ADV Films November 30 Releases

Oct 22nd 2004
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER 30 RELEASE DATES

HOUSTON, Friday, October 22, 2004— ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S, is pleased to announce street dates of November 30 for three additional titles in their ever-expanding catalog of hit home video releases.

MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO: ESSENTIAL ANIME COLLECTION, VOLUME 2

ADV Films has set a November 30, 2004 street date for the DVD release of Martian Successor Nadesico: Essential Anime Collection, Volume 2, the fan-centric animation series that perfect for aficionados of both science fiction AND wacky comedy.

Voted the “Best Anime Show of All Time” by Japanese animation fans, Martian Successor Nadesico was produced by XEBEC (D.N.Angel, Sorcerer Hunters) and features character designs by Keiji Gotoh (Kiddy Grade, Sorcerer Hunters, Those Who Hunt Elves, Gate Keepers.) Noted for its clever use of anime in-jokes that presaged the cult hit Excel Saga, this new Essential Anime release from ADV utilizes advancements in subtitle technology to reveal previously unseen animation footage that was blocked by overlays in all previous ADV releases!

The crew of the Nadesico, the most powerful ship in the fleet, has to be ready to fight anywhere, anytime and at a moment's notice. From harrowing rescue missions to fierce deadly battles against evil foes like the Jovians, this team always fights with fury and might. But what will they do when their main computer develops a mind of its own? And then, when things couldn't get any worse, the Gekiganger team takes and turns the universe upside down as the truth about the Jovians is revealed!


Martian Successor Nadesico: Essential Anime Collection, Volume 2 (SRP $19.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, includes two discs with nine complete episodes in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: character bios, production sketches, commentary with John Swasye (Uribatake), Kelly Manison (Haruka), and Paul Sidello (Prospector), clean opening and closing animations and ADV previews

Volume: 2 of 3
Running Time: 225 minutes
Age Rating: 12+
CAT: DND/020
UPC: 702727104220
Pre-Book Date: 11/2/04
Street Date: 11/30/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98


SORCERER HUNTERS: ESSENTIAL ANIME COLLECTION

ADV Films today set a release date of November 30, 2004 for the first DVD volume in the Essential Anime Collection of the spellbinding fantasy series Sorcerer Hunters. Based on the hit manga by Rei Omisha and Satoru Akahori (Magical Shopping Street Abenobashi, ) this action-packed laugh-fest follow the (mis)adventures of five extraordinary warriors as they hunt down and destroy the evil magic-wielding sorcerers that plague the fabled lands of the Spooner Continent. A hilarious adventure featuring two of the sexiest anime heroines ever, Sorcerer Hunters is a sure bet for fans of comedic fantasy series like Slayers.


Is someone kidnapping your local virgins? Are mysterious entities sucking the souls out of the peasants? Do you have a sorceress infestation that just won't go away? Big Momma has the perfect cure, a rough and ready team of Sorcerer Hunters ready to take on any rouge magic user that crosses their path. If the charms of the voluptuous Chocolate and Tira Misu can't persuade the naughty wizard to change his ways, then manly Gateau Mocha, suave Marron Glace or Carrot Glace will stop him cold.


Sorcerer Hunters: Essential Anime Collection (SRP $19.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including nine complete episodes on two discs in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: commentary with Tiffany Grant (Chocolate) and Jason Douglas (Marron), clean opening and closing animations and ADV previews.


Volume: 1 of 4
Running Time: 225 minutes
Age Rating: 15+
CAT: DSH/010
UPC: 702727104428
Pre-Book Date: 11/2/04
Street Date: 11/30/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98


BASToF Syndrome: ENDGAME

ADV Films is pleased to announce a November 30, 2004 street date for the DVD release of the sixth and final volume of BASToF Syndrome: Endgame

BASToF Syndrome is ADV Films' first Korean produced anime series. The ultimate video game is here, letting players battle it out with giant robotic warriors in a cyber world! Something is wrong, however. Damage happening inside the game is somehow bleeding over to the real world. Enter the Dream Team, three of the best gamers out there, who have been given the daunting task to solve this mystery. This captivating series is sure to be the ultimate hit for anime and video game fans across the board.

The deceased Dr. Pluto's PX-1 technology nears its end as events once buried in the past begin to resurface. Xenon, fueled by an active volcano, could face a dire catastrophe while the Lemon Game launches an attack on its final target: the crater control system. The Dream Team must prove the deadly prediction is wrong, but with Pluto's locks standing between them and their goal, every session of the game played could be their last.

BASToF Syndrome: Endgame (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including four complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Korean 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation and ADV previews.

Volume: 6 of 6
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: 12+
CAT: DBLM/006
UPC: 702727075421
Pre-Book Date: 11/2/04
Street Date: 11/30/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98



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.

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