Posts Tagged ‘ Sentai Filmworks ’

Canadian Theatrical News: Initial D Legend Trilogy

Azoland Pictures and Sentai Filmworks are bringing the latest adaptation of Shuichi Shigeno’s Initial D manga series to the Canadian big screens in April. Chronicling the early part of the story, the Legend Trilogy opened in Japan between August 2014 and February 2016. Azoland released the films in the U.S. in February and March. Continue reading

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Canadian Theatrical News: No Game, No Life Zero

Azoland Pictures, Sentai Filmworks and Cineplex have partnered up to the bring the first theatrical feature film based on Yuu Kamiya/Thiago Furukawa Lucas’ No Game, No Life light novel series to the big screen in Canada this October. In 2014, Madhouse adapted the series into a 12 episode anime series. Continue reading

Cogeco pulls the plug on Anime Network

animenetworkondemandRemember the mid-00s? American Idol was the most popular show on television. Netflix had just launched a streaming service in the US. Blackberry, then Research in Motion, was a successful business. ADV was a thing. Remember them? They were once America’s largest anime distributor, even operating a linear television and cable video-on-demand service called Anime Network. But it’s not the mid-00s anymore. ADV became a hydra of companies like Sentai Filmworks, Seraphim Studios and Valkyrie Media. Anime Network’s linear channel was shutdown nearly a decade ago, but the brand still exists as a cable video-on-demand and internet streaming subscription service. To Canadians that receive cable through Montreal-based telecommunications provider Cogeco, the latter is the only way the service will continue to exist, as the company has announced that on March 1, 2017 the Anime Network video-on-demand service will come to an end: Continue reading

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