Sentai licenses Sasami-san@Ganbaranai

10:00 AM on 01.09.2013 // Brad Rice

Another day, another Sentai license. Again, Sasami-san@Ganbaranai fits into their wheelhouse: it's a show by Akiyuki Shinbo -- the one behind Hidamari Sketch and Maria Holic.

This one is about a female shut-in who tries to reintegrate with society and go back to school, mostly by monitoring her older brother who teaches there via her computer. According to the description, things quickly go sideways from there, and looking at a commercial for the show, there seems to be a big emphasis on breasts and fanservice. So, all the things a Sentai viewer is looking for!

The show will be out "soon" in digital release, and will see a DVD/Blu-ray posting sometime later in the year.

HOUSTON, January 8, 2013 — Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce their newest acquisition: Sasami-san@Ganbaranai.  Based on the light novels by Akira, this 12 episode series is directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (Hidamari Sketch, Maria Holic) and features series composition by Katsuhiko Takayama (ef: a tale of memories, And Yet the Town Moves), character designs by Hiroki Harada (Romeo X Juliet), sound direction by Yota Tsuruoka (Clannad, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere) and music by Yukari Hashimoto (Mayo Chiki!, Toradora!).  

The Japanese call them hikikomori - people who’ve become so withdrawn socially that they refuse to leave their homes for weeks and even months at a time.  For Sasami Tsukuyomi, who’s attempting to pass her first year of high school despite being a shut in, it’s more than just a word.  Fortunately though, she lives with her older brother Kamiomi, who just happens to be a teacher at the school Sasami is supposed to attend.  Not to mention, her “Brother Surveillance Tool” which lets her view the outside world via her computer and will, theoretically, allow her to readjust to interfacing with people again.  What it mainly does, however, is let her view her brother’s interactions with the three very odd Yagami sisters, who inexplicably seem to have had their ages reversed and have various types of “interest” in Kamiomi.  And then things start to get really weird…  Magical powers?  Everything turning into chocolate?  Is life via the web warping Sasami’s brain, or is it the universe that’s going crazy?  It looks Sasami will have to take off her pajamas and go out into the “real” world to set things straight in Sasami-san@Ganabaranai!

 

Sasami-san@Ganbaranai will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release later this year.

 

About Sentai Filmworks:

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series likeHigh School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. 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, Google Play and YouTube.

 




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