The North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced at its Otakon panel on Sunday that it acquired the NAKAIMO - My Little Sister Is Among Them! (Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imōto ga Iru!) anime.
Hajime Taguchi's original light novels are inspiring the ongoing television anime series. The story center around Shōgo Mikadono, the son of an industrial magnate named Kumagorō Mikadono who passed away. As a final wish, Kumagorō gave Shōgo a condition before Shōgo can inherit the family legacy — find his female mate at school. Shōgo transfers into a school to fulfill that condition. However, he learns that he has a younger sister who was separated at birth. He does not know what his long-lost sister looks like, but she happens to be one of the students at his new school.
Takahiro Sakurai stars in the series as Shōgo, and Kaori Ishihara, Ayane Sakura, Ayana Taketatsu, Asuka Ōgame, and Rina Hidaka voice the five female leads and sing the ending theme song "Heavenly Lover."
Crunchyroll has been streaming the anime as it airs in Japan.
Sentai Filmworks also noted that it licensed the Kids on the Slope anime and that Grave of the Fireflies will be released on Blu-ray Disc on November 12.
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“NAKAIMO ~ MY LITTLE SISTER IS AMONG THEM!”
HOUSTON, August 1, 2012 — Family planning takes on a whole new meaning in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition: NAKAIMO ~ My Little Sister is Among Them!. Direction is by Munenori Nawa (KissXSis), with series composition & screenplays by Go Zappa (Koihime Musō), character designs by Kenichirou Katsura (Macross 7) and music by Hikaru Nanase (Canaan).
Is insanity hereditary? Shougo Mikadono’s beginning to think so, because the terms of his late father’s will seem crazy and following them may drive Shougo bonkers as well. Oh, it sounds simple at first: before Shougo can claim his VERY large inheritance, he just has to start attending a certain new school and find a nice girl to marry. It’s a little unromantic, but perfectly do-able, right? After all, all the girls seem quite friendly, so all Shougo has to do is find one he has something in common with. EXCEPT, and here’s the kicker, it turns out that Shougo has WAY too much in common with one of them, because she’s actually his long lost sister! And he has no idea which one she is! Will Shougo meet and court his Miss Right without committing something very morally wrong? Can he find his future bride without slipping into the wrong set of genes? And if his little sister does reveal herself, just how much will be revealed and under what circumstances? Find out in NAKAIMO ~ My Little Sister is Among Them!
NAKAIMO ~ My Little Sister is Among Them! will be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow next year.
About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, 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. www.sentai-filmworks.com
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