Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Grimoire of Zero" And " Kabukibu!"

Both series will stream on Anime Strike as part of the Amazon service's spring simulcast line-up

Sentai Filmworks has announced the license of Grimoire of Zero aka Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho and Kabukibu!. Both series will stream on Anime Strike as part of the Amazon service's spring simulcast line-up. 


They describe Zero

Based on the hit light novel series Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho, and produced by the same studio responsible for Akame ga Kill!, Re: ZERO – Starting Life in Another World, Steins; Gate, and Matoi the Sacred Slayer, GRIMOIRE OF ZERO will air exclusively in the U.S. on Anime Strike, the curated on-demand anime subscription from Amazon Channels, for the Spring 2017 anime simulcast season.


In Liturgical Year 526, sorcery has spread throughout the land, but few are aware of a rival practice called "magic." One day, a half-man, half-beast mercenary who has found himself on the run encounters a beautiful witch known only as “Zero.” Zero makes him an offer: if he escorts her on the search for her stolen grimoire, she will help him gain a human form. Despite his hatred for witches, the nameless mercenary accompanies Zero and guards her as she sets out to reclaim a book that has the power to destroy the world.


They describe Kabukibu!

Kabukibu! Based on the light novel series by Yuuri Eda, this story follows one teenager's attempts to take a 17th-century art form and make it cool again.


Unlike other kids his age, freshman Kurogo Kurusu finds his true passion in kabuki, a form of classical Japanese dance theatre. When he finds out his school doesn’t have a club dedicated to it, he enlists the help of his best friend Tonbo to make one. They'll need at least five members to get things started, however, and together they'll have to win over an unlikely roster that includes stage actors, martial artists, and band members who aren't into kabuki at all.


Kazuhiro Yoneda (Hozuki no Reitetsu, Yona of the Dawn) served as the series director, with acclaimed artist group CLAMP (Cardcaptor Sakura) providing character designs. Animation was by Studio DEEN (Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!)




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