Sentai Studios
FormerlyIndustrial Smoke & Mirrors (1995–2005)
ADV Studios (2005–2006)
Amusement Park Media (2006–2009)
Seraphim Digital (2009–2014)
Company typeDivision
IndustryADR production, post-production, localization (translation and subtitling)
Founded1995; 29 years ago (1995)
HeadquartersHouston, Texas,
Logo as Seraphim Digital

Sentai Studios is an American post-production studio of Sentai Filmworks located in Houston, Texas. It was founded as Industrial Smoke & Mirrors, the in-house studio of ADV Films. It was renamed ADV Studios in 2005 when it merged with ADV's secondary studio, the Austin-based Monster Island;[1] and then in 2006, when ADV began offering its services to other companies, the studio was also called Amusement Park Media before it was sold off by A.D. Vision in 2008.[2] It was then renamed Seraphim Digital and was renamed to its current name in 2014.

The studio is best known for producing English-language dubs of Japanese anime series and live-action Japanese films released by ADV, Sentai, Switchblade Pictures, and Maiden Japan.[3] Other notable clients include Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Microsoft, PBS, and Toei Animation.[4]

Production list


TV and OVA anime

Feature films

Live-action dubbing

Notable personnel

Tiffany Grant has been with this studio since its founding in 1995.
Brittney Karbowski (left) and Monica Rial (right) debuted in voice acting in 2004 and 1999 respectively. In addition to their voice works in various incarnations under ADV and Sentai, Karbowski and Rial also do voice acting work for Dallas-based Crunchyroll (Funimation Productions).

See also


  1. ^ "ADV Consolidates Studios". Anime News Network. March 23, 2005. Retrieved March 6, 2023.
  2. ^ "A.D. Vision Sells ADV Films Assets, Amusement Park Media, Anime Network". Anime News Network. September 1, 2009. Retrieved November 12, 2009.
  3. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Announces Clannad Dub". Anime News Network. March 15, 2010.
  4. ^ "Microsoft and Warner Bros. Tap Seraphim Studios for Halo Legends Adaptation". SXAnimedia. November 5, 2009. Retrieved December 24, 2009.