Section23 Announces November Release Slate

Diverse slate includes "High School of the Dead," "Little Busters!," 'Divergence Eve" and even some live-action exploitation

Section23 has a nicely diverse slate of release planned for November, including the High School of the Dead OVA, visual novel adaptation Little Busters!, some rescue licenses with Yumeria and Divergence Eve, and even some live action exploitation with Hellhole: Inmate 611.

 

 

Title:                 HIIRO NO KAKERA SEASON 2

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      11/5/2013

Format:             DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98

 

SYNOPSIS:  After battling dangerous creatures once existing only in legend, Princess Tamaki begins to deal with her uncertain future as the new Tamayori Princess.  Once she claims her rightful place as the protector of the universe, high school will seem like a breeze.  But whether she lives to accept that future is another matter altogether.  Her five guardians—handsome, powerful young men of great power and undeniable loyalty—have vowed to sacrifice everything to protect her.  But are any of them able to deal with a traitor in their midst?  And how can anyone deal with such important issues while still carrying a high GPA?  Sorcery and school conflict collide in the gorgeous and thrilling Hiiro no Kakera ~ The Tamayori Princess Saga!

 

 

Title:                 HIIRO NO KAKERA SEASON 2 BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      11/5/2013

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $69.98

 

 

 

Title:                 PATLABOR TV COLLECTION 3

Published by:    Maiden Japan

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      11/5/2013

Format:             DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98

 

SYNOPSIS: With Kanuka having returned to New York, the search is on for her replacement as Ohta's backup, and the pressure on Shinshi to step up is so severe that he contemplates leaving for a civilian job.  At the same time, the powers that be are taking the opportunity to make some other sweeping changes as well, introducing an experienced new member to the team in the form of Takeo Kumagami.  However, the addition of another female to the SV2 is the least of Noa's problems, as a new series of stunning Labor-related crimes rapidly escalates into an all out war against the Mobile Police.  Unlike any previous encounters, the SV2 are now up against a superior form of Labor and possibly even better pilots!  And just to make the disaster complete, the Police Chief's proposed new economic move to cheaper Labors may ultimately result in the scrapping of Division 2's Ingrams.  As the terrifying Griffin stalks the streets and skies of Tokyo, the Second Special Vehicles Division must fight a battle for survival on multiple fronts in the third riveting volume of MOBILE POLICE PATLABOR TV - COLLECTION 3!

 

 

Title:                 PATLABOR TV COLLECTION 3 BLU-RAY

Published by:    Maiden Japan

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      11/5/2013

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $69.98

 

 

 

Title:                 NAKAIMO COMPLETE

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      11/12/2013

Format:             DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98

 

SYNOPSIS: Is insanity hereditary? Shougo Mikadono's beginning to think so, because the terms of his late father's will seem crazy and following them may drive Shougo bonkers as well.  Oh, it sounds simple at first: before Shougo can claim his VERY large inheritance, he just has to start attending a certain new school and find a nice girl to marry.  It's a little unromantic, but perfectly do-able, right?  After all, all the girls seem quite friendly, so all Shougo has to do is find one he has something in common with. Except, and here's the kicker, it turns out that Shougo has WAY too much in common with one of them, because she's actually his long lost sister!  And he has no idea which one she is! Will Shougo meet and court his Miss Right without committing something very morally wrong?  Can he find his future bride without slipping into the wrong set of genes?  And if his little sister does reveal herself, just how much will be revealed and under what circumstances? Find out as family planning takes on a whole new meaning in NAKAIMO - My Little Sister is Among Them!

 

 

Title:                 NAKAIMO COMPLETE BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      11/12/2013

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $69.98

 

Title:                 YUMERIA COMPLETE

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      11/12/2013

Format:             DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $39.98

 

SYNOPSIS: It's one thing to wake up from a dream and be a little confused, but on his 16th birthday Tomokazu Mikuri wakes up WITH a dream, right next to the strange girl that he'd just been dreaming of!  Weirder yet, his hot older cousin, Nanase, takes the new addition to the household perfectly in stride and enrolls her in Tomokazu's high school, despite the fact that the girl can only say one word: "Mone."  But things get totally out of control when Tomokazu discovers that he can take others back and forth to Mone's dream world, where his new found abilities may be the key to stopping a nightmarish invasion!  Faster than you can say "Harem Anime," Tomokazu's two worlds collide as girls from his "real" world join with those from the dream world to take on the evil forces of the Feydooms!  But can a 16-year-old nobody really lead a super hero team, stop the bad guys, save the world(s,) and/or get the girl(s) in the end?  It's the kind of thing that only happens in dreams, but when the whole world's a dream world, anything might be possible in YUMERIA!

 

 

Title:                 DIVERGENCE EVE COMPLETE

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         650 min.

Street Date:      11/19/2013

Format:             DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $54.98

 

SYNOPSIS: In the early 21st century, the discovery of the first wormhole made faster than light travel possible.  However, what promised to be a gateway to the stars also proved to be a Pandora's Box, and the process of jumping through space via parallel universes unleashed terrifying consequences.  Now, a quarter millennia later, the deep space outpost Watcher's Nest must stand on guard, defending the vanguard of humanity against attacks by the monstrous Ghoul, who emerge from alternate time streams and turn their victims into the living undead horrors known as Necromancers.  For newly arriving cadets Misaki, Luxandra, Susanna and Kiri, it's going to be an assignment in Hell as they train to become members of the elite Seraphim Squadron.  Because this is a war mankind has been losing, and a new, top secret plan to take the fight back to the Ghoul may end up costing them their minds, lives and even their humanity.  At the edge of known space, fighting an enemy from beyond time, the battle to keep the final frontier from becoming mankind's final resting place has begun in DIVERGENCE EVE!

 

 

Title:                 HELLHOLE: INMATE 611

Published by:    Switchblade Pictures

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         75 min.

Street Date:      11/19/2013

Format:             DVD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $19.98

 

SYNOPSIS: It's called the House of Evils, where beasts in human flesh prowl the corridors and the most dangerous residents aren't the luscious inmates, but the predatory guards.  For the crime of assaulting her lover, Saya Mizushima has been sentenced to three years in the most brutal prison facility in Japan.  It wasn't supposed to be a life sentence, but unless the woman now known as Inmate 611 can learn how to hold her own against both the ruthlessness of her fellow inmates and the brutal harassment of the guards, she's got little chance of walking out with both mind and body intact.  Stripped, shackled, but not yet broken, an international chain gang of red hot models and actresses lead by Akira Kiuchi, Harumi Nemoto , Youko Kamon, Yoshimi Asada and Kei Mizutani prepare to march into the flames of the damned in HELLHOLE: INMATE 611!



Title:                 LITTLE BUSTERS! COMPLETE

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      11/19/2013

Format:             DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98

 

SYNOPSIS: When tragedy struck Riki Naoe as a child, he was rescued from grief over his parent's deaths when four other kids "recruited" him for their group - the "Little Busters."  Now in high school, Riki and the other Busters are still fast friends, and though their vision of being heroes for justice may have faded, they'd still do anything for each other.  Which is why Riki is now on TWO special missions. The not so secret one: recruiting new members so the Busters can form a baseball team. Preferably FEMALE recruits, as the current dude/babe ratio is an inconvenient 4 to 1. The OTHER mission though, that's the strange one. Because Riki and Rin, the group's singular girl, are receiving odd messages, delivered by cats, concerning the existence of a "secret world" and assigning them tasks they have to complete.  Were their youthful dreams of being crusaders not so fanciful after all?  Or is there something even more vital at stake?  Between steeling his courage to talk to girls and dealing with his own narcolepsy, Riki may just need the strength of a superhero to solve the ultimate mystery of the LITTLE BUSTERS!

 

 

Title:                 LITTLE BUSTERS! COMPLETE BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      11/19/2013

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $69.98

 

 

 

Title:                 HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD OVA

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         16 min.

Street Date:      11/26/2013

Format:             DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $6.98

 

SYNOPSIS: When an unplanned stop on a deserted island gives Takashi, Saeko and the rest of the ragged band of survivors a chance to expose themselves to something other than zombie bites for a change, they're more than ready to take a break and let their hair down.  Discovering the remnants of an old beach store, the entire group strips to swimsuits and sets out to make the uninhabited island inhabitable, but they're unaware that this seeming paradise is actually just the dead calm before the storm.  Because sometimes the recently deceased aren't the only problems that can lie buried in the sand, and as the swimwear comes off and the inhibitions come down, a kink in the island's food chain sets a truly shocking series of events into motion!  You won't believe what comes out next, but suffice it to say that the deserted island may not be so deserted after all!  It's an extra special H.O.T.D. that's even hotter than usual as the naked and the dead come together like never before in HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD - DRIFTERS OF THE DEAD!

 

 

Title:                 HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD OVA BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         16 min.

Street Date:      11/26/2013

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $9.98

 

 

 

Title:                 LA STORIA DELLA ARCANA FAMIGLIA COMPLETE

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      11/26/2013

Format:             DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98

 

SYNOPSIS: Things are NOT going well for Felicitá. For years, the island of Regalo, has been protected by her father's "organization," the Arcana Tarocco, whose success is due in no small part to the members' unusual skills with Tarot Cards, not to mention the more usual guns and knives. But now, unexpectedly, her father has decided to retire and, while the fact that his position will be filled by the winner of a series of duels doesn't worry Felicitiá, the fact that he's decided to throw HER into the contest as part of the prize certainly does.  Especially since some of the contestants are her cousins, which is keeping things in the family WAY too much!  Fortunately, our lady shark has two aces up her sleeve: as the head of the Swords Division, she's eligible to compete for herself; and with her favored Card, The Lovers, she can snoop into the minds of her would be suitors cum rivals. It's just too bad they have their own card tricks! Roll the Batchelorette, the Sopranos and that crazy gypsy from the fair into an insane anime calzone, half-bake thoroughly and you've got a lot of spicy mayhem ahead in LA STORIA DELLA ARCANA FAMIGLIA!

 

 

Title:                 LA STORIA DELLA ARCANA FAMIGLIA COMPLETE BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      11/26/2013

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $69.98

 

SYNOPSIS: Things are NOT going well for Felicitá. For years, the island of Regalo, has been protected by her father's "organization," the Arcana Tarocco, whose success is due in no small part to the members' unusual skills with Tarot Cards, not to mention the more usual guns and knives. But now, unexpectedly, her father has decided to retire and, while the fact that his position will be filled by the winner of a series of duels doesn't worry Felicitiá, the fact that he's decided to throw HER into the contest as part of the prize certainly does.  Especially since some of the contestants are her cousins, which is keeping things in the family WAY too much!  Fortunately, our lady shark has two aces up her sleeve: as the head of the Swords Division, she's eligible to compete for herself; and with her favored Card, The Lovers, she can snoop into the minds of her would be suitors cum rivals. It's just too bad they have their own card tricks! Roll the Batchelorette, the Sopranos and that crazy gypsy from the fair into an insane anime calzone, half-bake thoroughly and you've got a lot of spicy mayhem ahead in LA STORIA DELLA ARCANA FAMIGLIA!

 

  

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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