First volume of Saint Seiya: The Power of the Cosmos Lies Within

Sep 3rd 2003
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES SAINT SEIYA: THE POWER OF THE COSMOS LIES WITHIN, FIRST VOLUME OF THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ANIME SERIES

HIT FANTASY-ACTION TITLE AVAILABLE IN STORES
OCTOBER 21, 2003; COLLECTOR'S EDITION AVAILABLE!

HOUSTON, September 2, 2003- ADV Films, a leading distributor of Japanese animation in North America, today announced an October 21, 2003 release date for Saint Seiya: The Power of the Cosmos Lies Within, first volume of the highly anticipated fantasy-action anime series, and U.S. DVD premiere of the title.

The Saint Seiya series, an epic tale that became a sensation with fans in Japan after its original release, has been widely anticipated by the growing number of anime fans in the U.S. The series, which was acquired domestically by DiC Entertainment, is based on a manga by Masami Kurumada and produced by one of the top animation studios, Toei Animation (Digimon, Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball).

Collector's Edition Available!
Saint Seiya: The Power of the Cosmos Lies Within is available in a Collector's Edition, including a custom art box sized to hold the first five volumes of the series.

The Story:
The cosmos is bound together by an incomprehensible web of strength, power and-some would even say-magic. And only by a select few may these forces be harnessed! Seiya is a mortal from Japan who has been trained and has excelled. The time has now come for him to test his skills in battle and to claim the sacred cloth: cloth that will change the order of the universe; armor that will earn Seiya a place in the cosmos; cloth that will establish his rank among the Saints. Through a series of tournaments and trials, Seiya must not only defeat some of the most powerful fighters ever to set foot in the ring, but he must also defeat the demons within himself... Long live the Saints! Long live Saint Seiya!

Saint Seiya: The Power of the Cosmos Lies Within (SRP $29.98 DVD; SRP $39.98 Collector's Edition) is a DVD-only release, including four complete episodes; English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 audio, with English subtitles. DVD features include: "The Mythology of Saint Seiya" insert; and ADV Previews. The collector's edition includes the DVD and custom series art box which holds the first five volumes of the series.

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.

About DiC Entertainment:
DiC Entertainment is a leading children's entertainment company with more than 3,000 half-hours of programming in its prolific library, ranked as the largest independent library of animation. DIC has also amassed a family of domestic and international broadcasters who air DIC programming in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Australia. Some of DIC's popular properties include "Sailor Moon(tm)," and such new shows as "Strawberry Shortcake(tm)," "Super Duper Sumos(tm)," "Liberty's Kids(tm)," and "Mary-Kate and Ashley, In Action!(tm)." More than 25 million children watch DIC's popular programs each week. DIC is a full service studio with production, development, distribution, home video, marketing and licensing departments.

SAINT SEIYA: THE POWER OF THE COSMOS LIES WITHIN
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: 15+
Pre-Book Date: 9/23/03
Street Date: 10/21/03
Format SRP
DVD $29.98
Collector's Edition (DVD + custom art box) $39.98

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