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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul Anime Film, Food Wars! Season 3 TV Anime (Update)

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Made in Abyss debuts in 2020; Food Wars! season 3, Delinquent Hamsters get dub

Sentai Filmworks announced at its panel on Friday that it has licensed the Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul, Food Wars! The Third Plate, Kase-san and Morning Glories, and Delinquent Hamsters anime.

Sentai Filmworks will debut Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul (Gekijōban Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei), the new anime film in the franchise, in 2020. The film will open in Japan in January 2020. Sentai Filmworks describes the film:

Dawn of the Deep Soul continues the epic adventure of plucky Riko and Reg who are joined by their new friend Nanachi. Together they descend into the Abyss' treacherous fifth layer, the Sea of Corpses, and encounter the mysterious Bondrewd, a legendary White Whistle whose shadow looms over Nanachi's troubled past. Bondrewd is ingratiatingly hospitable, but the brave adventurers know things are not always as they seem in the enigmatic Abyss...

The 13-episode television anime series based on Akihito Tsukushi's Made in Abyss manga premiered in Japan in July 2017. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series and released it on Blu-ray Disc last October. The English-subtitled version of the show streamed in the United States on Amazon's Anime Strike service, and HIDIVE streamed the series outside of the United States. The dub is also streaming on HIDIVE.

The first compilation film for the anime, Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn (Made in Abyss: Tabidachi no Yoake), opened in Japan on January 4, followed by the second film, Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight (Made in Abyss: Hōrō Suru Tasogare), on January 18. Sentai Filmworks premiered the first film in Los Angeles on March 15, before it opened in theaters on March 20 and 25. Sentai Filmworks premiered the second film in Rosemont, Illinois on May 17, before it opened in theaters in the United States on May 27.

Sentai Filmworks teased that it will release Food Wars! The Third Plate, the third season based on Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma manga, on home video. The company is producing an English dub for the anime, and it began streaming a clip.

Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

At the Moon Festival, Totsuki Academy's annual gourmet jubilee, students wage fierce culinary war as they try to out-earn their peers by selling the most of their chosen cuisine. Soma Yukihira, however, has his sights set on a grander prize: challenging the Elite Ten, who rule over the academy with iron fists. But Soma might have to put his grand ambitions on hold for the time being, because an insidious scheme to upset the balance of Totsuki Academy has begun to emerge from the shadows…

The series premiered in October 2017, and the second half premiered in April 2018. Crunchyroll exclusively streamed the third season.

The first anime season aired for 24 episodes from April to September 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the first anime adaptation as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for North America. Sentai Filmworks also licensed Food Wars! The Second Plate, the second anime season. The 13-episode series aired from July to September 2016, and Crunchyroll streamed the show as it aired. The anime will have a fourth season in October.

The first season of the anime will premiere on Adult Swim's Toonami block on Saturday, July 6 at 1:00 a.m.

Sentai Filmworks will release an English dub for Kase-san and Morning Glories, the original video anime adaptation of Hiromi Takashima's Kase-san and... (Asagao to Kase-san.) yuri manga. The distributor will release the anime in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal. The company describes the story:

Shy, reserved Yui Yamada is a budding horticulturist who is responsible for caring for her high school's greenery. While tending to her campus' morning glories, Yamada has a chance encounter with the vivacious, sporty Tomoka Kase, star of the girl's track team. Yamada and Kase could not be more different and they have a lot to learn about one another, but as their friendship grows, their feelings begin to blossom into something more…

The anime opened in theaters in Japan in June 2018, and Pony Canyon screened the United States premiere of the anime at last year's Anime Expo.

The anime's staff is mostly the same as the staff who worked on the five-minute animated clip of the manga that debuted in May 2017. Kazuyuki Hashimoto (Cowboy Bebop, Summer Wars, Mai Mai Miracle) replaced Yuka Hirama as art director, with Hirama now credited for concept boards. rionos is credited for music. Yui Yamada (as voiced by Minami Takahashi) and Tomoka Kase (Ayane Sakura) performed the anime's theme song "Asu e no Tobira" (Door to Tomorrow). The song is a cover of the 2003 song of the same name by I WiSH.

Sentai Filmworks will release an English dub for the Deliqnuent Hamsters (Yankee Hamsters) short anime series. The company describes the story:

Mohawk? Check. Pompadour? Check. Unbridled ambition to be the most crudely cool hamsters around? DOUBLE CHECK. Regent and Mohawk might be small and fluffy, but these hamsters are clearly up to no good. And their “secret life”? Well, it's no kids' show. Served up in bite-sized chunks, each 3-minute short will leave you in stitches thanks to the side-splittingly foul-mouthed antics of these very delinquent hamsters.

PisoStudio created the anime and streamed the series on its YouTube channel. The 110-episode series premiered in 2013. Amazon Prime Video began streaming the anime with subtitles in March 2017.

PisoStudio began streaming a sequel titled Yankee Hamsters 2 on March 29.

Update: Food Wars! The Third Plate dub clip added.

Sources: Press releases, Sentai Filmworks' panel at Anime Expo (Kalai Chik)

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