Section23 Films Announces September 2018 Slate


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER SLATE

Princess Principal Available September 25th

HOUSTON, May 24, 2018 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its September slate of releases which includes Sentai Filmworks smash hit, Princess Principal, available on Blu-ray and in a special Limited Edition Premium Box Set!

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming September 2018

Title: FRAME ARMS GIRL BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 9/4/2018
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: When Ao found the package on her doorstep, she thought it was a present from her father, but inside the box was something truly unexpected: Gourai! A Frame Arms Girl, Gourai is a walking, talking, miniature artificial person with the intelligence of a ten-year-old human and a selection of snap-on weapons and armor. And the reason Gourai needs armor quickly becomes clear as two more Frame Arms Girls, Stylet and Baselard, arrive intent on testing Gourai’s combat capabilities! It seems that Ao has been chosen to help test a new toy line and the good news is that she’ll get paid for hosting her diminutive charges’ battles! Of course, since they’re mainly interested in fighting and gathering information, things are going to get awkward when they follow her to school in FRAME ARMS GIRL!

Title: GLASS MASK (1984) BLU-RAY
Published by: Maiden Japan
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 550 min.
Street Date: 9/4/2018
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: It seems like a fairy tale story. Plucked from obscurity by the legendary actress Chigusa Tsukikage, 13-year-old Maya Kitajima is given the chance of a lifetime and the opportunity to study at a legendary acting school. She’ll also find an archrival, however, and Ayumi Himekawa is as determined to be the greatest actress of her generation as Maya is. To succeed, each girl must conquer every acting challenge placed in front of her and then push even further as they aim for the same ultimate goal: the role of the Crimson Goddess in the play of the same name, a part created by Chigusa herself. All the world is the stage as the ultimate dramatic rivalry begins in the original anime classic GLASS MASK!

Title: ACTION HEROINE CHEER FRUITS BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 9/11/2018
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Ann seems like a normal girl, but secretly she’s obsessed with the “local super heroines” who perform in shows that promote regional products and tourist sites across Japan. So when Ann is approached by Mikan to put on a private heroine show for Mikan’s younger sister, Ann jumps at the chance to live out her fantasies. And when their student council president, Misaki, sees the two girls rehearsing, she realizes that a local superhero show might be the way to rescue their town from serious financial jeopardy! But can they recruit all the girls and resources needed in the short time before the bills come due? It’ll take a superhuman effort and a lot of favors from friends, but these real life heroines might just save the day in ACTION HEROINE CHEER FRUITS!

Title: VATICAN MIRACLE EXAMINER BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 9/11/2018
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Miracles don’t happen every day. But when something impossible happens that seems to be the work of supernatural forces or higher powers, it’s the duty of the Assembly of Saints and their agents to investigate. Their job is to determine whether each incident is explainable via previously undisclosed information, a part of some plot to take advantage of the people’s faith, or a genuine miraculous event. Priests Josef Kou Hiraga and Roberto Nicholas specialize in unveiling the truth and unearthing secrets that others might wish to keep buried, but when they’re sent to Mexico to investigate reports of a virgin birth, they end up in danger of being buried themselves. Murder, demonic summoning and deals with the devil are just the beginning of a new war against the ultimate darkness by the VATICAN MIRACLE EXAMINER!

Title: GUNPARADE MARCH
Published by: Maiden Japan
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 9/18/2018
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: In 1945, the alien invasion ended World War II and united humanity against a common enemy. Now, more than 50 years later and after countless deaths, a new group of teenagers has been drafted to train as pilots of the advanced combat mecha known as Humanoid Walking Tanks (HWTs). For Atsushi Hayami and the rest of Unit 5121, the odds of living to see their twenties now depends on the hardened battle steel of their armor, the courage and strength of their comrades in arms and the tactics of superior officers who see them as game pieces to be played against the Phantom Beasts. Friendships and love blossom against a battle-torn landscape, and every day is another desperate struggle to survive a seemingly endless war in GUNPARADE MARCH!

Title: NEGIMA! BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 650 min.
Street Date: 9/18/2018
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: Putting a 10-year-old boy in charge of a class full of teenage girls would normally sound like a really bad idea, but that’s what Negima Springfield has to do when he’s assigned to teach English at the exclusive Mahora Academy. Making matters worse, the class in question is Class 2-A, where the students all have unusual skills and secrets and some aren’t even human! Fortunately, Negima isn’t a normal 10 year old. He’s also secretly a wizard, which is a good thing since Negi’s lesson plans are constantly being interrupted by ghosts, vampires, ninjas, time travelers and even cheerleaders! Can magic help when more than a few of his students start to have romantic feelings towards him? Prepare to be enchanted by the most charming wizard ever in NEGIMA!

Title: PRINCESS PRINCIPAL
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 9/25/2018
Format: BD, PBS LE delayed until Dec 11, 2018
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98, $179.98

SYNOPSIS: Early in the 20th century, the discovery of Cavorite, an anti-gravity substance, gave birth to a technological renaissance including the development of giant airships and other fantastical inventions. However, the scientific revolution was not the only one afoot, as Great Britain was torn in two by an armed rebellion when the oppressed poor finally turned on the ruling elite. Now the Commonwealth has a plan to take Albion by stealth, substituting their undercover operative Ange for the beautiful young Princess Charlotte. But Charlotte and Ange both have surprises in store for their respective governments and instead hatch a plan wherein the Princess herself will act as an agent in exchange for help in claiming the throne! A dazzling team of femme fatales sets out to rule Britannia and English History will never be the same in PRINCESS PRINCIPAL!

Title: SCUM’S WISH BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 9/25/2018
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Hanabi has loved her older friend Narumi for years, but she’s still in high school and not only is Narumi now her new homeroom teacher, he’s also clearly in love with the music teacher, Akane. And as awkward as being the unwanted third in a romantic triangle can be, things become even more twisted for Hanabi when she learns that another student, Mugi, is in love with Akane. That leads to a strange idea: since the ones that Mugi and Hanabi are in love with aren’t available, the two unrequited thirds start to explore the idea of becoming each other’s substitute surrogate relationship. It’s not about romance, of course. Just sex and convenience. Or at least that’s what they keep telling themselves as love’s wires become hopelessly crossed and ensnarled in SCUM’S WISH.

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.


Gunparade March / Gunparade March: Aratanaru Kougunka
Sentai Filmworks Home Video MIA Thread
Glass Mask / Glass no Kamen
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Sentai Shop links

September 4, 2018

Frame Arms Girl


Frame Arms Girl Complete Collection

Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animations (x2); Clean Closing Animations (x12)

Glass Mask 1984


Glass Mask (1984) Complete Collection

Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation

September 11, 2018

Action Heroine Cheer Fruits

Action Heroine Cheer Fruits Complete Collection
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation (x3); Clean Closing Animation (x3)

Vatican Miracle Examiner

Vatican Miracle Examiner Complete Collection
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; OVA

September 18, 2018

Gunparade March

Gunparade March Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Pending

Negima!


Negima! Complete Collection

Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Clean Opening Animations (x7); Clean Closing Animations (x3); Recording of “To the Shining You ~ Peace”

September 25, 2018

Princess Principal

Princess Principal Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Japanese Promos (x7); Japanese Commercials (x2); Picture Dramas (x6); Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation

Princess Principal Premium Box Set
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Japanese Promos (x7); Japanese Commercials (x2); Picture Dramas (x6); Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation; Box Set Contents - 3 Booklets: Storyboard (176 pages), Secret Files (144 pages), Staff & Cast Interviews (8 pages), Metal Coasters (x4), 13x30 Fabric Poster

Scum's Wish

Scum’s Wish Complete Collection
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Extras: Japanese Trailers (x4); Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animations (x2)

RightStuf links

September 4, 2018

Frame Arms Girl

Frame Arms Girl Blu-ray
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Clean Opening & Closing Animations

Glass Mask 1984

Glass Mask Blu-ray
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Clean Opening & Closing Animations

September 11, 2018

Action Heroine Cheer Fruits

Action Heroine Cheer Fruits Blu-ray
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Clean Opening & Closing Animations

Vatican Miracle Examiner

Vatican Medical Examiner Blu-ray
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Clean Opening & Clean Closing Animations; OVA

September 18, 2018

Gunparade March

Gunparade March DVD
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Japanese Promos; Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation

Negima!


Negima! Complete Collection

Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Japanese Promos; Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation

September 25, 2018

Princess Principal

Princess Principal Blu-ray
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Japanese Promos & Commercials; Picture Dramas; Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation

Princess Principal Premium Edition Box Set Blu-ray
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Japanese Promos & Commercials; Picture Dramas; Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation, chipboard box, Storyboard, Secret Files and the Staff Interview Booklets, a Set of 4 Metal Drink Coasters, and a 20 x 44 inch Fabric Poster

Scum's Wish

Scum’s Wish Blu-ray
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
Special Features: Japanese Trailers; Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation


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Buy

-Princess Principal PBS (Although Kind of Disappointed there wasn’t a C-Ball Prop that had a green LED in it that Glowed Green when you pressed the button)

MIA Thread Updated:


#4

Nothing of interest to me this month.

Maybe:

  • PRINCESS PRINCIPAL

#5

When I have the money…

Princess Principal PBS

Possible buy

Scum’s Wish


#6

no “must buys” for this month, a couple of maybe but those can wait…:slightly_smiling_face:


#7

Some pretty interesting titles on that list :slight_smile:


#8

I hate the fact that I haven’t had a buy in a while because of Anime Strike. And I haven’t had time to catch up on anything they had. (well, there was one show, but I hated it, and it’s on this list.)


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Princess Principal and Scum’s Wish are definites. I will probably grab Negima as well, since I never picked up the second season on DVD. I will probably grab Vatican Miracle Examiner as well, just because it was so laughably over the top at times. It’s like something that would have aired on USA Up All Night back in the day.


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