ADV Manga Announces December Releases

Nov 3rd 2003
ADV MANGA SETS STREET DATE FOR STEEL ANGEL KURUMI: VOLUME 1

FIRST VOLUME OF THIS ACTION-PACKED SCI-FI MANGA DUE IN STORES DECEMBER 16, 2003

HOUSTON, November 3, 2003-ADV Manga today formally announced a December 16, 2003 street date for the release of the first volume of Steel Angel Kurumi. The title, which ties in to the hit anime Steel Angel Kurumi (produced and distributed in North America by ADV Films), will be available at bookstores and comic/specialty stores nationwide.

Steel Angel Kurumi: Volume 1
With a kiss, a young boy inadvertently awakens a lovely girl-but she's not quite a girl at all! She's the Steel Angel Kurumi, a top-secret robot warrior in a deceptively cute outfit, and she thinks the young kisser is her new master. Proper military procedure and discipline go straight out the window in Steel Angel Kurumi Volume 1!

Street: 12/16/03
Genre: Sci-Fi
Age rating: 18+
176 black & white pages (color intro pages)
Author(s): Kaishaku
SRP: $9.99

ADV MANGA SETS STREET DATE FOR THOSE WHO HUNT ELVES: VOLUME 1

FIRST VOLUME OF THIS RACY COMEDY TO BE AVAILABLE IN STORES DECEMBER 16, 2003

HOUSTON, November 3, 2003-ADV Manga today formally announced a street date of December 16, 2003 for the release Those Who Hunt Elves: Volume 1. The title, a tie-in to the sexy, elf-stripping comedy anime Those Who Hunt Elves (produced and distributed in North America by ADV Films), will be available at bookstores and comic/specialty stores nationwide.

Those Who Hunt Elves: Volume 1
An actress, a martial arts expert and a military specialist are magically transported to a strange land, filled with magic and mystery. Obviously, they have to get back to Japan, but how can they when the return spell has been cut to pieces and tattooed on the bodies of six female elves? Even with a battle tank for transportation, Airi, Junpei and Ritsuko clearly have their work cut out for them-there are lots of female elves out there, and they're going to have to start stripping!

Street: 12/16/03
Genre: Fantasy
Age Rating: 15+
216 black & white pages (color intro pages)
Author: Yu Yagami
SRP: $9.99

ADV MANGA SETS RELEASE DATE FOR DEMON CITY HUNTER: VOLUME 2

SECOND VOLUME OF THIS THRILLING HORROR MANGA DUE IN STORES DECEMBER 16, 2003

HOUSTON, November 3, 2003-ADV Manga today formally announced a December 16, 2003 release date for Demon City Hunter: Volume 2, which will be available at bookstores and comic/specialty stores nationwide.

Demon City Hunter: Volume 2
The Defense Agency is battling the Dark Order with the help of sword-wielding high-school nenpo expert Kyoya Izayoi. The Defense Agency's Super Soldiers have their hands full with the fearsome priests of the Dark Order and the monsters they control; when Major Uemura tries to infiltrate the Dark Order, things only get worse! It's a bruising fight, and even Kyoya's in danger this time!

Street: 12/16/03
Genre: Action/Horror
Age Rating: 13+
200 black & white pages
Author: Hideyuki Kikuchi
Illustrator: Shin-ichi Hosoma
SRP: $9.99

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 .

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