Section23 Films Announces July Slate

Apr 11th 2012
CLANNAD: AFTER STORY BLU-RAY Available on July 24th

HOUSTON, April 11, 2012 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its July slate of releases; including CLANNAD: AFTER STORY. The Complete Collection will be released on BLU-RAY by Section23 client, Sentai Filmworks


Product details follow, in order of release

Coming July 2012


Title: HIDAMARI SKETCH SPECIALS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 50 min.
Street Date: 7/3/2012
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $14.98

SYNOPSIS: Even though studying at a prestigious art school like Yamabuki is hard work, the girls who live at the Hidamari Apartments always manage to squeeze in time for a little fun and exploration. And when they actually get a day off? Watch out world! Yuno, Sae, Hiro, Miyako and new students Nori and Nazuna return to create another masterpiece of life as art, with all new adventures that include swimming, pajama parties, trips to the art museum and even an all-you-can-eat diner courtesy of the landlady! Of course, there's always a little housework that has to be squeezed in, but with a pinch of resourcefulness and a dash of creativity, even the most onerous of chores can be turned into something magical. Get ready for another illustrious collection of life, laughter and togetherness as Yuno and her friends always put a little love in their art in HIDAMARI SKETCH X SP!


Title: NEEDLESS COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 7/3/2012
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $79.98

SYNOPSIS: The year is 2130 and the world has been decimated by a devastating third world war, making the planet a dangerous, apocalyptic hellhole. There is, however, one hope-Adam Blade, a fake priest with big fists and a nasty disposition. Still, he's the closest thing this world's got to a superhero. But like any superhero, he has a weakness. Though in Adam's case, it isn't Kryptonite; it's cuties in sexy little outfits, usually of the schoolgirl variety. Big bloody battles and a liberal dose of fan-service have made Needless one of the craziest, most action-packed anime series in years. And now every episode of Needless is right here-so you can get what you want and what you need in one complete series!


Title: NEEDLESS COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 7/3/2012
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: The year is 2130 and the world has been decimated by a devastating third world war, making the planet a dangerous, apocalyptic hellhole. There is, however, one hope-Adam Blade, a fake priest with big fists and a nasty disposition. Still, he's the closest thing this world's got to a superhero. But like any superhero, he has a weakness. Though in Adam's case, it isn't Kryptonite; it's cuties in sexy little outfits, usually of the schoolgirl variety. Big bloody battles and a liberal dose of fan-service have made Needless one of the craziest, most action-packed anime series in years. And now every episode of Needless is right here-so you can get what you want and what you need in one complete series!


Title MAHOROMATIC ULTIMATE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 725 min.
Street Date: 7/10/2012
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Mahoro has just 398 days left to live. A military android created by VESPER to combat the alien menace of the Saint, her operational lifecycle is winding down when, with just over a year to go, she is given the choice to retire from active service and do anything she wishes in her last days. Her unexpected choice, however, is to serve as maid and bodyguard to a very surprised teenage boy! But Suguru Misato isn't just any teenager. He's the son of Mahoro's former commander and is already in the crosshairs of the aliens! However, Mahoro isn't any ordinary combat android either. Using captured Saint technology, her creators may have given her something no android has ever had before: a soul. From the legendary Studio Gainax (NEON GENESIS EVANGELION) comes an amazing saga of life, love and combat! And the complete epic tale, including two new, never before released episodes, is collected here for the first time in MAHOROMATIC - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION!


Title: MAHOROMATIC: I'M HOME!
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 50 min.
Street Date: 7/10/2012
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: As Mahoro's life timer rapidly approaches her two hundred and fiftieth day, a more joyous chronological observance occurs to distract her: the 120th anniversary of the founding of the town of Hiryushi. And as part of the celebration, Suguru, Miyuki, Hamaji and several other friends have come up with the perfect tribute: a Maid Café! Unfortunately, their Maid Café may end up completely Maid-less, as Mahoro and Minawa are attacked by Management forces under the command of Feldrance! For all those who've longed for just a little more Mahoro, prepare to return to the world of the hit series once more in this very special side story- Mahoromatic: I'm Home!


Title: BOOK OF BANTORRA COLLECTION 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 350 min.
Street Date: 7/17/2012
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: As the Shindeki Church marches forward with their plans of conquest, Hamyuts Maseta and the Armed Librarians continue to struggle against them. However, the path to victory is a long and dangerous one, not easily navigated. Along the way, friends will be lost, new allies gained and blood will assuredly be shed. With the whole world seemingly turned against them and the Library facing its darkest hour, does Hamyuts still have a trick or two up her sleeve? Find out in the exciting final chapters of The Book of Bantorra Collection 2!


Title: PSYCHIC SQUAD COLLECTION 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 7/17/2012
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Growing up is hard enough for most girls, but for Class 7 espers Kaoru, Shiho and Aoi, who have to do it while also protecting the world as part of B.A.B.E.L., it's even rougher. It's bad enough that they're feared by most of the population just for being what they are, but when they also have to act as police against other older and more experienced espers AND still go to school, they're getting an early education into how unfair the real world can be. And just to make matters worse, now there's an esper vigilante to deal with and a new mysterious organization called P.A.N.D.R.A. on the rise. Can the girls' highly put-upon supervisor and guardian Minamoto keep his charges from losing control in every possible sense? The action continues as three little girls with Class 7 sized growing pains threaten to bring down the house in the second mind-blowing collection of PSYCHIC SQUAD!


Title: CLANNAD: AFTER STORY COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 625 min.
Street Date: 7/24/2012
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: A few months have passed since Tomoya declared his love to Nagisa. Now their relationship is entering a new phase, and neither is quite sure where it will take them. As their friends move on to lives of their own, Tomoya and Nagisa get ready to start a family of their own. But Nagisa's health has always been precarious, and an event that should bring nothing but joy delivers tragedy instead. Now Tomoya must learn to accept the bitter with the sweet and to understand that the most important thing is to hold onto love, no matter what. Don't miss the heartbreak and triumph of the masterful conclusion to one of the most beloved anime series ever in CLANNAD: AFTER STORY!


Title: THE KUNOICHI
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 65 min.
Street Date: 7/24/2012
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: As the long, brutal and bloody war between the Iga and Koga ninja wages on, it is the women of the rival clans who pay the heaviest price. The kunoichi must fight alongside their fathers and brothers, they must bury their sons and their husbands, and when captured themselves, are denied an honorable death and instead reduced to sex slaves for the purpose of slaking the savage and twisted desires of their former foes. But when Iga warriors Shimotsuki and Hyotsu kidnap four Koga women, they soon learn that killing the beautiful ninja girl Kisaragi would have been a far wiser course of action. For a kunoichi is never unarmed, even when naked, and Kisaragi is deadlier than most. Rising martial arts superstar and Japanese Karate champion Rina Takeda explodes into action as prey becomes the hunter in THE KUNOICHI!.


Title: THE DEVIL'S FEAST
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 67 min.
Street Date: 7/31/2012
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: When the beautiful Kumiko joins the editorial desk at a small local newspaper, the most deeply kept secrets of the rich and powerful leader of a religious cult suddenly begin finding their way into print in blistering exposes. Scandalous exposes which have even more shocking repercussions for the paper's sales manager, Okomoto, and his elegant wife Shizuyo. Ensnared in the escalating war of wits and chains between the sadistic cult master and Kumiko, his former sex slave, Shizuyo finds herself strung in the rope bonds of a ruthless game that mixes sensuality with humiliation. Could it be that Shizuyo's only hope of release may come in the form of her own husband's mistress? Or is that exactly what the Devil has been planning on all along? From the novels of the late, legendary SM Master Oniroku Dan, prepare to be served a dark and unsettling vision of twisted lust and inhuman bondage: THE DEVIL'S FEAST!


Title: HATSUKOI LIMITED COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 7/31/2012
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Romance is a funny thing: you hear about it, read about and dream about it, but it always seems to elude you… until it actually happens, in a way you never imagined it, and knocks you off your feet! At least, that's how it SEEMS to feel to young Ayumi and her friends, all just entering the eighth grade, as, one by one, they discover that love is infectious and you can catch it from anyone! Now Ayumi's torn between two brothers, Koyoi has an altogether different kind of brother issue and budding theatrical impresario Sumire seems ready to do anything to land her leading man. Then there's tom-boy Rika, aspiring artist Nao, Kei, who's very 'mature' for her age and older girl Misaki who really IS more mature. Oh, and the guys? They're just as clueless and entangled in the complex web of relationships that's called growing up! That most infections of all ailments, the 'love bug,' is about to bowl over the student body of an entire school in HATUSUKOI LIMITED!



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.

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