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Sentai Filmworks Adds Angel Beats! Fantasy TV Anime

posted on 2011-03-25 16:01 EDT
TV anime from Key's Jun Maeda to be dubbed into English, released on DVD/BD

The North American anime distributor Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday that it acquired the 2010 television anime series Angel Beats! According to the announcement, Sentai will dub the series into English and release it on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc at an unspecified date. The series' dub will also premiere at this year's Anime Boston event, which will take place from April 22 to 24.

The series revolves around protagonist Yuzuru Otonashi, who wakes to find himself in a strange high school setting. Otonashi has no memories prior to waking, but learns that the location is a strange afterlife and all of its inhabitants are deceased. He joins a group which rebels against the afterlife and its primary enforcer, Angel. A young woman named Yuri Nakamura leads the group, called "Shinda Sekai Sensen" (Afterlife War Front) in the Japanese version of the series, which consists of a variety of colorful characters.

So far the Angel Beats! franchise includes two manga series, a light novel series written by creator Jun Maeda, and two Internet radio shows. The anime was announced in 2009 and aired in April 2010. The series is also well-known for its music, which performed strongly on Japan's sales charts.

Update: Added background information and image.

Update 2: Added link to press release.

Update 3: Fixed intro text. Thanks, Cloud668.


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