Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Killing Bites Anime

The Fandom Post is reporting that Sentai Filmworks has licensed the Killing Bites anime. Sentai has acquired the home video rights and select digital distribution. The company has the rights for the series in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Mexico.

Nishikata Yasuto directed the Killing Bites anime based on the series composition by Aoi Akashiro. Kazuo Watanabe worked on the character designs and LIDENFILMS handled the animation production.

The story of the anime is described as:

By the time Yuya Nomoto discovers his so-called friends have duped him into a clandestine plot to kidnap a high school girl, they’re already dead. Things go from bad to worse as Yuya is dragged into a cutthroat world of underground bloodsport known as Killing Bites, where Therianthropes — brutal gene-edited killing machines — fight to the death for rival, power-hungry forces who manipulate society from the shadows.

Killing Bites premiered on Japanese television on January 13, 2018.

Source: The Fandom Post

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Blade of the Immortal Anime

The Fandom Post is reporting that Sentai Filmworks has acquired the license for the Blade of the Immortal anime. According to the report, the company plans to release the title on home video in Winter 2021, and that streaming for the title will come at a later date. Sentai has acquired management rights for Blade of the Immortal in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand together with Latin America and Nordic countries.

The series was directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki based on the scripts by Makoto Fukami. Shingo Ogiso served as the character designer with LIDEN FILMS handling the animation production.

The story of Blade of the Immortal is described as:

Manji, the Slayer of Hundreds, has been cursed with eternal life — but in the dark of his existence shines a final glimmer of hope. If he can slay 1,000 evil men, Manji will finally be able to end his life of infinite misery. When a young girl named Rin asks him to help her take revenge on the group of master swordsmen who slaughtered her family, Manji finds some resemblance to his lost younger sister in her and decides to come to her aid.

Source: The Fandom Post

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Is the order a rabbit? BLOOM Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has licensed Is the order a rabbit? BLOOM (Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? BLOOM), the third anime season in the franchise, for digital release in Fall 2020 and home video in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavian countries, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Hiroyuki Hashimoto is returning to direct the new season at Encourage Films, and Kazuyuki Fudeyasu is also back to handle the series scripts. Yousuke Okuda is again designing the characters, and the original cast is returning.

The anime is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 10, 2020.

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the D4DJ First Mix Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it acquired rights to Bushiroad’s bass-blasting multimedia project, D4DJ First Mix, for audiences in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Latin American and the United Kingdom.

Following in the music-driven spirit of Bushiroad’s previous projects, including BanG Dream! and Revue Starlight, D4DJ First Mix serves up a DJ-themed mixed media experience that is sure to send pulses racing. With an original story by Kou Nakamura, fans follow the aspiring DJs of D4DJ First Mix as they hit the decks with hot new music as well as remixes of classic tracks.

The series is directed by Seiji Mizushima with theme song composition from Hyadain. Shigru Saito serves as the series’ music producer.

The series will stream on HIDIVE and other select outlets in Fall 2020 with a home video release to follow.

Crunchyroll and Sentai Filmworks Partner for Home Video Releases

Crunchyroll announced during its Crunchyroll Expo event that it has entered into a “home video and electronic sell-through distribution” partnership with Sentai Filmworks to distribute anime titles on home video, which will “appear as a mix of subtitled and English-dubbed content.” Sentai Filmworks’ recently announced home video Blu-ray Disc release of the Granbelm anime is one of the four titles that will “kick off” the partnership.

The other three titles include Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate, Ascendance of a Bookworm, and World Trigger.

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate, the fourth season of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime, premiered in October 2019. Crunchyroll simulcast the series as it aired in Japan.

Ascendance of a Bookworm premiered with its first part in October 2019. Crunchyroll simulcast the first part as it aired in Japan, and it also began streaming an English dub on December 4, 2019. The second part premiered in Japan on April 4, 2020. Crunchyroll simulcast the second half with English subtitles.

World Trigger is a two-season television anime that premiered in 2014 and 2015. Crunchyroll simulcast the anime as it aired in Japan, and debuted an English dub in February 2020.

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks Announces New Licenses

Sentai Filmworks announced during its Sentai at Home online event that it has licensed the following anime:

  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III
  • Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather
  • BanG Dream! FILM LIVE
  • Locke the Superman

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III, the third anime season based on Fujino Ōmori and Suzuhito Yasuda’s light novel series, will premiere in October 2020, after being delayed from its original July 2020 premiere date due to the effects of COVID-19.

Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather (Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai: The Clouds Gather) is the first anime film based on Kou Yoneda’s boys-love manga Twittering Birds Never Fly (Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai). There will be three 60-minute theatrical installments. The first film opened in Japan on February 15, 2020.

The BanG Dream! FILM LIVE anime film based on the BanG Dream! franchise opened in 56 theaters in Japan in September 2019.

Hiroshi Fukutomi directed the 1984 Locke the Superman anime film. The anime adapts Yuki Hijiri’s original manga of the same name.

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has licensed the Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit television anime series for home video and digital release in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavian countries, the Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal.

Production I.G and Kenji Kamiyama’s 26-episode television anime series originally aired in 2007. The series adapts the first book in Nahoko Uehashi’s Moribito novel series.

VIZ Media previously licensed the series in 2014 and released it digitally and physically on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in North America. Media Blasters also previously licensed the series and released it on home video in North America between 2009-2011. Adult Swim aired Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit in 2008-2009.

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks to Host the “Sentai at Home” Virtual Event on August 26, 2020

Sentai Filmworks has announced that its “Sentai at Home” virtual event will take place on August 26, 2020.

Voice actress Natalie Rial will host the “Sentai at Home” event. The event will feature interviews, unboxing videos, industry news, and giveaways. The company has announced the following guests for the event so far:

  • Sentai ADR Directors John Swasey, Kyle Colby Jones, and Shannon D. Reed
  • Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit director Kenji Kamiyama
  • Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time producer Yohei Kashii
  • Voice actress Yui Ninomiya from Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time
  • Voice actresses Mariya Ise, Miyu Tomita, and Shiori Izawa from Made in Abyss
  • Staff of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU including: creator Wataru Watari, producer Masazumi Katō, and editor Hironori Hoshino
  • Voice actor Yoshitsugu Matsuoka from Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
  • Voice actor Yuuki Kaji from Ahiru no Sora

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks Acquires the Digital Rights to the Wicked City Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired the digital rights to the Wicked City (Yōjū Toshi) anime in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The film will be available on “select digital outlets.”

Discotek Media will release the anime film on Blu-ray Disc on September 29, 2020. Discotek also released Wicked City with English subtitles and two English dubs (Manga’s British one and Streamline’s American one) on DVD in 2016.

Yoshiaki Kawajiri directed the 1987 film at MADHOUSE. The film is an adaptation of Hideyuki Kikuchi’s novel series of the same name.

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks Acquires the Digital Rights for the Demon City Shinjuku Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired the digital rights for the Demon City Shinjuku anime. Sentai will release the anime, including the original English dub, in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The film will be available on “select digital outlets.”

Yoshiaki Kawajiri directed this 1988 original video anime adaptation of a horror novel by Hideyuki Kikuchi at Madhouse.

Discotek Media released the anime in a “remastered special edition” on home video in 2011. Central Park Media once released this anime on video tape and DVD in North America before filing for bankruptcy.

Source: ANN