Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Laidbackers Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired the home video and digital sell-through rights for Studio Gokumi’s Laidbackers theatrical anime project in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, and the Netherlands. The company will release the anime on home video in April 2021.

Hiroyuki Hashimoto directed the anime at Studio Gokumi. Kiyomitsu Sato is the chief director. Makoto Uezu is the scriptwriter and Jiro Suzuki is the original character designer. Kei Tsuchiya is adapting those designs for animation and is also serving as chief animation director. kz is composing the music. Klock Worx is distributing the film.

Laidbackers screened in Japan in April 2019 for two weeks.

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Third Season of the Non Non Biyori Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has licensed Non Non Biyori Nonstop, the third season of the Non Non Biyori anime, for digital release in Winter 2021 and on home video. The company will release the anime in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavian countries, the Netherlands, the Aland Islands, Portugal, Spain, and Latin America.

Non Non Biyori Nonstop is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on January 11, 2021.

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Redo of Healer Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has licensed the Redo of Healer anime for digital release in Winter 2021 and on home video. The company will release the anime in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Greenland, the Faroe and Åland Islands, Scandinavian countries, Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.

The “revenge fantasy” story focuses on Keyarga, a healer who is used and tossed around by his fellow adventurers on the assumption that healers cannot fight on their own. However, when he achieves the ultimate healing magic, and “heals” the world itself, he goes back four years to redo his life.

Redo of Healer is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on January 13, 2021.

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Yojo Shacho Anime

The Fandom Post is reporting that Sentai Filmworks has acquiredt he license for the Yojo Shacho anime, which the company will be releasing under the title, Cute Executive Officer. The series is scheduled to premiere on January 1, 2021, and it will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, and Portugal.

The story of Yojo Shacho is described as:

She’s not a genius. She’s not a prodigy. Heck, she’s not even old enough to vote. But somehow Najimu Mujina scored a totally above-average job as the president and “CEO” of the Mujina Company, where she navigates the world of adults with infectious, bright-eyed charm and enthusiasm. Whether it’s golfing with colleagues, negotiating contracts or pestering her executive assistant, Yuki, her hilarious antics are sure to captivate audiences of all ages.

Source: The Fandom Post

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Pet Anime

The Fandom Post is reporting that Sentai Filmworks has acquired the license for the Pet anime. The company plans to release the series on home video during the first half of 2021.

Sentai has the license for the anime in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Nordic Countries, Spain, Portugal and Central and South America.

The story of Pet is described as:

Hiroki and Tsukasa can manipulate the minds and memories of anyone they target. With that power comes a dangerous prospect for those who wield it — madness or even erasure of a person’s entire self. And yet, an intense bond protects their psyches from corruption. But that bond is threatened when a powerful crime syndicate plots to exploit Hiroki and Tsukasa’s gifts to commit horrific crimes. Now they must do the unimaginable if they are to live to see one another again. Is the price of reunion a shattered mind and destruction of everything held dear?

Source: The Fandom Post

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Cagaster of an Insect Cage Anime

The Fandom Post is reporting that Sentai Filmworks has acquired the home video rights for the Cagaster of an Insect Cage anime, and that the home video release is scheduled to be released in March 2021. Sentai has the rights for the anime in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Central America, and South America.

Netflix holds the streaming rights for the Cagaster of an Insect Cage anime.

Source: The Fandom Post

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Majestic Prince: Genetic Awakening Anime Film

Sentai Filmworks has announced that the company has acquired the license for the Majestic Prince: Genetic Awakening anime film, which is a continuation of the 2016 anime series, Majestic Prince. The company will distribute the film digitally and on home video in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The story of Majestic Prince: Genetic Awakening is described as:

Team Rabbits returns with even more mecha and combat action. Their leader, Izuru, has fallen into a coma following critical injuries he sustained in a fierce battle with his sworn enemy, Jiart. Now Asagi steps up to command Team Rabbits, but does he have what it takes to live up to his brother Izuru’s legacy? There’s no time for second-guessing as Asagai and Team Rabbits take the ultimate stand against a terrifying new enemy, the likes of which they’ve never faced. Explosive mecha action unfolds against a backdrop of alien warfare and gripping drama in Majestic Prince: Genetic Awakening.

Source: Crunchyroll

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Kaiji Anime

Sentai Filmworks has licensed the 2007 Kaiji anime, as well as the 2011 anime, Kaiji -Against All Rules-. The company will be distributing the series online, as well as through future home video releases in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Central America, South America, South Africa, Spain and Portugal.

The story of Kaiji is described as:

Kaiji Ito has serious issues. Not only is he a social misfit, but he’s also a deadbeat petty gambler. After he gets duped into co-signing a loan for his friend, he’s stuck owing the Yakuza millions. Things start looking up when he’s given the opportunity to win his life back by gambling with other lucky participants on a mysterious casino ship, but he quickly realizes that more than just money is at stake. Soon Kaiji and the other contestants discover the depths of human depravity when there is nothing left to lose — except their lives.

Source: Crunchyroll

Sentai Filmworks Sets Twittering Birds Never Fly Anime Film Eventive Showing

When Sentai Filmworks announced the company had acquired the license for the Twittering Birds Never Fly anime film trilogy, it was said that the company was planning theatrical screenings at select locations as well as working toward virtual screenings for audiences at home.

A virtual screening for the first film, Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather, has been scheduled for December 11, 2020 using eventive. The film will be available to viewers in the United States of America, United States Minor Outlying Islands, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Australia, New Zealand, Mexico.

The story of Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather is described as:

Clouds Gather, the trilogy’s first installment, introduces two steely members of the Yakuza, each with secrets in their past, who occupy trusted and feared positions in the Japanese underworld. Recent parolee, Doumeki, is assigned to guard Yashiro, a mid-level enforcer who deals out daily doses of coercion, retribution and other criminal acts with brutal efficiency. But behind closed doors, their relationship quickly becomes psychologically and physically complicated. Theirs is a story entanglement, tension, power and control. Visually stunning and highly visceral, Twittering Birds Never Fly – Clouds Gather is a gritty take on classic noir mixed with stark eroticism. And as much as it leaves its characters forever changed, so too will audiences find themselves transfixed by Twittering Birds Never Fly.

Source: The Fandom Post

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Venus Wars Anime Film

The Fandom Post is reporting that Sentai Filmworks has acquired the license for the Venus Wars anime film. According to the report, the company is planning to release the film in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company will have both a home video and a digital release for Venus Wars. Release dates and pricing information are forthcoming.

Discotek Media licensed the film in 2012, and prior to that, it was licensed and released by Central Park Media.

Venus Wars was released in Japan in 1989.

Source: The Fandom Post