ADV Films Announces Street Date for Megazone 23 Part 1 And Other Releases

Apr 13th 2004
RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED MEGAZONE 23 PART 1

HOUSTON, April 13, 2004—ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., has set a street date of June 1, 2004 for the DVD release of Megazone 23 Part 1. A classic title from the eighties' “Golden Age of Anime,” the three-part Megazone 23 is a refreshing blast of intellectual science-fiction and rousing action in the tradition of The Matrix and Blade Runner. Megazone was anime's first successful OVA (“original video animation”) release and was used by Harmony Gold to create Robotech: The Movie in the eighties.

The Story
Street racer Shogo Yahagi's having a lousy week. The military's after him, the government can't help him and his new set of wheels is so hot that it may cost him his life! And that's only the beginning of his problems; the world that Shogo and his friends have lived in for their entire lives isn't even real, and now their only hope is an artificial intelligence that may or may not be telling them the truth about the fate of the human race!

Limited Collector's Edition Available: Megazone 23 Part 1 will be available in the standard single DVD and in a collector's edition with a custom series art box sized to hold the entire three part series, plus this special edition also includes an exclusive Megazone 23 mouse pad.

Megazone 23 Part 1 (SRP $24.98 DVD, SRP $34.98 Collector's Edition) will feature the all new English-language 5.1 version as well as the Japanese-language 2.0 version with English subtitles. DVD extras include production sketches; commentary with director Matt Greenfield and production staff members David Williams and Janice Williams; and ADV previews.

ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATES FOR ANGELIC LAYER: INHERIT THE LAYER AND LEGEND OF THE MYSTICAL NINJA: LOVE IS A POWERFUL WEAPON

HOUSTON, April 13, 2004
ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., today announced May 4, 2004 street dates for the DVD releases Angelic Layer: Inherit the Layer and Legend of the Mystical Ninja: Love is a Powerful Weapon.

ANGELIC LAYER: INHERIT THE LAYER

ADV Films today announced a May 4, 2004 street date for the DVD release of the sixth volume of Angelic Layer: Inherit the Layer. Angelic Layer is a shonen anime created by the all-female studio CLAMP (Chobits, Rayearth, Tokyo Babylon). Angelic Layer is beautifully animated by the super-talented team at BONES, the animators of the highly acclaimed RahXephon and Wolf's Rain.

The Story
With the finals well underway, Misaki and friends decide to take a well-deserved break at the beach, but Icchan and his group are there, too. A secret love is revealed, and new loves bloom as the whole gang takes a break from the stress of the tournament at the seaside.

The time has come for two players to qualify for the championship match, while the rest get left behind. Find out who will sit in the stands, and who will get the chance to Inherit the Layer!

Angelic Layer: Inherit the Layer
(SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including three complete episodes in both English 5.1- and Japanese 2.0-language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: clean open and close animation; production artwork; commentary with Chris Patton (Ohjiro Mihara) and David Williams (producer); and ADV previews.

For more information, please visit http://www.angeliclayerdvd.com. This site is chock full of interesting Angelic Layer tidbits such character biographies, episode overviews, exclusive downloads, and the latest news and information on this new release.

Collector's Edition Available: The first volume of the series, Angelic Layer: Divine Inspiration, is also available as a limited edition collector's box, which includes the DVD and a custom series art box, sized to fit the entire series.

LEGEND OF THE MYSTICAL NINJA: LOVE IS A POWERFUL WEAPON

ADV Films today announced a May 4, 2004 street date for Legend of the Mystical Ninja: Love is a Powerful Weapon, the fourth volume of the zany anime tie-in to the immensely popular Nintendo video game from Japanese game-maker Konami.

The Story
Goemon and Mudanashi have blasted each other with all kinds of firepower, from giant bazookas to oversized vacuum cleaners. The arms race has escalated, the guns keep getting bigger, but the heroes and villains keep coming back for more. What possible weapon could bring these super-beings to their knees? How about a little…love! That's right, romance is in the air in Ganbare Goemon, and Cupid's slinging his arrows at machine-gun speed!

Legend of the Mystical Ninja: Love is a Powerful Weapon (SRP $19.98) includes four complete episodes. Includes an English 2.0-language version, and a Japanese 2.0-language version, with English subtitles. Includes English cast interviews, commentary with Scott McClennen, Tiffany Grant and Vic Mignogna; and ADV Previews.

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