Section23 Films Announces August 2011 Slate


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

May 10th 2011
SAMURAI GIRLS COMPLETE COLLECTION Available on August 23rd.

HOUSTON, May 10, 2011 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its August slate of releases; including the tantalizingly fun anime series, SAMURAI GIRLS. The complete collection will be released on DVD & Blu-Ray by Section23 client Sentai Filmworks.

Product details follow, in order of release
Coming August 2011

Title: MAID SAMA COLLECTION 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 8/2/2011
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: If Misaki Ayuzawa didn’t already have enough problems being the first female student council president of the formerly all-male Seika High School AND carrying on a secret double life as a waitress at a local maid café by night, the fact that she may be starting to have feelings for Usui, the first boy to discover her dual life, has pushed her nerves to the breaking point. But fate certainly won’t leave it at that, and now she has to deal with a new guy who is not only extremely anti-girl, but a hypnotist as well! Toss in an organized crime cartel that wants to replace the maid café with a butler bistro, some very annoying new transfer students and the inevitable trip to the hot springs and EVERYONE is guaranteed to end up in hot water, one way or the other. It’s the climatic conclusion to Japan’s most twisted domestic servant saga ever: Maid Sama! Collection 2!

Title: KOBATO COLLECTION 1
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 8/9/2011
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: To ease all the pain and suffering in this world is no simple task, but young Kobato. earnestly believes that she has the talent and ability to do just that! However, the half- human creature known as Ioryogi doubts whether the strange girl with the mysterious past is truly ready to receive the mystical flask Kobato. needs to achieve her goal, a special bottle gifted with the ability to capture the pain and sorrow of a broken heart once it’s been healed! However, as there’s really only one way to find out if Kobato. truly deserves the right to use the flask, Ioryogi decides to send Kobato. on her first assignment! Will Kobato. pass the test? From the magical pages of the original manga by famed creators CLAMP, the most heartwarming heroine ever is born in KOBATO - COLLECTION 1!

Title: NIGHT RAID 1931 COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 400 min.
Street Date: 8/16/2011
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: The year is 1931. The City is Shanghai. Ten years before America will enter World War II; the hydra’s teeth planted by the first great global conflict are beginning to germinate, hatching into spiders weaving the complex web of plots and conspiracies destined to inevitably draw entire nations, against their will, to the brink of destruction once more. And caught in the heart of these webs, desperately seeking to separate lies from truth, is “Sakurai Kikan,” an ultra-secret intelligence agency staffed by extraordinarily talented individuals with abilities far beyond those of normal humans. Their duty: stop the darkest plots and eliminate the greatest threats. But in a city built on intrigue, can even a team of clairvoyants, telepaths and espers stand against the ultimate forces of destiny? As the Japanese Imperial Army rolls across China, documented facts and fantasy intermingle in the breathtaking exploration of alternative history that is NIGHT RAID 1931 - The Complete Collection!

Title: NIGHT RAID 1931 COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY EDITION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 400 min.
Street Date: 8/16/2011
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: The year is 1931. The City is Shanghai. Ten years before America will enter World War II; the hydra’s teeth planted by the first great global conflict are beginning to germinate, hatching into spiders weaving the complex web of plots and conspiracies destined to inevitably draw entire nations, against their will, to the brink of destruction once more. And caught in the heart of these webs, desperately seeking to separate lies from truth, is “Sakurai Kikan,” an ultra-secret intelligence agency staffed by extraordinarily talented individuals with abilities far beyond those of normal humans. Their duty: stop the darkest plots and eliminate the greatest threats. But in a city built on intrigue, can even a team of clairvoyants, telepaths and espers stand against the ultimate forces of destiny? As the Japanese Imperial Army rolls across China, documented facts and fantasy intermingle in the breathtaking exploration of alternative history that is NIGHT RAID 1931 - The Complete Collection!

Title: SAMURAI GIRLS COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 8/23/2011
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Muneakiru Yagyu is a gifted student of the samurai way. But until he arrives at his dojo, he never knew how gifted he truly was. Because there, a beautiful girl, Jubei, falls-naked-from the sky and right into his arms. And when they kiss, he magically transforms her into a powerful master samurai. So, naturally, every beautiful girl at the dojo can’t wait to kiss him. And some, like the sexy Gisen, want to do even more. It’s a tale of power and lust, filled with beautiful, scantily clad swordfighters who will do anything to please their master and attain even greater power. Get your sword ready for Samurai Girls!

Title: SAMURAI GIRLS COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY EDITION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 8/23/2011
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Muneakiru Yagyu is a gifted student of the samurai way. But until he arrives at his dojo, he never knew how gifted he truly was. Because there, a beautiful girl, Jubei, falls-naked-from the sky and right into his arms. And when they kiss, he magically transforms her into a powerful master samurai. So, naturally, every beautiful girl at the dojo can’t wait to kiss him. And some, like the sexy Gisen, want to do even more. It’s a tale of power and lust, filled with beautiful, scantily clad swordfighters who will do anything to please their master and attain even greater power. Get your sword ready for Samurai Girls!

Title: NEO ANGELIQUE ABYSS COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 650 min.
Street Date: 8/30/2011
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: On A Planet Of Mystery, Her Fate Was Written In The Stars. Once, Arcadia was a beautiful world. Now it is a land under siege, and against the horrifying creatures known as Thanatos, there is only one known defense: Purifiers, rare humans gifted with the ability to exterminate the life draining monsters. But Purifiers are few and the Thanatos are multiplying, so when the mysterious Nyx discovers 16 year old Angelique, he becomes doubly committed to recruiting her for the team of Purifiers he is organizing. For not only is Angelique a Purifier, she is the first female Purifier in recorded history; moreover, there is an ancient prophecy Nyx is aware of: one of a woman with special powers, the “Queen’s Egg,” whose future will be inextricably tied to the fate of Arcadia! Science fiction, fantasy and romance intertwine in an epic story of fate and destiny: NEO ANGELIQUE ABYSS – Complete Collection!

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.


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I’m kind of surprised Samurai Girls is getting a dub.

RightStuf Links
Kobato DVD Collection 1 (S)
Maid Sama DVD Collection 2 (S)
Neo Angelique Abyss DVD Complete Collection (S) (Seasons 1-2)
Night Raid 1931 DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)
Night Raid 1931 Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb)
Samurai Girls DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)
Samurai Girls Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb)


Also…
Section23 Adds Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls TV Anime


#3

[quote=TheCoffeeGod]

I’m kind of surprised Samurai Girls is getting a dub.

RightStuf Links
Kobato DVD Collection 1 (S)
Maid Sama DVD Collection 2 (S)
Neo Angelique Abyss DVD Complete Collection (S) (Seasons 1-2)
Night Raid 1931 DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)
Night Raid 1931 Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb)
Samurai Girls DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)
Samurai Girls Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb)


Also…
Section23 Adds Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls TV Anime
"A Section23 representative informed ANN that “in the next few weeks,” the company will make an announcement with regard to the six-episode original video anime series included in the Japanese releases of the show."[/quote]

Not really surprised about Samurai Girls getting a dub myself. It’s the kind of show that tends to sell well to those that like dubs. Perhaps it sounds like I am saying most dub fans like the T&A. :silly: I’m still mostly surprised by Night Raid 1931 getting a dub even though it was revealed when they said they were releasing the series.

Guess they are still working or the not really what I’d call OVA’s ,but more along the lines of shorts.

Anyway will be getting.
Kobato DVD Collection 1 (S)
Maid Sama DVD Collection 2 (S)
Night Raid 1931 Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb)
Samurai Girls Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb)


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[quote=psychopuppet]
Not really surprised about Samurai Girls getting a dub myself. It’s the kind of show that tends to sell well to those that like dubs. Perhaps it sounds like I am saying most dub fans like the T&A. :silly: [/quote]

Well, as long as it sells well, I guess that’ll prove that theory.
It does make me wonder though, they decided to dub Demon King because of the viewing numbers on TAN, I wonder if this falls in the same case.


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[quote=TheCoffeeGod]

[quote=psychopuppet]
Not really surprised about Samurai Girls getting a dub myself. It’s the kind of show that tends to sell well to those that like dubs. Perhaps it sounds like I am saying most dub fans like the T&A. :silly: [/quote]

Well, as long as it sells well, I guess that’ll prove that theory.
It does make me wonder though, they decided to dub Demon King because of the viewing numbers on TAN, I wonder if this falls in the same case.[/quote]

I would think so.

As for what interest me in this slate, it’s nice to see Neo Angelique Abyss get the complete collection. Since I’ve been considered getting that show I’ll probably bite on that when it comes out. The rest don’t really do anything for me, personally.

And, really, outside of Guin’s second half and High School of the Dead there isn’t anything brand-new coming from Sentai that interests me, which is a first in a good while. Usually Sentai is able to get me interested in at least one thing every month or so. A two-month spread of nothing but a re-release is interesting.

Come on, Sentai, where’s that Ring ni Kakero 1 license?

Not yet? OK, I’ll keep waiting.


#6

Yes, definitely:
Night Raid 1931 Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb)

Oh, hell YES!!!
Samurai Girls Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb)

Maybe:
Kobato DVD Collection 1 (S)

Umm…
Neo Angelique Abyss DVD Complete Collection (S) (Seasons 1-2)

Umm…NO!
Maid Sama DVD Collection 2 (S)


#7

[quote=LordGeo]
Come on, Sentai, where’s that Ring ni Kakero 1 license?

Not yet? OK, I’ll keep waiting.[/quote]

You are a very persistent person! I admire that.

Fight the good fight, Geo!


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Inphy wrote:

[quote]LordGeo wrote:

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Come on, Sentai, where’s that Ring ni Kakero 1 license?
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Not yet? OK, I’ll keep waiting.[/quote]

You are a very persistent person! I admire that.

Fight the good fight, Geo![/quote]

I simply bring it up without it coming off as intrusive/excessive/annoying/bothersome/etc. In other words, I only bring it up on occassion, and not every single chance I can get.

The fact that more of this show is continually made now makes me wish more and more.