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Sentai Filmworks Adds Senryu Girl Anime, 2 More


Earlier today, Sentai Filmworks announced that they acquired the global rights to three anime titles. The publisher acquired the global rights (outside of Asia) to the following:

  • Senryu Girl
  • Ao-chan Can’t Study!
  • Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?

Sentai will stream all three titles on select digital outlets, followed by home video releases.

Senryu Girl

 Senryu Girl Anime Visua

Senryu Girl hits Japanese TV on April 5.

Masato Jinbo (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!, Restaurant to Another World) will direct the series at studio Connect and take charge of series composition. Maki Hashimoto is in charge of character designs.

Sentai describes the title as:

At first glance Yukishiro Nanako seems like a normal high school girl, but she has a notable eccentricity: instead of speaking, she communicates only through written senryu poetry! This means she expresses herself only in 5-7-5 syllables. To most this might seem like an inconvenience, but for Nanako and her ex-delinquent bestie, Busujima Eiji, it adds to the experience of their high school lives as they run the Literature Club.

Ao-chan Can’t Study!

Ao-chan Cant Study Anime Visual

Ao-chan Can’t Study! hits Japanese TV on April 5.

Keisuke Inoue will helm the project at Silver Link, with Miwa Oshima (Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts, Gugure! Kokkuri-san) providing character designs. Michiko Yokote (Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, ReLIFE) is in charge of series composition.

Sentai describes the show as:

Ao Horie’s father, a popular erotic fiction author, chose Ao’s name because A stands for “apple” and O stands for “orgy”! Desperate to escape her father’s legacy and get into a prestigious university, Ao devotes herself to studying instead of pursuing romance. She has no time for boys, but there’s just one problem: Kijima, her handsome and popular classmate, just confessed his love to her! And to make matters worse, she can’t stop thinking dirty thoughts about him! Looks like escaping her father’s influence will be harder than she thought…

Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?

Nande Koko ni Sensei ga Anime Visual

Why the hell are you here, Teacher!? will premiere on April 7.

Hiraku Kaneko (Maken-Ki! Battling Venus 2, The Qwaser of Stigmata) will serve as chief director on the project, while Toshikatsu Tokoro (The High School Life of a Fudanshi, Moeyo Ken) directs at Tear Studio. Kazuhiko Tamura (Kiss Him, Not Me, Rin-Ne) is providing character designs for the series.

The team of Yūki Takabayashi (Love Rice) and Yuri Fujimaru will cooperate on scripts, while Gin (BUSTED ROSE) scores the soundtrack.

Sentai describes the show as:

Ichiro Sato is about as average as a student can get… except for his above-average ability to land himself in totally awkward, intensely risqué situations with his no-nonsense teacher, Kana Kojima! Ichiro has his hands full dealing with these steamy shenanigans and unexpected encounters in the most unlikely places. At least it can’t get any worse, right?

Source: Sentai Filmworks (Press Release) [1] [2] [3]

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Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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