HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD from Sentai Filmworks and Anime Network
New Action Horror Anime Series Comes to North America
Source: Sentai Filmworks, Anime Network press releases
Official Site: geneonuniversal.jp/rondorobe/anime/hotd (Japan)
Special Thanks to David Williams and Christian Lopez
During last weekend’s Anime Expo in Los Angeles, Sentai Filmworks announced its acquisition of the new hit anime series HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD (Gakuen Mokushiroku, 2010). Based on the ultra-violent manga by Daisuke Sato, directed by Tetsuro Araki (DEATH NOTE, BLACK LAGOON) and produced by the internationally famed studio Madhouse (DEATH NOTE, NINJA SCROLL, VAMPIRE HUNTER D- BLOODLUST, WICKED CITY) HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD combines hordes of flesh-eating zombies with state of the art animation for one of the most action packed anime series ever!
Sentai Filmworks will be releasing HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD in both English dubbed and subtitled versions throughout North America.
A deadly new disease is ravaging the world, turning the populace into mindless zombies, and the number of infected is skyrocketing by the second. As their fellow classmates and teachers succumb to the infection around them, a small group of students at Fujimi High School are fighting for their lives after surviving the initial outbreak. Now it’s up to Takashi Komuro to unite a small group of blood-soaked survivors in a desperate bid to escape! School’s not just out for the summer, it may be out forever as a handful of students face the ultimate test, survival, in HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD!
The series is now being simulcast in North America exclusively on Anime Network. New episodes will premiere each Sunday at 10:00 PM CDT, and will be available for registered users of Anime Network’s Online Player. Anime Network registration is free.
About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like GUIN SAGA, XAM’d, CLANNAD, GINTAMA, EYESHIELD 21 and hit movies like APPLESEED. Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23 Films, The Right Stuff and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.
About Anime Network
Anime Network is the leading broadcast and digital distributor of Japanese animation and Asian cinema in North America. Our premier independent VOD network reaches over 45 million households every month with our Subscription On Demand (sVOD) and Free On Demand (fVOD) distribution.
Headquartered in Houston, TX, Anime Network was founded in 2002 and launched as one of the first VOD networks on most major cable providers. Our success in the VOD arena has kept us on the cutting edge of content delivery. Other networks have scrambled to add anime programming to their lineups, but nobody delivers anime like Anime Network.
Anime Network’s mission is to bring the best in anime programming to everyone in North America. In addition to our VOD network, consumers can access our Video website. The dynamic website, featuring an ever growing anime community, includes a subscription service that mirrors the VOD network and allows viewers to catch up on episodes they may have missed on broadcast. Viewers can also find Anime Network on many other affiliates such as iTunes, PlayStation, YouTube and Amazon.