Sentai Filmworks has just announced the aquisiton of Medaka Box, the new TV series from famed anime studio Gainax (Evangelion, Nadia, Gunbuster).
Their press release lists online streaming and ‘home video’ rights, but doesn’t specify DVD or Blu Ray, nor whether the series will be dubbed or not. Traditionally, the lack of specifics in their press release means that they’re not sure about the series’ prospects and are waiting to see how the streaming version does before decided how much money to put into the disc version.
HOUSTON, April 16, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce its acquitsition of MEDAKA BOX, the newest production of the famed Gainax studio (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gurren Laggan). Featuring series composition and direction by (Shouji Saeki (He Is My Master, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World) and music by Tatsuya Katou (Samurai Girls, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere), MEDAKA BOX is sure to prove that good intentions don’t always matter.
When newly elected Student Council President Medaka Kurokami institutes her idea for a suggestion box where people can submit problems that need to be solved, she’s expecting things like rescuing lost puppies and giving advice. What she and her best friend Zenkichi find instead, however, are the first hints of an unbelievable secret, and their school, Hakoniwa Academy, and Medaka herself are somehow at the very center of the growing maelstrom! As what seemed like an innocent past time turns into a dangerous game, Medaka and her recruits to the Student Council discover new depths to both themselves and their own unexpected abilities. And then things get REALLY out of control! Get ready for a battle royal unlike anything you’ve ever seen before as the simple power of suggestion unlocks the secrets of MEDAKA BOX!
MEDAKA BOX will begin release through select digital outlets soon with a home video release to follow.