Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Waccha PriMagi! Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired magical girl anime Waccha PriMagi!, from Tatsunoko Production and executive director Junichi Sato and set to premiere for the Fall 2021 simulcast season. Sentai will distribute the series to audiences in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal.

Matsuri Hibino spends her days in middle school dreaming about PriMagi, the sparkling stage show that combines song, dance and fashion with actual magic. She’d love to star in the PriMagi one day, and when the spirited troublemaker Myamu appears from another, magical world to scout Matsuri as her PriMagi partner, the pair takes to the stage to become the top stars of PriMagi hand in hand.

Waccha PriMagi! celebrates the 10th anniversary of TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S and syn Sophia’s Pretty Series franchise, which has dazzled audiences with its emphasis on music, dance and fashion since 2010. The series is animated by Tatsunoko Production and Dongwoo A&E.

Waccha PriMagi! is directed by Kosuke Kobayashi, while Junichi Sato serves as executive director. Sayaka Toda provides character design. The series stars Riko Koike as Myamu and Chinatsu Hirose as Matsuri Hibino.

Sentai will stream Waccha PriMagi! in association with select digital outlets in Fall 2021, with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Third Season of the Yuki Yuna is a Hero Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired the third season of magical girl anime Yuki Yuna is a Hero for streaming and home video. Sentai will stream Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Great Mankai Chapter in Fall 2021 to audiences in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Nordic countries, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and Portugal.

The magical girls of the Sanshu Middle School Hero Club have one goal: to make people smile whenever they can and to always help those in need. Through teamwork and the help of their magical powers, Yuna, Mimori, Fuu, Itsuki, Karin and Sonoko have vanquished deadly Vertexes, recovered a missing friend and balanced their lives as magical girls and regular middle school students. Now a new adventure begins, one that will test their skills and their bond as friends alike.

The third season of Yuki Yuna is a Hero is produced by Studio Gokumi and is directed by Seiji Kishi. Makoto Uezu provides series composition while MONACA handles the season’s music.

The series stars Haruka Terui as Yuna Yuki, Suzuko Mimori as Mimori Togo, Yumi Uchiyama as Fu Inubozaki, Tomoyo Kurosawa as Itsuki Inubozaki, Juri Nagatsuma as Karin Miyoshi, and Kana Hanazawa as Nogi Sonoko.

In addition to the third season of the anime series, Sentai will also release Seasons 1 and 2 of Yuki Yuna is a Hero as well as Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Churutto!, a collection of shorts set in the universe of the main series. Sentai will release Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Great Mankai Chapter in association with select digital outlets in Fall 2021, with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Drifting Dragons Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired the rights to the fantasy anime Drifting Dragons, produced by Polygon Pictures and based on the manga of the same name by Taku Kuwabara.

The Quin Zaza airship sails the skies in pursuit of the deadliest (and tastiest) magical monsters in the blue: DRAGONS. While most people fear these scaly beasts, the crew of the Zaza specializes in bringing them down to earth to offer the world the medicine and food only dragons can provide. It’s a tough living, and the price for failure is all too often death, but the rewards for success are riches immeasurable — not to mention the most delicious cuisine around.

Drifting Dragons is directed by Tadahiro Yoshihira while Makoto Uezu provides the script and series composition. All-girl rock band Akai Ko-en performs “Zettai Reido,” the series’ ending theme song.

Drifting Dragons stars Tomoaki Maeno as Mika, Sora Amamiya as Takita, Soma Saito as Jiro, and Kana Hanazawa as Vanabelle.

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Sentai Filmworks Licenses the IRODUKU: The World in Colors Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired IRODUKU: The World in Colors, the original supernatural drama series from P. A. Works, for audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavia, Turkey, Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

Hitomi Tsukishiro may be the child of a family of witches, but after losing her ability to see color, she also lost her sense of magic. Nothing has been able to help her regain that gift — nothing until Hitomi’s grandmother, that is, sends Hitomi back in time to the year 2018. There Hitomi meets her grandmother’s younger self. She also discovers fascinating drawings of a young man named Yuito Aoi. The moment Hitomi lays eyes on his work, colors flood back into view. But why do his drawings have this effect on Hitomi, and for what purpose has her grandmother sent her so far back in time? As Hitomi’s feelings for Yuito grow, she finds herself poised on the cusp of personal transformation, color and magic returning as she blossoms into the young woman she’s meant to be.

Produced by P. A. Works, IRODUKU: The World in Colors is directed by Toshiya Shinohara with series composition from Yuko Kakihara. The series’ music is by Yoshiaki Dewa.

The series stars Kaori Ishihara as Hitomi Tsukishiro, Shoya Chiba as Yuita Aoi, and Kaede Hondo as Kohaku Tsukishiro.

Sentai will stream IRODUKU: The World in Colors in association with select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Second Season of the Made in Abyss Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired the forthcoming second season of Made in Abyss, the next entry in the Made in Abyss franchise that captivated anime audiences around the world with its epic storyline, disarmingly gorgeous production values and hauntingly beautiful soundtrack. Sentai will distribute the latest series, together with the groundbreaking first season and three feature length films, to audiences around the world (excluding Asia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and MENA).

Made in Abyss‘ second season follows in the footsteps of its predecessor TV season and feature films by bringing audiences more of the stunning visuals, stellar writing and fascinating premise they have come to expect from this critically lauded production. A spectacular teaser visual for the new season was released via the series’ official Twitter account to whet the appetites of curious fans.

Sentai will release the second season of Made in Abyss, titled Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun, in association with select digital outlets in 2022 with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Second and Third Parts of the Girls und Panzer das Finale Anime Films

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired Girls und Panzer das Finale Parts 2 and 3, the next exciting chapters in the follow-up film series to the fan favorite Girls und Panzer anime franchise. Sentai will distribute the movies to audiences in the United States and Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia and Nordic countries.

It’s time to gear up for more earth shaking tankery action times two. In the next round of the Continuous Cup against BC Freedom Academy, the tide of battle turns on a dime, leaving the Oorai Girls Academy tank combat team scrambling for a leg up on the competition. And their next opponents in the tournament bracket, Chi-Ha-Tan Academy, are going to be even tougher. But the members of Oorai Girls Academy won’t go down without a fight no matter what tactics are thrown their way. Prepare for more explosive thrills and heavy caliber irreverence with Girls und Panzer das Finale – Part 2 and Girls und Panzer das Finale – Part 3.

Tsutomu Mizushima returns to direct the next installments in the Girls und Panzer das Finale movie series, which have been animated by studio Actas. The film stars Ikumi Nakagami as Yukari Akiyama, Mami Ozaki as Hana Isuzu, Mai Fuchigami as Miho Nishizumi, Yuka Iguchi as Mako Reizei, Ai Kayano as Saori Takebe, and Kana Ueda as Momo Kawashima.

Sentai will release the second and third Girls und Panzer das Finale movies in association with select digital outlets and on home video.

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Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Kakegurui Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired Kakegurui, the beguilingly original thriller anime series that wraps a dangerous world of high-stakes underground gambling in stylish visuals. Sentai will distribute the series to audiences in the United States, Canada and Latin America.

During daylight hours, an exclusive, elite private school prepares its illustrious students for careers in business, politics, and high society. But when darkness falls, the halls of this esteemed establishment transform into an underground gambling den where bright-eyed youngsters learn the timeless art of bluffing, backdoor dealings and social manipulation. In this school for the rich and elite, money is power, and the tyrant of the betting books rules with an iron fist. So when the beautiful Yumeko Jabami upsets the academy hierarchy with her voracious appetite for the thrill of the gamble, the entire student body mobilizes to send her house of cards tumbling down.

Produced by studio MAPPA, Kakegurui is directed by Yuichiro Hayashi and Kiyoshi Matsuda, with series composition from Yasuko Kobayashi.

The series stars Saori Hayami as Yumeko Jabami, Minami Tanaka as Mary Saotome and Tatsuya Tokutake as Ryota Suzui.

Sentai will release Kakegurui on home video in Q4 2021.

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Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA – Licht Nameless Girl Anime Film

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA – Licht Nameless Girl, the latest feature length follow-up to the movie Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA – The vow in the snow and latest installment in the hugely popular Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA franchise. Sentai will distribute the film to audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Central America, South America, Spain, and Nordic countries.

Originally developed as an alternate universe to mega hit series Fate/stay night, Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA now stands on its own as a bona fide hit and fan-favorite franchise. In the latest feature film installment, its most beloved characters face completely unexpected situations. The Ainsworth family aims to save the world, but the price is sacrifice of magical girl Miyu — but Miyu’s brother, Shirou, won’t let them have her without a fight. Now it’s up to Illya to step in and find a solution that will save not only Miyu, but the entire world.

Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA – Licht Nameless Girl is directed by Shin Onuma with studio SILVER LINK in charge of animation. Kazuya Hirata provides the film’s character design.

The film stars Mai Kadowaki as Illyasviel von Einzbern, Kaori Nazuka as Miyu Edelfelt, Chiwa Saito as Chloe von Einzbern, Natsuki Hanae as Julian Ainsworth, Sumire Moroboshi as Erika Ainsworth, and Rie Kugimiya as Beatrice Flowerchild.

Sentai will release Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA – Licht Nameless Girl on home video and in association with select digital outlets.

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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Lupin The 3rd Part 6

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it acquired Lupin The 3rd Part 6, the next adventure in the saga of globetrotting thief, Lupin III. The latest installment commemorates the 50th anniversary of this influential franchise. Sentai will distribute the series to audiences in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and all Nordic Countries.

Gentleman thief Lupin III is back and ready for his next caper— unless legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, has anything to say about it. When Holmes’ longtime partner, Dr. Watson, is murdered, none other than Lupin tops the suspects list. With Holmes fast closing in, Lupin must prove his innocence and bring a shadowy organization called The Raven to heel if he wants to live to steal another day.

Produced by TMS Entertainment and based on the original work of Monkey Punch, Lupin The 3rd Part 6 is directed by Eiji Suganuma with music from longtime series music composer Yuji Ohno and series composition by Takahiro Okura. Hirotaka Marufuji provides the series’ character design.

The escapades of Lupin III have thrilled audiences for decades, with entries in the franchise spanning everything from manga and anime series to feature films and live action adaptations. To celebrate this beloved franchise’s 50th anniversary, TMS Entertainment is making 2021 the “Year of Lupin,” bringing audiences a brand new Lupin adventure along with exciting events, new theatrical and home video releases, and more.

Sentai will stream Lupin The 3rd Part 6 in association with select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai Filmworks Announces Information About Sentai At Home 2

Sentai Filmworks has revealed the event and exclusive guest lineup for Sentai at Home 2021, Sentai’s digital panel experience for anime fans around the world. Anime enthusiasts can catch Sentai at Home 2021 on Wednesday, August 20, 2021 at 2 p.m. CDT and should visit athome.sentai.com to learn more about this free event.

To bring the joy of anime to fans at home, Sentai will treat viewers to a lineup of exclusive interviews with an array of Japanese talent, including cast members from Non Non Biyori, Redo of Healer, Getter Robo Arc, Princess Principal, Mother of the Goddess’ Dormitory and other Sentai favorites. Fans can also look forward to interviews with anime directors Morio Asaka, Masayuki Kojima, Jun Kawagoe, Takuya Asaoka, Shinya Kawatsura and Masaki Tachibana, as well as inside looks at the work of sound director Soichiro Kubo and music composer Hisaki Kato of Hero Mask. Additional guests include the creator of Redo of Healer, Rui Tsukiyo, and decorated music composer Kevin Penkin of Made In Abyss fame.

In addition to Japanese guests, Sentai will host a retrospective look at the influential Lone Wolf & Cub television series with special guests Max Allan Collins (author of Road to Perdition) and Cinapse film critic Ed Travis, who will discuss the widespread influence of this culturally significant work. Alongside comedic interludes from comedian Chinedu Ogu and YouTube personality Roxxy Haze, fans can anticipate exclusive dub clips, sneak peeks of Sentai’s upcoming home video releases, thrilling previews and so much more.

Sentai hosted the first iteration of Sentai at Home in August 2020. To learn more about Sentai at Home 2021 and to stay up-to-date on the event’s latest news and developments, sign up for the Sentai at Home mailing list.

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