Section23 Films Announces July 2020 Slate

Home video distributor Section23 Films has announced its July 2020 slate of releases which includes Sentai Filmworks’ coming-of-age hit series, O Maidens in Your Savage Season, available on Blu-ray July 28, 2020.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming July 2020

Title: TONARI NO SEKI-KUN: THE MASTER OF KILLING TIME
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 168 min.
Street Date: 7/7/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $39.98

SYNOPSIS: He’s a pest. A menace. And worst of all, he sits next to her in class. All Yokoi wants is to be able to pay attention to her teacher’s lessons, but somehow her focus is always pulled away to what Seki is up to. Because he’s always up to something, whether it’s playing a game or building some mind-boggling creation on his desk. While their teacher is speaking. While Seki should be taking notes. And yet Yokoi is the only one who ever notices. She’s the only one who sees disaster looming as Seki’s nefarious plans slowly build to their evil fruition. And worst of all, while Seki always seems to get away with it, the constant distractions and paranoia that he’s inducing in Yokoi keep getting HER into trouble. It’s just not fair. But despite the consequences, Yokoi finds herself unable to look away. To ignore him. So with every class, the tension and torture begin again in Tonari No Seki-Kun.

Title: UTANO*PRINCESAMA MAJI LOVE KINGDOM
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 87 min.
Street Date: 7/7/2020
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English & Spanish Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: What’s better than a concert by one of your favorite singing groups? A concert by three of your favorite singing groups, of course. That’s what lucky fans get when three of the most popular vocal groups from the *Utano*Princesama franchise all come together for a single epic motion picture performance. Have you got your tickets yet? If you have, come join ST*RISH, QUARTET NIGHT, and HE*VENS as they all take to the stage. It’s an epic battle of the bands where there’s no battle and everyone wins in Utano*Princesama Maji Love Kingdom.

Title: FATE/KALEID LINER PRISMA ILLYA VOW IN THE SNOW
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 89 min.
Street Date: 7/14/2020
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: Despite his adoptive father’s warnings that the girl found in the remnants of a destroyed city is too dangerous to be considered anything other than a tool or weapon, Shiro Emiya comes to treat Miyu as a younger sister. But when Shiro relaxes his guard and Miyu starts normal school, the Ainsworth family and their agents swoop in, kidnapping the girl with the goal of sacrificing her. Faced with the realization that Miyu’s ability to do good will always be equaled by her capacity for destruction, Shiro must attempt to both rescue his adopted sister, and decide how to confront the threat that her powers will always pose. The lines between noble deeds and monstrous acts, and between hero and fanatic, will be the breaking points in the epic feature film Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya: Vow in the Snow.

Title: FATE/KALEID LINER PRISMA ILLYA PRISMA*PHANTASM
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 62 min.
Street Date: 7/14/2020
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: If there’s one thing that the long-running Fate/stay night franchise has always been noted for, it’s the creative freedom that allows every new installment to develop its own unique take on the overall concept and base set of continuing characters. However, no matter how diverse many of the previous installments have been, you’re almost certainly not going to be prepared for the non-stop surreal silliness and fever dream alternative concepts unleashed in this demented new OVA installment. From a surreal talk show where a berserker hostess puts her hapless assassin brother co-host through an increasingly grueling wringer, to spicy ramen endurance tests, magical girls gone wild and wholesale gender-swapping for no apparent reason, you’ve never seen anything like Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma*Illya: Prisma*Phantasm.

Title: HOW CLUMSY YOU ARE, MISS UENO.
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 180 min.
Street Date: 7/21/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Is it possible for a girl to be TOO smart for her own good? Ueno is a genius when it comes to understanding chemical reactions and building cutting edge technology, but whenever she tries to use her brilliance to dazzle the cute guy in her science club, the results are inevitably disastrous. But yet, no matter how wrong things go when Ueno tries to impress Tanaka with her ability to convert her own urine into drinking water or use anti-gravity to replace umbrellas, our heroine is determined to keep putting round pegs into square holes until she finds the one that opens the lock to his heart. The results are unpredictable, but usually catastrophic, as Ueno discovers that blinding him with science isn’t anywhere near as simple as she’d hoped in How Clumsy You Are, Miss Ueno.

Title: PATLABOR SPECIAL EDITION
Published by: Maiden Japan
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 2161 min.
Street Date: 7/21/2020
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $99.98

SYNOPSIS: Building the city of the future is a tough job, but the development of Labors… giant robots specifically designed for construction and other heavy duty tasks… is transforming the world. Unfortunately, when someone puts that much power in a machine, the one thing that’s certain is that someone somewhere will find a way to use it to commit crimes. That’s why Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has its massive Ingram Patrol Labors and the brave men and women of Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2… including the team’s most recent recruit, the mecha obsessed Noa Azumi. Get ready for some of the wildest, most incredible adventures ever as Noa and her new comrades in arms hit the street in the ultimate collection of one of anime’s most legendary creations – Mobile Police Patlabor.

Title: O MAIDENS IN YOUR SAVAGE SEASON
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 7/28/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: It started when the Literature Club’s president, Rika, began reading some especially lurid prose out loud to the other girls, but the major turning point was when the term “bucket list” was discussed and Niina stated that having sex was at the top of hers. From there… well, they were a group of young women swimming in the sea of hormones of a modern high school. How could they NOT find their brains preoccupied with sex? Especially with Kazusa dealing with her feelings for a childhood friend, Hitoha secretly writing adult novels without any experience, and Momoko experiencing revelations about her own orientation. A whole new chapter is about to begin in the lives of five young women as they venture past the printed page and into the real world in O Maidens in Your Savage Season.

Title: REVUE STARLIGHT PREMIUM BOX SET
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 7/28/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $149.98

SYNOPSIS: As the 99th graduating class of the Seisho Music Academy prepares for their annual review, “Starlight,” aspiring actress Karen Aijo is happy just to have the chance to be in the cast. But when Karen’s childhood friend Hikari mysteriously arrives after years abroad, Karen quickly learns that there is more going on at Seisho than the normal drama classes. Following Hikari late one night, Karen discovers an elevator that takes her deep below the Earth, where the secret auditions for the leads in Starlight is underway… a competition that is fought with real weapons as well as song and dance. Goaded by the giraffe in charge of the trials, Karen throws caution to the wind and takes the stage herself… but will she be ready to survive the ultimate contest of drama and skills that is Revue Starlight?

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