Section23 Films Announces March 2021 Slate

Home video distributor Section23 Films has announced its March 2021 slate of releases.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming March 2021

Title: ARAGNE: SIGN OF VERMILLION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 75 min.
Street Date: 3/2/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: There’s something very wrong with the apartment that young university student Rin has rented, and it’s more than just the terrible condition that it’s in. There’s something grim and foreboding about the place… an omnipresent atmosphere of dread that makes Rin feel as though she’s constantly being watched by a thousand unblinking eyes. And the surrounding area isn’t any better. Between sinister street people on strange missions, bizarre cults and rumors of a serial killer, it might seem that staying locked in behind closed doors would be the safest thing to do. But what if the real danger is already inside? There’s no escape for Rin or her secrets now, and the only thing more terrifying than the horrific events that take place in her apartment are the nightmarish entities that conduct them in Aragne: Sign of Vermillion.

Title: PET
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 3/9/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: What if someone was able to reach into your mind and change your memories? To alter your perceptions, see things that aren’t there, and remember events that never happened? You could drive off a cliff believing that you were still on the road, or commit murder without knowing what you had done. Now imagine being one of the people born with this ability. Knowing how easily our entire world can be taken apart, would you accept orders to manipulate others? That’s the conundrum that Hiroki, Satoru and Tsukasa find themselves in as they’re employed as psychic hitmen and enforcers by a mysterious agency. Or, at least, that’s what might be happening. Because they themselves are almost certainly being manipulated, and the concepts of truth and reality cease to have meaning when you’re one of the terrifying beings known as a PET.

Title: BANG DREAM! 3RD SEASON
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 3/23/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: The girls of Poppin’Party have come a long way, but the competition coming up is the biggest yet – the BanG Dream! Girls Band challenge at the legendary Budokan. Slots to compete are limited and the usual competitors will be vying for the chance, but the band to beat is the new RAISE A SUILEN, whose founder, Chiyu, has sworn to destroy both Roselia and Poppin’Party. Indeed, Chiyu’s main goal is to make Roselia’s lead Yukina pay for denying Chiyu a spot as a producer, and the musical prodigy has the connections and resources to push the competition up to the next level. Can Poppin’Party keep up with the increased tempo and meet challenges like producing their own music video? They’ll have to if they want to make it to the big show in season three of BanG Dream!.

Title: KANDAGAWA JET GIRLS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 3/23/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Rin Namiki’s greatest ambition is to follow in her late mother’s footsteps and compete in Kandagawa Jet Racing, where teams of girls on jet skis race while firing high-powered water guns to slow their competitors’ jets (and blow off their clothing). But since there’s no jet racing in Rin’s remote fishing village, that means moving, all by herself, to a girls’ school in faraway Tokyo. Meanwhile, Misa Aoi dreamed of becoming a great player, but those ambitions floundered until Rin transferred to her school, displaying astonishing skill for a newcomer. Is it fate? Now they “only” have to resurrect their school’s Jet Riding Club, endure brutal training, and face some seriously skilled rivals… but even the toughest tasks are easier when you’re doing something you love with someone who’s quickly becoming far more than just a friend in Kandagawa Jet Girls.

Title: MADE IN ABYSS STEELBOOK
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 330 min.
Street Date: 3/30/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $129.98

SYNOPSIS: Anyone can descend into the Abyss, but few who survive the massive, multi-leveled pit’s dangers make it back unravaged by madness and nightmarish physical transformations. Still, when 12-year-old Riko learns that her missing mother may be alive in the Abyss’ inky depths, she and her friend Reg decide to brave the ultimate darkness in the astonishing twin feature films that recap the acclaimed TV series, Made in Abyss. But as harrowing and gut-wrenching as those adventures may be, the tensions will only continue to mount. Because now Riko, Reg and Nanachi must ford seas of corpses, survive fields of parasitic insects, and confront the most potentially dangerous entity of all, Bondrewd, the body shifting guardian of the gate to the sixth level, in the all-new feature length masterpiece – Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul.

Title: CAGASTER OF AN INSECT CAGE
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 3/31/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: The nightmare that wiped out two thirds of the human race thirty years ago wasn’t caused by germs. It was bugs on an entirely different kind of scale: bizarre insects that mutate their victims into half-human creatures that rapidly evolve into rampaging giant monsters. Yet, as unstoppable as the monstrous insects seemed, humanity is as hard to kill as cockroaches, and exterminators like Kidou now spend their lives stalking and killing the creatures called Cagasters. As the brief still-partially human phase is the best time to strike, however, exterminators soon learn to distance themselves, socially and emotionally, from normal people. But when Kidou finds himself suddenly tasked with returning a young survivor to her mother, he starts to realize that his emotions and humanity may not be buried as deeply as he believed in Cagaster of an Insect Cage.

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