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This is a REPOST. The original article appeared at Ani.me
A press release went out earlier this week announcing the May release slate for Sentai Filmworks. As usual, this comes along with the low key announcement of new licenses. In this case, there are 3 new titles licensed by Sentai Filmworks including two shorts from Comix Wave and a 2008 fantasy series from Madhouse.
Being released as a 60 minute double feature, the first new license is for two 30 minutes shorts produced by Comix Wave, Coffee Samurai and Hoshizora Kiseki. For these two I have to plead ignorance so please press release, tell us what we should know about these titles.
CoMix Wave, the studio behind Voices of a Distant Star and the Place Promised in Our Early Days, returns to the twin themes of love and human relationships with a startling new pair of stories that could only be told through the medium of animation. In Hoshizora Kiseki (Starry-Sky Miracle) Kozue, a young girl who loves astronomy encounters Ginga, a boy with a mysterious ability to understand the stars that is being exploited by others. As her friendship with Ginga grows, Kozue realizes that she must help him learn to make his own decisions, but that do that, he must remove the protective suit he always wears. For Hemi, the heroine of Coffee Samurai, however, a boyfriend in a protective suit would be an easy thing to deal with compared to her own problem: she’s in love with a Coffee Vending machine! Of course, it all makes perfect sense once you realize that he’s actually an ancient Samurai who wished to be reborn into an indestructible steel body. But it certainly makes the dates uncomfortable and somewhat prone to scalding! Twin tales, twin couples, twin conundrums – it’s twice the magic in a single package in Coffee Samurai / Hoshizora Kiseki!
Well, those certainly sound interesting at least. The DVD for these two will be released on May 10th carrying a $19.98 MSRP.
The last new license revealed in the press release belongs to the 2008 series produced by Madhouse, Allison & Lillia. In this fantasy series, two countries have been at war for over a century. After they finally agree on a cease fire, a pilot named Alison will reunite with her childhood friend and venture into enemy grounds with him. Their quest is to find a fabled treasure which could bring an end to the war once and for all. The first set will be released on May 17th with an MSRP of $49.98.
Rounding out the rest of the month for Sentai Filmworks are the continuation of other series that have been gaining their own attention.