New Licenses by Sentai Filmworks

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New Licenses by Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks has acquired four new anime series. They will be released as a digital copy on selected digital outlets. There is also a release on DVD & Blu-ray planned.

DD Fist of the North Star (DD Hokuto no Ken)

The first one, which was announced last Monday, is DD Fist of the North Star, which was produced by Ajia-dou in in 2013. The short-form anime series is based on a Manga, created by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara. DD Fist of the North Star is a parody series of original series Fist of the North Star. The release of the complete collection, with japanese dub and english subtitles, is planned for the 14. April 2015.

Tetsuo Hara, illustrator of the original Fist of the Noth Star manga, participated in the anime production as animation supervisor.



The series was premiered in japan in April 2013. Crunchyroll began streaming of the series in 2013. Viewster accuired the streaming rights and added the series this year to their repertoire.

Sentai FilmworksTo be its evangelist, highly trained in the secret martial art of Hokuto Shinken, Kenshiro has achieved such a high level of combat expertise that he can kill a man with his finger. Though these skills may be useful for a wandering man trying to survive the deadly wastelands left behind by nuclear war, they’re all but useless in modern day Japan! With an apocalypse that never happened and a less-than-desirable skill set, would-be hero Kenshiro is stuck looking for a job just like every other unlucky person in Japan. And frankly, part time jobs just aren’t cutting it. Things start to look up when he stumbles across a vacancy notice at a convenience store, but unfortunately he’ll have to deal with two contentious contenders if he wants the job: his own brothers Toki and Raoh, who share the same dilemma as Kenshiro himself. The battle for the stock shelves begins—fists will fly and no punches will be pulled as martial arts and shelved snacks collide in DD FIST OF THE NORTH STAR!
 
Unlimited Psychic Squad (Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke)

The second license, which was announced on Tuesday, is Unlimited Psychic Squad, which was produced by Manglobe in 2013. The anime series is a spin-off the action-comedy Psychic Squad anime series of Synergy SP and tells a side story of the original series. Because of this, Un Takagi made the character designs instead of Takahiro Kagami. Shishou Igarashi had the role as episode director and Shinichi Inotsume created the script for the series. There has also been a change in the main cast, Sayaka Ohara replaces Saeko Chiba's original role as Momiji. The release of the complete collection, with japanese dub and english subtitles, is planned for the 21. April 2015.



Crunchyroll released the series as a simulcast in winter 2013.

Sentai FilmworksYou don’t have to be psychic to know that Hyobu Kyosuke is trouble waiting to happen, but having psychic powers of your own may be your only chance if you want to stand against him. One of the most powerful espers on the planet, Hyobu’s incredible range of abilities extends as far as controlling his own aging process, and the potential strength of all his talents combined is so terrifying that he wears a device that limits their use except in cases of extreme emergency. The time is coming, however, when Hyobu will need to unleash everything he has. Because sometimes it takes a villain to do what heroes can’t, and as the leader of the secret organization P.A.N.D.R.A., Hyobu’s dedicated his life to fighting those who would entrap, enslave, or kill anyone with psychic powers. Now P.A.N.D.R.A. itself is in danger and, to combat that deadly threat, the gloves and limiter are coming off! The dark side of the world of PSYCHIC SQUAD is unveiled in an incredible new series, where the lines between the good and the bad cease to exist and the only goal is survival in UNLIMITED PSYCHIC SQUAD!

She, the Ultimate Weapon (Saishuuheiki Kanojo)

The third license, which was announced on Wednesday, is She, the Ultimate weapon, produced by Studio GONZO in 2002. The tv series is based on the manga of Shin Takahashi. Shougakukan has published seven volumes. An english version was licenced by Viz Media and all seven volumes were published during the years 2004 and 2006. Viz Media also licensed ,and dubbed, the anime and released the anime on DVD in 2004. It's presumed that Sentai Filmworks will use their dub for their release, which is planned as complete collection for 4. July 2015.



Sentai FilmworksNot every soldier wants to fight. Not every weapon wants to be used. But when an unexpected force attacks their city, the hopes and dreams of students Shuji and Chise are shattered by the fires of war. Surviving the bombing after a mysterious defender decimates the attackers, Shuji discovers Chise in the ruins. But she is no longer the girl he has always known. Changed and twisted by military experiments, she has been altered into something no longer completely human. And even worse, though they both fight to deny it, the things that made her the person she was are slowly beginning to fade away. Can a human soul exist inside a device that was created to kill? And can any heart continue to feel love for something that is only a shell of the person it once was? The question will be answered as a young schoolgirl is transformed into the ultimate engine of mass destruction in SHE, THE ULTIMATE WEAPON!
 
Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You

The fourth licence, which was announced on Thursday, is Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You, produced by Manglobe. The newest season tells a story, which is not based on the original manga, but Mangaka Kenjirou Hata created the story concepts for the third season.

The original manga, is still running and serialized in Weekly Comic Magazine “Shonen Sunday” by Shougakukan since 2005.

The release of the complete collection, with japanese dub and english subtitles, is planned for the 28. April 2015.



Crunchyroll has already streamed the third season in 2012, as well as the previously seasons Hayate the Combat Butler! And Hayate the Combat Butler!!. A dvd and blu-ray version of the previous seasosns was released by Bandai Entertainment.

Sentai FilmworksIt was a tumultuous summer, but it's drawn to a close and things have returned to normal at Sanzenin Mansion -- when suddenly a phone call is received from the Nevada police! "Have your father's belongings been found?" a voice asks. "No. I have no interest in such things," replies Nagi, as nonchalant as ever. But then a mysterious girl arrives, claiming what could be either a shocking truth or utter nonsense!

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