Section23 Films Announces April 2012 Slate


#1

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

INFINITE STRATOS Available on April 10th

HOUSTON, January 12, 2012 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its April slate of releases; including INFINITE STRATOS. Loaded with special features and a bonus soundtrack CD, the series will be released on both DVD & Blu-Ray by Section23 client, Sentai Filmworks.

Product details follow, in order of release
Coming April 2012

Title: MOTTO TO LOVERU COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 4/3/2012
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: The insanity that began when a very naked (and very female) alien teleported into Rito Yuki’s bathtub (while he was in it) continues. And even though Princess Lala has finally started to admit her true feelings for the young man she’s inexplicably engaged to marry (as a result of what happened in said bathtub and Develuke customs,) her sometimes erratic technology and the snags and snarls of intergalactic politics and intrigue are still causing major problems. That transporter? Yeah, it still has the nasty habit of leaving the clothes behind. Alien bounty hunters? Yep, even more of them and they’re even more devious. Add body switches, alien skunks, a bathroom that changes size and shape, the inevitable sleepover that you just know it’s going to go horribly, horribly wrong (spoiler: it does.) Worst of all, there’s Valentine’s Day, and even in space you’ll be able to hear Rito scream! Love takes a quantum shift into the wrong gear and the star brakes are broken in the extra-special, extra-crazy extraterrestrial romance to end them all, MOTTO TO LOVE RU - The Complete Collection!!!

Title: POLYPHONICA CRIMSON S COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Maiden Japan
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 4/3/2012
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: To bring law and order you need police, to make music you need musicians, and to make the former using the latter, you need a Dantist! Ever since he was visited by a mysterious spirit as a boy, Phoron’s wanted to become one of the elite battle bards who watch over the continent of Polyphonica. Yet even though he’s mastered the basic skills for singing the Commandia spells and operating a One-Man Orchestra, he’s been unable to summon the required spirit companion because of a promise he made to that first spirit: to sing only for her. But that silence is shattered and Phoron’s musical meanderings are over when his supernatural partner suddenly returns, intent on finalizing the ‘contract’ they made twelve years ago! Which would be great except for one thing: she’s not just any spirit, but the dreaded Corticarte, the Crimson Annihilator! But what the heck, sometimes you just you just have to grit your teeth and duet! Get ready for a musical partnership with more than its share of discord and a distinctly martial beat in Polyphonica Crimson S!

Title: INFINITE STRATOS + ENCORE COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/10/2012
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Ten years ago, the development of the revolutionary Infinite Stratos powered exoskeleton changed the world’s balance of power overnight. Unfortunately, while the distribution of IS systems to every nation on Earth HAS ushered in a new era of peace, the fact that only women have thus far been able to pilot the Stratos systems has sent the relationship between the XX and XY-chromosomed halves of the human race into a spiraling tailspin! So when fifteen-year-old Ichika Orimura is suddenly discovered to be the first male with the ability to control an IS, whatever plans he might have had for his own future are tossed out the window even as he’s thrown to the wolves and enrolled at the otherwise entirely female Infinite Stratos Academy by order of the Japanese government! It’s One Boy Vs. All the Girls as Ichika get taken for a ride on some serious heavy metal in INFINITE STRATOS - The Complete Collection!

Title: INFINITE STRATOS + ENCORE COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/10/2012
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Ten years ago, the development of the revolutionary Infinite Stratos powered exoskeleton changed the world’s balance of power overnight. Unfortunately, while the distribution of IS systems to every nation on Earth HAS ushered in a new era of peace, the fact that only women have thus far been able to pilot the Stratos systems has sent the relationship between the XX and XY-chromosomed halves of the human race into a spiraling tailspin! So when fifteen-year-old Ichika Orimura is suddenly discovered to be the first male with the ability to control an IS, whatever plans he might have had for his own future are tossed out the window even as he’s thrown to the wolves and enrolled at the otherwise entirely female Infinite Stratos Academy by order of the Japanese government! It’s One Boy Vs. All the Girls as Ichika get taken for a ride on some serious heavy metal in INFINITE STRATOS - The Complete Collection!

Title: SOMEDAY’S DREAMERS COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 4/17/2012
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: When can flunking a spelling test cause major problems? When you’re learning how to use magic, of course! And that’s exactly the situation fifteen-year-old Yume Kikuchi finds herself in when she travels to Tokyo to begin her apprenticeship as a licensed magic user. Unfortunately, Yume’s a country girl in the big city for the first time and there are a lot of new-fangled ideas to get used to. Like her new mentor, Oyamada, turning out to be a man instead of the expected woman! Add to that the fact that Yume’s not really very confident about her abilities to achieve her goal of a magic license and she might just jinx herself into failing! It will take a lot of helping hands from her equally challenged fellow students and even more aid from her teachers if she’s going to succeed, but in the end, the most important lesson she’ll learn may not even be about spellcasting. The process of growing up and discovering what lies inside your own heart is the most wonderful magic of all in SOMEDAY’S DREAMERS - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!

Title: GOLGO 13 COLLECTION 3
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 4/24/2012
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: He never misses his target. No one has ever seen him kill and lived to speak of it. Any witnesses-beautiful woman or stray cat-become just collateral damage, part of the job. And now Golgo 13 is back with some of his most heartless cases ever. The targets this time? Accident survivors turned mindless terrorists. A disgraced politician’s mistress. A Trump-like CEO. Ocean pirates with a sniper of their own. And in the strangest assignment of all time, Golgo is hired to take out an 1800 Romanée-Monts Luisants. (Yes, he’s going to kill a bottle of wine.) Solve the puzzles-if you can-in the most mysterious, action-packed shoot-'em-up ever!

About Section23 Films:
Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan 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.


Rightstuf Links:

Golgo 13 DVD Collection 3 (Hyb)
Infinite Stratos + Encore Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb)
Infinite Stratos + Encore DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)
Motto To Love Ru -Trouble- DVD Complete Collection (S)
Polyphonica Crimson S DVD Complete Collection (S)
Someday’s Dreamers DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)


#2

No real surprises here.
Be getting next sale:

MOTTO TO LOVERU COMPLETE COLLECTION
INFINITE STRATOS COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY
GOLGO 13 COLLECTION 3


#3

Infinite Stratos Collection, I am undecide on Blu-ray or DVD though, I really wish Sentai could make combo packs work. I am also sad to see no mention of the OVA.

This looks like a make up month, finally getting Infintie Stratose, finally getting more Golgo 13, finally getting sequel/prequel with To Love Ru and Polyphonica. No big surprises but this is likely the best looking month that Sentai will stick with stuff that sells.

Oh and Infinite Stratos is getting a dub :woohoo: .

Edit: Wait a CD, and bonuses, AWESOME!!!


#4

[quote=mitamaking]
Infinite Stratos Collection, I am undecide on Blu-ray or DVD though, I really wish Sentai could make combo packs work. I am also sad to see no mention of the OVA.

This looks like a make up month, finally getting Infintie Stratose, finally getting more Golgo 13, finally getting sequel/prequel with To Love Ru and Polyphonica. No big surprises but this is likely the best looking month that Sentai will stick with stuff that sells.

Oh and Infinite Stratos is getting a dub :woohoo: .

Edit: Wait a CD, and bonuses, AWESOME!!![/quote]

OVA is included by the way. Not sure why it’s not mentioned in the PR.


#5

[quote=mitamaking]
Infinite Stratos Collection, I am undecide on Blu-ray or DVD though, I really wish Sentai could make combo packs work. I am also sad to see no mention of the OVA.

This looks like a make up month, finally getting Infintie Stratose, finally getting more Golgo 13, finally getting sequel/prequel with To Love Ru and Polyphonica. No big surprises but this is likely the best looking month that Sentai will stick with stuff that sells.

Oh and Infinite Stratos is getting a dub :woohoo: .

Edit: Wait a CD, and bonuses, AWESOME!!![/quote]

Sweet, glad they’re finally releasing IS, and its getting a dub.


#6

[quote=psychopuppet]
OVA is included by the way. Not sure why it’s not mentioned in the PR.[/quote]

Well dang this is the third best news Sentai could give me(1.Mahoraba 2.Ano Hana)

It’s like they heard what I have been asking for months on this board and at cons…


#7

Rightstuf Links:

Golgo 13 DVD Collection 3 (Hyb)
Infinite Stratos + Encore Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb)
Infinite Stratos + Encore DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)
Motto To Love Ru -Trouble- DVD Complete Collection (S)
Polyphonica Crimson S DVD Complete Collection (S)
Someday’s Dreamers DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)


#8

[quote=psychopuppet]
Rightstuf Links:

Golgo 13 DVD Collection 3 (Hyb)
Infinite Stratos + Encore Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb)
Infinite Stratos + Encore DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)
Motto To Love Ru -Trouble- DVD Complete Collection (S)
Polyphonica Crimson S DVD Complete Collection (S)
Someday’s Dreamers DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)

Section23 revealed its April 2012 release slate, which includes the debut of the Infinite Stratos Complete Collection (also on DVD) containing the 12-episode series, Encore OVA, special features (commentary, behind the scenes, interview, Radio IS, clean opening, clean closing), and the soundtrack CD; the debuts of To Love Ru sequel Motto to Love Ru -Trouble- and Polyphonica prequel Polyphonica Crimson S; the next installment of Golgo 13; and a collection for Someday’s Dreamers. All titles are currently available for pre-order.[/quote]

I thought I’d note Righstuf has these on sale right now. So same price as they would be during a sale minus got anime.


#9

[quote=psychopuppet]
OVA is included by the way. Not sure why it’s not mentioned in the PR.[/quote]

Actually, they did. You just missed it:

One other clue. All the other April releases are 300 minutes long (12 episodes x 25 minutes). IS-Infinite Stratos + Encore is 325 minutes long (13 x 25).


#10

[quote=psychopuppet]
I thought I’d note Righstuf has these on sale right now. So same price as they would be during a sale minus got anime.[/quote]

I’m definitely going to get Infinite Stratos and Polyphonica but I’m not going to pre-order. I’ve had some hiccups with that.


#11

[quote=Newshawk]

[quote=psychopuppet]
OVA is included by the way. Not sure why it’s not mentioned in the PR.[/quote]

Actually, they did. You just missed it:

“Title: INFINITE STRATOS + ENCORE

COMPLETE COLLECTION (emphasis added)

One other clue. All the other April releases are 300 minutes long (12 episodes x 25 minutes). IS-Infinite Stratos + Encore is 325 minutes long (13 x 25).[/quote]

Actually I changed the PR titles to reflect it so it would not keep getting brought up,


#12

I am going to all of these. Well sooner or later. :slight_smile: I might pre order a couple at the end of the month. Depends on money wise. I mentioned IS and G13 in another thread thanks to Otaku USA so I am glad that was right.


#13

Finally more Golgo 13! Glad to see the folks at Sentai are keeping it dubbed since David Wald absolutely nailed it with his performance as Duke.

All these sequels / prequels of previous Sentai releases are great news. Now…about 'bout Glass Mask vol. 2 ?* (yeah, I know…but pretty please ?)*


#14

Golgo 13 DVD Collection 3 (Hyb)
Infinite Stratos + Encore Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb)
Motto To Love Ru -Trouble- DVD Complete Collection (S)


#15

Cover art has been added to the threads. All except Golgo 13.


#16

Very interesting,I will check that out on Right Stuf.

Question:Do you or anyone know if the second Collection of Glass Mask is ever going to be released to the U.S.Market?

I just checked out those Titles on The Right Stuf web site and here are their prices:

Golgo 13: $35.99 DVD

Infinite Stratos + Encore Complete Collection:
$35.99 DVD $41.99 Blue Ray

Motto To Love Ru : $29.95 DVD

Polyphonica Crimson S $29.99 DVD

Someday’s Dreamer : $29.99 DVD

All prices listed are excluded from any Discounts


#17

[quote=Manabu]
Very interesting,I will check that out on Right Stuf.

Question:Do you or anyone know if the second Collection of Glass Mask is ever going to be released to the U.S.Market?[/quote]

Probably not. Sentai has stated the original set did very poorly and they would need higher sales to consider it. However, David Williams later said they were looking into other ways to release it. That was sometime ago though so it doesn’t look very likely.


#18

Thanks for the information.
I just Edited my post to show the Sale Prices from Right Stuf after viewing them in case anyone is interested.

Have a Good Day and a Good weekend.