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Section23 Announces July 2021 Slate

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SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES JULY SLATE

CHIHAYAFURU SEASON 3 Available July 27th

HOUSTON, April 27, 2021 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its July slate of releases which includes Sentai Filmworks third season of the Chihayafuru franchise. Available on English dubbed Blu-ray July 27th with a Limited Edition Premium Box Set to be released soon.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming July 2021

Title: KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 742 min.
Street Date: 7/6/2021
Format: BD
Language: English, Spanish & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: The alien Gauna may have destroyed Mankind’s original home, but aboard the asteroid-based spaceship Sidonia, the human race has found ways to adapt, change and survive in the endless depths of space. Now the former people of Earth can photosynthesize like plants, a third gender has been created, and military service is mandatory. Because what could be man’s last battle is about to begin, and the survival of our species will require every resource humanity has left. That includes Nagate Tanikaze, who carries a secret buried in his past that could change the course of destiny. Unfortunately, the Guana have their own new tricks as well, and not all of Nagate’s allies are who he thinks they are! The ultimate war of the worlds is about to be waged in KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA - The Complete Collection!

Title: SCHOOL-LIVE! THE MOVIE
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 102 min.
Street Date: 7/6/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: Yuki and her friends Kurumi, Yūri, and Miki all love their high school so much that they actually live there! Of course, the reason Yuki’s friends love it is because it’s one of the few places where they can hide from the rampaging zombies that have taken over the world. Where they once hit the books, ate in the cafeteria, and ran laps in the gym is over. Their new curriculum focuses on scavenging for supplies and fighting off flesh-eating fiends with improvised weapons! Between doing their best to keep themselves alive and their brains inside their skulls, the girls also have to keep themselves sane… and not all of them are succeeding. Get ready as high school drama and cannibalistic classroom carnage collide in the spectacular live action feature-film version of SCHOOL-LIVE!

Title: GRISAIA
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 625 min.
Street Date: 7/13/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: There’s a reason that THE FRUIT OF GRISAIA’s Yuji Kazami adjusted so easily to living in a prison-like school with five very twisted girls: Mihama Academy wasn’t his first experience with an education in hell. In THE LABYRINTH OF GRISAIA, Yuji’s horrific past is revealed. From a dysfunctional family controlled by a domineering sister and an abusive father, his youth was a steady descent into hell that ultimately led to a school for assassins where the only way out was murder! So when Yuji’s past comes back to haunt him and he’s framed for a crime that he didn’t commit, there’s really only one group of bad girls he can trust to have his back… and the five girl commando squad of Yumiko Sakaki, Makina Irisu, Sachi Komine, Amane Suou, and Michiru Matsushima doesn’t let him down in THE EDEN OF GRISAIA!

Title: RAHXEPHON STEELBOOK
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 770 min.
Street Date: 7/20/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $129.98

SYNOPSIS: For 15 years, the human race has fought an ongoing battle against the Mu, the alien invaders who have trapped the city of Tokyo inside an impenetrable dome where time flows in a different path and the mind-wiped citizens have no idea that their city has been conquered. But as Earth’s military begins to briefly breech the walls, one young man starts to realize that something is very wrong. That nothing is quite as it seems. And when he makes contact with a woman from outside, he learns that he, himself, is somehow at the center of the entire alien plan. A plan that will literally re-write reality itself. Prepare for an epic saga of love, war and time as the complete television series and feature film versions of the anime classic are unleashed in the ultimate steelbook collection of RAHXEPHON.

Title: MM!
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 7/27/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Love can be painful, but Sado seems to like it that way. However, since he knows that’s odd for a high school student, Sado decides to join a certain club where he can beat out his masochistic tendencies. Unfortunately, that’s like putting out a fire with gasoline, as the club members all have “issues” of their own, and guess who’s about to become the new favorite whipping boy? Is even Sado ready for a nurse who forces other people into cosplay and a club president who believes herself to be a goddess? And if that’s not complicated enough, toss in man-shy Yuno, the same girl who introduced Sado to his love of negative reinforcement, and Hayama, Sado’s best friend and a compulsive cross-dresser who’s also the girl that Sado is (unknowingly) infatuated with! Love is about to get really, really weird in MM!

Title: CHIHAYAFURU SEASON 3
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 7/27/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: Chihaya Ayase’s obsession with the card game Karuta has already begun to bear fruit, and the fledgling Mizusawa High School competitive team that she helped form has stunned the karuta playing community by winning the national high school team tournament. That’s just the beginning for Chihaya, however, and now the young card mistress has set her sights on an even more impossible task: taking on grand master Wakamiya Shinobu and wresting the title of Queen away for herself. As difficult as everything has been before, it will seem easy compared to the task now ahead of her, and her teammates look to be equally challenged, especially Taichi Mashima, who’s finally made it to Class A. Has he finally learned enough to challenge Arata Wataya? Only the cards know the future as Chihaya and Crew hit the decks in CHIHAYAFURU 3!

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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July 6, 2021

Knights of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia Complete Series
Languages: English, Spanish, Japanese with English Subtitles, Japanese with Spanish Subtitles, Japanese with French Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animations (x2); Clean Closing Animations (x2); Behind the Scenes Part 1 & 2; Press Conference (Panel 1); Advance Screening (Panel 2); Sound of Sidonia; Decisive Battle On Air Version (Eng sub only); Japanese Teaser & Trailers; TV Preview

School-Live! The Movie (Live-Action)

School-Live The Movie
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

July 13, 2021

Grisaia

The Grisaia Complete Collection
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animations (x3); Clean Closing Animations (x5)

July 20, 2021

RahXephon Steelbook

RahXephon Complete Collection (Steelbook)
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animations (x2); Clean Closing Animation; Special 1 - “Her and Herself”; Special 2 - “Memory”; Fate of Katun Music Video; Production Art; Production Sketches; Original Japanese Cover Art; Japanese Previews & Promos (x7); Interview with Hiroki Kanno; Interviews with the Japanese Staff & Cast of RahXephon; Interview with English Cast; Interview with English Cast II; Interview with English Cast - Finale

July 27, 2021

MM!

MM! Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English & Spanish Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; A Rather Extreme Short Story (x5); Hidden Camera Shorts (x4); Japanese Promo; Japanese Commercials

Chihayafuru S3

Chihayafuru Season 3 Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; Japanese Promos (x6); Japanese TV Commercial; Commercial Bumpers

RightStuf Links

BUY

-RahXephon Steelbook (duh)
-Grisaia Complete

Maybe
MM! (Have the DVD)

minorly disappointed that Grisaia isn’t dubbed

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It might get the TLR treatment. A complete collection release, and depending on the sales, an English dubbed release in the future.

Eventual Pickups

RahXephon
Grisaia
MM! (Have both the DVD and original print English BD, but this set probably has a better video in code and better subtitles. Plus Xebec! :sob:)

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Buy:
Rahxephon Steelbook
MM!
Grisaia Complete
School Live Movie

Wait for the Premium :
Chihayafuru Season 3

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YES! :grin:
Rahxephon

Mayyy…be? :face_with_raised_eyebrow:
School Live! The Movie

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