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Section23 Announces New June Titles Including "Papillon Rose"

Section23 Films has announced their slate of June titles. Curiously, a new licensing company, Maiden Japan, has been added, and is using Section23 as a distributor. Their first title is Papillon Rose, an ecchi magical girl TV series, which will be released on 6/8/10 for $34.98. It will contain all six TV episodes (plus the ONA that inspired it) and will be subtitled only.

On the Sentai Filmworks side, two new titles being released are Brighter Than the Dawning Blue (aka Yoake Mae yori Ruri-iro na) and La Corda d’Oro ~ Primo Passo.

Blue, a romantic comedy based on a PC game about a princess who ends up staying in a commoner’s house, will see a 6/1/10 release date, and is priced at $49.98. The release contains all 12 episodes and is subtitled only.

La Corda, a shojo anime about a girl who competes in a school’s elite music program with a magic violin, sees a 6/22/10 release date. It is also priced at $49.98, contains 13 of the 26 episodes, and is subtitled only.

Additionally:
* Clannad Complete Collection: 6/15/10 – 600 min. – $69.98 (note: This will include an English dub as well as Japanese language. There is a trade-in program via RightStuf for those that bought the subtitled versions that you can read about here)
* Gin Tama Collection 2: 6/29/10 – 325 min. – $49.98

The full press release follows:


SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES JUNE SLATE

Clannad Complete Collection Available on June 15th

HOUSTON, March 19, 2010 - Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its June slate of releases, including the new English dubbed release of the hit series Clannad from Section23 client Sentai Filmworks.

Also releasing in June is the Erotic Comedy from new studio Maiden Japan. PAPILLON ROSE COMPLETE COLLECTION

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming June 2010

Title: BRIGHTER THAN THE DAWNING BLUE COMPLETE COLLECTION Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 6/1/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: It’s never easy when a stranger moves into your house, but if you have to host a foreign exchange student, Feena Fam Earthlight* would be almost the perfect choice… She’s smart, kind, generous and attractive, BUT the problem is that she’s the Sphere Kingdom’s Princess, and tensions between Earth and our Lunar neighbors have been tense since the big war. So you might forgive Asagiri Tatsuya for having some reservations, but since his father IS the first assistant to the president, what better place to board the Princess so she can learn more about Earth culture? And, as mentioned before, Feena is VERY attractive. Unfortunately, the course of true love doesn’t normally have to contend with either interplanetary diplomacy or Feena’s bizarre entourage of assistants… and then there’s the question of how the kids at Tatsuy’s school are going to react. Get ready to see stars as two teens from totally different worlds collide in Brighter than the Dawning Blue – The Complete Collection!

Title: PAPILLON ROSE COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Maiden Japan
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 175 min.
Street Date: 6/8/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $34.98

SYNOPSIS: They’re bold, they’re beautiful and they’re barely wearing anything as they save the world from sexual conquest! What began as a crazed experiment in anime fandom has escalated beyond the control of its otaku dojinshi creators, and now the underground fan phenomenon parodying a certain sailor-suited battle team leaps to home video in seven sense-exploding, skin-baring, “cover the kids’ eyes quick” videos of utter animated insanity! Can high-school student and part time underwear model Tsubomi save Japan from the monstrous villainesses who seek to suck it’s men dry of… um… sexual energy? How do her talking cat Rama and the mysterious stranger who calls himself “Dandy Lion” fit into the picture? And just how many magic girls who fight evil in their underwear does Japan have anyway? They’re not knock-offs, they’re knock outs, and they’re fighting wrongs in their thongs in PAPILLON ROSE – The Complete Collection!

Title: CLANNAD COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 6/15/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Tortured by his past and pained by an uncertain future, Tomoya drifts through life with an almost overwhelming anger and emptiness. But when he meets the mysterious, beautiful, shy Nagisa, his world seems to change. Drawn in by her gentle but lonely spirit, he begins to experience the joy life can bring. But as he discovers the reason for his newfound friend’s loneliness, Tomoya also finds that life can be frighteningly fragile.
Poignant. Compelling. Heartbreaking. Clannad is one of the most cherished anime of all time. Experience the wondrous and tender storytelling that has made Clannad an anime classic.

Title: LA CORDA D’ORO ~ PRIMO PASSO COLLECTION 1
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 6/22/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Talking to invisible people that only you can see can get you into unusual situations, so when Kahoko Hino encounters a tiny fairy named Lili on the way to school, she is shocked to find herself entered in a competition for her school’s elite music program! That might be wonderful, except Hino doesn’t even play an instrument, let alone own one! But Lili has a solution for that as well, and he attempts to give her a magic violin. Hino refuses at first, but weakens, perhaps noticing how many good looking boys seem to be in the program. The problem is that now Hino is competing against a host of other talented students, and she really can’t play a note! Now she’ll have to work double-time in order to justify her place in the orchestra! Will Hino become the musical prodigy everyone thinks she is, or will she just end up playing second fiddle? One way or another, she’ll have to face the music in ‘La Corda d’oro’ – Primo Passo – Collection 1!

Title: GINTAMA COLLECTION 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 6/29/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Let’s face it; a “typical day” in alien occupied feudal Japan is still going to be strange by any normal standards, but at Gintoki’s Odd Jobs agency, the freelancers have learned to expect the weirdest of the weird when it comes to assignments. Of course, when your company specializes in doing the oddest of odd jobs, the odds are that that oddness is bound to rub off on you, but the really bad part about the job is that it pays so little for the near-terminal risk to life and limb that almost every mission inevitably ends up entailing. Unfortunately for our favorite group of Freelance Oddballs, they’re usually underemployed, which besides making them UFOs, means that they have to take just about every job they can find. Escorting a runaway princess? Check. Driving a cab. Check. Cross-dressing samurai bar? Swallow the pride and check. If you thought the first collection of Japan’s mega-hit series seemed like the bizarre love child of Akira Kurosawa and Monty Python, you won’t believe the insanity that ensues in GINTAMA – The Second Collection!

About Section23 Films

Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan 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.


[Sources: RightStuf ; Anime News Network ]

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