First Film in Two-Part Made in Abyss Series to Debut Spring 2019 for Special Engagement

HOUSTON, TX January 22, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced the US debut of the first film in the two-part MADE IN ABYSS compendium, Journey's Dawn. The film's premiere is set for March 15, 2019, at Regal Cinema (L.A. LIVE) in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The MADE IN ABYSS television series took audiences by surprise and garnered ecstatic reviews with its disarming facade that shrouded a dark masterpiece. Now, the timeless story is presented in theaters with newly added scenes and storytelling.

Sentai Filmworks will host a red-carpet event coinciding with the premiere with numerous special guests including famed director Masayuki Kojima, composer Kevin Penkin, music producer Hiromitsu Iijima, and producer Shimpei Yamashita.

“We are immensely proud to bring MADE IN ABYSS to the big screen,” said John Ledford, CEO of Sentai Filmworks. “MADE IN ABYSS has captured the imagination of audiences and is destined to be a future classic. We knew we had to do something momentous to celebrate the premiere.”

The enigmatic Abyss is an unforgiving and deadly place. Despite the dangers, it still captures the imagination of explorers such as Riko who wishes to follow in her mother's footsteps and trains hard to become a Cave Raider. One day, she receives news that her mother died in the Abyss, yet a mysterious note tells Riko that her mother may still be alive. Vowing to uncover the truth about her mother's fate, Riko embarks on a journey with a humanoid robot boy name Reg. Together, they will discover if they have what it takes to survive where so many others have perished.

Information regarding both the movie and ticket sales for the Los Angeles premiere are available at https://www.madeinabyssmovies.com/.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry's most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai Filmworks is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan with hit films that include No Game, No Life Zero, the Initial D Legend Trilogy, and Girls und Panzer der Film. Sentai Filmworks' catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and DEVILS' LINE, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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