ADV Announces Final Shadow Skill on August 22nd

Jul 14th 2006
HOUSTON, July 14, 2006—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the sixth and final volume of Shadow Skill, Emergence of the Beast, will be available on August 22.



The warrior kingdom of Kuruda is home to the fiercest fighters in the world, men and women who live solely for the chance to fight and become the greatest in the world. Young Gau Ban dreams of becoming the warrior of his generation. Along with his adopted sister Elle and the legendary Scarface, Gau trains and battles for the mastery of the Shadow Skill. Produced by Studio DEEN (Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok, Getbackers), “Shadow Skill mixes some decent humor with fantastic fighting” (Anime Frontier).



Synopsis: Since ancient days it's been said that Kuruda is a land which is easy to defend and impossible to attack. Its palace is situated on an island, surrounded by a jagged mountain range which keeps the fiercest of enemies from piercing the stronghold. And yet even now a massive army from neighboring Solfan prepares to launch an attack on Kuruda , seeking to put an end to its 2000 year history. In the midst of it all stands Len Fuma, a bloodthirsty madman versed in the mysterious and powerful “Ying” style. Responsible for the deaths of most of the holy nation's legendary warriors, Len now sets his sights on our gang of heroes. With Elle away on a suicide mission of her own, it falls on Gau to take the final step in his evolution to Sevalle: to embrace the purity of a beast. But with Diaz's death on his shoulders and a profound empathy for his enemy in his heart, can Gau ever truly shed his humanity? Or will the annihilation of the Holy Nation finally come true? It all comes to a thrilling conclusion in this final installment of Shadow Skill!



Shadow Skill: Emergence of the Beast (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 22-26, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a commentary track with Greg Ayres (Gau), Blake Shepard (Len) & John Swasey (ADR Director), plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.



DVD Product Details



Volume: 6 of 6

Running Time: 125 min.
Age Rating: TV PG (V)

CAT: DSSK/006
UPC: 702727136023

Pre-Book Date: 7/25/2006
Street Date: 8/22/2006

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”) outside of Japan and has the largest English-language anime library in the world. 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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