ADV Announces March 15 Release of The Five Star Stories

Feb 25th 2005
The fate of a galaxy hangs in the balance!

HOUSTON, February 25, 2005— Cloak and dagger intrigue, epic tales of heroism that span the cosmos, and titanic battle robots with the power of gods…it's all unleashed with the March 15, 2005 release of The Five Star Stories. The classic tale of chivalry is available for the first time on DVD in the U.S. in its original Japanese language version.

Based on the long-running manga by Mamoru Nagano (mecha and character design work in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Brain Powered), Five Star Stories chronicles the endless war for dominance of the four solar systems that make up the Joker System. This epic sci-fi / fantasy OVA is perfect for fans of Robotech and RahXephon.

Across the galaxy's four solar systems, countless kingdoms vie for ascendancy with mortar headds, war machines of godlike capacities. Only select pilots known as headdliners can exercise control over these titans, and then only with the aid of the Fatima, beautiful female androids created to serve their masters without question. But in the secretive confines of his lab, the skilled craftsman Duke Ballanche works to subvert the oppressive system under which Fatima are pressed into service. His latest creations possess two volatile new features: emotion and free will. The fate that lies before them will change the course of history forever.

The Five Star Stories (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including a 70-minute feature film presented in Japanese 2.0 audio with English subtitles. Extras include: original Japanese promo, Japanese staff profiles 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.


THE FIVE STAR STORIES
Volume: 1 of 1
Running Time: 70 minutes
Rating: TV 14 (V, D)
CAT: DFSS/001
UPC: 702727147326
Pre-Book Date: 02/15/05
Street Date: 03/15/05
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

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