Sentai Brandishes SWORDGAI THE ANIMATION
Sentai announced today that it acquired distribution rights to brutal action series SWORDGAI THE ANIMATION (ソードガイ The Animation, Sōdo Gai The Animation, 2018) for audiences in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Latin America.
In this world, sentient, powerful swords rain death on a powerless populace. Gai Ogata’s parents are murdered by Shiryu, a cursed blade with an endless thirst for blood. From childhood, Gai is transfixed on Shiryu, training as a blacksmith in hopes of someday surpassing the sword’s deadly guile with a creation of his own. But when another tragic turn of events costs Gai his arm, his master repurposes Shiryu into an unconventional prosthetic, binding Gai to the bloodthirsty weapon permanently. Now Gai must learn to control the sword’s most violent impulses before he faces Zsoltgewinn, the legendary sword so powerful that no mere human can wield it — and only one of these legendary blades will come away from the clash victorious.
SWORDGAI THE ANIMATION is a production of Production I.G (HAIKYU!!, ATTACK ON TITAN, GHOST IN THE SHELL) and DLE (DOG & SCISSORS, SKULL-FACE BOOKSELLER HONDA-SAN, AOKANA: FOUR RHYTHM ACROSS THE BLUE). It is directed by Takahiro Ikezoe (episode director for FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD, KENICHI: THE MIGHTIEST DISCIPLE, BIG WINDUP!) with series composition from Toshiki Inoue (USHIO AND TORA, DEATH NOTE, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST), the series’ original creator.
The series stars Yuto Uemura (AHIRU NO SORA, RUN WITH THE WIND, BUNGOU STRAY DOGS) as Gai Ogata, Yuichiro Umehara (GATE, YOUNG JACK BLACK, GATCHAMAN CROWDS INSIGHT) as Seiya Ichijou and Yuuka Aisaka (CHIVALRY OF A FAILED KNIGHT, SAKURA TRICK, AMAGI BRILLIANT PARK) as Sayaka Ogata.
SWORDGAI THE ANIMATION will be released on home video.
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