ADV Announces January 24 Releases

Dec 15th 2005
ADV ANNOUNCES JANUARY 24 RELEASES

HOUSTON, November 15, 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 January 24, including new volumes of Princess Tutu and E’s Otherwise and the colossal new Neo Ranga Complete Collection.


PRINCESS TUTU: ERWACHEN

“Tutu Is Definitely A Show That Will Charm And Delight…” – Anime on DVD

ADV Films is proud to present the next volume in the most beloved anime series of the year. Princess Tutu: Erwachen, the third volume in the critically-acclaimed six disk series, is slated to hit stores January 24. “The series is bound to grab attention in the New Year. With entertaining characters, impressive production, and an unpredictable, secret-laden plot, Princess Tutu is a title to watch out for” (Aint It Cool News).

Directed by Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Kaleido Star) and Shougo Kawamoto (You're Under Arrest! Season 2) and produced by Hal Film Maker (Kaleido Star) and TBS (Chobits), Princess Tutu is a classic fairy tale story with a twist of mystery, magic and romance. Darkness hid the pieces of her beloved's shattered heart, and time is running out for Princess Tutu to find them. Her dream of becoming a human girl has come true. However, peril lurks in the unseen shadows. Using the power of an enchanted amulet, she must unravel a dark and twisted mystery to keep her Prince and herself alive.

Synopsis: Jolted awake from her fairy tale daydream, Duck must call upon all her resources as Princess Tutu to prevent the crafty Princess Kraehe from stealing away the prince. Struck with the weight of his impending fate, Fakir hardens his heart and resolves to pursue his own path. But a cunning trick by the crow princess may force his hand… and Tutu's.

Princess Tutu: Erwachen (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes ten through thirteen, presented in both English and Japanese with English subtitles. This volume is packed with extras, including the original Japanese promotional video, a commentary track with voice actors Jessica Boone (Rue) and Jay Hickman (Mytho), a “Ballet for Beginners” segment, a guide to the classical music played in this volume, and an “In the Studio” segment following the English cast as they lay down their vocal tracks, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details
Volume: 3 of 6
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: TV 14
CAT: DPTT/003
UPC: 702727096228
Pre-Book Date: 12/27/2005
Street Date: 1/24/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



E'S OTHERWISE: THE SACRAMENT OF CALVARIA

“One Of The Best Psychic-Action Series To Date.” – Active Anime

ADV presents the fifth volume in the fan-favorite sci-fi series, E’s Otherwise: The Sacrament of Calvaria, hitting stores January 24. “E’s Otherwise takes some of the best elements from science fiction and superhero tales and merges them into a very fine and captivating presentation” (Underland Online).

A psychically charged, high-energy adventure focused around the future of human evolution and its possible consequences, E’s Otherwise is based on the hit comic series that original appeared in G Fantasy Monthly. The spectacular, state of the art animation was directed by Masami Shimoda (Macross 7, Saber Marionette J) and produced by Studio Pierrot (Saiyuki, Naruto).

Synopsis: With the Raphael and the rest of the children set free from the sinister clutches of Giberini and his church, better known as “paradise”, Kai embarks on the next phase of this mission. He is off to find the secret of the Sacrament of Calvaria. However he is not alone in his quest. Yuuki, Maria, and Asuka are also in on the hunt. And following them are Sherry and Kyou, along with Maxim. Oh yeah, and let's not forget the guerillas.

Meanwhile, Shen-lon is starting really freak about what has happened to his sister, Shin-lu, and her “strengthening procedure”. He is frantically trying to find answers and seems to be getting help from a most unusual accomplice. Back at Ashurum, Eiji is realizing that he might have his hands a bit too full. Things are starting to come to a head, and with this many psychics involved it can only mean one thing: things are gonna get worse before they can get better. You don't want to miss this exciting volume of E’s Otherwise. It will literally blow you away!

E’s Otherwise: The Sacrament of Calvaria (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 19-22 presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Video extras include “Actor PSI Profiles” and production sketches, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details
Volume: 5 of 6
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: TV 14
CAT: DEOW/005
UPC: 702727100628
Pre-Book Date: 12/27/2005
Street Date: 1/24/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



NEO RANGA COMPLETE COLLECTION

“An Enthralling Story” – Japan Hero.com

ADV Films is pleased to announce the Neo Ranga Complete Collection, an attractive new thin-pack collecting all 600 minutes of the Neo Ranga saga for just $59.98!

Neo Ranga is a beautifully designed, action-packed series with a distinctive style all its own. “Every time I think the giant robot genre can't do something different, they continue to prove me wrong and drag me back in. Neo Ranga is just such a beast” (Anime on DVD).

Synopsis: Across the ocean, on the tiny island kingdom of Barou, the ancient god Neo Ranga awakens from his slumber. He is mysteriously drawn to Tokyo, and the three beautiful sisters – Minami, Ushio, and Yuuhi – who are unwittingly linked to the monster. But instead of rolling out the red carpet, the military rolls out the weaponry, and things start to get nasty. The plot thickens: Why is Neo Ranga driven to Tokyo? Is he a messenger with a warning for humankind, or just a big boy out for a good time? And what's behind Ranga's mysterious eyes?

Neo Ranga Complete Collection (SRP $59.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including all 48 episodes, presented in both English and Japanese with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details
Running Time: 600 minutes
Age Rating: TV 14 (V, L, S)
CAT: DNE/BX2
UPC: 702727143823
Pre-Book Date: 12/27/2005
Street Date: 1/24/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $59.98

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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