HOUSTON, TX — May 15, 2012 — In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Anime Network invites fans to enter this summer's hit series Book of Bantorra promotional giveway. The first 13 episodes of this hit series are now airing on Video on Demand and Xfinity's Top Picks.
Successful entrants will watch the first six episodes of Book of Bantorra now through June 30 and visit The Book of Bantorra Contest Page to answer a few simple questions.
Book of Bantorra is among four anime titles featured in May's Xfinity Top Picks section celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Anime Network. Along with Angel Beats!, Elfen Lied and Infinite Stratos, Book of Bantorra was selected because they represent the unique use of colorful illustration, pop music and storytelling indicative of the Japanese art form that has grown in worldwide popularity.
About Book of Bantorra
When a person dies, the soul departs from its body and is crystallized into a book. Written in that book are all the memories of that soul's life. For anyone who touches that book, the dead person's past can be relived…. It is in the Library of Bantorra, run by an elite organization known as the Armed Librarians, that all excavated books are stored. Under the direction of Acting Chief Librarian Hamutz Meseta, all Armed Librarians possess an extraordinary combination of encyclopedic knowledge and fighting skill. For this reason, the Armed Librarians are the most difficult profession to enter in the world. But will they be good enough to stop the fanatics of the Shindeki Church from exacting vengeance on the entire world? Only time will tell, but that book hasn't been written yet.
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Sentai Filmworks announced yesterday that it has licensed upcoming anime series Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere). The series is based on Minoru Kawakami's ongoing book series and will be directed by Manabu Ono. The Anime Network will be simulcasting the series starting October 4, 2011 and it will go on sale on DVD starting early next year.
Check out a promotional video and official synopsis below the jump.
A new anime by 8-Bit studios will be simulcasted this January. The new series Infinite Stratos(インフィニット・ストラトス) or just IS will premier only on Anime Network Online starting January 20, 2011. To check out the episodes go to Anime Network's website. This latest hit anime has been licensed for DVD and BluRay release by Sentai Filmworks which is being produced as a 12 episode series.
Check out a trailer and description below the jump.