Aniplex Acquires Samurai Flamenco for their Fall 2013 Season

From the Director of Durarara!!and the Studio of “Samurai Champloo” Come an Original Animation Series about Truth, Justice, and Superheroes!

samurai_flamenco_posterSANTA MONICA, CA (September 16, 2013) –Aniplex of America Inc. has announced today that they have acquired the highly-anticipated title, Samurai Flamenco for this fall season. Samurai Flamenco will begin its streaming schedule this October. This brand new series features an all-star staff including director Takahiro Omori, whose previous works include popular titles such as Durarara!! and Baccano! along with Hideyuki Kurata whose previous works include titles such as R.O.D. –The TV- and Oreimo 2   for the chief screenplay. The studio that will be producing Samurai Flamenco will be manglobe, the anime studio that brought popular titles such as Samurai Champloo and Michiko & Hatchin. Samurai Flamenco will be available for streaming just hours following its initial air time in Japan. In addition to their streaming plans, Aniplex of America announced that they are also planning on a home release version of Samurai Flamenco on disc. Details about the physical release will be announced at a later date.


A Synopsis on Samurai Flamenco: Masayoshi Hazama: a man who has become a superhero “by himself” with no superhuman powers or any sort of high-tech conversions, NONE!! Hidenori Goto: a cop who found out the true identity of “the superhero” by a strange twist of fate and thus constantly gets in trouble thanks to Hazama, the superhero. This is the story of the birth of a true hero featuring these two young men with a touch of comedy and serious drama, while they come face to face with hardships as they search for the true meaning of becoming a hero of justice in this world!

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About Aniplex of America Inc.

Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Garden of Sinners, Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, and Blast of Tempest. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles Monogatari Series Second Season, Day Break Illusion, SERVANT x SERVICE, Silver Spoon, Oreshura, Oreimo 2, Fate/Zero, and Vividred Operation.