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PR: Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Mouretsu Pirates"

SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“MOURETSU PIRATES”


HOUSTON, December 29, 2011— Prepare to be boarded by stellar entertainment on a galactic scale as Sentai Filmworks announces the impending escape of the rollicking, hit space opera MOURETSU PIRATES! What happens when Teen Chic meets Pirate Technique? Find out when Director Tatsuo Sato (Martian Successor Nadesico, Ninja Scroll TV, Stellvia) returns to the familiar waters of comedy and interplanetary adventure and deftly steers the bestselling Mini-Skirt Pirate novels by Yuichi Sasamoto (Venus Wars, Ariel) on a course to become an all new 26 episode anime masterpiece, while Noriyuki Matsumoto’s brilliant original characters designs are adapted for animation by the team of Akira Yasuda (Turn A Gundam) and Hiroshi Takeuchi (Big O, Xenoglossia.) There’s plenty of pillage and yo-ho-ho-ing ahead in the most plunder-full adventure epic of the year, Mouretsu Pirates!

Most families have a skeleton or two in the closet, but Marika is understandably shocked to learn that what her family has been hiding is a skull and crossbones! And while the revelation that her late father was a space pirate would have been earthshaking enough for most teenage girls, discovering that he was the captain of the notorious pirate ship Benten Maru will change Marika’s life forever. Because, you see, pirating is a family business, and she’s just inherited the position of captain. And her father’s former crew is quite intent on making sure Marika accepts the job! So what’s a girl to do? Well, if you’re a high school student whose prior total naval experience has been working at the space yacht club, there’s really only one moral dilemma that has to be resolved: are pirates allowed to wear really short mini-skirts? Get ready for intergalactic buccaneering unlike any you’ve ever seen before as the spaceways get broad-sided by cutting lasses, curvy knaves and the sexiest pirate’s chest ever in Mouretsu Pirates!

Mouretsu Pirates will simulcast premiere on Crunchyroll starting January 7, 2012 at

9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8). Additional digital outlets and TV broadcast will follow starting in February with DVD and Blu-Ray to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks:

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.

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