San Francisco, CA, April 16, 2012 – VIZ Media, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, has promoted Alvin Lu to Executive Vice President of Publishing.
HOUSTON, April 16, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce its acquitsition of MEDAKA BOX, the newest production of the famed Gainax studio (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gurren Laggan). Featuring series composition and direction by (Shouji Saeki (He Is My Master, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World) and music by Tatsuya Katou (Samurai Girls, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere), MEDAKA BOX is sure to prove that good intentions don’t always matter.
HOUSTON, April 13, 2012— Just when you thought it couldn’t get any weirder, Sentai Filmworks proudly announces its acquisition of a tale of strange, sticky bonds and slobbering repercussions: Riichi Ueshiba’s Mysterious Girlfriend X! Featuring direction by Ayumu Watanabe (Space Brothers), music by Tomoki Hasegawa (DNAngel, NANA) and character designs by Kenichi Konishi (Bokurano, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos), Mysterious Girlfriend X is sure to be a hit with any self-respecting salivator.
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HOUSTON, April 12, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce the acquisition of one of the most anticipated animated series of the decade, KIDS ON THE SLOPE, the long awaited reunion of the team behind COWBOY BEBOP and MACROSS PLUS, director Shinichiro Watanabe (SAMURAI CHAMPLOO, THE ANIMATRIX ) and composer Yoko Kanno (RAHXEPHON, ESCAFLOWNE, GHOST IN THE SHELL S.A.C.). Produced for Fuji Televisions prestigious noitaminA block and based on the manga “Sakamichi no Apollon” by Yuki Kodama, the 12 episode series’ already blockbuster list of production credits grows even more impressive with the addition of character designer Nobuteru Yuki (RECORD OF LODOSS WAR, ESCAFLOWNE, BATTLE ANGEL) and scripting by Yuko Kakihara (PERSONA 4-THE ANIMATION, TAYUTAMA-KISS ON MY DIETY,) and his second season collaborator on Disney’s STITCH! anime series, Ayako Kato. There is perhaps no better summation of the astonishing caliber of talent assembled for this project than Ms. Kodama’s own words: “When it comes to adapting this manga to anime, I can say with no reservations that the series has been blessed with a brilliant combination of staff members that couldn’t be any better.”
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Yokohama, Japan — April 11th, 2012 — HearJapan is proud to announce a new contest featuring a brand new song from sasakure.UK!
HOUSTON, April 10thth, 2012 — Switchblade Pictures has tied up the rights to THE DEVIL’S FEAST, the suspense and shibari erotic thriller from the late, internationally acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Oniroku Dan (FLOWER AND SNAKE, ROPE HELL, LADY BLACK ROSE.) Widely considered to be Japan’s greatest master of dark erotica, Dan, who passed away in May of 2011, wrote over two hundred novels over his career, as well as the screenplays for many of Japan’s most successful and influential features, being especially known his popularization of the Japanese rope-bondage art of Shibari. Directed by Kenji Hanyu from an adaption by Hiroshi Yoshino, THE DEVIL’S FEAST was distributed theatrically in Japan by Shintoho and stars Chihiro Koganezaki (CRUEL RESTAURANT,) Yuya Matsuura (ZOMBIE HUNTER RIKA,) Hitoshi Kajiki (RINKO 18) and famed AV model Arisa Matsumoto.
HOUSTON, April 10, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is pleased to invite you along for another visit with everyone’s favorite art students in HIDAMARI SKETCH X SP. These two special episodes feature the cast and staff that have brought the girls of the Hidamari Apartments to life, including direction by Akiyuki Shinbo (Maria Holic, And Yet the Town Moves) and character designs by Yoshiaki Ito (Alice Academy).
HOUSTON, April 10th, 2012 – Section23 Films is pleased to announce the release of the anime that takes the battle of the sexes to a new level, INFINITE STRATOS. Loaded with special features and a bonus soundtrack CD, the complete collection is out today both on DVD & Blu-Ray by Section23 client, Sentai Filmworks.
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