Sentai Filmworks Announces DVD Phase Out By 2019

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Sentai Filmworks announced plans to begin the gradual phase out of DVDs from their product lineup.

As part of a DVD-to-Blu-ray (#DVD2BD) promotion, Sentai Filmworks is offering a complementary Blu-ray player during this promotion to customers who purchase $299 worth of products from their online store at sentaifilmworks.com from September 18, 2017 through September 30, 2017.

Sentai announced caveats to the DVD phase out, including for second or third seasons of titles already released with a DVD option. Additionally, DVDs will still be released for older titles of which no Blu-ray materials exist. Future premium box sets will be designed to house Blu-ray only formats.

While this seems like Sentai is finally catching up with the times, I do question the no dvd policy. Most other modern releases have a blu-ray/dvd combo so that those with laptops or desktops that may not have Blu-ray drives could still play them. Granted Blu-ray is becoming more standard in all computer systems, its not fully adopted yet. Still, it will be nice to see their premium sets with blu-ray discs.

About Sentai Filmworks, LLC

Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

Robert Prentice