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Sentai Readies “MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul” for Virtual Cinema Experience

9/4/2020 3:04:22 PM

HOUSTON, TX September 4, 2020 — Sentai announced today that it is partnering with select theater operators and technology providers to distribute MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul, the long-awaited feature film based on the acclaimed manga series by Akihito Tsukushi, to North American audiences starting September 18, 2020. The film’s updated release schedule includes virtual screenings through select cinemas for audiences at home.

Dawn of the Deep Soul continues the epic adventures of young explorers Riko and Reg, who are joined by their new friend Nanachi as they descend into the Abyss’ treacherous fifth layer, the Sea of Corpses. There they encounter the mysterious Bondrewd, a legendary White Whistle whose shadow looms over Nanachi’s troubled past. Although Bondrewd is ingratiatingly hospitable and the trio soon becomes fast friends with his gregarious daughter, Prushka, the brave adventurers know things are not always as they seem in the enigmatic Abyss...

A Kinema Citrus (MADE IN ABYSS) production, series’ director Masayuki Kojima (Revue Starlight) returns to direct Dawn of the Deep Soul with scriptwriting from Hideyuki Kurata (The Fruit of Grisaia). Miyu Tomita (The Magnificent KOTOBUKI), Mariya Ise (The Promised Neverland) and Shiori Izawa (Sword Art Online) reprise their roles as Riko, Reg and Nanachi, respectively. In addition, Australian composer Kevin Penkin (Norn9) returns to craft the film’s all-new, critically lauded score.

The distribution of MADE IN ABYSS: Dawn of the Deep Soul was previously delayed due to the impact of COVID-19. The film debuted on August 14, 2020 in select theaters. For more information or to purchase a virtual cinema ticket, visit www.madeinabyssmovies.com.

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About Sentai

A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

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