Section23 Films Announces August 2013 Slate


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

THE GARDEN OF WORDS Available on August 6th

HOUSTON, April 25, 2013 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its August slate of releases; including the newest acquisition from acclaimed filmmaker Makoto Shinkai, The Garden of Words, whichwill be available on both DVD and Blu-Ray.

Product details follow, in order of release
Coming August 2013

Title: THE GARDEN OF WORDS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 45 min.
Street Date: 8/6/2013
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $24.98

SYNOPSIS: When Takao, a young high school student who dreams of becoming a shoe designer, decides to skip school one day in favor of sketching in a rainy garden, he has no idea how much his life will change when he encounters Yukino. Older, but perhaps not as much wiser, she seems adrift in the world. Despite the difference in their ages, they strike up an unusual relationship that unexpectedly continues and evolves, without planning, with random meetings that always occur in the same garden on each rainy day. But the rainy season is coming to a close, and there are so many things still left unsaid and undone between them. Will there be time left for Takao to put his feelings into actions and words? Between the raindrops, between the calms in the storm, what will blossom in THE GARDEN OF WORDS?

Title: THE GARDEN OF WORDS BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 45 min.
Street Date: 8/6/2013
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $34.98

SYNOPSIS: When Takao, a young high school student who dreams of becoming a shoe designer, decides to skip school one day in favor of sketching in a rainy garden, he has no idea how much his life will change when he encounters Yukino. Older, but perhaps not as much wiser, she seems adrift in the world. Despite the difference in their ages, they strike up an unusual relationship that unexpectedly continues and evolves, without planning, with random meetings that always occur in the same garden on each rainy day. But the rainy season is coming to a close, and there are so many things still left unsaid and undone between them. Will there be time left for Takao to put his feelings into actions and words? Between the raindrops, between the calms in the storm, what will blossom in THE GARDEN OF WORDS?

Title: SHINING HEARTS COMPLETE
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 8/13/2013
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Over the years, many strange things have washed up on the shores of Windaria, a mysterious island where humans, elves and other beings all live in harmony. Rick, a former swordsman who runs the Le Coeur Bakery with his three beautiful coworkers Neris, Amil and Airy, knows this all too well, having been found on the beach with a profound case of amnesia himself. Perhaps that’s why Rick takes a quick interest in Kaguya, a girl who arrives in Windaria in a similar fashion. Whatever the reason, it soon becomes apparent that his skills with a sword may be required to protect the lovely castaway. For dark forces are on the move, the red moon is on the rise and a deathly wind is blowing into Windaria in the form of pirates, brigands and other strangers, all of whom seem to be seeking Kaguya! Or is it the mysterious pendant that she wears that they’re after? The one thing that’s sure is that there will be no time for loafing around the bakery now, because everything’s about to come out of the oven and go into the fire in SHINING HEARTS!

Title: SHINING HEARTS COMPLETE BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 8/13/2013
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Over the years, many strange things have washed up on the shores of Windaria, a mysterious island where humans, elves and other beings all live in harmony. Rick, a former swordsman who runs the Le Coeur Bakery with his three beautiful coworkers Neris, Amil and Airy, knows this all too well, having been found on the beach with a profound case of amnesia himself. Perhaps that’s why Rick takes a quick interest in Kaguya, a girl who arrives in Windaria in a similar fashion. Whatever the reason, it soon becomes apparent that his skills with a sword may be required to protect the lovely castaway. For dark forces are on the move, the red moon is on the rise and a deathly wind is blowing into Windaria in the form of pirates, brigands and other strangers, all of whom seem to be seeking Kaguya! Or is it the mysterious pendant that she wears that they’re after? The one thing that’s sure is that there will be no time for loafing around the bakery now, because everything’s about to come out of the oven and go into the fire in SHINING HEARTS!

Title: NEW DOMINION: TANK POLICE COMPLETE
Published by: Maiden Japan
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 180 min.
Street Date: 8/20/2013
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: When tanks are outlawed, only outlaws will have tanks. Or at least, that’s what Mayor Weatherby of New Port seems to be forgetting in his efforts to ban certain forms of weapons, including those used by tank-driving policewoman Leona Ozaki and her partner Al. Granted, the city’s Tank Police DO seem to cause a lot of collateral damage, but New Port’s a dangerous place. Especially with the felonious and partially feline Puma sisters back on the prowl, and the Dai Nippon Geiken Corporation is building even more nefarious devices of evil intent that are finding their way into the hands of local terrorists. Unfortunately for DNGC, they may be connected to the murder of Leona’s former partner, and once this hard-headed heroine sinks her treads into a case, there’s no backing up! And as for the Pumas? It’s going to be like cats and police dogs, but there are few problems that a little carefully applied mobile artillery can’t cure! There’s no place to hide, from the good guys OR the bad guys, as law and order meets chaos theory in NEW DOMINION TANK POLICE!

Title: TSURITAMA COMPLETE
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 8/20/2013
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: When Yuki Sanada ends up living in Enoshima with his grandmother, it’s just one more in a long line of transfers to a new school and new friends. Except Yuki doesn’t make friends easily, so he’s used to making do without any. All that’s about to change, however, when the other new transfer student arrives in class - complete with a rod and reel - and announces that he’s an alien. Now as he learns to fine art of fishing, Yuki finds himself drawn into a friendship with Haru the alien, moody Natsuki the Fishing Prince, and the mysterious Akira with his pet duck, Tapioca. But there’s something sinister afoot in Enoshima, and more than Yuki’s new found friendships is at stake. If Yuki can’t make the catch of the day, the whole of Japan, and perhaps the world itself, will be caught in an alien net. Get ready for the biggest fish tale ever in tsuritama!

Title: TSURITAMA COMPLETE BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 8/20/2013
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: When Yuki Sanada ends up living in Enoshima with his grandmother, it’s just one more in a long line of transfers to a new school and new friends. Except Yuki doesn’t make friends easily, so he’s used to making do without any. All that’s about to change, however, when the other new transfer student arrives in class - complete with a rod and reel - and announces that he’s an alien. Now as he learns to fine art of fishing, Yuki finds himself drawn into a friendship with Haru the alien, moody Natsuki the Fishing Prince, and the mysterious Akira with his pet duck, Tapioca. But there’s something sinister afoot in Enoshima, and more than Yuki’s new found friendships is at stake. If Yuki can’t make the catch of the day, the whole of Japan, and perhaps the world itself, will be caught in an alien net. Get ready for the biggest fish tale ever in tsuritama!

Title: MEDAKA BOX COMPLETE
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 8/27/2013
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: When newly elected Student Council President Medaka Kurokami instituted her idea for a suggestion box where people can suggest problems that need to be solved, she was expecting things like rescuing lost puppies and giving advice. What she and her best friend Zenkichi find instead, however, are the first hints of an unbelievable secret and their school, Hakoniwa Academy, and Medaka herself, are somehow at the very center of the growing maelstrom! As what seemed like an innocent past time turns into a dangerous game, Medaka and her recruits to the Student Council discover new depths to both themselves and their own unexpected abilities. And then things get REALLY out of control! Get ready for a battle royal unlike anything you’ve ever seen before as the simple power of suggestion unlocks the secrets of MEDAKA BOX!

Title: MEDAKA BOX COMPLETE BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 8/27/2013
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: When newly elected Student Council President Medaka Kurokami instituted her idea for a suggestion box where people can suggest problems that need to be solved, she was expecting things like rescuing lost puppies and giving advice. What she and her best friend Zenkichi find instead, however, are the first hints of an unbelievable secret and their school, Hakoniwa Academy, and Medaka herself, are somehow at the very center of the growing maelstrom! As what seemed like an innocent past time turns into a dangerous game, Medaka and her recruits to the Student Council discover new depths to both themselves and their own unexpected abilities. And then things get REALLY out of control! Get ready for a battle royal unlike anything you’ve ever seen before as the simple power of suggestion unlocks the secrets of MEDAKA BOX!

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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[URL=http://www.rightstuf.com/i/MJ0176]New Dominion Tank Police - 180 minutes - $29.98 - 8/20/13[/URL]
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Medaka Box BD is definite for me.
I have no interest in New Dominion Tank Police, which I saw years ago on Animidnight.
The rest though, I’ll decide on later after the Dub streams.


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MEDAKA BOX is dubbed, SWEET! That’s been on my to buy list for a while now anyway. Now I await for one other series to know if I’ll be buying a subbed or dubbed release. Considering what happened with that series, the DVD will have more episodes than what aired (I hope)


#5

Fandom post goes out of its way to point out that New Dominion is dubbed, despite being dvd only. This isn’t really remarkable as I have other Section23 dvd-only releases that are dubbed. As such, I read it as meaning S23 would be giving it a new, much better, dub but I fear that is only wishful thinking. I do wonder why fandom had to point out the unremarkable though.

I’m not a Shinkai fan but I’ll stream the dub. Shining Tears x Wind subbed was so terrible that I feel compelled to see if Sentai can save anything related to such a trainwreck of a series.

None of these are must-blind-buys for me on plot/chars/etc. If any of these have a “signable” dub cast I’ll buy them right away for that, even though August puts them past the height of con season. But if they feature mostly the usual casts-whom I like, don’t get me wrong-I’ll have to wait until either I find Sentai at a con or I find that I like the dubs via streaming/other viewing to pick them up as, and it pains me a bit to think of this, the usual casts aren’t really to be found on the autograph circuit, barring some exceptions like Monica Rial and the Brothers Ayres.


#6

With so many awesome 3DS games coming out the wazoo this year, I’ll have to start being strict/careful on what I buy so it’s Medaka Box for me. Nothing more at this time.


#7

Tsuritama, Garden of Words and New Dominion Tank Police for me. Medaka Box is a maybe.


#8

Um, I think that the original Manga UK dub will be on there. I’m pretty sure that goes for titles that are rescued.


#9

[quote=“deathfromabove1993”]

Um, I think that the original Manga UK dub will be on there. I’m pretty sure that goes for titles that are rescued.[/quote]

Not every “rescue title” retains its original dub, as Maiden Japan’s rescue of Black Magic M-66 shows.

Though the real mystery here is how what you said relates back to the content of you quoted. :smiley:


#10

Nao and Alfonse…(VOD)

Leona and Bonaparte…(DVD)

why does the timing seem like this was planned?


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#12

Medaka Box appears to have been delayed until September 24th.

Medaka Box Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb) at Right Stuf and Medaka Box Complete Collection at Amazon all say so.


#13

Yeah, I posted it in the Medaka Box thread.