With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Monday, December 01, 2014

Section23 Films has announced its March 2015 slate of releases


Home video distributor Section23 Films has announced its March slate of releases, including the continued hit series The World God Only Knows ~ Goddesses, which will be released on both DVD & Blu-ray.

Product details follow, in order of release.

Title: OUTBREAK COMPANY COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 3/3/2015
Format: DVD, BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98, $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Shinichi Kanou's father writes novels and his mother illustrates erotic video games, so it's not unexpected that he'd end up as a fan of comics and science fiction. However, rather than channeling his efforts into creating like his parents, he has instead become one of the world's foremost experts on "moe," with an encyclopedic knowledge of all things cute and adorable in every conceivable form of animation and media. This sort of explains Shinichi's recruitment as an ambassador for moe to the Holy Erudanto Kingdom, a parallel world where things that previously only existed in anime actually exist! So how will a hot blooded young otaku react when dropped into a world with actual cute and adorable elf maids and dragons? More importantly, how will THEY react to this drooling devotee with diplomatic credentials? And even more to the point, exactly WHY does the Japanese government feel that sending someone to represent Japan's moe interests is a good idea in the first place? Sorry, no spoilers! If you want to learn more, you'll have to come along for the adventure as the ultimate anime fans' fanboy fantasy unfurls in OUTBREAK COMPANY.


Title: FAMILIAR OF ZERO: KNIGHT OF THE TWIN MOONS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 3/10/2015
Format: DVD, BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98, $59.9

SYNOPSIS: Hiraga Saito was just a typical Japanese teenager when he was accidentally summoned to become the familiar of Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière, whose magical skills were so poor that she was called Louise the Zero. Now, however, Saito's distinguished himself as a hero, while Louise has started to get a handle on her ability to use Void magic. And, more importantly, Saito is now Louise's familiar of his own free will. So, has that made any difference in their "professional" relationship? Well, let's just say that it's still so full of ups and downs that it ought to be a thrill ride attraction-a really rickety thrill ride attraction filled with dangerous objects like riding crops and things that explode messily. That doesn't mean that they're not ready to spring into action the minute the newly crowned Queen Henrietta has been kidnapped, but with a new war brewing will they be able to find a way to work together that doesn't end with Saito getting the wrong end of Louise's stick? Or will Louise still end up hurting the one she… has a "professional relationship" with in FAMILIAR OF ZERO: KNIGHT OF THE TWIN MOONS.


Title: THE WORLD GOD ONLY KNOWS ~ GODDESSES
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 3/10/2015
Format: DVD, BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98, $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Dating Game master Keima Katsuragi's skills at conquering hearts in the virtual world have translated into real life so well that he and Spirit Hunter associate Elsie have already captured 14 of the runaway spirits that have been attaching themselves to the souls of different girls. But is even the God of Conquests up to the task of romancing six REAL Goddesses? The fate of the world may depend on it, because if Keima can't do it six more times, a renegade faction of demons will use the Goddesses power to unleash an even more dangerous and powerful group of demons. And that could mean the devastation of both Heaven and the Earth! (Not to mention Keima losing his own head.) And if the situation wasn't difficult enough, it seems that the Goddesses souls are hidden inside girls that Keima has already had to make fall in love with him before. And THAT means that, as part of the magic spell, they've all forgotten about him. Or have they? It's time to romance, conquer and repeat as Keima levels up to Deity level in THE WORLD ONLY GOD KNOWS - GODDESSES.


Title: DEVILS AND REALIST COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 3/17/2015
Format: DVD, BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98, $59.98

SYNOPSIS: When William Twining breaks into his bankrupt family's vaults seeking funds for his tuition, he has no idea what he's about to pay for his higher education. Because instead of cash, William discovers that he's supposed to choose the (interim) ruler of Hell! That would be a bedeviling predicament under any circumstances, but when the bearer of said dread tidings is also hitting William up for the job… well, it's just not a good thing. Nor is it easy to put the would-be Devil behind you, as the impish Dantalion quickly roots himself into William's school life, while simultaneously jockeying with an unholy host of other Arch-Fiends-To-Be for the coveted position of Devil in Charge. With a surprisingly large percentage of both students and faculty at William's school turning out to be demonic in nature, he will need the Wisdom of Solomon to find a way to get all these devils off his heels… and fortunately for him, William apparently WAS Solomon in a former life! Will the hallowed halls of Stradford become host to the hordes of hell? Find out when the demons come out of the woodwork in DEVILS and REALIST.


Title: PLACE TO PLACE BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 3/24/2015
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Everyone has a close circle of friends, but within that circle some are closer than others. In fact, some friends get a little too close, and the line between friends and more than friends gets blurry fast. Such is the, er, relationship between Io and Tsumiki. Tall, easy-going Io is seemingly oblivious to short-tempered and short-statured Tsukimi's affections. But despite his cluelessness, at times he's almost too affectionate to handle! To add to the confusion, their prankster friends Mayoi and Sakaki cause them trouble at every turn. Then there's Hime, the fifth member of the gang, who's too busy with her head in the clouds. With nowhere to turn, it's up to Tsumiki to figure out if her friendship with Io is something more, but will she feel the sting of rejection, or something much sweeter? Love or something like it is in the air in PLACE TO PLACE.


Title: STUDENT COUNCIL'S DISCRETION 
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min. 
Street Date: 3/24/2015
Format: DVD, BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98, $59.98

SYNOPSIS: At Hekiyo Academy, all but one of the Student Council members are elected via popularity contests, and since teenagers think with hormones more often than intellects, those seats are filled by the attractive derrieres of the school's most beautiful girls! That makes things extra rough on the one student chosen for academic scores, because besides being the council's only male member, one of Ken Sugisaki's main assignments is writing stories informing the student body about the many achievements of their Student Council. That means manipulating the truth just a bit, and given that Ken's a besotted fan of dating video games who fantasizes about his fellow council members as his "harem", things tend to get even more out of hand. And exactly who's going to be the leading lady is up for debate, as immature Kurimu, tomboyish Minatsu, twisted Chizuru and "boy love" obsessed Mafuyu are all trying to add their own particular spins, even as their jealous rivals in the Journalism Club aim to shoot them down! The lines between facts and fiction disappear and what REALLY happened will probably never be revealed except at the STUDENT COUNCIL'S DISCRETION.


Title: GINGITSUNE COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 3/31/2015
Format: DVD, BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98, $59.98

SYNOPSIS: In Japan, it is said that if you pray to a deity with sincerity, you will surely feel the divine presence. However, as the successor of the Saeki Inari Shrine, Makoto Saeki can do more than that, since she's been seeing and speaking with spirits, kami and other messengers of the Gods since her mother's funeral. Which can be difficult, especially when her classmates can't know about her latest "issues" with Gintarou, the irritable fox-like Herald who's protected the Saeki shrine for hundreds of years. But at least Makoto's father, who runs the shrine, knows that Gintarou is more than an imaginary friend. And between them, the shrine maid and mystical Herald can usually manage to cooperate long enough to help those who need it. However, when a young man with a similar "gift" to Makoto's arrives with his own shrine and Herald issues, it's going to take more than just prayers to sort things out. Because if there's one thing that both human and supernatural can agree on, it's that the Gods often work in convoluted and mysterious ways. And just because you're working for a higher power doesn't mean you always agree with their intentions.

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