It was announced recently that Sentai Holdings, the distributor of primarily anime products in the west, has been acquired by AMC Networks. The company responsible for shows such as The Walking Dead and a wealth of networks and streaming services, did not disclose financial terms of the deal, but did share that it would include HIDIVE, the anime streaming service, and Cool Japan Fund, a public-private investment fund in Japan.
Western anime distributors Sentai have announced that they have acquired the exclusive license for Saiyuki RELOAD: ZEROIN, the latest installment in the long running franchise. The series is due to stream exclusively on the HIDIVE streaming platform for the Winter 2022 Simulcast season. A home video release is set to follow the simulcast run. Additionally, the ova SAIYUKI GAIDEN OVA – Kouga no Chapter, has been licensed by the distributor.