Section23 Films Announces December 2016 Slate


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Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

###SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES DECEMBER SLATE

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions ~ Heart Throb Available December 13th

HOUSTON, August 25, 2016 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its December slate of releases; including Sentai Filmworks’ Limited Edition Premium Box Set of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions ~ Heart Throb!

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming December 2016

Title: THE KAWAI COMPLEX GUIDE TO MANORS & HOSTEL BEHAVIOR BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 12/6/2016
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: For some, a home is where the heart is. For others, it’s where people send those whose brains aren’t functioning properly. So, when Kazunari Usa is sent to the Kawai Boarding House, it may take a while for him to figure out what kind of “home” his new “home” is. Let’s just say that the troublemaking college girl and the perpetually grumpy working woman have some serious issues to work out. On one hand, his new roommate is a pervert and a masochist who peeps at girls’ schools, and the landlady thinks feminine protection means leaving weapons lying around the girls’ part of the dorm. On the other hand, Kawai is also home to Ritsu Kawai, who steals Usa’s heart the second he sees her on his first day at his new school. That alone may just make living in this strange new house worth every second it takes to learn the complex rules of The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors & Hostel Behavior!

Title: LITTLE BUSTERS! EX COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 200 min.
Street Date: 12/6/2016
Format: BD, DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98, $39.98

SYNOPSIS: Does the new girl in Riki Naoe’s life need his help, or is she actually trying to kill him? After a chance encounter on a rooftop brings the enigmatic Saya Tokido into the Little Busters’ world, the only thing that’s certain is that trouble is sure to follow. As if saving the lives of his teammates wasn’t enough of a task to handle, now Riki must also untangle a web of new mysteries that seem to be rooted in his own personal past! Who are the Dark Executives, why do they want to keep Saya and Riki apart, and what is the nature of the secret treasure that Saya seeks? Sometimes, answers lead to even more questions as Riki and the Little Busters discover that they weren’t the only people drawn into Kyousuke’s artificial world in LITTLE BUSTERS! EX!

Title: ANGELIC LAYER BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 650 min.
Street Date: 12/13/2016
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: From the moment twelve-year-old Misaki Suzuhara first arrives in Tokyo to live with her aunt, she finds herself swept away by the amazing world of Angelic Layer - a fast-paced high-tech game where dolls called “Angels” are controlled by the thoughts of their operator, or “Deus”. Discovering that her new friends are as interested in Angelic Layer as she is, Misaki builds her own Angel, Hikaru, and begins competing in battles where will and determination count far more than size and strength. The competitions are going to be fierce and, with the national championships looming on the horizon, you can bet that not everyone Misaki meets will be on her side. Can Misaki handle the pressure of non-stop competition while struggling to adapt to life in an unfamiliar city? From the amazing minds and pens of Japan’s legendary all-female creative team, CLAMP, it’s the coming of age adventure that’s become an all-time anime classic - ANGELIC LAYER!

Title: HAKUOKI ~ DEMON OF THE FLEETING BLOSSOM: RECORD OF THE JADE BLOOD SEASON 2 COLLECTION BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 250 min.
Street Date: 12/13/2016
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Betrayed by the shogun and forced to flee to Edo, the Shinsengumi are fighting a desperate battle; not just for their lives, but for their very souls and the ideals they swore to stand for. Now, as Harada, Shinpachi, and Saito launch a dangerous thrust to fight their way out of Koufu, Chizuru must decide whether to hold true to her own oath to Hijikata. Will she stand guard over the wounded Kondou and Okita, or will she succumb to the hopelessness and disillusionment that has shattered their ranks? As the Fury’s advance, Hijikata must face the greatest test of all: can he keep the Shinsengumi together? Can the powers to be gained from the Water of Life ever justify the nightmarish price? As the fires of war threaten to consume Japan, the last hopes of salvation lie in the courage and steel of a chosen few in Hakuoki: Record of the Jade Blood!

Title: LOVE, CHUNIBYO & OTHER DELUSIONS ~ HEART THROB PREMIUM BOX SET
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 12/13/2016
Format: COMBO
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $149.98

SYNOPSIS: Yuta Togashi thought he had problems dealing with one delusional girlfriend in the person of Rikka Takanashi, but now things are about to go totally insane as his FORMER “one true soul mate” from when he was a chuuni himself returns with a vengeance! So how bad is Satone Shichimiya’s re-entry into Togashi’s chuni-verse likely to be? Let’s just say that she’s so epically off the deep end of the chuni-scale that she prefers to use the name Sophia Ring SP Saturn VII and that she’ll joyfully tear Togashi’s real world to pieces in order to get him back in her imaginary one! Some girls just want to have fun and some want to break down the walls between their boyfriends and themselves. But when a girl’s idea of fun is breaking down the wall between their presumed boyfriend and reality, retreating into a fantasy world might just be Togashi’s best option. Especially since Satone knows where ALL the skeletons from his past are buried. Toss Rikka’s equally delusional friend Sanae into the mix and girl-crazy takes on a whole new meaning in LOVE, CHUNIBYO & OTHER DELUSIONS - HEART THROB!

Title: MY LOVE STORY COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 12/20/2016
Format: BD, DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $99.98, $79.98

SYNOPSIS: Takeo Goda’s hulking physique and affinity for sports make him popular with other guys, but girls just find him intimidating. Unaware of his gentle nature, the girls that Takeo likes always seem to fall for his handsome best friend, Suna, instead. Takeo is resigned to being Suna’s wingman, with no hard feelings between them, until Takeo rescues Rinko Yamato from a molester on the train. Unfortunately, while Rinko might see past Takeo’s brutish appearance, Takeo’s become so conditioned to girls preferring Suna that he assumes Rinko is the same! Being the good, genuine guy he is, he’s going to do everything he can to help the two of them be happy. Will Takeo let himself believe someone likes him? Love isn’t blind: it’s just a little dense in MY LOVE STORY!!

Title: WAKABA GIRL COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 112 min.
Street Date: 12/20/2016
Format: BD, DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $34.98, $24.98

SYNOPSIS: Even though her ridiculously wealthy family tries to give her everything, it’s not until the sheltered Wakaba Kohashi fails to get into an upscale school that she finds what she really needed: a group of friends who want to know the real her, and not her status. Her new school mates may not be up to date on haute couture, but Wakaba is enthralled by their knowledge about the outside world, including the flashy “gyaru” fashion. Soon, Wakaba is helping (or TRYING to help) her newfound friends with their newfound high school girl problems. From helping innocent Moeko though gymnastics, standing in for Nao in a beauty contest, and inadvertently helping Mao act like a rich girl, to simply enjoying the joys of girl talk and sharing ice cream, there’s a whole new world of everyday wonders waiting to be discovered in WAKABA*GIRL!

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.


Sentai Filmworks Home Video MIA Thread
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RightStuf links:

<b>Angelic Layer</b>

Angelic Layer Blu-ray

<b>Hakuōki Season 2 Record of the Jade Blood</b>

Hakuoki Season 2 Record of the Jade Blood Blu-ray

<b>The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors & Hostel Behavior</b>

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors & Hostel Behavior Blu-ray

<b>Little Busters! EX</b>

Little Busters! EX Blu-ray
Little Busters! EX DVD

<b>Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions ~ Heart Throb</b>

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Heart Throb Premium Edition Blu-ray/DVD Box Set

[quote]There’s limited quantity of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Heart Throb Premium Edition Blu-ray/DVD Box Set available at this price. Order now before they’re gone!
Special Features: Chunibyo Lite, Clean Opening and Closing Animations[/quote]

<b>My Love Story!!</b>

My Love Story Blu-ray
My Love Story DVD

<b>Wakaba*Girl</b>

Wakaba Girl Blu-ray
Wakaba Girl DVD


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Nothing for me this month. A maybe on My Love Story at best.


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Just an FYI, a very reliable source has told me that a Premium Edition for My Love Story will be released next year. There’s been a bit of a delay with approvals, so it couldn’t be solicited for December. If you prefer the collector’s edition, you may want to hold off on ordering it.

Also, Angelic Layer on bluray is all sorts of awesome. I hope it has the ADV commentaries.


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Another FYI, the Angelic Layer bluray will include the special features from the initial single DVD’s.

Per Section 23:

“Commentaries with Actors and Director; Production Artwork; Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation”


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If I had known that Angelic Layer was coming out on Blu-Ray, I wouldn’t have bought the DVD set when it released. So that means nothing for me this month. MIA thread updated when I get home.


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This is why my “reliable source” leaked the premium box for My Love Story. They didn’t want anyone regretting buying the release in December when it’s finally solicited.


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Yeah I like Angelic Layer and I don’t regret buying it, because I like the show, but it doesn’t fall under my requirements for Blu-Ray upgrade like Scrapped Princess, RahXephon, or Record of Lodoss War OVA.


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I would definitely buy Rahxephon on bluray. Hopefully they can make it happen soon.


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RightStuf Links added


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Home Video MIA Thread Updated


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Wherefore art thou Infinite Stratos 2 on Blu-Ray?


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only one that’s a maybe is

My Love Story

Record of Lodoss War both ova and series on BD are a definite.


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Two yes for me

  • THE KAWAI COMPLEX GUIDE TO MANORS & HOSTEL BEHAVIOR
  • MY LOVE STORY

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