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Section23 Announces December 2020 Slate

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SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES DECEMBER SLATE

AHIRU NO SORA Available December 15th

HOUSTON, September 24, 2020 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its December slate of releases which includes Sentai Filmworks action-packed shounen sports anime Ahiru no Sora! Available on Blu-ray December 15th with a Limited Edition Premium Box Set to be released soon.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming December 2020

Title: AJIN: THE OADS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 67 min.
Street Date: 12/1/2020
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: In the world of AJIN: DEMI HUMAN, a new subspecies of human has been discovered, one capable of creating lethal black “ghosts” and recovering from even the most extreme physical damage… even death itself! Feared and hunted by governments, no one knows how many Ajin exist, let alone who they all are, as many aren’t even aware of their own nature until their first death. In this special collection of original stories, you’ll follow a motorcyclist who dies in a crash, discovers that he’s an Ajin and is tracked by the ruthless Ajin Management Committee (The Nakamura Shinya Incident), witness a US Marine who becomes fixated upon taking the risk of killing himself to find out if he is or isn’t an Ajin (Sato: ZERO), and even explore the dark humor of the Ajin condition(Hidden Inn/Secret Den) - all in AJIN: THE OADS!

Title: OUTBURST DREAMER BOYS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 12/1/2020
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: When Mizuki Hijiri transfers to Minikami Private High, all she wants is to blend in and study like a nice normal girl. Instead, the members of the school’s “Hero Club” immediately become fixated on Mizuki, and “normal” is the last word that anyone would use to describe these delusional chunibyo, all of whom are living in fantasy worlds in which they’re legendary heroes from comics and mythology! Just dealing with the scheming and manipulative Rei Tsukumo, and Tomoki Takashima, who’s only interested in 2D girls, will be difficult enough, but how can Mizuki convince Sentai-wannabe Yamato Noda that she’s NOT the Pink Ranger to his Red? Toss in Kazuhiro Nakamura, who believes he’s the reincarnation of a half angel/half devil and yet another member waiting in the wings, and it looks like poor Mizuki’s in for a truly epic education with the OUTBURST DREAMER BOYS!

Title: 7 SEEDS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 12/8/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: The meteor strikes wiped human civilization from the face of the Earth, then even the face itself changed, transformed into something alien and hostile as devastating climatic shifts, global darkness and unprecedented geologic upheavals reshaped what was once our world. But, even in the aftermath of mass extinctions and world sweeping firestorms, life managed to find a way, evolving to new forms, some close to what came before, others from beyond our worst nightmares. It is into this toxic landscape filled with flesh-eating cockroaches, telepathic wolves, and man-eating plants that humanity’s last survivors are released from frozen cryogenic slumber. Five groups; each consisting of seven youths and one adult survival specialist. They are mankind’s last hope, and if they fail to survive in this strange and horrifying new world, the human race will end forever in 7 SEEDS.

Title: GARDEN OF WORDS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 46 min.
Street Date: 12/8/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Spanish, Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: Some people revel and play in the rain; others dread it and hide at the first drop. For high school student Takao, a summer shower is a source of artistic inspiration… but when he skips school in order to sketch in a rainy garden, Takao finds an even greater muse in Yukino, an older woman who seems adrift in the world. Despite the difference in their ages and lives, they strike up a comfortable relationship that slowly evolves as they randomly meet in the same garden whenever it rains. But with the rainy season coming to a close, Takao wonders if there’s enough time left to put his feelings into actions and words. What will happen between a young man and a woman when the rain falls once again in THE GARDEN OF WORDS?

Title: WHEN SUPERNATURAL BATTLES BECAME COMMONPLACE
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 12/8/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: The origin of the Senko High School Literature Club’s powers might be a little sketchy, and they may spend more time chatting than engaging in superhuman feats. Still, there’s no questioning the incredible abilities of the club’s female members: Tomoyo can control time; Hatoko is a mistress of the elements; Chifuyu can create matter; and Sayumi can return any item to a previous state. With these powers, there are few tasks these girls can’t handle. Meanwhile, Jurai, the club’s only male member, has a dark flame that seems a little pointless in comparison, and only time will tell if it matures into anything more useful. Toss in a Student Council president who’s developed powers of her own and things are about to get seriously weird as the study of literature takes a comic book turn in WHEN SUPERNATURAL BATTLES BECAME COMMONPLACE!

Title: AHIRU NO SORA
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 12/15/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: Sora Kurumatani is short and as scrawny as a stick figure, but he loves basketball with a burning passion. Unfortunately, on his first day at Kuzuryu High, he learns that the school’s supposed basketball team is nothing of the sort. Instead of a haven for aspiring athletes, the gym has become the home turf for a gang of thugs, delinquents and perverts whose only skill at dribbling involves drooling on the floor while peeking into the girls’ locker room. But since Kurumatani has to play to fulfill a promise made to his ailing mother, he’ll have to take these sour lemons and squeeze-play out a winning basketball team somehow. Impossible? Perhaps. But with the help of a counselor and members of the girls’ club, he’ll do his best to get them all on the rebound in AHIRU NO SORA!

Title: CHIDORI RSC
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 12/15/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Due to firearms restrictions, sharp-shooting tournaments in Japan are held using special rifles that fire beams of light instead of bullets… and since devices that fire pulses of photons are so much safer than weapons that shoot live ammunition, there’s little reason for age restrictions at shooting matches. As a result, many Japanese schools now have shooting clubs that compete against each other, culminating in nationwide contests! However, when Olympic hopeful Hikari Kokura transfers to Chidori High, she’s alarmed to discover that the Chidori High School Rifle Shooting Club she’d planned on joining has been dropped due to lack of interest. Convincing her friends and classmates to join this offbeat club will be just the first target in Hikari’s ambitious plans as a team of young markswomen set their sights on going all the way to the national championships in CHIDORI RSC!

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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December 1, 2020

Ajin: Demi-Human OADs

Ajin: Demi-Human OAD Collection
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

Outburst Dreamer Boys

Outburst Dreamer Boys Complete Collection
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; Japanese Promos (x2)

December 8, 2020

7Seeds

7Seeds Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animations; Clean Closing Animations

The Garden of Words

The Garden of Words
Language: English, Spanish, Japanese with English & Spanish Subtitles
Extras: Interviews; Storyboards; English Production Stills; Garden of Words Japanese Trailer; The Works of Makoto Shinkai; Japanese Commentary with English Subtitles; English Commentary

When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animations (x2), Clean Closing Animation

December 15, 2020

Ahiru no Sora S1&2

Ahiru no Sora Seasons 1 & 2 Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles

Chidori RSC

Chidori RSC Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; Nationals are Right Before Us (Episode 7.5, sub only), Japanese Promos

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I’ll get everything except When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace at some point since I already have it .

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Nothing for me since I already have When Supernatural Battles. I’m more of a Sinners type than Words so I’ll pass

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I’ll eventually get Rifle Is Beautiful, and Supernatural Battles, but neither are a priority at the moment.

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No priority series in this round. Will have to see what December’s finances look like.

Mark Gosdin

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Just 7 Seeds.

Maybe for later…
Ahiru no Sora
Ajin: DH

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MIA Thread Updated

7 Seeds looks interesting.

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