Sentai Filmworks Acquires W’Z for the Winter 2019 Simulcast Season
Sentai Filmworks has announced that it acquired distribution rights to W’Z (ウィズ, U~izu, 2019) for the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal.
Inspired by house music from a young age, Yukiya spends his free time as a DJ for a crowd of one and uploads his videos online. Like any young teenager, he yearns for something greater than his current life. He wants recognition and importance, but breaking out of his comfort zone means he runs the risk of getting hurt, so the cycle continues. That is, until the day he crosses the line of no return and stumbles across a mysterious live broadcast that will change his world forever.
The series stars Katsumi Fukuhara (HUG! PRETTY CURE, IN ANNOTHER WORLD WITH MY SMARTPHONE) as Yukiya, Toshiki Masuda (GAKUEN BASARA: SAMURAI HIGH SCHOOL, HAIKYU!!) as Midori, Jun Fukuyama (AJIN, ANONYMOUS NOISE) as Reijiro, Daisuke Namikawa (MEDAKA BOX ABNORMAL, USHIO & TORA) as Fumiyuki, Atsumi Tanezaki (HOZUKI’S COOLHEADEDNESS, LAND OF THE LUSTROUS) as Hana, Takuya Eguchi (LOVE STAGE!!, MY LOVE STORY!!) as Gai and Yoko Hikasa (K-ON!, NO GAME, NO LIFE) as Yukine. The record label GOON TRAX is in charge of the series’ music, which will also feature the talents of numerous musical artists.
The series will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets for the Winter 2019 Simulcast Season 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.