©TAKAHIRO & Tetsuya Tashiro / SQUARE ENIX

North American anime licensor Sentai Filmworks has announced during Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles on Saturday (Philippine Time) that they have acquired eight (8) anime titles, including the anime adaptation of Akame ga KILL!


Akame ga KILL!
©TAKAHIRO & Tetsuya Tashiro / SQUARE ENIX
©TAKAHIRO & Tetsuya Tashiro / SQUARE ENIX

In a fantasy world, fighter Tatsumi sets out for the Capitol to earn money for his starving village, and finds a world of unimaginable corruption, all spreading from the depraved Prime Minister who controls the child Emperor’s ear. After nearly becoming a victim of this corruption himself, Tatsumi is recruited by Night Raid, a group of assassins dedicated to eliminating the corruption plaguing the Capitol by mercilessly killing those responsible. (Synopsis from TV Tropes)

Akame ga Kill! is a Japanese anime adaptation of a shounen manga series written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro, which is being serialized on Square Enix magazine Gangan Joker since March 2010, and currently has 10 volumes.

The sci-fi action anime is lead by Soma Saito (Mochikuni Akai, Knights of Sidonia) as swordsman Tatsumi, and Sora Amamiya (Liliana, Log Horizon) as a Night’s Raid member Akame.

The show is directed by Amagami SS+ director Tomoki Kobayashi, while scripts were supervised by Makoto Uezu, who also handled titles like Danganronpa the Animation & School Days series, and Kazuhisa Nakamura, who also handled designs for Jormungand, adapted Tashiro’s character designs. The animation is produced by White Fox.


Sabagebu! – Survival Game Club –
©Hidekichi Matsumoto • KODANSHA / SABAGEBU! Production Committee
©Hidekichi Matsumoto • KODANSHA / SABAGEBU! Production Committee

Middle school girl Momoka is dragged into joining one of the strangest associations at her school, the Survival Game Club. Its members participate in various forms of paramilitary training under the watchful eye of charming and alarming president, Miou. How on Earth will the inexperienced Momoka survive her training, let alone Miou’s company?! (Synopsis from MyAnimeList.net)

Sabagebu! is a Japanese anime adaptation of a manga series, written and illustrated by Hidekichi Matsumoto. It is currently serialized on Kodansha magazine Nakayoshi since December 2010, and currently has six (6) volumes.

The slice-of-life comedy anime is lead by Ayaka Ohashi (Fleur Blanc, Eureka Seven AO) as Momoka Sonokawa, Lynn (Aero, Magi – The Kingdom of Magic) as Maya Kyodo, Nao Toyama (Chitoge Kirisaki, Nisekoi) as Kayo Kotokuji, Rumi Ookubo (Tsumiki Miniwa, Acchi Kocchi) as Urara Kasugano, and Yumi Uchiyama (Ruri Miyamoto, Nisekoi) as Mio Ooturi.

The series is directed by Masahiko Ohta & scripts handled by Takashi Aoshima, who both worked on Minami-keMitsudomoe, while Masahi Kudo, who handled character designs for MAOYU, also handles designs.


Invaders of the Rokujyoma?!
Rokujyoma no Shinryakusha!?

Due to young Koutarou’s financial circumstances, he is forced to live in a small rokujouma (6-tatami apartment) on a budget of 5000 yen a month. On the plus side, he lives rent-free, but on the minus side, that’s because room 106 of Corona Apartments is cursed. The ghost is a cute young girl, and hijinks ensue when she tries to drive him out. Between the haunting, Koutarou’s nosy neighbors, and a self-styled magical girl flying to the unneeded rescue, there’s way too much for the impoverished young man to handle. (Synopsis from MyAnimeList.net)

Invaders of the Rokujyoma?! is an anime adaptation of a light novel series written by Takehaya and illustrated by Poco. It is being serialized on Hobby Japan imprint HJ Bunko since 2009, which currently has 15 volumes and two (2) side-stories.

The series is lead by Yuichi Nakamura, who played roles such as Gray Fullbuster (Fairy Tail) and Kyousuke Kosaka (OreImo series), as Koutarou Satomi.

The romantic-comedy series is directly supervised by Takehaya, while Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya director Shin Oonuma is the director-in-charge. Shogo Yasukawa, who also worked on Persona: Trinity SoulHyperdimension Neptunia, handles the show’s scripts, while Hideki Furukawa handles character designs. It is produced by Silver Link.


Rail Wars!
©Takumi Toyoda • Sohgeisha / Project RW
©Takumi Toyoda • Sohgeisha / Project RW

The series takes place in an alternate version of Japan where the nationalized railway system was never privatized. Naoto Takayama is an ordinary high school student who aspires to a comfortable life working at Japanese National Railways. He ends up working as a security force trainee, where he unwillingly has to deal with his strange colleagues as well as RJ, a group of extremists who are fighting to privatize the railway. (Synopsis from Wikipedia)

Rail Wars! is a Japanese anime adaptation of a light novel series written by Takumi Toyoda with illustrations by Vania 600. It is being serialized on Sohgeisha imprint Sohgeisha Clear Bunko since January 2012, and currently has eight (8) volumes.

Hitomi Iragashi (Hinata Momose, Knights of Sidonia) played the role of Mari Sassho, Jun Fukuyama (Yuuta Togashi, Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions!) as Naoto Takayama, Maaya Uchida (Hiyori Iki, Noragami) as Haruka Koumi, Manami Nukamura (Hibiki Ganaha, The Idolm@ster) as Aoi Sakurai, and Satoshi Hino (Yuji Sakai, Shakugan no Shana series) as Sho Iwaizumi.

Yoshifumi Sueda, who worked on titles like Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Gosick, directs the anime series, while Katekyo Hitman Reborn! scriptwriter Masashi Suzuki supervises the show’s script. It is produced by Passione.


© glasslip project
© glasslip project

Toko Fukami’s family runs a glass-working business in a small seaside town. She hangs out with her four best friends at a cafe called “Kazemichi.” During the summer break of their senior year in high school, they meet a transfer student named Kakeru Okikura, who claims that a voice from the future talks to him, and that it’s led him to Toko. His arrival sets off a series of events that will make their final summer together one full of hope and heartache. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Glasslip is an anime series directed by Junji Nishimura, who also directed Ranma ½ series, while he will also be joined by Rika Sato in handling scripts. Character designs are handled by Miki Takeshita, who also worked on titles like Red Data Girl and Another. The series is produced by P.A. Works.

The slice-of-life anime series is lead by Seria Fukagawa as Touko Fukami, Risa Taneda (Mirai Kuriyama, Beyond the Boundary) as Sachi Nagiyama, Nobunaga Shimazaki (Haruka Nanase, Free! series) as Yukinari Imi, and Ryota Ohsaka (Sadao Maou, Hataraku Maou-sama!) as Kakeru Okikura.


Blue Spring Ride
Ao Haru Ride
©2014 Io Sakisaka / SHUEISHA • "AOHARAIDO" Production Committee
©2014 Io Sakisaka / SHUEISHA • “AOHARAIDO” Production Committee

Ao Haru Ride revolves around Futaba, a girl who was in love with a boy named Kou Tanaka in middle school. However, after a misunderstanding, their relationship as friends ends when he transfers schools over summer vacation. In high school, her world is turned around once again when she meets Kou again, this time under the name of Kou Mabuchi. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Spring Ride is a Japanese anime adaptation of a shoujo manga series written and illustrated by Io Sakisaka. It is being serialized by Shueisha through Bessatsu Margaret magazine since February 2011, and currently has 10 volumes.

The romantic-comedy series is directed by Ai Yoshimura, who also directed My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, while Kimi ni Todoke scriptwriter Tomoko Konparu supervised the scriptwriting. Character designs are made by Rena Ikagawa, who also worked on titles like Kimi ni Todoke and Psycho-Pass. It is produced by Production I.G.


Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen
白銀の意思 アルジェヴォルン

The Kingdom of Arandas Alliance and the Countries Unification of Ingelmia have been at war for many years. The situation has been at a stalemate across the fortress of the Great Wall, which has never been penetrated since the foundation of Arandas. The gate to the fortress has remained firmly closed, but when it creaks open, the complexity of war starts to change dramatically. (Synopsis from Crunchyroll)

Argevollen is an anime series directed by Atashushi Ootsuki, who also worked on the second season of Working!!, while Tatsuo Sato, who directed Bodacious Space Pirates, handles the scripts. Yuuchi Oka, who handled character designs for the To-LOVE-Ru series, is a part of the series. It is produced by Xebec.

The series is lead by Saori Oonishi (Yamazaki, Little Busters!) as Jamie Hazaford, Hiroshi Tsuchida (Daikichi Kawachi, Usagi Drop) as Ukyou Samonji, Ryota Ohsaka (Sadao Maou, Hataraku Maou-sama!) as Tokimune Susumu, and Sayaka Oohara (Milly Ashford, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) as Saori Suzushiro.


Similar to the recently acquired title Yu-Shibu, the anime titles are set to be released on digital platforms soon, and its home video release is set to be announced in the coming days.


SOURCE: Sentai Filmworks