Section 23 Films Adds Patlabor Film, The World God Only Knows OVAs

posted on by Karen Ressler
Also: Ninja Scroll film release date set

North American anime distributor Section23 Films announced in its May release slate on Thursday that it will release Patlabor: The Movie on DVD and Blu-ray under its Maiden Japan imprint on May 5. In addition, Sentai Filmworks licensed The World God Only Knows OAVs and will release them as a set on Blu-ray and DVD on May 5.

Manga Entertainment and Bandai Visual USA previously released Patlabor: The Movie on DVD in North America in 2000 and 2006, respectively. Maiden Japan released the original Patlabor video anime series on Blu-ray and DVD and will ship the Patlabor: The New Files OVA in February.

The World God Only Knows OAV collection will consist of four OVAs: Four Girls and an Idol (The World God Only Knows: Four People and an Idol), The Reunion/The Encounter (The World God Only Knows: Tenri Arc), and The World God Only Knows: Magical Star Kanon 100%.

Sentai Filmworks plans to release the OVAs digitally as well.

The release slate announced the May 19 Blu-ray and DVD release of the Ninja Scroll film, which Sentai Filmworks licensed in 2012.

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