ADV Announces September 5 Releases

Jul 19th 2006
HOUSTON, July 19, 2006 — ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce three exciting new titles set to hit the streets on September 5, including the first volume of Jinki:Extend, the second volume of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, and the UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie OAV!





JINKI: EXTEND 01



Raging Robots! Twisted Sub-Plots! And A Bevy Of Battling Babes!



ADV Films is proud to present the first volume in the highly-anticipated mecha masterpiece, Jinki:Extend. Featuring giant robots and the beautiful babes who drive them, the first volume of Jinki:Extend hits store shelves on September 5.



From Director Mazahiko Murata (Gilgamesh, MazinKaiser), Jinki:Extend revitalizes the mecha genre with a gripping blend of giant robot action and soap opera intrigue. The elite organization Angel pilots the mighty Jinki, giant robots employed to fight the evil Kyomu. But Angel needs new recruits, and it just so happens that a set of beautiful girls were born with the innate ability to be the best Jinki pilots ever! What happens when these cuties become Earth's last line of defense?



Synopsis: In 13-year-old Aoba Tsuzaki's world, everything seems normal. An over-the-top modeling fanatic, she spends her days locked in her room, happily building plastic robots. But rumbling beneath the surface, an evil enemy of mankind (the Ancient Jinki) threatens to destroy the Earth. And when a cross-dressing kidnapper brings Aoba face-to-face with a real fighting machine, her robot dreams give way to frightening nightmares. She is unwittingly recruited into Angel, an elite fighting force who not only pits its giant robots against the Ancient Jinki, but against an unseen evil that is working behind the scenes. Jinki:Extend is a world of explosive action, arresting intrigue, and battle-trained babes who are bent on revenge! Nothing is what it seems, and no one can be trusted. But one thing is for sure – you're in for a seriously wild ride!



Jinki:Extend (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including five full episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Video extras include an interview with Fumiko Orikasa (Aoba), Takuma Takewaka (Ryohei), and Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Sound Director), Venezuela location notes, and a glossary of terms, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.





DVD Product Details



Volume: 1 of 3

Running Time: 125 min.
Age Rating: TV PG

CAT: DJK/001
UPC: 702727156724

Pre-Book Date: 8/8/2006
Street Date: 9/5/2006

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98



Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.





THIS UGLY YET BEAUTIFUL WORLD: EYE OF THE BEHOLDER



“A Great Anime!” – Denkyū.com



ADV is proud to announce the release of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World: Eye of the Beholder, the second volume in the new anime series from Studio Gainax (Neon Genesis Evangelion, FLCL), which will hit store shelves September 5.



This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is a showpiece for the pioneering anime studio on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. Enlivened by rich characters, gripping action, and the inventive animation that Gainax is known for, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is a fitting celebration of the studio's legacy.



Synopsis: As Hikari and Takeru grow closer, Hikari begins to experience many sensations. That butterfly-like fluttering in her heart. The liquid warmth deep down inside. The urge to destroy. What's a guy to do when he falls for a girl who just might not be all she appears to be—a girl who has a great big secret to hide? (And you thought you had relationship problems.) Well love and lust has never been deadlier or sexier than it has in this smash-hit fan favorite! Whether you prefer the bubbly joys of hot-spring cavorting cuties or the world-smashing Armageddon of a beautiful babe in attack mode, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World has something for everyone! Maybe a little too much for some of you.



This Ugly Yet Beautiful World: Eye of the Beholder (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release includes four episodes, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Video extras include translator notes, a Metamorphose Music Video, a Japanese Promotional Video, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.



Collectors Edition Still Available!



A limited edition Collectors Box for This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is available. This special collectors edition contains the first volume of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World in a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire three volume series (SRP $39.98).



DVD Product Details



Volume: 2 of 3

Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV MA

CAT: DUBW/002
UPC: 702727149429

Pre-Book Date: 8/8/2006
Street Date: 9/5/2006

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98



Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.







UFO ULTRAMAIDEN VALKRYIE OVA: BRIDAL TRAINING



“Simply Stunning” – Anime Advanced.com



ADV is proud to announce the UFO Ultramaiden Valkryie OVA: Bridal Training, slated to hit stores on September 5.



Created by Kaishaku (Steel Angel Kurumi) with characters designed by Maki Fujii (Strawberry Eggs), UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie is a fast-paced thrill ride that should appeal to fans of Maburaho. When Princess Valkyrie of the planet Valhalla crashes her spaceship into Earth teenager Kazuto Tokino, she saves his life by giving him half her soul. Of course there are side effects, foremost being her ensuing transformation from mighty princess warrior to mischievous eight-year old dependent on Kazuto for bed and board! Now this pair of unlikely soulmates must withstand an ever-increasing barrage of intergalactic suitors, servants, and rivals – and somehow find a way to keep the Tokino family bathhouse in business. Featuring equal parts action, comedy, and fan service, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie has something for everyone!



Synopsis: Dearly beloved, The big wedding is just around the corner, so it's time to get prepared. Nope, it's not the rehearsal dinner; it's the rehearsal for married life! Princess Mehm is worried about the obvious complications surrounding the relationship between Kazuto and his age-challenged fiancee Valkyrie. So, the blue-lipped beauty has ordered the two to participate in a role-playing sim to see how they handle the day-to-day drudgery of 'til death do us part. Plus, just for kicks, the rest of the gang will be paired up and tested as well. Why? Who knows! Who'll win? Who cares! But you don't want to miss the ride, so pucker up and get ready to kiss the bride!



UFO Ultramaiden Valkryie OVA: Bridal Training (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include interviews with the staff, “Valkyrie World Notes,” and the Japanese commercial, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.



DVD Product Details



Volume: OVA

Running Time: 70 min.
Age Rating: TV MA

CAT: DUPV/004
UPC: 702727146626

Pre-Book Date: 8/8/2006
Street Date: 9/5/2006

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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