ADV Announces August 2 Releases

Jul 6th 2005
ADV ANNOUNCES AUGUST 2 RELEASES



HOUSTON, July 6, 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 August 2nd – Chrono Crusade 7, Najica Blitz Tactics Complete Collection, and Sister Princess 7!





CHRONO CRUSADE: Hellfire



Seventh and Final Volume of the Hit Series



She's the nun-with-a-gun who captured America's heart and never let go. He's the demon sidekick that's devoted to her. Together they've made Chrono Crusade one of the most popular action series of the year, and on August 2nd their animated quest comes to a climax in Chrono Crusade: Hellfire, the seventh and final installment in the hit DVD series.



Chrono Crusade is based on the original manga series by Daisuke Moriyama, a best-seller published here in the States by ADV Manga. Directed by Yuu Kou and produced by the notorious Gonzo Digimation (Full Metal Panic!), Chrono Crusade's holy heroes are elite exorcists sworn to stop a steady onslaught of demons crossing over the the human world of America in the 1920s.



Synopsis: AiON's plans have reached fulfillment, and the thin blue line of the Magdalene Order is powerless to stop him. Will the ultimate plan of the Master of the Sinners reach fruition? All that remains to complete the overthrow of Heaven itself it is one final act of betrayal… a betrayal carried out by a Devil in a blue dress! The future of all Creation hangs in the balance in the final apocalyptic volume of Chrono Crusade!



Chrono Crusade: Hellfire (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 22-24 presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include “Azmaria's Extra Classes,” “Chrono Crusade Chronicle,” production sketches, and unused on-air openings for episodes 22, 23 and 24, clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.



Collectors Edition Still Available!



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



The Hit Anime Is Also A Best-Selling Manga Series!



ADV Manga publishes the American edition of the ongoing Chrono Crusade manga series, a perennial Top 10 graphic novel. Five volumes have been published to date, including the most recent in June 2005. A sixth volume will be published in August. For more details, visit www.ADV-manga.com.



DVD Product Details



Volume: 7 of 7
Running Time: 75 minutes
Age Rating: 15+
CAT: DCHC/007
UPC: 702727095528
Pre-Book Date: 7/5/2005
Street Date: 8/2/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98



Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.





NAJICA BLITZ TACTICS: COMPLETE COLLECTION



New Thinpak Collection Delivers Maximum Mayhem At An Affordable Price



On August 2nd, anime fans everywhere can look forward to a very special event: the release of Najica Blitz Tactics: Complete Collection, the low-priced Thinpak containing every episode of the hit series often described as “James Bond with panties.”



A nose for fine scents has made super-sexy Najica Hiragi's world famous as a perfume designer, but it's her nose for finding trouble has made her equally infamous as a secret agent who fights to save the world from depraved criminals and dangerous androids. While on a mission for the CRI intelligence agency, Najica rescues the Humaritt Lila, an android with super-human strength, but not a lick of common sense. Lila becomes Najica's partner, and together they begin taking on the bad guys! But be warned, wherever Najica goes, large quantities of panty shots are sure to follow! For the ultimate in action, whether scented, scentless or indescent, don't miss Najica!



Najica Blitz Tactics: Complete Collection (SRP $39.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.



The Hit Anime Is Also A Best-Selling Manga Series!



ADV Manga publishes the American edition of the Najica manga series. All three volumes remain in print and are available via booksellers everywhere. For more details, visit www.ADV-manga.com.



DVD Product Details



Running Time: 300 minutes
Age Rating: TV MA (V, S)
CAT: DNJ/BX2
UPC: 702727137129
Pre-Book Date: 7/5/2005
Street Date: 8/2/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $39.98



Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.





SISTER PRINCESS: Brother, Where Art Thou?



The Stunning Conclusion of One Man's Struggle With 13 Little Sisters



ADV is pleased to present Sister Princess: Where Art Thou?, the final DVD in the seven-volume series, available everywhere anime is sold on August 2.



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 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: Tokyo… or no? Be careful what you wish for! After a year of living on Promised Island with thirteen girls, Wataru gets a visitor from Tokyo who brings him some really startling news. Now Wataru is faced with a difficult decision that will affect him, and all of his sisters as well. In this last exciting volume of Sister Princess, all the secrets will be revealed, and everyone's lives will be changed forever!



Sister Princess: Brother Where Art Thou? (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 24 - 26, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a behind-the-scenes “Best of the Series” review, 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: 7 of 7
Running Time: 75 minutes
Age Rating: 13+
CAT: DSPR/007
UPC: 702727082320
Pre-Book Date: 7/5/2005
Street Date: 8/2/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $39.98



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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