Sentai Filmworks August 2010 slate


#1

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[size=16]SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES AUGUST SLATE[/size]
HOUSTON, May 21, 2010 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its August slate of releases, including Sola, the extraordinary series selected as best anime of 2007 in a poll of Japanese viewers, from Section23 client Sentai Filmworks.

Product details follow, in order of release.
Coming August 2010

Title: PRINCESS RESURRECTION COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 650 min.
Street Date: 8/3/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: When Hiro Hiyorimi tries to save a beautiful young woman from certain death, he ends up a dead hero himself! However, since the drop dead girl is Hime, daughter of the King of the Monsters, his “reward” is to come back as a not quite living soldier in her honor guard of horror! That means helping fight off the army of supernatural monstrosities Hime’s siblings are unleashing against her in hopes of moving up the ladder of succession; and if facing off with vampires and zombies isn’t bad enough, how can anyone be prepared for the REALLY weird ones like were-sharks, pandas and killer dumplings? This sure as hell isn’t the afterlife Hiro was hoping for, but the really sad part is that Hime is the good girl in all of this… or at least as close to good as you can come when you’re on the wrong side of the gates of hell! Get ready for the wildest animation about reanimation ever in PRINCESS RESURRECTION - The Complete Collection!

Title: SOLA COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 375 min.
Street Date: 8/3/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98
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SYNOPSIS: A boy with a secret he does not know. A girl who cannot live beneath the sun. And the sister whose own mysterious past ties them together. Welcome to SOLA, the extraordinary series selected as best anime of 2007 in a poll of Japanese viewers, winning double the votes of its nearest competitor and over a third of the 2 million vote total! After a chance encounter while preparing to photograph a sunrise, Yorito Morimiya finds his life becoming dangerously involved with a strange girl named Matsuri. By giving her shelter in his own home while his sister lies sick in the hospital, Yorito sets into motion a sequence of events that will shake everything he thought he knew about his world to the core. For even under a pure blue sky, there are secrets that begin on Earth and reach past the heavens, secrets that must never be revealed! Prepare for an experience like no other in SOLA - The Complete Collection!

Title: LA CORDA D’ORO ~ PRIMO PASSO COLLECTION 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 8/10/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Kahoko Hino’s life has been turned upside down ever since she was given a magic violin and entered in the Seiso Academy’s prestigious music competition. Now she’s an outstanding new prodigy… but 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 clouding her judgment? And then, just when she needs it the most, something terrible happens to Hino’s violin! The world of academic pursuit and the haven of music collide as disharmony enveloped ‘La Corda d’oro’ - Primo Passo - Collection Two!

Title: SHIGOFUMI COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 8/17/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Are some secrets best kept with the dead? For most Shigofumi Mail Carriers, charged with delivering messages from the recently departed to those left behind, the question is purely rhetorical as most Carriers are dead themselves and past the point of caring about the still breathing. The solemn girl known as Fumika, however, is all too aware of the mortal perspective, for she is still aging: an indicator that she is somehow, mysteriously, still alive. Yet, neither Fumika’s own personal tragedy nor the knowledge that her mail may be a mixed blessing at best will stay her grim determination to make her morbid rounds. Though the postal scales of fate may be eternally shifted, Fumika will make sure each posthumous posting from the ultimate dead letter office reaches its intended target, even when there’s deadly postage due! Neither rain nor sleet nor even death will stop the messages from beyond from coming in SHIGOFUMI – The Complete Collection!

Title: TYTANIA COLLECTION 1
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 8/24/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Through fear and conquest, the Empire of Valdana holds the future of most of human space within it’s the iron hands … and for generations, those hands have belonged to the Landless Lords of the ruling Tytania dynasty. But now the foundation of the empire is crumbling, pockets of rebellion are forming and when a mission sent to punish the city-state of Euriya is shockingly defeated, the man responsible becomes the target of a galaxy-wide manhunt! For Fan Hyurlick, architect of Tytania’s first defeat, glory becomes desperation as his own side betrays him. Now Fan must not only save his own life, but somehow turn the tables on opponents who have whole worlds to command! The legendary team of character designer Haruhiko Mikimoto and director Noboru Ishiguro, who redefined action anime in the legendary MACROSS, reunite to create a new epic space opera for the ages in the first spectacular volume of TYTANIA - Collection 1!


#2

Sola set from Bandai Entertainment has not even been out a year. Shigofumi and it were originally announced by the now Defunct Bandai Visual USA ,but Sola was later released by Bandai Entertainment. This has me wondering. Either Bandai Entertainment is in worse trouble they are letting on or the Japanese side is just selling off titles from the Bandai Visual USA titles or option 3 someone forgot it was already licensed over in Japan.


#3


Hmm, is that a Princess Resurrection dub, or is it just a re-packaging into a stack pack?


#4

[quote=TheCoffeeGod]

Hmm, is that a Princess Resurrection dub, or is it just a re-packaging into a stack pack?[/quote]

Rightstuf list it as sub-only so just a repack.


#5

I can’t say that I’m not disappointed by Princess Resurrection being sub-only, but I can understand it. It could have been spectacular with an ADV dub though.

I’m pretty damn surprised to see Sentai grab Sola, especially since Bandai just released a set last year. I have to wonder how they came to acquiring it. I never got around to grabbing the Bandai set, but I hear the subs were kinda bad. I hope they can fix them up a bit, but I’m not depending on it.

Shigofumi is a great pick up and I look forward to buying it. So I guess I will be grabbing everything except Princess Resurrection, as I already have the first two sets.


#6

I’m a little curious about the choices here. No offense to the titles ,but they are a weaker line up compared to June and July. In the end though if this was not intentional it may be for the best since one of the other companies has a pretty strong August line up.

I’ll probably give Tytania and Shigofumi a shot. Sola is at this point a maybe , have Princess Resurrection already and have no interest in the other title.

Way to much coming out over the summer to so its hard to say if that will stand by the time I pick up stuff from June and July.


#7

With most of Media Blasters schedule being up in the air, and Funimation releasing nothing of interest for me, it will mostly be Sentai in August as well for my cash. Though I can understand releasing smaller titles this month, considering what they are competing against.


#8

Let’s see, what to get this coming Aug.

**Princess Resurrection **- Unless it’s a new dub, not likely but one can dream, or has a spiffy new cover, pass.

Sola - Again, unless it’s new subs, which given the higher price than Bandai’s release could be a maybe, then it’s a pass.

**La Corda D’Oro **- Probable pass

Shigofumi - Will be a buy. Will be a nice companion to Hell Girl s.2. Morbid girls are sexy.

Tytiana - Buy as well. Always a sucker for space operas, whether visual or literary.

What, no more Switchblade titles?
How sad. :frowning:


#9

I’ve been wondering about Switchblade. The weird thing is, I was told by an MX Media rep that they had done subbing work on several Swithblade titles that had not been announced yet. This was a few months ago, and we haven’t had any solicitations from them since. It does not look good.


#10

Nothing really grabbing my interest except for maybe Tytania, but the Sola and Shogifumi licenses are certainly surprising.

My guess is that Bandai’s license of Sola was probably running out from when BV USA picked it up and they just rushed out the show last year just to please the people who wanted it.


#11

It’s also possible that Sola was linked to Shigofumi, and when they didn’t release the latter, they lost both. 2 or 3 years seems like a fairly short time for an anime license.

There is also the possible that Bandai just returned the licenses to focus on other properties.


#12

Maybe the SB titles were just war chest fatteners, and now that they have a nice phatty chest, they’re gonna lay low on them. Still makes me sad. :frowning:

No more zombies vs. schoolgirls. Or female power rangers kicking butt.


#13

Maybe they didn’t do that well, so the line was dropped, or significantly scaled back. Anyway, I hope we see some more Switchblade in the future though.


#14

I don’t think it’s a good sign for switchblade line that my order for venus ranger got canceled by right stuff as canceled by manufacture or buyer. I didn’t canceled so it had to be them and no longer available to order. :frowning:
Now to august line up: Sola I got to pick up a version of it so if I don’t get the bandai I will get the sentai. May get SHIGOFUMI and may try TYTANIA on Anime Network first. I already have princess resurrection and haven’t seen LA CORDA D’ORO.


#15

Sola, SHIGOFUMI and Tytania all look like they have potential. They all have some type of Sci-Fi influence, which I prefer. Sola would seem like the obvious choice(since it won anime series of the year in Japan) if I were to buy something, but SHIGOFUMI and Tytania both sound interesting. Has anyone seen any of these series yet?
Slick


#16

[quote=slickwolfie]
Sola, SHIGOFUMI and Tytania all look like they have potential. They all have some type of Sci-Fi influence, which I prefer. Sola would seem like the obvious choice(since it won anime series of the year in Japan) if I were to buy something, but SHIGOFUMI and Tytania both sound interesting. Has anyone seen any of these series yet?
Slick[/quote]

How could we have seen them? This is the first time they’ve been licensed. The only way to have seen them before this would have been by fansubbed downloads and we all know that’s wrong and don’t do such things. :stuck_out_tongue:


#17

[quote=Tonka]

[quote=slickwolfie]
Sola, SHIGOFUMI and Tytania all look like they have potential. They all have some type of Sci-Fi influence, which I prefer. Sola would seem like the obvious choice(since it won anime series of the year in Japan) if I were to buy something, but SHIGOFUMI and Tytania both sound interesting. Has anyone seen any of these series yet?
Slick[/quote]

How could we have seen them? This is the first time they’ve been licensed. The only way to have seen them before this would have been by fansubbed downloads and we all know that’s wrong and don’t do such things. :P[/quote]

I could have sworn someone said Bandai released at least one of the series before, but gave it up. Also, there have been plenty of series Section 23 picked up that were released before.
Slick


#18

[quote=slickwolfie]

[quote=Tonka]

[quote=slickwolfie]
Sola, SHIGOFUMI and Tytania all look like they have potential. They all have some type of Sci-Fi influence, which I prefer. Sola would seem like the obvious choice(since it won anime series of the year in Japan) if I were to buy something, but SHIGOFUMI and Tytania both sound interesting. Has anyone seen any of these series yet?
Slick[/quote]

How could we have seen them? This is the first time they’ve been licensed. The only way to have seen them before this would have been by fansubbed downloads and we all know that’s wrong and don’t do such things. :stuck_out_tongue: [/quote]

I could have sworn someone said Bandai released at least one of the series before, but gave it up. Also, there have been plenty of series Section 23 picked up that were released before.
Slick[/quote]

Yes, Bandai did release Sola late last year as an Anime Legends collection, which makes absolutely no sense. With not so great subs. Hopefully Sentai/S23 does a better job.


#19

If I am remembering right the Maiden Japan label is a division of Switchblade. Papillon Rose is shipping from Rightstuf at least. Though it is looking like the entire April line up from Switchblade never made it. Maybe Matt Greenfield just has not had the time with the new dubs going on and they postponed any future Switchblade releases. Without Dragoon around though to ask the tough questions I doubt we will ever know.

I know Switchblade was doing good for the first few months at least ,but had not heard anything since then.


#20

That could be the case. It seems Matt was the one doing a lot of scripting and translation work on the Switchblade titles, so that could explain the hold up.

And checking on it, it seems a lot of Switchblade titles have “Normally ships in 1-3 weeks” on Amazon. That usually means out of print, at least for now.

I hope some of their stuff is at least reprinted. I still have a couple titles I want to pick up from them.