Aura Battler Dunbine #3, Eden's Bowy #4, Kurumi 2 #2

Jul 23rd 2003
MORE OF THE BEST ANIME YOU'VE NEVER SEEN! ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR THIRD VOLUME OF AURA BATTLER DUNBINE

AN ANIME CLASSIC, COMBINING SWORDS AND SORCERY, TANKS, HORSES, MOTORCYCLES, BIPEDAL MECHA AND MORE; AVAILABLE OCTOBER 7, 2003

HOUSTON, July 23, 2003-ADV Films today announced an October 7, 2003 release date for Aura Battler Dunbine: The Kings of Byston Well, the third volume of the 49-episode anime classic.

First broadcast in Japan in the mid 1980's, Aura Battler Dunbine is widely considered one of the finest and most significant titles from the "golden age" of televised anime. Conceived by Yoshiyuki Tomino (creator and director of Gundam) and based on Tomino's novel Wings of Lin, Aura Battler Dunbine has long been celebrated not only for its exciting plot and extraordinary mecha designs (by Studio Nue, of Macross fame), but also for the series' emphasis on strong and detailed characterization, and the consistently excellent quality of its animation (produced by Sunrise Animation).

As befits the title's extraordinary production pedigree, Aura Battler Dunbine is a rich and complex tale, mingling a fantasy-inspired setting with an anachronistic blend of technologies, and spicing the mixture with extensive elements sourced from ancient folklore of the British Isles.

The Story:
Show Zama and his comrades are witness to what seems to be the inevitable conquest of Byston Well by Drake Luft's massive army. Kingdom after kingdom falls as Bern Bunnings pushes Luft's troops closer and closer to a final showdown in the Land of Ah. Personal relationships are strained; while more mysteries are revealed as both good men and bad fall victim to the relentless appetite of war.

Aura Battler Dunbine is the stuff that legends are made of. An epic, one-of-a-kind adventure that dives headfirst into a rich, fully defined world to create one of the most unique anime experiences ever envisioned.

Aura Battler Dunbine: The Kings of Byston Well (SRP $29.98) is a DVD-only release, containing four complete episodes. Includes both English- and Japanese-language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: a production portfolio; clean opening and closing animation; and ADV previews.

Collector's Edition Available!
The special edition "Memorial Box," including the first volume of Aura Battler Dunbine: Tales of Byston Well and a high-quality ("hard") custom series art box, sized to hold the first six volumes of the series, is also available (SRP $39.98).

About ADV Films:
In 1992, ADV Films began to forge the international market for Japanese animation ("anime") by combining unique titles, outstanding production values and efficient large-scale distribution. Today, ADV Films is the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation to the North American market, with the firm's holdings including such premier titles as NOIR, Sailor Moon, Samurai X, Hello Kitty's Paradise, RahXephon, Spriggan, Robotech, Full Metal Panic! and Neon Genesis Evangelion. In addition, ADV Films' product line has expanded to include other forms of genre programming, including live-action science fiction programs Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Mutant X and The Jim Henson Company's Farscape, and classic science fiction such as the updated Gamera trilogy. ADV Films' parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc. also publishes Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly in the English-speaking world, and operates The Anime Network(tm), broadcasting anime and anime-related programming via digital cable, 24 hours a day. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, with additional offices in the EU and Japan, and distribution on four continents, ADV Films is fast becoming an international entertainment powerhouse. For more information, visit ADV Films on the web at http://www.advfilms.com.

AURA BATTLER DUNBINE: THE KINGS OF BYSTON WELL
Running Time: 100 minutes; Age Rating: 12+
Pre-Book Date: 9/9/03
Street Date: 10/7/03
Format SRP
DVD $29.98

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADV ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR EDEN'S BOWY: FALLEN ANGELS AND FLOWER TOWNS

FOURTH VOLUME OF THE BEAUTIFUL, HAUNTING ANIME FANTASY TO BE AVAILABLE OCTOBER 7, 2003

HOUSTON, July 23, 2003-ADV Films today announced an October 7, 2003 release date for Eden's Bowy: Fallen Angels and Flower Towns, fourth volume of the acclaimed anime fantasy series, noted for its multilayered complexity and wide-ranging appeal. Eden's Bowy is based on a manga by Tennoji Kitsune, and was directed by Tsukasa Sunaga (Southern Cross), with character designs by Kazui Hiroko (Ranma ½, Oh My Goddess!).

The Story:
After everything the old warrior has done, the Princess of Foresight has been snatched back into the hands of Yulgaha. Will Yorn and the rest of our heroes give up? No way! When the going gets tough, the tough pack their bags for Yulgaha! But dangers await Yorn and his companions-they fall off Yulgaha and go crashing to the earth below and then are captured and dragged off to the Yanuess-controlled city of Chanaccare.

Will Goldoh and Vilogg find their precious cargo in the maze-like forest of Yaokeshipu-or will they strangle each other first? What angelic tragedy transformed Spike into the angry God Hunter we see today? And who is the mysterious Parella, and where do her loyalties lie?

Eden's Bowy: Fallen Angels and Flower Towns (SRP $29.98) is a DVD-only release, including four complete episodes. Includes both English- and Japanese-language versions, and English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation; and ADV previews.

About ADV Films:
In 1992, ADV Films began to forge the international market for Japanese animation ("anime") by combining unique titles, outstanding production values and efficient large-scale distribution. Today, ADV Films is the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation to the North American market, with the firm's holdings including such premier titles as NOIR, Sailor Moon, Samurai X, Hello Kitty's Paradise, RahXephon, Spriggan, Robotech, Full Metal Panic! and Neon Genesis Evangelion. In addition, ADV Films' product line has expanded to include other forms of genre programming, including live-action science fiction programs Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Mutant X and The Jim Henson Company's Farscape, and classic science fiction such as the updated Gamera trilogy. ADV Films' parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc. also publishes Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly in the English-speaking world, and operates The Anime Network(tm), broadcasting anime and anime-related programming via digital cable, 24 hours a day. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, with additional offices in the EU and Japan, and distribution on four continents, ADV Films is fast becoming an international entertainment powerhouse. For more information, visit ADV Films on the web at http://www.advfilms.com.

EDEN'S BOWY: FALLEN ANGELS AND FLOWER TOWNS
Running Time: 100 minutes; Age Rating: 12+
Pre-Book Date: 9/9/03
Street Date: 10/7/03
Format SRP
DVD $29.98

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RELEASE DATE SET FOR STEEL ANGEL KURUMI 2: EARTH'S GUARDIAN ANGELS

LAST VOLUME OF SEQUEL TO FAN-FAVORITE STEEL ANGEL KURUMI TO BE AVAILABLE IN STORES OCTOBER 7, 2003

HOUSTON, July 23, 2003 - ADV Films has set a street date of October 7, 2003 for the DVD release of Steel Angel Kurumi 2: Earth's Guardian Angels, second and final volume of the sequel to the fan-favorite anime series Steel Angel Kurumi.

Produced by Pony Canyon (Vampire Princess Miyu), WOWOW (The Big O) and Kadokawa (publishers of anime magazine Newtype), Steel Angel Kurumi features breathtaking animation from acclaimed studio O.L.M., famous for its work on the Pokémon franchise. The English dub of Steel Angel Kurumi 2 reprises the smashing performances of three of the leads from the first series: Kelli Cousins, Monica Rial and Hilary Haag, plus a host of other fine voice actors.

The Story: Now that Kurumi and Saki are in the 21st century, aren't they forgetting something? That's right! Believing the Steel Angels are the only ones who can save the human race from destruction, the Practitioners have awakened their sassy younger sister, Karinka, to capture them.

Meanwhile, the spoiled Uruka is as scheming and jealous as ever. This time, she's determined to prevent Nako from getting first prize in the Junior Cello Competition so she won't win a chance to study abroad. More than the future of Earth hangs in the balance. Humanity's last hope may rest on who can ultimately find their way into Kurumi's Mark II heart.

Steel Angel Kurumi 2: Earth's Guardian Angels ($24.98 SRP) is a DVD-only release containing six mini episodes. It includes both English- and Japanese-language versions, and English subtitles. DVD extras include: a character gallery; extended Episode Previews; clean opening and closing animation; and ADV Previews.

About ADV Films:
In 1992, ADV Films began to forge the international market for Japanese animation ("anime") by combining unique titles, outstanding production values and efficient large-scale distribution. Today, ADV Films is the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation to the North American market, with the firm's holdings including such premier titles as NOIR, Sailor Moon, Samurai X, Hello Kitty's Paradise, RahXephon, Spriggan, Robotech, Full Metal Panic! and Neon Genesis Evangelion. In addition, ADV Films' product line has expanded to include other forms of genre programming, including live-action science fiction programs Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Mutant X and The Jim Henson Company's Farscape, and classic science fiction such as the updated Gamera trilogy. ADV Films' parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc. also publishes Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly in the English-speaking world, and operates The Anime Network(tm), broadcasting anime and anime-related programming via digital cable, 24 hours a day. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, with additional offices in the EU and Japan, and distribution on four continents, ADV Films is fast becoming an international entertainment powerhouse. For more information, visit ADV Films on the web at http://www.advfilms.com.

STEEL ANGEL KURUMI 2: EARTH'S GUARDIAN ANGELS
Running Time: 90 Minutes; Age Rating: 17+
Pre-Book Date: 9/9/03
Street Date: 10/7/03
Format SRP
DVD $24.98

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