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Section23 Announces April 2020 Slate

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES APRIL SLATE

BanG Dream! 2nd Season Available April 21st

HOUSTON, January 16, 2020 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its April slate of releases featuring the latest installment in BUSHIROAD’s popular multimedia franchise: BanG Dream! 2nd Season.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming April 2020

Title: REVUE STARLIGHT
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 4/7/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: As the 99th graduating class of the Seisho Music Academy prepares for their annual review, “Starlight”, aspiring actress Karen Aijo is happy just to have the chance to be in the cast. But when Karen’s childhood friend Hikari mysteriously arrives after years abroad, Karen quickly learns that there is more going on at Seisho than the normal drama classes. Following Hikari late one night, Karen discovers an elevator that takes her deep below the Earth, where the secret auditions for the leads in Starlight is underway… a competition that is fought with real weapons as well as song and dance! Goaded by the giraffe in charge of the trials, Karen throws caution to the wind and takes the stage herself… but will she be ready to survive the ultimate contest of drama and skills that is REVUE STARLIGHT?

No Game No Life Steelbook now April 7, 2020

Title: AO-CHAN CAN’T STUDY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 180 min.
Street Date: 4/14/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Most high school girls would be proud that their father is a famous writer, but Ao Horie’s father is an EROTIC writer, a purveyor of pornographic prose. He’s authored hundreds of dirty books and it has definitely warped his twisted sensibilities. Since Ao thinks that anyone who learns about her father is going to assume that Ao is at least somewhat like her pornographic papa, Ao’s solution is to just not talk to other people, especially boys. All she wants to do is study and get good grades so she can go to a school far away from her family. And that’s why Takumi Kajima is driving her crazy! He keeps trying to talk to her, distracting her, and causing her to think about the kind of things she’d rather not think about… which is why, suddenly, AO-CHAN CAN’T STUDY!

Title: CINDERELLA NINE
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 4/14/2020
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Since Satogahama High School was an all-girls school until recently, they’ve never even had a boy’s baseball team. Arihara Tsubasa isn’t the kind of girl who waits for boys to lead the way, however, so she makes an unauthorized announcement that the Girls’ Baseball Team is seeking members! But that was the easy part! Now she has to find the four other girls required to form a school club, and then four more girls to make a team. At least Arihara’s best friend, Tomoe, can fill one position, but then they’ll have to get creative. If that means co-opting cheerleaders, student council members, reporters from the school paper and even an archrival from Junior High, then so be it! They’re not running away from the ball; they’re fielding it and running for home in CINDERELLA NINE!

Title: BANG DREAM! 2ND SEASON
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/21/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: It’s a new school year and Kasumi, Arisa, Saya, Tae, and Rimi are thrilled to finally be second-year students. Even more exciting than becoming upperclassmen, however, is the fun they have while performing in their band Poppin’ Party… until things get out of control when the girls publicly announce that they’re going to do their own concert before they’ve really studied the issue. Suddenly they’re committed to doing something that’s a lot more difficult than it seemed, and the pressure is doubled since their musical rivals in Roselia, who’ve also announced a live concert, are way ahead of them in planning! But you can’t stop the music, and with a little hard work and help from other groups and some talented newcomers, Poppin’ Party fever will soon be popping up all over in BANG DREAM! 2

Title: CLANNAD STEELBOOK
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 1225 min.
Street Date: 4/28/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $149.98

SYNOPSIS: Sometimes all it takes to change your life forever is a chance encounter. Since the death of his mother, Tomoya has distanced himself from his abusive father and seems on a path of self-destruction. Nagisa’s poor health has left her a year behind in school, but she longs to restart the now disbanded Drama Club. In an impulsive moment, Tomoya agrees to help her and they soon find themselves joined by others in desperate need of support and emotional healing. Join the Club and meet the ambitious Tomoyo, who dreams of becoming class president; Kotomi, a troubled genius with a secret past; and the mysterious Fuko, whose disassociation with the world is so severe that she seems to be fading away as the sentimental, the surreal and the supernatural merge together in the acclaimed anime classic CLANNAD!

Title: W’Z
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 400 min.
Street Date: 4/28/2020
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Even though he’s only 14, Yukiya wants to become the best online DJ anyone has ever heard. But becoming famous isn’t easy, and it’s made even more difficult by his father’s odd instructions to never touch hands with anyone else. So, while Yukiya spends every moment he can working on music videos, he knows that hard work alone may not be enough to achieve his goals. He needs something else. Something different. And then he finds the Ziggurat. It’s another world, a place that Yukiya can access just by touching hands with another person. Any other person. That’s something that no one else has ever been able to do before. And that ability makes Yukiya an extremely valuable commodity that some people will be willing to do anything to control in W’Z!

About Section23 Films:
Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan, Kraken Releasing and AEsir Holdings. With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.

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April 7, 2020

Revue Starlight

Revue Starlight Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animations (x8); Episode Commentaries (x3 Eps. 1, 5, 10); Japanese Promos; Revue Starlight Shorts (x3)

REVUE STARLIGHT LE coming July 2020

April 14, 2020

Ao-chan Can't Study

Ao-chan Can’t Study! Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animations (x2)

Cinderella Nine

Cinderella Nine Complete Collection
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

April 21, 2020

BanG Dream! 2nd Season

BanG Dream! 2nd Season Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation

April 28, 2020

Clannad Steelbook

CLANNAD Complete Collection [SteelBook Edition]
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation

W'Z

W’Z Complete Collection
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; Japanese Promo

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Will pick up when I have money again…

Ao-Chan

Clannad Steelbook

Nothing for me this month

Edit: Clannad Steelbook Does Not include the Movie

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AO-CHAN CAN’T STUDY

Just that, nothing else.

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That is all for April . Might wait until the spring sale and just throw it in with other stuff to hit free shipping .

I have bought Clannad enough times . Sub only DVD releases , dub and sub DVD releases , and finally original Blu-ray releases .

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Don’t say that pup. Especially if the price is good during the next holiday sale. (Judging by the other Steelbook releases, it should at least last till then…)

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You know my buying habits well . lol

On note of Clannad they changed the disc art for this release . Wonder if that means they re-aurthoring them . I’m trying to remember which trailers are on the previous Blu-ray releases and if they used the older style subs . Which if it is re-aurthored would probably get me to dip again .

Sadly on another note looks like they are using the steelbook Mill Creek is using for their Ultra/Ultraman releases . Which are these awful stacking things with 3 to 4 disc on each side that I’ve not gotten one without some kind of damage to the inside .

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MIA Thread updated (Finally)

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