Full Metal Panic Manga #7 on National Bestseller List

Sep 18th 2003
FIRST RELEASE FROM ADV MANGA DEBUTS AT #7 ON NATIONAL BESTSELLER LIST

FULL METAL PANIC! VOLUME 1 AN IMMEDIATE HIT NATIONWIDE

HOUSTON, September 18, 2003-Full Metal Panic! Volume 1, the first release from A.D. Vision, Inc.'s new ADV Manga division, exploded out of the gates with an exceptionally strong performance-a Number Seven ranking-on the national graphic novel bestseller list.

An action-comedy title telling the story of a high-school honor student who unwittingly carries a valuable secret, and the extremely gung-ho young secret agent who goes undercover to protect her, the Full Metal Panic! manga ties in to a highly popular anime of the same title, currently being released by A.D. Vision, Inc.'s ADV Films division.

"We were expecting strong sales, but we're particularly pleased that the first-week response has been so outstanding," said A.D. Vision, Inc. President and CEO John Ledford. "Full Metal Panic! is an excellent title, and both critics and buyers are responding overwhelmingly."

About ADV Manga
Specializing in Japanese and other East Asian comics, illustration books, graphic novels and more, ADV Manga is the publishing division of A.D. Vision, Inc., parent company of ADV Films, Newtype USA, Anime Network and more. Founded in 2003, with nationwide mass-market distribution, ADV Manga is poised to dominate the explosively growing U.S. market for imported graphic novels and related published materials. More information is available at http://www.adv-manga.com.

Information about other A.D. Vision, Inc. divisions and initiatives can be found at:
http://www.advfilms.com
http://www.theanimenetwork.com
http://www.newtype-usa.com

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