ADV Unveils Nanaka 6/17 on May 23

Mar 21st 2006
HOUSTON, March 21, 2006—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce the launch of the hilarious new DVD series Nanaka 6/17 plus a new installment in the fan-favorite series Princess Tutu – all coming your way on May 23!





NANAKA 6/17: THE NOT-SO-MAGICAL MISHAP



From Queen of the Campus to Magical Princess



ADV is proud to announce the launch of a hilarious new comedy series featuring magical girls, high school hijinks and… head trauma? Get ready for a laugh riot when Nanaka 6/17: The Not-So-Magical Mishap goes on sale May 23.



Directed by Hiroaki Sakurai (Cromartie High School) and jointly produced by GENCO and J.C. Staff (Azumanga Daioh), Nanaka 6/17 is a high school comedy with magical charm. 17 year old Nanaka Kirisato has it all: she's beautiful, she's bright, and she's at the top of her class. But somewhere along the way, Nanaka lost touch with her classmates - including her best friend Nenji - who think she's become an arrogant snob! One day, in the midst of an argument with Nenji, Nanaka falls down a flight of stairs and gets seriously injured. The diagnosis is acute amnesia, and now Nanaka thinks she is six years old - and a magical princess! To add to the fun, she believes that Nenji also made a wish to become an adult. Let the magical misunderstandings commence!



Synopsis: Growing up can be painful. Especially when you fall down a flight of stairs, suffer severe head trauma, and wake up with the mental capacity of a kindergartener. Ouch! Now, 17-year-old Nanaka Kirisato has to grow up all over again. You see, Nanaka thinks she's been through a magical transformation, and she just can't wrap her head around the head trauma. But if she thought fitting in as an unpopular bookworm was hard, subtracting eleven years certainly won't help. Throw in a mullet-headed boy bully, a karate-chopping girl bully, a bullheaded best friend, and a barrage of schoolyard battles, and Nanaka's problems multiply exponentially! It all adds up to mayhem and mass hysteria in the first hysterical volume of Nanaka 6/17.



Nananka 6/17: The Not-So-Magical Mishap (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes one through four, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include the “Magical Domiko” music video, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.



DVD Product Details



Volume: 1 of 3

Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: TV PG (V)

CAT: DNK/001
UPC: 702727140624

Pre-Book Date: 4/25/2006
Street Date: 5/23/2006

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98



Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.







PRINCESS TUTU: SCHWERT UND FEDER



“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: Schwert und Feder, the fifth volume in the critically-acclaimed six disk series, is slated to hit stores May 23. “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 Shōgo Kōmoto (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: In the midst of an ever-growing army of crows, Fakir must decide to what he will trust his fate: the strength of his arm, or the deftness of his hand. One could lead to his death, the other to unchecked destruction. Against this backdrop, Tutu must finish her mission, but what awaits her at its completion?



Princess Tutu: Schwert und Feder (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes nineteen through twenty-two, presented in both English and Japanese with English subtitles. Extras include voice actor commentary with Cynthia Martinez (Pike) and Christine Auten (Uzura/Edel), “In the Studio” segment with Cynthia Martinez (Pike) and Christine Auten (Uzura/Edel), “Mr. Cat's Love Lesson,” the second of three Princess Tutu specials in which “Mr. Cat” discusses varied ballet sequences, “Etude,” a video extra with information on the classical music selections used in the second season, split episode previews for the second season, and “The Path to Tutu” covering the history and development of the Princess Tutu series, 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: DPTT/005
UPC: 702727096426
Pre-Book Date: 4/25/2006
Street Date: 5/23/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



About ADV Films:

In the 14 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. The readers of Anime News Network designated ADV Films “Overall Favorite Anime Company” in both 2004 and 2005.



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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