“IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?: ARROW OF THE ORION” ALL-NEW FEATURE FILM HITS THEATERS JULY 2019

June 13, 2019

HOUSTON, TX – June 13, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion launches theatrically in select movie theaters July 23, 2019. Sentai Filmworks is partnering with Fathom Events to bring the all-new feature film plus exclusive content to big screens nationwide.

Picking up shortly after the events of the global hit TV series of the same name, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion is a gripping standalone adventure penned by Fujino Ōmori, the author of the original light novel series with animation production by J.C.STAFF. Maya Sakamoto (MADE IN ABYSS, Cutie Honey Universe) will voice Artemis, a beautiful and mysterious character new to the franchise, while Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Inori Minase reprise their roles of Bell the adventurer and Hestia the goddess, respectively. The film will be directed by Katsuhi Sakurabi (Heaven’s Memo Pad, Flying Witch).

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion will be available in Japanese with English subtitles in the U.S. For more information and to book your ticket, visit www.danmachimovie.com.

Synopsis:

Far from the dungeon beneath Oraria rises a new threat, one the beautiful goddess Artemis has sworn to destroy with the help of her chosen warrior. But this fighter isn’t the renowned Ais Wallenstein or another storied hero of Orario legend. Instead the fate of Artemis’ quest falls upon the shoulders of Bell Cranel, who must partner with the goddess and stand against the menace lurking in the remains of a distant, ancient city. Although Bell is the ordained champion of Artemis and a member of the goddess Hestia’s familia, their adventure will test every skill and take every ounce of courage that Bell has — and perhaps, along the way, turn him into the hero he has always aspired to be.

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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 is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, The Big O, and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Domestic Girlfriend, Princess Principal, and Bloom Into You, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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SENTAI FILMWORKS TO HOST ORIGINAL CREATOR AND PRODUCERS OF “IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?” AT ANIME EXPO 2019 FOR FEATURE FILM PREMIERE AND EXCLUSIVE Q&A

June 11, 2019

HOUSTON, TX – June 11, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks today announced that original creator Fujino Omori and anime producers Nobuhiro Osawa and Yuji Matsukura will join audiences for the exclusive premiere of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion at Anime Expo 2019. There they will participate in a special Q&A session following the screening. Omori, Osawa and Matsukura are among the key creative forces behind the immensely popular anime adaptation of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, based on the light novel series written by Fujino Omori. 

Fujino Omori is the author and creator of the best-selling Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? light novel series as well as the scriptwriter of Arrow of the Orion. The original light novel sold over 12 million copies and has received multiple manga and anime adaptations over the course of its 15-volume run. Initially titled Familia Myth, Omori submitted the story for consideration in the 4th GA Bunko Award, where the work won the competition’s Grand Prize. The series won first place in the 2016 2016 SUGOI JAPAN Awards and is published in English by Yen Press.

Yuji Matsukura is an Executive officer and the Chief of the Production Division at J.C.STAFF animation studio. In his 20s, an exceptionally young age, he worked as a producer on the revered Revolutionary Girl Utena anime. Since then, he has produced a wealth of hit series, including Food Wars, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, A Certain Magical Index, Hi Score Girl, One Punch Man and many more.

Nobuhiro Osawa is the Representative Director and Producer at EGG FIRM, an anime production company. He is the Series Chief Producer for Sword Art Online and the Series Producer for Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. As a producer, he has been involved in many TV anime series and has worked on planning drafts, fundraising, overseeing production schedules, and even business development for many anime series.

Sentai Filmworks is thrilled to provide eager fans with a chance to meet the creative minds behind Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girl in a Dungeon? and Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion at this year’s Anime Expo. The premiere of Arrow of the Orion is scheduled for July 4, 2019, at 1:30 PM and will feature a Q&A with guests after the film.

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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 is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, MONSTER MUSUME Everyday Life with Monster Girls and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s 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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SENTAI FILMWORKS SET TO TEASE NEW SEASON OF HIT SERIES “IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN THE DUNGEON?” AT ANIME EXPO 2019

June 7, 2019

HOUSTON, TX June 7, 2019 — Sentai Filmworks today announced a planned sneak preview of the highly anticipated second season of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? as part of an exclusive event at Anime Expo 2019. The first episode of the new series is set to premiere July 5, 11:30 AM in Main Events Hall B. This special event is a prelude to Sentai Filmworks’ wider rollout of the series on select digital outlets later the same month. 

The exciting follow-up to the first season of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is produced by J.C. Staff (Food Wars!, Familiar of Zero, Waiting in the Summer) and is based upon the light novel series created by Fujino Omori. Season 2 follows Bell and Hestia on a new adventure, beginning with events covered in the sixth light novel volume.

“When we launched the original series, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, to anime fans in 2015, we knew it was going to be tremendous pop culture force because of its unique mix of irreverence, lovable, relatable characters and fantastic story-telling,” said John Ledford, CEO of Sentai Filmworks.  “Audiences have been clamoring for a thrilling, direct follow-up ever since and the new series won’t disappoint.” 

The latest series heralds the return of fan favorites from the original series along with all-new characters to meet and love. The expanded cast features Ryota Osaka (Haikyu!! Second Season, Knights of Sidonia) as the sun god, Apollo, along with Haruka Chisuga (Amagi Brilliant Park, SHIROBAKO) as prisoner, Sanjouno Haruhime and Akeno Watanabe (Witch Hunter Robin, To Love Ru) as the altruist Aisha Belka. Members of Apollo’s Familia include KENN (Space Brothers, Beyond the Boundary) as Hyakinthos Clio, Wakana Kowaka as Daphne Lauros and Ayumi Mano (Black Clover, Date a Live III) as Cassandra Ilion.

The series will be available Summer 2019 to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

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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 is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. In addition to Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and Sword Oratoria, Sentai Filmworks’ hit series include MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, The Big O, and Parasyte -the maxim-. Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Domestic Girlfriend, Princess Principal, and Bloom Into You, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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SENTAI FILMWORKS ACEN 2019 INDUSTRY PANEL RECAP

May 19, 2019

Hey, Sentai Filmworks fans, Anime Central 2019 is currently in full swing, and we just finished this year’s industry panel. Here’s an ACen 2019 recap of our panel:

You Get an Utano☆Princesama Movie!

Utano Princesama Maji LOVE Kingdom movie information

That’s right, we’ve answered your prayers. Sentai Filmworks is bringing your favorite boy band husbandos back with an Utano☆Princesama Maji LOVE Kingdom anime movie.

But that’s not all. This movie will premiere at Anime Expo! Don’t forget to save the above image and mark your calendars because special guests Takuma Terashima (the voice of Otoya Ittoki) and Mamoru Miyano (the voice of Tokiya Ichinose) are going to be there.

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion Wide Release Date!

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion wide release date

Save the date for Tuesday, July 23, 2019 — that’s when you’ll catch this movie in theatres!

The Dubs are Coming! The Dubs are Coming!

Rest assured, we’ve been hard at work bringing you the dubs that you love. Today we’re ready to reveal two new dubs for all of you dub connoisseurs out there.

You’re Getting a Yamishibai English Dub in 2019!

Yamishibai English dub coming in 2019
Get ready to lose sleep, because the terrifying urban legend horror anime Yamishibai is coming to you in English. Don’t worry: you didn’t need any of that pesky sleep, anyway. It just gets in the way of your anime watching.

You’re Getting a Golden Time English Dub in 2019!

Golden Time English dub coming in 2019
You’ve speculated. You’ve asked. We’ve heard you loud and clear (and we’ve read all your tweets and comments, too). That is why we’re bringing you the story of Golden Time so you can fall in love all over again… this time in English.

That’s a Wrap for our ACen 2019 Recap


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ANIME NYC - SENTAI FILMWORKS INDUSTRY PANEL RECAP

November 17, 2018

Anime NYC is the last large convention Sentai Filmworks will be at in 2018, so you can be certain that we didn’t pull ANY punches when it came to announcements!

Before we get into all the details though...We’d like to take a moment to thank all of our loyal fans for coming out to our industry panel. Thank you so much. We seriously couldn’t do any of this without you. You took the time out of your busy schedules. You took the PTO. You spent the money. All so you could attend this con. You’re all awesome!

Not everyone could make it, but that doesn’t mean those of you who couldn’t attend are any less awesome. We want to do you a solid, so we’ve prepared an abridged version of our industry panel for your enjoyment!

Land of the Lustrous...English DUB! Cast List | Cast Reveal | Pre-order

Can it be? Was it as the prophecy foretold? Yes! Land of the Lustrous is getting an English DUB! Rejoice far and wide! Now English speakers can finally watch this amazing coming-of-age story in their native language!

But what is this? We’re NOT DONE. There’s no way we’d leave our Spanish-speaking viewers out in the cold regarding this title, so we’re proud to announce:

¡Land of the Lustrous en español!

¡Sí, la serie Land of the Lustrous va a estar disponible en español!

Girls’ Last Tour Cast Reveal! Cast List | Cast Reveal | Pre-order

This post-apocalyptic tale hits you right in the feels, and we already announced that this was getting a dub. But that leaves a burning question, doesn’t it? Who is going to voice all your beloved characters? Well, wonder no more since Hannah and Jay unveiled the cast reveal trailer! We’ve got a handy cast list waiting for you, so head on over and see for yourselves!

MADE IN ABYSS Movies!

What’s better than MADE IN ABYSS? How about some MADE IN ABYSS movies? But how many do we got? Let’s see here…

One! One movie! Ah! Ah! Ah!
Two! Two movies! Ah! Ah! Ah!

That’s right, two announcements: 1.) Any resemblance to purple vampires obsessed with numbers is purely coincidental and 2.) Sentai Filmworks has acquired BOTH Journey’s Dawn and Wandering Twilight. If you haven’t watched MADE IN ABYSS yet, these movies will be the perfect jumping in point.

Wait, hold on, we just had a better idea. Go buy the premium box set and THEN make plans to watch the movies.

But that’s not the only movie we have to announce!

Announcing: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon: Arrow of the Orion 

We’ve got plenty of things coming in the pipeline, one of which being  the acquisition of the latest in the Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? saga! We’ll have more information to share at a later date, but we wanted to first share the good news!

Mysteria Friends for the 2019 Winter Simulcast Season

Brace yourselves. Winter simulcasts are coming.

Sentai Filmworks has a special announcement for you all. We are proud to announce that we’ve JUST acquired the rights to Mysteria Friends! You can catch it when it premieres early 2019!

 

And that, as they say, is a wrap! Are you all as pumped up as we are? Let us know by tagging us with @SentaiFilmworks with our social media buttons below and subscribing to our newsletter so you can be one of the first to know all of the latest news!

Sentai Filmworks Expands DanMachi Universe With “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion” Feature Film and Prepares Early 2019 Theatrical Rollout

November 16, 2018

Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive distribution rights to Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion, the feature-length film, based on the hugely popular franchise known to insiders as DanMachi. The original television series, first released outside Japan by Sentai Filmworks in 2015 was a breakout hit and enduring fan favorite.

Adventurers may come from far and wide to test their mettle within the dungeon beneath Orario, but that’s not the only location to experience! The gang may be familiar with the dark depths, but in this new story by the series’ original writer, Fujino Omori, Bell’s latest quest takes him beyond the dungeon. Fans can follow Hestia, Bell, Liliruca and the rest alongside the goddess Artemis as the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? saga continues in a brand-new adventure!

Produced by EGG FIRM + SB Creative and directed by Katsushi Sakurabi (Flying Witch and The Pet Girl of Sakurasou) the feature also enlists Yasuhiro Oumura (Azumanga Daioh and When They Cry) as art director. Shigeki Kimoto (Flying Witch and Azumanga Daioh) expands upon the character designs from the series’ original character designer, Suzuhito Yasuda.

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