Sentai Filmworks announced that they acquired the domestic rights to Captain Earth. The company will release the title to digital outlets in the near future, with a physical edition planned for a later date. No details on either release were announced.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
HOUSTON, April 24, 2014 – An endless rainbow triggers the beginning of an epic battle for Earth’s survival in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Captain Earth. This sci-fi mecha series is directed by Takuya Igarashi (Sailor Moon Sailor Stars, Star Driver ) with series composition by Yuji Enokido (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Ouran High School Host Club), Character design by Satoshi Ishino (Excel Saga, No. 6) and animation production by BONES (RahXephon, Xam’d: Lost Memories).
“When I opened the door called truth, my childhood ended. It was a summer I could never forget.
The night before his summer vacation, second-year high school student Daichi Manatsu’s life as he once knew it would be forever changed. An unusual round rainbow appears floating in the sky above and he knows he must follow it. With memories of his father’s inexplicable death haunting him and a previous encounter of a mysterious boy and girl, Daichi follows the rainbow – one he has seen in his past – and travels to Tanegashima Island to investigate. Arriving on the island with mixed emotions, the home of Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center, Daichi runs into a 17-year-old boy named Teppei Arashi who asks why Daichi has returned to this island. While he may not know or fully understand his fate, Daichi knows he’s returned there to fulfill a promise. Now, with panic alarms sounding and an unruly force known as the Kill-T-Gang quickly approaching to attack, Daichi must suit up for the invasion in the mecha battle to end all mecha battles in CAPTAIN EARTH!
Captain Earth will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.
About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such asGrave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.