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Sentai/Section23 Announce New July Titles Including "Angel Beats!"

Angel Beats!, previously announced as being licensed by Sentai Filmworks and Section23 Films, now has a release date: 7/26/11 for $59.98 (DVD version) or $69.98 (Blu-ray version). The complete collection runs 350 minutes. It will contain both English and Japanese languages.

Additionally, the following are expected in July:
* Allison & Lillia Generation 2 [sub only]: 7/12/11 – 325 min. – $49.98
* Hidamari Sketch x Hoshimittsu Complete Collection (Season 3) [sub only]: 7/19/11 – 350 min. – $49.98
* Orphen Complete Collection (Seasons 1 & 2): 7/5/11 – 1175 min. – $49.98

The full press release follows:


SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES

JULY SLATE

ANGEL BEATS COMPLETE COLLECTION Available on July 26th

HOUSTON, April 18, 2011 - Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its July slate of releases; including the white-hot anime series ANGEL BEATS. The complete collection will be released on DVD & Blu-Ray by Section23 client Sentai Filmworks.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming July 2011

Title: ORPHEN COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 1175 min.
Street Date: 7/5/2011
Format: DVD
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: A must-have for fans of anime and magic alike, Orphen is the exciting and adventurous quest of a young sorcerer as he desperately tries to rescue a beautiful enchantress from a curse that has transformed her into a fierce, vengeful dragon. Together with his apprentice Majic and the spoiled heiress Cleao, Orphen must battle his treacherous instructors from the magical university the Tower of Fang, armies of stone golems, swarms of giant insects, rogue masked avengers, renegade robots, and two dastardly little trolls. Orphen is an adventure like no other! And now you can have all the thrilling swordplay, captivating spells, wicked humor, and charming characters in one action-packed collection! Both seasons for a mammoth 1175 minutes of anime goodness!

Title: ALLISON & LILLIA GENERATION 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 7/12/2011
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: When Lillia learns that she’ll be going on vacation with her best friend Treize instead of her mom, she’s not sure how she should feel about it. Lillia’s parents aren’t exactly typical, having saved the world… oh, a dozen or so times. And Treize is a member of a royal family, so the restrictions on what he can do are a royal pain. But still, once she’s actually on vacation, she starts to have a good time. Until – people start trying to kill them; they end up with a planeload of orphans; it turns out that Trieze is actually a PRINCE; and did we mention that people are trying to kill them? There are secret identities, aerial dogfights and twisting plots galore ahead as Lillia inherits the family talent for being in the right place at the wrong time in ALLISON & LILLIA – Generation 2!

Title: HIDAMARI SKETCH: HOSHIMITTSU
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 350 min.
Street Date: 7/19/2011
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Some say that life is like an unfolding tapestry, but living at the Hidamari Apartments is more like being part of a patchwork quilt, one that constantly changes as bits and pieces of the lives and dreams of the young artists who make this extraordinary residence their home are added to the ever-expanding pattern. When we first met Yuno, she’d just been accepted to the prestigious Yamabuki Art School and it was up to her new neighbors at Hidamari to help her find her way in the big scary world. Now a seasoned vet of the Hidamari Apartments herself, Yuno’s newest challenge is to help the latest arrivals, Nazuna and Nori, acclimate to life on their own. Of course, since it IS Hidamari, there are still lots of trials and tribulations ahead, and nothing will ever go quite as expected. But with friends like Miyako, Hiro and Sae ready to lend a hand, there will always be a ray of sunshine at the end of every storm in Hidamari Sketch x Hoshimittsu – The Complete Collection.

Title: ANGEL BEATS COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 350 min.
Street Date: 7/26/2011
Format: DVD
Language: English, Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: It sucks being dead. Sucks even more to be trapped in a surreal afterlife where you’re caught between the living and the dead-where a mysterious, violent Angel is trying to pull you over to…somewhere. What do you do? Well, if you’re this group of rough-and-tumble teens, you grab every weapon you can get your hands on and give Heaven hell! High-caliber action and locked-and-loaded comedy meet on a rock and roll battleground in Angel Beats!

Title: ANGEL BEATS COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY EDITION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 350 min.
Street Date: 7/26/2011
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: It sucks being dead. Sucks even more to be trapped in a surreal afterlife where you’re caught between the living and the dead-where a mysterious, violent Angel is trying to pull you over to…somewhere. What do you do? Well, if you’re this group of rough-and-tumble teens, you grab every weapon you can get your hands on and give Heaven hell! High-caliber action and locked-and-loaded comedy meet on a rock and roll battleground in Angel Beats!

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.

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