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Sentai Filmworks' New Licenses for American Distribution

by Panaru
Jan 22, 2010 9:31 PM | 37 Comments
According to Section23, a North American anime distributor, Sentai Filmworks has licensed the following titles for a Spring release:

Gintama - First set releasing on April 27th
Hidamari Sketch x 365 - Full series releasing on April 6th
Asatte no Houkou - Full series releasing on April 13th
Le Portrait de Petit Cossette - Complete OVA releasing on April 20th

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette was previously licensed by Geneon Entertainment.


Source: ANN

Thank to user Touka for the tip.

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This is really sad news (that Sentai will not be english dubbing gin tama), but I will still buy the DVD Box Sets and watch them English Subbed.

Mar 3, 2010 12:37 PM by Toddler_Naruto

wth?! licencing Gintama!!,I can't find videos to watch it =.=
except for Megavideo,I hate megavideo >_>

Feb 8, 2010 2:49 AM by Yui1212

Touka said:
windy said:
I'm not familiar with Sentai Filmworks; do they have good translations for other series they've done? I want to buy Gintama, but I want some opinions first since good TL is a necessity for Gintama.


Sentai Filmworks are one of many companies ADV split into when they sold off their assets. They're pretty much up to the same standards, so expect good translations. When ADV were still in business they distributed a lot of anime for Sentai, such as Clannad and Mahoromatic, which all had no problems concerning translation.
Note that Mahoromatic was originally translated and released by Pioneer/Geneon, so Sentai's releases used the pre-existing dubs and subs.

Feb 2, 2010 1:25 PM by Zalis

Romeo said:
hey, few days ago i started watching gintama.. im at episode 120 now, and wtf....... i cant watch it anywhere anymore, all the vids have been deleted..
cuz its licensed now, right?
but well, will i be able to watch in online ever again? and if so, then when?
or can i only watch it when im buying it...it's one of my favorite animes, i gotta watch it, please..someone explain it to me ;D someone..i need help 8[

and all talking about april, will it be online again at april or what? and will episode 120 be watchable right april again or will they start new subbing at ep 1 again, every week 1 episode or wtf.. i dont understand im really dumb right now ;D please someone help ^^
thanks thanks thanks
Crunchyroll.

Jan 28, 2010 11:37 AM by windy

hey, few days ago i started watching gintama.. im at episode 120 now, and wtf....... i cant watch it anywhere anymore, all the vids have been deleted..
cuz its licensed now, right?
but well, will i be able to watch in online ever again? and if so, then when?
or can i only watch it when im buying it...it's one of my favorite animes, i gotta watch it, please..someone explain it to me ;D someone..i need help 8[

and all talking about april, will it be online again at april or what? and will episode 120 be watchable right april again or will they start new subbing at ep 1 again, every week 1 episode or wtf.. i dont understand im really dumb right now ;D please someone help ^^
thanks thanks thanks

Jan 28, 2010 11:18 AM by Romeo

Touka said:
windy said:
I'm not familiar with Sentai Filmworks; do they have good translations for other series they've done? I want to buy Gintama, but I want some opinions first since good TL is a necessity for Gintama.


Sentai Filmworks are one of many companies ADV split into when they sold off their assets. They're pretty much up to the same standards, so expect good translations. When ADV were still in business they distributed a lot of anime for Sentai, such as Clannad and Mahoromatic, which all had no problems concerning translation.
Gotcha; thanks for the info. Will be buying then. :)

Jan 28, 2010 10:53 AM by windy

windy said:
I'm not familiar with Sentai Filmworks; do they have good translations for other series they've done? I want to buy Gintama, but I want some opinions first since good TL is a necessity for Gintama.


Sentai Filmworks are one of many companies ADV split into when they sold off their assets. They're pretty much up to the same standards, so expect good translations. When ADV were still in business they distributed a lot of anime for Sentai, such as Clannad and Mahoromatic, which all had no problems concerning translation.

Jan 28, 2010 5:56 AM by Touka

I'm not familiar with Sentai Filmworks; do they have good translations for other series they've done? I want to buy Gintama, but I want some opinions first since good TL is a necessity for Gintama.

Jan 27, 2010 10:01 PM by windy

Thank god Funimation didn't get the chance to hack this one apart like Sgt. Frog.

Jan 27, 2010 9:34 PM by Antigone

Some info on price and running times.

"The first is Gintama, a long-running historical/sci-fi comedy series from Sunrise, which debuts in a "Collection 1" DVD on 4/27/10 for $39.98. It runs 325 minutes.

Living For the Day After Tomorrow (aka Asatte no Houkou) is another new license. The drama series from J.C. Staff debuts on DVD on 4/13/10 in a complete collection, priced at $39.98 and running 300 minutes.

Third, Hidamari Sketch's sequel series, x 365, is licensed as well. A complete collection DVD set is expected on 4/6/10 for $39.98, and runs 400 minutes.

Finally, Le Portrait de Petite Cossette, a horror OAV from Doumu (Please Teacher) and previously licensed by Geneon, debuts in a complete DVD set on 4/20/10 for $19.98. It runs 120 minutes."

Source

Jan 25, 2010 1:41 PM by Touka

One of Gintama's features is that they use famous VA from famous characters in parody.
Example: Hasegawa (Gintama) <=> Ikari (EVA) : similar look, same VA
If it's dubbed, some connection is likely to be gone.

Jan 24, 2010 5:20 PM by bottle

cb27ded said:
I'm happy that Gintama is getting licensed, especially by Sentai. They can also release it fast because it's sub-only.


Yeah I noticed they work SO fast on releasing anime dvd's here after licensing them. I didn't think that releasing subs here is faster but it makes sense why.

Jan 24, 2010 5:46 AM by TerrorH3ctor

I'm happy that Gintama is getting licensed, especially by Sentai. They can also release it fast because it's sub-only.

Jan 23, 2010 7:23 PM by cb27ded

Redfoxoffire said:
Why are people happy Gintama isn't getting dubbed when they can just avoid it either way?

because stupid people watch things they hate just so they can find more reasons to whine?

Jan 23, 2010 12:58 PM by kkslider5552000

Why are people happy Gintama isn't getting dubbed when they can just avoid it either way?

Jan 23, 2010 12:20 PM by Florete

Sentai Filmworks? I don't think I've heard of this company before. It seems they only release subbed DVDs too, cool. Well I'll most likely end up buying Gintama, just can't resist <3

Jan 23, 2010 11:47 AM by Monochrome

I can't believe someone actually licensed Asatte no Houkou, that is amazing.

I want Gintama to have a dub but don't expect it.

Jan 23, 2010 11:30 AM by mitamaking

Gintama! YAAAAY! But really, thank goodness they aren't dubbing it. I've never wanted a Gintama dub, except for the fact that it would mean it was liscenced.

So I finally get to buy Gintama, huzzah!

Jan 23, 2010 11:10 AM by Uskaro

Panaru said:

Hidamari Sketch x 365 - Full series releasing on April 6th


OH GOD YES

Thanks for the info!

Jan 23, 2010 8:23 AM by Detective

I approve of Hidamari DVDs. 0 . 0X
Not interested in the rest though. >:

Jan 23, 2010 7:02 AM by De-JaY

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