Section23 Films Announces April 2022 Slate

Home video distributor Section23 Films has announced its April 2022 slate of anime releases.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming April 2022

Title: MY MENTAL CHOICES ARE COMPLETELY INTERFERING WITH MY SCHOOL ROMANTIC COMEDY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 275 min.
Street Date: 4/5/2022
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: Have you ever wished that the world was like an RPG, where the options needed to accomplish your goals are displayed in front of you? Well, that’s what’s happened to Kanade Amakusa and his life is a living hell. Why? Because it’s constantly forcing him to make strange choices at the most embarrassing times, and if he doesn’t choose, it HURTS. And to make things worse, often none of the choices are good ones while others seem insane. Like the time one reads “Have a beautiful girl fall from the sky” and then one does. Unfortunately, now the girl has amnesia and she was supposed to help him fix his curse. Is there some weird objective Kanade is supposed to achieve? Or is he just a pawn in a game in My Mental Choices Are Completely Interfering With My School Romantic Comedy.

Title: TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/5/2022
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: Every year, Tsukino Entertainment Production puts on a concert highlighting the company’s roster of idol groups, but this year the company has gone all out and will hold the concert in the massive Budokan. Being chosen to perform is a huge honor, but also an onerous task, as the concert is drawing near and each group must create four new songs for the event. As the days count down, each boy group faces its own unique challenges, with returning veterans SolidS struggling to find enough new inspiration to outshine the fresh dazzle of upcoming newbies Growth and QUELL, while the idol group SOARA must learn how to avoid the mistakes that held them back in the past. The synergy of a real staged event and the spectacle of animation combine in the biggest male idol group event ever: TsukiPro – The Animation.

Title: DRIFTING DRAGONS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 4/12/2022
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: Dragons may be huge flying leviathans, but their colossal bodies are also treasure troves of valuable oils and enough succulent flesh to feed small villages. So, even though it’s incredibly dangerous, the profession of draking is still profitable enough for the crews of airships like the Quin Zaza to risk their lives in the deadly pursuit of the airborne behemoths. The mortality rate can be high, however, and the Zaza‘s newest recruit, Takita, will have to learn the ins and outs of her lethal new vocation quickly, even as her reckless crewmate Mika seems determined to set the worst possible example. That leaves it up the rest of the Quin Zaza crew to keep the new rookie on the right side of the food chain as they pursue the deadliest catch of all – Drifting Dragons.

Title: FOOD WARS SEASON 5
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/12/2022
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: The first semester of the second year is coming to a close, and finals have begun. It seems that Soma and his classmates have been dealt a recipe for disaster: in just three days, they must make at least three million yen (approximately 27 thousand dollars) at the restaurant they’ve been assigned. However, while other teams have been placed in restaurants that are already in operation, Soma’s team receives a dilapidated property that must be restored first. But that’s only a minor challenge compared to what comes next, as the top students from all levels of Totsuki compete to become one of the school’s three representatives at BLUE, one of the world’s most legendary culinary competitions. Tempers flare, surprise ingredients abound, and someone’s sure to get burned in most heated cook off of all in the fifth and possibly final season of Food Wars.

Title: NEEDLESS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 4/19/2022
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: World War III ended 50 years ago, and where Tokyo once stood is a contaminated wasteland where a handful of survivors have gained astonishing powers. Powers they use to fight each other in a battle for supremacy because, you know, that’s what people with super powers do. Destroyer priest Adam Blade is one of the most powerful of the “Needless,” but his inhuman strength and healing are tempered by one crucial flaw: he’s a hopeless horn dog who can’t resist pretty girls. That’s probably why he’s partnered with ditzy shape-shifter Eve, and it’s a weakness that his rivals are all too happy to use against him. Constantly. If you want a respectable hero, you’d be better off ordering a sandwich, but if your idea of fun is kicking tail and chasing it, he’s the MC you want in Needless.

Title: STELLA WOMEN’S ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION C3
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 4/19/2022
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: Belonging to clubs is a major part of the Japanese High School experience, but usually those clubs don’t require shooting each other. That’s not the case with the club that Yura Yamato’s roommate belongs to, however, and at C3 (short for Command, Control and Communications), Sonora and some of the other trigger happy girls at Stella Women’s Academy happily spend their downtime racking up high scores in survival games played with soft-pellet airsoft guns. But does Yura have what it takes to stand up to the heat of mock combat? The only way to find out is for her to enter the battle zone and aim for the top. Find out why some girls just want to have guns as Yura, Sonora, Karila, Rento, Honoka, and Yachiyo take the field in Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C3.

Title: MUSHIBUGYO TV
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 650 min.
Street Date: 4/26/2022
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: Cleaving insects in flight with one’s sword was once an impressive display of samurai skill, but since Japan was invaded by the bug-monsters known as the “Mushi,” it’s impressive just to survive a battle with one. That’s the task of the Mushibugyo, the warriors who specialize in fighting the insect scourge, and to erase a stain he brought upon his family’s honor, young Jinbei Tsukishima is determined to join their ranks. It won’t be easy, and the young swordsman has his work cut out for him impressing a team that includes a female ninja with a knack for explosives, a master of shikigami magic, and a roster of other powerful fighters. On the other hand, a certain beautiful and well-endowed innkeeper he rescues quickly becomes a fan, so at least there are some perks to becoming a Mushibugyo.

Source: Sentai Filmworks

Section23 Films Announces November 2021 Slate

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

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming November 2021

Title: HENTAI PRINCE AND THE STONY CAT
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 11/2/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: Koto is a total pervert whose inability to project any emotion is a constant problem. Tsukiko, on the other hand, has the opposite issue and can’t stop blurting out whatever she happens to be thinking, no matter how juvenile or inappropriate. So, when these two misfits each learn about a stone statue of a cat that can magically remove a single personality trait, they jump on it. Unfortunately, it turns out that the cat doesn’t just take the personality trait away, it transfers it to somebody else. Now Koto can’t stop stalking without a filter for his perverted thoughts while Tsukiko is unable to display emotion. So the only solution to their NEW problems is to find the original owners of the problems the cat has “fixed” and arrange an un-swap in Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat.

Title: PROBLEM CHILDREN ARE COMING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, AREN’T THEY?
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 275 min.
Street Date: 11/16/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: On the planet Little Garden, the dangerous Gift Games played between individuals with unique abilities are the route to wealth, power and global dominance. Where there are winners, however, there are also losers, and the No Name faction has been so decimated that only 120 members, mostly children, remain. Now there’s just one hope: Bring in outside recruits and gamble that their new abilities will reverse the tide. And on a world known as Earth, they find Izayoi, Asuka and Yo. The three new players have no idea what they’re getting into, let alone any inkling as to how dangerous the games really are, but all are far more formidable than they appear. The battle for supremacy will be anything except fun and games as the ultimate fight for power begins in Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They?

Title: SCIENCE FELL IN LOVE, SO I TRIED TO PROVE IT
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 11/16/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: When university researcher Ayame Himuro confesses to fellow researcher Shinya Yukimura that she’s in love with him, it sets off an interesting debate. Being the kind of students that they are, Yukimura wonders if love can be proven as a formula. Himuro’s first attempt, counting increased heartbeats and numbers of longing glances, seem promising. However, when they test those results under laboratory conditions, reenacting scenes from romantic manga, the data gets confusing. Especially after they drag in classmate Kanade Kotonoha to act as a “control,” since when she and Yukimura reenact the same scenes, much of the “physical evidence” is duplicated. Of course, that just means that they and their entire research team will just have to try harder. Is love blind? And was it blinded by science? Find out in Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It.

Title: GIRLS UND PANZER DAS FINALE – PART 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 66 min.
Street Date: 11/23/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: After falling for BC Freedom High’s clever deception, the Oarai Girl’s High tank-maidens find themselves faced with an entirely different battlefront than expected. However, Yukari suspects that any bluff that could have been carried out so easily by so many people must have some basis in fact. So, as the other school teams prepare for combat across the competition, Oarai digs down with a plan to undermine the groundwork beneath their opposition. Too much digging is dangerous, though, and the girls are next troubled to discover that the foundations of Momo’s personal life are equally unstable. With the victor of the Koala Forest High vs. Chi-Ha-Tan Academy battle as their next opponent, it’s a war on all fronts in Girls und Panzer Das Finale – Part 2. BONUS: The events preceding the BC Freedom battle are revealed in The Tayuki Wars OVA.

Title: FOOD WARS 4 PREMIUM BOX SET
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 11/30/2021
Format: COMBO
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: The ultimate Regimental Food War continues as the culinary rebels led by Soma and the members of Kyokusei square off against epicurean elitist Azami and the Totsuki Ten. At stake – the future of dining across Japan. Because if the rebels fail, Azami intends to impose his own tastes and techniques on the entire restaurant industry. But the fine dining control freak has made a serious mistake in threatening the futures of Soma’s friends and family, as while the rebels may seem less experienced overall, this is ultimately a clash of skill, dedication, and, most of all, taste. That may be a recipe for disaster for the seasoned veterans. There are truffled times ahead, and it’s anyone’s guess as to whose goose will ultimately be cooked in the mind-roasting season long battle that is Food Wars! The Fourth Plate.

Title: KAKEGURUI S1
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 11/30/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: Only the extremely rich can enroll at Hyakkaou Private Academy, but few remain that way and many lose more than everything. Run by a corrupt and sadistic school council, the “system” at Hyakkaou is based on gambling, with losers who are unable to cover their debts being demeaned by their peers and forced to serve their debtholders. And if that’s not terrifying enough, some games can result in losing an eye, one’s fingernails, or even their life. But the system is shocked when transfer student Yumeko Jabami arrives. Dark, mysterious and attractive, she’s a wildcard who plays for the thrill of it… and to maintain her habit, she’s become insanely skilled. The odds are rigged, and the council will stop at nothing to destroy her, but they’re about to be steamrolled by a high roller from Hell in Kakegurui.

Source: Sentai Filmworks

Crunchyroll Adds the and Food Wars! OVAs and Haikyu!! OADs To Its Catalog

Crunchyroll announced that it has added the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma OAVs as well as the Haikyu!! OAD episodes to its catalog. Currently, the first two Food Wars! OVAs, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: Takumi’s Downtown Competition and Food Wars! The Third Plate: Erina at Polar Star Dormitory are available on the service. Additional OAVs will be released in the future, with all 5 OAVs being made available soon.

The Haikyu!! OAD episodes are available to users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Turkey, and Latin America.

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll to Add the English Dub of the Food Wars! The Fourth Plate Anime

Crunchyroll has announced that it is adding the English dub of the Food Wars! The Fourth Plate anime to its service on February 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. PST. The dub will be available in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.

The story of Food Wars! is described as:

Shokugeki no Soma centers on Yukihira Soma, a middle school student who is determined to surpass his father’s culinary skills. One day, his father decides to close down their family restaurant and hone his skills in Europe. Before leaving he enrolls Soma in an elite culinary school that is extremely difficult to enter with a graduation rate of only 10 percent. Will Soma be able to improve his skills, or will the kitchen prove to be too hot?

Source: Crunchyroll

Food Wars! The Third Plate Anime to Premiere on Toonami on February 27, 2021

Toonami has announced that the block will be adding the Food Wars! The Third Plate to its lineup on February 27, 2021 at 1:00 a.m.

The Toonami lineup for February 27, 2021 includes:

  • 12:00 a.m. – Dragon Ball Super
  • 12:30 a.m. – Attack on Titan
  • 01:00 a.m. – Food Wars! The Third Plate
  • 01:30 a.m. – Fire Force
  • 02:00 a.m. – Black Clover
  • 02:30 a.m. – SSSS.Gridman
  • 03:00 a.m. – Naruto Shippuden
  • 03:30 a.m. – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

All 24 episodes of Food Wars! The Third Plate will run on Toonami, with new installments airing every Saturday.

Source: Crunchyroll
Source: Toonami Facebook page

English Cast Announced for Food Wars!: The Fourth Plate Anime

The English cast has been announced for the Food Wars!: The Fourth Plate anime:

  • Blake Shepard is Soma Yukihira
  • Jad Saxton is Megumi Tadokoro
  • Stephanie Wittels is Erina Nakiri
  • Ian Sinclair is Azami Nakiri
  • Michael Wronski is Tosuke Megishima
  • Morgan Berry is Rindo Kobayashi
  • Alejandro Saab is Terunori Kuga
  • Kregg Daily is Akira Hayama
  • Christina Kelly is Alice Nakiri
  • Rob Mungle is Subaru Mimasaka
  • Scott Gibbs is Satoshi Isshiki
  • Kelley Peters is Ryoko Sakaki
  • Courtland Johnson is Somaei Saito
  • Bryson Baugus is Takumi Aldini
  • Clint Bickham is Isami Aldini
  • Nathan Wilson is Eishi Tsukasa
  • Luci Christian is Yuki Yoshino
  • Heidi Hinkel is Nene Kinokuni
  • John Swasey is Senzaemon
  • Alan Brincks is Soe Nakiri
  • Jennifer Gilbert is Urara
  • Andrew Love is Aoki
  • Corey Hartzog is Sato
  • Elissa Cuellar is Decora
  • Natalie Rial is Corage, Bucchi
  • Greg Ayres is Zenji Marui
  • Houston Hayes is Shun Ibusaki
  • Benjamin McLaughlin is Kojiro Shinomiya
  • Ty Mahany is Gin Dojima
  • Anthony Hunter is Etsuya Eizan
  • Brittney Karbowski is Hisako Arato
  • Leraldo Anzaldua is Ryo Kurokiba
  • Cat Thomas is Anne
  • Blake Jackson is Charme
  • Holly Segarra is Momo Akanegakubo
  • James Belcher is Narrator

Kyle Colby Jones is directing the dub.

Food Wars!: The Fourth Plate premiered in October 2019 and has 12 episodes. Crunchyroll simulcast the series as it aired in Japan.

Source: ANN

Section23 Films Announces February 2021 Slate

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

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming February 2021

Title: TWITTERING BIRDS NEVER FLY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 85 min.
Street Date: 2/2/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: Yakuza bosses are supposed to be tough, ruthless, and treat their men like cogs in a callous criminal machine. When former cop and ex-con Chikara Doumeki accepts his latest bodyguard assignment, however, he realizes that there’s something different about his new boss, Yashiro. Because while Yashiro may seem as emotionally distant as his counterparts, he’s also a closet masochist who enjoys receiving pain as much as his job involves bringing it. Yashiro’s feelings for a least a few of his men also extends far beyond what’s normally extended to other members of the same crime family… a group that now includes Chikara. Of course, Chikara’s got his own issues, and nobody can beat an ex-cop when it comes to putting the lockdown on a relationship. Except, possibly, a true King of Pain in Twittering Birds Never Fly ~ The Clouds Gather.

Title: MAJESTIC PRINCE: GENETIC AWAKENING
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 105 min.
Street Date: 2/9/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: The alien Wulgaru’s last assault against humanity was foiled by the heroic actions of the genetically enhanced humans known as the Evolved Children in their advanced AHSMB battle armor, but now a new attack has been launched against Earth under an even deadlier champion, Diorna, created from the fusion of DNA from two Wulgaru Royals. Unfortunately, Izuru Hitachi, the leader of Team Rabbits who defeated the Wulgaru Royal Jiart, is still out of action and recovering, so the task of marshalling the Majestic Princes and stopping Diorna falls upon the unready shoulders of Toshikazu Asagi. Together with the remaining members of Team Rabbits and the recently created Team Fawn, it’s up to Asagi to hold the line against the most ruthless adversary yet in Majestic Prince: Genetic Awakening.

Title: GOURMET GIRL GRAFFITI
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 2/16/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Although Ryo Machiko is still only in middle school, both of her parents work overseas and her beloved grandmother recently passed away, so she lives in a big apartment all by herself. To keep herself occupied in that big empty space, Ryo practices her cooking, something that she thought she excelled at… but nothing ever seems quite right anymore. There’s something missing, but what could it be? The answer unexpectedly arrives with her runaway cousin Kirin, who’s looking for a place to stay while she attends cram school. Much to Ryo’s surprise, her cooking seems to improve when they eat together. Food, it turns out, always seems tastier when it’s made for and shared with people you care about, and things only get more appetizing when Ryo’s friend Shiina joins in the culinary adventures in Gourmet Girl Graffiti.

Title: MOTTO TO LOVE RU SEASON 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 2/16/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Did Riko Yuki’s life go to hell in a handbasket when a naked alien princess from the planet Deviluke suddenly appeared in his bathtub and he found himself betrothed into the universe’s most dysfunctional romantic relationship? No, but only because he never got a damned handbasket. Even if the luscious Princess Lala is finally starting to admit her real feelings for her earthling scum significant other, there are so many other things constantly going wrong that Riko’s doing well just to survive. Whether it’s due to bounty hunters, a defective transporter, body switches, alien skunks, mighty morphing power bathrooms, a sleepover that goes horribly, horribly wrong, or, that worst galactic scourge of all, Valentine’s Day, each day seems determined to prove why you should never, ever, marry a monster from outer space in the continuing conjugal cataclysm that is Motto To Love Ru.

Title: FOOD WARS SEASON 4
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 2/23/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: The ultimate Regimental Food War continues as the culinary rebels led by Soma and the members of Kyokusei square off against epicurean elitist Azami and the Totsuki Ten. At stake – the future of dining across Japan. Because if the rebels fail, Azami intends to impose his own tastes and techniques on the entire restaurant industry. But the fine dining control freak has made a serious mistake in threatening the futures of Soma’s friends and family, as while the rebels may seem less experienced overall, this is ultimately a clash of skill, dedication, and, most of all, taste. That may be a recipe for disaster for the seasoned veterans. There are truffled times ahead, and it’s anyone’s guess as to whose goose will ultimately be cooked in the mind-roasting season long battle that is Food Wars! The Fourth Plate.

Title: VENUS WARS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 105 min.
Street Date: 2/23/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $39.98

SYNOPSIS: When an ice comet slammed into the planet Venus, terraforming its toxic atmosphere into one capable of sustaining human life, mankind’s dream of colonizing other worlds became a reality. Unfortunately for the colonists, Venus isn’t the paradise they’d dreamed of. As crops fail and competition for resources intensifies, hostilities grow until the two inhabited continents stand on the brink of war. Reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capital of Aphrodia just as Ishtar attacks and only the intervention of Hiro Seno and his Battle Bike team saves her from certain death… but now Aphrodia is under Ishtar’s control and Sue, Hiro, and his teammates find themselves on the run. However, their unique skill at Battle Bike, which combines motorcycle racing with roller derby, may just prove to be the secret weapon Aphrodia needs to win the Venus Wars.

Netflix Is Now Streaming the Second Season of the Food Wars! Anime

The Fandom Post is reporting that Netflix is now streaming Food Wars! The Second Plate, which is the second season for the Food Wars! anime. Language tracks are in English and Japanese, and subtitles are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Yoshitomo Yonetani directed this season, based on scripts by Shogo Yasukawa. Tomoyuki Shitaya designed the characters, and JC Staff handled the animation production.

Source: The Fandom Post

HBO Max Adds the Death Note, Hunter x Hunter, Food Wars!, and Tower of God Anime

The HBO Max streaming service added the Death Note, Hunter x Hunter, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate, and Tower of God anime in June 2020.

The service added all 37 episodes of Death Note on June 16, 2020, the first 99 episodes of the 2011 Hunter x Hunter anime on June 23, 2020, and Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate (the fourth season of Food Wars!) on June 30, 2020. The service added the Tower of God anime on June 19, 2020, and it is adding episodes on a delayed schedule after they premiere on Crunchyroll.

HBO Max launched on May 27, 2020. Crunchyroll offered 17 anime series at launch, and it will offer more anime for HBO Max every quarter. The service had previously revealed that the Hunter x Hunter and Death Note anime would be available on the service within one year after its launch.

Source: ANN

Food Wars! Anime to Resume on July 3, 2020

The official website for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate, the fifth season of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime, has announced that the anime will resume on July 3, 2020. The website reported earlier in May 2020 that future new episodes would be delayed further “until July or later” due to the effects of COVID-19.

Food Wars! was first delayed in mid-April 2020. The anime premiered on April 10, 2020, and Crunchyroll is simulcasting the series as it airs.

Source: ANN