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Section23 Announces May 2021 Slate

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SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES MAY SLATE

AHIRU NO SORA Available May 25th

HOUSTON, February 23, 2021 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its May slate of releases which includes Season 3 & 4 of Sentai Filmworks hit series, AHIRU NO SORA! Available on Blu-ray May 25th and also included in the Season 1-4 Limited Edition Premium Box Set!

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming May 2021

Title: GATE
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 5/4/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: When a dimensional rift appears in downtown Tokyo and begins spewing an army of monsters and men in medieval armor, 33-year-old JSDF officer Yoji Itami’s hobbies of fantasy novels and video games suddenly complement his military training and help rout an invasion from another world! They also make him a natural choice for the first major expeditionary force to be sent into the Gate, and what he and the JSDF find on the other side is both amazing and terrifying. Elves. Dragons. Beast people. But there’s a far worse danger to be feared, because while spears, shields and even giant teeth can be countered with modern weapons, nothing is as ruthless, deadly or hard to stop as the treachery of men who will sacrifice anything or anyone in order to control the new world on the other side of the GATE.

Title: 7 SEEDS SEASON 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 5/11/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: After the Earth was transformed into a world of strange and monstrous creatures and plants, a global seeding program released small teams to retrieve caches of supplies and knowledge. Having been expelled from one such team, Team Summer A, Ango and Ryo roam the seas until they discover Team Summer B stranded on an island. Will things go more smoothly with this new team? Or will greed, deception and the lust for power become a deadlier enemy than the beasts and flora? The hellscape that was Japan is a lethal Eden, and the Seeds have brought their own serpents with them in the second part of 7 SEEDS!

Title: BABYLON
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 5/11/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Everything can be connected to something else if you dig hard enough, and when you’re investigating a crime, it usually doesn’t take too long before you start finding the clues you need, if you know where to look. When Public Prosecutor Zen Seizaki starts investigating a case of apparent fraud by a major pharmaceutical company, however, he quickly finds himself entangled in a nightmarish web of lies, intrigue and murder on a global scale. And even worse, how can he fight a foe without a face, one that’s protected by members of the highest echelons of society and government, and seems to be able to convince its own victims to kill themselves? The nightmares of modern science are powered by old-fashioned corruption and greed, and one man may be the only force that can stop them in BABYLON.

Title: KARAKURI CIRCUS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 900 min.
Street Date: 5/18/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $99.98

SYNOPSIS: When Narumi Kato, a martial artist afflicted with the bizarre condition known as Zonapha syndrome, attempts to rescue a young boy from incredibly powerful attackers, he is stunned to discover that his opponents aren’t even human! Pulled into a conflict pitting users of l puppets and the self-aware Automatons against each other, Narumi finds himself rescued by an unusual young woman named Shirogane, who has her own puppet, Arlequin, and together they must form an alliance to protect the boy, Masaru, who has recently inherited an incredible fortune. But who is trying to kill Masaru and what is the origin of these incredible animated creations? How is it tied in with Narumi’s own affliction? The truth surrounding a 200 year old shadow war unfolds as Narumi, Shirogane, and Masaru battle to survive in KARAKURI CIRCUS!

Title: AHIRU NO SORA SEASON 3 & 4
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 650 min.
Street Date: 5/25/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: The ramshackle basketball team that Sora Kurumatani’s love for basketball forged from a collection of juvenile delinquents and random high school archetypes has made it past their initial training and practice games, but are they ready to compete in a real tournament? They’ll find out as they face off against the far more seasoned and experienced team from Shinjo Towa Academy. But even if they dig down and find a way to play better than they’ve ever played before, there are more teams ready and waiting in the wings, including the relentless squad from Yokohama Taiei. The drama is intense both on and off the boards, as tensions fly, members of the fledgling team start to crack, and Sora’s own situation hits a point that may tear the team apart in the second spectacular collection of AHIRU NO SORA!

Title: AHIRU NO SORA PREMIUM BOX SET
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 1250 min.
Street Date: 5/25/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $129.98

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: BAKI
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 650 min.
Street Date: 5/25/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: In the deadly underground world of no-holds-barred fighting, one name reigns supreme: Yujiro Hanma, aka “The Ogre,” a legendary martial artist whose incredible strength, skill, and savage ferocity are so terrifying that even great nations fear him. Still, no man can stand at any pinnacle forever, and the Ogre’s son, Baki, has trained his entire young life in order to achieve his dream of rising to the top. Unfortunately, the young fighter’s escalating string of victories make him a target for the most ruthless of rivals, and an underground martial arts promoter warns him that five ultra-violent convicts are en route to Tokyo to eliminate Baki once and for all! Now, with the lives of his friends and classmates at stake, the young fighter must face his greatest challenges yet, both inside and outside of the ring, in BAKI!

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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May 4, 2021

GATE

GATE Complete Collection
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animations (x2); Clean Closing Animation (x2); Animated Comic; Japanese Promos (x9)

May 11, 2020

7Seeds Season 2

7Seeds Season 2 Collection
Languages: English, Japanese with English
Extras: Clean Opening Animations (x3); Clean Closing Animations (x12)

Babylon

Babylon Complete Collection
Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animations (x2); Clean Closing Animations (x3)

May 18, 2021

Karakuri Circus S1-3

Karakuri Circus Seasons 1-3 Complete Collection
Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animations (x3); Clean Closing Animations (x3); Japanese Promos (x6)

May 25, 2021

Ahiru no Sora

Ahiru no Sora Seasons 3 & 4 Collection
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles

Ahiru no Sora Seasons 1-4 Premium Box Set
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Visual Commentary (x4); Event Premiere

Baki

Baki Complete Collection
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Japanese Promos (x4)

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No Gate Steelbook? Really?

May pick it up anyway since I only have the LE, Karakuri Circus is a maybe too

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Buy :
Karakuri Circus

Might get others during one of Targets sales .

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just 7 Seeds season 2

Baki, Karakuri and Babylon are…potential…maybes?

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