HOUSTON, June 30, 2012 — Get ready to throw down with Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition: Mayo Chiki!. Directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Nyankoi!, Hayate the Combat Butler) and featuring character designs by Kosuke Kawamura and music by Yukari Hashimoto (Mawaru Penguindrum, MM!).
HOUSTON, June 29, 2012 — Everyone knows about the Shinsengumi. Discover what happened before them in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Hakuoki Reimeiroku. Directed by Osamu Yamasaki (Yotoden, Toward the Terra), this prequel to the popular Hakuoki series features character designs by Atsuko Nakajima (Trinity Blood, Get Backers), sound direction by Yukio Nagasaki (tsuritama, Someday’s Dreamers II Sora) and music by Kou Otani (Another, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing).
Anime Expo 2012: New license and project announcements
HOUSTON, June 29, 2012— Sentai Filmworks announces its acquisition of the second season of the hit series HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, based upon best-selling author Minoru Kawakami’s ongoing, eight-book franchise. Season 2 will once again directed by Manabu Ono (My Hime, Saki,) and employ a staff of four Character Designers – Tomoyuki Fujii, Shinya Nishizawa, Yukiko Aikei and Kanta Suzuki- to adapt the original concepts by Satoyasu (TENKY), while script supervision and adaptation remains in the capable hands of Tatsuhiko Urahata (Nana, Master Keaton, Monster, Strike Witches 2.)
GRIMES, Iowa, June 29, 2012 – Right Stuf, Inc. and PaperPlanet LLC are pleased to announce a special anime-focused, digital edition of GIRLS OF GAMING, Vol. 08 will be available to fans for $2.99 per copy (25% off SRP), exclusively via RightStuf.com.
HOUSTON, June 29, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce their acquisition of Hiiro no Kakera ~ The Tamayori Princess Saga. Director Bob Shirohata (Gravitation, Hetalia Axis Powers) and script writer Yoshiko Nakamura bring this otherworldly tale of fate to life with help from character designs by Naoyuki Onda (To-Y, Gantz) and music by Hikaru Nanase (Kimikiss: Pure Rouge, Canaan).
LOS ANGELES (June 30, 2012) Anime Expo 2012 (AX) — North America’s largest anime, manga and Japanese pop culture celebration — will present the highly-anticipated premiere of Total Eclipse” on July 1 — the same day the anime debuts on TV in Japan. Kouki Yoshimune, the anime’s executive producer will appear in a special panel discussion in conjunction with the screening. In addition vocalists featured on the show, Minami Kuribayashi and ayami, will perform in live concert at Anime Expo when it returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 29 – July 2, 2012.
HOUSTON, June 29, 2012 — The blood of heroes is a nice addition to any family line, and Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition: Legend of the Heroes ~ Trails in the Sky. Based on the hit video game of the same name, Legend of the Heroes features direction by Masaki Tachibana (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0), series composition & screenplays by Makoto Uezu (Utawarerumono, Akane Iro no Somaru Saka) and character designs by Atsuko Nozaki (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0)
GRIMES, Iowa, June 28, 2012 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. kicks off its 25th anniversary celebration today both at Anime Expo 2012, in Los Angeles, California, and via its flagship online presence at RightStuf.com.
24-Hour Anime Channel Launches On The Game Console This Fall
HOUSTON, June 27, 2012— Sentai Filmworks announced today that the show’s production committee has requested a buy-back of the home video rights to this show from all of the committee’s licensees outside of Asian territories. In the interest of cooperation, Sentai Filmworks is complying with the committee’s request with respect to the home video rights only.
Details revealed at approximately 8 p.m. EDT on Fri., June 29, 2012
GARDENA, CA – June 26, 2012. Digital Manga Inc., one of the manga industry’s most unique and creative publishers, is proud to announce a partnership with EISYS’s DLsite.com (www.dlsite.com). DLsite.com is one of the largest on-demand download sites in Japan, specializing in the digital distribution of Japanese doujinshi and indie games. The service first opened in 1996 as Japan’s first service offering doujinshi products as downloadable content. Since then, the service has grown exponentially, and today serves over 430,000 customers across the globe through its Japanese and English websites. Until now, readers abroad have been unable to enjoy most of these books in English. By teaming up with DLsite.com, Digital Manga, Inc. has found a broader way to harness the creative power of the thousands of artists that DLsite.com manages and distribute their works to an English-speaking audience.
HOUSTON, June 26th, 2012 – Section23 Films is pleased to announce the spectacular new series of animated features from anime powerhouse BONES. TOWANOQUON COMPLETE COLLECTION is out today both on DVD & Blu-Ray by Section23 client, Sentai Filmworks.
RIGHT STUF & NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT AT ANIME EXPO 2013 PANEL, SCREENING OF MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO, UTENA & MORE!
GRIMES, Iowa, June 25, 2012 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment unveiled their events schedule for Anime Expo 2012, which takes place June 29-July 2, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.