Sentai Filmworks’ latest anime license is 2011’s Softenni!, based on the 2008 manga series by Ryo Azuchi. The Xebec production, directed by Ryouki Kamitsubo (Hidamari Sketch), will be available soon through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.
Softenni! follows the exploits of Asuna Harukaze, a girl with an almost obsessive love for soft tennis, a popular form of tennis developed in Japan using softer, rubber tennis balls. Together with her equally quirky (and sometimes overly enthusiastic) teammates, Asuna does her best to return the challenges that school life and tennis training launch at her!