Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu Launches May 10

Apr 11th 2005
FULL METAL PANIC? FUMOFFU LAUNCHES MAY 10

Fans Get Ready for A Whole New Panic!

HOUSTON, April 11, 2005—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce that the first installment of Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu: Full Metal Pandemonium!, is locked and loaded to hit store shelves on May 10.

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu is only the latest face of the Full Metal franchise, which includes the original prose novel, two successful manga series, and the first hit anime series ADV Films brought to America in 2003. But whereas the first Full Metal Panic! anime series was a sci-fi drama with bits of comedy mixed in, this new series doesn't even pretend to be serious! Featuring more explosions, more high school drama, and a batch of hilarious new characters, FUMOFFU really is a whole new Panic!

Directed by Kouichi Chigara (Gate Keepers, Phantom Quest Corps), Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu reintroduces anime's favorite odd couple: the popular (if fiery) Kaname, and Sosuke, the teenaged commando sworn to protect her – from high school? Sosuke has a little trouble telling friend from foe, but you can count on Kaname to set him straight! FUMOFFU features loads of slapstick humor, leavened by romantic misunderstandings and the occasional round of gunfire.

Synopsis: Sousuke and Kaname are back in action! And this time, the battleground is the school ground! High-yield explosives and hilarity come together with a bang, as the somber soldier and his unwitting target brave everything from lovesick “terrorists” to an unforgiving teacher who is bent on revenge. A day at the beach turns sour after Sousuke misses the point one too many times (and even fails to notice Kaname's new bikini). Then, when Kaname is suddenly kidnapped, it's up to our dense hero to devise a daring rescue!

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu: Full Metal Pandamonium! (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 1-3, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a “Mysteries of FUMOFFU” booklet, the original Japanese TV spots, and character artwork, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Available!

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu: Full Metal Pandamonium! is being offered with a special Collectors Editon. This special collectors edition contains the first volume of Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, plus a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire four volume series (SRP $39.98).

Volume: 1 of 4
Running Time: 75 minutes
Age Rating: TV PG (V)
CAT DVD: DFMF/001
CAT w/ Box: DFMF/BX1
UPC DVD: 702727110429
UPC w/ Box: 702727110825
Pre-Book Date: 4/12/05
Street Date: 5/10/05
Format: DVD
SRP DVD: $29.98
SRP w/ Box: $39.98



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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. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit www.advfilms.com.

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