Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Industry News: Sentai Filmworks November 2017 Line-up

Sentai Filmworks have begun their second Dubs are Coming titles! And THREE of them are getting special collector's sets. That's a bit overkill Sentai...

The November line-up features 3 limited edition sets, 3 complete collection sets and a Hentai re-release. Only 1 new title from the newer seasons of last year, as the two major releases are re-releases from previous years.

November 7th:

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!: Seasons 1 & 2 Collection - Blu-ray - English & Japanese - $99.98
Region: Geolocked to US ~ Publisher: TBS
Extras: Clean Opening & Closing Animations; Japanese Promos x2; Chuni-Shorts x6; Chunibyo Lite x6
To Heart 2: Complete Collection - Blu-ray - Japanese - $59.98
Region: Geolocked to US ~ Publisher: ???
Extras: ???
To Heart 2: Complete Collection - DVD - Japanese - $49.98
Region: 1 ~ Publisher: ???
Extras: ???

November 14th:


Haikyu!!: Season 1 Collection (Limited Edition) - Blu-ray & DVD - English & Japanese - $199.98
Regions: Geolocked to US / 1 ~ Publisher: TOHO Animation
Extras: Clean Opening & Closing Animations
Extras LE: Art Cards, Booklet, Trading Cards, Pin Set, Exclusive Token
Haikyu!!: Season 1 Collection (Standard Edition) - Blu-ray - English & Japanese - $99.98
Region: Geolocked to US ~ Publisher: TOHO Animation
Extras: Clean Opening & Closing Animations
Haikyu!!: Season 1 Collection (Standard Edition) - DVD - English & Japanese - $79.98
Region: 1 ~ Publisher: TOHO Animation
Extras: Clean Opening & Closing Animations


Mezzo Forte [NSFW] - DVD - Japanese - $19.98
Region: 1 ~ Publisher: ???
Extras: None

November 21st:


Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto: Complete Collection (Limited Edition) - Blu-ray & DVD - English & Japanese - $179.98
Regions: Geolocked to US / 1 ~ Publisher: TBS
Extras: Clean Opening & Closing Animations, Japanese Promo
Extras LE: Booklet: Sakamoto Survival Guide, Original Soundtrack, Double-Sided Art Cards, Sakamoto Socks, Microfiber Cloth
Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto: Complete Collection (Standard Edition) - Blu-ray - English & Japanese - $69.98
Region: Geolocked to US ~ Publisher: TBS
Extras: Clean Opening & Closing Animations, Japanese Promo
Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto: Complete Collection (Standard Edition) - DVD - English & Japanese - $59.98
Region: 1 ~ Publisher: TBS
Extras: Clean Opening & Closing Animations, Japanese Promo

November 28th:


The Squid Girl: Seasons 1 & 2 Collection (Limited Edition) - Blu-ray & DVD - English & Japanese - $199.98
Regions: Geolocked to US / 1 ~ Publisher: TBS
Extras: Clean Opening & Closing Animations, Japanese Promos, Mini Squid Girl Short Stories, Squid Girl Chat + Commentary (Eps. 1, 3, 8, 12), 3 OVAs
Extras LE: Booklet, Double-sided Artcards, Keychain, Button Pack, 3D Lenticular Card
The Squid Girl: Seasons 1 & 2 Collection (Standard Edition) - Blu-ray - English & Japanese - $99.98
Regions: Geolocked to US ~ Publisher: TBS
Extras: Clean Opening & Closing Animations, Japanese Promos, Mini Squid Girl Short Stories, Squid Girl Chat + Commentary (Eps. 1, 3, 8, 12), 3 OVAs
The Squid Girl: Seasons 1 & 2 Collection (Standard Edition) - DVD - English & Japanese - $79.98
Regions: 1 ~ Publisher: TBS
Extras: Clean Opening & Closing Animations, Japanese Promos, Mini Squid Girl Short Stories, Squid Girl Chat + Commentary (Eps. 1, 3, 8, 12), 3 OVAs

Grav's Thoughts:

Okay so for this line-up we have 2 new additions plus 1 new catalogue addition.

Catalogue:
Haikyu!! First Season
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb
Mezzo Forte
Squid Girl
Squid Girl [OVA]
Squid Girl [Season 2]
To Heart 2

Spring 2016:
Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto

Back at Anime Expo 2017 Sentai announced The Dubs Are Coming Season 2 where a few more titles were going to be dubbed. Haikyu!! and Squid Girl caught some attention as they were catalogue titles. But the other three were Flip Flappers, Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto, and Tanaka-kun is Always Listless. Out of those five, three of them are out in this release slate and are all receiving limited edition releases. I'm concerned that Sentai is basically ignoring the complaints and just going to keep pushing these out until it becomes oversaturated to death. One LE set per month was fine but having three overpriced sets in a month is overkill, which is a shame because I'm considering Haikyu!! and Squid Girl at least. Sakamoto is a maybe.

I don't usually bring up SoftCel titles to these slates because they are Hentai releases. But Mezzo Fortre I figured was worth bringing up as it's one of the more well-known out there. Mezzo is from the same creator as Kite and Section23 Films have re-released both the Hentai version (in this slate) and the TV version (released a while back under ADV). No Blu-ray, just DVD this time.

Last but not least we have a standard edition complete set for Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! which is a surprise considering we didn't think TBS would offer a standard edition of the Blu-rays. This re-release includes both seasons which is nice and nothing is missing from the LE discs.

That's it for the November 2017 line-up. Here's the remaining list:

Completely Forgotten:
Phi-Brain [Season 3]
Tribe Cool Crew

Autumn 2015:
Haikyu!! Second Season

Spring 2016:
Onigirl
Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

Summer 2016:
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate (Dub confirmed)

Autumn 2016:
ClassicaLoid
Flip Flappers
Girlish Number
Long Riders
Magic of Stella
Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Legend Star

Winter 2017:
BanG Dream!
Urara Meirocho

Spring 2017:
Anonymous Noise
Armed Girl's Machiavellism
Atom: The Beginning
Frame Arms Girl
Grimoire of Zero
Kabukibu!
Rin-ne [Season 3]
Sagrada Reset
Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side

Summer 2017:
Action Heroine Cheer Fruits
Battle Girl High School
Hitorijime My Hero
Love & Lies
Made in Abyss
Princess Principal
Vatican Miracle Examiner

Catalogue titles:
Chihayafuru 2
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Legend of the Galactic Heroes Gaiden
Legend of the Galactic Heroes Movies
No Game No Life Zero

Catalogue titles (Sunrise deal):
Argentosoma
Betterman
Brain Powered
Infinite Ryvius
Kurokami: The Animation
Overman King Gainer
s-CRY-ed
Sacred Seven
The Girl Who Leapt Through Space
Z-MIND
Zegapain

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