Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Legend of Galactic Heroes" and "Higurashi" Anime

Announcement followed news about novels hitting North America

On the heels of the announcement that Viz's Haikasoru label will publish Yoshiki Tanaka's Legend of the Galactic Heroes, a space-opera based on 19th century Prussian conflicts that inspired a huge body of anime between 1988 and 2000, including 110 OVA episodes and 52 side-story OVA episodes Sentai Filmworks announced at Anime Expo that they have licensed the cult anime! 

 

Along with this,Sentai Filmworks licensed  When They Cry (aka Higurashi ga Naku Koro ni), the anime adaptation of 07thExpansion's rural horror/mystery doujin visual novel series'

 

When They Cry was originally acquired by Geneon. FUNimation acquired the distribution license to the show with the other Geneon titles in 2008 after Geneon ceased to distribute titles in North America, but subsquently let the properly lapse.

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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