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Sentai Filmworks Licenses The Legend of Heroes: Trails in The Sky Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Video anime based on Eiyū Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki RPG to get digital, home video release this year

The North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday that it has licensed The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky. (Eiyū Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki) anime. The company will release the video anime digitally with a home video release following later this year.

Masaki Tachibana (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, .hack//Quantum) directed the series off scripts supervised and written by Makoto Uezu (Katanagatari, School Days, Utawarerumono). Atsuko Nozaki (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0) designed the characters at Kinema Citrus (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, .hack//Quantum), and Emotion produced the anime. The two Blu-ray/DVD volumes shipped in Japan in November and February.

The original Nihon Falcom role-playing game franchise that inspired the new anime has sold more than a million copies and already inspired a promotional anime DVD bundled with the manga version. XSeed Games is releasing the Eiyū Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki game trilogy under the title The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on the Sony PSP system in North America; the publisher shipped the first chapter in March 2011. Nihon Falcom celebrated its 30th anniversary last year.

Update: Background information, press release link added.

Image © Nihon Falcon Corporation.

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