he's got zombies on the brain! When Furuya's cat dies, he decides he's going to try and bring it back to life. In the process, he stumbles across a girl who is involved in an accident and turns into a real zombie! What's Furuya going to do now that the thing he loves the most is right in front of his eyes?

Additional information may be found at: http://www.funimation.com/sankarea

Lastly, home entertainment rights have also be acquired for the following, with additional information to be announced at a later date:

Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection
Synopsis: A crisis is approaching Earth with the expansion of a moving black hole, in the year 2220. A plan is devised to move over 300-million people from Earth. When the latest transportation fleet is attacked, Space Battleship Yamato comes to its defense, the ship is now commanded by Susumu Kodai, also aboard is daughter Miyuki, child of Susumu and Yuki.

Fairy Tail Season 2- 24 New Fairy Tail Episodes – We’ll follow the continuing adventures of our favorite Fairy Tail Guild members: Lucy, Natsu, Erza, Gray and Happy as they take on new jobs, make new friends, go against incredible adversaries and solve big mysteries all in the Kingdom of Fiore.

Fairy Tail – The Movie- – We’ll be introduced to a new female character that carries a mysterious stone with her called the Phoenix Stone. We’ll also find out how the Fairy Tail guild gets tied up in the mystery. It’s a great story that you won’t want to miss!

Aquarion Evol
Synopsis:. The "Abductors" Invaders from Altea come to Earth with only one purpose, to harvest humans. DEAVA the Aquaria Academy exists to train men and women to use Aquaria, but they cannot ever merge because of Guize stones, these block an "unholy union" between genders. The story follows Amata and Mikono in their enrollment into DEAVA, and fight their fight with Abductors.

Akira
Synopsis: It’s the year 2019, thirty-one years have passed since the start of World War III. A top-secret child with amazing powers of the mind breaks free from custody and accidentally gets a motorcycle gang involved in the project. This incident triggers psychic powers within one of the gang members, Tetsuo, and he is taken by the army to be experimented on. His mind has been altered and is now on the path of war, seeking revenge on the society that once called him weak.

One Piece Season 5
Season 5 (Episodes 264 – 336) will span the entire Enies Lobby Arc, as the Straw Hat Pirates continue their battle with CP9, and ends with the Ice Hunter Arc.

Fans can look for One Piece Season 5 to hit DVD in the summer of 2013.

But that’s not all for One Piece fans! FUNimation Entertainment also announced the acquisition of the One Piece feature length film, One Piece Film: Strong World.

One Piece Film: Strong World takes place between the Thriller bark and Sabaody Archipelago Arcs as the Straw Hats Pirates return to their hometowns in East Blue to face off against the infamous, Golden Lion Shiki. When Shiki abducts Nami to use as his personal navigator, the Straw Hats must place their very lives on the line to save her.

FUNimation Entertainment has yet to announce any information regarding the release of this film.
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SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES“TARI TARI”
Does Sentai have a special arrangement with P.A. Works? Every home video release here of a P.A. Works show since True Tears has been by them (Canaan, Angel Beats, Another and Tari Tari).
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10:56:44 now not known
10:56:46 nov
10:56:59 horizon in the mdidle of nowhere (dvd/bd)
10:56:59 psychic squad s4
10:57:05 children who chase lost voices
10:57:26 and another one that was just cleared
10:57:21 grave of the fireflies remastered on bluray
10:57:36 intrigue on the bakamatsu s2
10:58:02 and one new title that i need to announce
10:57:52 nakaimo, my little sister is among them
10:58:10 (that's not a release date for nakaimo)
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FUNimation Entertainment announced today at Ohayocon that it has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, merchandising, mobile and streaming rights to the anime series, HAGANAI (Boku wa Tomodachi Ga Sukunai). FUNimation plans to release the HAGANAI series on DVD and Blu-ray. Watch full episodes at http://www.funimation.com/haganai.
They just announced a 2nd Season for this show. There's also an OVA coming in September. Hopefully FUNi will pick these up too.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-new...nime-confirmed
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Does Sentai have a special arrangement with P.A. Works? Every home video release here of a P.A. Works show since True Tears has been by them (Canaan, Angel Beats, Another and Tari Tari).
It does seem like they like P.A. Works shows. I hope that Hanasaku Iroha gets licensed by someone and released on Blu-ray.
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10:58:02 and one new title that i need to announce
10:57:52 nakaimo, my little sister is among them
10:58:10 (that's not a release date for nakaimo)
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SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“NAKAIMO ~ MY LITTLE SISTER IS AMONG THEM!”

HOUSTON, August 1, 2012 — Family planning takes on a whole new meaning in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition: NAKAIMO ~ My Little Sister is Among Them!. Direction is by Munenori Nawa (KissXSis), with series composition & screenplays by Go Zappa (Koihime Musō), character designs by Kenichirou Katsura (Macross 7) and music by Hikaru Nanase (Canaan).

Is insanity hereditary? Shougo Mikadono’s beginning to think so, because the terms of his late father’s will seem crazy and following them may drive Shougo bonkers as well. Oh, it sounds simple at first: before Shougo can claim his VERY large inheritance, he just has to start attending a certain new school and find a nice girl to marry. It’s a little unromantic, but perfectly do-able, right? After all, all the girls seem quite friendly, so all Shougo has to do is find one he has something in common with. EXCEPT, and here’s the kicker, it turns out that Shougo has WAY too much in common with one of them, because she’s actually his long lost sister! And he has no idea which one she is! Will Shougo meet and court his Miss Right without committing something very morally wrong? Can he find his future bride without slipping into the wrong set of genes? And if his little sister does reveal herself, just how much will be revealed and under what circumstances? Find out in NAKAIMO ~ My Little Sister is Among Them!

NAKAIMO ~ My Little Sister is Among Them! will be available 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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SHOUT! FACTORY AND FREMANTLEMEDIA ENTERPRISES JOIN FORCES TO DELIVER TWO CURRENT HIT SERIES FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT

MULTI-YEAR ALLIANCE GRANTS SHOUT! FACTORY

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THE AQUABATS SUPER SHOW! AND MONSUNO™


Los Angeles, California – August 6, 2012 – Shout! Factory and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) announced today a strategic home entertainment alliance to bring widely popular hit series THE AQUABATS SUPER SHOW! and MONSUNO to the home entertainment marketplace in the U.S. and Canada. This multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive home entertainment rights to these two pop culture television properties from FremantleMedia Enterprises. The announcement was made by Shout! Factory founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Jeff Siegel, FME VP of Home Entertainment, The Americas.

“We are excited about this new opportunity with FremantleMedia Enterprises. MONSUNO and THE AQUABATS SUPER SHOW! are uniquely celebrated brands with a huge fan following among youth. These highly entertaining series are perfect additions to our expansive pop culture library. We look forward to present these two new product lines on family home entertainment shelves everywhere,” state Shout! Factory founders.

Jeff Siegel, FremantleMedia Enterprises’ Vice President, Home Entertainment, The Americas, added: “MONSUNO and THE AQUABATS SUPER SHOW! are fun, fresh, unique and dynamic series that have already proved to be big hits with audiences. As FremantleMedia Enterprises further grows its family entertainment catalogue, it’s great to be working with top-notch partners such as Shout! Factory who really love our kids brands as much as we do.”

From the co-creator of YO GABBA GABBA comes the quirky comedy/adventure series THE AQUABATS SUPER SHOW!, featuring the alternative rock/ska band The Aquabats. A hybrid of concert footage, live-action skits and animation, the Aquabats battle evil with music and superhero powers unlike any seen before. In a ridiculously fun experience for kids of all ages (including the legions of fans of this popular alternative rock band), the Aquabats embark on a never-ending quest to right wrongs, destroy boredom and seek justice for all. They’re the greatest crime-fighting, kids rock band ever assembled! Boasting an outrageous blend of live-action crime-fighting spoofs with a sprinkling of animation segments, THE AQUABATS SUPER SHOW! is produced by FremantleMedia Enterprises and The Magic Store.

The MONSUNO series is an epic boys action adventure series where kids discover, command and battle creatures with tremendous destructive potential. When a race to harness the power of Monsuno ensues between a group of everyday kids and the evil forces focused on destroying the Earth, our heroes spring into action to defend our planet. Built around powerful, action-driven animation, dynamic characters and a deeply woven original story mythology, MONSUNO provides a completely original entertainment experience. The series is co-produced by Pacific Animation Partners LLC, a joint venture between JAKKS Pacific, Inc. & Dentsu Entertainment USA, Inc., with FremantleMedia Enterprises and The Topps Company, Inc. and is supported by a JAKKS Pacific toy line featuring innovative, kid-controlled action figures, accessories, playsets, collectables, electronics and integrated role play.

Shout! Factory plans an aggressive rollout of THE AQUABATS SUPERSHOW! and MONSUNO on family home entertainment shelves. As excitement builds for these new home entertainment product lines, Shout! Factory and FME will announce additional news and activities later this year.
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Lupin the 3rd Green VS Red! Coming next year to dvd.
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Hurricane Polymar OVA coming to DVD. Japanese language, english subs. Will also include the english dub.
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Tekkaman Blade II 6 episode OVA coming soon to DVD. Japanese language, english subs, english dub
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Letter Bee
  • Subtitled DVD
  • First part planned for December 2012 release
  • License for Season 2 (Letter Bee Reverse) can't be confirmed at this time

Ninja Scroll (movie)
  • DVD & Blu-ray
  • Movie planned for December 2012 release

Penguin Drum
  • DVD & Blu-ray [English dubbed]
  • First part planned for December 2012 release
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Since I don't want to read the whole message thread, any news about licensing for the Hyouka series? I've heard it has been well-received in Japan.
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Since I don't want to read the whole message thread, any news about licensing for the Hyouka series? I've heard it has been well-received in Japan.
It's currently unlicensed. It's not licensed for streaming either.
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Letter Bee
  • Subtitled DVD
  • First part planned for December 2012 release
  • License for Season 2 (Letter Bee Reverse) can't be confirmed at this time

Ninja Scroll (movie)
  • DVD & Blu-ray
  • Movie planned for December 2012 release

Penguin Drum
  • DVD & Blu-ray [English dubbed]
  • First part planned for December 2012 release
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SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“NINJA SCROLL”

HOUSTON, September 10, 2012 — The wildest samurai adventure ever made is back, this time in glorious and gruesome high-def detail! Sentai Filmworks’ is pleased to announce their latest acquisition, the classic anime masterpiece: Ninja Scroll!. Directed and with a screenplay by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Demon City Shinjuku) the movie that’s been called a “gateway drug to anime” features character designs by Yutaka Minowa (Devil May Cry, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust) and music by Kaoru Wada (Inuyasha, Gilgamesh). The anime that set the standard will be available for the first time ever on Blu-Ray, featuring an all-new, high-definition transfer straight from the source!

Jubei Kibagami has always been the master dealer of death, but in rescuing a ninja woman from a monster he sets loose a chain of events that puts death in his own veins and sends them on a nightmarish odyssey through a surreal and devil infested ancient Japan. How do demonic possessions, an annihilated village and a man Jubei thought safely buried in his past all connect? If Jubei can’t piece the blood-soaked clues together, his only consolation will be that he won’t live to regret it for very long! Prepare your mind and steel your gut for the insanely gore-packed orgy of violence that still stands alone and unchallenged as the ultimate anime action feature: the epic milestone in animation that is the legendary NINJA SCROLL.

Ninja Scroll will be available through select digital outlets with a home video release on both 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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SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“PENGUIN DRUM”

HOUSTON, September 10, 2012 — Join Sentai Filmworks’ in marching to a different beat as they announce their latest acquisition, the quirky, unusual, and always off-beat: Penguin Drum. Featuring direction and series composition by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena) and with character designs by Terumi Nishii and music by Yukari Hashimoto (MM!, Mayo Chiki!).

Once you make a decision, does the universe conspire to make it happen? Is destiny a matter of chance, a matter of choice or the complex outcome of thousands of warring strands of fate? All twins Kanba and Shoma know is that when their terminally ill sister Himari collapses at the aquarium, her death is somehow temporarily reversed by the penguin hat that she had asked for. It’s a provisional resurrection, however, and it comes at a price: to keep Himari alive they need to find the mysterious Penguin Drum. In order to do that, they must first find the links to a complex interlocking chain of riddles that has wrapped around their entire existence, and unravel the knots that tie them to mystifying diary and a baffling string of strangers and semi-acquaintances who all have their own secrets, agendas and “survival strategies.” And in order for Himari to live, someone else’s chosen destiny will have to change. It’s a story of love, fate, life, death … and Penguins: PENGUIN DRUM!

Penguin Drum will be available through select digital outlets with a home video release on both bilingual 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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SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
TEGAMI BACHI: LETTER BEE”

HOUSTON, September 10, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks’ is pleased to announce their latest acquisition: Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee. Directed by Akira Iwanaga with character designs by Minako Shiba (Black Butler, Noir) and music by Kunihiko Ryo (Emma: A Victorian Romance, Level E).

In a dark land of near-perpetual night, only a single artificial sun illuminates a single city, and communication between the rest of the world is made possible only by the Letter Bees - elite couriers who must fight against monsters known as Gaichuu in order to make their deliveries. Having been saved by a Letter Bee when his mother was kidnapped years ago, Lag Seeing has finally gained employment at the Bee-hive, but he’s quickly learning that the dangerous job has become even more lethal, with renegade humans now targeting the Letter Bees as well. Fortunately, Lag’s been blessed with the ability to see into the memories of others, and every Bee is also supposed to find a “Dingo,” a partner to watch their back. However, when Lag finally finds his Dingo, she’s not at all what he expected. In fact, she may end up being the girl who kicks over the entire hornet’s nest! But no matter what the stings of fate, Lag isn’t going to let anything clip his wings!

Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee will be available through select digital outlets with a home video release 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.

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RIGHT STUF, Inc. Acquires
THE ROSE OF VERSAILLES
Nozomi Ent. to release classic anime as limited-edition DVD sets in 2013 and
to conduct fan Q&A with creator Riyoko Ikeda;

Viki to begin streaming series in December 2012.

GRIMES, Iowa, Sept. 12, 2012 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Rose of Versailles anime series from TMS Entertainment.

Also known as “Berusaiyu no Bara” and “Lady Oscar,” The Rose of Versailles will be released via Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment as two limited-edition DVD box sets in 2013. The series will also be streamed, beginning in December 2012, and made available exclusively to fans in the United States and Canada on Viki (viki.com), as part of the site’s growing anime lineup. This will be the first time the entire anime series will be available to English-speaking audiences in North America.

Additionally, Nozomi Entertainment wants fans’ questions for an upcoming Q&A interview with Riyoko Ikeda, the creator of The Rose of Versailles. Please submit questions, via the form located at the official series site (rov.rightstuf.com), by 4 p.m. CDT on Thurs., Nov. 1, 2012.

Right Stuf’s President and CEO Shawne Kleckner said, “The Rose of Versailles is one of anime and manga’s truly legendary and iconic stories. It is an honor and privilege to bring this beloved series to DVD, via Nozomi Entertainment, and work with TMS and Viki to introduce our English-subtitled translation of the anime inspired by Ms. Ikeda’s masterwork to North American fans.”

“We’re thrilled to work with Right Stuf to bring The Rose of Versailles to fans in North America and add this famous title to our growing library of classic anime,” said Razmig Hovaghimian, Viki CEO.

The Rose of Versailles has been released several times in multiple formats in many European and Asian countries until now but was never released in North America for the English-speaking audiences. I would like to thank the team at Right Stuf and Viki for making the North American The Rose of Versailles DVD and online release possible. When it comes to amazing shows, you never get tired of watching them, and I believe The Rose of Versailles is one of these shows. It would be a pleasure if the North American fans enjoy The Rose of Versailles as much as I have,” said Katsuki Masai, Deputy Manager of TMS Entertainment USA, Inc.

Set during the years preceding the French Revolution, The Rose of Versailles is a tale of romance and political intrigue that centers around Oscar François de Jarjayes, a young woman whose father has raised her as a man – and trained her to be an elite and skilled soldier – so she can succeed him as the commander of the palace guards.

The Rose of Versailles is based upon the best-selling manga (comic) by Riyoko Ikeda (Dear Brother, a.k.a. Oniisama e...), which was originally serialized in Shueisha’s shoujo (girls’) anthology magazine Margaret, from 1972 through 1973, and later collected into 10 volumes. In addition to its anime adaptation, it inspired a short story collection (also written by Ikeda), a French-Japanese live-action film, and multiple musicals staged by Japan’s famed Takarazuka Revue.

This 40-episode anime adaptation of The Rose of Versailles originally aired on Japanese television from October 1979 through September 1980. It features animation by TMS Entertainment, as well as direction by Tadao Nagahama (Romance Robot Trilogy) and Osamu Dezaki (Nobody’s Boy – Remi, Dear Brother, Aim for the Ace!).

For more information about the series and to submit questions for the Q&A with Ms. Ikeda, visit rov.rightstuf.com.

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