Sentai Filmworks Licenses SASAMI-SAN@GANBARANAI
Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce their newest acquisition: SASAMI-SAN@GANBARANAI (ささみさん@がんばらない, 2013). Based on the light novels by Akira, this 12 episode series is directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (HIDAMORI SKETCH, MARIA HOLIC) and features series composition by Katsuhiko Takayama (EF: A TALE OF MEMORIES, AND YET THE TOWN MOVES), character designs by Hiroki Harada (ROMEO X JULIET), sound direction by Yota Tsuruoka (CLANNAD, HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE) and music by Yukari Hashimoto (MAYO CHIKI!, TORADORA!).
The Japanese call them hikikomori — people who’ve become so withdrawn socially that they refuse to leave their homes for weeks and even months at a time. For Sasami Tsukuyomi, who’s attempting to pass her first year of high school despite being a shut in, it’s more than just a word. Fortunately though, she lives with her older brother Kamiomi, who just happens to be a teacher at the school Sasami is supposed to attend. Not to mention, her “Brother Surveillance Tool” which lets her view the outside world via her computer and will, theoretically, allow her to readjust to interfacing with people again.
What it mainly does, however, is let her view her brother’s interactions with the three very odd Yagami sisters, who inexplicably seem to have had their ages reversed and have various types of “interest” in Kamiomi. And then things start to get really weird… Magical powers? Everything turning into chocolate? Is life via the web warping Sasami’s brain, or is it the universe that’s going crazy? It looks Sasami will have to take off her pajamas and go out into the “real” world to set things straight in SASAMI-SAN@GANBARANAI!
SASAMI-SAN@GANBARANAI will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release later this year. Episode 1 will premiere on Anime Network Online Friday, January 18 at 10:30 AM CST, and new episodes will air Fridays at 10:30 AM CST.
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, Section23 Films, 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.
About Anime Network
Celebrating its 10th year, Anime Network is a leading broadcast and digital distributor of Japanese animation and Asian cinema in North America. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Anime Network was founded in 2002 and launched as one of the first VOD networks on most major cable providers. Anime Network’s mission is to bring the best in anime programming to every household in North America. In addition to our VOD network, consumers can access our Online Streaming Service on our official website. This 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.