Psyche-Shattering “pet” Series Coming to Sentai
HOUSTON, TX — December 9, 2020 — Sentai announced today that it acquired distribution rights to the sci-fi psychological thriller series, pet. Sentai’s licensed territory includes the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Nordic Countries, Spain, Portugal and Central and South America.
Hiroki and Tsukasa can manipulate the minds memories of anyone they target. With that power comes a dangerous prospect for those who wield it — madness or even erasure of a person’s entire self. And yet, an intense bond protects their psyches from corruption. But that bond is threatened when a powerful crime syndicate plots to exploit Hiroki and Tsukasa’s gifts to commit horrific crimes. Now they must do the unimaginable if they are to live to see one another again. Is the price of reunion a shattered mind and destruction of everything held dear?
The series is animated by Geno Studio (Kokkoku, Golden Kamuy) and produced by Twin Engine (VINLAND SAGA, Karakuri Circus). Takahiro Omori (Amnesia, Durarara!!) directs with Sadayuki Murai (Knights of Sidonia, Cowboy Bebop) providing series composition. The series stars Kisho Taniyama (High School of the Dead, Psychic Squad) as Tsukasa, Yuki Ono (Chihayafuru 2, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun) as Satoru and Yasuyuki Kase (Perfect Insider, Soul Eater) as Hayashi. Newcomer Keisuke Ueda (The Royal Tutor, Pet stage play adaptation) stars as Hiroki.
The series will be available on home video in the first half of 2021 before streaming on select digital outlets.
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