ADV Films Sets Release Date for Chrono Crusade Volume One

Aug 13th 2004
ADV FILMS SETS RELEASE DATE FOR CHRONO CRUSADE VOLUME ONE

HOUSTON, August 13, 2004—ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., is proud to announce a street date of September 21, 2004 for the DVD release of Chrono Crusade: A Plague of Demons, the first volume in the unique and thrilling new anime series that merges spectacular action with graphic horror.

Based on the hit graphic novel series created by Daisuke Moriyama and distributed in North America by ADV Manga, Chrono Crusade already had a huge fan following even before an “A” list of production talent, including heavy hitter GONZO (Full Metal Panic!, Hellsing), stepped in to make the animated version. Adding to that potent list of talent, ADV Films' DVD release will contain numerous bonus features and both the original Japanese version and an all new 5.1 English language version produced by top-ranked dubbing studio ISM.

The year is 1928. Jazz is hot, bootleg liquor is king and the idle rich of a nation have discovered a horrifying new past time: summoning demons! To combat this growing threat, a new order of Holy Warriors has arisen. This is the story of Sister Rosette, an elite Exorcist in the Order of Magdalene, whose soul has been bound by alchemy to that of the devil Chrono. Armed with Sacred ammo, they form an unstoppable team, ready to wage war at a moments notice… because when the gates of hell are opened, someone has to put the devils back!


Limited Collector's Edition Available!

The first volume of Chrono Crusade is also available as a Collector's Edition, which includes the Volume 1: A Plague of Demons DVD and an attractive custom series art box to house the entire series (SRP $39.98).

Chrono Crusade: A Plague of Demons (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including four complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation, production sketches, Azmaria's Extras Classes video, commentary with Hilary Haag (Rosette) and Greg Ayres (Chrono), original on-air openings, Chrono Crusade Chronicle, and ADV previews.



About ADV Films:

In the 12 years since its inception, ADV Films has become the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation (“anime”) for the North American market and has also developed a leadership position in the UK. With best-selling titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, RahXephon, Robotech, Full Metal Panic!, Hello Kitty and Azumanga Daioh, ADV Films' extensive catalog is fueling the popularity of anime around the globe. ADV Films' library also includes popular live-action science fiction programs such as The Jim Henson Company's Farscape, the nationally syndicated Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda and the Saturn Award-nominated Mutant X.

Parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc., encompasses a multitude of complementary media divisions, spanning publishing, television, licensing and merchandising and continues to expand into new areas. Its Anime Network™ is America's first and only television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide via digital cable 24 hours a day. The company has two publishing arms: Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly magazine, and ADV Manga, dedicated to publishing graphic novels. Most recently, the company formed ADV Toys, creating exclusive toys and collectible merchandise based upon the company's extensive original content holdings. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit www.advfilms.com.



CHRONO CRUSADE: A PLAGUE OF DEMONS
Volume: 1 of 7
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Age Rating: 15+
CAT: DCHC/001 (DVD), DCHC/BX1 (Collector's Edition)
UPC: 702727082825 (DVD), 702727095825 (Collector's Edition)
Pre-Book Date: 8/24/04
Street Date: 9/21/04
Format: DVD, Collector's Edition
SRP: $29.98 (DVD); $39.98 (Collector's Edition)

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