Update: May 5, 2010: The [[http://www.sentai-filmworks.com Sentai Filmworks website]] is now online.

On September 1, 2009, Creator/ADVFilms announced that it sold most of its assets to five different companies, all of whom are based in UsefulNotes/{{Houston}}, Texas. Although it may appear that the company is essentially dead, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/editorial/2009-09-01/what-happening-with-adv-films some industry observers]] believe that the move is an attempt to end a relationship with a hostile shareholder that has damaged the company while still maintaining its core competency and catalog.

* Creator/SwitchbladePictures acquired Japanese live-action films properties for distribution in the North American market.
* Sentai Filmworks is the [[http://www.sentai-filmworks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82&Itemid=85 licensor company]] for acquiring Japanese anime into the North American market.
* Creator/{{AEsir Holdings}} has licensed rights to most of ADV Films' former library of titles (some titles are licensed directly by Sentai Filmworks).
* SeraphimDigitalStudios acquired Amusement Park Media, ADV's production studio.
* Valkyrie Media Partners acquired the Creator/AnimeNetwork. [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/ The Anime Network website]] (on-line player and forum) continues to operate as it did before the sale.
* Creator/Section23Films is a distributor and marketing company of Switchblade Pictures, Sentai Filmworks, and Creator/{{AEsir Holdings}}.

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

|| (anime) Licensed by||Sentai Filmworks ||
|| (live action) Licensed by||Creator/SwitchbladePictures ||
|| Distributor||Creator/Section23Films ||
|| DVD Production||SeraphimDigitalStudios ||
|| Internet Streaming||Creator/AnimeNetwork ||

See Creator/Section23Films for the list of anime series formerly licensed by Creator/ADVFilms.

!!List of Anime released by Creator/SentaiFilmworks:
* ''VisualNovel/ElevenEyes''
* ''Manga/AkameGaKill''
* ''Anime/AKB0048'' (Both seasons)
* ''AngelBeats''
* ''LightNovel/BlackBullet''
* ''LightNovel/ChuunibyouDemoKoiGaShitai'' (originally planned to be released sub-only, but after an InternetBackdraft and feedback from fans, they decided to release this series with an English dub with being the first title to be given a LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition)
* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''
* ''Manga/DetroitMetalCity''
* ''Manga/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya''
* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''
* ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead''
* ''Manga/{{Kobato}}''
* ''Manga/KiniroMosaic''
* ''LightNovel/LogHorizon''
* ''[[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Legend of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story]]'' (originally released only on DVD with subtitles, was then rereleased on both DVD and Blu-Ray with a dub)
* ''Manga/KOn'' (originally released Season 2 and the movie, eventually re-aquired season 1 in 2014)
* ''Anime/MariaHolic'' (Both seasons) (originally released sub only, was given a dub in 2014)
* ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife''
* ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation''
* ''[[LightNovel/SakurasouNoPetNaKanojo The Pet Girl of Sakurasou]]''
* ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' ([=TV=] Series only)
* ''[[LightNovel/KamisamaNoInaiNichiyoubi Sunday Without God]]''
* ''Anime/TamakoMarket''
* ''Manga/TasogareOtomeXAmnesia''
* ''Manga/{{Watamote}}''

!!Tropes Related to Creator/SentaiFilmworks
* EverythingIsBigInTexas
* {{Fanservice}}: While not much of the biggest offender when compared to Creator/MediaBlasters and Creator/{{Funimation}}, a few of their romantic comedy and ecchi titles fall into this. Bonus points that [[SengokuOtome two of]] [[HyakkaRyouranSamuraiGirls the tiles]] they've licensed involves the Sengoku Period.
* ForcedMeme: [[https://twitter.com/Sentaifilmworks/status/426476717914349570/photo/1 The "lewd" card]]. Comes from a scene in episode five of ''Anime/InfiniteStratos'' second season where Maya gave Charolette in a pageant contest a red card for lewdness. Needless to say, this image is often thrown around in regards to JessicaCalvello [[note]]Even though Calvello herself haven't gotten a role in the Infinite Stratos dub yet, this is related to her role in Anime/MariaHolic[[/note]] or whenever Sentai Filmworks licenses an anime that is a bit sexually explicit.
* NoBudget: Sort of. Unlike the larger anime licensors like Creator/{{Funimation}} and Creator/VizMedia, Sentai Filmworks runs in a limited budget. Thus, this is one of the main reasons why most of their dubs rarely hire out-of-town or even out-of-state voice talents, along with the fact that they have a tendency to rush things (even for their sub-only releases). Although they aren't as bad when compared to Creator/MediaBlasters.
* NoDubForYou: Was a big proponent of this trope until 2011. Nowadays, they release a good number of their titles with English dubs from SeraphimDigitalStudios, while they also release several of their titles sub-only. In recent years, they even re-released some of their titles that were initially sub only with all-new English dubs, such as ''SpecialA'' and ''MariaHolic''.
* {{Seinen}}: The company releases a lot of titles from this demographic.
* {{Shoujo}}: Many of Sentai Filmwork's catalog falls into this demographic, and some titles are even given dub treatment.