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Sentai Filmworks Licenses “The Comic Artist and His Assistants”

HOUSTON, April 17, 2014 – In this office the assistants hold the whip, and nothing will keep them from meeting their deadlines in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, The Comic Artist and His Assistants. This slice of life comedy series is directed by Takeshi Furuta (Tiger & Bunny, Place to Place) with series composition by Aki Itami (Flowers of Evil, Fruits Basket), character design by Hitomi Tsuruta (Gintama, Cyberteam in Akihabara) and animation production by ZEXCS (Say, “I Love You”, Chu-Bra!!).

The life of an artist can be hard: Long, laborious hours working in a studio with only your thoughts and assistants to keep you company. In the case of overworked mangaka Aito Yuuki his attempts to merge the two are so far unsuccessful. With so many lovely ladies around, Aito’s stream of consciousness tends to quickly get off the rails and take a turn for the perverse. His priorities are askew and subjecting his assistants to his fantasies has taken precedent over work. Despite Aito’s blatant abuse of power, his beautiful, talented assistants are willing to play along if it means that their work will be successful. It’s all for the sake of the manga, right? At least, that’s what they tell themselves until Aito’s gets a little grabby. Thankfully, editor Mihari is there to keep him in line, from threatening to fire him to physical punishment. Will Aito’s abuse of power result in romance or rough treatment? Find out in this comedy slice of life - The Comic Artist and His Assistants!

The Comic Artist and His Assistants will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores.  Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.

Official Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Col. 1 English Dub Cast

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Available May 20, 2014

Preorder TODAY

Blu-rayhttp://bit.ly/1lbWVWt

DVD: http://bit.ly/1hODYu6

About Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Col. 1

Inuzuka and Sosuke Inukawa and the girl Hamaji. Through a quirk of fate, both boys share the same peony-shaped birthmark. Genpachi Inukai and Kobungo Inuta were raised hundreds of miles away as foster brothers, but they too share the same birthmark. When they went north as part of the army three years ago, they went to confront demons and came back forever transformed. Now the Imperial Church has come for Shino and Sosuke and they must find eight mystical gems and their owners or face a fate worse than death at the hands of the Church.

Director

Christopher Ayres

English Vocal Cast

Shino Inuzuka, Murasame                            Greg Ayres

Sosuke Inukawa                                           Leraldo Anzaldua

Genpachi Inukai                                           Andrew Love

Kobungo Inuta                                             Mark X Laskowski

Sayoko Inuta                                                Beth Lazarou

Keno Inusaka                                               Illich Guardiola

Dosetsu Inuyama                                         Houston Hayes

Kokonoe                                                     Carli Mosier

Rio Satomi                                                    David Matranga

Kaname Osaki                                             Blake Shepard

Hamaji                                                          Emily Neves

Old Priest                                                   Carl Masterson

Priest                                                            Kurt Bauer

Kenta                                                          Kalin Coates

Kenta’s Father                                             David Wald

Kenta’s Mother                                            Tiffany Terrell

Toad Spirit                                                  George Manley

Fox Guardians                                            Tiffany Grant

Lilith                                                            Shelley Calene Black

Tamazusa                                                   Genevieve Simmons

Kohaku                                                        Molly Searcy

Chitose                                                        Luci Christian

Shoichi                                                        Christopher Ayres

Ayane Mizuki                                               Brittney Karbowski

Suzu Kumagai                                             Margaret McDonald

Ruri Kobayakawa                                        Allison Sumrall

Joji Sakuraba                                               Adam Gibbs

Seiran                                                         Connor Leach

Blu-ray/DVD Cover Art

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Sentai Filmworks Licenses “Kamigami no Asobi”

 

HOUSTON, April 16, 2014 – A young girl is given the herculean task of strengthening the bonds between humans and gods by Zeus himself in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Kamigami no Asobi. This supernatural romance series is directed by Tomoyuki Kawamura (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Good Luck Girl!) with series composition by Tomoko Kanparu (Kimi ni Todoke – From Me to You, NANA), character design by Minako Shiba (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Black Butler) and animation production by Brains Base (One Week Friends, Penguindrum).

The question of who weaves our destiny has always been shrouded in mystery. However, in a twist of fate, Yui Kusanagi discovers a mighty and mysterious sword that transports her to another world. There, this ordinary high school girl finds herself face-to-face with the mighty Greek god Zeus. As her fortune would have it, The God of Thunder has an unusual request: remain in the dimension he has created and attend a school of legendary proportions. When he’s not busy ruling the universe, Zeus acts as headmaster and dean for a school of young, somewhat misguided gods. The bond between humans and gods has weakened, and it is now up to Yui to teach the gods about love and what it means to be human. Will the dice of fortune fall in her favor?  Or will the pressure of being a modern-day Venus be too much to handle? Only time will tell what happens as her fate unfolds before her. Whatever the outcome, bring on the bishounen as Yui tries to reveal who her true destiny is tied to in KAMIGAMI NO ASOBI!

Kamigami no Asobi will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores.  Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.

Sentai Filmworks Licenses “Love Lab”

HOUSTON, April 15, 2014 – A new kind of class is in session, and the matters of love are on the agenda in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Love Lab. From original creator Ruri Miyahara, this heartwarming junior high school comedy series is directed by Masahiko Ohta (Minami-ke, Brighter than the Dawning Blue) with series composition by Takashi Aoshima (Mitsudomoe, Yuruyuri – Happy go Lily), music by Yasuhiro Misawa (Kokoro Connect, La storia della Arcana Famiglia), and animation production by Dogakobo (Engaged to the Unidentified, Majestic Prince).

Perhaps it was from the shock of discovering her school’s most respected girl kissing a life-size huggie doll, but in those first awkward moments Riko Kurahashi said something she wishes she hadn’t.  Because not only did student council president Natsuo Maki completely swallow Riko’s glib fib about being “popular with the boys,” she drafted Riko as her aide and advisor in love and romance!   That would have been bad enough if Natsuo only wanted advice, but Fujisaki Girls Academy’s most brilliant student is also the most obsessive, and simply talking about the opposite sex isn’t sufficient.  No, Natsuo postulates hypothetical scenarios and “researches” them in her secret Love Lab!  And since interaction with boys is banned at Fujisaki, guess who has to help act those fantasies out?  And as other girls join the Love Lab, Riko’s role as the group’s love-master becomes even worse!   Because she ISN’T one!  Most boys don’t even LIKE her, but how can she admit that without destroying the friendships she now cherishes?  Exposure looms and each new “experiment” brings Riko one step closer to total disaster as Love and Deception combine into the ultimate explosive mixture in the LOVE LAB!

Love Lab will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores.  Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.

Check out the Official US trailer for Short Peace on our Youtube channel, and find out if it will be playing at a theater near you below:

http://www.elevenarts.net/th_gallery/shortpeace/

Awesome Oko-san cosplay from Hozuki’s Coolheadedness at the Houston Japan Festival! #anime

Awesome Oko-san cosplay from Hozuki’s Coolheadedness at the Houston Japan Festival! #anime

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Apr 9
The right familiar is not always the best, and Louise is about to find out whether her new summon will be up to snuff in The Familiar of Zero Season 1, now available on Blu-ray and DVD:Blu-ray: http://bit.ly/1kKUE4tDVD: http://bit.ly/1kKUXfI

The right familiar is not always the best, and Louise is about to find out whether her new summon will be up to snuff in The Familiar of Zero Season 1, now available on Blu-ray and DVD:

Blu-ray: http://bit.ly/1kKUE4t
DVD: http://bit.ly/1kKUXfI

Apr 8

Check out the finalized cover arts for The Hentai Prince & The Stony Cat! Release date is June 30, 2014, but you can PREORDER NOW: 

Blu-ray: http://bit.ly/1qgUkxJ

DVD: http://bit.ly/PNv0SZ

Apr 7

Sentai Filmworks to Dub “Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions!”

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HOUSTON, April 7, 2014 – Recently, our May 2014 release schedule was announced, which included the highly anticipated release of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Season 1. We’ve been keeping an eye on fan comments through our social media channels, and while we indicated a subtitle only release, due to the overwhelming demand from fans of the series, we have decided to release a Limited Edition Numbered Premium Box Set later this year which will include an all new English language track and both a Blu-ray and DVD version of the show. The current May release of this title will be a DVD subtitled-only offering.

Additional details will be forthcoming as they become available.

We would like thank each and every one of our fans for your support and are ecstatic to know that there are so many of you out there that love Chunibyo as much as we do. As always, we encourage you to let your voice be heard through our social media pages, as we are always listening.

About Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores.  Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.