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Following the slate of individiual Sentai Filmworks announcements, the distributor has announced a new slate of Fall simulcasts and catalog acquisitions. Without further ado, the slater.
Sentai will distribute the latest Made In Abyss series, together with the groundbreaking first season and three feature length films, to audiences around the world excluding Asia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the combined MENA region. The second season of MADE IN ABYSS, now titled MADE IN ABYSS: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun, will be released in association with select digital outlets in 2022 with a home video release to follow.
Sentai Filmworks has also announced today that it acquired the third season of magical girl anime Yuki Yuna is a Hero for streaming and home video. Sentai will stream Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Great Mankai Chapter in Fall 2021 to audiences in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Nordic countries, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and Portugal. In addition to the third season of the anime series, Sentai will also release seasons 1 and 2 of Yuki Yuna is a Hero as well as the Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Churutto! spin-off.
The magical girls of the Sanshu Middle School Hero Club have one goal: to make people smile whenever they can and to always help those in need. Through teamwork and the help of their magical powers, Yuna, Mimori, Fuu, Itsuki, Karin and Sonoko have vanquished deadly Vertexes, recovered a missing friend and balanced their lives as magical girls and regular middle school students. Now a new adventure begins, one that will test their skills and their bond as friends alike.
Sentai Filmworks has also announced the acquisition of magical girl anime Waccha PriMagi!, from Tatsunoko Production (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Wake Up, Girls!, Ping Pong the Animation) and executive director Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Princess Tutu, Kaleido Star) and set to premiere for the Fall 2021 simulcast season. Sentai will distribute the series to audiences in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal. Waccha PriMagi! celebrates the 10th anniversary of TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S and syn Sophia's Pretty Series of magical girl games, anime and toys.
Sentai has also announced that it has acquired Shikizakura, the original sci-fi/fantasy anime by Sublimation Studios, for release during the Fall 2021 simulcast season. Sentai and streaming partner HIDIVE will distribute the series to audiences in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal. The series is a tribute to the Japanese city of Nagoya by featuring cast and staff that hail from the city itself, many working on an anime production for the first time.
Kakeru Miwa is an otherwise ordinary high school student, but a strange twist puts him on the front line in a supernatural battle against the menacing Oni. With the help of a fantastically powerful battle suit known as “Yoroi”, Kakeru joins an elite team that fights the monstrous Oni and defends humanity from otherworldly threats. The team is assigned to protect Oka Myojin, a shrine maiden who is prophesized to save the world, but she must perform a sacred ritual within Shikizakura, the horizon that connects the spiritual and physical world that lies somewhere amid the blooming cherry blossoms and the colorful autumn leaves. But in this world, the journey to destiny is hard-fought, winding and sometimes deadly.
Sentai has announced that it has acquired Girls und Panzer das Finale parts 2 and 3, the next exciting chapters in the follow-up film series to the fan-favorite Girls und Panzer anime franchise. Sentai will distribute the movies to audiences in the United States and Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia and Nordic countries. Sentai will release the second and third Girls und Panzer das Finale movies in association with select digital outlets and on home video.
It’s time to gear up for more earth shaking tankery action times two! In the next round of the Continuous Cup against BC Freedom Academy, the tide of battle turns on a dime, leaving the Oorai Girls Academy tank combat team scrambling for a leg up on the competition! And their next opponents in the tournament bracket, Chi-Ha-Tan Academy, are going to be even tougher. But the members of Oorai Girls Academy won’t go down without a fight no matter what tactics are thrown their way. Prepare for more explosive thrills and heavy caliber irreverence with Girls und Panzer das Finale – Part 2 and Girls und Panzer das Finale – Part 3!
Sentai has also announced has acquired IRODUKU: The World in Colors, the original supernatural drama series from P. A. Works, for audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavia, Turkey, Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Sentai will stream IRODUKU: The World in Colors in association with select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.
Hitomi Tsukishiro may be the child of a family of witches, but after losing her ability to see color, she also lost her sense of magic. Nothing has been able to help her regain that gift — nothing until Hitomi’s grandmother, that is, sends Hitomi back in time to the year 2018! There Hitomi meets her grandmother’s younger self. She also discovers fascinating drawings of a young man named Yuito Aoi. The moment Hitomi lays eyes on his work, colors flood back into view. But why do his drawings have this effect on Hitomi, and for what purpose has her grandmother sent her so far back in time? As Hitomi’s feelings for Yuito grow, she finds herself poised on the cusp of personal transformation, color and magic returning as she blossoms into the young woman she’s meant to be.
Sentai has also announced that it has acquired the high-flying fantasy anime Drifting Dragons, produced by Polygon Pictures (Ajin: Demi-Human) and based on the manga of the same name by Taku Kuwabara.
The Quin Zaza airship sails the skies in pursuit of the deadliest (and tastiest) magical monsters in the blue: DRAGONS. While most people fear these scaly beasts, the crew of the Zaza specializes in bringing them down to earth to offer the world the medicine and food only dragons can provide. It’s a tough living, and the price for failure is all too often death, but the rewards for success are riches immeasurable — not to mention the most delicious cuisine around!
SOURCE: Sentai Filmworks