Sentai Filmworks Announces Three New Licenses

Jun 2nd 2009
DVD Collections Slated For August Release


HOUSTON, June 1, 2009—Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of three new anime properties, including the underwater action series Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, the yuri mecha mashup Destiny of the Shrine Maiden, and the superhero comedy Dokkoida?!. ADV Films handles North American home media distribution for Sentai Filmworks and will release each title on DVD this August.


DAPHNE IN THE BRILLIANT BLUE
COLLECTION ONE

Sentai Filmworks is pleased to present the first installment in the underwater sci-fi comedy Daphne in the Brilliant Blue. Daphne in the Brilliant Blue Collection One arrives in stores August 18.

Animated by powerhouse studio J.C. Staff (Azumanga Daioh, Excel Saga), Daphne in the Brilliant Blue follows the madcap adventures of a military academy reject who ends up part of a most unusual sort of help-for-hire agency. Originally distributed in North America by Geneon Entertainment, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue may best be described as a “fun, fast-paced piece of nonsense” (DVD Verdict).

Synopsis Maia is having a very bad day. Her life-long dreams to join the elite Marine Environment Agency wither and die, when, despite everyone's high expectations, she fails the entrance exams. Then, with the loss of her student status, she gets evicted! Penniless, homeless, and unemployed, Maia finds herself in the middle of a shoot-out between fugitive convicts and the Nereides – sexy agents who only take the most high-paying and dangerous jobs. Desperate, Maia agrees to a job in the next Nereides operation – as bait!

Daphne in the Brilliant Blue Collection One (SRP $39.98 DVD) is a two disc release including the series' first 13 episodes, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 1 (of 2)
Running Time: 325 mins.
Age Rating: TV PG
CAT: SF-DBB100
UPC: 702727201820
Pre-Book Date: 7/21/2009
Street Date: 8/18/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $39.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



DESTINY OF THE SHRINE MAIDEN
COMPLETE COLLECTION

Sentai Filmworks is happy to announce Destiny of the Shrine Maiden Complete Collection, a full series set that hits store shelves August 25.

Destiny of the Shrine Maiden mashes up the yuri and mecha genres to create a delicious gumbo of hot girls, giant robots, and mystical love triangles that will leave you begging for more. Originally released in the US under the Japanese title Kannazuki no Miko, Destiny of the Shrine Maiden Complete Collection assembles all 13 episodes in one DVD set.

Synopsis: The Advent of the Priestess of the Godless Month! Shy, timid Himeko happily attends school with both the popular and beautiful Chikane and her childhood friend, Souma, blissfully unaware of what's in store for her. However, the destiny of these three changes on Himeko's 16th birthday when the mark of the sun appears on her chest. What does this solar mark represent? At the same time, why has a black aura of agony burst forth from Souma? Who is the enemy? The legend of the eight-headed beast returns to Japan!

Destiny of the Shrine Maiden Complete Collection (SRP $39.98 DVD) is a two disc anamorphic release including the entire 12 episode series, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 300 min.
Age Rating: TV MA
CAT: SF-DSM100
UPC: 702727202025
Pre-Book Date: 7/28/2009
Street Date: 8/25/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $39.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



DOKKOIDA?!
COMPLETE COLLECTION

Sentai Filmworks is excited to announce the forthcoming Dokkoida?! Complete Collection, which hits store shelves August 25.

Dokkoida?! is a mischievous send-up of superheroes, Ultraman, and diapers that is both “unpredictable… and darned funny!” (Anime World). Originally distributed in North America by Geneon Entertainment, Dokkoida?! is adapted from a popular light novel series that has also been made into a manga (published in the United States by DC Comics under its CMX imprint).

Synopsis: The Galaxy Federation Police (GFP) desperately wants to cover-up its personnel shortage with new mechanized power-suits. Suzuo, 19-years old, desperately needs a job. Tampopo needs an earthling to fit the prototype of her company's suit and declares Suzuo the perfect candidate! Strong competitors and the wacky A-class criminals fight against our hero in diapers, but they must not recognize each other out of costume or the test results will be a failure. Still, it's OK if they all live in the same apartment building to save money, right?

Dokkoida?! Complete Collection Collection (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a two disc release including the entire 12 episode series, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 300 mins.
Age Rating: TV PG
CAT: SF-DK100
UPC: 702727202124
Pre-Book Date: 7/28/2009
Street Date: 8/25/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing licensors of anime in North America, including hit series like Clannad and Princess Resurrection. Sentai Filmworks is distributed on a non-exclusive basis by ADV Films.

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