Sentai Filmworks announced that they acquired the domestic rights to Vampire Hunter D. 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.
Vampire Hunter D was originally released in North America by Urban Vision.
Sentai’s announcement is strictly for the original Vampire Hunter D film, and does not include its sequel, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “VAMPIRE HUNTER D”
HOUSTON, April 16, 2015 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of a landmark film in the history of Japanese animation, Vampire Hunter D. The first in a series of films adapted from the light novels of the legendary Hideyuki Kikuchi, Vampire Hunter D depicts a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland where pain and suffering run rampant, where vampires and their prey roam the earth.
Toyoo Ashida, known for his work in Fist of the North Star, directed the series, with a screenplay provided by Yasushi Hirano. Yoshitaka Amano, known best for his hand in creating other iconic characters from series such as Gatchaman and Casshan, as well as creating concept art for the Final Fantasy video game series, handled character design for the film, and acclaimed pop artist Tetsuya Komuro was responsible for the soundtrack. Animation production was provided by Ashi Productions.
Vampire Hunter D will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.
About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is globally renowned for its exceptional marketing, producing and localizing of anime. As pioneers in distributing anime and genre entertainment they manage one of the world’s largest anime libraries, containing thousands of hours of content. Boasting hit series that include: No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation, their catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as Short Peace and Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies.