Today at the Anime Expo in LA it has been confirmed by Sentai Filmworks that they will be releasing a dub for 7 new animes. It should however be noted that the release date of the dubs and any other information regarding them has not yet been announced by Sentai Filmworks. The series that have been confirmed to receive an English dub are “Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?”, GATE, Himouto! Umaru-chan, Amagi Brilliant Park, Monster Musume, Ushio & Tora and “Food Wars!”.
The following series started its release April 4th 2015 and ended June 27th 2015 releasing a total of 13 episodes. Originally it became as a light novel which started on January 15th 2013 and is still ongoing, a manga adaption would also be released after that which started August 2nd 2013 and is ongoing publication as well. Below is a plot summary of the series quoted from MAL:
Commonly known as the “Dungeon”, the city of Orario possesses a huge labyrinth in the underground. Its strange name attracts excitement, illusions of honor, and hopes of romance with a pretty girl. In this city of dreams and desires, new adventurer Bell Cranel has his fateful encounter with the tiny Goddess Hestia.Thus begins the story of a boy striving to become the best adventurer and a lonely goddess searching for followers both working together to fulfill their goals.
On July 4th 2015 the first season of GATE began airing and would later conclude on September 19th 2015 releasing 12 episodes, its second season released January 9th 2016 and ending March 26th 2016 with 12 total episodes. The series started as a light novel series which began on April 12th 2010 and ended December 22nd 2011 releasing 10 volumes. There would also be a manga adaption released as well and that started on July 30th 2011 and is still ongoing. Below is a plot summary for the series quoted from MAL:
Off-duty Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) officer and otaku, Youji Itami, is on his way to attend a doujin convention in Ginza, Tokyo when a mysterious portal in the shape of a large gate suddenly appears. From this gate, supernatural creatures and warriors clad in medieval armor emerge, charging through the city, killing and destroying everything in their path. With swift actions, Youji saves as many lives as he can while the rest of the JSDF direct their efforts towards stopping the invasion.Three months after the attack, Youji has been tasked with leading a special recon team, as part of a JSDF task force, that will be sent to the world beyond the gate—now being referred to as the “Special Region.” They must travel into this unknown world in order to learn more about what they are dealing with and attempt to befriend the locals in hopes of creating peaceful ties with the ruling empire. But if they fail, they face the consequence of participating in a devastating war that will engulf both sides of the gate.
The anime series Himouto! Umaru-chan started on July 9th 2015 and ended September 24th 2015 with 12 episodes being released for it. The series began originally as a manga which started on March 14th 2013 and has since then been ongoing release. The plot summary of the series can be seen below quoted from MAL:
People are not always who they appear to be, as is the case with Umaru Doma, the perfect high school girl—that is, until she gets home! Once the front door closes, the real fun begins. When she dons her hamster hoodie, she transforms from a refined, over-achieving student into a lazy, junk food-eating otaku, leaving all the housework to her responsible older brother Taihei. Whether she’s hanging out with her friends Nana Ebina and Kirie Motoba, or competing with her self-proclaimed “rival” Sylphinford Tachibana, Umaru knows how to kick back and have some fun!Himouto! Umaru-chan is a cute story that follows the daily adventures of Umaru and Taihei, as they take care of—and put up with—each other the best they can, as well as the unbreakable bonds between friends and siblings.
The series Amagi Brilliant Park began on October 7th 2014 and ended December 26th 2014 with 13 episodes releasing for the series. Mind you that the series first started as a novel series which started on February 20th 2013 and has since then been ongoing, a manga would also be later released which would start on February 8th 2014 and is still ongoing as well. The story for the series can be seen below quoted from MAL:
Kanie Seiya, a smart and extremely narcissistic high school student, believes that the beautiful but reserved Sento Isuzu has invited him on a date at an amusement park called Amagi Brilliant Park. Much to his chagrin, not only is the location a run-down facility, the supposed date is merely a recruitment tour where Sento and Princess Latifa Fleuranza, the owner of the theme park, ask him to become the park’s new manager. Their cause for desperation? As stipulated in a land-use contract, Amagi has less than three months to meet a quota of 500,000 guests, or the park will be closed for good and the land redeveloped by a greedy real-estate company.Seiya is won over by the revelation that Amagi is no ordinary amusement park; many of its employees are Maple Landers—mysterious magical beings who live in the human world and are nourished by the energy created by people having fun. Entrusted with the hopes and dreams of this far-off enchanted land, Seiya must now use his many skills to bring Amagi back on its feet, or watch it crumble before his eyes.
Next is the series Monster Musume which released 12 episodes and started airing July 8th 2015 and ended September 23rd 2015. The series itself began as a manga which started on March 19th 2012 and is still ongoing. Lastly is the series story quoted from MAL:
With his parents abroad, Kimihito Kurusu lived a quiet, unremarkable life alone until monster girls came crowding in! This alternate reality presents cutting-edge Japan, the first country to promote the integration of non-human species into society. After the incompetence of interspecies exchange coordinator Agent Smith leaves Kimihito as the homestay caretaker of a Lamia named Miia, the newly-minted “Darling” quickly attracts girls of various breeds, resulting in an ever-growing harem flush with eroticism and attraction.Unfortunately for him and the ladies, sexual interactions between species is forbidden by the Interspecies Exchange Act! The only loophole is through an experimental marriage provision. Kimihito’s life becomes fraught with an abundance of creature-specific caveats and sensitive interspecies law as the passionate, affectionate, and lusty women hound his every move, seeking his romantic and sexual affections. With new species often appearing and events materializing out of thin air, where Kimihito and his harem go is anyone’s guess!
Ushio & Tora is another one of the upcoming dub series by Sentai Filmworks which started on July 3rd 2015 and ended December 25th 2015 with 26 episodes airing in total. Not long ago the series also ended its second season which began April 1st 2016 and concluded on June 24th 2016 releasing a total of 13 episodes. The series started out as a manga originally which began on February 10th 1990 and ended October 9th 1996 releasing a total of 30 volumes. The series plot summary can be seen below quoted from MAL:
Ushio Aotsuki is a stubborn middle school student and son of an eccentric temple priest who goes about life without care for his father’s claims regarding otherworldly monsters known as youkai. However, as he is tending to the temple while his father is away on work, his chores lead him to a shocking discovery: in the basement he finds a menacing youkai impaled by the fabled Beast Spear.The beast in question is Tora, infamous for his destructive power, who tries to coerce Ushio into releasing him from his five hundred year seal. Ushio puts no trust in his words and refuses to set him free. But when a sudden youkai outbreak puts his friends and home in danger, he is left with no choice but to rely on Tora, his only insurance being the ancient spear if he gets out of hand.Ushio and Tora’s meeting is only the beginning of the unlikely duo’s journey into the depths of the spiritual realm. With the legendary Beast Spear in his hands, Ushio will find out just how real and threatening the world of the supernatural can be.
Finally we have the series Food Wars! which released 24 episodes between the dates of April 4th 2015 and ended September 26th 2016, currently the second season is underway of the series which is set for 13 episodes and began just yesterday. Mind you that the series had began first as a manga which started releasing November 26th 2012 and has been ongoing since then. The story for the series is of the following quoted from MAL:
Ever since he was a child, fifteen-year-old Souma Yukihira has helped his father by working as the sous chef in the restaurant his father runs and owns. Throughout the years, Souma developed a passion for entertaining his customers with his creative, skilled, and daring culinary creations. His dream is to someday own his family’s restaurant as its head chef.Yet when his father suddenly decides to close the restaurant to test his cooking abilities in restaurants around the world, he sends Souma to Tootsuki Culinary Academy, an elite cooking school where only 10 percent of the students graduate. The institution is famous for its “Shokugeki” or “food wars,” where students face off in intense, high-stakes cooking showdowns.As Souma and his new schoolmates struggle to survive the extreme lifestyle of Tootsuki, more and greater challenges await him, putting his years of learning under his father to the test.