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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Dusk maiden of Amnesia Anime

posted on 2012-04-19 15:08 EDT
Supernatural school story based on Maybe's Tasogare Otome×Amnesia manga

North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it acquired the Dusk maiden of Amnesia television anime series. The ongoing anime will be released "through select digital outlets soon with a home video release to follow." Crunchyroll is already streaming the anime as it airs in Japan, after it premiered on April 8.

The original story by manga creator Maybe is set at a private academy that has a history of hauntings by spirits, including a ghost girl named Yūko. For some mysterious reason, first-year middle school student Teiichi Niiya is the only person who can see Yūko. Yūko has no memory of her death, much less who or what caused it. Yūko and Teiichi create an investigation club to find the truth about her death and the other mysteries of the school.

The animation studio SILVER LINK (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts) is animating Dusk maiden of Amnesia. Shin Oonuma (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts) is directing the series, Katsuhiko Takayama (Mirai Nikki) is handling the series composition, and Yukiko Ban (Beelzebub, .hack//SIGN) is adapting Maybe's characters for animation. Aki Okui is contributing the ending theme song "Karandorie," and Konomi Suzuki is performing the opening theme "Choir Jail."

Update: More background information added.

Image © Maybe/Square Enix, Dusk maiden of Amnesia Production Committee


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