Aniplex of America Acquires Day Break Illusion

Aniplex of America has Acquired the Anime Series             

il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion

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Brand New Original Series from the Director of “Sekirei” and

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha” coming this summer!

SANTA MONICA, CA (June 27, 2013) – Following their recent acquisitions of Monogatari Series 2nd Season, Silver Spoon and Servant Service, Aniplex of America Inc. has announced today the acquisition of the new animation series il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion. Day Break

Illusion will be streaming online starting this summer. This brand new series will be directed by Keizo

Kusakawa, whose previous works include popular titles such as Sekirei and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. Day Break Illusion will be available for streaming just hours after its initial airing in Japan. In addition to their streaming plans, Aniplex of America is also planning on a home release version of Day Break Illusion on disc. Details about the physical release will be announced at a later date.

A Synopsis on Day Break Illusion: Since ancient times long past, this world has been ruled by two types of tarot cards. The Diablos Tarot—The tarot of the devil that feasts on the souls of living humans and uses that nourishment to bring countless pain and suffering. The Elemental Tarot—The tarot that draws its energy from the power of nature in order to oppose the Diablos Tarot. Girls chosen from 22 different bloodlines become the wielders of the Elemental Tarot, plunging themselves into this secret battle against the Diablos Tarot. These girls maintain the balance of this world, while carrying unbearable guilt… Are they executioners? Or are they saviors? This is the story of the long, long battle fought by girls who cannot escape the fate they bear.

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About Aniplex of America Inc.

Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in

Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as  Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Garden of Sinners, Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, and Blast of Tempest. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Oreshura, Oreimo 2, Fate/Zero, VALVRAVE the Liberator, and Vividred Operation.



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