Section23, the distributor for Sentai Filmworks, announced the release of Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side! and Is it Wrong to Expect a Hot Spring in a Dungeon? as part of their May release set. An alternate perspective of the DanMachi world, Sword Oratoria tells the story of Aiz Wallenstein and the Loki Familia as they fight their way through the dungeons of Orario. Sword Oratoria originally aired in Spring 2017, and was one of the original exclusives to Amazon’s double-paywall Anime Strike streaming service. It’s nice to see Sword Oratoria get a Blu-Ray release, since many US fans may have skipped the anime when it originally aired due to Anime Strike’s extra cost.

In addition to a standard Blu-Ray release, Section23 is also releasing a limited edition Blu-Ray set for Sword Oratoria. The limited edition release includes a 64 page booklet, six art cards, and a two-disc soundtrack. Both Blu-Ray editions will go on sale on May 29.

For lovers of the original DanMachi series, the DanMachi OVA, Is it Wrong to Expect a Hot Spring in a Dungeon?!, is also being released on Blu-Ray and DVD on May 8. In addition to DanMachi, Section23 has also announced May releases of RIN-NE Season 3, Yona Yona Penguin, and Atom: The Beginning.

Section23 May 2018 Releases

Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side!

Sword Oratoria Blu-Ray artwork

Release Date: May 29, 2018

Synopsis: Contrary to what the adventures of Bell and the Goddess Hestia might imply, not everyone goes into the dungeon of Orario to pick up girls. The veterans of the Goddess Loki’s Familia have lots of reasons for risking life and limb facing the monsters and mayhem lurking within the deadly labyrinth’s multiple levels, but new member and mage Lefiya just wants to prove that she’s worthy to be on the same team as her hero, the famed sword princess Aiz Wallenstein. As for Aiz herself, she’s seeking something that no one else even suspects, and she may find it when trouble comes after her from the previously unreached 59th level! If you thought you knew the Danmachi universe, be prepared to think again as the adventure continues from an all-new point of view in SWORD ORATORIA!


Is It Wrong To Expect A Hot Spring In A Dungeon?!

Is it Wrong to Expect a Hot Spring in a Dungeon? Blu-Ray artwork

Release Date: May 8, 2018

Synopsis: Our band of bold adventurers has just blown through the 18th level of the world’s most fearsome dungeon, so what do they do for an encore? Since the city of Orario doesn’t have a theme park, the next choice for Bell, Hestia, Lilly and the gang would seem to be a trip to the hot springs… and, conveniently enough, a battle with some hellhounds has led them to an undiscovered underground oasis! However, there’s something fishy about these springs, beyond the fact that Hermes happens to have bathing suits for all the ladies in their correct sizes! Will the secret be discovered before it’s too late? Will Hestia finally come clean with Bell? It’ll all come out in the wash when our heroes learn the answer to: IS IT WRONG TO EXPECT A HOT SPRING IN A DUNGEON?!!

RIN-NE Season 3

RIN-NE Season 3 Blu-Ray artworkRelease Date: May 22, 2018

Synopsis: If you’ve got a ghost in your Japanese neighborhood, the spirit-moving specialists to call are Rinne Rokudo and Sakura Mamiya. Sure, they’re both still in high school, but Sakura’s been seeing the dearly and not-so-dearly departed since she was a child, and Rinne’s part shinigami, which comes in handy when dealing with the more assertive supernatural incursions.  What Rinne isn’t good at is working his way out of a perpetual state of debt, and the need for quick cash can lead them onto unhallowed grounds where other exorcists fear to tread.  Cleaning the Wheel of Reincarnation?  Repossessing magical artifacts?  What about REALLY dangerous tasks like trying to train a cat?  It’s all just another paranormal day’s work in Rumiko Takahashi’s RIN-NE – SEASON 3!


Yona Yona Penguin

Yona-Yona Penguin Blu-Ray artworkRelease Date: May 15, 2018

Synopsis: The sleeves of Coco’s penguin coat are sewn together to look like flippers, so it might seem a bit awkward to wear. However, Coco’s father gave the coat to her before he disappeared, so she wears it every time she goes out exploring. What Coco doesn’t know is that the Goblins have a legend about a brave flightless bird and when Coco unexpectedly ends up in their realm, they all think that Coco is the Penguin who can save them from the evil Emperor of Darkness! But how can a 6-year-old girl stop an army of demons? Coco doesn’t know, but together with her new friends Chaley the Goblin and Zammie the fallen Angel, she’s certainly going to try in YONA YONA PENGUIN!


Atom: The Beginning

Atom - The Beginning Blu-Ray artworkRelease Date: May 1, 2018

Synopsis: In the aftermath of the Great Catastrophe, grad students Hiroshi Ochanomizo and Ummataro Tenma are working at the forefront of the exciting new field of super-robot development. Creating the next level of technology isn’t cheap, however, and not only do the guys have to take on side jobs to keep their research going, they also have to contend with both jealous rivals and sinister organizations who want their secrets. Fortunately, our heroes also have an ace in the hole: their latest prototype, A106, who may just be the smartest, most powerful robot yet, and might even possibly be ATOM – THE BEGINNING!