Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sentai Licenses Angel Beats! Anime

We've had a lot going on over the last few days, but I did want to make a post that Sentai Filmworks (Section 23) announced a couple days ago that they acquired the 2010 television anime series Angel Beats! Sentai says they will dub the series into English and release it on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc, but did not say when. The dub will also premiere at this year's Anime Boston con (April 22 to 24).

You hear that Judy!? :-)

Synopsis:  There is a world after death and before reincarnation. There, youth, whose lives were stolen from them before death, defy cruel fate, and their futures. Yuri, the leader of the Shinda Sekai Sensen, leads the rebellion against the god who destined them to have unreasonable lives. On the other hand, Angel, the chairperson of the Student Council for the world after death, (and the Agent for the god?), battles against the SSS members. In a seemingly normal High School, SSS members, armed to the teeth battle it out against Angel and her supernatural powers."


MARl0 said...

This is awesome news indeed. An instant purchase for me.

In other BluRay news, I'd really like to hear your thoughts on the Baccano issue. Words cannot describe how much it pisses me off when Aniplex pulls these stupid exclusive deals with other retailers (you know who I mean). It's like they're actively trying to lose fans and retail partners.

Robert said...

They are all like gangsters the way they run their businesses. Backdoor deals done in dimly lit smoky backrooms is what’s driving a big part of the US Anime business forward now. ~sigh~

You know, I bet a lot of people don't know that AniPlex is a part of Sony, and they love proprietary deals there because it keeps prices high. We've talked to them and told them we'd like to carry their stuff, but wading through their corporate bureaucracy has proven difficult. I don't think they want US Anime fans to have any choices. I'm sure You Know Who is perfectly happy with that too, as they can make a ton of money off Anime fans with a deal like that. Monopolies = big profits.

But I'll tell you all what you can do - contact AniPlex and tell them you want to buy their releases through RACS and WON'T buy them through anyone else. These releases should be available from ALL US Anime stores, not just the privileged few. They won’t change unless they hear from YOU.