Sentai Filmworks Reveals Four New License Acquisitions

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Sentai Filmworks has announced four new anime license acquisitions over the last few days. All of the following titles will be released on home video in North America.

Firstly, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle is joining Sentai Filmwork’s library. The series will premiere in Japan in January 2016. Sentai Filmworks provided a description of the series:

Based off the original light novel by Senri Akatsuki and illustrated by Kasuga Ayumu, this series follows a young man named Lux, the former prince of Arcadia. After an accident in the bathing area lands Lux in hot water with the kingdom’s new princess, Liseshart, he finds himself forced into a duel that pits mechanical weapons against each other. Little does he know what else lies in wait when he has to join the school that trains the wielders of these ancient weapons.

Next, the 2013-2014 anime series Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories has been picked up for a home video release. The series began airing in 2013. Its second season, airing in 2014, featured several guest directors known for their skill in the horror genre.

Third is the upcoming anime adaptation Norn9. This series is also scheduled to premiere in Japan in January 2016. Sentai Filmworks provided a description of this series: “Based on the visual novel of the same name, the story follows a 12-year-old boy named Sorata Suzuhara who finds himself transported to an alternate time, and possibly a different world. Aboard the Norn, a giant spherical ship that acts as a miniature city, Sorata joins three girls and nine young men on a journey toward an unknown destination…”

Finally is the upcoming anime adaptation Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation. The series will begin broadcast in Japan in January 2016. Sentai Filmworks provided a brief description of this series: “Based on the hit MMORPG, this action-adventure series follows Itsuki Tachibana, a player of Phantasy Star Online 2, and the challenges he faces both in and outside of the game.”

The DVD and Blu-ray release of Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories is currently scheduled for April 19, 2016. The other titles are not likely to be released on home video in North America until 2017.

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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