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Sentai Filmworks Acquires ‘Broken Blade’ Anime Films

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Sentai Filmworks has announced the acquisition of another set of anime films that are part of a larger narrative with Broken Blade. This series of animated films are based on the manga from Yunosuke Yoshinaga. Created in six 50 minute installments, the production is helmed by Chief Director Tetsuro Amino (Macross 7, Shiki, Jewell BEM Hunter Lime,) and Director Nobuyoshi Habara (DNAngel, Negima!, Fafner) working from screenplays by screenwriter Masashi Sogo (Bleach, Gantz, Samurai X/Rurouni Kenshin.) The music for the features was done by Yoshihisa Hirano (Death Note, Beyblade, Ouran High School Host Club).

Digital distribution of the first 50 minute installment of Broken Blade set will begin this October on The Anime Network and through many other outlets. The home video release will follow in 2012 with releases on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Plot concept: In Cruzon, children are born with the ability to control quartz. This power allows them to levitate simple objects—or control enormous and complex mobile battle suits called Golems. But when an ancient Golem is discovered during the height of a brutal war, a young king and his beautiful queen turn to Rygart Arrow. Though an “un-sorcerer”, Rygart can miraculously pilot this ancient and powerful weapon. But in war, school friends can turn into bitter enemies and allies have suspicious motives. Strap yourself in, power up, and prepare for the heavy metal mecha action of BROKEN BLADE!

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