Press Releases - Archive

    Friday November 1, 2013
  • THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF IDEA FACTORY INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES TODAY!

  • Thursday October 31, 2013
  • CRUNCHYROLL TO SIMULCAST ONE PIECE ANIME SERIES FOR FALL 2013

  • Wednesday October 30, 2013
  • CRUNCHYROLL LAUNCHES “CRUNCHYROLL MANGA” DIGITAL COMIC PLATFORM

    ATTACK ON TITAN, FAIRY TAIL, and SPACE BROTHERS among the titles to be simultaneously published with Japan release to readers in 170 countries

  • Tuesday October 29, 2013
  • SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “LITTLE BUSTERS! REFRAIN”

    Lightning strikes twice in Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: Little Busters! Refrain.  Yoshiki Yamakawa (Maid Sama, Kill Me Baby) returns to direct this 26 follow up to the original series.  Also returning are Haruko Iizuka, character design and Michiru Shimada, series composition.

  • Monday October 28, 2013
  • SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “MEGANEBU!”

    WARNING! You may experience a strong urge to check your vision after watching Sentai Filmworks’newest acquisition: MEGANEBU!  This 12 episode series is directed by the up and coming Sobi Yamamoto (This Boy Can Fight Aliens) and features character designs by Atsuko Nakajima (Hakuoki) with series composition by Deco Akao (Mysterious Girlfriend X).

  • Thursday October 24, 2013
  • SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “NON NON BIYORI”

    Available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow in 2014

    You’re never in the middle of nowhere as long as you’re with somebody special in Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: Non Non Biyori.  This charming 12 episode series is directed by Shinya Kawamo (Kokoro Connect) and features character designs by Mai Otsuka (Astarotte’s Toy) and series composition by Reiko Yoshida (Girls und Panzer).

  • Tuesday October 22, 2013
  • CRUNCHYROLL LAUNCHES STREAMING CONTENT APPLICATION ON OUYA©

  • Friday October 18, 2013
  • SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “TIME BOKAN: ROYAL REVIVAL”

    Available soon through select digital outlets, home video release to follow in 2014

    Chaos reigns, robot parts rain down and villains are in pain in the wackiest race in the history of anime.  But are you fan enough to beat them to the punch-line in Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: Time Bokan: Royal Revival.  This classic OVA series is directed by Akira Shigino and features character designs by Yoshitaka Amano (Vampire Hunter D, Amon Saga) with mecha designs by Kunio Okawara (Armored Trooper VOTOMS).

  • Wednesday October 16, 2013
  • Otakon Vegas Welcomes Writer, Translator, and Interpreter Frederik L. Schodt

    Frederik L. Schodt is a writer, translator, and conference interpreter based in the San Francisco area. He specializes in currents of thought flowing between Japan and North America, and has written extensively on popular culture, technology, and history. His best known works on manga include Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics (1983), Dreamland Japan: Writings on  Modern Manga (1996), and The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution (2007). 

  • Tuesday October 15, 2013
  • SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “OUTBREAK COMPANY”

    Available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow in 2014

    Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its newest acquisition: Outbreak Company.  This 12 episode series is directed by Kei Oikawa and features character designs by Takashi Mamezuka with series composition by Naruhisa Arakawa (So I Can’t Play H), sound direction by Takahiro Enomoto (Blessing of the Campanella) and music by Keiji Inai (BTOOOM!).

  • Monday October 14, 2013
  • SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “PHI-BRAIN ~ PUZZLE OF GOD SEASON 3”

    Available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow in 2014

    The game only ends when there’s no one left alive to play in Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: Phi-Brain ~ Puzzle of God, Season 3.  This 25 episode installment of the successful series is directed by series veteran Hirotaka Endo and continues to feature character designs by Youhei Sasaki and music by Akio Izutsu.

  • Tuesday October 8, 2013
  • Aniplex to host Sword Art Online “Watch and Win” Contest on Toonami™

  • Monday October 7, 2013
  • SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “INFINITE STRATOS 2”

    Available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow in 2014

    The high-flying fan favorite is back in Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: Infinite Stratos 2.  This 12 episode follow up to the hugely successful series is directed by Yasuhito Kikuchi and features character designs by Kumi Horii (Student Council’s Discretion) with sound direction by Toshihiko Nakajima (Infinite Stratos, Devil May Cry) and music by Hikaru Nanase (Infinite Stratos, Canaan).

  • Saturday October 5, 2013
  • Digital manga service Amimaru launches iPad app

    Digital manga service Amimaru has launched an iPad application.

     

    The app is a free download, and is globally available from the App Store as of today. At the moment, Amimaru is the only legal manga-specific service on iPad that has no geographical restrictions.

  • Friday October 4, 2013
  • SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “GOLDEN TIME”

    Available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow in 2014

    Experience the law of clause and effect in Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: Golden Time. This 24 episode series revolving around the lives of some decidedly unusual law students is based on the light novel by Yuyuko Takemiya (Toradora!) and features direction by Chiaki Kon (La storia della Arcana Famiglia, When They Cry – Higurashi) with character designs by Shinya Hasegawa (Kill Me Baby, Revolutionary Girl Utena), series composition by Fumihiko Shimo (Kokoro Connect, Clannad) and sound direction by Jin Aketagawa (Bodacious Space Pirates, Upotte!)