Official Sentai Filmworks August 2016 Release Schedule

It’s shaping up to be a magical summer with Sentai’s August slate!

Whether you’re looking forward the scintillating spells in Trinity Seven, the “high-powered” showdowns in When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace, or the simple magic of enjoying meal together with moe friends in Gourmet Girl Graffiti, Sentai Filmworks is here to bring all kinds of magic to your anime collection. To top it off, you’ll even be able get the second collections of Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon and the Hakuoki – Theatrical Version.

Which titles are you looking forward to adding to your shelf?

Coming Soon in August 2016

Title:                GOURMET GIRL GRAFFITI COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      8/2/2016

Format:             BD, DVD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98, $49.98

SYNOPSIS:  Like many Japanese middle school girls, Ryo Machiko is fascinated with cooking.  Unfortunately, both of her parents work full time overseas, so she's spent most of her time living alone since the death of her grandmother a year ago.  Ryo's still practicing and learning, of course, but without someone there to appreciate the fruit of her labors and offer constructive feedback, it's just not the same.  Things have a way of working out, however, and when it turns out that Ryo's artistically inclined cousin Kirin intends to attend the same Sunday cram school, it only makes sense for her to room with Ryo over the weekends.  And that means that Ryo will be gaining more than just an enthusiastic new audience.  Together with Ryo's friend Shiina, she'll be learning the most important lesson of all:  No matter how fancy or tasty the food may be, it's even better when it's shared in GOURMET GIRL GRAFFITI!

 

Title:               WAKE UP, GIRLS! TV SERIES COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      8/9/2016

Format:             BD, DVD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98, $49.98

SYNOPSIS:  The gateway to Idol stardom might have opened for the newly formed singing group Wake Up, Girls, but the path to fame is full of perils and pitfalls.  And for Mayu, Airi, Minami, Yoshino, Nanami, Kaya and Miyu, it's going to be especially difficult knowing who to trust, as their manager Matsuda's lack of experience could give other, less scrupulous, individuals a chance to take advantage.  That's a situation that quickly comes to a head when Green Leaves' president suddenly disappears with most of the money, and things only get worse when the replacement producer seems more interested in getting the girls into revealing swimsuits than promoting their music.  As malicious gossip begins to surface regarding Mayu's past membership in a rival group, and internal tensions begin to tear the team apart, they'll need more than just ambition to survive.  Singing may be a business, but friendship and a love of music is what will keep everything together in WAKE UP, GIRLS - THE SERIES!

 

Title:               PUNCH LINE COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      8/16/2016

Format:             BD, DVD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98, $49.98

SYNOPSIS:  When your day begins with being held hostage in a hijacking, can things get much worse?  How about being kicked out of your own body?  Or learning that if you can't re-possess your physical shell, you'll trigger a panty-fueled apocalypse that will wipe out all life on the planet?  For Yuta Iridatsu, it's just the start of the worst out-of-body experience ever.  Now, if his dissed disembodied spirit doesn't pursue the persuasions of a porn-obsessed paranormal pussycat and purloin a missing mystical manual, a meteor will collide with Earth!  And to stack the odds even further, the book is hidden somewhere in the boarding house Yuta shares with a bevy of beautiful babes, but if he gets an eyeful of his ravishing co-renters in their unmentionables before he's back in himself, it's flash-forward to Doomsday!  Will the literal end of the world be wearing briefs, a bikini, or a thong?  Find out when panties, possessions and extinction level events have the ultimate rear-end collision in PUNCH LINE!

 

Title:               TRINITY SEVEN COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      8/16/2016

Format:             BD, DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $69.98, $59.98

SYNOPSIS:  Things have been looking sunny for Arata Kasuga lately.  Unfortunately it's been the wrong sun in the sky, and the mysterious Breakdown Phenomenon that accompanied it destroyed his town and stole his beloved cousin Hiijiri, leaving Arata in a fantasy world of his own creation!  There's still a chance to save her, however, as the appearance of the Black Sun also revealed Arata's potential abilities as a mage, placing him in the powerful Demon Lord class.  But first, since Arata and his newfound magical talents are far too dangerous to leave to their own devices, he's immediately whisked off to the Royal Biblia Academy.  That's where he'll meet seven beautiful female mages whose powers are intrinsically tied to the same sins that Arata has to master to put his world back together.  Of course, the tricky part is that they have their own plans for him as well!  The lessons in sin are about to begin as Arata takes on the TRINITY SEVEN!

 

Title:               CROSS ANGE: RONDO OF ANGEL AND DRAGON COLLECTION 2

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      8/23/2016

Format:             BD, DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $69.98, $59.98

SYNOPSIS:  The foundation of Ange's world has been ripped to shreds over and over again, since the moment her throne was stolen and she was stripped of her humanity.  But the destruction of Arzenal and the stunning revelation about the true nature of the DRAGONS were only the start of a devastating new series of shocks and discoveries.  Transported to an alternate and devastated world with Tusk and Vivian, Ange will finally learn the history of her world and the true nature of her own reality.  She will discover who her ultimate enemy really is and how her para-mail, Villkiss, may be the only key to salvation. The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance, but unless Ange can conquer her own fear and rage, the battle will be lost before it's even begun. The final war between man, DRAGON, and machine is about to begin in the climatic conclusion of CROSS ANGE: Rondo of Angel and Dragon!

 

Title:               HAKUOKI ~ THEATRICAL VERSION, CHAPTER 2: WARRIOR SPIRIT OF THE BLUE SKY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         95 min.

Street Date:      8/23/2016

Format:             BD, DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $39.98, $29.98

SYNOPSIS:  The battle at Koufu Castle has been lost, the Furies are no longer restrained by daylight, and while the individual members of the Shinsengumi still survive, the links that bound them together have been torn and shattered.  As Harada, Shinpachi, and Saito try to fight their way out of Koufu, Chizuru holds true to her oath to Hijikata, standing guard over Kondou, while he and Okita fight to recover from their gunshot wounds. And Hijikata faces the greatest test of all.  Having partaken of the Water Of Life, he must now balance his humanity against a need for blood and the deeds the Fury's power makes possible.  Is saving the lives of those he cares about worth the ultimate sacrifice?  Because no matter how skilled they are, no matter how brave, not everyone will survive the epic conclusion of the Hakuoki saga.  Swords flash, heroes die and the fires of war ignite in the thrilling second motion picture of HAKUOKI: WARRIOR SPIRIT OF THE BLUE SKY!

 

Title:               WHEN SUPERNATURAL BATTLES BECAME COMMOMPLACE COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      8/30/2016

Format:             BD, DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $69.98, $59.98

SYNOPSIS:  The origin of the Senko High School Literature Club’s powers might be a little sketchy, and they may spend more time chatting than engaging in superhuman feats. Still, there’s no questioning the incredible abilities of the club’s female members: Tomoyo can control time; Hatoko is a mistress of the elements; Chifuyu can create matter; and Sayumi can return any item to a previous state. With these powers, there are few tasks these girls can’t handle. Meanwhile, Jurai, the club’s only male member, has a dark flame that seems a little pointless in comparison, and only time will tell if it matures into anything more useful. Toss in a Student Council president who’s developed powers of her own and things are about to get seriously weird as the study of literature takes a comic book turn in WHEN SUPERNATURAL BATTLES BECAME COMMONPLACE!