Sentai Filmworks Acquires the Digital Distribution Rights for the My Little Monster Anime

The Fandom Post is reporting that Sentai Filmworks has acquired the digital distribution rights for the My Little Monster anime, and that the series will be added to new locations soon. The anime will be made available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, Turkey plus all Nordic and Scandinavian countries.

The story of My Little Monster is described as:

Standoffish, reclusive Shizuku Mizutani cares far more about earning stellar grades than cultivating friendships. But her opinions on friendship and relationships begin to change when she meets habitual truant Haru Yoshida, who happens to have a rather fearsome reputation. Like Shizuku, Haru’s reputation has made it difficult to make friends. And yet through their budding friendship and stirrings of attraction the unlikely pair learns to understand one another, the world around them, and the tenor of their own emotions.

Source: The Fandom Post

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Second Seitokai Yakuindomo Anime Film

The Fandom Post is reporting that Sentai Filmworks has acquired the license for the second Seitokai Yakuindomo anime film. Sentai holds the rights for the film in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, and Portugal.

Home video and streaming distribution for the film will be announced in the near future.

The story of Seitokai Yakuindomo is described as:

Tsuda Takatoshi is about to begin his first year in Ousai Academy. His decision to enter Ousai was based upon it being close to his home and he paid no heed to the fact he’d be among the first boys to enter the recently gender-integrated school.

On his first trip to school, Takatoshi is surrounded by girls; the train has nothing but girls, the walk to school has nothing but girls and once he finally arrives he is approached by a group of girls and summarily appointed vice-president of the student council and, as expected, he is the only boy there.

Now Takatoshi finds himself surrounded by crazy girls who do nothing but horrify him with their candid conversations about feminine hygiene products and, what’s worse, assume he’s the worst kind of man, the kind who doesn’t clean himself and watches porn all day long.

Source: The Fandom Post

Sentai Filmorks License Rescues the Earl & Fairy Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired distribution rights to Earl & Fairy (Hakushaku to Yousei), based upon the light novel series of the same name by Mizue Tani, for audiences in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Nordic, amd Scandinavia.

Lydia Carlton possesses the rare ability to interact and communicate with fairies, supernatural creatures invisible to most humans. Few believe her stories about her occupation as a doctor to these strange beings, but the mysterious and handsome Edgar is in need of her particular expertise. Edgar seeks to become the Blue Knight Earl, or the human ruler of the fairy realm, and he will need Lydia’s help to navigate the deceptively complex world of the fairies and claim the crown he craves.

Earl & Fairy is a production of Artland Studios. It is directed by Koichiro Sotome with character design from Maki Fuji.

The series stars Nana Mizuki as Lydia Carlton, Hikaru Midorikawa as Edgar J. C. Ashenbert, Tomokazu Sugita as Raven, and Hiro Yuki as Nico. Hikaru Midorikawa also performs the series’ theme song.

Sentai will stream the series in association with select digital outlets.

Source: Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Gargoyle of Yoshinaga House Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired distribution rights to the Gargoyle of Yoshinaga House (Yoshinaga-san’chi no Gargoyle) anime.

The story of the anime is described as:

Yoshinaga just won the local lottery. Instead of a fabulous getaway or a lifetime supply of her favorite food, she is awarded a stone gargoyle. But things get interesting when she discovers the Gargoyle lives. Not only that, he can speak, fly and fire potentially lethal energy beams. Naturally, like any good gargoyle, he is bound to protect the Yoshinaga home from any and all threats. The once mundane, ordinary Yoshinaga household just became a place of magic, excitement and plenty of laughs.

Iku Suzuki directed the series, and Takao Yoshioka was in charge of script and series composition.

Gargoyle of Yoshinaga House premiered in Japan in April 2006.

Source: ANN

Section23 Films Announces June 2021 Slate

Home video distributor Section23 Films has announced its June 2021 slate of anime releases.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming June 2021

Title: MYSTERIOUS GIRLFRIEND X
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 375 min.
Street Date: 6/1/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Mikoto Urabe might be an anti-social loner who sleeps on her desk, carries scissors in her underwear, and laughs insanely for no apparent reason, but when Akira Tsubaki comes into contact with her saliva, he finds himself inexplicably addicted to her. And if that’s not an unusual enough basis for a relationship, what’s even weirder is that not only does Urabe seem to find this twisted state of affairs to be completely normal, but she already appears to have plans for her new friend. But can a girl having great expectorations for you be a good thing? Find out as Urabe puts a spittle love in Tsubaki’s heart and things get REALLY bizarre as “sharing spit with a girl” takes on an entirely new meaning in the most dysfunctional bodily functional anime ever: Mysterious Girlfriend X.

Title: WORLD TRIGGER
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 3275 min.
Street Date: 6/8/2021
Format: BD
Language: 1450 / 1825 min. English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $149.98

SYNOPSIS: Four years ago, a mysterious gate to another world suddenly appeared, allowing malevolent creatures called “Neighbors” to invade Mikado City. Impervious to normal military hardware, the Neighbors seemed unstoppable until the Border Defense Agency turned the tide with a new form of weapon called a “Trigger.” Now the Neighbors are still here, lurking, while young Osamu Mikumo, one of the BDA’s latest Trigger trainees, is under orders to not use his new abilities… orders that Osamu violates when he sees a new classmate being dragged into a Forbidden Area. Instead of staging a rescue, however, Osamu is stunned to see the boy defeat the Neighbors by himself. Who is Yuma Kuga, where did he get his powers, and is he some form of Neighbor are just the first of many mysteries that Osamu will have to solve in World Trigger.

Title: TO LOVE RU DARKNESS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 6/15/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Becoming the significant other of an alien Princess has been hard enough on Rito Yuki, but just as he’s starting to cope with life with Lala, their domestic “bliss” is torn asunder when not one but TWO more princesses are dropped into the mix. Needless to say, having Lala’s sisters, Nana and Momo, transfer to Earth is a recipe for disaster, especially after Momo decides that the way to horn in on Rito’s relationship with Lala is to bring in even more girls. And, of course, this is the point when galactic scourge Yami, the Golden Darkness, decides to pop by with an army of possessed high school students. Now it’s no longer a question of whether Rito will last to the end of the week, but whether Earth itself will survive the ultimate romantic cataclysm in To Love Ru – Darkness.

Title: QUEEN’S BLADE REBEL WARRIORS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 480 min.
Street Date: 6/15/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $79.98

SYNOPSIS: The Queen’s Blade tournament may be over, but the stories of the feisty feminine fighters continue in a scintillating collection of bodice-ripping, chest heaving yarns that will leave you breathless. First, the surviving sword maidens scatter across the lands seeking fame and fortune. With that additional exposure, however, come new dangers: witches, tentacle monsters, and even each other. Then, when the once-noble Queen Claudette’s ways seem to have turned to oppression and persecution, a new generation of warriors must take up their naked blades. Baring their fury in open rebellion, an unprecedented force of femme fatales come together with the goal of stripping the evil queen from her throne. If a heart of gold lurks in the breast of the noblest warriors, prepare to bear witness to a treasure trove of improbable magnitude in the Queen’s Blade – Rebel Warriors Collection.

Title: DORORO
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 6/29/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: Life as an orphan in feudal Japan is brutal, and while street thief Dororo has managed to survive, wile and craft can only go so far in the body of a child. Then, just when it seems that Dororo’s luck has run out, he’s rescued from a man-eating ghoul by a mysterious young man wearing a doll-like mask and artificial limbs that conceal deadly blades. Born without arms, legs, sight, hearing and even skin after his father crafted a monstrous deal with the forces of darkness, Hyakkimaru now somehow seeks out the demons who cursed him, regaining one of his lost attributes for each monster slain. With deadly secrets from his own past to protect, the young thief joins into an alliance with the impossible warrior, setting forth on a quest to restore Hyakkimaru’s stolen humanity and rid Japan of devils in Dororo.

Title: SWORDGAI
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 6/29/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: Infernal Weapons grant their wielders incredible power, but as each blade and hammer hosts an evil spirit, contracting their services requires a price few are willing to pay. Even the few who can master a demonic weapon without becoming its slave, the Chrysalis, are destined to slowly lose their humanity, transforming into beings of pure violence known as Busoma. For years, the secretive Shoshidai have sought to gather all such devices and hide them away, but not even they can always resist the temptation to take the weapons for themselves. What chance, then, does young Gai Ogata stand after his dying mother, possessed by the sword, Shiryu, leaves it for his infant hands? And when his own arm is destroyed and replaced with one made from that same sword, all hell will be unleashed in SwordGai.

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Dororo Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired distribution rights to the supernatural action series Dororo, based on the manga of the same name by legendary mangaka Osamu Tezuka. Sentai’s deal includes distribution rights for the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Nordic and Scandinavian countries. Sentai will release the series with an all-new English dub.

During the Warring States period, the young thief Dororo encounters the enigmatic “Hyakkimaru,” a strange, sightless boy who wields fearsome prosthetics in place of his missing limbs. Parts of Hyakkimaru’s body, skin and organs were traded to a group of 12 demons by Hyakkimaru’s father in exchange for power and prosperity, but thanks to a kindly medicine man, Hyakkimaru survived his horrifying ordeal. Now he wanders the land in search of his missing body parts, and together he and Dororo will fight to survive in a demon-plagued, dangerous and unforgiving world.

Dororo is animated by Tezuka Productions and MAPPA; it is produced by Twin Engine and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. Yasuko Kobayashi provides series composition. The series stars Hiroki Suzuki as Hyakkimaru, Rio Suzuki as Dororo, Akio Otsuka as Jukai and Chie Nakamura as Nuinokata.

Sentai is planning to release Dororo on home video, including Blu-ray and digital sell through, beginning Summer 2021.

Sentai Filmworks and FUNimation Entertainment to Also Stream the Cardfight!! Vanguard overDress Anime on April 2, 2021

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it will begin streaming the Cardfight!! Vanguard overDress anime via HIDIVE on April 2, 2021. FUNimation Entertainment will also begin streaming the anime on the same date, along with Crunchyroll and YouTube.

Sentai describes the series as:

The next installment in the Cardfight!! Vanguard series is here with CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD overDress, an anime series based on the latest set of collectible trading cards released in the “Cardfight!! Vanguard” multimedia project. The series chronicles 15-year-old Yu-yu as he discovers the nocturnal amusement park known as Wonder Hill, where the members of Team Blackout gather to play Vanguard each night. Soon Yu-yu finds himself drawn into epic battles and thrilling action, and as he and Team Blackout fight to maintain their territory, he’ll make new friends and compete for Vanguard supremacy.

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks Acquires the License for the CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD overDress Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired the license for the CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD overDress anime. The company has the distribution rights in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Sentai also announced that CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD overDress will begin streaming on HIDIVE on April 2, 2021.

Sentai describes the series as:

The next installment in the Cardfight!! Vanguard series is here with CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD overDress, an anime series based on the latest set of collectible trading cards released in the “Cardfight!! Vanguard” multimedia project. The series chronicles 15-year-old Yu-yu as he discovers the nocturnal amusement park known as Wonder Hill, where the members of Team Blackout gather to play Vanguard each night. Soon Yu-yu finds himself drawn into epic battles and thrilling action, and as he and Team Blackout fight to maintain their territory, he’ll make new friends and compete for Vanguard supremacy.

Source: Crunchyroll
Source: The Fandom Post

Sentai Filmworks Acquires the Home Video License for Sword Gai: The Animation

The Fandom Post is reporting that Sentai Filmworks has acquired the home video license for the Sword Gai: The Animation anime. While the company has not announced any specific plans for the release, they have the distribution rights for the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

The story of Sword Gai: The Animation is described as:

In this world, sentient, powerful swords rain death on a powerless populace. Gai Ogata’s parents are murdered by Shiryu, a cursed blade with an endless thirst for blood. From childhood, Gai is transfixed on Shiryu, training as a blacksmith in hopes of someday surpassing the sword’s deadly guile with a creation of his own. But when another tragic turn of events costs Gai his arm, his master repurposes Shiryu into an unconventional prosthetic, binding Gai to the bloodthirsty weapon permanently. Now Gai must learn to control the sword’s most violent impulses before he faces Zsoltgewinn, the legendary sword so powerful that no mere human can wield it — and only one of these legendary blades will come away from the clash victorious.

Source: The Fandom Post

Sentai Filmworks to Release BAKI on Home Video

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired BAKI, the brutal martial arts anime series, for release in a home video complete collection. Sentai’s release will feature the original Japanese with English subtitles together with an all-new English dub.

Five vicious convicts escape death row. They make their way to Tokyo intent on committing violent blood sport. Now they’re after Baki Hanma. With the onslaught looming, Baki must enlist Kaoru Hanayama, Doppo Orochi, Sea King Retsu and Goki Shibukawa, each with his own unique combat ability, if Baki wants to live to brawl another day.

From the mind of the series’ original creator, Keisuke Itagaki, BAKI adapts the “Most Evil Death Row Convicts Saga” of the second manga series. BAKI is produced by TMS Entertainment and directed by Toshiki Hirano, with series composition from Tatsuhiko Urahata. The series stars Nobunaga Shimazaki as Baki Hanma, Takuya Eguchi as Kaoru Hanayama, Takayuki Sugo as Doppo Orochi, Rikiya Koyama as Sea King Retsu and Shimada Bin as Goki Shibukawa.

Source: Sentai Filmworks