Hidamari Sketch On Sale Today

HOUSTON, January 12, 2010 – Section23 Films, America's fastest-growing anime distributor, is pleased to announce two new DVDs on sale today. From Sentai Filmworks we have the comedy anime Hidamari Sketch, and from Switchblade Pictures there is the live action double feature Female Combatants Battle School / Demonic Heroine in Peril. Both new releases are available wherever DVDs are sold.

Hidamari Sketch Season 1 Collection is a slice of life comedy revolving around struggling art student Yuno and her eccentric neighbors from the boarding home near her school. This DVD release contains the entire first TV season plus two bonus episodes from the ongoing series.

SYNOPSIS: For years, Yunos dreamed of attending Yamabuki Arts High School; but now that she's been accepted, it means the scary prospect of moving away from her home and family for the first time! Fortunately, Yuno quickly learns that if her new neighbors at the eclectic Hidamari (Sunshine) Apartments aren't technically family, at least the majority share the bond of being fellow art students. From second year students like Hiro and Sae, who try to behave like helpful older sisters (mostly successfully) to her hyperactive new neighbor, classmate and best friend Miyako (who has the scariest apartment ever,) Yuno begins to build the support network she'll need for dealing with strange characters like her oddly masculine Landlady, her cosplay obsessed home room teacher, her tooth-chattering Principal and all of the other odd denizens who inhabit her chosen world of art. It won't be easy, and it won't always be pretty, but with her friends at her back, Yuno's going to reach for the stars in HIDAMARI SKETCH!

Running Time: 350 min.
Age Rating: TV PG
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
UPC: 814131013408
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date: 12/15/2009
Street Date: 1/12/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $39.98

Female Combatants Battle School / Demonic Heroine In Peril Double Feature is a double dose of super-powered bad girl hijinks, courtesy of the fiendish minds at Switchblade Pictures.

SYNOPSIS: In a switch on the usual, the Bad Girls get their chance to shine in a very special Switchblade Double Feature! First up, we've all seen hundreds of stories about the origins of both Superheros and Supervillains, but what about the origins of the Supervillain's MINIONS? At long last, the time has come to learn the secret story behind all those faceless, anonymous battle casualties! When a beautiful agent attempts to infiltrate the evil Dark Mist organization, she discovers just how hard (and frequently fatal) learning to be cannon fodder really is in FEMALE COMBATANTS BATTLE! Then, when a female assassin is sent out on her ultimate assignment: take out Trionger, a trio of semi-retired super-rangers in power armor (who may or may not have their own line of toys!) Unfortunately, she doesn't count on becoming friends with Trionger's unbelievably weird kid sidekick, thereby setting up a confrontation with her own malevolent masters in DEMONIC HEROINE IN PERIL!

Running Time: 154 min.
Age Rating: Unrated - V
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
CAT: SWB-0152
UPC: 814131015204
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date: 12/15/2009
Street Date: 1/12/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98

Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, 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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