Monday, January 30, 2017

Hot Off The Presses: Section23 Films Announces Its May 2017 Movies Releases

 SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES MAY SLATE

Home video distributor Section23 Films announced recently its May slate of releases; including Sentai Filmworks’ Himouto! Umaru-chan! Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Collector’s Edition Premium Box Set!
Product details follow, in order of release coming May 2017

Title:NURSE WITCH KOMUGI R COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 5/2/2017
Format: BD, DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98, $49.98


SYNOPSIS: Komugi Yoshida wants to be famous, but her efforts as an idol don't seem to be working out so far. Unlike her prim friend Cocona or her tomboyish rival Tsukasa, both of whose idol popularity is soaring, Komugi seems to be getting only the bottom-tier jobs, like pitching pharmaceutical products to the locals. However, everything changes when Komugi discovers an injured creature named Usa-P who offers her a chance to be something bigger: a magical nurse! With awesome powers and a cute outfit to boot, Komugi might just be moving up in the world, but is she going to be able to handle the stress of saving the world, being an idol, AND keeping up in school? Find out as the universe of SOULTAKER and NURSE WITCH KOMUGI is reborn in an all new adventure: NURSE WITCH KOMUGI R!

Title: AJIN SEASON 1 COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 5/16/2017
Format: BD, DVD, COMBO
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98 $59.98, $149.98

SYNOPSIS: When the truck slammed into Kei Nagai's body, he should have died instantly. Instead, the high-school student finds himself resurrected, with all of his wounds somehow healed. However, Kei's real problems are just starting. Now revealed to be an Ajin, one of a mysterious new breed of demi-human that have begun appearing around the world, he's been marked with an international bounty, and in the eyes of the world's governments, Kei is a specimen to be contained by any means possible. Now he's on the run, unable to trust anyone except his closest friend, and his only hope is to discover the terrifying secrets behind his new abilities before he's forced to use them in battle! When you have an infinite number of lives ahead of you, death is only the beginning in AJIN: DEMI-HUMAN!

Title: GIRLS UND PANZER DER FILM
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 120 min.
Street Date: 5/16/2017
Format: COMBO
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: When the Ministry of Education goes back on its promise to keep Ooarai Girls Academy open, the task of saving the five-mile-long Academy Ship from the wreckers falls to Miho and her barely-seasoned tankery team. However, things go off track almost immediately. While the Oorai tank crew may have won the high school tournament, they're now facing a larger and more experienced university team, and if they fail, their armored vehicles will be forfeit! Will they be swapping their tanks for the memories? It's possible, but winning a tank battle is all about tactics and teamwork, and the fledgling Ooarai students have more friends and allies than anyone suspects. Get ready for another high-caliber round of the only sport where "having a blast" doesn't necessarily mean you're having a great time, as the Ooarai team puts everything on the line in GIRLS UND PANZER DER FILM!

Title: WANDABA STYLE COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Maiden Japan
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 5/16/2017
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $39.98

SYNOPSIS: Dr. Susumu Tsukumo isn't your typical mad scientist. First, he's only 14 years old, and second, he's firmly convinced that the moon landings never happened. He intends to fix that, however, just as soon as he can find some human guinea pigs to test out his highly-unorthodox, but environmentally-friendly, methods for getting people into space without using fossil fuels. He has one problem: where do you find someone who's crazy enough to let a kid launch them into orbit? Enter Michael Hanagata, manager of MIX JUICE, a struggling girl band that's so desperate for a break that they'll do just about anything to be seen. Do they really mean… anything? Get ready to blast off with former child-star Sakura, tough-as-nails rocker Yuri, construction worker Himawari, and folk singer Ayame as they attempt to go from the Earth to the Moon with a little WANDABA STYLE!

Title: MOMOKURI COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 5/23/2017
Format: BD, DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98, $49.98

SYNOPSIS: For the longest time, Yuki Kurihara has been obsessed with Shinya Momotsuki (aka Momo), and her crush is a little more extreme than writing his name surrounded with dozens of hearts in her binder. In fact, Kurihara does things outside the realm of a typical high school girl… like secretly following him, taking pictures of everything he does, and collecting anything he happens to discard and drop. The funny thing? Despite being considered rather cute by most girls, Momo is relatively inexperienced with the opposite sex, explaining why he misses the warning signs of her fixation. However, now that he and Kurihara are going out, is it possible that a little obsession might not be such a bad thing? Love can be strange, and it's about to get even stranger in MOMOKURI!

Title: HIMOUTO! UMARU-CHAN COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 5/30/2017
Format: BD, DVD, COMBO
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98, $59.98, $179.98

SYNOPSIS: To her classmates, Umaru Doma appears to be the perfect girl. She's beautiful, friendly, and fashionable, earns top grades, and seems to be able to do any task asked of her with ease. She's even humble and polite! However, if Umaru's classmates could see her in the privacy of her home, they wouldn't even recognize her. Once she's inside the door, the pretty clothes come off, the orange hamster hood goes on, and it's time to pig-out on snack foods, binge-watch television, and play violent video games! This version of Umaru is everything that the public Umaru isn't: she whines, rolls on the floor, leaves messes all over the apartment, and makes life miserable for her poor older brother, Taihei. Even the most guarded secrets have a way of being found out, and, as Umaru becomes even more obnoxious and outrageous, her two lives are bound to collide in disastrous fashion in HIMOUTO! UMARU-CHAN!

Press release courtesy of  Section23 Films

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.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers, Vol. 1 (manga) On Sale Date: 01/24/2017

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers, Vol. 1 (manga)

By Ishio Yamagata (Trade Paperback, 2017)


When the world is threatened with destruction, six chosen heroes will rise to save it. One of them is Adlet Meyer--who calls himself "the strongest man in the world." But when he answers the call to assemble with the other heroes and face the darkness, there are not six heroes, but seven. Who is the traitor in their midst?

About the Author

Ishio Yamagata is the author of the incredibly popular light novel series Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers.

Kei Toru is the artist of the manga adaptation of Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers and Akame ga KILL! Zero, the prequel to the New York Times bestselling series Akame ga KILL!

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels

Sub-Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy

Full Details

  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • ISBN-13: 9780316501422
  • Price: $13.00 US / $17.00 CAN
  • On Sale Date: 01/24/2017

NARUTO The Movie - BORUTO - In Stores This March

NARUTO The Movie - BORUTO -  the English version will be on sale this March, which is just in time because the animated series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations also begins in March.

 

 



And the winner of the first Crunchyroll's Anime of the Year Awards is ...

Well,  the wait is over and the winner of the 2016 crunchroll anime of the Year is ...Yuri!!! on ICE!!! 


Message from the Cruchtroll team: "Yuri!!! on ICE wins Crunchyroll's 2016 Anime of The Year! Enjoy this "best of" compilation celebrating some of our favorite moments from Season 1. Congrats to MAPPA and thanks to all the fans who voted."

WATCH YURI ON ICE: http://www.crunchyroll.com/yuri-on-ice

List of Additional Anime Coming In Spring 2017 And Beyond



More Upcoming Anime For Spring 2017 And Beyond



Fukumenkei Noise (TV)
Nino, a girl who loves singing, made a childhood promise with her first crush Momo and song-composing Yuzu to someday find her voice. The three went their separate ways, but Nino kept her promise and continued to sing. Years later, the three are now high school students, and Nino is drawn into the world of keionbu or band club. (from manga)
 
2017-04
Kenka Banchō Otome: Girl Beats Boys (TV)
Hinako has grown up not knowing her parents and thinking she has no relatives. One day, a boy named Hikaru appears before her, and says he's her older twin brother. Hikaru asks Hinako to take his place at attending a famous private all-boys academy for delinquents.

2017-04
Frame Arms Girl (TV)
Ao opens a package that arrives at her doorstep. Inside the package is Gōrai, a Frame Arms Girl: a small robot capable of independent movement. Gōrai is a newly-developed prototype: a Frame Arms Girl equipped with an "Artificial Self," an advanced AI that gives her a personality. Ao is the only one that has activated her. Gōrai begins to gather both battle data and emotions, starting a day-to-day life with Ao, who knows nothing about Frame Arms Girls.

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2017-04

Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho (TV)
Zero is a witch who is ignorant of the world and travels with a half-beast half-human mercenary who longs to be human. Witches who practice sorcery exist in the world, however, in this era no one knows how about the art and study of witchcraft. Zero is going on a journey to search for a magical tome called "The Book of Zero" that hides a power that can destroy the world. The mercenary travels with her as her guard.

2017-04

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Roku de Nashi Majutsu Kōshi to Akashic Records (TV)
Glenn is a part-time teacher at a magic school who is inclined to write "self-study" on the blackboard and then take a nap. One of his students, Sistine, gets angry and challenges him to a duel and he is easily defeated. However, when a terrible incident threatens the school, Glenn shows intense dedication to protecting his students.

2017-04

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Hinako Note (TV)
Hinako is poor at speaking, and lives in a rural part of Japan. She wants to improve her speech to be able to talk to people freely, so in high school, she transfers schools to Tokyo and plans to join a theater club. When she arrives, it turns out her boarding house is a secondhand bookstore, and a girl who eats books lives there. (from manga)
 
2017-04

Tsugumomo (TV)
Kazuya Kagami's most treasured possession in the world is the obi left to him by his late mother. The scent of cherry-blossoms infused into it helps him through his day - but he never expected it to save his life, becoming a beautiful kimono-clad girl who calls herself an "artifact spirit." Her name is Kiriha, tsukumogami of the sash, who naturally moves in with him, as he is her "owner." Throw in Chisato, his bespectacled friend, an overprotective older sister who wants to take baths with him, a busty priestess, a seductive sorceress named Kokuyoura, and Kazuya's life has just gotten a lot more interesting. (from manga)
 
2017-04

Renai Bōkun (TV)
Guri is an angel with a mysterious item that turns any two people who kiss into a couple. She appears before a high school boy named Seiji Aino. However, there is a yandere high school girl named Akane who loves Seiji. (from manga)
 
2017-04

Eromanga Sensei (TV)
Masamune Izumi is a light novel author in high school. His artist, known only as "Eromanga Sensei" is reliable but Masamune has never met him and assumes he's just a perverted otaku. Masamune's little sister is Sagiri, a shut-in girl who hasn't left her room for an entire year. She even forces her brother to make and bring her meals when she stomps the floor. Masamune wants his sister to leave her room, because the two of them are each other's only family.

One day Masamune discovers that Eromanga Sensei and Sagiri are one in the same. Further chaos erupts between the siblings when a beautiful, female, best-selling shōjo manga creator becomes their rival. (from manga)
 
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Ōshitsu Kyōshi Heine (TV)
Heine Wittgenstein is the royal tutor to four unique princes. Although mistaken for a child, he is actually an adult man.

2017-04

2017-04


Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria (TV)
Sword princess Aiz Wallenstein. Today, once again, the strongest female swordsman heads to the giant labyrinth known as the "Dungeon" along with her allies. On the 50th floor where mysteries and threats such as a decayed dragon's corpse that crumbles to ash and an irregularity that creeps ever closer to the party loom, Aiz calls for the wind and heads deeper into the darkness of the Dungeon. Eventually, she finds herself meeting a boy for the first time. In the Labyrinth City of Orario, the contrasting stories of the boy and the girl intersect. (from manga)
 
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Welcome to the Ballroom (TV)
Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at something - anything. Unfortunately, he's about as average as a slouchy teen can be. The local bullies know this, and make it a habit to hit him up for cash, but all that changes when the debonair Kaname Sengoku sends them packing. Sengoku's not the neighborhood watch, though. He's a professional ballroom dancer. And once Tatara Fujita gets pulled into the world of the ballroom, his life will never be the same. (from manga)
 
2017-07


2017-07

Tenshi no 3P (TV)
Kyō Mekui is a high school student who tends to skip school due to a trauma in his past. Kyō secretly creates songs using vocal song synthesis software as his hobby. Three girls who just entered fifth grade — the crybaby Jun "Jun-tan" Gotō, the strong-willed Nozomi "Zomi" Momijidani, and the somewhat sleepy Sora "Kū" Kaneshiro who takes life at her own pace — email Kyō. These three girls, who were raised together like sisters since childhood, want Kyō to help them break into music.
2017-07

Sakura Quest (TV)
Five girls work in the tourism bureau of their small provincial town. The town revives its "micro-nation" tourism program, which originated from a nationwide movement during Japan's bubble economy period, and hires the five girls as "monarchs" (tourism ambassadors).

2017-07

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Shōkoku no Altair (TV)
Mahmut is a young member of Türkiye Stratocracy's council who holds the political and military title of Pasha. The council's combination of warmongers and pacifists divide it. The threat of war and danger from the belligerent Empire put Türkiye's safety at risk. As the country's youngest military leader, Mahmut is determined to keep the peace. But with so much at stake, a long history of enemies and alliances draws the young man far into a political world he hopes to keep in check. The Pasha's journey is not easy, and war may prevail despite his efforts. (from manga)
2017


There was once a Holy Grail War waged by seven Mages and Heroic Spirits in a town called Fuyuki. However, a certain Mage took advantage of the chaos of World War II to steal a Holy Grail. Several decades have passed, and the Yggdmillennia family, who took upon the Holy Grail as its symbol, defected from the Mages' Association and declared their independence. Furious, the Association sent a force to deal with the Yggdmillennia, but they were defeated by the summoned Servants. With the Holy Grail War system changed, war with seven versus seven, breaks out. And so, the curtain rises on the epoch-making Great Holy Grail War.
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Don't Miss This Vizmedia Live Stream Of Their 'Weekly Shonen Jump Live Event'

According to Viz Media, Five years ago they  launched their digital 'Weekly Shonen Jump'. Although, Viz Media  found going from paper and a monthly format to digital and weekly a huge  endeavor,  it turned into a successful one.  They simultaneously published with Japan's Shonen Jump, and are celebrating their fifth year.  So let's join them in their first livestream event! Runtime about 2hrs.  07 minutes.


Friday, January 27, 2017

Crunchyroll Is Throwing An Anime Awards Party!



Don't miss your chance to attend Crunchyroll 2017 Anime Awards party. The two-day event will be held on Sat, Jan 28, 2017, 8:00 PM  and Sun, Jan 29, 2017, 12:00 AM. at the following address:

Folsom Street Foundry
1425 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The 'Anime Of The Year' will be announced live during the party.  So get going  because the folks at Crunchyroll are inviting you to attend. Click this link Crunchyroll Anime Awards Party for more detail.1

Below are the nominees for the most wanted award in anime for 2016.  
 


ANIME OF THE YEAR
ERASED
Joker Game
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Mob Psycho 100
My Hero Academia
Re:ZERO
Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Yuri!!! on ICE

WHAT'S STREAMING .....

Due to the Coronavirus Crisis some of the New issues of Manga, Animes Series and Live-Action Films debut dates features on the Widescreen Online Review websites are either rescheduled or closed down until further notice.