Official December 2017 Release Slate

Coming December 2017

Title:                 CLANNAD / CLANNAD AFTER STORY COMPLETE SEASONS 1 & 2 BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         1225 min.

Street Date:      12/5/2017

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS:  Ever since the death of his mother, Tomoya's life has been in a downward spiral. Nagisa's declining health has been so fragile that she's been forced to repeat a year of school. But when he agrees to help her restart the school's disbanded Drama Club, they learn that sometimes, if you find the right people to help you, you can get a second chance at happiness. Join the ambitious Tomoya, who dreams of becoming class president; Kotomi, a troubled genius with a secret past; and the mysterious Fuko, whose connection with the world has become so tenuous that she's literally fading from existence. Discover the healing power of kindred souls, and experience the complete classic story of life, love, and the power of the human spirit in two extraordinary series: CLANNAD and CLANNAD AFTER STORY.

 

Title:                 HAKKENDEN: EIGHT DOGS OF THE EAST COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         650 min.

Street Date:      12/5/2017

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS:  Strangely, even though they aren’t brothers, Shino and Sosuke bear identical birthmarks.  And when a fire destroys their village, leaving the two of them and Hamaji as the only survivors, they are forced out into the world.  There they meet Genpachi and Kobungo, two soldiers who also have the same birthmark and whose confrontations with demons have left them irrevocably changed.  Now however, they are on the run as the Imperial Church tries to capture Shino and take his mysterious powers for themselves.  The unlikely quartet’s only hope is to discover the secret behind their birthmarks, which will lead them to eight magical gems and their owners.  Brothers-in-arms unite as one of Japan’s greatest works of literature is born again in the complete collection of HAKKENDEN: EIGHT DOGS OF THE EAST – Seasons One & Two!

 

Title:                 INITIAL D LEGEND 1: AWAKENING

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         60 min.

Street Date:      12/5/2017

Format:             COMBO

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS:  When aspiring racer Koichiro Iketani witnesses an unplanned street duel between Keisuke Takahashi, a member of a rival race team, and a mysterious Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86, Koichiro's totally blown away by the skill of the 86's driver. What Koichiro doesn't know is that the driver is fellow gas station attendant Takumi Fujiwara, who was making a late-night tofu delivery for his father, a legendary Mt. Akina driver himself. Unforeseen events are about to springboard Takumi into the center of the street-racing world, turning the rivalry between Iketani's Akina Speedsters and Takahashi's Akagi Red Suns into an all-out street war! The legendary series that introduced the west to the sport of drift racing is reinvented in an all new feature film that's even faster and more furious than ever before: NEW THEATRICAL MOVIE INITIAL D LEGEND 1: AWAKENING!

 

Title:                 CHAIKA THE COFFIN PRINCESS COMPLETE SERIES BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         575 min.

Street Date:      12/12/2017

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS:  The war with the Gaz Empire ended with the act of cutting the Emperor's body into pieces which were then carried off across the kingdoms. Without a war to fight in, it didn't take much convincing for unemployed saboteur Toru Acura and his sister Akari to join a coffin-carrying girl on her ghoulish mission of gathering those severed parts. But is Chaika the dead man's daughter, picking up the pieces for burial, or is there something far more sinister in the works? As rumors come forth of other, identical girls engaged in the same task, the winds of war seem to be stirring, and there are those who believe that rejoining the Emperor's scattered body could unleash a new nightmare! At long last, both seasons of the CHAIKA series are collected together in CHAIKA ~ THE COFFIN PRINCESS and CHAIKA ~ THE COFFIN PRINCESS: AVENGING BATTLE!

 

Title:                 WHEN THEY CRY COMPLETE SERIES BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         1400 min.

Street Date:      12/12/2017

Format:             BD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS:  It's hard enough moving to a town where everyone has known each other their entire lives. Ever since Keiichi arrived in the picturesque town of Hinamizawa, he keeps discovering ominous happenings that don't make any sense. Unsolved murders. Disappearances. Mutilations. The worst part is that he can't be sure whether or not his new friends like Rena, Mion, Satoko, and Rika are aware of the events or involved in what's happening. All he knows is that it's not paranoia if someone really is trying to kill him, and escaping Hinamizawa alive may no longer be an option. All the buried secrets will be revealed, and all the horrors will be unleashed as the entire epic horror series that shocked Japan finally becomes available in the complete collection of WHEN THEY CRY!

 

Title:                 CROSS ANGE: RONDO OF ANGEL AND DRAGON COMPLETE SERIES BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         625 min.

Street Date:      12/19/2017

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS:  Betrayed, stripped of her birthright, and declared less than human. Everything that Princess Angelise Ikaruga Misurugi of the Misurugi Empire thought she knew about her world was a lie. Now, for the crime of not being able to use magic, she's been sentenced to certain death as a slave-soldier. The girl now known as Ange is no longer an innocent Princess: she's learning how to kill draconic invaders, defending the same traitors who stole her life. However, they made a fatal mistake: they gave her access to an incredible weapon. Get ready for a stunning new epic in animation as giant robots, a princess, and dragons engage in the ultimate duel to the death in CROSS ANGE: RONDO OF ANGEL AND DRAGON - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!

 

Title:                 FAMILIAR OF ZERO COMPLETE SERIES BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         1250 min.

Street Date:      12/19/2017

Format:             BD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS:  Between her poor spellwork and long name, the other students at the Tristain Academy of Magic have taken to calling poor Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière, "Louise the Zero."  Things only get worse when the students summon up their familiars, because while others receive fantastic creatures like dragons, Louise summons a normal teenager from Tokyo! While Louise may be stuck with Hiraga Saito, and Saito's stuck with the lousy life of being her familiar, maybe there's more going on than meets the eye. Maybe Saito's not quite as normal as everyone thinks, and Louise just hasn't figured out what she's good at yet. In fact, they might even have the makings of a great team once they start to get 'familiar' with each other!  One of anime's wildest romances is unleashed in the ultimate complete collection of THE FAMILIAR OF ZERO!

 

Title:                 TO LOVE RU COMPLETE SERIES BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         1600 min.

Street Date:      12/19/2017

Format:             BD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS:  The bathroom is the most dangerous room in most people's houses, but when Rito Yuki's washroom becomes the site of an unexpected close encounter, the fabric of the entire galaxy might unravel! That's because fabric's the one thing that Princess Lala of Deviluke isn't wearing when she teleports into Rito's tub, and on Deviluke boobie-touching is a proposal of marriage. Suddenly Rito has an alien girl with a tail moving in, a potential father-in-law who looks like the Devil, and, oh yes, Rito's going to be the Prince of an alien planet if he can survive all the challengers, rivals, assassins, femme fatales and alien hangers-on who start showing up on his doorstep! At long last the complete series that answers the question "What do you say to a naked alien?" is available in the ultimate epic collection of TO LOVE RU!