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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
25-episode series from Sunrise to stream on The Anime Network and other outlets

Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the Phi-Brain - Kami no Puzzle television anime series. Sentai Filmworks will release the 25-episode series digitally on The Anime Network and "many other outlets" soon. Sentai Filmworks' press release did not mention a home video release.

The school adventure story, which is being produced by Sunrise, revolves around Kaito, a puzzle-loving freshman at the private high school named "Root Academy." He is selected as a candidate for "Phi Brain" for his extraordinary mental skills. One day, he and his childhood friend Nonoha tackle the "unsolvable puzzle" hidden in the underground ruins near the school. They are guided by the mobile device given to Kaito by the student council president.

The puzzle is the "philosopher's puzzle," a life-threatening creation of a mysterious intelligence group known as "POG." When he defeats the puzzle, he is designated as a "Solver." Together with Nonoha and other Solvers, Kaito battles POG at "philosopher's puzzles" all over the world.

Junichi Sato (Kaleido Star, Princess Tutu, Tamayura) is directing off scripts supervised by Mayori Sekijima (Saber Marionette J, Star Ocean EX, Jyūshin Enbu - Hero Tales). Hajime Yatate, the collective penname for the creative staff at Sunrise, is credited with the original story.

The anime premiered in Japan on the NHK Educational TV channel on October 2.

Update: Background information and press release link added.

Image © Sunrise/NHK, NEP

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