With the 2014 Anime Expo happening right now in Los Angeles, CA, acquisition news has been streaming out and Sentai Filmworks has joined in on the fun, with the announcement that it has acquired eight new series for release in North America.
First up is “I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job”, a harem anime series based on the light novel series written by Jun Sakyou and illustrated by Masaki Inuzumi. The anime features animation by asread (Shuffle!). It follows Raul Chaser, who after the war against Demons is suddenly ended, finds himself with nothing to do when the Hero Training Program is shut down. Now Raul is forced to adjust to a new life, working in a department store, and his new coworker Fino Bloodstone, the daughter of the now dead Demon King, is sure to keep him on his toes.
Sentai Filmworks has plans for a home video release of “I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job”, but no official details have been released. The series should also be available through select digital outlets soon.
“Sabagebu! -Survival Game Club!-” is an action comedy series, based on the manga from Hidekichi Matsumoto. The series features animation from Pierrot Plus (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee). The series follows Momoka Sonokawa, a new transfer student to Aogiri High. While on her way to school, Momoka is harassed and a senior from the school comes to her aid, much to her delight. Following these events, Momoka is recruited into the Survival Game Club, which just so happens to be led by her savior, making her new survival training a little more interesting.
“Sabagebu! -Survival Game Club!-” will be available digitally through select outlets soon. A home video release is also planned, but no further details have been released.
“Invaders of the Rokujyoma!?” is a romantic comedy series based on the light novel series written by Takehaya and illustrated by Poco. It features animation by Silver Link (Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya). The series follows Koutaro Satomi, a high school student who thinks he has found the perfect place to live, when he finds a surprisingly cheap apartment. Once he moves in however, he discovers that it is haunted by a young girl, who wants him out, and as the battle of wills begins, Koutaro finds his home invaded by even more house guests.
Sentai Filmworks has plans for a home video release of “Invaders of the Rokujyoma!?”, but no official details have been released. The series will also be available soon through select digital outlets.
“Rail Wars!” is a comedy action series featuring animation by Passione (Little Battlers eXperience W), it is based on the light novel series written by Takumi Toyoda and illustrated by Vania 600. In “Rail Wars!”, high school student Naoto Takayama has dreams of one day becoming a driver for the illustrious Japanese National Railways, and he thinks he is on the right track when he scores a job as a trainee for the Railways Security Force. With out of control coworkers though, Naoto begins to wonder if his dream will come true, but he and his coworkers will have to step up their game when a group called RJ attempt to seize control of the JNR, as it falls to them to restore order.
Sentai Filmworks has plans for a home video release of the series, but no details have been released yet. “Rail Wars!” will be available through select digital outlets soon.
“Glasslip” is a romantic comedy series, featuring animation production by P.A. Works (Angel Beats!). In the series, Toko Fukami and her friends have begun their final year of high school and the time is coming when they will have to decide what they will do with their lives. Toko’s only dream is to one day take over her family’s glass making business, but her dreams are shattered when Kakeru Okikura, a new transfer student who claims he can hear a voice that predicts the future, arrives and says that the voice has led him to Toko.
Anime fans can look for “Glasslip” digitally through select outlets, soon. A home video release is also planned, but no details have been released at this time.
Based on the shojo manga series from Io Sakisaka, “Blue Spring Ride” is a romantic drama series featuring animation by Production I.G. (Broken Blade). The series follows Yoshioka Futaba, a young girl who avoids boys as much as she can, until she meets Tanaka, who she falls in love with. A misunderstanding causes an abrupt end to Futaba’s first love though, and Tanaka disappears from school before she can clear the air. Now in her first year of high school, Futaba does everything she can to appear unattractive, hoping to avoid being harassed by her classmates, but when a familiar face shows up, Futaba may get one more shot at love.
“Blue Spring Ride” will be available through select digital outlets soon, and a home video release will follow. No details about the home video release have been given at this time.
“Argevollen” is a sci-fi mecha action anime series, featuring animation production by XEBEC (Fafner). In “Argevollen”, two countries, Arandas and Ingelmia, have long been in battle, but that may all change thanks to Susumu Tokimune. Susumu is the pilot of the Argevollen, and after he and his comrades rescue a girl named Jaime Hazaford from an enemy attack, they become even more determined to put an end to the war, but even with their determination and teamwork, it may not be enough.
Anime fans can look for “Argevollen” to be available through select digital outlets soon. A home video release is also planned, but no details have been released.
Based on the shonen manga series written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro, “Akame ga Kill”, is a supernatural action series featuring animation from White Fox (Steins;Gate). The series follows Tatsumi, a young fighter who heads to the Imperial City, eager to to earn money for his village. Once he arrives though, he discovers that things won’t be easy in such a corrupt city. When his would be benefactors are killed by a group known as Night Raid, Tatsumi has no other choice to join them, and help put a stop to the Capital’s wicked ways.
“Akame ga Kill!” will be available through select digital outlets soon. A home video release is also planned, but no official details have been released.