ADV Announces New Releases at Oni-Con

Nov 5th 2004
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES NEW RELEASES AT ONI-CON



HOUSTON, November 5, 2004— Matt Greenfield and David Williams, those two familiar faces from ADV Films, helped the Houston-based Oni-con launch their first stellar year with a bang! The duo dazzled the crowds with the announcement of several hot new animated and live-action titles to be released over the next few months. Be sure to keep an eye out for these new home release titles coming out soon at your favorite retailer.



Anime titles

(titles subject to change)



Godannar
Five years ago, Go Saruwatari met his future wife Anna Aoi while battling an evil alien race. Now, on their wedding day, the ceremony is interrupted when the aliens attack again. As Go fights off the assault, Anna uncovers the top secret robot that becomes the mighty fighting force Godannar!

Onto the North (not final title)
Whenever a couple has the good fortune to witness the Diamond Dust, legend dictates that they will be certain to attain happiness. Follow the story of six girls as they come together in their quest for the diamond dust.

Papuwa
Papuwa-kun is a young boy living a quiet life with his dog, Chappy, on a small island located somewhere in South Pacific. All is fine and dandy until Shintaro, who is being pursued by gangsters, invades their paradise. When Papuwa ends up with Shuntaro's prized jewel, the two become life-long rivals.

Five Star Stories
Within the 5 star systems known as the Joker System, the struggle for power has spanned centuries. Under the guidance of the Star Emperor Amaterasu, the brave Headliner knights, along with their Fatima counterparts, pilot powerful battle robots to ensure the safety and stability of the empire.

Ghost Stories (Gakkou no Kaidan)
Fifth-grader Satsuki Miyanoshita and her younger brother Kei-ichiro move from Tokyo to their mother's hometown after she dies of a long illness. But the kids' adjustment to country life is immediately interrupted when they discover that the old abandoned school near their new school is plagued by every kind of demon, spirit, and monster imaginable!



Korean live action titles:

Guns & Talks
Follow the story of four friends who go into the murder-for-hire business. Though you would think this vicious life would harden a person, these guys are actually quite harmless and congenial when they're not trying to put you six feet under.

Jail Breakers
Breaking out of jail was a snap for prisoners Jae-pil and Mu-suk. Then, they find out by reading a newspaper that they are on a list to be pardoned. Now they'll prove from one comedic mishap to the other that getting back into jail will be the hardest thing they've ever done.

Jungle Juice
The film follows two halfwits and their bumbling attempts at repaying a debt to a notorious drug boss for a drug deal gone bad.

Marrying the Mafia (Marry or Die)
This gangster comedy will have you in stitches as the tale follows an innocent man's miserable luck of being conned into marrying into the mafia. The crime boss has always dreamed of having an educated (not the best word) person join the family and he's found the perfect man to marry his precious daughter.

No Blood, No Tears
This high action film brings two distinctly different women, one an aspiring singer and the other a hardcore gangster turned taxi driver, together. With nothing to loose and the desire for money, they'll stop at nothing to steal a bag full of cold hard cash.

Public Enemy
When a less than reputable gung-ho cop and a shrewd businessman with a psychotic and sometimes vicious temper cross paths, an intense cat and mouse game ensues with terrible consequences for the looser.



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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