ADV Announces June 28 Releases

Jun 13th 2005
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES THREE HOT NEW ANIME RELEASES FOR JUNE 28

HOUSTON, June 13, 2005 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of @Anime in North America, is pleased to announce three exciting new titles set to hit the streets on June 28: the seventh volume of the hit @Anime series Getbackers, plus Shuten Doji volume 2 and Sister Princess volume 6!



GET BACKERS: VENUS, INTERRUPTED

“A Great Series to Watch… The Perfect Balance of Storyline, Characters, and Dialogue!” – @Anime Advanced

ADV Films is pleased to announce volume 7 in the Getbackers saga, Venus, Interrupted, hitting store shelves June 28. The hit action-comedy series, based on the popular manga by the same name, is one of the hottest @Anime series of the year, and this new DVD more than lives up to the hype!

Getbackers, animated by the famous Studio DEEN (King of Bandit Jing), is the story of Ginji Amano and Ban Midou, two chronically broke but supernaturally empowered youths who run a “recovery service.” Their motto? “If it was taken, get it back.”

Synopsis: Ginji's captured. Ban's exhausted. Emishi and Shido are on the run from a pair of bald twins with super Chinese fighting techniques. The mission to recover the arms of the goddess seems all but lost…But then again, “lost” is the territory the Getbackers know best! Join our heroes as the hunt for the Venus kicks into overdrive! Can Ginji escape from Yukihiko and Natsuhiko before they kill him with their version of brotherly love? Can Emishi and Shido defeat Shakuryuu and Hyouko once the twins reveal their ultimate power? Can Ban hope to survive a duel to the death with Dr. Jackal? And while we're at it, do any of them have a clue how to get off this crazy island?

Getbackers: Venus, Interrupted (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 31 through 35, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include behind the scene interviews with voice actors Christopher Loveless (Hyouko), Michael Mergen (Natsuhiko & Yukihiko), and Adam Sultan (Kait), plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Still Available!

The Getbackers Collectors Box is still available. This special collectors edition contains the first volume of Getbackers, plus a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire ten volume series (SRP $39.98).

DVD Product Details

Volume: 7 of 10
Running Time: 125 minutes
Age Rating: 15+
CAT: DGBK/007
UPC: 702727085321
Pre-Book Date: 5/31/2005
Street Date: 6/28/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.




SHUTEN DOJI: NIGHTMARE

First Time on DVD! Classic Go Nagai Horror With A Sci-Fi Twist

ADV is proud to bring the second and final chapter of the @Anime classic Shuten Doji to DVD for the first time ever on June 28!

Directed by @Anime legend Go Nagai (Devil Lady, Cutey Honey), Shuten Doji is the story of Jiro Shutendo, who seems like a normal kid but somehow feels different from his friends and schoolmates. It never crossed Jiro's mind that he might not be human at all! When Jiro's girlfriend is kidnapped by a band of evil monsters, he must journey through time and space to rescue her and discover his true origins.

Shuten Doji (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes three and four of the four-part series presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 2 of 2
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: TV MA (V, S)
CAT: DSD/002
UPC: 702727088223
Pre-Book Date: 5/31/2005
Street Date: 6/28/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98


Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



SISTER PRINCESS: ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY

One Boy Trapped On An Island With 13 Girls… Who Needs A Rescue?

ADV is pleased to present Sister Princess: One Big Happy Family, the sixth DVD in the seven-volume series, available everywhere @Anime is sold on June 28.

Sister Princess sets a new standard for the “harem” comedy, an @Anime genre that never fails to arouse fan interest. Our hero, Wataru, is stranded on a remote island with 13 beautiful, buxom young women – all of whom turn out to be his sisters! Poor fella. Lots of laughs and eye-catching character designs propel this rollicking teen comedy.

Synopsis: Wataru's life on Promised Island with thirteen sisters is certainly never dull, but things are about to get really exciting. In an effort to make her Bro's life easier, Rin Rin decides to build Wataru her greatest invention yet! Then, when a thief is on the loose in the Welcome House, Wataru must rely on the keen crime solving skills of his sister, Yotsuba&!, to catch the fiend. And, after living with his sisters for almost a year, Wataru is about to receive his first visitor Tokyo, but will that really be a good thing?

Sister Princess: One Big Happy Family (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 21 – 23, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a look behind the scenes with Sasha Paysinger (Marie) and Nancy Novotny (Rin Rin), plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Still Available!

The Sister Princess Collectors Box is still available. This special collectors edition contains the first volume of Sister Princess plus a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire seven volume series (SRP $39.98).


DVD Product Details

Volume: 6 of 7
Running Time: 75 minutes
Age Rating: 13+
CAT: DSPR/006
UPC: 702727082221
Pre-Book Date: 5/31/2005
Street Date: 6/28/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98



Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



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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