Sentai Filmworks Licenses THE COMIC ARTIST AND HIS ASSISTANTS
In this office the assistants hold the whip, and nothing will keep them from meeting their deadlines in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, THE COMIC ARTIST AND HIS ASSISTANTS (マンガ家さんとアシスタントさんと, Mangaka-san to Ashisutanto-san to, 2014). This slice of life comedy series is directed by Takeshi Furuta (TIGER & BUNNY, PLACE TO PLACE) with series composition by Aki Itami (FLOWERS OF EVIL, FRUITS BASKET), character design by Hitomi Tsuruta (GINTAMA, CYBERTEAM IN AKIHABARA) and animation production by ZEXCS (SAY, “I LLOVE YOU”, CHU-BRA!!).
The life of an artist can be hard: Long, laborious hours working in a studio with only your thoughts and assistants to keep you company. In the case of overworked mangaka Aito Yuuki his attempts to merge the two are so far unsuccessful. With so many lovely ladies around, Aito’s stream of consciousness tends to quickly get off the rails and take a turn for the perverse. His priorities are askew and subjecting his assistants to his fantasies has taken precedent over work.
Despite Aito’s blatant abuse of power, his beautiful, talented assistants are willing to play along if it means that their work will be successful. It’s all for the sake of the manga, right? At least, that’s what they tell themselves until Aito’s gets a little grabby. Thankfully, editor Mihari is there to keep him in line, from threatening to fire him to physical punishment. Will Aito’s abuse of power result in romance or rough treatment? Find out in this comedy slice of life — THE COMIC ARTIST AND HIS ASSISTANTS!
THE COMIC ARTIST AND HIS ASSISTANTS will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.
About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks celebrates its 5th Anniversary as one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like PERSONA 4, GIRLS UND PANZER, DEVIL SURVIVOR 2, BODACIOUS SPACE PIRATES, MAJESTIC PRINCE and HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD as well as high profile theatrical films such as GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, K-ON! and APPLESEED. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Ingram Entertainment, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Sam Goody, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.