Sentai Filmworks Licenses Croisee In A Foreign Labyrinth

Sentai Filmworks today announced their acquisition of the new hit series Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth - The Animation.

Press Release from Sentai Filmworks

Houston, TX, July 21, 2011:  Sentai Filmworks today announced their acquisition of the new hit series Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth - The Animation.  Based on the popular manga by Hinata Takeda,  the 12 episode series is a unique East meets West drama set in 19th century France.  Script supervision for the historical drama is being handled by the legendary Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Aria,) with character designs by Hideki Inoue (Grenadier) and direction from Kenji Yasuda (Noein).

Revolutions always wreck mayhem and carnage, and the Industrial Revolution is no different as it engulfs Europe, leaving outmoded businesses and millions stripped of their traditional ways of life forever as its casualties.  Cultural Revolutions are no less devastating, and as the 19th century comes to an end, young Yune has seen her native Japan shaken to its very core as the walls separating it from the Western world have finally crumbled, sending an entire nation on a quest for a new identity.  But like the Phoenix, the new is inevitably born from the ashes of the old.  And when Yune she decides to accompany her new acquaintance, Oscar, to Paris where his family’s metal declining shop is barely making ends meet in the face of its new competition, she may just be setting a new wave of changes into motion.  Could Yune be the critical spark needed to rekindle the fires in both the hearths and minds of the Enseignes du Roy?  As old worlds come to an end, new beginnings will be forged in Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth - The Animation.

Digital distribution of Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth - The Animation will begin through The Anime Network on Tuesday, July 26, with a home video release of the 12 episodes to follow next year.

About Sentai Filmworks:Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Guin Saga, Needless, Canaan and Angel Beats.  Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors.  Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.

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