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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Just Because! Anime for Anime Strike Stream

posted on by Karen Ressler
Original anime project premieres on October 5 in Japan

Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the anime Just Because! and will stream it for the fall 2017 simulcast season on Anime Strike in the United States and on select digital outlets in other territories. The company is also planning a home video release.

The original anime project will premiere in Japan on October 5 on AT-X (9:00 p.m.), Tokyo MX (11:30 p.m.), and TV Kanagawa (1:00 a.m., effectively October 6 morning). The show will also premiere on October 6 on MBS (2:55 a.m., effectively October 7 morning), and on October 10 on BS Fuji (12:30 a.m., effectively October 11 morning).

Atsushi Kobayashi (Girls & Panzer storyboards, episode director) is directing the anime at PINE JAM, with Hajime Kamoshida (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou) as the scriptwriter and Kiseki Himura (Sword Art Online: Progressive manga, Tawawa on Monday) as the original character designer. Hiroyuki Yoshii (Tawawa on Monday) is adapting the character designs for animation. Singer-songwriter Nagi Yanagi (A Lull in the Sea, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Bakemonogatari) is credited as music producer and is also performing the opening theme song. The main female cast members, consisting of Karin Isobe, Yuna Yoshino, and Lynn, will perform the ending theme song as their respective characters.

A serialized novel adaptation of the anime launched in Kadokawa's book and manga news magazine Da Vinci on September 6.

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