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Official Sentai December 2021 Slate

9/28/2021 4:01:29 PM

Title: FLOWERS OF EVIL
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 12/7/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: It takes only a second for evil to take root in the human heart, and for Takao Kasuga, the germination begins when his obsession with his beautiful classmate Nanako leads him to steal her used gym clothes. Unfortunately, this loathsome act of theft is witnessed by Nakamura, the strange girl who sits behind Takao in class, and she quickly blackmails him into fulfilling her own dark obsessions. As Nakamura's twisted tendrils worm their way into Takao's miserable psyche, their relationship blossoms, entwining him in a nightmarish existence as her virtual slave. But what is Nakamura's final goal? And will even poor Nanako be ultimately drawn in? The harvest has only begun as Takao finds himself led down the garden path to damnation when the seeds of sin and a soiled gym suit give birth to the FLOWERS OF EVIL!


Title: IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? III
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 12/7/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: The rules of the Dungeon always seemed simple: Enter, avoid traps, kill monsters and gather treasure. But when Bell rescues a young vouivre, Wiene, who is capable of speaking, it changes his understanding of what the Dungeon's monsters could be. Unfortunately, the discovery of the Xenos, a secret group of monsters who all speak, reincarnate, and are capable of rational thought, isn't welcomed by all. With many of the Familias remaining determined to destroy all monsters on sight, Bell and the Hestia Familia quickly find themselves confronted on multiple fronts, even as other Familias work in secret to exploit the Xenos for their own sinister gains. And when the Xenos are forced to defend themselves, all hell breaks loose in the third amazing season of IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?


Title: HAPPY-GO-LUCKY DAYS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 55 min.
Street Date: 12/14/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: Sex. Life wouldn't exist without it, yet so many find it too hard to talk about. Especially when how one feels doesn't conform to social norms. In this brilliantly animated collection of stories concerning affairs of the heart, three threads in the complex tapestry of human relations are woven together. First, two women meet at the wedding of a third they both love and discover that perhaps, together, they have found a way to move on. Next, a former student confesses his attraction to his male teacher, not knowing that the latter has long harbored similar emotions. Finally, in two connected tales, two friends must learn to understand the new things they have begun to feel, first as children and then, again, as blossoming adults. Love, like everything else in life, doesn't always evolve as expected in HAPPY-GO-LUCKY DAYS.


Title: RENT A GIRLFRIEND
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 12/14/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: When Kinoshita Kazuya's new girlfriend brutally dumps him, he discovers a surprising new alternative - renting a girlfriend instead! However, while this does let Kazuya avoid the embarrassment of explaining to his friends and family why he's suddenly partner-less, he's unprepared for what happens when Mizuhara Chizuru arrives to fulfill his rental contract. Not only is she completely not what he expected, but her real life has a frightening number of cross-overs with his own! And when it turns out that his grandmother is just crazy about Chizuru, it's not like he can just swap her out for a different model! Or can he? Will Kazuya and Chizuru's relationship progress beyond a "goods purchased" mode? And what happens if Kazuya's ex-girlfriend decides to re-enter the picture? Find out when love and romance are delivered on an installment plan in RENT-A-GIRLFRIEND!


Title: ALICE IN BORDERLAND
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 75 min.
Street Date: 12/21/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: Ryohei Arisu is bored with life. Nothing is new or exciting, and playing games is the only relief from the endless monotony of a seemingly pointless existence. If only, he wishes, he could be someplace else… a different world… where things were more exciting. Then Ryohei and his friends, Daikichi and Chota, see what seems to be an incredibly powerful firework in the sky, brighter than any shooting star, and when they can see again, they discover that they're in an entirely new reality. Unfortunately, as they quickly learn, while this new world is, indeed, far more exciting, it's also incredibly dangerous. Trapped in a post-apocalyptic environment where the only way to survive is to compete in a series of increasingly deadly games, Ryohei and his friends have no choice except to adapt or perish in ALICE IN BORDERLAND!


Title: HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD STEELBOOK
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 315 min.
Street Date: 12/21/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS:  The lockers are splattered with blood, the student bodies are piling up and that's not mystery meat they're eating in the cafeteria… it's the faculty!  And that's just the start of the worst day of school ever when a nightmarish virus is unleashed, turning humans into flesh eating zombies and converting Fujimi High School into a literal hell on Earth.  Now it's a crash course in survival, and the only test or skill that matters is the ability to keep moving, breathing and fighting.  Because if nerds, jocks and the surviving staff can't find a way to work together to escape this carnal house of education, they're all going to end up on the menu.  And that's assuming there's anyplace safe left to escape to.  At the sound of the school bell, the Zombie Apocalypse will begin as Kumuro, Saya, Rei, Busujima, Hirano band together in the ultimate collectors' edition of the wildest anime about reanimated corpses ever:  HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD!


Title: PRINCESS TUTU STEELBOOK
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 650 min.
Street Date: 12/21/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: Once there was a writer, a creator of tales, who was blessed with the ability to bring his stories to life. But when the writer dies before his story is finished, what becomes of the characters left behind? For the girl known as Duck, the world changed when an old man gave her a pendant that transformed the duck that she was into a young girl. Now she must gather the shards of a shattered Prince's heart and finish the story of the Prince and the Raven. But that will require Duck to make a sacrifice of her own? Enter a world of dance and wonder as ballet, myth and romance come together in the anime hailed as a modern classic, PRINCESS TUTU.


Title: THE SEVERING CRIME EDGE
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 12/21/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS: Iwai Mushanokoji's beautiful flowing tresses have been cursed all her life, making them seemingly impossible to cut. Then she encounters hair-obsessed Kiri Haimura, whose special set of scissors prove to be cursed as well when they cut off a single lock of Iwai's gorgeous mane! Unfortunately, others have Iwai's luscious locks as their mane obsession as well, and an entire evil crew cuts in on the action with their own cursed shearing implements! Unlike Kiri, however, they're not going to be satisfied with just a little bit of a trim! Can Kiri stop this shear insanity and snip their distressing ambitions in the bud? Will Iwai suffer a fatally close shave at the hands of these hackers? Get ready for razor-edged suspense and hair-raising thrills when good hair becomes the root of all evil in THE SEVERING CRIME EDGE!