Section23 Films Announces November 2010 Slate


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Per PR:

FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE

[size=16]SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER SLATE[/size]
HOUSTON, August 17, 2010 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its NOVEMBER slate of releases, including XAM’D COLLECTION 2 which will be released on DVD and Blu Ray, from Section23 client Sentai Filmworks.

Product details follow, in order of release
Coming November 2010

Title: UTAKATA COLLECTION 1
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 11/2/2010
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Before you make a deal with a girl in a mirror, reflect seriously on the source of the offer. Ichika Tachibana fails to take this advice in order to retrieve a lost charm, and as a result suddenly ends up with the magical forces of a Djinn at her command. Sounds like a good deal, right? Wrong. At first things seem wondrous, with her new friend Manatsu assisting her via text messages and the occasional spell; but as her powers grow, Ichika’s situation quickly goes from magical to nightmarish, and she finds herself drawn into an ever expanding web of deceptions, lies and increasingly dangerous situations. For what she’s really done is subjected herself to seeing mankind as the Djinn see them. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to place a high value on human life. Not all fairy tales are for children as small charms lead to deadly conclusions in UTA-KATA- THE COMPLETE SERIES!

Title: XAM’D COLLECTION 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 11/9/2010
Format: DVD
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Get ready for a second collection of awesome mecha action with the anime hit XAM’D! Akiyuki isn’t the only one who’s become possessed by the mysterious power that is Xam’d. Seems his friend Furuichi is also filled with the dangerous energy. But while Akiyuki tries to harness it, his friend seems hell-bent on letting the Xam’d control his every dangerous move. There are more powerful and dangerous Xam’ds working in every action-packed episode! So don’t miss XAM’D, the high-flying, heavy-armored action-adventure takes mecha anime to a whole new level!

Title: XAM’D COLLECTION 2 BLU-RAY EDITION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 11/9/2010
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Get ready for a second collection of awesome mecha action with the anime hit XAM’D! Akiyuki isn’t the only one who’s become possessed by the mysterious power that is Xam’d. Seems his friend Furuichi is also filled with the dangerous energy. But while Akiyuki tries to harness it, his friend seems hell-bent on letting the Xam’d control his every dangerous move. There are more powerful and dangerous Xam’ds working in every action-packed episode! So don’t miss XAM’D, the high-flying, heavy-armored action-adventure takes mecha anime to a whole new level!

Title: TAISHO BASEBALL GIRLS COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 11/16/2010
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: 1925 - six years since the end of the Great War, four years since women were allowed to join political associations and one year since Emperor Hirohito assumed the throne. Only thirteen years after the death of the Meiji Emperor, Japan is a nation re-inventing itself, swept by wave after wave of wars, disasters and political unrest. War looms in China, males over the age of 24 are about to receive the right to vote and a strange new type of school uniform called the “sailor suit” is being introduced. But at least the national pastime, baseball, remains bound by tradition, the exclusive realm of men and boys. Until now. When a local player arrogantly states that girls should become housewives instead of going to school, teenage firebrands Koume and Akiko respond by forming their own baseball team. It’s shocking. It’s scandalous. And yet, in a nation in which almost anything seems suddenly possible, it may just be the start of something greater than any nine girls can imagine. It’s not just a game, its history in the making in TAISHO BASEBALL GIRLS - COMPLETE COLLECTION!

Title: GHOST SWEEPER MIKAMI COLLECTION 1
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 11/23/2010
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: You say you got a ghost in your prefecture? In Japan that means you need to call Ghost Sweeper Mikami, the paranormal detective agency that’s a little abnormal. Okay, make that a LOT abnormal, but they DO specialize in disposing of things that most people don’t even believe exist. Run by the visually delicious and even more avaricious Reiko Mikami, and aided by the very perverted (but also very loyal) Tadao Yokoshima, they’ll take any case that pays. And Tadao will do anything that might let him sneak a peek at Reiko’s magnificent physique. How unfortunate for him that Reiko basically sees him as cannon-fodder, something that’s quite useful when your day to day business involves exorcising oni, yurei, yokai and anything else you might find in The Illustrated Bag of 100 Random Ghosts. For the supernatural services where the biggest bangs command the biggest bucks and the unexplained is usually expected, call on the first spectacular collection of GHOST SWEEPER MIKAMI!

Title: HELL GIRL: THREE VESSELS (SEASON 3) COLLECTION 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 11/30/2010
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Possessed by the spirit of Ai Enma and pulled into the fate of the Hell Girl, Yuzuki has struggled to cope with the terrifying burden. But even as she desperately attempts to maintain her own humanity, she finds the world around her slowly shattering into a terrifying series of riddles. Why has she been drawn into the world of the Hell Correspondence? What is her relationship to Ai? And has her ultimate destiny already been predetermined? As the powers of the Hell Girl continue to grow inside her, Yuzuki’s very existence is now at stake. Who and what is she, really? The shocking secrets of Yuzuki’s past are unlocked, the tragedies of Ai’s are revealed; and the torch of the Hell Girl is passed in the shocking final collection of HELL GIRL - THREE VESSELS.

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.


RightStuf Links

Ghost Sweeper Mikami DVD Collection 1 (S)
Hell Girl Season 3: Three Vessels DVD Collection 2 (S)
Taisho Baseball Girls DVD Complete Collection (S)
Utakata DVD Complete Collection (S)
Xam’d DVD Collection 2 (Hyb)
Xam’d Blu-ray Collection 2 (Hyb)


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I was expecting something a bit more substantial for November, but this is the largest number of releases we’ve seen them do in a single month in some time. I downright shocked to see another sports title in the mix. Maybe those sub-only Eyeshield 21 releases haven’t done too terribly.

Utakata sounds interesting, so I will be checking that out as well as grabbing the second X’amd and Hell Girl sets. I’m sure I will add Ghost Sweeper Mikami to my collection at some point as well.


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I’m behind today since I had to cleanse the evil from my shelves.
For me:
UTAKATA COLLECTION
XAM’D COLLECTION 2
TAISHO BASEBALL GIRLS COMPLETE COLLECTION (WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA?)(Sports anime usually either kids anime or really great masterpieces not enough people give a shot.)
GHOST SWEEPER MIKAMI COLLECTION 1
HELL GIRL: THREE VESSELS (SEASON 3) COLLECTION 2

I figured after what they had for Oct and the fact November is a slow month for Anime it would be a light month.

UTAKATA’s listing in the press release is wrong it’s only 1 set.


#4

GS Mikami will probably be a purchase when it comes out… And that’s a nice turnout from PR to solicitation. We’re still waiting for Guin Saga’s solicitation, afterall.

Also, Taisho Baseball Girls will probably be a purchase as well, as that title did have my interest when it aired, but I never got around to actually watching it. And while Utakata doesn’t do anything for me, the fact that it’s an anime from 2004 is very welcoming… There’s a certain anime I would love to see licensed more than anything that had its first season aired in 2004; the exact same months that Utakata aired, October to December, in fact.

The idea that Sentai is willing to license anime from 2004 now as well as the idea that they’re still willing to license sports anime just makes me hope ever more and more that they’ll license the Ring ni Kakero 1 anime. Hey, a guy can dream, right?


#5

Utakata sounds interesting since in fiction deals with Djinn have tended not to go well and looks like they kept that.


#6

Yea that baseball one sounds like there would be some colorful dialog in it.


#7

RightStuf Links

Ghost Sweeper Mikami DVD Collection 1 (S)
Hell Girl Season 3: Three Vessels DVD Collection 2 (S)
Taisho Baseball Girls DVD Complete Collection (S)
Utakata DVD Complete Collection (S)
Xam’d DVD Collection 2 (Hyb)
Xam’d Blu-ray Collection 2 (Hyb)

Also added to first post.


#8

Wait just noticed they doing Ghost Sweeper Mikami in what looks like 3 to 4 cour. Seems a little dumb with that old of a series.


#9

psychopuppet wrote:

Yeah, I was kind of hoping that maybe Sentai would have handled Mikami more like how they handled Glass Mask… Just without the STACKpaks.

But getting it this quickly after it was announced is nice enough.