Bandai and Manga to Release SAC Volume 6 on May 17

Apr 19th 2005
BANDAI ENTERTAINMENT AND MANGA ENTERTAINMENT

TO RELEASE



GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX



VOLUME SIX ON DVD MAY 17, 2005



Chicago, IL - Manga Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment are excited to release the sixth volume of the ground-breaking Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex DVD series on May 17, 2005. Volume 6 will contain three exciting new half-hour episodes from the highly acclaimed anime series. Encoded directly from high-definition masters and featuring superb surround sound plus a host of bonus features, the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Volume 6 DVD release will be available in both Standard and Limited Editions.



"It just doesn't get any better than this.”

- Video Store Magazine (now Home Media Retailing)



Based on the popular Japanese manga by Shirow Masamune, this high-tech sci-fi anime series continues on with new chapters of the futuristic tale first brought to life in the acclaimed anime feature film Ghost in the Shell. Once again, female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi and her fellow police officers of Section 9 hunt down a host of criminals in both the real and online worlds.



In Volume 6, Togusa finds himself in the hospital after being shot, but is desperate to impart what he's learned to the rest of the group. It seems other clandestine groups have become aware of Section 9's investigations and are determined to make their move against them. Major Kusanagi seeks to repair her prosthetic body after incurring severe damage in a battle against the government's latest prototype weapon. When she discovers that someone is out to get her, Aramaki learns that this conspiracy goes deeper than even he expected. Meanwhile, the cyber-terrorist known as “The Laughing Man” re-emerges and abducts the president of Serano Genomics just as he'd done six years earlier. Is history about to repeat itself?



Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is now airing on Cartoon Network's “Adult Swim" where it continues to gain high ratings week after week with 12-24 year old males. The show is being heralded by many as the landmark anime series of 2005. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex features stunning animation and extraordinary design that combines action, adventure and political intrigue into a masterful sci-fi anime series. Each DVD volume contains bonus features that include interviews from both the production team and the voice actors from the series.



For more information regarding Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, including trailers, contests, DVD information and more, please visit www.ghostintheshell.tv



Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex-Volume 6

Street Date: May 17, 2005 Pre-Book: April 19, 2005

Running Time: 90 minutes Suggested Age: 13 & up



Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex-Volume 6

Special Edition

(2 Disc Set with Exclusive T- Shirt and Collectors Card)

Suggested Retail Price: $49.98

Barcode: 6-69198-25223-9 Selection: M2522-5

Disc One: 16x9 Anamorphic, English & Japanese Language Dolby Digital 5.1
Surround Sound, English Subtitles, Interviews, Trailers

DVD Extras: Interview with Junichi Fujisaki, Yoshiki Sakurai,

Nobuyasu Terato (Screenplay) Interview with Dai Sato & Shôtarô Suga.



Disc Two: 16x9 Anamorphic, English & Japanese Language DTS 5.1 Surround
Sound, English Subtitles, Interviews, Trailers,



Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex-Volume 6

Standard Edition: (Single Disc)

Suggested Retail Price: $24.98

16x9 Anamorphic, English & Japanese Language Dolby Digital 5.1
Surround Sound, English Subtitles, Interviews, Trailers

DVD Extras: Interview with Junichi Fujisaki, Yoshiki Sakurai,

Nobuyasu Terato (Screenplay) Interview with Dai Sato & Shôtarô Suga.


Studio: Manga Entertainment & Bandai Entertainment

Sales & Distribution: Anchor Bay Entertainment



Manga Entertainment Inc., an IDT Entertainment Company, specializes in the production and distribution of Japanese animation for theatrical, DVD and home video release worldwide. Manga's cutting-edge film catalog also features Asian live-action, cult, pop-culture and international animation. Manga films are distributed in the U.S. through Anchor Bay Entertainment. Manga has offices in London and Tokyo, and is headquartered in Chicago



Manga Entertainment is a subsidiary of IDT Entertainment; IDT Entertainment is focused on developing, acquiring, producing and distributing computer-generated as well as traditional animated and live productions for the film, broadcast and direct-to-consumer markets. IDT Entertainment is a divisions of the IDT Corporation with common shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IDT; IDT.C). Manga Entertainment, IDT Entertainment and IDT Corporation can be accessed via the web by visiting www.manga.com, www.idtentertainment.com, and www.IDT.net.



Bandai Entertainment, INC. is the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD home video in North America. The company has distributed notable titles like Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain, and Witch Hunter Robin. Bandai Entertainment, INC. is a subsidiary of Bandai America Inc., who makes the toys for the hit television series, Power Rangers, Digimon, and Mobile Suit Gundam. Bandai Co., Ltd. is the third largest toy company in the World comprising 53 subsidiaries in 18 countries. In addition to toys and children's entertainment, Bandai Co.'s global interests include video game software, multimedia, music and full-length feature films, vending machines, trading cards, candies, and licensed apparel. Additional company and product information is available through our website at www.bandai-ent.com

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