Section23 Films Announces April 2011 Slate


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[size=16]SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES APRIL SLATE[/size]

CLANNAD: AFTER STORY COMPLETE COLLECTION Available on April 19th

HOUSTON, January 17, 2011 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its APRIL slate of releases, including one of the most beloved anime series ever, CLANNAD: AFTER STORY! The complete collection will be released April 19th with a new English dub, by Section23 client Sentai Filmworks.

Product details follow, in order of release
Coming April 2011

Title: SPECIAL A COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 4/5/2011
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Until she was six, Hikari was always the best at everything she did. Right up until the moment she challenged Kei to a wrestling match and HE won. Ever since that wretched day, Hikari’s entire life has been structured around beating Kei at SOMETHING, but try as she might, she always seems to come up just short! Now, a decade later, he’s the top student and athlete at their very exclusive high school and she’s STILL second best at everything. Or is she? What Hikari’s never noticed, even as she’s dedicated her entire life to somehow one-upping Kei, is that he’s actually in love with her! And that’s only the beginning of the ridiculously convoluted web of relationships that ties the elite group of students who go by the name of the Special A together! Get ready for spring flings, split personalities and social (dys) functions galore as boy meets girl turns into boy beats girl in SPECIAL A - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!!

Title: NEEDLESS COLLECTION 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 4/12/2011
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Adam Arklight and his band of super-hotties are ready to take over the world, but not if the macho, mutant hero Blade has anything to say about it. Still, it’s tough when your opponents are ridiculously cute girls in really sexy school uniforms. But with this much at stake maybe even Blade can keep his mind on the job and his eyes on the prize. (Yeah, right.) If you’re looking for most action-packed and wackiest comedy anime adventure this year, you just found what you need - Needless!

Title: NEEDLESS COLLECTION 2 BLU-RAY EDITION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 4/12/2011
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Adam Arklight and his band of super-hotties are ready to take over the world, but not if the macho, mutant hero Blade has anything to say about it. Still, it’s tough when your opponents are ridiculously cute girls in really sexy school uniforms. But with this much at stake maybe even Blade can keep his mind on the job and his eyes on the prize. (Yeah, right.) If you’re looking for most action-packed and wackiest comedy anime adventure this year, you just found what you need - Needless!

Title: CLANNAD: AFTER STORY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 625 min.
Street Date: 4/19/2011
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: A few months have passed since Tomoya declared his love to Nagisa. Now their relationship is entering a new phase, and neither is quite sure where it will take them. As their friends move on to lives of their own, Tomoya and Nagisa get ready to start a family of their own. But Nagisa’s health has always been precarious, and an event that should bring nothing but joy delivers tragedy instead. Now Tomoya must learn to accept the bitter with the sweet and to understand that the most important thing is to hold onto love, no matter what. Don’t miss the heartbreak and triumph of the masterful conclusion to one of the most beloved anime series ever in CLANNAD AFTER STORY!

Title: ASYLUM SESSION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 65 min.
Street Date: 4/26/2011
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: In a world where civilization has run its course, where the mechanics of society have failed, a chosen few are still born with the ability to dream. Forced to run when her father blocks her visions of becoming an artist, Hiyoko finds herself drawn into a strange tent city set up in the ruins of an abandoned stadium, a place the residents call The Asylum. It is in this shadow community, were she meets other gifted youth, including the mysterious Akira, that she finds herself and her purpose. When profiteering officials and police plot to tear the Asylum down, destroying their last sanctuary, Hiyoko and the other refuges choose to fight back rather than flee. But rather than resort to weapons, their unexpected challenge is to create a street festival, using art and culture to win the hearts of the people: a festival they call the Asylum Session.


RightStuf Links:
Asylum Session DVD (S)
Clannad After Story DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)
Needless DVD Collection 2 (Hyb)
Needless Blu-ray Collection 2 (Hyb)
Special A (S.A) DVD Complete Collection (S)


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Be picking up all except Special A since I have the two parts sets.


#3

Didn’t like Clannad at all.
Didn’t really like Special A all that much either.
Know next to nothing about Asylum Session.
And I want to see Needless first, or at least a little bit of it, before I make a decision on it.

So, it looks like nothing for me.


#4

RightStuf Links:
Asylum Session DVD (S)
Clannad After Story DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)
Needless DVD Collection 2 (Hyb)
Needless Blu-ray Collection 2 (Hyb)
Special A (S.A) DVD Complete Collection (S)


#5

I’ll definitely get Needless and Asylum Session looks to be a good price point that I could easily blind buy at.

And here’s hoping that Eyeshield 21 and Gintama are just on another break so that Sentai can license more episodes of them rather than them ending their time here.


#6

I will definitely be picking up Needless and After Story, but I already have Special A in the half sets. As for Asylum Session, it sounds interesting, but the animation style leaves a bit to be desired. I’m still undecided, but given the affordable price I might grab it anyway.

I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen of Needless so far and the dub is solid.


#7

After Story definitely, Special A most likely, but I can only spend so much on anime at any one time.


#8

Clannad A.S. - Yes…
Needless col. 2 - Yes…
Special A - Nah, I’ll pass…

Asylum Session - Not sure…maybe…


#9

Getting Clannad After Story is a no-brainer.

I don’t think Sentai ever did a re-issue of two sub-only half-sets since all of their re-issues were with an added dub version. Buying Special A is really tempting since I thought the series was great when it first aired on AN, but this release reeks of "We’re not thaaaaaat convinced yet of making a dub for S.A. so here’s another release just to be sure ".

Hell, I’m all for the success of any DVD release but this is kind of odd.


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[quote=Sensei_Terry_Silver]
Getting Clannad After Story is a no-brainer.

I don’t think Sentai ever did a re-issue of two sub-only half-sets since all of their re-issues were with an added dub version. Buying Special A is really tempting since I thought the series was great when it first aired on AN, but this release reeks of "We’re not thaaaaaat convinced yet of making a dub for S.A. so here’s another release just to be sure ".

Hell, I’m all for the success of any DVD release but this is kind of odd.[/quote]

Actually, they also re-released Princess Resurrection and YUA Season 2 in complete sets.


#11

Clannad After and Needless vol. 2 will be on my buy list.


#12

FINALLY!!! The collections are starting to become complete. I’m NOT buying 2 parts. I’ll be jotting down the Special A Complete Collection on my “to buy” list promptly.

Am I glad I waited.