Sentai Filmworks Licenses The Girl in Twilight Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed Animax's original television anime The Girl in Twilight (Akanesasu Shōjo) for simulcast streaming and home video. The company has exclusive rights in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Latin America, and other select territories.
Pony Canyon USA previously streamed an English-subtitled promotional video for the series.
Sentai Filmworks describes the story:
Constantly on the lookout for her next big adventure, the cheerful and kind Asuka Tsuchimiya is always ready to try new things with her high school friends from the Crystal Radio Club. One day, the group performs a ritual from an urban myth just for fun. However, several conditions had fallen into place to put the ritual in motion, opening the door to a new world of gold and jet black. In this world, Asuka finds a different version of herself and soon finds out that some doors were never meant to be opened.
The anime will premiere in Japan on Animax on October 1 at 7:30 p.m., before airing later that evening on Tokyo MX and Yomiuri TV. The anime will also stream on Animax on PlayStation, Niconico Channel, d Anime Store, and U-NEXT.
Kōtarō Uchikoshi (Ever17, Punch Line, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward) is credited for the project's original scenario concept. Jin Tamamura (A Sister's All You Need) is directing the anime at Dandelion Animation Studio and Jūmonji. Yūichi Abe (Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial, live-action Prince of Tennis) is credited as series director.
Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai, DNA², Tiger & Bunny) is drawing the original character designs alongside Hiroyuki Asada (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Cheer Boys!!), who is also credited as concept artist, while Hiroki Harada (Romeo × Juliet, [email protected], Sweetness & Lightning) is designing the characters for animation.
Shogo Yasukawa (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Mitsuboshi Colors, Hyperdimension Neptunia) is writing and supervising the anime's scripts. Writer Hiroshi Yamamoto is credited for "SF setting."
The anime's smartphone game tie-in will launch in October for iOS and Android devices, as well as for PCs (through browsers via DMM Games).
Source: Press release