Final Fantasy #1, RahXephon #6, City Hunter Season Two Dates

Aug 12th 2003
HOUSTON, August 12, 2003-ADV Films today announced an October 28, 2003
release date for the first volume of Final Fantasy: Unlimited, the companion
anime television series to the popular Final Fantasy role-playing video
games. The initial volume includes four complete episodes and is loaded with
extras.

In addition to its tie-in to the spectacularly successful video game
franchise, Final Fantasy: Unlimited's production team speaks to the quality
of the title. Final Fantasy: Unlimited is directed by Mahiro Maeda, one of
the most acclaimed anime directors in Japan. Maeda was recently hand-picked
to direct two of the animated shorts included in The Animatrix, the anime
side project based on the hit feature film The Matrix.

Producers for the series are SQUARE, TV Tokyo (NOIR) and Dentsu (Princess
Mononoke, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex), with animation produced
by Gonzo Digimation, animators of Hellsing, Full Metal Panic!, Zaion and
several more of anime's most popular recent titles.

Collector's Edition Available!

ADV's release of Final Fantasy: Unlimited-Phase 1 will be available in two
versions: as a DVD in its standard case, or as a collector's edition, which
includes the DVD, a custom series art box, sized to hold the entire series,
and a FREE t-shirt offer-pick your size!

The Story:
Welcome to Wonderland! The gateway to another world appears suddenly one day
and with its coming awaken two mysterious beasts of astonishing power. The
monsters appear to destroy each other and then vanish-leaving behind only
the inexplicable pillar of darkness and the unanswered questions of the
natural world.

Twelve years later, the twin children of two scientists who disappeared on
this so-called Day of Conjunction go on a hazardous quest in search of their
lost parents. Boarding a phantom subway, Ai and Yu travel to Wonderland, a
chaotic world of amazing beauty and thrilling danger. Accompanied by Lisa,
an enigmatic woman they meet on the train, and Kaze, a brooding stranger
with a demon-summoning gun, the twins begin an incredible journey that will
lead to the mysterious heart of Wonderland.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADV ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR RAHXEPHON-ORCHESTRATION 6: ARIA
AN OCTOBER 21, 2003 RELEASE FOR THE SIXTH VOLUME OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED
ANIME SERIES

HOUSTON, August 12, 2003-ADV Films today officially announced an October 21,
2003 release for RahXephon 6-Aria, sixth volume of the extraordinarily
beautiful and complex anime series that captivated millions in Japan, and
has been released in the U.S. to a veritable storm of fan excitement and
critical acclaim.

RahXephon was created and directed by Yutaka Izubuchi (Gasaraki, the Gundam
franchise), and produced by Bones (Angelic Layer), Victor Entertainment
(Noir) and Fuji TV (Astro Boy, Battle of the Planets). The RahXephon series
debuted on Japanese TV in 2002 and became an immediate sensation, with
fierce action and the multilayered complexity of the plot and characters
drawing in viewers by the tens of thousands.

Called a visual "masterpiece" by Anime News Network, RahXephon is enjoying
strong sales and extraordinary critical response in the U.S. Phantasmagoria
Online raves, "RahXephon is without a doubt one of the best mecha series
that has ever been produced."

The Story:
As TERRA's obsessive new commander begins a massive build-up for a final
assault on Tokyo Jupiter, Ayato's former friend Mamoru attacks Nirai-Kanai
in his own Dolem, seeking revenge for Hiroko's death. Meanwhile, a
mysterious new cadet has suddenly appeared within TERRA's ranks, a cadet
with a hauntingly familiar face. Confronted with his destiny, Ayato must
make a terrifying choice: to reclaim the RahXephon or sacrifice everything
he holds dear. But even with the RahXephon, can he stop the horror that is
about to happen? Too many of his friends are about to die in the shocking
sixth volume of RahXephon!

RahXephon 6-Aria (SRP $29.98 DVD) includes both English- and
Japanese-language versions, with English subtitles. Aria includes four
complete episodes of the title, and extras: the finale of the English voice
actor interviews; production sketches; clean closing and opening animation;
and ADV previews.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR CITY HUNTER TV: SEASON 2, COLLECTION 1
FIVE-DISC COLLECTION TO BE AVAILABLE OCTOBER 28, 2003; A SUBTITLED,
JAPANESE-LANGUAGE RELEASE AT 800+ MINUTES!

HOUSTON, August 12, 2003-ADV Films today announced an October 28, 2003
release date for City Hunter TV: Season Two, Collection One. The subtitled,
Japanese-only collection includes more than 30 complete episodes of the
legendary, long-running Japanese animated television series. City Hunter is
centered on the (mis)adventures of .357-packing professional
bodyguard/clean-up man Ryo Saeba, known as City Hunter. For all his
abilities, City Hunter is burdened by an active libido-which always seems to
get in the way of his missions!

The City Hunter franchise has generated millions of dollars in revenue
worldwide, with comic books, movies, a television series, and other
merchandise all enjoying strong viewership and brisk sales. The City Hunter
graphic novel (manga) series by Tsukasa Hojo sold millions of copies every
week in Japan, while the television series scored big ratings all over the
world. City Hunter also spawned a hit film starring international movie star
Jackie Chan.

The Story:
The City Hunter: a legendary name in the Japanese underworld, and with good
reason. He's the best there is. He's Ryo Saeba-troubleshooter, expert
marksman and inveterate womanizer. Ryo will take any case so long as the
client is a pretty woman and she's willing to pay his price... a night of
bliss at a local hotel. Unfortunately, his headstrong partner Kaori is
always around to keep Ryo's overactive libido in check with a friendly tap
from her 100-ton hammer. Still, no matter the odds, a woman in trouble can
count on City Hunter for help. The bad guys might as well give up now!
City Hunter TV: Season Two, Collection One (SRP $89.98) is a DVD-only
release, including 32 complete episodes on five DVDs. In Japanese with
English subtitles. Extras include City Hunter TV trailers and ADV Previews.

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