Sentai Filmworks Licenses Hamatora Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime and sequel streamed on Crunchyroll

North American anime distributor Sentai Filmworks announced on Thurdsay that it has licensed the anime Hamatora. The company plans to release the series digitally and on home video.

In the original story of the Hamatora project, partners Nice and Murasaki form a detective agency called "Hamatora" (short for "Yokohama Troubleshooting") in Yokohama in 2014 — but their "office" is a table at Cafe Nowhere where they and their friends wait for clients. An old acquaintance of theirs, a cop named Art, hires them for a serial murder case he is investigating, and they discover that the murder victims are all "Minimum Holders" — those who possess special hereditary powers discovered only in an extremely limited number of humans. As Minimum Holders themselves, Nice and Murasaki are drawn into this case, whether they like it or not.

The multimedia Hamatora project was announced in 2013, and it has spawned a manga series, two stage plays, and a Nintendo 3DS game by FuRyu. Crunchyroll streamed the anime and the sequel series, Re:␣Hamatora, as they aired in Japan.

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