Section23 Films Announces January 2020 Release Slate

Home video distributor Section23 Films has announced its January 2020 slate of releases featuring Sentai Filmworks’ hit title by the acclaimed studio, Kyoto Animation, Tsurune. Available on Blu-ray and special Limited Edition Premium Box Set.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming January 2020

Title: THE GIRL IN TWILIGHT
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 1/7/2020
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Every day, Asuka and her friends Nana, Mia, Yu and Chloe go to a certain temple to find out if an urban legend they heard is true: that if you set your radio to a random channel at 4:44 PM, and pray really hard, you can open a door into another dimension. It’s a game, really, and the girls don’t take it too seriously. Until the day it works and they find themselves in another world where there are people who look suspiciously like them. But messing around with alternate realities is dangerous, and as the girls travel from one world to the next, they find themselves thrust into increasingly perilous situations. Will they all survive? Will they still be the people they were when they started? The revelations unfold along with the dimensions in The Girl in Twilight.

Title: THE PRICE OF SMILES
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 1/14/2020
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: The orphaned Princess Yuki of the Kingdom of Soleil is still only a young girl, but she’s trying hard to learn the skills she desperately needs. What the Princess doesn’t know, however, is that even her most trusted advisors have been shielding her from a deadly fact: Soleil and its neighbor, the Empire of Grandiga, are heading to war. Meanwhile, in the Empire, a young soldier named Stella Shining prepares for battle. Despite having already lost her parents to conflict, Stella is unusual in that she always tries to keep a smile on her face… even when there’s nothing left to smile about. As Yuki discovers the truth, a new form of weapon is unleashed, and Stella’s smile slowly becomes a deathly rictus grin when two nations go to war in The Price of Smiles.

Title: NO GAME, NO LIFE STEELBOOK
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 405 min.
Street Date: 1/21/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $99.98

SYNOPSIS: For years, Sora and his stepsister Shiro have hidden from reality, rarely leaving their home and unable to stand being separated. Online, however, they’re famed for their gaming skills as the tag-team duo known as BLANK, and there’s no challenge that they won’t tackle. Then a chess match against a mysterious opponent known as Tet turns out to be the opening gambit in something much bigger than anyone on Earth could have ever imagined. Because this game is the ultimate competition, and the outcome determines the fates of not just the players, but of entire civilizations and species. Can two misfits who can barely handle their own lives rise to the occasion and save the human race? The competition is on as the battle begins in No Game, No Life.

Title: MONSTER MUSUME STEELBOOK
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 350 min.
Street Date: 1/21/2020
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $99.98

SYNOPSIS: No one expected the government to suddenly acknowledge the existence of demi-human species like harpies and centaurs, but when a careless Integration Agent shows up on Kimihito Kurusu’s doorstep with an attractive Lamia in tow, he suddenly finds himself designated as a “Host Family”. This might not be so bad, except that while Miia’s top half is all girl and quickly develops a crush on her new human host, her snakelike bottom half makes that crush literal with a tendency to squeeze the life out of him. Plus, there’s also the little problem that it’s illegal for humans and non-humans to have THOSE kinds of relationships. With woman-in-black Agent Smith always sniffing about for improprieties, things only get more hectic in the Kurusu household when bird-brained Papi the harpy and master-seeking centaur Centorea need places to roost and stable. As the house gets crowded with even more captivating cuties, can any human male survive under such tempestuous and tempting conditions? Find out in Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls.

Title: TSURUNE
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 350 min.
Street Date: 1/28/2020
Format: BD, PBS
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98, $99.98

SYNOPSIS: Becoming a great archer requires more than just a steady hand and a good eye. It takes focus; the ability to find exactly the right moment to release the bowstring and send your arrow streaking to its target. As a child, Minato Narumiya became entranced with kyudo, the Japanese art of archery, but after years of study, he suddenly quit after an incident during a middle school tournament. Now, his high school’s Kyudo Club has approached him, and between the encouragement of the coach and several classmates he used to practice with, Minato is reluctantly convinced to pick up the bow again. But is the timing right? Is Minato really ready for competition, or is he destined to miss the bullseye again? It’s time to take aim and meet the challenge of becoming the best in Tsurune.

HIDIVE to Stream the No Game, No Life Zero Anime Film

HIDIVE has announced that it will stream the No Game, No Life Zero anime film beginning on September 1, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. EDT in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and other territories. The stream will be available with English, Spanish, and Japanese audio with English and Spanish subtitles.

The film opened in Japan in July 2017. Sentai Filmworks premiered with both the English dub and Japanese audio at the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival in September 2017 before screening it in select U.S. theaters in October 2017. Sentai will release the film in North America on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on August 28, 2018.

Source: ANN

No Game No Life, Desu! Spin-off Manga Ends

The January 2018 issue of Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine has published the last chapter of Yuu Kamiya and Kazuya Yuizaki’s No Game No Life, Desu! spin-off manga.

Yuizaki’s spin-off manga is based on Kamiya’s No Game, No Life light novel series, and focuses on the daily life of Izuna Hatsuse. Yuizaki launched the series in Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine in the magazine’s July 2015 issue, and Kadokawa published the manga’s third compiled volume on April 22, 2017. Yen Press licensed the manga and released the second volume on September 19, 2017.

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks Ramps Up No Game, No Life Zero Theatrical Release With Exclusive Premieres, Nationwide and International Rollout

After a successful Japanese domestic run, leading distributor of anime programming, Sentai Filmworks, has announced that No Game, No Life Zero is set to captivate North American audiences with exclusive premiere screenings in Los Angeles during the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival (LA-AFF). The English-subtitled U.S. premiere on Saturday, September 16, 2017, is already sold out, and the September 15, 2017 English dub grand premiere is rapidly selling out. Immediately following the premieres, in partnership with distributors Azoland Pictures and Fathom Events, No Game, No Life Zero will launch in more than 1,000 theaters across North America, with international showings to follow, making this one of the widest releases of its kind.

No Game, No Life Zero takes place 6,000 years before the events in the television series. War has consumed the land, tearing apart the heavens, destroying stars, and even threatening to wipe out the human race. Amid the chaos and destruction, a young man named Riku leads humanity toward the tomorrow his heart believed in. One day, in the ruins of an Elf city, he meets Schwi, a female exiled “ex-machina” android, who asks him to teach her what it means to have a human heart.

“The world of No Game, No Life already made a passionate impression on countless fans with the television series’ unique character dynamics and its core theme of the perseverance of the human spirit in the face of impossible circumstances,” said Sentai Filmworks President and CEO, John Ledford. “No Game, No Life Zero takes those core elements and amplifies them exponentially. This film will resonate deeply with fans who love the franchise, and filmgoers who will experience a paradoxical world where nothing is certain, except perhaps the strength of the human heart.”

For ticketing, franchise, and event information, please visits NoGameNoLifeZero.com.

Tickets on Sale Now for No Game No Life Zero Special Two-Night Cinema Event

No Game, No Life Zero will kick off its distribution to U.S. audiences for a special two-day Fathom Events showing in movie theaters nationwide on October 5, 2018 and October 8, 2017. Tickets and more information are now available at nogamenolifezero.com.

Moviegoers will get to experience the full feature as well as a special introduction, director commentary, voice actor commentary and more, created exclusively for audiences of this two-day screening.

The Japanese audio with English subtitle screening will take place on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

The English dub screening, directed by Sentai Filmworks ADR Director Kyle Colby Jones and starring Scott Gibbs and Caitlynn French, will take place on Sunday, October 8, 2017.

No Game, No Life Zero is the prequel story to the 2014 anime series, No Game, No Life. The story takes place 6,000 years before Sora and Shiro were even a blink in the history of Disboard. War consumed the land, tearing apart the heavens, destroying stars, and even threatening to wipe out the human race. Amid the chaos and destruction, a young man named Riku leads humanity toward the tomorrow his heart believed in. One day, in the ruins of an Elf city, he meets Schwi, a female exiled “ex-machina” android who asks him to teach her what it means to have a human heart.

No Game, No Life Zero Film’s U.S. Theatrical Release Is Scheduled for October 2017

Sentai Filmworks has announced that its nationwide theatrical release for the No Game, No Life Zero film is scheduled for October 2017. The film will screen in select theaters with Japanese audio and English subtitles on October 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. local time and then screen with the English dub on October 8, 2017 at 12:55 p.m. local time. The screenings will be accompanied by special footage of members of the cast and crew.

Sentai Filmworks will premiere the film with an English dub at the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival on September 15, 2017, and in Japanese with English subtitles the day after. Azoland Pictures is handling theatrical distribution.

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks to Premiere No Game, No Life Zero with English Dub

Sentai Filmworks and Los Angeles-based Azoland Pictures will be premiering the animated feature film, No Game, No Life Zero, at the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival (LA-AFF).

No Game, No Life Zero will make its North American debut with the never-before-seen English dub of the movie at the grand premiere event on Friday, September 15, 2017. An English-subtitled screening of the film with the original Japanese audio will also debut at LA-AFF on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

The film’s English ADR production will be directed by Kyle Colby Jones, who also conducted the English version of the No Game, No Life anime television series.

The movie’s English dub cast will include vocal talent from the original English production of the anime series, including Scott Gibbs, Caitlynn French, Shannon Emerick, and Kira Vincent-Davis.

Tickets for the extremely limited grand premiere of No Game, No Life Zero are currently available via nogamenolifezero.com.