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Sentai Filmworks Announce September 2016 Release Slate

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North American anime publisher Sentai Filmworks earlier today confirmed just what will be heading onto store shelves during the month of September. As usual, you can view the full list of shows below:

Hanaukyo Maid Team: La Verite Complete Collection

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Release Date: 6th September 2016
Media FormatDVD
Audio: English/Japanese
Retail Price: $49.98
Approx Runtime: 300 Minutes

Moving is seldom easy, but when newly orphaned Taro Hanaukyo arrives in Tokyo to live with his wealthy grandfather, what he finds literally blows his mind.  Because Gramps has skipped off to a remote island, leaving his estate and its huge staff at Taro’s beck and call.  A staff that seems to consist entirely of maids:  maids in charge of cooking, maids in charge of cleaning, maids in charge of computer programming, maids in charge of technological research and development, and, of course, maids in charge of making the garden grow.   Except that Taro doesn’t just have pretty maids all in a row; he’s got them in regiments and battalions!  What was his grandfather thinking?  And what will Taro do with them?  Did we mention that he’s a middle school student with otaku tendencies?  Head maid Mariel and her staff may be in for a rough period of adjustment as the new master of the house takes charge in HANAUKYO MAID TEAM: LA VERITE!

RIN-NE Collection 2

Release Date: 6th September 2016
Media FormatDVD/Blu-ray
Audio: Japanese
Retail Price: $49.98/$59.98
Approx Runtime: 300 Minutes

Sakura Mamiya’s life was odd long before she started helping her fellow student and half-Shinigami Rinne Rokudo assist lost souls in reaching the land of the dead.  However, as strange as the various spooks, specters and other other-worldly entities that Sakura has encountered on a daily basis may have been, nothing is as out and out bizarre as finding herself and Rinne involved in a complicated web of perceived romantic relationships that also include a former childhood friend and now frustrated exorcist, Tsubasa Jumonji, and the air-headed and extremely gullible Shinigami Ageha.  After all, Sakura’s not really sure she’s even attracted to Rinne!  On the other hand, given the dangers inherent in foiling the efforts of the soul-stealing Damashigani, worrying about anyone’s love life is going to have to take second place to avoiding becoming part of the afterlife herself.  It’s a second round of second thoughts and second chances in the second stunning collection of RIN-NE!

Sakura Trick Complete Collection

Release Date: 13th September 2016
Media FormatBlu-ray
Audio: Japanese
Retail Price: $59.98
Approx Runtime: 300 Minutes

Haruka and Yuu have been best friends forever and they’ve sat next to each other in class since junior high. But, on the first day of high school, the new seating plan has them separated! So, since everyone knows that long distance relationships don’t work unless the parties involved put extra effort into it, they decide they need to do something special to permanently seal their friendship. However, deciding to kiss each other awakens a whole new level of feelings, and it doesn’t help that some of their classmates seem to be “involved” in similar circumstances. What’s a girl to do when her best friend suddenly seems more like a girlfriend? It’s a life lesson that the school curriculum isn’t normally prepared to teach, but our two young heroines are about to get a private education you’ll never forget! Discover the truth about the birds and the… er… birds, as two young ladies learn to deal with the pros and cons of intramural osculation in SAKURA TRICK!

Rozen Maiden: Zuruckspulen Complete Collection

Release Date: 20th September 2016
Media FormatBlu-ray
Audio: English/Japanese
Retail Price: $69.98
Approx Runtime: 300 Minutes

Every choice we make leads us down a different path… but is it possible for the actions taken on one path be used to affect the choices made in another life? In his darkest hour, Jun Sakurada receives just such an opportunity: a chance to communicate with a future version of himself who did not wind the key and bring forth the Rozen Maidens, and to fix his own shattered world. For Jun-who-did-not-wind, the messages from his younger self are a beacon of hope, and when the adult Jun discovers a box with parts and building instructions for a familiar red dressed doll, the goal becomes clear: to revive Shinku in his world and save both worlds from succumbing to the evils of Kirakisho, the seventh Rozen Maiden. The Alice Game becomes a war of dimensions as two worlds hang by the threads of fate in ROZEN MAIDEN: ZURÜCKSPULEN!

Chaika The Coffin Princess ~ Avenging Battle

Release Date: 27th September 2016
Media FormatDVD/Blu-ray
Audio: English/Japanese
Retail Price: $59.98/$69.98
Approx Runtime: 275 Minutes

The battle on the floating fortress is over, but the quest to recover the scattered remains of Emperor Gaz is too important to delay. As Chaika and her companions seek out the hero Claudia in order to obtain the heart, they race against Red Chaika, who seeks the hero, Guy, who possesses one of the arms. Even as Chaika struggles to learn the new magical skills required to defeat Claudia, a startling new revelation comes to light which may change their mission entirely: not all of Gaz’s magic research was destroyed, and information regarding the creation of the Chaikas may have been taken to a mysterious island! With the possibility of uncovering the secrets behind their mysterious origins dangled in front of them, the Chaikas must decide whether or not they want to find the hidden island and brave its unknown perils. Could the entire thing be a trap? It’s highly likely, but how can they resist the bait as the spellbinding adventure continues in CHAIKA THE COFFIN PRINCESS – AVENGING BATTLE!

Labyrinth of Grisaia / Eden of Grisaia

Release Date: 27th September 2016
Media FormatDVD/Blu-ray
Audio: Japanese
Retail Price: $59.98/$69.98
Approx Runtime: 300 Minutes

Yuji Kazami fulfilled a promise, but that promise was made long before he reached Mihama Academy. The seeds of the future are sown as young Yuji’s family is ravaged and his psyche is shattered, only to be reshaped in the fires of violent training and war in THE LABYRINTH OF GRISAIA. However, Yuji’s saga continues as his past catches up with him, and he is defended by the most unlikely guardian angels in THE EDEN OF GRISAIA. Follow the grisly journey as the boy is forced to become a man, and delve into the aftermath of THE FRUIT OF GRISAIA in this special complete edition that contains both parts of the untold story: THE LABYRINTH OF GRISAIA and THE EDEN OF GRISAIA.

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