ADV Announces Madlax Release

Mar 9th 2005
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES APRIL 12 RELEASE FOR MADLAX: CONNECTIONS



The Brand New Action Saga from the Creators of Noir!



HOUSTON, March 9, 2005—From the creative team the set the animation world on fire with Noir comes an anime masterpiece chock-full of murder, mystery, and blazing girls-with-guns action! ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in North America, is brimming with excitement at the release debut of MADLAX! The first volume, MADLAX: Connections, will blast its way to stores across North America on April 12, 2005! Get ready for the intense action series where the babes are hot, the action is searing, and nothing is what it seems!



Directed by Koichi Mashimo (Noir, .hack//sign, Sorcerer Hunters) and designed by the full Noir team of Satoshi Osawa, Minako Shiba, Satoko Miyachi and Kinji Teraoka, MADLAX was produced by animation powerhouses Bee Train (Noir, .hack//sign) and Victor Entertainment (Excel Saga, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, RahXephon).



Female gun-for-hire Madlax is a super-sexy and super-deadly mercenary who makes her living in a nation embroiled in civil war. Margaret, a rich orphan who lives almost a world away, attends school like any normal girl her age. Both of these women live completely different lives but share a strange similarity: they have no recollection of their past. What is the connection between these two beautiful strangers, and what do they have to do with the mysterious international criminal organization and intelligence network known only as “Enfant”?



MADLAX: Connections (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, Japanese promo spots, phone calls from Three Speed, design sketches, unused opening sequence and ADV Previews.



Collector's Edition Available!

The first volume of MADLAX is also available as a Collector's Edition, which includes the Volume 1 DVD and an attractive custom series art box to house volumes 1-7 (SRP $39.98).



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.



MADLAX: CONNECTIONS

Volume: 1 of 7

Running Time: 100 Minutes

Age Rating: TV 14 (V)

CAT: DMAD/001 (DVD), DMAD/BX1 (Collector's Box)

UPC: 702727117626 (DVD), 702727134524 (Collector's Box)

Pre-Book Date: 03/15/05

Street Date: 04/12/05

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98 (DVD), $39.98 (Collector's Box)

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