Sentai Filmworks has announced today that they have acquired the licensing rights to the Sora no Kiseki OAV series, and that they will be releasing it for home video later this year.
The text from the press release is below:
HOUSTON, June 29, 2012 — The blood of heroes is a nice addition to any family line, and Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition: Legend of the Heroes ~ Trails in the Sky. Based on the hit video game of the same name, Legend of the Heroes features direction by Masaki Tachibana (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0), series composition & screenplays by Makoto Uezu (Utawarerumono, Akane Iro no Somaru Saka) and character designs by Atsuko Nozaki (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0)
Ten years ago, a massive invasion by the Erebonian Empire almost shattered the Kingdom of Liberl, piercing to the heart of Capital City before being driven back by a determined counteroffensive led by Cassius Bright. Now, as the invaders pace behind the northern borders, coveting the small kingdom’s magic and high technology, Liberl slowly rebuilds with the aid of the Bracer’s Guild, whose mystical use of “Craft” is even more intrinsic to the nation’s defense than its own army. For young Estelle Bright, daughter of Cassius, this is all just ancient history that she and her adopted brother Joshua learned as kids. But history has a way of repeating itself, and as they prepare to join the Bracers Guild themselves, sinister forces are preparing to thrust them into the familiar family situation of being in the worst possible place when mayhem breaks out. Because when their father’s airship goes suddenly missing, of course it only makes sense to two green, but extraordinarily capable, young teenagers to strike out on a rescue mission of their own!
Legend of the Heroes ~ Trails in the Sky will be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow later this year.
About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Towa no Quon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats! as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, PLAYSTATION Network, Android Market and YouTube.
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