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Section23 Films Announces August Slate

WELCOME TO DEMON SCHOOL, IRUMA-KUN Available August 16th


HOUSTON, May 24, 2022 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its August slate of releases which includes the creatively funny comedy series WELCOME TO DEMON SCHOOL, IRUMA-KUN.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming August 2022

Title: SHIKIZAKURA
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 8/1/2022
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Kakeru miwa might have been a totally typical Japanese high school student, but his life quickly transforms into anything but ordinary when his morning trek to school crosses paths with beautiful shrine maiden Oka Myojin. That's because Oka belongs to a secret group dedicated to fighting demon oni who cross from their dimension into ours by possessing the bodies of humans! This isn't your classic exorcist type job either, as the only reliable way of defeating these invading monsters requires donning a Yoroi, an incredible armored battle suit powered by an arcane mix of mystical arts and beyond bleeding-edge technology, then taking the oni on in mortal combat! Is that shocking? Yes. Dangerous? Extremely. But it's also more interesting than school, and Kakeru is quickly lining up to defend mankind in SHIKIZAKURA!

Title: SHORT PEACE
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 68 min.
Street Date: 8/9/2022
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: Prepare your senses for animation on the cutting edge as Katsuhiro Otomo, the creator of AKIRA, unleashes the combined creative forces of Japan's newest animation masters! A lone traveler is confronted by unusual spirits in Shuhei Morita's Academy Award® nominee POSSESSIONS (TSUKUMO). A mysterious bear defends a royal family from a demon in GAMBO from director Hiroaki Ando featuring designs by NEON GENESIS EVANGELION's Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. Men battle robotic tanks in an apocalyptic Tokyo in A FAREWELL TO WEAPONS (BUKI YO SARABA), directed by MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM designer Hajime Katoki from Otomo's story, while Otomo himself takes the director's chair in the multi-award-winning saga of love, honor and firefighting in ancient Japan, COMBUSTIBLE (HI-NO-YOUJIN). See the films that are taking the critical world by storm as a new era in anime begins with Katsuhiro Otomo's SHORT PEACE!

Title: WELCOME TO DEMON SCHOOL, IRUMA-KUN
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 575 min.
Street Date: 8/16/2022
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: Iruma Suzuki's parents were horrible, nasty people who didn't just mistreat him, they literally sold his soul to a demon! Ironically, however, it turns out surprisingly well, as it seems that the Demon has always wanted a grandson and is determined to make Iruma fit into that role… even if that means that Iruma has to go to school with all the other demon kids. Since Iruma's never had a decent education, he's fine with that, but there's a catch: if anyone learns that he's human, his classmates will eat him! Talk about pressure to fit in! Amazingly, Iruma manages to blend in fairly well with his devilishly good new friends! Now, if he could only stop nearly giving himself away by trying to do nice things, he might even survive to graduate in WELCOME TO DEMON SCHOOL, IRUMA-KUN!

Title: IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?! III PREMIUM BOX SET
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 8/23/2022
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $179.98

SYNOPSIS: The rules of the Dungeon always seemed simple: Enter, avoid traps, kill monsters and gather treasure. But when Bell rescues a young vouivre, Wiene, who is capable of speaking, it changes his understanding of what the Dungeon's monsters could be. Unfortunately, the discovery of the Xenos, a secret group of monsters who all speak, reincarnate, and are capable of rational thought, isn't welcomed by all. With many of the Familias remaining determined to destroy all monsters on sight, Bell and the Hestia Familia quickly find themselves confronted on multiple fronts, even as other Familias work in secret to exploit the Xenos for their own sinister gains. And when the Xenos are forced to defend themselves, all hell breaks loose in the third amazing season of IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?

Title: GUGURE! KOKKURI-SAN
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 8/30/2022
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Tiny little Kohina is a very strange girl. She's so small that she could really be the living doll that she claims she is, her face seems totally devoid of expression, and she lives all by herself, subsisting entirely on a diet of instant noodles. So, when Kohina has the terrible idea of playing with a Kokkuri game and summoning ancient kokkuri spirits by herself, it's no surprise that she actually manages to make a fox spirit appear. What is a surprise, however, is that rather than doing the usual spirit-y sort of pranks and haunting her, the Kokkuri decides that what she needs is a protector and assigns that job to himself! And that's a good thing, because it turns out that he's not the only supernatural entity who becomes mysteriously fixated on her in Gugure! Kokkuri-san!

Title: RENT A GIRLFRIEND PREMIUM BOX SET
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 8/30/2022
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $199.98

SYNOPSIS: When Kinoshita Kazuya's new girlfriend brutally dumps him, he discovers a surprising new alternative - renting a girlfriend instead! However, while this does let Kazuya avoid the embarrassment of explaining to his friends and family why he's suddenly partner-less, he's unprepared for what happens when Mizuhara Chizuru arrives to fulfill his rental contract. Not only is she completely not what he expected, but her real life has a frightening number of cross-overs with his own! And when it turns out that his grandmother is just crazy about Chizuru, it's not like he can just swap her out for a different model! Or can he? Will Kazuya and Chizuru's relationship progress beyond a "goods purchased" mode? And what happens if Kazuya's ex-girlfriend decides to re-enter the picture? Find out when love and romance are delivered on an installment plan in RENT-A-GIRLFRIEND!

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.

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