Anime distributor Sentai Filmworks and pop culture apparel developer Ripple Junction are planning to bring a new line of merchandise to mass market and specialty retailers across the country, including Hot Topic. The new line of merchandise will feature titles from the Sentai Filmworks catalog like My Love Story as well as titles from the Spring 2016 lineup, including Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto, Onigiri, Flying Witch, Bakuon!!, and RIN-NE.
This partnership marks the second time Sentai Filmworks and Ripple Junction have joined forces. It follows Ripple Junction’s rollout of Sentai titles Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Akame ga Kill!, Parasyte –the maxim-, and No Game, No Life, including the latter’s best-selling “I Heart Humanity” tee. The rollout included exclusive Hot Topic styles, online and in-store distribution, including to popular online retailers like ThinkGeek.
The new Sentai Filmworks and Ripple Junction merchandise is anticipated to land in retailers for the 2016 holiday season.