Source: Section23 Films
Summary:

Section23 Films announced their product lineup for April 2014. The company will release the following:


  • Ebiten Complete Collection, 4/1/2014, $49.98(DVD) / %59.98(Blu-Ray)
  • Happiness Complete Collection, 4/1/2014, $49.98(DVD)
  • Familiar of Zero, Season 1, 4/8/2014, $49.98(DVD) / %59.98(Blu-Ray)
  • From the New World, Collection 1, 4/15/2014, $59.98(DVD) / %69.98(Blu-Ray)
  • Hidamari Sketch X 365, 4/22/2014, $59.98 (Blu-Ray)
  • Little Busters!, Collection 2, 4/22/2014, $59.98 (DVD) / $69.98 (Blu-Ray)
  • Cuticle Detective Inaba Complete Collection, 4/29/2014, $49.98 (DVD) / $59.98 (Blu-Ray)

Of the titles announced, Happiness! is a new acquisition



Section23 Films LogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES APRIL SLATE

FROM THE NEW WORLD
Available on April 15th

HOUSTON, January 6, 2014 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced
its April slate of releases; including the epic tale From the New World, which will
be available on both DVD & BLU-RAY.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming April 2014

Title: EBITEN COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 275 min.
Street Date: 4/1/2014
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Take one group of rabid fan girls with tenuous grips on reality, toss out
all rules of proper social behavior, mix them together in a basement with more
twisted anime parodies and allusions than you can shake a schtick at, and what do
you get? Well, besides a recipe for disaster, if borderline delusional Kyoko
Todayama is in what passes for charge, you get the Asstronomy Club, where mayhem
rules and the wall between the real world and total fantasy shatters at least once
every five minutes! And as if things weren’t wild enough, let’s throw in a “boys
love” manga fanatic who always seems to end up in her underwear, a maid on a secret
mission, a ruthless arch enemy whose goal is to have the club disbanded, and a CAT
as the faculty adviser! And then there’s Itsuki, who inexplicably still thinks this
is a serious astronomy club. To be fair, some of the members DO seem to be
robots/aliens and/or from outer space. One thing’s for certain though: the Student
Council will most definitely NOT approve of what happens when the Insane-O-Meter
redlines and freaky fan girls run wild in EBITEN!

Title: EBITEN COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 275 min.
Street Date: 4/1/2014
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Take one group of rabid fan girls with tenuous grips on reality, toss out
all rules of proper social behavior, mix them together in a basement with more
twisted anime parodies and allusions than you can shake a schtick at, and what do
you get? Well, besides a recipe for disaster, if borderline delusional Kyoko
Todayama is in what passes for charge, you get the Asstronomy Club, where mayhem
rules and the wall between the real world and total fantasy shatters at least once
every five minutes! And as if things weren’t wild enough, let’s throw in a “boys
love” manga fanatic who always seems to end up in her underwear, a maid on a secret
mission, a ruthless arch enemy whose goal is to have the club disbanded, and a CAT
as the faculty adviser! And then there’s Itsuki, who inexplicably still thinks this
is a serious astronomy club. To be fair, some of the members DO seem to be
robots/aliens and/or from outer space. One thing’s for certain though: the Student
Council will most definitely NOT approve of what happens when the Insane-O-Meter
redlines and freaky fan girls run wild in EBITEN!

Title: HAPPINESS COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Maiden Japan
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/1/2014
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Yuma and Haruhi are both students at Mizuhosaka Academy, but since the
classes for magic users and non-magic users are kept completely separate, the odds
of their ever getting to know each other are impossibly small. But then a gas
explosion on Valentine’s Day renders the Magic section unusable, leaving the school
with no choice except to make everything co-ed. As a result, mage in training
Haruhi and her best friend Anri find themselves transferred into a normal class with
Yuma and his best friends Hachisuke and Jun. Although how “normal” they are is
debatable given that Hachi might be the world’s biggest letch and Jun prefers to
wear the girl’s school uniform rather than the one for the guys. And there’s
something about Yuma as well, something that Haruhi notices almost immediately. But
is Yuma aware of it yet? Whatever the answer, the most magical year of classes for
both of them is about to begin, and the most important lessons learned won’t be on
conjuring or geometry. Gather up your schoolbooks, calculators and magic wands, as
a boy and a girl discover the real secret to HAPPINESS!

Title: FAMILIAR OF ZERO SEASON 1
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/8/2014
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière’s name is so long and her
spell-casting skills are so poor that everyone at the Tristain Academy of Magic just
calls her “Louise the Zero”. Louise’s humiliation only increases during an
important second year test, where the other students summon up dragons and other
mythological creatures as their familiars, and she inexplicably summons Hiraga
Saito, a totally normal teenager from Tokyo. Now she’s stuck with him and Saito’s
stuck with the lousy life of being a familiar. Except, maybe there’s more going on
than meets the eye, because Saito’s not prepared to accept the social inequities
that Louise and other aristocrats consider the status quo, and he may not be quite
as normal as everyone thinks. And the reason Louise is so bad at magic might just
be that she hasn’t figured out what she’s good at yet. In fact, they might even
have the makings of a great team. If they can learn to stand each other first, that
is! Will familiarity breed contempt? Will combining two negatives result in a
positive? The answer will be spelled out, enchantment by enchantment, in FAMILIAR
OF ZERO!

Title: FAMILIAR OF ZERO SEASON 1 BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/8/2014
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière’s name is so long and her
spell-casting skills are so poor that everyone at the Tristain Academy of Magic just
calls her “Louise the Zero”. Louise’s humiliation only increases during an
important second year test, where the other students summon up dragons and other
mythological creatures as their familiars, and she inexplicably summons Hiraga
Saito, a totally normal teenager from Tokyo. Now she’s stuck with him and Saito’s
stuck with the lousy life of being a familiar. Except, maybe there’s more going on
than meets the eye, because Saito’s not prepared to accept the social inequities
that Louise and other aristocrats consider the status quo, and he may not be quite
as normal as everyone thinks. And the reason Louise is so bad at magic might just
be that she hasn’t figured out what she’s good at yet. In fact, they might even
have the makings of a great team. If they can learn to stand each other first, that
is! Will familiarity breed contempt? Will combining two negatives result in a
positive? The answer will be spelled out, enchantment by enchantment, in FAMILIAR
OF ZERO!

Title: FROM THE NEW WORLD COLLECTION 1
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/15/2014
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Born into a world a thousand years in our future, Saki and her friends
Satoru, Maria, Mamoru and Shun have lived their entire lives in what seems to be a
perfect utopia. Not only is their small idyllic community overflowing with clean
rushing water and abundant green foliage, but almost all technology has been
rendered irrelevant by the magical power of “Juryoku,” the psychic ability to
materialize anything one desires. But when Saki discovers a long lost artifact from
the past, the façade of their world is shattered and the cracks that split the
foundation of their reality threaten to swallow them whole! Faced with a bloody
secret history of how their world really came to be and thrust into a nightmarish
new paradigm, Saki and her companions are confronted with dangers they never knew
existed and a series of choices that may change the fate of every intelligent
creature on the planet – human and otherwise! Yusuke Kishi’s award winning novel
becomes an epic new animated series as five young teens fight to survive the
shocking revelations that come FROM THE NEW WORLD!

Title: FROM THE NEW WORLD COLLECTION 1 BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/15/2014
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Born into a world a thousand years in our future, Saki and her friends
Satoru, Maria, Mamoru and Shun have lived their entire lives in what seems to be a
perfect utopia. Not only is their small idyllic community overflowing with clean
rushing water and abundant green foliage, but almost all technology has been
rendered irrelevant by the magical power of “Juryoku,” the psychic ability to
materialize anything one desires. But when Saki discovers a long lost artifact from
the past, the façade of their world is shattered and the cracks that split the
foundation of their reality threaten to swallow them whole! Faced with a bloody
secret history of how their world really came to be and thrust into a nightmarish
new paradigm, Saki and her companions are confronted with dangers they never knew
existed and a series of choices that may change the fate of every intelligent
creature on the planet – human and otherwise! Yusuke Kishi’s award winning novel
becomes an epic new animated series as five young teens fight to survive the
shocking revelations that come FROM THE NEW WORLD!

Title: HIDAMARI SKETCH X 365 BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 400 min.
Street Date: 4/22/2014
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Yuno, Miyako, Hiro, Sae and the rest of the denizens of the most
fascinating piece of surreal estate in Japan are back. And they’re still spurning
the “A happens after B, happens after C” pattern so prevalent in the rest of the
world. In fact, instead of just taking place after Yuno’s first year at Yamabuki
High, this season of Hidamari Sketch continues on both sides, around the edges and
in-between. Filling in the details in an ever-expanding collage that’s both
avant-garde and slice of life! And if the format’s not completely unexpected, we
guarantee that some of the things that you never knew about before WILL be in
Hidamari Sketch X 365 – The Complete Collection!

Title: LITTLE BUSTERS! COLLECTION 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/22/2014
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: As if receiving enigmatic messages delivered by the cats wasn’t odd
enough, Riki Naoe’s world continues to grow even stranger. Following the shocking
twin revelations of Midori’s missing shadow and the fact that he’s the only one who
seems to remember Mio, he’s determined to learn the nature of the connection between
them. Meanwhile, some of the secret’s Haruka is keeping about her family are
revealed with potentially devastating consequences, and Riki finds himself pressed
into a completely unexpected situation when a sleepover held by Rin and the other
female members of the team goes out of control. However, as overwhelming as all
that seems, it’s merely the preamble to the drama that’s unleashed when Kudrayaka
learns that her cosmonaut mother is going to be sent into space! And in between it
all, the Little Buster’s first ballgame is approaching, even though they still
haven’t found a ninth player. Covert missions are run, long simmering personal
rivalries come to a boil and events that are literally out of this world will take
an entire country by storm in the spectacular second collection of LITTLE BUSTERS!

Title: LITTLE BUSTERS! COLLECTION 2 BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/22/2014
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: As if receiving enigmatic messages delivered by the cats wasn’t odd
enough, Riki Naoe’s world continues to grow even stranger. Following the shocking
twin revelations of Midori’s missing shadow and the fact that he’s the only one who
seems to remember Mio, he’s determined to learn the nature of the connection between
them. Meanwhile, some of the secret’s Haruka is keeping about her family are
revealed with potentially devastating consequences, and Riki finds himself pressed
into a completely unexpected situation when a sleepover held by Rin and the other
female members of the team goes out of control. However, as overwhelming as all
that seems, it’s merely the preamble to the drama that’s unleashed when Kudrayaka
learns that her cosmonaut mother is going to be sent into space! And in between it
all, the Little Buster’s first ballgame is approaching, even though they still
haven’t found a ninth player. Covert missions are run, long simmering personal
rivalries come to a boil and events that are literally out of this world will take
an entire country by storm in the spectacular second collection of LITTLE BUSTERS!

Title: CUTICLE DETECTIVE INABA COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 4/29/2014
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: In a world where half-human, half-animal chimeras live and work alongside
normal people, there are sure to be a few bad apples in the bunch. Unfortunately,
criminals that are only half-human means there are often non-human clues that leave
the police stumped. That’s where lone wolf detective Hiroshi Inaba comes in. He’s
literally part wolf and has the amazing ability to extract critical information just
by examining or tasting a sample of someone’s hair! Of course, that ability has
also resulted in Inaba having a little bit of a hair fetish, but that doesn’t seem
to be a problem for his two assistants. Well, at least the cross-dressing one isn’t
complaining much. And it’s nothing compared to the strange tastes of Inaba’s
nemesis, the omnivorous, half-goat crime boss Don Valentino, who has an appetite for
green legal tender instead of tender young greens! Inaba’s sworn to cut Valentino
out of the criminal flock before the Don can wolf down more ill-gotten dough, but
he’s going to have to chew his way through a lot of evidence to get his goat. Can
sheer dogged detective work put the baaaaad guys behind bars? Find out in CUTICLE
DETECTIVE INABA!

Title: CUTICLE DETECTIVE INABA COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 4/29/2014
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: In a world where half-human, half-animal chimeras live and work alongside
normal people, there are sure to be a few bad apples in the bunch. Unfortunately,
criminals that are only half-human means there are often non-human clues that leave
the police stumped. That’s where lone wolf detective Hiroshi Inaba comes in. He’s
literally part wolf and has the amazing ability to extract critical information just
by examining or tasting a sample of someone’s hair! Of course, that ability has
also resulted in Inaba having a little bit of a hair fetish, but that doesn’t seem
to be a problem for his two assistants. Well, at least the cross-dressing one isn’t
complaining much. And it’s nothing compared to the strange tastes of Inaba’s
nemesis, the omnivorous, half-goat crime boss Don Valentino, who has an appetite for
green legal tender instead of tender young greens! Inaba’s sworn to cut Valentino
out of the criminal flock before the Don can wolf down more ill-gotten dough, but
he’s going to have to chew his way through a lot of evidence to get his goat. Can
sheer dogged detective work put the baaaaad guys behind bars? Find out in CUTICLE
DETECTIVE INABA!

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