Sentai Filmworks Adds HaNaYaMaTa


Source: Sentai Filmworks
Summary:

Sentai Filmworks announced that they acquired the domestic rights to HaNaYaMaTa. The series is currently streaming on digital outlets, including Crunchyroll. A physical edition planned for a later date, though not details were revealed.


Sentai Filmworks announced that they acquired the domestic rights to HaNaYaMaTa. The series is currently streaming on digital outlets, including Crunchyroll. A physical edition planned for a later date, though not details were revealed.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“HANAYAMATA”

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HOUSTON, September 17, 2015 Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, HaNaYaMaTa. This bittersweet coming-of-age story is adapted from the manga by Sou Hamayumiba and introduces us to Naru Sekiya, a normal girl living an ordinary life. A chance encounter with an American girl dancing in traditional Japanese dress under a starlit night, however, changes her life forever. Naru is entranced with this ethereal, fairy-like figure. She had been waiting for that special someone who would one day take her from her everyday life, and now — led by this girl from another country — she takes her first steps into the extraordinary world that is yosakoi, a form of Japanese dance.

Atsuko Ishuzuka directed the series and Reiko Yoshida provided series composition and scripts. Music was composed by MONACA, and character designs were drafted by Atsuko Watanabe. Animation production was provided by MADHOUSE, known for their work on Cardcaptor Sakura, NANA and the classic film Vampire Hunter D.

HaNaYaMaTa is now available through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

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About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks curates one of largest and most beloved anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms.  With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalogue continues to grow with new favorites like Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.

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