ADV Announces December 27 Releases

Oct 26th 2005
ADV ANNOUNCES DECEMBER 27 RELEASES

HOUSTON, October 25 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce three new titles set to hit the streets on December 27 – the fourth volume of Gilgamesh plus the Original Dirty Pair OAV Box and the Sakura Wars TV Complete Collection.


GILGAMESH: UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY

“The Loveliest Unpleasantness We've Ever Seen.” – gothic.net


ADV continues to redefine anime December 27 with Gilgamesh: Under A Blood Red Sky, the fourth volume in the innovative DVD series with a cool Goth edge.

Gilgamesh is the sci-fi masterpiece from Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009, Kamen Rider). Ishinomori has created a dark, post-apocalyptic world where the sky has been turned into a psychedelic mirror, and civilization is only a shadow of its former self. Where beautiful assassins transform into terrifying winged creatures. Where children are born with amazing powers. And where a brother and sister are hunted by organizations with shadowy agendas. Gorgeous animation, breakthrough character designs, and stunning visuals make this suspenseful, addictive tale of mystery, magic, and espionage the first gothic masterpiece of the new millennium!

Synopsis: As the Mitleid Corporation prepares to test their world-redeeming tower, the psychics of Orga are assigned to ensure its success. But after Gilgamesh slips inside the protective gates, tragic events begin to take a deadly toll—on both sides. And a slippery enemy uses the murderous chaos to his own sadistic advantage. And in the apocalypse that follows, strange and surprising new events unfold. Loyalists rebel. Addictions take hold. Lies unfold. A potential savior becomes a prisoner. And two former enemies become dangerous lovers. The sky was blue once. Then, a psychedelic mirror. Now the atmosphere will turn into something else. Something different. Darker. Bloodier.

Gilgamesh: Under A Blood Red Sky (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 14 - 17 presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Video extras include a Behind the Scenes segment filmed in the ADV Studios, “A Buried Masterpiece: Audio Documentary,” episode check points, production sketches, a glossary of Gilgamesh terms, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Still Available!

The Gilgamesh Collectors Box is still available. This special collectors edition contains the first volume of Gilgamesh in 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: 4 of 7
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: TV 14 (V)
CAT: DGLM/004
UPC: 702727122323
Pre-Book Date: 11/29/2005
Street Date: 12/27/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98


Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



ORIGINAL DIRTY PAIR OVA BOX

Girls With Guns Never Came So Cheap!

ADV Films is pleased to announce a December 27 street date for the affordable new thin-packed Original Dirty Pair OAV Box. For many fans, the Dirty Pair was their entrée to anime. Now, Finally, every fan can afford to get dirty!

Synopsis: Can you handle girls with guns? How about two of them? Meet the original girls with guns: Kei and Yuri, the Lovely Angels, top agents of the World Welfare & Works Association (3WA), better known to the rest of the galaxy as the Dirty Pair. And when the 3WA unleashes this infamous pair, the bad guys aren't the only ones in trouble. Still, as the 3WA's supercomputer is quick to point out, the Lovely Angels always get their man, and the collateral damage that results is never really their fault. Don't miss the mayhem, destruction and downright devastation surrounding the delectable Original Dirty Pair!

Original Dirty Pair Box (SRP $24.98 DVD) is a DVD-only thin-packed release presented in both English and Japanese with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details
Running Time: 250 minutes
Age Rating: TV PG (V)
CAT: DOD/BX2
UPC: 702727144226
Pre-Book Date: 11/29/2005
Street Date: 12/27/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $24.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

SAKURA WARS TV COMPLETE COLLECTION

“An Inspired Series That Will Have You Glued To the Screen” – Gamerz Republic

ADV Films is pleased to announce yet another in the long line of affordable, attractive, irresistible thin-packed collections that are transforming the anime landscape. Sakura Wars TV Complete Collection will appear in stores everywhere anime is sold December 27.

It is the 1920s, and Japan is under attack by demonic invaders. The government has designed sturdy, albeit steam-powered, robot armor suits for the impending battle, but only young ladies with the proper combination of virtue and spirit can pilot the robots successfully.

Synopsis: Young Sakura arrives in Capital City to fight for the Imperial Floral Capital Defense Force, but all she finds is a weird opera company preparing for a big performance. What's worse is that the ladies in the company won't let Sakura join in any of their Rheingold games. Can she win them over by unleashing her Spirit Energy? Based on the video game that took the world by storm, Sakura Wars TV brings you even more of the beautiful warriors made popular in the original Sakura Wars. Follow Sakura as she joins the fight of her life. Will she ever be accepted? Does the world have a chance against the evil Wakaji and the mysterious Crimson Lady? Can everyone learn their lines before opening night?

Sakura Wars TV Complete Collection (SRP $49.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including all 25 episodes of the original TV series presented in both English and Japanese with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 625 minutes
Age Rating: TV PG (V)
CAT: DSW/BX3
UPC: 702727138829
Pre-Book Date: 11/29/2005
Street Date: 12/27/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

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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