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Section23 Films Announces January 2010 Slate (Updates)


Per PR:



Also First Little Snow Fairy Sugar Collection

HOUSTON, October 27, 2009 – Section23 Films, America’s fastest-growing anime distributor, is pleased to announce that the Sentai Filmworks DVD release of Popotan goes on sale today, as does the first of two sets collecting A Little Snow Fairy Sugar, also from Sentai.

POPOTAN – The Complete Collection contains all 12 episodes that make up this “touching story with a hint of mystery” (Anime News Network). A heartfelt story that delivers more than its fair share of fanservice, Popotan is the story of three sisters journeying through time and space in search of the one man who can answer the riddle of their existence. The girls make many new friends along the way, always leaving a smile in their wake. Every episode is a new adventure in this fun, sexy frolic.

LITTLE SNOW FAIRY SUGAR COLLECTION 1, containing the first 13 episodes of the “well-written children that adults can enjoy just as much” (Anime News Network). Sugar, an apprentice Snow Fairy, and her friends Salt and Pepper need to find the magical ‘twinkles’ before they can become full-fledged Season Fairies. The only problem is that none of them have any idea what a twinkle is! Along with their lone human friend Saga, these fairy friends search for twinkles and try to perfect their magic.

SYNOPSIS: She never believed in fairies, but unfortunately, THEY believe in HER! When studious and organized young Saga offers a waffle to a small hungry creature in a fluffy outfit, she unknowingly takes the first step in reducing her carefully structured world to complete and total ruin! Because the “creature” isn’t a creature at all; she’s Sugar, an apprentice fairy sent to Earth to find a “twinkle” as part of her test to become a full-fledged season fairy! Unfortunately, neither Sugar nor her two companion fairies, Salt and Pepper, have the slightest idea what a “twinkle” is, but that doesn’t stop them from moving in with the extremely unusual girl who can somehow see fairies! Unfortunately, given that no one else can see the fairies, Saga’s friends can’t understand her strange new behavior, and as more and more season fairies keep arriving, Saga’s bemusement turns into desperation. What is a twinkle, how can Saga help the fairies find one and can she do it before someone takes her to the funny farm? The answers will surprise you in the hilarious first collection of A Little Snow Fairy Sugar!


Hmmm… this reminds me that I need to get the second Snow Fairy set. I have the series in singles, but never got the special.


Speaking of Sugar…
I find it humorously ironic, that I bought the Geneon set and Special just for the hell of it, then made a thread on here praising it, and then, like 2 months later, TAN/ADV/Sentai make an announcement of new licenses, Sugar being one of them.

They’re watching me!


I’m really hoping they rescue or license a couple of the shows I’ve started groups for. But I’m not saying which ones, besides where I’ve mentioned in the community section.


Coffee they were in the process of getting it already before. :wink: But they certainly do look at opinions everywhere. Who knows, your enthusiasm might have indeed pushed them to pursue it to the end!

Cody tell me which ones in PM, there are eyes everywhere. :stuck_out_tongue: I’m a bit iffy on rescues, it’s necessary but there are pros and cons. The problem is the ones that are real worth it are super expensive. The ones easier and more realistic to get are sitting at the RSI BB. ;(


I know there are certainly pros and cons to rescues. Look at some of the ones Funi has picked up. X for instance, has hundreds of copies of all three versions sitting in RIght Stuf’s bargain bin. But in the case of Section 23/Sentai and Funimation, it seems they are acquiring the licenses in large part for their online and VOD services. Neither of them can afford to acquire and localize enough brand new content to keep their channels fresh.