Monday, May 1, 2017

SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES AUGUST SLATE

Food Wars! Available August 15th


HOUSTON, April 25, 2017 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its August slate of releases; including two Limited Edition Premium Box Sets from Sentai Filmworks. Food Wars! and Ushio & Tora!

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming August 2017

Title: HIDAMARI SKETCH: HONEYCOMB COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 8/8/2017
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98 

SYNOPSIS: Studying at the Yamabuki Arts High School has been a dream-come-true for Yuno, and she's learned so much already! Not just from her instructors, but from the friends and neighbors who've become her second family and made the Hidamari Apartments such a safe and nurturing home. But as the day of her "big sisters" Sae and Hiro's graduation draws slowly closer, it's time for Yuno to start seriously taking on the same role for Nazuna, Nori and the other budding young artists who've entered Hidamari's protective cocoon. And it's also time to tackle some really challenging artistic assignments. That doesn't mean there won't still be time for fun with Miyako and all the others, but it's definitely time to pencil in her plans for the future. And sometimes that means putting the art before the course! Prepare to be drawn in once again as the magic that surrounds Hidamari continues in HIDAMARI SKETCH X HONEYCOMB - The COMPLETE COLLECTION!

Title: FOOD WARS! COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 8/15/2017
Format: BD, DVD COMBO
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $99.98, $79.98, $199.98

SYNOPSIS: Ever since he was little, Soma Yukihira's main goals have been to beat his father in a cooking contest and take over the family diner. That's why, when his dad suddenly announces that he's shutting the restaurant down and sending Soma to cooking school, Soma is shocked. However, Tohtsuki Academy is no ordinary cooking school. This elite institution is filled with culinary giants like Erina "God Tongue" Nakiri, who does her best to keep a lowly short-order like Soma from even making it inside the door. However, if the snobs can dish it out, Soma can serve it up, and when he learns that only a handful of the students manage to graduate every year, he swears that the only way he'll leave is as number one in FOOD WARS!

Title: BAKUON!! COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 8/22/2017
Format: BD, DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98, $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Riding a bicycle may be better than walking, but when another girl zips past her on the way to class, Sakura Hane realizes that there's an even better option: motorcycles! Fortunately, Sakura's all-girl school just happens to have a motorcycle club! It only has one member though: the mysterious Raimu Kawasaki, who's never been seen without her face-obscuring helmet. But that changes immediately once Sakura and the girl who passed her, Onsa Amano, sign up and start recruiting! It won't all be easy riding… Sakura still has to earn her license, and there are problems like the club's official status having slipped, and the need to recruit a faculty sponsor. But when the rubber hits the road, those are just little potholes as six student bikers take a ride on the wild side in BAKUON!!

Title: BEYOND THE BOUNDARY –I’LL BE HERE-
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 180 min.
Street Date: 8/22/2017
Format: COMBO
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Can anyone outrun their past forever? Mirai Kuriyama's ability to control and manipulate her blood, even to use it as a weapon, has left her an outcast and pariah. But a chance encounter with Akihito Kanbara, whose own lineage is only partially human and allows him to heal from almost any injury, may have finally given her a chance at finding peace. When the cost of that path becomes apparent, will the two of them be willing to pay the price for a true happy ending? Even if it's achieved, how long can it last in a world where Mirai's mere existence is seen as a lethal threat? In two spectacular feature films, the world created in the hit series is taken to its epic, stunning conclusion: BEYOND THE BOUNDARY -I'LL BE HERE-: Past and BEYOND THE BOUNDARY -I'LL BE HERE-: Future!

Title: USHIO & TORA COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 975 min.
Street Date: 8/29/2017
Format: BD, DVD, COMBO
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $129.98, $99.98, $249.98
SYNOPSIS: Ushio always ignored his father's crazy tales about the temple where they live. All that talk of restless souls and vicious monsters are nothing more than stories, right? However, Ushio quickly rethinks his position when he discovers a locked basement with an actual demon pinned to the wall by a spear! The tiger-striped demon threatens to eat Ushio if he doesn't free him, so Ushio naturally chooses to ignore him. However, when the demon's presence starts to attract others, Ushio is forced to remove the spear to save himself. To make a bad situation even worse, freeing the demon, Tora, also bonds Ushio to the cursed Beast Spear, sending him on a journey where unspeakable dangers await. The battle is only beginning for these unlikely partners in the all-new USHIO & TORA!

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.

2018 ASIAN FILMS

2018 ASIAN FILMS

"January 24"

* Be-Bop-A-Lula (Korea)

* The Discloser (Korea)

"January 26"

* Colors of Wind (Japan)

"January 27"

* Chotto Mate Yakyubu! (Japan)

* The Crimes That Bind (Japan)

* Hoshi Meguri no Machi (Japan)

* Kami to Hito to no Aida (Japan)

* Midnight Bus (Japan)

* Rokuroku (Japan)

* Saraba Seijaku (Japan)

"January 31"

* Psychokinesis (Korea)

"February"

* Age Of The Rebellion (Korea)

* Detective K (Korea)

* Gate (Korea)

* Golden Slumber (Korea)

"February 1"

* Impossibility Defense (Japan)

"February 3"

* Blank 13 (Japan)

* Kanazawa Shutter Girl (Japan)

"February 10"

* Kenen (Japan)

* Sea Opening (Japan)

* Spiritual Bolsheviki (Japan)

* Tonight, At The Movies (Japan)

"February 16"

* River's Edge (Japan)

"February 17"

* Cherry Boys (Japan)

* Our Blue Moment (Japan)

* Sunny / 32 (Japan)

"February 22"

* In Between Seasons (Korea)

"February 24"

* Hana wa Saku ka (Japan)

* Legend of the Demon Cat (Japan)

* Reon (Japan)

"March"

* Dynamite Graffiti (Japan)

* Kyonen no Fuyu, Kimi to Wakare (Japan)

"March 3"

* Ice Cream and the Sound of Raindrops (Japan)

* Ikiru Machi (Japan)

"March 10"

* Kids on the Slope (Japan)

* Kyonen no Fuyu, Kimi to Wakare (Japan)

* Sakura Guardian in the North (Japan)

"March 17"

* Chihayafuru Part 3 (Japan)

"March 21"

* Laughing Under the Clouds (Japan)

"March 24"

* Eriko, Pretended (Japan)

"March 31"

* Honey (Japan)

* Misozi Onna (Japan)

"Spring"

* Ani Tomo (Japan)

* Inuyashiki (Japan)

* Kujira no Shima no Wasuremono (Japan)

* Little Forest (Korea)

* When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead (Japan)

"April 6"

* Call Boy (Japan)

"April 7"

* Liverleaf (Japan)

"April 14"

* Baachan Road (Japan)

"April 27"

* Marmalade Boy (Japan)

* My Little Monster (Japan)

"May"

* Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (Japan)

* Laplace's Witch (Japan)

* Umi wo Kakeru (Japan)

"May 12"

* The Blood of Wolves (Japan)

"June 1"

* 50 First Kisses (Japan)

* Over Drive (Japan)

"June 8"

* A Forest of Wool and Steel "June 9"

* Life in Overtime (Japan)

"June 15"

* Recall (Japan)

"June 23"

* Neko wa Daku Mono (Japan)

"Summer"

* The Longest Picture In The World (Japan)

* Name (Japan)

* Wiretap (Korea)

* Yakiniku Dragon (Japan)

* You tachi Happy Eigaban Himawari (Japan)

"July"

* Rainbow Days (Japan)

* Shino Can't Say Her Own Name (Japan)

"July 27"

* Code Blue (Japan)

"Fall"

* Gangoose (Japan)

* You Are the Apple of My Eye (Japan)

* Hashire! T Ko Basuketto Bu (Japan)

* Shiori (Japan)

"August 2"

* A Taxi Driver (Korea)

"August 4"

* JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (Japan)

"August 5"

* Stray Dogz 6 (Japan)

"August 9"

* Midnight Runners (Korea)

"August 12"

* Re: Born (Japan)

* Rinjin no Yukue (Japan)

"August 17"

* Criminal Conspiracy (Korea)

* The Mimic (Korea)

"August 18"

* Fireworks ... (Japan)

"August 19"

* High & Low The Movie 2 End of Sky (Japan)

* Meatball Machine Kodoku (Japan)

"August 23"

* V.I.P. (Korea)

"August 24"

* The Table (Japan)

"August 26"

* Asura Girl: A Blood-C Tale (Japan)

* Dear Etranger (Japan)

* Harunareya (Japan)

* Kansai Johnny's Jr. no Owarai Star Tanjo (Japan)

* Sekigahara (Japan)

* Tsukiko (Japan)

"August 30"

* Moo-hyun, Tale of Two Cities (Korea)

* Roman Holiday (Korea)

* Suicide Made (Korea)

* Perfect Revolution (Japan)

"September 2"

* Dadadada Seventeen (Japan)

* Friends Games: The Movie Final (Japan)

* Her Mother (Japan)

* Jinjin: Sononi (Japan)

* Second Summer... (Japan)

* Stray Dogz 7 (Japan)

* Tori Girl (Japan)

"September 7"

* Memoir of a Murderer (Korea)

* The Reservoir Game (Korea

"September 9"

* Before We Vanish (Japan)

* Good-Bye (Japan)

* Momo to Kiji (Japan)

* Seventeen, Hokuto Summer (Japan)

* The Third Murder (Japan)

"September 14"

* The End of April (Korea)

* Oh! My God: Returns (Korea)

* The Poet and The Boy (Korea) * The Running Actress (Korea)

* Spirits' Homecoming (Korea)

"September 16"

* Bokyo (Japan)

* A Boy Who Wished to be Okuda Tamio (Japan)

* Dream of Illumination (Japan)

* Tales of Chigasaki: My Little Hometown (Japan)

* Three Lights (Japan)

"September 21"

* I Can Speak (Korea)

* Star Nextdoor (Korea)

"September 23"

* Asahinagu (Japan)

* Miracles of the Namiya Store (Japan)

* Ten (Japan)

* Yurigokoro (Japan)

"September 30"

* Ajin: Demi-Human (Japan)

* Amy Said (Japan)

"October 3"

* The Fortress (Korea)

"October 4"

* The Outlaws (Korea)

"October 5"

* Perfect World (Japan)

"October 6"

* Ernesto (Japan)

"October 7"

* The Diary About Ayame's Easygoing and Aggressive Days (Japan)

* Moon and Thunder (Japan)

* Narratage (Japan)

* Outrage Coda (Japan)

* Wilderness: Part One (Japan)

"October 12"

* RV: Resurrected Victims (Korea)

"October 14"

* Kuruibana (Japan)

* Love and Lies (Japan)

* The Ringside Story (Japan)

"October 19"

* Autumn Sonata (Korea)

* Man of Will (Korea)

"October 21"

* Chi no Shio Yamamuro Gunpei (Japan)

* The Limit of Sleeping Beauty (Japan)

* Mixed Doubles (Japan)

* Psychic Kusuo (Japan)

* Wilderness: Part Two (Japan)

"October 25"

* Glass Garden (Japan)

"October 28"

* Birds Without Names (Japan)

* Dawn Wind in My Poncho (Japan)

* Linking Love (Japan)

* My Teacher (Japan)

2018 ASIAN FILMS CONTINUES

"November"

* The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps (Japan) "November 1-7"

* The Bros (Korea)

* Goodbye, Grandpa (Japan)

* Heart Blackened (Korea)

* Hyouka: Forbidden Secrets (Japan)

* The Last Recipe (Japan)

* Method (Korea)

* My Last Love (Korea)

* The Seeds of Violence (Korea)

* Yurari (Japan)

"November 8-14"

* Bow Then Kiss (Japan)

* High & Low The Movie 3 Final Mission (Japan)

* The Preparation (Korea)

* Pumpkin and Mayonnaise (Japan)

* A Special Lady (Korea)

* Yocho Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha Gekijoban (Japan)

"November 15-21"

* Death Row Family (Japan)

* Kanashi no Nora (Japan)

* Matchmaking Cruise (Japan)

* Room No.7 (Korea)

* Samurai Sensei (Japan)

* The Stand-In Thief (Japan)

* Tsumasaki no Uchu (Japan)

"November 22-30"

* The Age of Blood (Korea)

* Anonymous Noise (Japan)

* The Chase (Korea)

* Forgotten (Korea)

* Hikari (Japan)

* Itazurana Kiss The Movie (Japan)

* Lee Su-A (Korea)

* The Lowlife (Japan)

* Missing 2 (Korea)

* Spark (Japan)

* The Swindlers (Korea)

"December 1"

* Fullmetal Alchemist (Japan)

* The Last Shot in the Bar (Japan)

"December 2"

* Demekin (Japan)

* Red Sash (Japan)

"December 7"

* The First Lap (Korea)

* Sermon on the Mount (Korea)

"December 9"

* Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura (Japan)

* Vigilante (Japan)

"December 14"

* Merry Christmas Mr. Mo (Korea)

* Steel Rain (Korea)

"December 16"

* The 8-Year Engagement (Japan)

* Borderline (Japan)

* Hanagatami (Japan)

"December 20"

* Along With The Gods (Korea)

"December 23"

* Revenge Girl (Japan)

* That Is Not a Child But a Minor (Japan)

* Tremble All You Want (Japan)

* Waiting for the Moon (Japan)

"December 27"

* 1987: When The Day Comes (Korea)



2018 ASIAN DRAMA

2018 ASIAN DRAMA

"January 15-21"

* Ashitano Kimiga Motto Suki (TV Asahi)

* BG: Personal Bodyguard (TV Asahi)

* Kakuho no Onna (TV Tokyo)

* Our Place's Tasty Soybean Paste (tvN)

* Princess Jellyfish (Fuji TV)

* Residential Complex (Fuji TV)

* Return (SBS)

* You Always Haunt My Heart (TBS)

"January 22-31"

* Cross (tvN)

* Mother (tvN)

* Holiday Love (TV Asahi)

* Misty (JTBC)

* Radio Romance (KBS2)

"February"

* Children of A Lesser God (OCN)

* Sego-don (NHK)

"February 3"

* Kazoku no Tabiji (Tokai TV)

"February 5"

* Eulachacha Waikiki (JTBC)

* Should We Kiss First (SBS)

"February 7"

* The Supporting Actors 2 (TV Toky

"February 17"

* Bye Bye Blackbird (WOWOW)

"February 21"

* Queen of Mystery 2 (KBS2)

"March"

* Good Witch (SBS)

* Live (tvN)

* My Husband Oh Jak-Doo (MBC)

* My Mister (tvN)

* A Poem A Day (tvN)

* That Man Oh Soo (OCN)

* Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food (JTBC)

"March 10"

* Marry Me Now? (KBS2)

"March 12"

* Great Seducer (MBC)

"March 14"

* Let's Hold Hands Tightly and Watch The Sunset (MBC)

"March 18"

* Innocent Days (WOWOW)

"Spring"

* Are You Human Too? (KBS2)

"March 21"

* Kuinige Killer (WOWOW)

"April"

* The Confidence Man JP (Fuji TV)

* Miracle That We Met (KBS2)

* Mistress (OCN)

* Shitsuji Saionji no Meisuiri (TV Tokyo)

* Sick's Spec Saga (Paravi)

"April 2"

* Half, Blue (NHK)

"May"

* Ms. Hammurabi (JTBC)

"June 2"

* The Best Hit (MBC)

* Duel (OCN)

"June 3"

* Lurker in the Garret (Fuji TV)

"June 5"

* All Kinds of Daughters-in-Law (MBC)

"June 10"

* Stranger (tvN)

"June 11"

* Criminal Syndrome Season 2 (WOWOW)

"June 12"

* Sweet Enemy (SBS)

"June 16"

* Woman of Dignity (JTBC)

"June 17"

* Kenji Miyazawa's Table (WOWOW)

"June 23"

* Blanket Cats (NHK)

"July"

* Cheer Dance (TBS)

"July 1-7"

* The Bride of Habaek (tvN)

* Kensho Sousa (TV Tokyo)

* Maji de Koukai Shitemasu (TBS)

* Nou ni Sumaho ga Umerareta (NTV)

* We're Millennials Got a Problem? SP (NTV)

"July 8-14"

* Akira and Akira (WOWOW)

* Cecile's Plot (Fuji TV)

* Hello, Detective Hedgehog (TBS)

* I'm Sorry, I Love You (TBS)

* Keiji 7 nin (TV Asahi)

* Izakaya Fuji (TV Tokyo)

* MPD: Animal Unit (Fuji TV)

* My Loser Husband (NTV)

* Overprotected Kahoko (NTV)

* Saboriman Kantarou (TV Tokyo)

"July 15-21"

* Black Leather Notebook (TV Asahi)

* Code Blue Season 3 (Fuji TV)

* Etchan (NHK)

* Fugitive Boys (Fuji TV)

* Dead Stock (TV Tokyo)

* Gintama: Mitsuba hen (dTV)

* Keishicho Zero Gakari Second Season (TV Tokyo)

* The King in Love (MBC)

* Man Who Dies to Live (MBC)

* Ms. Kanna! (TBS)

* My Lover's Secret (NTV)

* Reunited Worlds (SBS)

* School 2017 (KBS2)

* Shimokitazawa Die Hard (TV Tokyo)

* Swimming in the Dark (TBS)

"July 22-31"

* Aino Mating Agency Inc (TV Asahi)

* Criminal Minds (tvN)

* A Person You Could Know (Naver TV Cast)

"August"

* Fall From The Sky (tvN)

"August 2"

* Meals Shogi Player Loved (Fuji TV)

"August 4"

* Strongest Deliveryman (KBS2)

"August 5"

* The Dream of Nepenthes (Fuji TV)

* Save Me (OCN)

"August 9"

* Manhole (KBS2)

"August 12"

* Live Up To Your Name (tvN)

* Plage (WOWOW)

"August 14"

* Dal-Soon's Spring (KBS2)

* Hip Hop Teacher (Naver TV Cast)

"August 15"

* Ito-kun A to E (TBS)

"August 23"

* The Best Skilled Surgeon 2017 (TV Tokyo)

* Single Wife (Dramax)

"August 25"

* Age of Youth Season 2 (JTBC) "August 28"

* Somehow 18 (Naver TV Cast)

"August 30"

* Hospital Ship (MBC)

"September 2"

* Man Who Sets the Table (MBC)

* My Golden Life (KBS2)

* Hitoshi Ueki & His Pupil (NHK)

"September 3"

* If We Were a Season (KBS2)

"September 4"

* Argon (tvN)

"September 8"

* Final Life (Amazon)

* My Voice For You (NHK)

"September 10"

* Andante (KBS1)

* Let Us Meet, Joo Oh (KBS2)

"September 11"

* Girls' Generation 1979 (KBS2)

* Magic School (Naver TV Cast)

"September 15"

* Borg Mom (MBC)

"September 16"

* Ame ga Furu to Kimi wa Yasashii (Hulu)

"September 17"

* You Are Closer Than I Think (KBS2)

"September 18"

* Kurara (NHK)

* The Secret of My Love (SBS)

* Temperature of Love (SBS)

* Wagahai no Heya de Aru (NTV)

* Yocho Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha (WOWOW)

"September 23"

* Ashi-girl (NHK)

2018 ASIAN DRAMA CONTINUES

"September 24"

* Chinmoku Hotei (WOWOW)

* Waltzing Alone (KBS2)

"September 27"

* While You Were Sleeping (SBS)

"October 1-7"

* Black Revenge (NTV)

* Bravo My Life (SBS)

* Caution, Hazardous Wife (NTV)

* Kang Duk-Soon's Love History (KBS2)

* The Last Week of Madam Jung (KBS2)

* Prison Hotel (BS Japan)

* Sakura's OyakoDon (Tokai TV)

* Warotenka (NHK)

"October 8-14"

* 20th Century Boy and Girl (MBC)

* Avengers Social Club (tvN)

* Because This Is My First Life (tvN)

* Black (OCN)

* Detective Yugami (Fuji TV)

* Doctor-X (TV Asahi)

* Dr. Storks (TBS)

* Go Back Couple (KBS2)

* Love Concierge 2 (Fuji TV)

* Mad Dog (KBS2)

* The Package (JTBC)

* Papa Katsu (Fuji TV)

* Revolutionary Love (tvN)

* Shinjuku Seven (TV Tokyo)

* Witch at Court (KBS2)

"October 15-21"

* Aibou: Season 16 (TV Asahi)

* Bad Families (KBS2)

* Juyo Sankounin Tantei (TV Asahi)

* Kataomoi (WOWOW)

* May I Blackmail You? (NTV)

* Prison Princesses (TBS)

* Re: Mind (TV Tokyo)

* Rikuoh (TBS)* School Counselor (Fuji TV)

"October 22-31"

* Aoi Tori Nante (Fuji TV Two)

* Hana ni Kedamono (dTV)

* Last Minute Romance (Naver TV Cast)

* The Public Enemy (Fuji TV)

* The Reason We Can't Sleep (KBS2"November 3"

* Red Beard (NHK)

"November 4"

* Money Flower (MBC)

"November 5"

* Buzzcut Love (KBS2)

* What Is Your Perfect Way To Eat Fried Eggs? (MBS)

"November 6"

* Meloholic (OCN)

"November 10"

* Hono no Tenkosei: Reborn (Netflix)

"November 12"

* Otoko no Misao (NHK BS Premium)

"November 13"

* Backflow (MBC)

* Love Returns (KBS1)

"November 17"

* A Female Factory Owner (NHK)

"November 20"

* Cote d'Azur No.10 (WOWOW)

"November 22"

* Judge vs. Judge (SBS)

* Prison Playbook (tvN)

"November 24"

* Untouchable (JTBC)

* Orphan Black: 7 Genes

"November 27"

* Enemies from the Past

(MBC)

"December 2"

* Meishi Game (WOWOW (Tokai TV)

* Assistant Manager Park's Private Life (tvN)

"December 3"

* Home Sweet Tokyo (NHK)

"December 4"

* Happy Sisters (SBS)

* Jugglers (KBS2)

* Rude Miss Young-Ae Season 16 (tvN)

* Smashing on Your Back (CSTV)

"December 6"

* Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me (KBS2)

* I'm Not a Robot (MBC)

"December 9"

* Assistant Manager B and Love Letter (tvN)

* The Most Beautiful Goodbye (tvN)"December 11"

* Just Between Lovers (JTBC)

"December 15"

* Erased (Netflix)

"December 16"

* Bad Guys: Vile City (OCN)

* History of Walking Upright (tvN)

"December 22"

* Impossibility Defense (dTV)

"December 23"

* A Korean Odyssey (tvN)

* Picnic Day (tvN)

"December 26"

* Think About Violence of Unforgiveness (NHK)

"December 30"

* Today I Grab the Tambourine Again (tvN)

"December 31"

* Han Yeo-Reum's Memory (JTBC)