History Creator / SentaiFilmworks

12th Mar '17 5:38:40 AM gjjones
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So, the old ADV is now dead, at least legally. Here is what arose out of its ashes…

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So, the old ADV is now dead, at least legally. Here is what arose out of its ashes…
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After the September 2009, new releases typically have these credits:

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After the September 2009, new releases typically have these credits:


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* ''LightNovel/ChivalryOfAFailedKnight''
22nd Feb '17 2:07:34 PM Chris
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* ''Anime/TheBigO'' [-(previously released by Creator/{{Bandai|Entertainment}}; has yet to reenter print)-]

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* ''Anime/TheBigO'' [-(previously released by Creator/{{Bandai|Entertainment}}; has yet to reenter print)-]Creator/{{Bandai|Entertainment}})-]
19th Feb '17 9:01:08 PM IMAGINEZapper
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* ''Anime/FlipFlappers''



* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' - two seasons of the TV series plus TheMovie [-(TV series was released sub-only; movie got an English dub; now licensed by Crunchyroll)-]

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* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' - two seasons of the TV series plus TheMovie [-(TV series was released sub-only; movie got an English dub; now season 3 licensed by Crunchyroll)-]Crunchyroll who has commissioned the dub to Ocean but Sentai still has their end of the license)-]
* ''LightNovel/GirlishNumber''


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* ''Manga/HaventYouHeardImSakamoto''


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* ''Manga/TanakaKunIsAlwaysListless''


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* LighterAndSofter: A lot of the shows they license are comedies and lighthearted slice of life, drama, and romance anime. Even their [[LightNovel/LogHorizon action]] [[Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead shows]] are usually on the more lighthearted side of things. Though they do have a few DarkerAndEdgier [[Manga/AkameGaKill shows]] [[Manga/SchoolLive under]] [[Novel/FromTheNewWorld their]] [[Anime/ParasyteTheMaxim belt]].
25th Jan '17 3:38:54 PM superslinger2007
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* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' - TV Series, First 6 [=OVAs=], Anzio OVA, and movie

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* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' - TV Series, First 6 [=OVAs=], Anzio OVA, and moviemovie [-(Anzio OVA eventually released in 2017)-]
25th Jan '17 3:27:33 PM superslinger2007
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* ''Anime/AkameGaKill'' ? first anime from their catalog to air on Creator/{{Toonami}}
* ''Anime/AKB0048'' ? Both seasons

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* ''Anime/AkameGaKill'' ? - first anime from their catalog to air on Creator/{{Toonami}}
* ''Anime/AKB0048'' ? - Both seasons



* ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates'' ? TV Series and movie

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* ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates'' ? - TV Series and movie



* ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' ? All 4 Seasons [-(Seasons 2-4 are sub only)-]

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* ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' ? - All 4 Seasons [-(Seasons 2-4 are sub only)-]



* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' ? two seasons of the TV series plus TheMovie [-(TV series was released sub-only; movie got an English dub; now licensed by Crunchyroll)-]
* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' ? TV Series, First 6 [=OVAs=] and movie [-(''Anzio'' OVA is currently unlicensed)-]

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* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' ? - two seasons of the TV series plus TheMovie [-(TV series was released sub-only; movie got an English dub; now licensed by Crunchyroll)-]
* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' ? - TV Series, First 6 [=OVAs=] [=OVAs=], Anzio OVA, and movie [-(''Anzio'' OVA is currently unlicensed)-]movie



* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' ? both seasons and [=OVAs=]
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' ? Both seasons

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' ? - both seasons and [=OVAs=]
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' ? - Both seasons



* ''Manga/KOn'' [-(originally released Season 2 and the movie; eventually rescued Season 1 in 2014 ? all dubbed by Creator/{{BangZoom|Entertainment}})-]

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* ''Manga/KOn'' [-(originally released Season 2 and the movie; eventually rescued Season 1 in 2014 ? - all dubbed by Creator/{{BangZoom|Entertainment}})-]



* ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'' ? both seasons and OVA [-(TV series was a Geneon rescue; OVA was dubbed by Creator/{{BangZoom|Entertainment}} with the TV series cast)-]

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* ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'' ? - both seasons and OVA [-(TV series was a Geneon rescue; OVA was dubbed by Creator/{{BangZoom|Entertainment}} with the TV series cast)-]



* ''Anime/MariaHolic'' ? Both seasons [-(originally released sub only, was given a dub in 2014)-]

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* ''Anime/MariaHolic'' ? - Both seasons [-(originally released sub only, was given a dub in 2014)-]



* ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'' ? Their second show to hit Toonami

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* ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'' ? - Their second show to hit Toonami



* ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' ? All seasons [-(OVA's dubbed by Creator/{{BangZoom|Entertainment}} with TV series cast; Zurückspulen dubbed in-house)-]

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* ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' ? - All seasons [-(OVA's dubbed by Creator/{{BangZoom|Entertainment}} with TV series cast; Zurückspulen dubbed in-house)-]



* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' ? first two seasons released, with the ''Tenri-hen'' [=OVAs=] and the ''Goddesses Arc'' in production

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* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' ? - first two seasons released, with the ''Tenri-hen'' [=OVAs=] and the ''Goddesses Arc'' in production
13th Jan '17 2:13:34 PM rjd1922
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* ''Manga/ToLoveRu''
9th Jan '17 3:42:55 AM SamCurt
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* ''Manga/UraraMeirocho''
9th Jan '17 3:18:06 AM C2
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On September 1, 2009, longtime anime licensor Creator/ADVFilms ? which had spent the previous two years enduring a spectacular public collapse[[labelnote:†]] (although the immediate reason for ADV's destruction was a toxic working relationship with Japanese company Sojitz that resulted in ADV losing three years worth of assets literally overnight, the root cause of their troubles was the same as what killed Creator/{{Geneon}}, Creator/CentralParkMedia, and eventually Creator/{{Bandai|Entertainment}}: investing too much money in a market that couldn't support it, driving up costs to the point that the entire industry became unsustainable ? a classic bubble; the loss of major retail nodes like Suncoast/FYE and Best Buy only accelerated the industry's collapse)[[/labelnote]] ? announced that it sold most of its assets to five different companies, all of which are based in UsefulNotes/{{Houston}}. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/editorial/2009-09-01/what-happening-with-adv-films Industry observers generally believed]] that the move was an attempt to end a relationship with a hostile shareholder while still maintaining its core competency and what assets it had left.

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On September 1, 2009, longtime anime licensor Creator/ADVFilms ? -- which had spent the previous two years enduring a spectacular public collapse[[labelnote:†]] (although the immediate reason for ADV's destruction was a toxic working relationship with Japanese company Sojitz that resulted in ADV losing three years worth of assets literally overnight, the root cause of their troubles was the same as what killed Creator/{{Geneon}}, Creator/CentralParkMedia, and eventually Creator/{{Bandai|Entertainment}}: investing too much money in a market that couldn't support it, driving up costs to the point that the entire industry became unsustainable ? -- a classic bubble; the loss of major retail nodes like Suncoast/FYE and Best Buy only accelerated the industry's collapse)[[/labelnote]] ? -- announced that it sold most of its assets to five different companies, all of which are based in UsefulNotes/{{Houston}}. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/editorial/2009-09-01/what-happening-with-adv-films Industry observers generally believed]] that the move was an attempt to end a relationship with a hostile shareholder while still maintaining its core competency and what assets it had left.
3rd Jan '17 1:17:38 PM darkabomination
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On September 1, 2009, longtime anime licensor Creator/ADVFilms – which had spent the previous two years enduring a spectacular public collapse[[labelnote:†]] (although the immediate reason for ADV's destruction was a toxic working relationship with Japanese company Sojitz that resulted in ADV losing three years worth of assets literally overnight, the root cause of their troubles was the same as what killed Creator/{{Geneon}}, Creator/CentralParkMedia, and eventually Creator/{{Bandai|Entertainment}}: investing too much money in a market that couldn't support it, driving up costs to the point that the entire industry became unsustainable – a classic bubble; the loss of major retail nodes like Suncoast/FYE and Best Buy only accelerated the industry's collapse)[[/labelnote]] – announced that it sold most of its assets to five different companies, all of which are based in UsefulNotes/{{Houston}}. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/editorial/2009-09-01/what-happening-with-adv-films Industry observers generally believed]] that the move was an attempt to end a relationship with a hostile shareholder while still maintaining its core competency and what assets it had left.

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On September 1, 2009, longtime anime licensor Creator/ADVFilms – ? which had spent the previous two years enduring a spectacular public collapse[[labelnote:†]] (although the immediate reason for ADV's destruction was a toxic working relationship with Japanese company Sojitz that resulted in ADV losing three years worth of assets literally overnight, the root cause of their troubles was the same as what killed Creator/{{Geneon}}, Creator/CentralParkMedia, and eventually Creator/{{Bandai|Entertainment}}: investing too much money in a market that couldn't support it, driving up costs to the point that the entire industry became unsustainable – ? a classic bubble; the loss of major retail nodes like Suncoast/FYE and Best Buy only accelerated the industry's collapse)[[/labelnote]] – ? announced that it sold most of its assets to five different companies, all of which are based in UsefulNotes/{{Houston}}. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/editorial/2009-09-01/what-happening-with-adv-films Industry observers generally believed]] that the move was an attempt to end a relationship with a hostile shareholder while still maintaining its core competency and what assets it had left.



* ''Anime/AkameGaKill'' – first anime from their catalog to air on Creator/{{Toonami}}
* ''Anime/AKB0048'' – Both seasons

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* ''Anime/AkameGaKill'' – ? first anime from their catalog to air on Creator/{{Toonami}}
* ''Anime/AKB0048'' – ? Both seasons



* ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates'' – TV Series and movie

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* ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates'' – ? TV Series and movie



* ''Anime/DennouCoil'' (released under Maiden Japan)



* ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' – All 4 Seasons [-(Seasons 2-4 are sub only)-]

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* ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' – ? All 4 Seasons [-(Seasons 2-4 are sub only)-]



* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' – two seasons of the TV series plus TheMovie [-(TV series was released sub-only; movie got an English dub; now licensed by Crunchyroll)-]
* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' – TV Series, First 6 [=OVAs=] and movie [-(''Anzio'' OVA is currently unlicensed)-]

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* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' – ? two seasons of the TV series plus TheMovie [-(TV series was released sub-only; movie got an English dub; now licensed by Crunchyroll)-]
* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' – ? TV Series, First 6 [=OVAs=] and movie [-(''Anzio'' OVA is currently unlicensed)-]



* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' – both seasons and [=OVAs=]
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' – Both seasons

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' – ? both seasons and [=OVAs=]
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' – ? Both seasons



* ''Manga/KOn'' [-(originally released Season 2 and the movie; eventually rescued Season 1 in 2014 – all dubbed by Creator/{{BangZoom|Entertainment}})-]

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* ''Manga/KOn'' [-(originally released Season 2 and the movie; eventually rescued Season 1 in 2014 – ? all dubbed by Creator/{{BangZoom|Entertainment}})-]



* ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'' – both seasons and OVA [-(TV series was a Geneon rescue; OVA was dubbed by Creator/{{BangZoom|Entertainment}} with the TV series cast)-]

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* ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'' – ? both seasons and OVA [-(TV series was a Geneon rescue; OVA was dubbed by Creator/{{BangZoom|Entertainment}} with the TV series cast)-]



* ''Anime/MariaHolic'' – Both seasons [-(originally released sub only, was given a dub in 2014)-]

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* ''Anime/MariaHolic'' – ? Both seasons [-(originally released sub only, was given a dub in 2014)-]



* ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'' – Their second show to hit Toonami

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* ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'' – ? Their second show to hit Toonami



* ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' – All seasons [-(OVA's dubbed by Creator/{{BangZoom|Entertainment}} with TV series cast; Zurückspulen dubbed in-house)-]

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* ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' – ? All seasons [-(OVA's dubbed by Creator/{{BangZoom|Entertainment}} with TV series cast; Zurückspulen dubbed in-house)-]



* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' – first two seasons released, with the ''Tenri-hen'' [=OVAs=] and the ''Goddesses Arc'' in production

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* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' – ? first two seasons released, with the ''Tenri-hen'' [=OVAs=] and the ''Goddesses Arc'' in production



* {{Shoujo}}: A good-sized portion of Sentai Filmwork's catalog also falls into this demographic, and some have been lucky enough to get dub treatment.[[note]] Shoujo series are, in general, less fortunate when it comes to getting licensed; other companies tend to only license shoujo if there's already a significant amount of interest from fans.[[/note]]

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* {{Shoujo}}: A good-sized portion of Sentai Filmwork's catalog also falls into this demographic, and some have been lucky enough to get dub treatment.[[note]] Shoujo series are, in general, less fortunate when it comes to getting licensed; other companies tend to only license shoujo if there's already a significant amount of interest from fans.[[/note]][[/note]] In fact, one of their biggest releases both in production costs and over all sales was ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'' which got the limited addition treatment and a dub.



** It started out as TheRemnant of ADV, leading some to nickname them "Neo-ADV" – referring to the Neo-Zeon remnants that cling around in ''Gundam''. To the surprise of many, however, through snatching up titles that other companies passed on (a sub-only release of a title Creator/{{Funimation}} rejected was better than nothing for the consumer), combined with business savvy and sheer tenacity… they actually nickel and dimed their way up by the mid New Tens into being a respectably sized and reasonably stable company - though they're still a shadow of what they were in the ADV boom years of 2004-2007.
* TokenMiniMoe: Many of their shows they licensed have at least one loli in them, and [[Creator/HilaryHaag two of the]] [[Creator/MonicaRial voice actresses]] they use specialize in this trope (with [[Creator/BrittneyKarbowski a third one]] slowly specializing on this trope and two more voice actresses [[Creator/CaitlynnFrench being]] [[Creator/MargaretMcDonald cast]] into these characters as well)
* TooLongDidntDub: Sentai dubs have a much greater tendency to keep Japanese honorifics and {{Verbal Tic}}s of the characters compared to dubs made by other companies (including the old ADV, which did this only on a few occasions), as the latter generally try to avoid this as much as possible. However, this seem to be changing, as many of their recent dubs, including for series taking place in Japan, do not include honorifics at all. They also almost never dub in-universe songs[[note]] Though recently there have been a few exceptions like singing the Ankou Dance song in the 9th Episode and 4th OVA of ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer, and Kanako singing Cosplay Angel in one of the episodes of Maria Holic[[/note]], something which Funimation, by contrast, almost always does.

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** It started out as TheRemnant of ADV, leading some to nickname them "Neo-ADV" – ? referring to the Neo-Zeon remnants that cling around in ''Gundam''. To the surprise of many, however, through snatching up titles that other companies passed on (a sub-only release of a title Creator/{{Funimation}} rejected was better than nothing for the consumer), combined with business savvy and sheer tenacity… they actually nickel and dimed their way up by the mid New Tens into being a respectably sized and reasonably stable company - though they're still a shadow of what they were in the ADV boom years of 2004-2007.
* TokenMiniMoe: Many of their shows they licensed have at least one loli in them, and [[Creator/HilaryHaag two of the]] [[Creator/MonicaRial voice actresses]] they use specialize in this trope character type, (with [[Creator/BrittneyKarbowski a third one]] slowly specializing on in this trope and two trope. Two more voice actresses [[Creator/CaitlynnFrench being]] [[Creator/MargaretMcDonald cast]] into these characters as well)
* TooLongDidntDub: Sentai dubs have had a much greater tendency to keep Japanese honorifics and {{Verbal Tic}}s of the characters compared to dubs made by other companies (including the old ADV, which did this only on a few occasions), as the latter generally try to avoid this as much as possible. However, this seem seems to be changing, have changed, as many of their recent post-2014 dubs, including for series taking place in Japan, do not include honorifics at all. They also almost never dub in-universe songs[[note]] Though recently there have been a few exceptions like singing the Ankou Dance song in the 9th Episode and 4th OVA of ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer, and Kanako singing Cosplay Angel in one of the episodes of Maria Holic[[/note]], something which Funimation, by contrast, almost always does.
21st Dec '16 10:08:51 PM MayumiTsuji
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* ''Anime/MatoiTheSacredSlayer''
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