Sentai Filmworks announced that they acquired the rights to Namuamidabutsu! -Utena-. The publisher acquired the global rights to the title outside of Asia, and plans to stream the show on select digital outlets. A physical release is slated to follow.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sentai Filmworks Spotlights “NAMUAMIDABUTSU! -UTENA-”
HOUSTON, TX, April 1, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired worldwide (ex-Asia) rights to NAMUAMIDABUTSU! -UTENA-.
Long before superheroes, there were legends. One of them begins with Shaka Nyorai, whose bravery and enlightenment once saved humanity forever. But forever is fleeting because Mara, the personification of Earthly desires, forges a corrupt coalition with the devil to again visit wrath and vengeance upon humankind. To counter Mara’s cruel attack, Taishakuten and Bonten, divine beings, must join forces with the Thirteen Buddhas. Can the allied powers of light defeat the vicious onslaught and save humankind in their darkest hour?
Akira Oguro (the key animator for Patlabor 2: The Movie and Sailor Moon S: The Movie) directs DMM’s (Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, Urara Meirocho) latest series while Erika Yoshida (Trickster) is in charge of the series composition. Yoshiaki Fujisawa (GATE, Land of the Lustrous) is composing the music. Voice talents include Masaaki Mizunaka (Classroom of the Elite, How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord) as Taishakuten, Tomoaki Maeno (Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East, Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu) as Bonten, Showtaro Morikubo (Hakuoki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom~, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic) as Shaka Nyorai and Takeo Otsuka (Dimension High School, Run with the Wind) as Mara.
The series will be available Spring 2019 to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.
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