Sentai Filmworks Licenses Parasyte – The Maxim; UK and Australian Territories Included in the Acquisition


It’s not often we cover “news” surrounding an American Anime distributor; but this latest acquisition from Sentai Filmworks raises a few eyebrows so we thought we should share it with you; and thats not because it’s a unique series about bugs.

No; the reason for this ‘unique announcement‘ is that Sentai Filmworks have acquired Parasyte – The Maxim for American, UK, Australian and New Zealand release; which means that Sentai Filmworks themselves will be handling the release of this show within these countries.

The invasion has begun as Sentai Filmworks announces its acquisition of North American, South American, UK, Australian, and New Zealand rights to the highly acclaimed series PARASYTE –the maxim-.

So what exactly does this mean? Well for us in the UK, and presumably Australia, the series will most likely be sublicensed to a UK distributor, a bit like how Manga UK distributes shows on behalf of Kaze – or it could mean that Sentai Filmworks themselves will distribute the set overseas – which seems doubtful. Additionally as Sentai Filmworks owns the rights for US, Australia and UK it could mean that there Blu-ray release of the series will be both Region A and B compatible as it would mean lower disc authoring costs.

Of course all of this is just speculation; but it will be interesting to see what happens next with this title – and if Animatsu, or even another UK distributor, will be picking it up to distribute on their behalf.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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