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Section23 Films Announces July 2021 Release Dates

Section23 Films Announces July 2021 Release Dates

Epic space wars, masochists, and some friendly games of karuta are on the menu this July from Section23 Films! Check out what's to come below!

KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 742 min.
Street Date: 7/6/2021
Format: BD
Language: English, Spanish & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

The alien Gauna may have destroyed Mankind's original home, but aboard the asteroid-based spaceship Sidonia, the human race has found ways to adapt, change and survive in the endless depths of space. Now the former people of Earth can photosynthesize like plants, a third gender has been created, and military service is mandatory. Because what could be man's last battle is about to begin, and the survival of our species will require every resource humanity has left. That includes Nagate Tanikaze, who carries a secret buried in his past that could change the course of destiny. Unfortunately, the Guana have their own new tricks as well, and not all of Nagate's allies are who he thinks they are!

SCHOOL-LIVE! THE MOVIE
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 102 min.
Street Date: 7/6/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

Yuki and her friends Kurumi, Yūri, and Miki all love their high school so much that they actually live there! Of course, the reason Yuki’s friends love it is because it’s one of the few places where they can hide from the rampaging zombies that have taken over the world. Where they once hit the books, ate in the cafeteria, and ran laps in the gym is over. Their new curriculum focuses on scavenging for supplies and fighting off flesh-eating fiends with improvised weapons! Between doing their best to keep themselves alive and their brains inside their skulls, the girls also have to keep themselves sane… and not all of them are succeeding. Get ready as high school drama and cannibalistic classroom carnage collide in the spectacular live action feature-film version of SCHOOL-LIVE!

GRISAIA
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 625 min.
Street Date: 7/13/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

There's a reason that The Fruit of Grisaia's Yuji Kazami adjusted so easily to living in a prison-like school with five very twisted girls: Mihama Academy wasn't his first experience with an education in hell. In The Labyrinth of Grisaia, Yuji's horrific past is revealed. From a dysfunctional family controlled by a domineering sister and an abusive father, his youth was a steady descent into hell that ultimately led to a school for assassins where the only way out was murder! So when Yuji's past comes back to haunt him and he's framed for a crime that he didn't commit, there's really only one group of bad girls he can trust to have his back… and the five girl commando squad of Yumiko Sakaki, Makina Irisu, Sachi Komine, Amane Suou, and Michiru Matsushima doesn't let him down in The Eden of Grisaia!

RAHXEPHON STEELBOOK
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 770 min.
Street Date: 7/20/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $129.98

For 15 years, the human race has fought an ongoing battle against the Mu, the alien invaders who have trapped the city of Tokyo inside an impenetrable dome where time flows in a different path and the mind-wiped citizens have no idea that their city has been conquered. But as Earth's military begins to briefly breech the walls, one young man starts to realize that something is very wrong. That nothing is quite as it seems. And when he makes contact with a woman from outside, he learns that he, himself, is somehow at the center of the entire alien plan. A plan that will literally re-write reality itself. Prepare for an epic saga of love, war and time as the complete television series and feature film versions of the anime classic are unleashed in the ultimate steelbook collection of Rahxephon.

MM!
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 7/27/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

Love can be painful, but Sado seems to like it that way. However, since he knows that's odd for a high school student, Sado decides to join a certain club where he can beat out his masochistic tendencies. Unfortunately, that's like putting out a fire with gasoline, as the club members all have "issues" of their own, and guess who's about to become the new favorite whipping boy? Is even Sado ready for a nurse who forces other people into cosplay and a club president who believes herself to be a goddess? And if that's not complicated enough, toss in man-shy Yuno, the same girl who introduced Sado to his love of negative reinforcement, and Hayama, Sado's best friend and a compulsive cross-dresser who's also the girl that Sado is (unknowingly) infatuated with!

CHIHAYAFURU SEASON 3
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 7/27/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: Chihaya Ayase's obsession with the card game Karuta has already begun to bear fruit, and the fledgling Mizusawa High School competitive team that she helped form has stunned the karuta playing community by winning the national high school team tournament. That's just the beginning for Chihaya, however, and now the young card mistress has set her sights on an even more impossible task: taking on grand master Wakamiya Shinobu and wresting the title of Queen away for herself. As difficult as everything has been before, it will seem easy compared to the task now ahead of her, and her teammates look to be equally challenged, especially Taichi Mashima, who's finally made it to Class A. Has he finally learned enough to challenge Arata Wataya? Only the cards know the future as Chihaya and Crew hit the decks!

For more information, visit the official Sentai Filmworks website!

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