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Section23 Announces January 2022 Slate

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SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES JANUARY SLATE

Kakegurui XX Available January 25th

HOUSTON, October 26, 2021 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its January slate of releases which includes Sentai Filmworks hit series, Kakegurui XX, the sequel to the stylishly high-stakes gambling anime Kakegurui! Available on English dubbed Blu-ray January 25th.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming January 2022

Title: CANAAN
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 1/4/2022
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Secrets from your past can kill you, even if you can’t remember them. Photographer Maria Osawa has been in Shanghai less than a day, covering an Anti-Terrorist Conference, when she’s attacked by masked assassins. Rescue comes in the form of Canaan, a mysterious girl Maria once met before an experimental cure for a deadly bio-weapon erased part of her memory. A soldier for hire, Canaan’s formidable martial arts skills are augmented with the gift of synesthesia, seeing emotions as colors, and her presence in Shanghai is no coincidence. She’s hunting a former comrade who brutally betrayed her, and the path leads to the conference and the lethal Ua virus, which mutates a few survivors, giving them strange abilities. Thrown together, the two women must face an army of terrorists and monster assassins while hunting their enemy… the assassin Canaan once called her sister… in CANAAN!

Title: MY NEXT LIFE AS A VILLAINESS, ALL ROUTES LEAD TO DOOM!
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 1/4/2022
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Some people may treat life like a game, but when young noblewoman Catarina Claes accidentally bumps her head, she has a horrifying revelation. In a previous life, she was an avid otaku and game player, and the life Catarina is living is that of the villainess of the game FORTUNE LOVER… a character doomed to be either killed or exiled no matter how the game is played! Forewarned and forearmed with the multiple plots of the game in mind, Catarina sets out to re-code her fate. Can she not do what she would have done, befriend people she’d never befriend, and change her entire outlook on life? And will even that be enough to roleplay her way out of her destiny? She’s literally in the game of her life in MY NEXT LIFE AS A VILLAINESS: ALL ROUTES LEAD TO DOOM!

Title: ANE LOG
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 75 min.
Street Date: 1/11/2022
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: When Moyako and Akira were little, he promised that someday he would marry her. Which sounds sweet, but since he’s her younger brother, it’s never going to happen. Except now they’re both in their teens and Moyako still can’t get that memory out of her head. Was he serious? Does he still feel that way? And with that idea stuck in her brain, she keeps thinking that she hears hints of it in everything that he says and does. Or is she imagining it? Of course, it’s her duty to proactively discourage that sort of thinking on his part, right? Unfortunately, the results always seem to end up making HER look like the pervert, not him! And that’s not fair since he’s the one with the problem… or are the issues really just in HER mind alone in ANE LOG?

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Title: VAMPIRE HUNTER D
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 80 min.
Street Date: 1/11/2022
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: For 10,000 years, the vampire Count Magnus Lee has stalked the night, sustained by a thirst for blood and human women. Unfortunately for the Count, the woman he has chosen as his next conquest isn’t ready to surrender to his inhuman lusts, and, as the daughter of a werewolf hunter, Doris Lang knows how to save herself: by enlisting the aid of the mysterious Vampire Hunter known as D. However, while D might be able to defeat the Count and his army of undead, his protection comes with a blood price of its own. Is it a cost that Doris will be willing to pay? Featuring the art of acclaimed designer Yoshitaka Amano and remastered in high definition, the epic animated fantasy that launched the anime revolution is back as you’ve never seen it before in VAMPIRE HUNTER D!

Title: TAISHO BASEBALL GIRLS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 1/18/2022
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: The War To End All Wars was only the first World War, but the changes it made to the countries involved were staggering. In 1925, one year into the reign of Emperor Hirohito, Japan is re-inventing itself. The national pastime, baseball, however, remains exclusively the domain of males. Until an arrogant local player sneers that girls should become housewives rather than attending school, and teenage firebrands Koume and Akiko respond with the shocking move of forming their own baseball team! It’s as scandalous as the new sailor suit school uniforms, but in a nation in which almost anything now seems possible, it may just be the start of something greater than any nine girls can imagine in TAISHO BASEBALL GIRLS!

Title: KAKEGURUI XX
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 1/25/2022
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Obsessive gambler Yumeko Jabami may know when to hold them and when to fold them, but knowing when to walk away and run has always eluded her. That’s bad news at the insane Hyakkaou Private Academy, where students must gamble their fortunes, futures and lives in an endless series of competitions to determine who rules and who become slaves. Yumeko’s razor-edged instincts, skills, and the devil’s own luck have kept her going thus far, but when the ruthless Momobami clan arrives, intent on taking over the school, the stakes rise even higher while the intrigue, both in and out of the games, hits the deadliest level yet. To survive, Yumeko will have to adapt and make alliances with former enemies, knowing that every minute could result in a knife in her back as the nightmare continues in KAKEGURUI XX!

Title: LOVE STAGE
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 275 min.
Street Date: 1/25/2022
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Think your life is a mess? Ten years ago, Izumi Sena appeared in a famous TV commercial. One so famous that they now want him to appear in a sequel! Which might be great except that Izumi was a very pretty young boy and his family thought it was fine to dress and make him up as a girl! Izumi’s quit acting and he’d reject the job offer… his manga career is going nowhere, and, well, he’s still pretty. And if swallowing his pride and dressing as a girl again wasn’t bad enough, Izumi’s old co-star, Ryoma Ichijo, not only still thinks that he’s a she, but he’s in love with her… er, him! There’ll be plenty of pronounced pronoun confusion and Prime Time gender-bending ahead when the most mismatched stars ever cross paths on the LOVE STAGE!

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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January 4, 2022

Canaan

Canaan (S1) Complete Collection
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; Minorikawa’s Report

My Next Life as a Villainess, All Routes Lead to Doom!

My Next Life as a Villainess, All Routes Lead to Doom! (S1) Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation

January 11, 2022

Ane Log

Ane Log Complete Collection
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Closing Animation

Food Wars! The Fourth Plate PBS

Food Wars! The Fourth Plate Premium Box Set
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animations (x4); Clean Closing Animations (x11)

Vampire Hunter D

Vampire Hunter D (Season 1) Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Japanese Trailer

January 18, 2022

Taisho Baseball Girls

Taisho Baseball Girls (S1) Complete Collection
Language: Japanese with English
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; Tokyo Bushi

January 25, 2022

Kakegurui XX

Kakegurui XX (S2) Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation

Love Stage!!

Love Stage!! (S1) Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; Commentaries; Promo Spots (x3); Character Bumpers; Japanese Disc Promos

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Villainess
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Kakgurui XX

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Buy:
CANAAN
MY NEXT LIFE AS A VILLAINESS, ALL ROUTES LEAD TO DOOM!
ANE LOG
KAKEGURUI XX

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For sure going to My Next Life as a Villainess, All Routes Lead to Doom!. Loved this show love to get it physical media. Which reminds me I got to watch season 2. Yes I know its only season 1 but just mentioning that release reminds me that I haven’t watched it yet. Also it comes three weeks before my birthday.

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Hmmm…nothing for me this month it seems

Canaan, D, Taisho, and Love(dub ed.) are already on the shelf.

Villianess might be a maybe, but I’ll stream it first (still on the queue).
And Kakeguruui:neutral_face:

So yeah, nothing for this month.

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