ADV Films Announces July 6 Street Dates

May 11th 2004
EXCEL SAGA: IMPERFECT COLLECTION

ADV Films announced a street date of July 6, 2004 for the DVD release of Excel Saga IMPerfect Collection, the perfect compilation of insane humor and over-the-top action.

Directed by Shinichi Watanabe (Lupin III) and produced by J.C. Staff (Azumanga Daioh) and Victor Entertainment (Noir), it is a must-have collection for fans of the hilarious South Park and Animaniacs.

World domination is the goal – Lord Illpalazzo and ACROSS, a secret ideological organization, are behind the dastardly plan. And their certifiably insane and unbelievably hyperactive senior agent Excel will stop at nothing to help her beloved boss Lord Illpalazzo rule the planet.

Excel Saga IMPerfect Collection (SRP $89.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including 26 complete episodes in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles on six discs with tons of extras!

Running Time: 650 minutes
Age Rating: 17+
Pre-Book Date: 6/8/04
Street Date: 7/6/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $89.98



FINAL FANTASY: UNLIMITED – PHASE 7

ADV Films announced a July 6, 2004 street date for the DVD release of Final Fantasy: Unlimited – Phase 7, the dramatic conclusion to the anime television series inspired by the popular Final Fantasy role-playing video games.

Directed by Mahiro Maeda (The Animatrix) and produced by TV Tokyo (NOIR and Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Dentsu (Princess Mononoke, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex). The title's sharp, vibrant animation is from the brilliant team at GONZO, animators of Hellsing and Full Metal Panic!

No one knows the full extent of Earl Tyrant's plans. The threads of secrecy quickly unravel, and the true natures of Chaos, Soil and the twins are laid bare. Wonderland, the Outside Worlds…everything is at stake in the stunning conclusion to this spectacular series.

Final Fantasy: Unlimited – Phase 7 (SRP $24.98 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: voice actor commentary, production sketches, key animation backgrounds, reversible cover, character booklet and ADV previews.

Collector's Edition Available!

The first volume of Final Fantasy: Unlimited is also available as a Collector's Edition, which includes the Volume 1: Phase 1 DVD and a custom series art box sized to fit the entire series (SRP $39.98).

Volume: 7 of 7
Running Time: 75 minutes
Age Rating: 12+
Pre-Book Date: 6/8/04
Street Date: 7/6/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $24.98



NADIA THE SECRET OF BLUE WATER: COLLECTION 2

ADV Films announced a July 6, 2004 street date for the DVD release of Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water: Collection 2, which includes the thrilling conclusion to the series, Nadia: The Motion Picture and 2 CD soundtracks.

Inspired by Jules Verne's classic novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Nadia, The Secret of Blue Water was directed by Hideaki Anno and animated by GAINAX (Neon Genesis Evangelion).

The last pieces of Nadia's heritage come together as a final showdown over the fate of Atlantis looms ominously in the conclusion of the classic adventure series. Then in the motion picture, join Nadia and Jean for another battle to save the Earth.

Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water: Collection 2 (SRP $49.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including nineteen complete episodes plus the motion picture in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles on six discs. Also included are two CD soundtracks.

Running Time: 565 minutes
Age Rating: 12+
Pre-Book Date: 6/8/04
Street Date: 7/6/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98



ALL PURPOSE CULTURAL CAT GIRL NUKU NUKU TV: NINE LIVES

ADV Films announced a July 6, 2004 street date for the DVD release of All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku TV: Nine Lives, the fourth volume and exhilarating conclusion to one of the funniest series ever made!

Spin off from the fan-favorite OVA series All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku, based on a manga by Yuzo Takada (3x3 Eyes, Blue Seed). Nuku Nuku TV guarantees thrilling action and sidesplitting humor for fans of Excel Saga, Original Dirty Pair and Tigun.

These three mad-cat episodes will have you wondering if an androbot can fall in love and celebrate Valentine's Day, sweat it out like the rest of the class in a hot springs and save Earth from a gigantic asteroid. Don't miss the grand finale to this ever-popular anime series!

All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku TV: Nine Lives (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including three complete episodes in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: interview with Allison Shipp (voice actress for Nuku Nuku), clean opening and closing animation and ADV previews.

Volume: 4 of 4
Running Time: 75 minutes
Age Rating: 12+
Pre-Book Date: 6/8/04
Street Date: 7/6/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98



THE DEVIL LADY: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

ADV Films announced a July 6, 2004 street date for the DVD release of The Devil Lady: The Complete Collection, a must-have for fans of gothic anime titles!

Directed by Go Nagai (Getter Robo, Cutey Honey and Devilman) and adapted by Toshihiro Hirano (Vampire Princess Miyu) and writer Chiako Konaka. Perfect for dark action fans of Vampire Hunter D and Akira.

By day a beautiful and shy fashion plate. By night a terrifying vision of demonic power. It's full-tilt gothic horror as Jun battles with an army of demonic forces threatening to destroy mankind. Follow the harrowing odyssey through the twisted maze that is Jun's new life – as the Devil Lady.

The Devil Lady: The Complete Collection (SRP $49.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including 26 complete episodes in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles on six discs. Extras include: original artwork, clean opening and closing animation, original trailer and ADV previews.

Running Time: 650 minutes
Age Rating: 17+
Pre-Book Date: 6/8/04
Street Date: 7/6/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98



About ADV Films:

ADV Films is the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation (“anime”) for the North American market with best-selling titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, RahXephon, Robotech, Full Metal Panic!, Hello Kitty and Azumanga Daioh. ADV Films' product line also includes live-action science fiction programs including The Jim Henson Company's Farscape. Parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc., publishes Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly magazine, and operates Anime Network™, broadcasting anime and anime-related programming via digital cable, 24 hours a day. Headquartered in Houston and with additional offices in the Europe and Japan, the company operates ADV Manga, dedicated to publishing graphic novels, and ADV Toys, a new division that creates exclusive toys and collectible merchandise based upon the company's extensive original content holdings. For more information, visit www.advfilms.com.

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