Sentai Filmworks Licenses ‘HaNaYaMaTa’

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Sentai Filmworks has just revealed another anime license acquisition. They now have the North American home video distribution rights to the anime adaptation of HaNaYaMaTa.

The series is adapted from Sou Hamayumiba’s manga series of the Atsuko Ishuzuka directed the series, series composition and scripts were provided by Reiko Yoshida, MONACA composed the music and character designs were adapted by Atsuko Watanabe. Madhouse handled the animation production for the series. Madhouse is known to many fans for their work on works such as the Vampire Hunter D film series and the animated Death Note TV series and subsequent redux films. This series…

…introduces us to Naru Sekiya, a normal girl living an ordinary life. A chance encounter with an American girl dancing in traditional Japanese dress under a starlit night, however, changes her life forever. Naru is entranced with this ethereal, fairy-like figure. She had been waiting for that special someone who would one day take her from her everyday life, and now — led by this girl from another country — she takes her first steps into the extraordinary world that is yosakoi, a form of Japanese dance.

The series was also licensed by Madman Entertainment for Australia release earlier this year.

From November 2014 to September 2017, this author covered as much anime news as possible, and published several dozen reviews of anime and Cartoon Network titles thanks primarily to Madman and Hanabee.

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