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Section23 Films Announces August 2019 Slate

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES AUGUST SLATE

DEVILS’ LINE Available August 27th

HOUSTON, May 14, 2019 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its August slate of releases featuring Sentai Filmworks’ new TV animation adapted from Ryo Hanada’s best-selling manga, Devils’ Line. Available on Blu-ray and in a special Limited Edition Premium Box Set!

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming August 2019

Title: BPS: BATTLE PROGRAMMER SHIRASE
Published by: Maiden Japan
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 125 min.
Street Date: 8/6/2019
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $39.98

SYNOPSIS: What is it that passes behind those dry, sorrowful eyes? Akira Shirase, the solitary programmer who has an unusual aptitude for problem solving: He is called a legendary hacker, and few know his true identity. What has he lost, what has he gained, and what has he seen in pockets of the vast internet? How now does he feel, on what is false and what is true and what exists in code? This is the man they call Battle Programmer Shirase - also known as BPS!

Title: SAKURA WARS TV
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 625 min.
Street Date: 8/13/2019
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: In 1918, a giant demon appeared in Tokyo, and although the monstrous creature was finally defeated, the Imperial forces knew that something had to be done in anticipation of future attacks. The solution was the development of the Imperial Assault Force, an assembly of secret teams of dedicated young women gifted with a unique spiritual power that enables them to operate Kobu, steam-powered mechanical armor that combines the attributes of humanoid robots and tanks. While pretending to be normal, ordinary girls in everyday life, these brave battle maidens and their international counterparts stationed around the world must remain ever vigilant for assaults by demons sent by the leagues of evil magic users. Get ready for the wildest monster versus mecha fantasy ever in the incredible alternate history that is SAKURA WARS!

Title: THE BIG O STEELBOOK EDITION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 650 min.
Street Date: 8/20/2019
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $79.98

SYNOPSIS: Forty years ago, the minds of Paradigm City’s inhabitants were wiped clean of all recollections of the past. Now, ruled by a powerful corporation and cut off from the rest of the world by desolate wastelands, Paradigm has become a virtual police state where Negotiators like Roger Smith keep the wheels of progress, commerce, and society turning. As a combined hybrid of detective, mediator, and enforcer, Smith’s primary resource is his keen, analytical mind, but it doesn’t hurt to have a mansion filled with gadgets, his butler Norman, and his attractive assistant Dorothy to fall back on. Additionally, for those times when cases end up “in dispute,” he also has the biggest, baddest back-up that any cop or small army could ever hope for: the Big O, a giant robot loaded with all the extras. Film noir thriller meets mecha mayhem masterpiece as the acclaimed classic series returns in the complete collection of THE BIG O!

Title: ORPHEN
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 1175 min.
Street Date: 8/20/2019
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: When an experiment goes horribly awry and transforms the Sorceress Azalie into a monstrous dragon, the sorcerers of the Tower of Fang callously decide to pretend that Azalie died in order to preserve the Tower’s reputation. And to make sure that the magic beans never get spilled, they also decide that Azalie needs to be destroyed. Disgusted by their cravenly actions, Azalie’s friend Krylancelo renounces his allegiance to the Tower, changes his name to Orphen and sets forth to save the damsel/dragon in distress. It won’t be easy: there’ll be minions with nefarious plans to defeat, and along the way Orphen will pick up an apprentice, a spoiled rich girl and a couple of trolls. But it wouldn’t be a heroic journey without a few bumps in the road, would it? The epic quest is on in Sorcerous Stabber Orphen!

Title: WAITING IN THE SUMMER
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 8/20/2019
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: When a group of friends decide to make a movie over a long summer holiday, they end up learning a little about filmmaking and a lot more about each other and themselves. What begins as a simple way to avoid the summer doldrums quickly turns into something much more complex, intimate, and downright revealing. As the summer heats up, so do the maturing relationships between the young cast members, taking some new, and sometimes unexpected, turns. Get ready for a whole new look at summer romance as hidden emotions get captured and secrets meant to be kept hidden inside young hearts instead spill off the screen for your viewing pleasure in WAITING IN THE SUMMER!

Title: DEVILS’ LINE
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 8/27/2019
Format: BD, PBS
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98, $129.98

SYNOPSIS: Everything you thought you knew about vampires is wrong. They can walk in the daylight and holy water doesn’t burn them. In fact, vampires can pass as normal humans so perfectly that even other vampires have trouble spotting them. Until they drink human blood, that is; then they transform into monstrous beasts who mindlessly rape and murder. But not all vampires are evil. The secret task force that patrols Tokyo’s vampire population has several fanged operatives, including half-human Yuki Anzai, who believes that his human heritage lets him resist his species’ basest cravings. But after Yuki rescues college student Tsukasa Taira from a vampire stalker, he realizes that he’s succumbing to urges he’s never felt before. And like moths to the flame, he and Tsukasa find themselves being pulled into a potentially fatal attraction in DEVILS’ LINE!

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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Sentai Filmworks Home Video MIA Thread
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August 6, 2019

BPS: Battle Programmer Shirase

BPS: Battle Programmer Shirase Complete Collection
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation

August 13, 2019

Sakura Wars

Sakura Wars TV Complete Collection SD
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation

August 20, 2019

The Big O

Big O, The Complete Collection [SteelBook Edition]
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animations (x2); Cast Interviews (SD); Japanese Commercials (x3) (SD); Japanese Promo Videos (x2); SteelBook Case; Slipcover; Art Booklet (56 Pages)

Orphen

Orphen Complete Collection SD
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animations (x4); Clean Closing Animations (x4); Production Sketches; Japanese TV Spot; Cape Day & Other Silliness; Interview with the Japanese Staff; Outtakes

Waiting in the Summer

Waiting in the Summer Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; OVA

August 27, 2019

Devils' Line

DEVILS’ LINE Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; OVA

DEVILS’ LINE Premium Box Set
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; OVA; Box Set Extras: Booklet (44-page), Soundtrack

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Buy :
BPS: BATTLE PROGRAMMER SHIRASE
SAKURA WARS TV
ORPHEN
WAITING IN THE SUMMER ( It’s finally getting a dub !)

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Maybes:

  • SAKURA WARS TV
  • ORPHEN
  • WAITING IN THE SUMMER (Dub)
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Nothing for me this month (Since I already have The Big O complete collection)
MIA thread will be updated in a bit

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#7

Eventually

Waiting In The Summer (Dubbed)

Big O Steel book

@psychopuppet Looks like your wish has been fulfilled :wink:

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#8

I’ve been waiting since 2013 . :laughing:

Edit: I just realized Sentai beat Funimation to August slate this time .

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Maybees

WAITING IN THE SUMMER
DEVILS’ LINE

:thinking:

Give me a Maoyu dub, and then I’ll say YOINK!

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Yeah just for the better video quality since it originally came out on 1 disc

and MIA Thread Finally updated:

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