ReminderSentai Filmwork (Anime) + Switchblade Pictures (Live Action) = Section 23
Section 23 = the people behind ADV
You've got to hand it to them. The usual calender release is pretty boring, but the people at Section 23 just love tell you what acquired and when they are going to release it in one fell swoop. 6 total new announcements (across live action and animated features) all set for a March 2010 release date.
Section 23's March 2010 Calender:
- You're Under Arrest: Full Throttle, 1st Collection
- Yozakura Quartet Complete Collection
- Tayutama: Kiss on my Deity
- Cat Girl/ Super Dimension Odyssey Tritia Double Feature
- Buyusenki Battle Chronicle
- Neo Angelique Abyss Season 2 Collection (not new, but a March release none the less)
Anime Reference Sheet
You're Under Arrest: Full Throttle
Welcome to You’re Under Arrest: Full Throttle, the follow up to Fast & Furious! The ladies of Bokuto Police Station are back, but there have been some BIG changes! Miyuki's been in the U.S., studying American police techniques while Natsumi's actually been serving in the military! So have these world-changing experiences had any effect on how everyone's favorite girls in blue carry out their duties protecting the Japanese public? Have they gained a more "mature" perspective? Well. let's just say that, if anything, they may be even wilder and less cautious than before! (Except for that blossoming "relationship" between Miyuki and Nakajima, where things are getting decidedly delicate.)
When Demons Walk the Streets, The Cops need to recruit More Demons! In a town where humans and demons co-exist, it takes more than a normal police force to maintain the peace. Enter the Hiizumi Life Counseling Office, a fantastic foursome of unique teenagers, each gifted with an amazing super power! Since it sometimes takes real demon-fire to fight demon fire, the first three quarters of the team aren't exactly human: Ao, a cat-eared telepath; Kotoha, a half-human conjuror and Hime, descended from a dragon (and the town's acting mayor,) all of whom also happen to be delightfully female. Rounding out the group is the token male and human, Akina, the office director and "Oyakume," capable of banishing spirits permanently (and from their point of view quite fatally) via a process called tuning.
Tayutama: Kiss on my Deity
Yuuri Mito is a typical, normal Japanese teenager. He goes to school, works on people's motorcycles and performs exorcisms. Okay, that last part's a little bit unusual, but his family lives in a shrine and they do that sort of thing. Still, you would think he'd know enough to be careful with an ancient relic he finds in the woods, especially when a mysterious goddess appears and tells him to leave it alone. Unfortunately, despite Mito 's best efforts, the seal gets broken anyway and a number of dangerous "tayuti" that it held in stasis get loose. This is bad. Mito also ends up with a beautiful goddess girl who decides that she's going to marry him. This might not be so bad. if he wasn't already caught up in the middle of a war between the entities he's released.
Neo Angelique Abyss
In a land with no sun, the light of the soul must show the way. Six months have passed since the shocking climactic events of season one. As the monstrous Thanatos run rampant, and the world of Arcadia is enveloped in a shroud of smoke and darkness. The mysterious disappearance of the Orb Hunters has lead many to believe that their former protectors are responsible for the disaster. But the truth is even more shocking, for Angelique has actually been unconscious the entire time. Now, waking for the first time, she realizes that she must embrace her destiny, but to do so will mean placing her trust in those who could destroy her!
Live Action Reference Sheet
When a secret illegal fighting syndicate needs to recruit new wrestlers, the best and most logical way to do this is to kidnap unsuspecting women who visit an elite Beauty institute and dose them up with an experimental Cat DNA serum, right? Unfortunately for the bad guys, their latest feline enhanced femme fatale is actually an undercover reporter named Natasha, and they're in for a real pussy whipping from their latest CAT GIRL!
Super Dimension Odyssey Tritia:
The scantily clad Princess Tritia of Blue Land comes to Earth in search of the long lost Treasure Sword, a mission so urgent that she apparently didn't have time to pack any pants. That's okay though, because while Tritia may be one of the ditzy-est super-heroines of all time, her well exposed assets are more than sufficient to counter the sinister conspiracies spun by Prince Gananga of Red Land ! There's sleaze, cheese and loads of color coded chaos galore in Super Dimension Odyssey Tritia!
Mix motorcycles, drugs and yakuza under pressure and the result is bosozoku, the brutal motorized street gangs that terrorize Japan armed with swords and baseball bats. Kyosuke Jinnai was the leader of the "Buyusenki," the largest group of its kind in the Kanto region, but sick of the violence, he had planned to give it all up to make a family with his pregnant girlfriend. Instead, all of that was stolen from him in a moment of savage betrayal, and the man who dreamed of a life of peace has instead been transformed into an angel of death!
ConclusionNothing super surprising on the announcement front. Full Throttle and Neo Angelique Abyss were kind of given, though predictability is not reflective of their nature. Actually, I know almost nothing about most things on this list, though Yozukara Quartet seems like the kind of show I occasionally fall into.
On the other hand... the live action releases sound... amazing. Cat Girl? Really? On my scale of shitty/amusing live action movies, Cat Girl had me at hello. Add in that its a double feature packed with something equally outlandish for live action... and I'm sold.