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Sentai Filmworks Announce June 2016 Anime Release Slate


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Continuing to look several months ahead from now, North American anime publisher Sentai Filmworks have unveiled exactly what they have planned to arrive on store shelves during the month of June. In their haul this month are several new titles, including the uncut first collection of Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons, in addition to complete collections of both Medaka Box and Rozen Maiden. As usual, start scrolling down for a full list of what the publisher have in store for June 2016.

Medaka Box Complete Collection
7th June 2016 | DVD/Blu-ray | Dual Audio | $79.98/$99.98 | 600 Minutes

When newly-elected Student Council President Medaka Kurokami started a suggestion box where people could suggest problems that needed to be solved, she wasn’t expecting to have to do more than give advice and maybe rescue lost puppies.  Instead, what she and her best friend Zenkichi discover are the first hints of an unbelievable secret!  A secret that their school, Hakoniwa Academy, their fellow students, and Medaka herself, are somehow at the very center of!   As what seemed like an innocent pastime turns into something far more dangerous, Medaka and her recruits to the Student Council are caught in a growing maelstrom!  Now they’ll have to discover new depths to both themselves and their own unexpected abilities, before things go completely out of control!  Or is it already too late?  Get ready for a battle royale unlike anything you’ve ever seen before as the simple power of suggestion unlocks the secrets of MEDAKA BOX!

Wake Up, Girls!
7th June 2016 | DVD/Blu-ray | Japanese Dub | $19.98/$29.98 | 52 Minutes

Green Leaves Entertainment is in the worst situation any Talent Management Agency can be in… they have NO talent!  Desperate for an act, President Junko Tange targets the idol singer market and gives her flunky Matsuda his marching orders:  get a girl group to manage, even if it means building one from scratch!  Since complete singing groups rarely appear out of thin air, Matsuda’s now in the difficult position of having to find girls with the right skills who don’t already have contracts with Japan’s music industry.  That girl at the Maid Café?  Good enough!  A lead singer who’s been fired from another group?  Sure, why not?  How about one who’s only 13 years old?  What could possibly go wrong there?  They may not be on the A-list, the B-List, or even the C-list to start, but with a little love and a whole lot of hard work, it’s possible that all Japan may someday wake up to the music of WAKE UP, GIRLS!

Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace
14th June 2016 | DVD/Blu-ray | Dual Audio | $29.98/$39.98 | 93 Minutes

It’s not easy being the captain of a space pirate ship.  Especially when you’re still in high school and aren’t allowed to do normal pirate-stuff like rob and plunder.  However, despite those restrictions, Marika Kato has proven herself worthy of commanding the Bentenmaru.  And if staging performances such as pretending to board and pillage space cruise ships doesn’t pay as well as actually stealing stuff… well, at least no one gets hurt, right?  But things take a sinister turn when Marika and her crew are hired to raid the luxury liner Begin The Beguine.  Because one of the passengers has a hidden secret and agenda of his own.  And it begins with being kidnapped!  Suddenly the Bentenmaru and their new “hostage” are being pursued by other warships and the race is on for what could be the biggest prize of all!  Batten your hatches and prepare to have your timbers shivered as Marika and her crew set sail for their highest adventure yet in BODACIOUS SPACE PIRATES – THE MOVIE!

Love Stage!! Complete Collection
14th June 2016 | DVD/Blu-ray | Japanese Dub | $49.98/$59.98 | 275 Minutes

As a child actor, Izumi Sena was following the rest of his family into the entertainment business until he quit after a humiliating incident while shooting a certain commercial.  Now, ten years later, Izumi’s trying to juggle college and becoming a manga author, but nothing seems to be working out for him.  Until he’s asked to reprise his part in that infamous commercial opposite one of Japan’s most popular up-and-coming actors!  Which wouldn’t be so bad… except for the fact that Izumi was dressed as young girl in the ad, and everyone, including his infatuated potential co-star Ryoma Ichijo, still thinks that he’s a she!  Is Izumi going to have to kiss a guy and will he like it?  And what will Ryoma think when the girl of his dreams turns out to be a guy in jeans? Get ready for a tale of crossed stars and shifting alignments as a completely unexpected drama unfolds in prime time across the LOVE STAGE!!

Rozen Maiden Complete Collection
14th June 2016 | DVD | Dual Audio | $49.98 | 650 Minutes

When Shinku arrives in a box at Jun Sakurada’s house, he has no idea how much his life is about to change.  That’s because she’s only the first of several magical Rozen Maidens who are going to invade the secluded life he has made for himself since he stopped attending school.  Unfortunately, fixing everything that’s wrong with Jun is going to have to take a back seat to making sure that Shinku survives the Alice Game, a competition that pits Rozen Maiden against Rozen Maiden for the prize of becoming a real girl, while the losers’ life essence is drained and they become lifeless toys again.   Now, in order to win this deadly game, Jun and Shinku will have to find a way to work together.  But to do that they’ll have to start trusting each other first!  Get ready for a whole new kind of ‘guys and dolls’ as ‘action figure’ takes on a new meaning in ROZEN MAIDEN – THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!

And Yet the Town Moves Complete Collection
21st June 2016 | Blu-ray | Japanese Dub | $59.98 | 300 Minutes

Hotori loves mysteries, but there’s one she just can’t solve: Why does the solution to one problem inevitably seem to lead to another? Like when Hotori has to start working at the Seaside Maid Café after school to pay off a debt and her friend Toshiko fortunately knows exactly how a Maid Café should be run. That’s fortunate since Hotori has no clue, but unfortunate in that Toshiko has no interest in working there.  UNTIL she discovers that Hotori’s friend Hiroyuki is a regular. Which SEEMS fortunate. Except that Hotori doesn’t know that, while Toshiko likes Hiroyuki, Hiroyuki secretly likes Hotori, while Hotori secretly has a crush on… No, no more spoilers! But if that’s not enough drama, there’s work, angst with a certain math teacher, table tennis between her classmates, her younger brother versus the school’s bad girl… And yet, even though everything seems like it’s going to crash at any moment, somehow Hotori’s life keeps going hilariously forward in AND YET THE TOWN MOVES!

Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons Collection 1
21st June 2016 | DVD/Blu-ray | Dual Audio | $59.98/$69.98 | 300 Minutes

Betrayed by her brother.  Stripped of her birthright.  Declared an abomination.  For the girl once known as Princess Angelise Ikaruga Misurugi, the nightmare has just begun. Because not having the ability to use magic makes her less than human in the eyes of the law, and now she’s been exiled to certain death as a slave soldier in a war against draconic invaders!  But the people and land that cast her out have made a lethal error.  The girl now known as Ange is no longer an innocent Princess being lead to rape and slaughter.  She’s learned the hidden truth about the world she thought she knew.  She’s discovered that she’s willing to kill in order to survive.  And they’ve given her a weapon.  The studio behind GUNDAM, ESCAFLOWNE, and COWBOY BEBOP unleashes 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 Angels and Dragons!

Hakuoki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom: Wild Dance of Kyoto Theatrical Version, Chapter 1
28th June 2016 | DVD/Blu-ray | Dual Audio | $29.98/$39.98 | 95 Minutes

There’s a war going on in ancient Kyoto. A war fought in shadows, between the forces of the Shogunate’s armed enforcers, the Shinsengumi, and the vampire-like Ronin warriors known as the Rasetsu or Furies.  And trapped in the middle is a young woman disguised as a man.  Seeking her missing father, Chizuru Yukimura comes to Kyoto only to find her fate forever intertwined with the destinies of Shinsengumi Vice commander Toshizo Hijikata and his elite force of swordsmen.  Because Chizuru’s father has created a secret elixir that enhances the user’s strength, speed and healing, and the furies will do anything and kill anyone in order to control that power!  Historical fact and nightmarish fiction combine as the world of the hit series HAKUOKI returns in a stunning new epic feature film: HAKUOKI: WILD DANCE OF KYOTO!

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