TDM News Room – Section23 Announces June Slate

The following is a press release by Section23 Films.

Grimoire of Zero! Available June 26th

HOUSTON, February 22, 2018 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its June slate of releases which includes Sentai Filmworks’ Grimoire of Zero! Available on Blu-ray and Collector’s Edition Premium Box Set!

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming June 2018

Title: ANONYMOUS NOISE BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 6/5/2018
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Six years ago Momo taught Nino the joy of singing from her heart. When Momo’s family moved away without warning, Nino found herself lost and adrift. Until she met Yuzu, who also had a musical gift that he shared with her until he was suddenly gone as well, leaving nothing but the memory of his music. Before they disappeared, both Momo and Yuzu said the same thing- that Nino should keep singing, because that was how they’d find her again. Now, as Nino starts high school, their paths are all about to cross again. But while Nino has kept singing and remembering how things were, Momo and Yuzu have changed. Now it may take a miracle to bring them back together when a triangle becomes more than a musical instrument in ANONYMOUS NOISE.

Title: KABUKIBU! BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 6/5/2018
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: With its elaborate makeup, gorgeous costumes and stylized pantomime, there are few forms of entertainment that are as iconically Japanese as the ancient mix of dance and drama known as Kabuki. And yet, modern Japanese students tend to have little interest in it, which frustrates Kurogo Kurusu. Kurogo has loved Kabuki ever since he was a kid, and the fact that his high school has a drama club but no kabuki club drives him crazy. So, naturally, he’s decided that the solution is to make his own club. Even if it means drafting other students, getting a faculty sponsor who knows nothing about the art, and “bending” some of the stricter rules about things like allowing girls to participate in the classwide culture shock that will become KABUKIBU!

Title: INITIAL D LEGEND 3: DREAM
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 60 min.
Street Date: 6/12/2018
Format: COMBO
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $39.98

SYNOPSIS: This is it! As the final showdown between breakout downhill racing phenomenon Takumi Fujiwara and Ryosuke Takahashi, the unbeaten leader of the Akagi RedSuns, draws near, both drivers and their teams go into overdrive. Takumi’s 86 and Takahashi’s RX-7 are broken down, retuned and transformed for battle. Skills that are already at the top of their form are honed into razor sharpness. Takumi must resolve his romantic situation with Natsuki. And then the race is on! Get ready for the ultimate duel on blacktop as the masters of drift square off in a winner-take-all competition that will steal your breath away in NEW THEATRICAL MOVIE INITIAL D LEGEND 3 – DREAM!

Title: BANG DREAM! BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 350 min.
Street Date: 6/19/2018
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Kasumi Toyama was enthralled by the stars as a young girl, so when she discovers a trail of star-shaped signs one day after transferring to a new school, she can’t help but follow them. They lead her to a shop run by the grandmother of one of her new classmates, and Kasumi finds something that will change her life forever: a star-shaped guitar! And just like that, Kasumi knows that forming a band is her destiny. Of course, convincing Arisa and her grandmother to sell her the guitar won’t be easy, and finding a group of other girls who want to become musicians will be even harder. But when a girl has stars in her eyes and a starbeat in her heart, there’s nothing that will stop Kasumi from making her fantasies come true in BANG DREAM!

Title: A SPIRIT OF THE SUN BLU-RAY
Published by: Maiden Japan
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 154 min.
Street Date: 6/19/2018
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: It was the worst-case scenario. When the twin disasters of the eruption of Mt. Fuji and a massive earthquake hit Japan, the island nation was literally shattered and torn in two. With millions dead and the life-sustaining national infrastructure destroyed, mass evacuation of much of the country’s population was the only alternative. But now the Japanese refugees living in Taiwan find themselves in conflict with the native citizens. There’s not enough work, the living conditions are terrible, and what remains of Japan is occupied by China in the North and the U.S. in the south. Genichiro Ryu is just one of the survivors, but having been adopted by Taiwanese parents, he has a foot in both worlds and seeks to find a way to bring peace between the conflicting sides in A SPIRIT OF THE SUN.

Title: GARO SPECIAL: BEAST OF THE DEMON NIGHT
Published by: Kraken Releasing
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 100 min.
Street Date: 6/26/2018
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: A soul-stealing plant, a nightmare forest and ancient master Horror are just a few of the deadly challenges that Kouga Saezima must face when a young Makai Priestess interrupts his new assignment with the news that the deceased Priest Amon wishes to speak with him from the other side. Even more shocking is the revelation that Kouga’s childhood friend Jabbi isn’t dead as has long been believed, with her body having been absorbed into a plantlike being called the Makai Tree. Now it’s a race against time as the golden knight Garo must save Jabbi and join forces with Rei, the silver knight Zero, to defeat the newly resurrected Horror Lord Legules… and if they fail, the entire world will be plunged into eternal darkness in GARO SPECIAL – BEAST OF THE DEMON NIGHT!

Title: GRIMOIRE OF ZERO
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 6/26/2018
Format: BD, LE
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98, $99.98

SYNOPSIS: Like most Beastfallen, the half-tiger known as Mercenary hates the witches who created them, so when he’s offered a chance to hunt witches, he quickly agrees. But things go spectacularly wrong when he’s rescued by a witch instead and she wants him to become her bodyguard! Making matters worse, she’s seeking a missing book, the Grimoire of Zero, which contains the secrets of Magic, which could possibly end the world if it falls into the wrong hands. And the author of the book? Zero herself! Worst of all, Zero actually seems to think that Mercenary is cute and cuddly, and wants to do terribly inappropriate things with him! But, if he does as she asks, Zero promises to make Mercenary human, and with that reward in mind, there isn’t much that he won’t do to help retrieve the GRIMOIRE OF ZERO!


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.