Section23 Films Announces July 2017 Slate


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Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

###SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES JULY SLATE

Gate Available July 11th

HOUSTON, March 21, 2017 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its July slate of releases; including two Limited Edition Premium Box Sets from Sentai Filmworks: Gate and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls!

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming July 2017

Title: GATCHAMAN FIGHTER COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 1200 min.
Street Date: 7/4/2017
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $79.98

SYNOPSIS: The fight against Leader X was finally over, but a small portion of his evil remained and regenerated into Leader Z! Now, with the aid of the monstrous Count Egobossler, the Gatchaman team’s arch-foe is out to destroy the world again, and even though their ranks have been decimated, the Gatchaman force has no choice but to keep fighting. To combat their new foes, they’ll need new weapons and new allies, but their mission remains the same: protect the Earth and Mankind, no matter the cost. And that cost may prove to be the ultimate one when the new Gatchafencer blade wielded by Ken turns out to be a double-edged sword. Find out who will live, who will die, and who will triumph as Japan’s most famous sci-fi fighter team takes on their greatest challenge in GATCHAMAN FIGHTER!

Title: THE DEVIL’S VIRGINS BLU-RAY
Published by: SoftCel Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 50 min.
Street Date: 7/11/2017
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: Mikoto and Takeru love their friend Tachibana, but Tachibana has a terrifying secret hidden inside him: a demon of monstrous evil waiting to be set free! That’s not the sort of thing that can be cured with an over-the-counter medication, but Hatsune, the girls’ mother, has a plan that might be able to trap the demon forever. The catch is that Hatsune must have sex with Tachibana, and then one of her daughters must sleep with him as well, thereby conceiving a new demon to counter the first. Fortunately for their demonically infested friend, Mikoto and Takeru are more than willing to do the dirty deed, as well as quite a few other things that normally wouldn’t be approved of between sisters! The 3-way sex-orcism only gets wilder and more devilishly complicated when yet another girl is pulled into the act of sating Tachibana’s inner demon in THE DEVIL’S VIRGINS!

Title: GATE COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 7/11/2017
Format: BD, DVD COMBO-DATE CHANGE
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $99.98, $79.98, $199.98

SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious gate suddenly appears in Tokyo’s Ginza district and begins spewing armed warriors and flying monsters, the world is thrown into turmoil. Although the deadly attack is thrown back by Japan’s Self Defense Force, there’s now a new and entirely unknown land on the other side of the portal, and Japan is effectively at war with a nation on the other side. Determined to secure peace, the JSDF must send an armed force into the Gate, but ogres, dragons and a ruthless Empire populated by elves, humans, and half-animal warriors aren’t the only dangers they’ll face. With the resources of two worlds at stake, the balance of power on both sides of the Gate is destabilizing, and betrayal can come at any time, from any quarter. There, trapped right in the middle of the ensuing firestorm, stands officer Yoji Itami and the JSDF’s Third Reconnaissance Team as they plunge into the GATE.

Title: TIME JAM: VALERIAN & LAURELINE COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 1000 min.
Street Date: 7/18/2017
Format: DVD
Language: English
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: The first rule of time travel is to never change anything. Otherwise, the resulting “butterfly effects” can ripple through time and wreak untold havoc on the unwritten future. But on his last test as a Space Time Agent, Valerian messes up. Not only does he save someone who would have been killed, but he’d have died himself if Laureline hadn’t rescued him! As a result, nothing in the future is where he left it, including the Earth! Now he and Laureline, his accidental passenger from 10th century France, have to put the universe back in order without writing themselves out of existence! Across a million worlds and an infinite number of possibilities, it’s the ultimate adventure in time and space as the multi-verse from the groundbreaking graphic novels by Pierre Christin and THE FIFTH ELEMENT designer Jean-Claude Mézières becomes the stage for TIME JAM: VALERIAN & LAURELINE!

Title: MONSTER MUSUME: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH MONTER GIRLS COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 350 min.
Street Date: 7/25/2017
Format: BD, DVD, COMBO
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98, $59.98, $149.98

SYNOPSIS: No one expected the government to suddenly acknowledge the existence of demi-human species like harpies and centaurs, but when a careless Integration Agent shows up on Kimihito Kurusu’s doorstep with an attractive Lamia in tow, he suddenly finds himself designated as a “Host Family”. This might not be so bad, except that while Miia’s top half is all girl and quickly develops a crush on her new human host, her snakelike bottom half makes that crush literal with a tendency to squeeze the life out of him! Plus, there’s also the little problem that it’s illegal for humans and non-humans to have THOSE kinds of relationships. With woman-in-black Agent Smith always sniffing about for improprieties, things only get more hectic in the Kurusu household when bird-brained Papi the harpy and master-seeking centaur Centorea need places to roost and stable. As the house gets crowded with even more captivating cuties, can any human male survive under such tempestuous and tempting conditions? Find out in MONSTER MUSUME: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH MONSTER GIRLS!

Title: RIN-NE SEASON 2 COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 625 min.
Street Date: 7/25/2017
Format: BD, DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98 $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Black cats might be bad luck, but did you ever think that the cat might have a reason for causing trouble? Rinne Rokudo quickly finds out that it’s more than possible, especially when the “cat” is the mostly humanoid Oboro who’s stuck in a contract with spoiled Shinigami Ageha… so now Rinne’s derelict house is suddenly filled with snake spirits! That’s just the slinky start of the latest set of missions for perennially broke half-human, half-Shinigami exorcist Rinne; his contracted black cat/demon Rokumon; and Rinne’s human classmate, partner in paranormal activities, and possible paramour Sakura “I see dead people” Mamiya. From ghostly class reunions to a flu so bad that you get it AFTER you die, the only thing you can be sure to expect is the unexpected in the second season of Rumiko Takahashi’s RIN-NE!

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.


SoftCel Pictures (18+ Adult)
Gatchaman / Kagaku Ninja-Tai Gatchaman (TV / OVA / Movies)
Sentai Filmworks Home Video MIA Thread
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###Sentai Shop

July 4

<b>Gatchaman Fighter</b>

Gatchaman Fighter Complete Collection DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation

July 11

<b>Gate</b>

GATE Complete Collection BD
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; Animated Comic; Japanese Promos

GATE Complete Collection DVD
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; Animated Comic; Japanese Promos

GATE Premium Box Set
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; Animated Comic; Japanese Promos; Weapon Replica, Flag, Patch, Art Book, Art Cards

July 18

<b>Time Jam: Valerian & Laureline</b>

Time Jam: Valerian & Laureline Complete Collection DVD
Language: English
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation

July 25

<b>Monster Musume</b>

Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls Complete Collection BD
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; Music Videos x2; Japanese TV Spots; Japanese Promos; Monster Shorts 1-60; Outtakes

Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls Complete Collection DVD
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; Music Videos x2; Japanese TV Spots; Japanese Promos; Monster Shorts 1-60; Outtakes

Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls Premium Box Set
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; Music Videos x2; Japanese TV Spots; Japanese Promos; Outtakes; Soundtrack, Pin Up Art Book, Poster, Lenticular Card, Stickers, Bestiary Art Cards

<b>RIN-NE 2</b>

RIN-NE 2 Complete Collection BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation

RIN-NE 2 Complete Collection DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation

###RightStuf links

July 4

<b>Gatchaman Fighter</b>

Gatchaman Fighter DVD
Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Clean Opening and Clean Closing Animation

July 11

<b>The Devil's Virgins</b>

The Devil’s Virgins Blu-ray
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Reversible Cover

<b>Gate</b>

GATE Blu-ray
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Animated Comic, Japanese Promos, Clean Opening Animation and Clean Closing Animation

GATE DVD
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Animated Comic, Japanese Promos, Clean Opening Animation and Clean Closing Animation

GATE Premium Edition Box Set Blu-ray/DVD
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Japanese Promos, Clean Opening Animation and Clean Closing Animation, Chipboard box, 168-Page Hard Cover Booklet, Rory’s Axe Replica, 6 Double Sided Art Cards, Patch, Dragon Logo Banner and an Animated Comic.

July 18

<b>Time Jam: Valerian & Laureline</b>

Time Jam Valerian & Laureline DVD
Language: English
Special Features: Clean Opening and Clean Closing Animation

July 25

<b>Monster Musume</b>

Monster Musume Everyday Life with Monster Girls Blu-ray
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Music Videos, Japanese TV Spots & Promos, Outtakes, Almost Every Day! Shorts, Clean Opening Animation and Clean Closing Animation

Monster Musume Everyday Life with Monster Girls DVD
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Music Videos, Japanese TV Spots & Promos, Outtakes, Almost Every Day! Shorts, Clean Opening Animation and Clean Closing Animation

Monster Musume Everyday Life with Monster Girls Premium Edition Box Set Blu-ray/DVD
Languages: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Music Videos, Japanese TV Spots & Promos, Outtakes, Almost Every Day! Shorts, Clean Opening Animation and Clean Closing Animation, Chipboard Box, Booklet, Audio CD, Static Cling, Art Cards, Lenticular Card, Rolled Long Poster, and Mature Content Sticker

<b>RIN-NE 2</b>

RIN-NE Season 2 Blu-ray
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Clean Opening and Clean Closing Animation

RIN-NE Season 2 DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Clean Opening and Clean Closing Animation


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Buy:

  • GATE COMPLETE COLLECTION

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Buys:

GATE
Monster Musume

Mark Gosdin


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Buys
My Poor Poor Wallet (Although This should be my last big Sentai month for the forseeable future):smiley:
GATE (Premium)
Monster Musume (Premium)
Gatchaman Fighter

MIA Thread Updated:

@Slowhand I’m assuming the Almost Daily Life shorts are included in the Premium edition even though they aren’t listed (They are listed in the regular Editions)

Edit: here’s the description from Sentai’s website on the Premium Edition of Monster Musume


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Would that be the Almost Every Day shorts?

Yes, they’re on the LE


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Definite buy:
Monster Musume Premium Box

Possible buy
Gate Complete Series

Kind of surprised to see an 18+ title though. Didn’t know Section 23 still licensed those types of shows.


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@MaouSadao

In February, Section23 announced SoftCel Pictures. This is a new branding for hentai anime.

There is also a thread dedicated to this label.


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Late Addition to the July Slate

July 11

ONIGIRI Exclusive Bundle
Languages: English, Japanese
Extras: Clean Opening Animation, Exclusive T-shirt, 3D Lenticular Poster, 3 Double-sided Art Cards

Onigiri is being released as a special bundle that you can ONLY get on the Sentai Filmworks shop.


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Gate, Premium Box Set, pushed back to September 12, 2017