Section23 Films Announces October 2011 Slate


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[size=16]SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES OCTOBER SLATE[/size]
GLASS MAIDEN COMPLETE COLLECTION Available on October 4th

HOUSTON, July 20, 2011 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its October slate of releases; including the exciting sci-fi meets private eye series, GLASS MAIDEN. The complete collection will be released on DVD by the exciting new anime label and Section23 client, Maiden Japan.

Product details follow, in order of release
Coming October 2011

Title: GLASS MAIDEN COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Maiden Japan
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 10/4/2011
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Shu’s a detective, the brooding, enigmatic type with an eye for the ladies. Together with his kid brother Akira, and ‘the girls’ Manami and Ayaka, he runs an investigative agency that takes on the odd case here and there. Okay, odder than usual, given that their main broker is a cross-dresser and their closest associate’s a doctor with a ‘thing’ about cosplay. And then the oddest case of all comes through: a ‘package’ intended for ‘delivery’ that turns out to be a lot more trouble than expected. You see, Shu’s always considered himself a quick study (he can see through most lies in a second) but when he goes head on with a girl who doesn’t even know who she is, he’ll be seeing through more than he ever imagined seeing through. Unfortunately, there are other people who want Sara back and they know a lot more about who, and what, she actually is than she does! Old fashioned detective work meets the latest in modern weapons technology as sci-fi meets private eye in GLASS MAIDEN - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!

Title: LA CORDA D’ORO ~ PRIMO PASSO COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 650 min.
Street Date: 10/4/2011
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: At the Seiso Academy, there are two kinds of students: those enrolled in the world famous music curriculum and those enrolled in the far less demanding general studies program. Kahoko Hino falls into the latter category; a completely average student who isn’t even interested in music. All that changes, however, when Kahoko is given a magic violin by Lili, a fairy who lives inside the academy! Now she’s an outstanding new prodigy. The problem is that, although only Hino knows it, she doesn’t play the same way as all of the other students. But is it really just the magic violin that makes the difference? Or are Hino’s growing respect and feelings for others in her class changing things too? One way or another, she’ll have to face the music in La Corda d’Oro ~ Primo Passo - The Complete Collection!

Title: KOBATO COLLECTION 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 10/11/2011
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Seeking the right to keep her magical flask, Kobato has been working as hard as she can to ease the pain in others hearts. Unfortunately, there are some jobs that seem to defy even her ability and one of those has become far more personal than she should have ever allowed it to become. The nursery where Fujimoto works is in trouble, and nothing Kobato can do seems to make things any better. Worse, while her magic healing flask is filling with kompeitos, the negative emotions she pulls from the others that she helps, she cannot tell Fujimoto about how she herself truly feels, and Ioryogi knows that the time given to Kobato in order to prove herself is rapidly running out. Will Kobato’s time run out before she can ease the heart of the one closest to her? Her fate, and that of all those she loves, will be revealed in the second and final collection of Kobato!

Title: PRINCESS TUTU COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: AEsir Holdings
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 650 min.
Street Date: 10/11/2011
Format: DVD
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $39.98

SYNOPSIS: A klutzy teen is transformed into a magical ballerina princess, but don’t let that fool you! Dark and sophisticated, this modern fairy tale is more Brothers Grimm than Disney!

Title: HELL GIRL: TWO MIRRORS COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 650 min.
Street Date: 10/18/2011
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Whenever there has been Hell to pay, Ai Enma has been the collector. Whatever damnation you wish on another, she can deliver. At the cost of your own soul, of course. This is why she is known as the Hell Girl. Remorseless and implacable, she is the physical embodiment of revenge. But now, after endless years serving the depraved demands of vengeance obsessed mortals, cracks have begun to form in her once emotionless façade and she must take a journey she never expected, to answer the question she’s never dared to ask before: when you’re already in Hell, are you allowed to die? The volatile emotions that Ai has kept entombed in her soul have begun to exhume themselves and the answer lies buried in HELL GIRL - TWO MIRRORS - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!

Title: RAY COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Maiden Japan
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 10/18/2011
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: If you have enough money, you can buy anything. So why wait for an organ you need to become available? Raised to be harvested for parts, Ray had already lost her eyes when renegade surgeon Black Jack rescued her. Now, ten years later, she has grown up to be a surgeon herself. And thanks to the unique artificial eyes she received as replacements, she has with a reputation for performing incredible medical operations that no one else could even attempt. But unknown to any but a select few, her surgical endeavors are only part of a greater mission: to discover what happened to the other children she was raised with, and to find the men who stole the eyes she was born with and to bring them to justice. Vengeance wields a scalpel and sees with X-ray eyes in RAY - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!

Title: HIMAWARI! SEASON 1 COLLECTION
Published by: Maiden Japan
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 10/25/2011
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Himawari Hinata is NOT your typical Japanese school girl. In fact, ever since being rescued by a ninja when she was younger, her greatest ambition has been to become one herself. And now, finally, she’s got her shot at her dreams: the opportunity to study at Shinobi Gakuen in the Village of Mist, the elite academy where kunoichi, female ninjas, are trained. Unfortunately, Himawari isn’t as prepared as some of her fellow candidates and, on her very first day in the village, she ends up being saved by one of her teachers! To add to the embarrassment, the person who rescues her isn’t even a ninja! He’s Hayato Marikoji and HIS duty is to teach the ninja how to act like a normal person like himself! With that inauspicious start, will Himawari ever be able to gain entrance to the school? And if she does, can she meet the rigorous standards demanded by her teachers? And why does Hayato remind her so much of an important person from her past? With a whole school full of ninjas, there’s certain to be more going on than meets the eye in HIMAWARI! Season 1 Collection!

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:
Glass Maiden DVD Complete Collection (S)
Hell Girl Season 2: Two Mirrors DVD Complete Collection (S)
Himawari! (Season 1) DVD Complete Collection (S)
Kobato DVD Collection 2 (S)
La Corda d’Oro ~ Primo Passo ~ DVD Complete Collection (S)
Princess Tutu DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)
Ray DVD Complete Collection (S)


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Some interesting notes with this.

All of the recently announced Maiden Japan releases are coming out in one month instead of spread out. Hell Girl is starting to get collections and another old ADV title comes back under the AEsir Holdings. I can’t remember ,but I think this may be the first one to be fully under AEsir Holdings.


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I’ll be picking up:
GLASS MAIDEN COMPLETE COLLECTION
KOBATO COLLECTION 2
RAY COMPLETE COLLECTION
HIMAWARI! SEASON 1 COLLECTION

Will add Rightstuf links once they are up.


#4

Definite buys:
GLASS MAIDEN COMPLETE COLLECTION
RAY COMPLETE COLLECTION

Maybe:
HIMAWARI Season 1


#5

Rightstuf links are up on the first post.


#6

If that Princess Tutu set has the extras I will try to grab it.


#7

[quote=psychopuppet]
I can’t remember ,but I think this may be the first one to be fully under AEsir Holdings.[/quote]

I think Lady Death the Movie will be the first release from AEsir Holdings.

Anyway, Ray is the only definite purchase for me right now, but Glass Maiden and Princess Tutu are in the “maybe” category.


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[quote=LordGeo]

[quote=psychopuppet]
I can’t remember ,but I think this may be the first one to be fully under AEsir Holdings.[/quote]

I think Lady Death the Movie will be the first release from AEsir Holdings.[/quote]

Yeah you’re right. I try my hardest to forget about that movie. :laugh:


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psychopuppet wrote:

[quote]I’ll be picking up:
GLASS MAIDEN COMPLETE COLLECTION
KOBATO COLLECTION 2
RAY COMPLETE COLLECTION
HIMAWARI! SEASON 1 COLLECTION

Will add Rightstuf links once they are up.[/quote]

In the end only ended up ordering.
KOBATO COLLECTION 2
RAY COMPLETE COLLECTION
HIMAWARI! SEASON 1 COLLECTION

Glass Maiden all the reviews I’ve read are not encouraging guess I should have known from the way I felt about the sides when they were up from the show. So just going to watch online.