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Section23 Announces February 2022 Slate

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY SLATE

Nana Available February 22nd

HOUSTON, November 16, 2021 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its February slate of releases which includes Sentai Filmworks acclaimed anime series, Nana! A Special Steelbook release will be available on February 22nd.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming February 2022

Title: YUYUSHIKI
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 2/1/2022
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Are you feeling left out? A little slow and lethargic? Well, that’s what happens when you don’t update your software and maintain your computer! But don’t take our word for it! If you want to know what’s REALLY going on, the computer club is the place to visit! Or, more specifically, the three girls that you’re likely to find there: serious and focused Yui, bouncing off the walls Yuzuko and the not quite in touch with reality Yukari. And while it’s true that they may spend much of their time chatting about their lives and debating serious social issues like why ketchup is better than mayonnaise, they do occasionally do things that involve a keyboard! So come drop by, plug in and upgrade your daily user experience with the tech-savvy girls who’ll always leave a smile on your face in YUYUSHIKI!

Title: HIDAMARI SKETCH GRADUATION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 50 min.
Street Date: 2/8/2022
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: Sometimes, even when you thought you’ve found the most perfect place and the best friends you’ll ever make, you still have to say goodbye in order to take the next step in your own personal journey. This is the crossroad at which best friends Sae and Hiro find themselves. As their senior year comes to a close and the grueling task of taking college entrance exams begins, they find their memories drifting back to the wonderful times they’ve had, both with each other and with all the other residents of the Hidamari Apartments. But they put on their bravest faces and carry on, as they know that it’s hard on the other girls as well, especially young Yuno, to whom they’ve become like sisters. Because someday, she’ll have to find the strength to move on as well in HIDAMARI SKETCH: GRADUATION.

Title: MUSHIBUGYO
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 75 min.
Street Date: 2/8/2022
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: Feudal Japan. The Edo period. A time when the Shogunate ruled, mysterious Ninjas lurked in the shadows, Samurai followed the code of Bushido, and giant insects roamed the land causing chaos and destruction. Wait, what was that giant insect part again? The Tokugawa rulers aren’t sure where they came from, but they’re certainly a nuisance! Since giant fly swatters haven’t been invented yet, the Tokugawa resort to their standard response whenever there’s a new crisis to be handled: sending in a team of skilled warriors to stick the source of the problem full of a lot of holes. Enter the Mushibugyo, the sword-bearing equivalent of DDT! It may not be as glamorous as some other Samurai jobs, but with the way bugs reproduce, it’s certainly steady employment for the MUSHIBUGYO!

Title: SAMURAI GIRLS & SAMURAI BRIDE
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 2/15/2022
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: Muneakira Yagyu always thought he was a gifted student of samurai ways, but when a beautiful naked girl, Jubei, falls from the sky and into his arms, he discovers just how gifted he is. Because when they kiss, Jubei becomes a master samurai capable of defeating almost any enemy! Which is fortunate, because a great evil is threatening Japan, and the only force that can stop it is Jubei and a team of other beautiful samurai women who also conveniently get power-ups from kissing Muneakira! Of course, that means that Muneakira will have to keep his lips exercised and in fighting trim, and sooner or later, some of those lovely ladies will be insisting on a walk down the aisle. It’s time to make love AND war in the ultimate combined collection of Samurai Girls and Samurai Bride!

Title: NANA STEELBOOK
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 1250 min.
Street Date: 2/22/2022
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $149.98

SYNOPSIS: It was an accidental meeting. Two strangers on a train, with nothing in common. Besides being girls of a similar age, both journeying to start new phases in their lives, and sharing the same given name, that is. Nana Komatsu, moving to be closer to her boyfriend, may be too innocent to make it on her own. Aspiring musician Nana Osaki is well-versed in scrabbling her way back up after life kicks her in the teeth. But Osaki has never experienced the warmth of family that Komatsu exudes, so while they seem as different as the symbols for Yin and Yang, they also balance each other. That’s what the best of friendships do. Through good times and bad, this is the story of that friendship, and of two girls who discover that they share far more than just the same name - NANA.

Title: ONYX EQUINOX
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 2/22/2022
Format: BD
Language: English
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: The gods are at war. At stake: the precious resources that they all need and crave - the blood and souls of humanity, which are being stolen by the god of the underworld. Behind his Onyx gates, toxic to all other gods, Michtlantecuhtli seems untouchable… but the serpent god Quetzalcoatl has a plan: send in the lowest of the low, a human, to destroy the Gates and let the blood flow before his fellow gods wipe out mankind in an orgy of slaughter. His chosen weapon: the apathetic Izel, who undertakes the task for the chance to save the soul of the last person in the world he cared about: his sister, who was sacrificed in a blood ritual. The gore-soaked world of Aztec, Incan, and Mayan myths become a savage battleground in the brutal and shocking animation epic, ONYX EQUINOX!

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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Sentai Shop

February 1, 2022

Yuyushiki

Yuyushiki Complete Collection
Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animations (x11); Nyanyashiki Shorts (x5)

February 8, 2022

Hidamari Sketch: Graduation

Hidamari Sketch: Graduation OVA Collection
Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animations (x2); Clean Closing Animations (x2)

Mushibugyo

Mushibugyo OVA Collection
Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles

February 15, 2022

Samurai Girls / Samurai Bride

Samurai Girls / Samurai Bride Complete Series
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Samurai Girls: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; Narrated Comics (x6); Blushing Maidens in the Pact (x6); Production Sketches; Samurai Bride: Clean Opening Animations (x3); Clean Closing Animations (x7); Samurai Bride Shorts (x6)

February 2s, 2022

Nana

Nana Complete Collection [Steelbook]
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animations (x3); Clean Closing Animations (x13)

Onyx Equinox

Onyx Equinox Complete Collection
Languages: English

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Yes
Hidamari Sketch: Graduation
…because the shelf need completing…

Already on the shelf
Samurai Girls/Bride
…and needs a re-watch

Ummm…hmmmm…
Onyx Equinox
…stream it first

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OMG!!!

HIDAMARI SKETCH SAE AND HIRO GRADUATION!!!

IT’S FINALLY HAPPENED!!!

AN ENGLISH RELEASE!!!

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Yes:
Samurai Girls / Samurai Bride : Already have the original releases ,but liked the show and better subs plus encodes so yeah.

Hidamari Sketch: Graduation

Mushibugyo

Nana
even though I am not a fan of stacking steelbooks.

Yuyushiki

Nope:
OYNX

Edit: Just noticed Yuyushiki has the Nyanyashiki Shorts. So changing that to a yes.

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Just Samurai Girls / Bride for me, as the encodes and subs are better makes this a no brainer

I might wait and see if Nana gets a regular release (if not I’ll get it when they have a sale on it)

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Hidamari Sketch - Completeness is to be desired. I read that Ume Aoki, the author, said that more Anime was green lighted to complete the series but the loss of Yoshinoya’s VA put a halt to it.

Mark Gosdin

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