Sentai Filmworks Licenses ‘DRAMAtical Murder’, ‘La Corda D’Oro: Blue Sky’ and ‘Angelic Layer’

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Sentai Filmworks has licensed a few anime series over the past couple of weeks. Here are the details of each of their three latest license acquisitions in order of announcement.

DRAMAtical Murder will be available on DVD and Blu-ray with dual audio and English subtitles on November 24, 2015. The series is directed by Kazuya Miura. Series composition was handled by Kabura Fuchii (Chaika -The Coffin Princess- and Wake Up, Girls!), the music was composed by Yuuki Hayashi (Diabolic Lovers and Haikyu!!) and the animation production was handled by NAZ (Hamatora). Sentai Filmworks provided a synopsis of the series:

Aoba has a part-time job at the junk shop “Mediocrity,” and lives with his grandmother Tae on the island of Midorijima, which is located to the southwest of the Japanese island chain. While hand-to-hand combat turf wars called “Ribstiez” have spread across the island, an online game “Rhyme,” which is set in a virtual world has become quite popular. Aoba spends his time participating in neither, until one day, he is suddenly — and forcibly — dragged into a Rhyme battle…

La Corda D’Oro: Blue Sky will be available on DVD and Blu-ray with Japanese audio and English subtitles on November 10, 2015. The Chief Director of the series was Kojin Ochi, the series composition was handled by Keiichiro Ochi, the character designs were drawn by Maki Fujioka, the music was composed by Koichiro Kameyama and the animation production was handled by TYO (Appleseed and Neo Angelique Abyss). Sentai Filmworks provided a synopsis of the series:

Taking place eight years after Hino Kahoko’s time in the first season of La Corda D’OroBlue Sky introduces us to Kanade Kohinata and a new group of musical prodigies as they prepare themselves to shine on the biggest stage and create new memories, friendships and rivalries in what’s sure to be an unforgettable summer.

Finally, Angelic Layer will be available on DVD with dual audio and English subtitles on November 24, 2015. Based on CLAMP‘s best-selling manga, the adaptation was animated by studio Bones (Full Metal Alchemist, RahXephon, Halo Legends and Space Dandy). It was directed by Hiroshi Nishikori (Azumanga Daioh, A Certain Magical Index and Jyo-Oh-Sei). Series composition and scriptwriting were both handled by Ichiro Okouchi (Azumanga Daioh, Code Geass and Negima!). The music was composed by Kouhei Tanaka (One Piece) and the character designs were adapted by Takahiro Komori (Darker Than Black and Scrapped Princess). Sentai Filmworks describes the series as follows:

Misaki Suzuhara discovers the unparalleled excitement of Angelic Layer, a high-tech game in which dolls called Angels are controlled by the thoughts of their operator.  With slapstick support by game guide Ichiro “Icchan” Mihara and his unfortunate assistant Ogata, and the intensive character development and design that CLAMP is famous for, Angelic Layer is a must-have title for any anime fan’s collection.

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