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Sentai Filmworks Outline October 2020 Anime Releases

Residing in North America and eager to see what anime you can buy over the coming months? Planning your anime imports well in advance? North American anime publisher Sentai Filmworks has recently confirmed which of their licensed anime seasons will be headed to Blu-ray (and in one case, DVD) during the month of October 2020. Keep scrolling down for the full list!

1
Beautiful Bones

Release: 6 October 2020
Format: Blu-ray
Price: $49.98
Audio: Japanese
Runtime: 300 Minutes

Most young women have lots of obsessions, but Sakurako Kujo only has two: work and bones… and since the bones are part of her work, it really comes down to just bones.  However, in between collecting de-fleshed animal and human remains for her studies, Sakurako also assists the local police as a forensic consultant, where she’s developed a formidable reputation as both a corpse magnet and detective.  Assisting her in these tasks is young Shotaro Tatewaki, who is no slouch at sleuthing himself, though his primary task is to keep Sakurako focused (and keep her from occasionally “borrowing” a particularly interesting specimen).  If there’s a bone to pick, a stray skull to be found, or a random skeleton hidden in a closet, you can trust this team to unearth the evidence in BEAUTIFUL BONES: SAKURAKO’S INVESTIGATION!

2
Punch Line

Release: 13 October 2020
Format: Blu-ray
Price: $49.98
Audio: Japanese
Runtime: 300 Minutes

When your day begins with being held hostage in a hijacking, can things get much worse?  How about being kicked out of your own body?  Or learning that if you can’t re-possess your physical shell, you’ll trigger a panty-fueled apocalypse that will wipe out all life on the planet?  For Yuta Iridatsu, it’s just the start of the worst out-of-body experience ever.  Now, if his dissed disembodied spirit doesn’t pursue the persuasions of a porn-obsessed paranormal pussycat and purloin a missing mystical manual, a meteor will collide with Earth!  And to stack the odds even further, the book is hidden somewhere in the boarding house Yuta shares with a bevy of beautiful babes, but if he gets an eyeful of his ravishing co-renters in their unmentionables before he’s back in himself, it’s flash-forward to Doomsday!  Will the literal end of the world be wearing briefs, a bikini, or a thong?  Find out when panties, possessions and extinction level events have the ultimate rear-end collision in PUNCH LINE!

3
Shirobako

Format: Blu-ray
Price: $89.98
Audio: English and Japanese
Runtime: 600 Minutes

Once upon a time, five girls made an animated film and it was so much fun that they pledged to get jobs in animation so that someday they could make another film together. Now, two years later, Aoi, Shizuka, Ema, Misa and Midori have learned the truth about the anime industry: it’s not always fun, it’s anything but easy, and having talent isn’t always enough to open the right doors. Which is why Aoi’s overwhelmed by her job as a production assistant, Shizuka’s waiting on tables between auditions, Midori’s currently scriptless, Misa’s switched to C.G., and Ema’s working long hours as a key animator. Is it what they imagined? No. But are they ready to give up? Not just yet! Sometimes, when things happen in animation, they can happen in the most wonderful ways in SHIROBAKO!

4
EF ~ a tale of memories & melodies [Steelbook Edition]

Format: Blu-ray
Price: $99.98
Audio: English and Japanese
Runtime: 600 Minutes

Four disparate groups of friends.  Different places.  Different times.  Different lives.  Yet, their destinies are inexplicably interwoven, and what happens to any one group will, in the end, affect them all. One Christmas Eve, Hiro Hirono helps Miyako, the victim of a purse snatching, and discovers that she goes to the same school he does.  To the dismay of his childhood friend, Kei, Hiro starts hanging out with Miyako. When Renji Asou meets Chihiro Shindou at an abandoned train station, he doesn’t notice anything unusual at first.  But he soon discovers that she suffers from a rare disease. Shuichi Kuze’s been spending time with Mizuki Hayama. As they’ve been getting to know each other, they’ve been growing closer. Yuu Himura meets a girl who seems to know him, but he doesn’t know her.  Soon enough, however, he remembers a girl he met long ago, and begins to rediscover old, half-forgotten feelings. Intertwining fates, tragic, bittersweet and heart-rending combine to form one of anime’s most beautifully crafted and emotionally charged masterpieces: ef ~ a tale of memories & melodies.            

5
Negima! + Negima!? Collection

Format: Blu-ray
Price: $129.98
Audio: English and Japanese
Runtime: 1,355 Minutes

Few fantasy characters have become as popular or been adapted into so many mediums as quickly as boy wizard Negima Springfield, and now both of the world’s foremost 10-year old magical teacher’s animated series are collected in one doubly entertaining collection! In NEGIMA!, Negi is assigned to teach a class at the exclusive Mahora Academy, where all the students have unusual skills and secrets and some aren’t even human! They’re also all teenage girls, which becomes a bit of a problem when some start to develop romantic feelings towards him! Then, in NEGIMA!?, a mysterious artifact known as the Star Crystal disappears and Negi and his all-girl regiment of gifted students find themselves trapped in the middle of the mystery! Get ready for ghosts, vampires, ninjas, time travelers and cheerleaders on the prowl in the NEGIMA! + NEGIMA!? Animated Collections!

6
Akame Ga Kill [Steelbook Edition]

Format: Blu-ray
Price: $99.98
Audio: English and Japanese
Runtime: 600 Minutes

In a land where corruption rules and a ruthless Prime Minister has turned the puppet Emperor’s armies of soldiers, assassins and secret police against the people, only one force dares to stand against them: Night Raid, an elite team of relentless killers, each equipped with an Imperial Arm – legendary weapons with unique and incredible powers created in the distant past. Rescued from a fate worse than death by Night Raid, young Tatsumi is offered the chance to join their lethal ranks… but it’s a deadly choice, as few can master an Imperial Arm and even fewer survive when two Arms go against each other in combat. The battle is on, and only the strongest will make it out alive in AKAME GA KILL!

7
Is It Wrong to Try To Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 2 [Premium Box Set]

Format: Blu-ray
Price: $179.98
Audio: English and Japanese
Runtime: 350 Minutes

There’s rarely a dull moment when you’re the champion of a tiny Familia, and things only get rougher for Bell when the God Apollo declares war on Hestia and her followers. With Apollo’s Familia able to field a hundred times as many men, Hestia will have to work a lot of favors to keep her Familia from being completely destroyed. Even if Bell and Hestia manage to pull off the impossible, a major debt that Hestia owes is about to come due and Lili’s sordid past comes back to haunt her! Which means that when Bell and his friends come to Lili’s aid, it sets into motion yet another impending clash of the titans that may destroy everything in IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? II!

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