Sentai Filmworks Saves Otaku Culture with PASTEL MEMORIES
Sentai Filmworks has announced that it acquired exclusive rights to PASTEL MEMORIES (ぱすてるメモリーズ, Pasuteru Memorīzu, 2019) for the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Scandinavia. The anime series is based on the imaginative Japanese role playing game of the same name by FuRyu, who is also in charge of the series production.
Akihabara is known as a shining beacon for otaku culture everywhere. But in a not-to-distant the future, that culture is on the decline due to a mysterious affliction causing widespread memory loss. As a result, Akihabara has lost its luster. However, in one of the few remaining otaku shops, Izumi and a handful of comrades hatch a plan to restore lost memories and return “Akiba” to its former glory.
Studio Project No. 9 (And you thought there is never a girl online?) will be in charge of the series with Yasuyuki Shinozaki (SUGAR SUGAR RUNE) as the director. The Japanese voice cast includes Hiyori Nitta (ALICE or ALICE, THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS) as Izumi Asagi, Naomi Ozora (CHAIKA – THE COFFIN PRINCESS AVENGING PANEL, MATOI THE SACRED SLAYER) as Michi Edogawabashi, Ai Yamamoto (AMANCHU! ADVANCE, INVADERS OF THE ROKUJIYOMA!?) as Minami Senju, Kotori Koiwai (CAPTAIN EARTH, GATCHAMAN CROWDS) as Saori Rokugou, Chitose Morinaga (NEW GAME!, SHOMIN SAMPLE) as Nejire-Usagi, and Chiaki Takahashi (CUTIE HONEY UNIVERSE, MOMOKYUN SWORD) as Maya.
The series will soon be available for the Winter 2019 simulcast season to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.
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Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include PARASYTE –THE MAXIM–, NO GAME NO LIFE, FOOD WARS!, IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?, and AKAME GA KILL!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like HIMOUTO! UMARU-CHAN and MONSTER MUSUME: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH MONSTER GIRLS, as well as classic anime series such as LEGEND OF THE GALACTIC HEROES.