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Sentai Acquires Indy Anime Comedy “Kenda Master Ken”

Sentai Acquires Indy Anime Comedy “Kenda Master Ken”

3/17/2022 7:32:13 PM

HOUSTON, TX March 17, 2022 — Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Kenda Master Ken, the independently produced comedy series from director Maki Ito and Studio Kingyoiro. The series, based on the movie of the same name, will be available to audiences worldwide (excluding Japan).

Kenda Master Ken chronicles the adventures of Ken Tamaki, hotshot practitioner of the traditional Japanese skill toy “kendama.” But kendama is no mere toy. Ken battles rivals, defeats corrupt organizations and even finds love through his favorite pastime. The stakes are high indeed and Ken will have to face his own inner demons if he wants to live to play kendama (or perhaps become a kendama-man!) another day.

The original version of the anime series starred Takeshi Maeda (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX) as Ken Tamaki, Nekomata Yui (Go! Mouseman) as Mitsurugi, Maya Okamoto (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam) as Saori and Misato (Date A Live) as Tamako.

Sentai will stream Kenda Master Ken exclusively on HIDIVE, its direct-to-consumer streaming service, with a home video release to follow.

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Sentai is a leading global supplier of anime content and official merchandise dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. Sentai’s brands include HIDIVE (direct-to-consumer streaming), (direct to consumer E-Commerce), Anime Network (Cable SVOD) and Sentai Studios (localization and studio services). Sentai’s diverse library includes thousands of hours of hit titles and classic series including MADE IN ABYSS, Akame ga Kill, Food Wars!, Clannad, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, High School of the Dead, Girls & Panzer, No Game No Life, K-On!, Assassin’s Pride and Parasyte -the maxim-.