HOUSTON, TX – February 20, 2020 – Sentai announced today that it acquired rights to the rugby sports anime series Try Knights, based on the manga series by Seiko Erisawa, through a licensing arrangement that includes the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Nordic countries, the Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal.
Synopsis of Try Knights
Riku Haruma was obsessed with rugby — but when his physique failed to measure up to the sport’s extreme requirements, he put aside his athletic ambitions in favor of his studies. Yet passion has a way of resurfacing when least expected. When Riku spots Akira Kariya on the rugby field, the sight of him running, jumping and giving the sport his all reignites a fire in Riku’s heart that’s long been dormant. A rekindled passion drives Riku back onto the field and straight toward his dream of the Rugby World Cup, where he’ll use clever tactics and unbridled will to outmaneuver opponents and rise straight to the top of the pack!
Try Knights is produced by studio Gonzo (Dog & Scissors, Blue Drop, She, The Ultimate Weapon) and directed by Tokihiro Sasaki (Aoharu x Machinegun, DRAMAtical Murder, Sagrada Reset). The series stars recording artist and voice acting newcomer Shogo Sakamoto as Riku Haruma and KENN (Blue Spring Ride, Parasyte -the maxim-, Beyond the Boundary) as Akira Kariya. Shogo Sakamoto also performs “Mugen no Try,” the series’ theme song.
The series will be available to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.
A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai 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, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.
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