Two ADV Releases Rank in Top 10 Video Sales

Mar 9th 2004
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES TWO TITLES RANKED IN TOP 10 JAPANESE ANIMATION GENRE IN NIELSEN VIDEOSCAN FOR JANUARY '04

FULL METAL PANIC! AND NEON GENESIS EVANGELION RANK 5th AND 7th, RESPECTIVELY

HOUSTON, March 9, 2004—ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., today announced that Full Metal Panic! Mission 06 and Neon Genesis Evangelion: Directors' Cut—Resurrection ranked among the top ten Japanese animation DVD titles in Nielsen VideoScan for the month of January 2004 (12/29/03 – 1/31/04). Nielsen VideoScan collects point-of-sale data from retailers across the country.

Full Metal Panic! Mission 06 (SRP $29.98) ranked #5 among all Japanese Animation DVDs for January as tracked by Nielsen VideoScan . This is a DVD-only release, including three complete episodes. Full Metal Panic!, which was directed by Kouichi Chigara (Gate Keepers, Phantom Quest Corps) successfully mixes mecha combat, martial arts, international criminal intrigue, and high-school politics with a final dash of teen romance to make this series an irresistible treat for viewers.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Directors' Cut—Resurrection ($29.98 SRP) ranked #7 among all Japanese Animation DVDs for January as tracked by Nielsen VideoScan . It includes episodes 21-23 in both director's cut and original broadcast versions. This popular anime is the story of a reluctant young hero, called upon to pilot an immense robotic weapon in battle against alien invaders in the year 2015. As the remnants of the human race cower in subterranean cities, a deadly war is being waged on what is left of the planet. On one side are the mysterious beings known as Angels; on the other, the special agency NERV and mankind's last hope, the awe-inspiring Evangelions.


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, Hello Kitty's Paradise, RahXephon, 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 magazine; operates Anime Network™, broadcasting anime and anime-related programming via digital cable, 24 hours a day; and publishes ADV Manga, a line of Japanese and other East Asian comics, illustration books, graphic novels and more. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with additional offices and distribution across four continents, ADV Films is fast becoming an international multi-media entertainment powerhouse. For more information, visit ADV Films on the web at www.advfilms.com.

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