Section23 Films Announces March Anime Slate

Grave of the Fireflies, Mardock Scramble Blu-ray and More

Section23 Films has announced its March slate of anime home video releases of Sentai Filmworks licenses, including Isao Takahata's Studio Ghibli classic Grave of the Fireflies, the Mardock Scramble Blu-ray and more. Full list below.

 

Title:                 GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES REMASTERED EDITION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         89 min.

Street Date:      3/6/2012

Format:             DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $19.98

 

SYNOPSIS:  As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies.  This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources.  Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares. Beautiful, yet at times brutal and horrifying. Based on the retellings of survivor Nosaka Akiyuki and directed by Iaso Takahata (co-founder, with Hayao Miyazaki, of Japan's legendary Studio Ghibli,) GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force.  

 

 

Title:                 KIMIKISS: PURE ROUGE COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         625 min.

Street Date:      3/6/2012

Format:             DVD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $69.98

 

SYNOPSIS: Kouichi always thought of Mao as his little sister, but when she returns after living in France for several years, she's definitely not his little sister anymore!  Which makes the fact that Koichi's mom has invited Mao to stay at their house while she attends the same high school a path that will be fraught with peril.  Especially since Kouichi's been trying to build a relationship with Yuumi, and the revelation that the cute new house guest is a non-related girl may become a full blown disaster by the time his best friend Kazuki, her sister Nana, her best friend Narumi, Asuka, Eriko, Mitsuki,  Megumi, Eiji and all the other kids at school get overly involved.  Little girls grow up in the most unexpected ways as young love, teenage angst and a little higher education all collide in KIMIKISS PURE ROUGE - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!  

 

 

 

Title:                 MARDOCK SCRAMBLE DIRECTOR'S CUT

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         125 min.

Street Date:      3/13/2012

Format:             DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $29.98

 

 

SYNOPSIS:  To stop the unstoppable you need the irresistible.  To kill the un-killable, you need someone for whom death no longer has a meaning.  And to catch the perfect serial killer, you need the one person who knows his methods the best… his last victim.  Murdered and now reborn, the female cyborg named Balot exists for only one reason-to track down the man who killed her and bring him to justice.  But can even the ultimate hybrid between ghost and machine take down a monster who wipes his own memory?  Or will a shadowy cabal of gruesome mutants who want her body parts for their own perverse purposes get to her first?  This new, special edition director's cut of MARDOCK SCRAMBLE deepens the mystery of this hit anime, providing even more insight into the dark psyche of the cyborg assassin and her dangerous assignment!

 

 

Title:                 MARDOCK SCRAMBLE DIRECTOR'S CUT BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         125 min.

Street Date:      3/13/2012

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $39.98

 

 

SYNOPSIS:  To stop the unstoppable you need the irresistible.  To kill the un-killable, you need someone for whom death no longer has a meaning.  And to catch the perfect serial killer, you need the one person who knows his methods the best… his last victim.  Murdered and now reborn, the female cyborg named Balot exists for only one reason-to track down the man who killed her and bring him to justice.  But can even the ultimate hybrid between ghost and machine take down a monster who wipes his own memory?  Or will a shadowy cabal of gruesome mutants who want her body parts for their own perverse purposes get to her first?  This new, special edition director's cut of MARDOCK SCRAMBLE deepens the mystery of this hit anime, providing even more insight into the dark psyche of the cyborg assassin and her dangerous assignment!

 

 

Title:                 EF ~ A TALE OF MELODIES COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      3/20/2012

Format:             DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98

 

SYNOPSIS: Shuichi Kuze's been spending time with Mizuki Hayama and as they've been getting to know each other, they've been growing closer.  Sadly, Kuze discovers that he's contracted a fatal illness and decides to break all romantic ties for the little time left to him.  Before he can break things off, however, Mizuki tells him that she loves him.  Will her declaration change Kuze's mind? In another city, in the not so distant past, Yuu Himura meets a girl who seems to know him, but he doesn't know her.  Soon enough, however, he remembers Yuko Amamiya, a girl he met long ago, and begins to rediscover the depth of their feelings for each other.  Will Yuko's love reach across time to find her true love once and for all? Kuze and Mizuki, Yu and Yuko… Intertwining fate, tragic, bittersweet and beautiful - EF ~ A TALE OF MELODIES.

 

Title:                 EF ~ A TALE OF MELODIES COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      3/20/2012

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $69.98

 

SYNOPSIS: Shuichi Kuze's been spending time with Mizuki Hayama and as they've been getting to know each other, they've been growing closer.  Sadly, Kuze discovers that he's contracted a fatal illness and decides to break all romantic ties for the little time left to him.  Before he can break things off, however, Mizuki tells him that she loves him.  Will her declaration change Kuze's mind? In another city, in the not so distant past, Yuu Himura meets a girl who seems to know him, but he doesn't know her.  Soon enough, however, he remembers Yuko Amamiya, a girl he met long ago, and begins to rediscover the depth of their feelings for each other.  Will Yuko's love reach across time to find her true love once and for all? Kuze and Mizuki, Yu and Yuko… Intertwining fate, tragic, bittersweet and beautiful - EF ~ A TALE OF MELODIES.

 

 

 

Title:                 DREAM EATER MERRY COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      3/27/2012

Format:             DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98

 

SYNOPSIS: Sometimes daydreaming can get you into trouble, but what do you do when it's OTHER people's dreams that you have to watch out for?  Yumeji Fujiwara's has the unique ability to predict what kind of dreams other people will have.  But lately, his own dreams have taken a bizarre turn in which he's being pursued by armies of cats.  Stranger yet, Yumeji learns that the leader of the dream cats needs his body to access the Real World.  And finally, the strange becomes downright weird when a beautiful girl suddenly drops on top of him and announces that she's a Dream Demon looking for a way back to the Dream World!  The fabric that separates reality and fantasy is torn to shreds, and Yumeji has a lot of sleepless nights ahead of him as he has to deal with both the dream stalking and a dream walking in DREAM EATER MERRY!

 

 

Title:                 DREAM EATER MERRY COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      3/27/2012

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $69.98

 

SYNOPSIS: Sometimes daydreaming can get you into trouble, but what do you do when it's OTHER people's dreams that you have to watch out for?  Yumeji Fujiwara's has the unique ability to predict what kind of dreams other people will have.  But lately, his own dreams have taken a bizarre turn in which he's being pursued by armies of cats.  Stranger yet, Yumeji learns that the leader of the dream cats needs his body to access the Real World.  And finally, the strange becomes downright weird when a beautiful girl suddenly drops on top of him and announces that she's a Dream Demon looking for a way back to the Dream World!  The fabric that separates reality and fantasy is torn to shreds, and Yumeji has a lot of sleepless nights ahead of him as he has to deal with both the dream stalking and a dream walking in DREAM EATER MERRY!

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