Region Checking Sentai Filmworks Titles

Disclaimer: This thread is a backup to the Anime UK News US Region [B|2] Compatible Thread, which I also wrote. Don't expect this page to be updated as much as that particular thread.

Unlike Funimation, Sentai titles have a strange number of methods. In fact a majority of the Blu-rays are compatible with UK players but they tend to have different solutions.

Bypass Method - PlayStation Version:
1) Load the disc in as usual
2) When the region lock screen appears, press Triangle and select the Go to option.
3) Then select Title. For the first disc, select Title 4 (sometimes 5). For the other discs, select Title 3 (sometimes 4 if the first disc is 5).

Bypass Method - Standard Blu-ray Player Version:
1) Load the disc in as usual
2) When the region lock screen appears, press Search/Options/Tools depending on the manufacturer.
3) Then select Title. For the first disc, select Title 4 (sometimes 5). For the other discs, select Title 3 (sometimes 4 if the first disc is 5).

Everything will be available including subtitles for both English and Japanese and the episodes. The Pop-up Menu is available however when the last episodes finish or reaching the Title Menu, it will reset to the Lock screen but you can still use the method above.

Geolock Method - PlayStation Version:
1) Load the disc in as usual. Yep that's it, because the PlayStations are apparently set to United States across all English consoles you can actually play the Sentai discs without any issues whatsoever. Strange huh. So far only the UK PlayStations have been tested and confirmed so it's unknown if Europe and Australia can do the same.

Geolock Method - Standard Blu-ray Player Version:
1) If the Blu-ray player doesn't have a country code, then load the disc in as usual.
2) If the Blu-ray player is set to Region A but does have the country set to USA, then load the disc in as usual.
3) If the Blu-ray player is set to Region A but doesn't have the country set to USA, then it's region locked. This mainly applies to region free players.
4) If the Blu-ray player is set to Region B, then it's region locked. However it seems that not all of them have this effect so for now that's TBC.

Notes regarding Geolock Method (PlayStation & select BD players only) notice:
It has come to our attention that titles released between December 2014 to early March 2015 have a slightly different Geolock notice. The reason for this is because the country code is set to only United States and Canada.
Works: PlayStation devices, Samsung players
Doesn't: Xbox One devices, Seiki Blu-ray players, Panasonic players, Toshiba players

Anywho here's the list:

Key: Title | Release Type | Method of Playability

A-Channel | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Ajin: Demi-Human | Season 1 Collection | Geolocked
Akame ga Kill! | Collections 1-2 | Geolocked
AKB0048 | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 5,  Disc 2: Title 4)
AKB0048: Next Stage | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Amagami SS | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2+: Title 3)
Amagami SS+ | Complete Collection | Geolock Method (PlayStation & select BD players only)
Amagi Brilliant Park | Complete Collection | Geolocked
The Ambition of Oda Nobuna | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Angel Beats! | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Another | Complete Collection | A B

Battle Girls: Time Paradox | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Beyond the Boundary | Complete Collection | Geolocked
The Big O | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Blue Spring Ride | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Bodacious Space Pirates | Collections 1-2 | A B
BTOOOM! | Complete Collection | A B

Campione! | Complete Collection | A B
Canaan | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 5,  Disc 2: Title 4)
Casshan | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2+: Title 3)
Children Who Chase Lost Voices | Sentai Selects | Geolocked
Chivalry of a Failed Knight | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Clannad | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2+: Title 3)
Clannad: After Story | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2+: Title 3)
Colorful: The Motion Picture | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Title 4)
Corpse Party: Tortured Souls | Complete Collection | A B

Devils & Realists | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Diabolik Lovers | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Dogs & Scissors | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia | Complete Collection | A B
The Eden of Grisaia / The Labyrinth of Grisaia | Complete Collection | Geolocked

ef: A Tale of Melodies | Complete Collection | A B / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
ef: A Tale of Memories | Complete Collection | A B / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Elfen Lied | Complete Collection | A B
Engaged to the Unidentified | Complete Collection | Geolock Method (PlayStation & select BD players only)

The Familiar of Zero | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 5,  Disc 2: Title 4)
The Familiar of Zero F | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Fantasista Doll | Complete Collection | A B
Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya | Season 1 Collection | A B
Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 2wei! | Complete Collection | A B
Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz! | Complete Collection | A B
Fate/Stay Night | Collections 1-2 | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Title 4)
The Flowers of Evil | Complete Collection | A B
From the New World | Collection 1 | A B
From the New World | Collection 2 | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
The Fruit of Grisaia | Complete Collection | Geolocked

The Garden of WordsA / Bypass Method (Title 4)
Gatchaman | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2+: Title 3)
Gatchaman Crowds | Complete Collection | A B
Girls und Panzer | TV Collection | A B
Girls und Panzer | OVA Collection | A B
Glasslip | Complete Collection | A B
Golden Time | Collection 1 | A B
Golden Time | Collection 2 | Geolocked

Haikyu!! | Collections 1-2 | Geolocked
Hamatora the Animation | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Hayate the Combat Butler | Season 1 Collection | Geolocked
Hayate the Combat Butler | Season 2 Collection | Geolocked
Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Hayate the Combat Butler: Cuties | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Hayate the Combat Butler: Heaven is a Place on Earth | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Heaven's Memo Pad | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Hello!! KINMOZA | Complete Collection | A B
Hidamari Sketch | Season 1 Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Hidamari Sketch x 365 | Complete Collection | A B
Hidamari Sketch x Hoshimittsu | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 3,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Hidamari Sketch x SP | Complete Collection | Geolocked
HENNEKO: The Hentai Price and the Stony Cat | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 5,  Disc 2: Title 4)
Highschool of the Dead | Complete Collection LE | A B
Highschool of the Dead: Drifters of the DeadA / Bypass Method (Title 5)
Higurashi: When They Cry | Season 1 Collection | A B
Higurashi: When They Cry Kai | Complete Collection | A B
Hiiro no Kakera | Season 1 Collection | A B
Hiiro no Kakera | Season 2 Collection | A B
Hozuki's Coolheadedness | Complete Collection | Geolocked

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 3,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Infinite Stratos | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Infinite Stratos 2 | Complete Collection LE | Geolocked
Intrigue in the Bakumatsu | Collections 1-2 | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Inu x Boku SS | Complete Collection | A B
Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? | Complete Collection | Geolocked

K-On! | Season 1 Collection | Geolocked
K-On!: The MovieA / Bypass Method (Title 4)
K-On!! | Season 2 Collections 1-2 | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Kampfer | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Kill Me Baby | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
KINMOZA! (Kirino Mosaic) | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Title 5)
Knights of Sidonia | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Kokoro Connect | TV Collection | A B
Kokoro Connect | OVA Collection | A B

La storia della Arcana Famiglia | Complete Collection | A B
Leviathan: The Last Defense | Complete Collection (Subbed Only Version) | A / Bypass Method (Title 5)
Listen to Me Girls, I Am Your Father | Complete Collection | A B
Little Busters! | Collections 1-2 | A B
Little Busters! Refrain | Complete Collection | Geolock Method (PlayStation & select BD players only)
Log Horizon | Season 1 Collection 1 | A B
Log Horizon | Season 1 Collection 2 | Geolocked
Love Lab | Complete Collection | A B
Love Stage!! | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! | Complete Collection LE | Geolock Method (PlayStation & select BD players only)
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb | Complete Collection LE | Geolocked
Love, Election & Chocolate | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 5,  Disc 2: Title 4)

Maid-Sama! | Complete Collection | Geolock Method (PlayStation & select BD players only)
Majestic Prince | Collections 1-2 | A B
Majikoi: Oh! Samurai Girls | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Maoyu | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Title 5)
Maria Holic | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Mardock Scramble | Complete Trilogy Set | A / Bypass Method for each film (Director's Cut: Title 3,  Theatrical: Title 4)
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression Director's CutA / Bypass Method (Director's Cut: Title 3,  Theatrical: Title 4)
Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion Director's CutA / Bypass Method (Director's Cut: Title 3,  Theatrical: Title 4)
Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust Director's CutA / Bypass Method (Director's Cut: Title 3,  Theatrical: Title 4)
Mayo Chiki! | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 5,  Disc 2: Title 4)
Medaka Box | Complete Collection | A B
Medaka Box Abnormal | Complete Collection | A B
MM! | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Motto To Love Ru | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 5,  Disc 2: Title 4)
Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse | Collections 1-2 | Geolocked
My Love Story!! | Complete Collection | Geolocked
My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering With My School Romantic Comedy | Complete Collection | Geolocked
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU | Complete Collection | Geolocked
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Mysterious Girlfriend X | Complete Collection | A B

Nakaimo: My Little Sister Is Among Them! | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Needless | Collections 1-2 | A / Bypass Method (Top Menu/Pop-up Menu via Remote)
Night Raid 1931 | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Ninja Scroll | First release | A / Bypass Method (Title 4)
No Game No Life | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Nobunaga the Fool | Collections 1-2 | Geolocked
Non Non Biyori | Complete Collection | Geolock Method (PlayStation & select BD players only)
Nyan Koi! | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)

One Week Friends | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Outbreak Company | Complete Collection | Geolocked

Parasyte -the maxim- | Collections 1-2 | A B
Patlabor: The Movie | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Patlabor 2: The Movie | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Patlabor Mobile Police | Collections 1-4 | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 6 [EN] & 7 [JP],  Disc 2+: Title 5 [EN] & 6 [JP])
Patlabor Mobile Police: The Early Days | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Patlabor Mobile Police: The New Files | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Penguindrum | Collections 1-2 | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Persona 4 the Animation | Complete Collection LE | Geolocked
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou | Collections 1-2 | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Discs 1 & 3: Title 4,  Discs 2 & 4: Title 3)
Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They? | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 5,  Disc 2: Title 4)

Queen's Blade: Beautiful Warriors | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Top Menu/Pop-up Menu via Remote)
Queen's Blade: Rebellion | Complete Collection | A B
The Qwazer of Stigma | Complete Collection | Geolocked

Rail Wars | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Re:_Hamatora | Complete Collection | Geolocked
RIN-NE | Season 1 Collections 1-2 | Geolocked
RIN-NE | Season 2 Collection | Geolocked

Samurai Bride | Complete Collection | A B
Samurai Girls | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Say, I Love You | Complete Collection | A B
Shining Hearts | Complete Collection | A B
Shirobako | Collections 1-2 | Geolocked
Short Peace | Complete Collection | A B
So I Can't Play H | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 5,  Disc 2: Title 4)
Space Brothers | Collections 1-8 | Geolocked
Strawberry Marshmallow | TV Collection | A B
Sunday Without God | Complete Collection | A B

Taisho Baseball Girls | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Tamako Market | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Tari Tari | Complete Collection | A B
To Love Ru | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 5,  Disc 2: Title 4)
To Love Ru Darkness | Season 1 Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 5,  Disc 2: Title 4)
To Love Ru Darkness | Season 2 Collection | Geolocked
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Towanoquon | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
Tsuritama | Complete Collection | A B

Un-Go | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
UPOTTE! | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 5,  Disc 2: Title 4)

Vampire Hunter DGeolocked

Waiting in the Summer | Complete Collection | Geolocked
Watamote: No Matter How I Look At It, It's Your Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! | Complete Collection | A B
Wolf Girl & Black Prince | Complete Collection | Geolocked
The World God Only Knows | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
The World God Only Knows II | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 4,  Disc 2: Title 3)
The World God Only Knows: Goddesses | Complete Collection | Geolocked (PlayStation & select BD players only)
The World God Only Knows | OVA Collection | Geolocked

Yuyushiki | Complete Collection | A / Bypass Method (Disc 1: Title 5,  Disc 2: Title 4)

And here's a list of the ones that are completely LOCKED regardless.

Appleseed | First release | A

Here's the list of Sentai Filmworks sets that have yet to be tested:

Released in 2010:
Ghost Hound
Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story

Released in 2011:
Coicent/Five Numbers
Demon King Daimao
Loups=Garous

Released in 2012:
Broken Blade
Dream Eater Merry
Gintama: The Movie
Grave of the Fireflies
Guin Saga
Needless | Complete Collection
No.6
This Boy Can Fight Aliens!
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
X'amd: Lost Memories | Complete Collection

Released in 2013:
Golgo 13
Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Fleeting Blossom: Dawn of the Shinsengumi
Humanity Has Declined
Kamisama Dolls
Kids on the Slope
Phi-Brain ~ The Puzzle of God | Collections 1-2
Phi-Brain ~ The Puzzle of God: Orpheus Order | Collections 1-2
Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc
This Boy Caught A Merman

Released in 2014:
Amnesia
Bodacious Space Pirates
The Book of Bantorra | Complete Collection
Cuticle Detective Inaba
Detroit Metal City
Ebiten: Ebisugawa Public High School's Tenmonbu
ef: A Tale of Memories & Melodies | Complete Collection
Fate/stay night | Complete Collection
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East | Season 1 Collection
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East | Season 2 Collection
Hiiro no Kakera: The Tamayori Princess Saga | Complete Collection
Maria Holic Alive!
MEGANEBU!
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
Natsuyuki Rendezvous
Okamikakushi: Masque of the Wolf
Psychic Detective Yakumo
The Severing Crime Edge
Stella Women’s Academy
Time Bokan: Royal Revival
Uta no Prince-sama 1000%
Uta no Prince-sama 2000%

Released in 2015 ~ From here on, every title should be geolocked:
Appleseed | Sentai Selects
Argevollen | Collection 1
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky
Aura
Black Bullet
Blade & Soul
Brynhildr in the Darkness
Captain Earth | Collections 1-2
Chaika -The Coffin Princess-
The Comic Artist and Assistants
DD Fist of the North Star
Devil Survivor 2 the Animation
DRAMAtical Murder
The Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons
The Familiar of Zero: Rondo of Princesses
Gatchaman the Movie
Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods
Invaders of the Rokujyoma?!
Is the Order a Rabbit?
Kamigami no Asobi
La corda d'oro -Blue Sky-
Leviathan: The Last Defence | English Dubbed Version
Magical Warfare
Majestic Prince | Complete Collection
Ninja Scroll | Re-release
Place to Place
Sabagebu! - Survival Game Club!
Samurai Jam: Bakumatsu Rock
Sasami-san@Ganbaranai
Soni-Ani: Super Sonico the Animation
Student Council’s Discretion
Student Council’s Discretion Level 2
Unlimited Psychic Squad (The Unlimited Hyobu Kyosuke)
The World is Still Beautiful

Released in 2016:
And Yet the Town Moves
Angelic Layer
Aoharu x Kikanjuu
Argevollen | Collection 2
Blade Dance of the Elementalers
Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace
Celestial Method
Chaika -The Coffin Princess-: Avenging Battle
Cobra the Animation
Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon | Collections 1-2
Dai Shogun Great Revolution
Den-noh Coil | Collections 1-2
From the New World | Complete Collection
Gatchaman Crowds Insight
Gourmet Girl Graffiti
Gugure! Kokkuri-san
Gunbuster: The Movie
Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Fleeting Blossom | Season 1 Collection
Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Fleeting Blossom | Season 2 Collection
Hakuoki ~ Theatrical Version, Chapter 1: Wild Dance of Kyoto
Hakuoki ~ Theatrical Version, Chapter 2: Warrior Spirit of the Blue Sky
HaNaYaMaTa
Higurashi: When They Cry Rei
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere | Complete Collection
The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors & Hostel Behavior
Little Busters! EX
Locodol
Log Horizon | Season 2 Collections 1-2
Medaka Box | Complete Collection
Momo Kyun Sword
Non Non Biyori Repeat
The Perfect Insider
Photo Kano
PUNCHLINE
Re-Kan!
Rozen Maiden: Zuruckspulen
Sakura Trick
Softenni
Strawberry Marshmallow | OVA Collection
To Love-Ru Darkness | Season 2 Collection
Trinity Seven
Utawarerumono | OVA Collection
Wakaba*Girl
Wake Up, Girls!
Wake Up, Girls! The Movie
When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace
Wish Upon the Pleiades
Wizard Barristers
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

Released in 2017:
Amagami SS & SS+ | Complete Collection
Bakuon!!
Beautiful Bones -Sakurako’s Investigation-
Beyond the Boundary -I'll Be Here-
Busou Shinki: Armored War Goddess
Chihayafuru | Season 1 Collection
Comet Lucifer
Diabolik Lovers II: More,Blood
The Dragon Dentist
Flying Witch
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
Gate
Girls Beyond the Wasteland
Girls und Panzer: This is the Real Anzio Battle
Girls und Panzer der Film
Golden Time | Complete Collection
Good Witch of the West
Haikyu!! | Season 1 Collection
Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto
Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb
Himouto! Umaru-chan
Hinako
Is the Order a Rabbit??
Kokoro Connect | Complete Collection
Log Horizon | Complete Collection
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! | Complete Collection
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Rikka Version
Matoi the Sacred Slayer
Momokuri
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Norn9: Norn+Nonet
Nurse Witch Komugi R
Onigirl
Persona 4 The Animation | Complete Collection
Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation
School-Live!
The Squid Girl
Tamako Love Story
To Heart 2
Triage X
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
Ushio and Tora
Uta no Prince-sama Revolutions
Utawarerumono: The False Faces
The World God Only Knows | Ultimate Collection
Young Black Jack

2 comments:

  1. I'm watching Kinmoza now, it starts at title 5 not 4? At least it does here

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    1. My bad, at the time that I found out about it (wow I realised it was back in August 2014) I assumed it was Title 4. Thanks for the correction I'll fix it.

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