HOUSTON, TX – November 8, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive distribution rights to the feature-length anime film Space Brothers #0, prequel to the anime television series and long-running manga of the same name.
Set four years before the events of the Space Brothers TV series, Space Brothers #0 tells the story of two brothers on disparate paths. Hibito Namba is a rookie astronaut in training while his brother, Mutta, has found his own ambitions at a disappointing standstill. When Hibito is selected to train for a coveted NASA space mission, it sets in motion a series of events that takes the brothers to the crossroads of destiny and dreams.
Hiroaki Hirata (Another, From the New World), KENN (Beyond the Boundary, Parasyte -the maxim-) and Akio Ohtsuka (CANAAN, Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues) reprise their roles as Mutta Namba, Hibito Nanba and Brian Jay, respectively. Ayumu Watanabe (Ace Attorney, If Her Flag Breaks) returns to direct the film while Chuya Koyama, the series’ original creator, is in charge of the screenplay. Koji Yabuno (Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula, Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison) returns for character design.
The movie will be released on home video and will include both the theatrical and Chuya Koyama Special Edition cuts of the film. This title will be available to stream on select outlets at a later date.
About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, MONSTER MUSUME Everyday Life with Monster Girls and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and DEVILS’ LINE, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.