SENTAI ANIME

Run Time 120min

APRIL 1

FAMILIAR OF ZERO — Louise Fran‡oise Le Blanc de La ValliŠre's name is so long and her spell-casting skills are so poor that everyone at the Tristain Academy of Magic just calls her "Louise the Zero". Louise's humiliation only increases during an important second year test, where the other students summon up dragons and other mythological creatures as their familiars, and she inexplicably summons Hiraga Saito, a totally normal teenager from Tokyo. Now she's stuck with him and Saito's stuck with the lousy life of being a familiar. Except, maybe there's more going on than meets the eye, because Saito's not prepared to accept the social inequities that Louise and other aristocrats consider the status quo, and he may not be quite as normal as everyone thinks. And the reason Louise is so bad at magic might just be that she hasn't figured out what she's good at yet. In fact, they might even have the makings of a great team. If they can learn to stand each other first, that is! Will familiarity breed contempt? Will combining two negatives result in a positive? The answer will be spelled out, enchantment by enchantment, in FAMILIAR OF ZERO! (Sentai Filmworks)

APRIL 8

MARIA HOLIC - ALIVE! — Some things never change: Ame no Kisaki, that famous and exclusive boarding school, STILL doesn't accept boys, and Kanako, Kisaki's most romantically unfortunate student, STILL doesn't accept them either. (They give her the hives. Literally.) Sadly, that means that Kanako's STILL trying to connect with ANYONE of the same sex, and having the usual horrid luck. She's STILL in imminent peril of dying from the constant nosebleeds she gets from being over stimulated by the presence of her fellow classmates. And she's STILL forced to endure the tragedy of sharing a room with the school's most beautiful girl who is, of course, STILL a guy in drag. Poor Kanako! She came hoping to find love and happiness, and all she's found is misery, frustration and a level of desperation so great that she'll even take a chance on a sleepover in a dorm filled with deathtraps. But what YOU'LL find is non-stop hilarity as the girl least likely to succeed refuses to give up, even if it kills her (and it probably will). Kanako's quest for love continues in MARIA HOLIC ALIVE! With an all new English dub featuring Jessica Calvello (Saori, Girls und Panzer) & Monica Rial (Nagase, Kokoro Connect) (Sentai Filmworks)

APRIL 22

FROM THE NEW WORLD — Born into a world a thousand years in our future, Saki and her friends Satoru, Maria, Mamoru and Shun have lived their entire lives in what seems to be a perfect utopia. Not only is their small idyllic community overflowing with clean rushing water and abundant green foliage, but almost all technology has been rendered irrelevant by the magical power of "Juryoku," the psychic ability to materialize anything one desires. But when Saki discovers a long lost artifact from the past, the fa‡ade of their world is shattered and the cracks that split the foundation of their reality threaten to swallow them whole! Faced with a bloody secret history of how their world really came to be and thrust into a nightmarish new paradigm, Saki and her companions are confronted with dangers they never knew existed and a series of choices that may change the fate of every intelligent creature on the planet - human and otherwise! Yusuke Kishi's award winning novel becomes an epic new animated series as five young teens fight to survive the shocking revelations that come FROM THE NEW WORLD! (Sentai Filmworks)

APRIL 29

APPLESEED — A reboot of the popular anime series, this film will depict the early days of Deunan and Briareos in search of the legendary city of Olympus.  Appleseed will be directed by Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed, Starship Troopers Invasion, Space Pirate Captain Harlock) and produced by Joseph Chou (Appleseed Ex-Machina, Halo Legends).(Sentai Filmworks)

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