ADV ANNOUNCES TWO NEW THIN-PACK COLLECTIONS FOR OCTOBER 25

Sep 14th 2005
ADV ANNOUNCES TWO NEW THIN-PACK COLLECTIONS FOR OCTOBER 25

HOUSTON, October 13—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce two exciting new affordable thin-pack collections set to hit the streets on October 25: the critically-acclaimed Kino's Journey and the hilariously perverted Those Who Hunt Elves.





KINO'S JOURNEY Complete Collection



“Manages to completely surprise us, disgust us and have us laughing at things we never thought we'd laugh at.” – Anime on DVD.com



ADV is proud to announce Kino's Journey Complete Collection, bringing together all 13 episodes of the highly-regarded television series. The affordable new DVD thin-pack collection has a street date of October 25.



Based on the popular novel by Keiichi Sigsawa and directed by Ryutaro Nakamura (Sakura Wars TV, Serial Experiments Lain), Kino's Journey is the slightly surreal story of a nomadic teen astride a sentient motorbike he rides from one adventure to the next. Part The Little Prince and part Knight Rider, Kino's Journey is a sophisticated anime in which each episode's destination is a platform to explore complex themes of frailty and fear. “One of the few recent great anime shows.” – T.H.E.M.



Synopsis: Destination is a state of mind. Travelers not only find themselves in a variety of locations and geographic phenomena, but they also bare witness to the whims of culture and the skewed effects of subtle circumstance. Kino is such a traveler. Sitting astride Hermes, the ultimate internal combustion companion, Kino searches for life's answers, life's questions, and the myriad of interpretations connected to them. A wielder of cutlery, firepower and a piercing tongue, Kino is ready to embark on a journey unlike any other!



Kino's Journey Complete Collection (SRP $39.98 DVD) is a DVD thin-pack release including all 13 episodes of the original television series, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.



DVD Product Details



Running Time: 325 minutes
Age Rating: TV PG (V, L)

CAT: DKJ/BX2
UPC: 702727131929

Pre-Book Date: 9/27/2005
Street Date: 10/25/2005

Format: DVD

SRP: $39.98



Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.





THOSE WHO HUNT ELVES Complete Collection



“Few shows have a premise so utterly ludicrous as Those Who Hunt Elves. Even fewer shows can take that premise and make into something so watchable!” - Anime News Network



ADV Films is happy to announce Those Who Hunt Elves Complete Collection, hitting store shelves October 25. The DVD thin-pack collects all 24 episodes of the hilarious, slightly perverted comedy series in a beautiful and affordable new package.



There are some stories that almost couldn't be told in any other way than through anime. Those Who Hunt Elves is one of these. An actor, a martial artist, a gun-crazy high school student, and a tank are transported from the modern world to a place inhabited by elves and magic. Unfortunately, the spell to send them back home is blown into bits, scattered across the bare skin of random elves all around the planet. The spell fragments must be recovered before our heroes can return home. But how to find them? There's only one thing for it: they must hunt elves… and strip them!



Directed by Kazuyoshi Katayama (Appleseed (OAV), Those Who Hunt Elves is based on an original manga from Yu Yagami (published in North America by ADV Manga).



Synopsis: WARNING! NAKED ELVES AHEAD! The elves of Middle Earth never faced a foe as terrifying, as determined, as down right demented as Those Who Hunt Elves. Strongman Junpei, Hollywood actress Airi, teenage Ritsuko and their T-74 tank have landed in a (different) world of elves, and the spell to send them home has run amuck and split into five pieces that appear as tattoos on the bodies of five young female elves. So they set out on a quest to strip evey elf they can lay their hands on until they find the missing spell pieces. Get ready for the wildest, craziest fantasy ever animated as Those Who Hunt Elves prove that elf stripping is more than just a job; it's an adventure!



Those Who Hunt Elves Complete Collection, (SRP 600 minutes DVD) is a DVD-only release including all 24 episodes of the original Japanese TV series, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.



DVD Product Details



Running Time: 600 minutes
Age Rating: TV PG (V, D)

CAT: DTW/BX1
UPC: 702727142925

Pre-Book Date: 9/27/2005
Street Date: 10/25/2005

Format: DVD

SRP: $49.98



Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.





About ADV Films:

In the 13 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. Always on the forefront, ADV is introducing North America to bold new anime franchises such as Gantz, Elfen Lied, Chrono Crusade, Peacemaker and D.N.Angel. 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. In 2005 ADV Films was voted “Best Anime Company” in the SPJA awards, presented at Anime Expo, North America's largest anime convention.



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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