‘Mysterious Girlfriend X’ and More Coming Stateside this June




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by Marlan Moore | staff editor

Ready to get your summer anime viewin’ on? If you are, you must be crazy — it’s only February. Heck, it’s still snowing on the east coast. That’s not stopping Section23 Films from announcing their first anime releases of the summer, though! This June sees Mysterious Girlfriend X, another collection of Letter Bee, and more from the anime distributor. See below for full details.

June 4, 2013

Dusk maiden of Amnesia DVD SF-DMA100Dusk Maiden of Amnesia Complete

Synopsis: 60 years ago, a young woman was left to die in the abandoned school building behind the exclusive Seikyou Academy.  No one knows why.  No one knows how.  But the horrifying tale and the legends of the ghostly haunting that followed live on to this day.  Perhaps it’s not so surprising then, that among Seikyou’s many school clubs is one for students interested in “paranormal investigations.”  What might raise more than a few hairs, however, is that the founder of the club is the ghost herself.  Unable to remember how she died and trapped in the grey land between life and death, Yuko latches onto Teiichi Niiya, a freshman who can inexplicably see her.  Together they and the other unsuspecting members of the club begin to unravel the many dark mysteries that surround Seikyou.  Will unlocking the secret of Yuko’s gruesome death finally free her?  Or will her sudden close association with a mortal have even stranger repercussions on both of their existences?  In a tomb of silent classrooms, the answers await in Dusk Maiden of Amnesia.

Format: DVD/Blu-Ray
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98/$69.98

Letter Bee 2.2 SF-LTB202Letter Bee Reverse Season 2 Collection 2

Synopsis:  While most of Amberground remains blanketed by perpetual darkness, the capital city of Akatsuki basks in the light of an artificial sun.  But as Lag Seeing’s investigations deliver him to the doorstep of Houdi Franklin, survivor of an ill-fated airship journey on the infamous Day of the Flicker, the secrets behind the light in the sky begin to cast dangerous shadows on the Letter Bee’s future.  Yet the death and blindness unleashed by the abomination in the heavens are only the first salvos in Lag’s greatest series of challenges to date.  The molten Gaichuu monster Cabernet is still on the loose, wreaking havoc and destruction.  The sinister organization Reverse has agents working behind the scenes everywhere, attempting to undo the fabric that holds Amberground’s society together.  The Bee Hive, headquarters of the Letter Bees, is itself abuzz with treachery, and the restoration of Gauche’s memory may be about to come back on them as a double-edged sword.  Can Lag, Niche and Steak cancel out each of these incoming dangers and return them to their senders?  The answers await in the final, illuminating collection of Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee Reverse!

Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

June 11, 2013

Mysterious Girlfriend X DVD SF-MGX100Mysterious Girlfriend X Complete

Synopsis: When the oddly peculiar Mikoto Urabe transfers into Akira Tsubaki’s class, he finds that life has thrown him the weirdest curve ball ever.  Because while Urabe may be an anti-social loner who sleeps on her desk, carries a pair of scissors in her underwear and breaks out in sudden fits of insane laughter, there’s something about her that Tsubaki just can’t quite put his finger on.  Until he accidentally puts his finger in it, and suddenly the phrase “sharing spit with a girl” takes on an entirely new meaning!  Before he can wipe her drool off his face, Tsubaki is mysteriously addicted to Urabe, which isn’t half as strange as the fact that she not only finds this normal, but already seems to have plans for her new drooling boyfriend.  So, can a girl spitting in your face ever be a GOOD thing?  Is this relationship bound for disaster or great expectorations?  Find out as Urabe puts a spittle love in Tsubaki’s heart and things get REALLY bizarre in the most dysfunctional bodily functional anime ever: Mysterious Girlfriend X!

Format: DVD/Blu-Ray
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98/$69.98

June 18, 2013

Kill Me Baby SF-KMB100Kill Me Baby Complete

Synopsis: Yasuna Oribe isn’t your typical Japanese high school girl.  For one thing, she’s a little slow on the uptake, and for another, her best friend, Sonya, is actually a highly trained foreign assassin who’s in Yasuna’s class as part of her assignment.  Though perhaps Yasuna’s definition of “best friend” is a bit strange, as Sonya has the habit of regularly attacking Yasuna, especially when startled.  However, as noted, Yasuna isn’t exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, and while Sonya knows precisely what to do with every one of those sharp objects, even she is hard pressed to deal with the day to day oddities that seem to fill their class schedule.  Things like: escaped bears, voodoo curses, juggling and killer mosquitoes.  And puppet shows.  And just in case Yasuna’s life wasn’t weird or hazardous enough, there’s her ninja classmate, Agiri, swarms of bees and assassins targeting just about everybody, a mysterious red haired girl with a personal vendetta and the perils of slipping in the public bath.  They say a little education can be a dangerous thing, but with a school life like this, Yasuna will be lucky to keep breathing past third period in Kill Me Baby!

Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

Saiyuki Complete DSY110Saiyuki Complete

Synopsis: Once demonkind and man lived together in harmony. But when a band of rogue demonic forces seeks to resurrect a diabolical monster, a dark spiritual energy begins to cover the land. Now, it’s up to a renegade priest, a monkey kink, a lecherous water sprite and a sympathetic demon to stop the resurrection and return harmony to a dangerous land. Enter the world of Saiyuki! A unique universe of beauty and betrayal. Where sacred scrolls battle enchanted weaponry and where dragons can transform into jeeps. A land where four reluctant heroes are just as concerned about having a good time, a stiff drink, and a beautiful woman as they are about saving the world.

Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

June 25, 2013

Momo MJ-0110Momo, Girl God of Death Complete

Synopsis:  Dressed all in white with scythe in hand, she is one of the spirits entrusted with guiding the souls of the no longer living to the other side.  But unlike other shinigami who approach their grim duty with detachment or even malevolence, Momo chooses to open her heart to those about to cross over.  Nor are solace and sympathy the only gifts she offers.  For if the need is great enough, she may allow a last visit, a message to loved ones or even a chance to make amends.  But how far can even the most well meaning shinigami bend the rules of life and death before she, herself, is called to task?  Momo and her flying cat Daniel may soon learn the answer as they find themselves continually becoming involved in the world of the living, even as they attempt to deal with the not always willing souls in the process of departing it.  Grave consequences may lie ahead, but heavenly rewards are just as certainly guaranteed when life, death and what happens in between all come together in Momo, Girl God of Death!

Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

TARI TARI SF-TRT100Tari Tari Complete

Synopsis: The last year of high school is always a time of both looking forward and looking back.  Ahead of you lives the future, alternately bright and scary.  Behind you lie memories, both happy and sad.  And somehow, in the course of one year, you have to reconcile those two and decide where your life is going to go.  For Wakana Sakai, who had started studying music, it’s time to face the tragedy that made her abandon that path.  For Sawa Okita, it’s about her dreams of riding professionally.  And for Konatsu Miyamoto, it’s about bringing her friends together through the magic of song.  Can something as simple as the formation of a chorus club really help solve the hurts and pangs that come with growing up?  Can music bring people together despite their differences?  Join in the chorus, pick up the rhythm and discover the answers in Tari Tari!

Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

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2 Responses to “‘Mysterious Girlfriend X’ and More Coming Stateside this June”

  1. Animetor05 says:

    I’m so excited that Mysterious Girlfriend X is coming out on Blu-ray and DVD this June! I’m surprised that they will release it in nearly a year since the series ended. I will be watching it in both English and Japanese with subtitles. I wonder who are the English Dub cast? I hope they tell us soon. Can’t Wait!

  2. Saiyuki Complete sounds very interesting