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Sentai Filmworks January Anime Releases

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Here is Sentai Filmworks list of anime releases for the month of January.

Just to let you know, these release dates reflect availability in the US for the first time! Since they are one of the leading distributors in anime for the US, the anime they license will be available for us all because of them. So, all you anime fans out there, show some appreciation for these guys and their hard work at getting some of the best anime licensed here in the North America!

Lets check out what they have for us this January:

Title:                 DOG & SCISSORS COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      1/6/2015

Format:             DVD, BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98, $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Harumi Kazuhito could spend days at a time with his head buried in his beloved books, and little would make him happier than perusing the pages of his favorite author.  Unfortunately, when Harumi gets himself killed, he inexplicably finds himself reincarnated as a dog… which might not be so bad if he could read, or his new owner didn’t have the unfortunate twin predilections of playing with scissors and tormenting her new pet!  But what truly makes this strange reincarnation the worst of all possible worlds is that she’s also his FAVORITE AUTHOR!  The horror!  Can Harumi find a way to live with this tantrum throwing typist, or will her crazed clippings prove to be his undoing?  Can he escape her constant hounding via the doggy door, or is he barking up the wrong tree?  There’s a rough, rough time ahead as canine compulsive readers and literary she-wolves get snippy with each other when doggies do what they gotta do!  Get ready for a twisted tail with a novel twist, and find out if dogs and cutting implements can ever co-exist in DOG AND SCISSORS!

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Title:                 NON NON BIYORI COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      1/6/2015

Format:             DVD, BD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $49.98, $59.98

SYNOPSIS:  When Hotaru Ichijo transfers from a school in bustling Tokyo to a tiny school in a quiet countryside village, she should be experiencing major culture shock.  After all, there are only three other girls in the school, and none of them are even in the same grade as her.  But adjusting isn’t too hard for Hotaru, thanks to first grader Renge, and the Koshigaya sisters, Natsumi and Komari, who are in the seventh and eighth grade, respectively.  Even though it takes 20 minutes by bicycle to get to the only place that sells comics, and the video store is ten train stations away, there’s something about the laid-back lifestyle that makes her feel right at ease.  It’s a big change from the big city, but there are still plenty of new adventures to look forward to as Hotaru learns that “home” really is where the heart is in NON NON BIYORI.

Title:                 QWASER OF STIGMATA COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         925 min.

Street Date:      1/6/2015

Format:             DVD, BD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $79.98, $99.98

SYNOPSIS: When Mafuyu Oribe and her adopted sister Tomo rescue a strange wounded man, they have no idea what they’re getting involved with or what the consequences will be.  Alexander Nikolaevith Hell is an Iron Qwaser, one of many opposing factions of super-warriors who can each draw upon the power of an element and wield it as an almost unstoppable array of weapons.  Unfortunately for Mafuyu, Qwasers require a special liquid diet to manifest their powers, one provided by their Maria, a women chosen to serve as the Qwaser’s partner.  And THAT means that the nursing Mafuyu’s already given Alexander isn’t the only kind of nursing he needs!  Get ready for a double helping of the wildest, weirdest anime ever, as the courage within a woman’s breast unleashes a whole new kind of mayhem in QWASER OF STIGMATA: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!

Title:                 AMAGAMI SS+ BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      1/13/2015

Format:             BD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Junichi Tachibana has been luckier than any guy has any right to be, getting to experience what it would be like to be romantically paired with not one, not two, but SEVEN different beautiful girls in a multitude of alternate universes.  So how can he possibly follow that up?  Well, how about with continuations of ALL of those storylines!  Yes, all of the pairings in the original AMAGAMI SS are back as each of the girls return to follow up the romantic entanglements in each of their possible futures!  Is Junichi going to be able to handle a second go-round with Tsukasa, Rihoko, Ai, Kaoru, Sae, Haruka and even Risa?  Will little sister Miya get a follow up to her own sneaky storyline too?  The answer’s yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, maybe, yes, and oh my, yes as boy once again meets girl, girl, girl, girl, girl, girl and girl in the multiple sequel that has no equal, AMAGAMI SS+ – The Complete Collection!

Title:                 LITTLE BUSTERS! REFRAIN

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      1/20/2015

Format:             DVD, BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98, $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Riki Naoe and his teammates have finally formed a complete baseball team for the Little Busters. When the Little Busters reunite, there’s a strange sense of déjà vu, as the personal mysteries and idiosyncrasies that have permeated the game coalesce into something unexpected. As the team members fall into their roles, the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place. And as Riki learns the secrets behind his narcolepsy, a stunning truth about this world will be revealed, one that will change everything. Will the game continue into extra innings, or will it be called before the final player goes to bat? Riki made the team and his teammates came, but the next pitch may throw everyone in LITTLE BUSTERS! REFRAIN!

Title:                 MUV LUV ALTERNATIVE: TOTAL ECLIPSE COLLECTION 1

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      1/20/2015

Format:             DVD, BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98, $69.98

SYNOPSIS: In 1967, Mankind encountered the hostile alien BETA and the Space Race became a Space War.  Despite every measure thrown against them, the BETA made their first deadly landings on Earth in 1973 and by 1998, half of Eurasia has fallen.  While the rest of the world stages desperate defensive battles across a thousand fronts, a brutally savaged Japan barely manages to hang on, thanks to the support of the United States, the UN, and a new form of robot/jet hybrid known as the Tactical Surface Fighter.  But even as pilots and engineers struggle to develop the newest generation of advanced weaponry, the vestiges of the Cold War threaten to cripple the efforts of the defenders, with the surviving nations fighting to prioritize their own survival.  And at the eye of the gathering storm, the actions of 2nd Lieutenant Yuuya Bridges of the U.S. and First Lieutenant Yui Takamura, the sole survivor of a unit lost in the battle of Kyoto, may become the focus upon which the fate of all humanity depends.  There can be no retreat and no surrender as the war of the worlds erupts in MUV-LUV ALTERNATIVE TOTAL ECLIPSE COLLECTION 1!

Title:                 A-CHANNEL BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      1/27/2015

Format:             BD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Toru and Run have been best friends forever, so when Toru learns that she’s managed to get into the same high school as Run, she runs to tell her… only to find Run in a compromising position with Yuko.  Needless to say, that makes things a bit awkward at school, with Toru fending off those who might be interested in Run while Yuko and their other girlfriend, Nagi, have to deal with Run’s own penchant for drama.  But it’s not all angst all the time, and as the school year progresses the four girls and their many classmates find time to laugh, play and figure out how to handle the unexpected problems life has to throw at them.  Like bugs in the house, accidentally giving each other horrible haircuts, freezing up at karaoke, or forgetting to put your underwear on in the morning.  When it comes to learning about the real world, there’s always something “educational” to be found on the A-CHANNEL!

Title:                 LOG HORIZON COLLECTION 2

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      1/27/2015

Format:             DVD, BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98, $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Even as Shiroe slowly learn the secrets behind the creation of the World Fraction spell, the origin of the Demi-humans and how his own actions in the Real World have affected the world in which he now dwells, the seeds of thought he’s planted in the minds of others begin to bear fruit.  Game strategy and tactics may have been intended for amusement, but their origins were pulled from actual war planning and stratagems, and as others begin to accept and implement those theories on their own, the existing alliances and balance of power begin to shift.  And those changes can’t possibly come quickly enough, as the adventurers’ preoccupations have allowed the Goblins to unite and amass a giant army.  Now the Goblins are on the march, and as the Estal Lords debate their course of action, Minori makes a dangerous gamble and initiates action on her own.  And in the midst of this MMORPG turned real, an unassuming Princess may prove to be the key to ultimate victory.  Flesh and blood replaces Avatars and Stat Lists as an entire world stands on the brink of Apocalypse in LOG HORIZON – COLLECTION 2!

Title:                 MAID SAMA!

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         665 min.

Street Date:      1/27/2015

Format:             DVD, BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $79.98, $99.98

SYNOPSIS: Misaki Ayuzawa has enough problems being the first female student council president of the formerly all-male Seika High School.  So when cool, aloof and oh-so-handsome Usui Takumi discovers that she’s also a waitress at a local maid café by night, things are going to get very interesting, very quickly!  Toss in an organized crime cartel, a handful of extremely annoying transfer students and the inevitable trip to the hot springs and everyone is bound to end up in hot water one way or another.  But Misaki isn’t going to let any of that stop her from maintaining order in the classroom and taking orders in the tea room.  It’s a triple serving of romance, comedy, and school house drama, with a dash of danger for flavor.  And it’s all served with a smile in Maid Sama! With a new English dub featuring Monica Rial as Misaki and David Matranga as Usui!

There you have guys! The list of this January’s releases!

Don’t miss out!

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