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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Broken Blade Anime Films

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
6-part film project to get digital distribution in October; DVD, Blu-ray release in 2012

Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it has licensed the six-part anime film series Broken Blade (Break Blade). The Anime Network will stream the film series online starting in October, and Sentai Filmworks will release the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2012.

The series was directed by chief director Tetsuro Amino (Macross 7, Shiki) and director Nobuyoshi Habara (Negima!, Fafner), with Production I.G and Xebec handling the animation. Masashi Sogo (Bleach, Fairy Tail, Gantz) wrote the screenplay.

The film series is based on Yunosuke Yoshinaga's alternate-world robot manga. Flex Comix publishes the manga in Japan, while CMX Manga published three manga volumes in North America before DC Comics shut down the imprint last year.

Sentai Filmworks describes the film series as follows:

In Cruzon, children are born with the ability to control quartz. This power allows them to levitate simple objects—or control enormous and complex mobile battle suits called Golems. But when an ancient Golem is discovered during the height of a brutal war, a Young King and his beautiful queen turn to Rygart Arrow. Though an “un-sorcerer”, Rygart can miraculously pilot this ancient and powerful weapon. But in war, school friends can turn into bitter enemies and allies have suspicious motives.

Update: Background information, link to press release added.

Image © Yunosuke Yoshinaga, Flex Comix/Broken Blade Production Committee

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