ADV Announces November 7 Releases

Sep 21st 2006
ADV ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER 7 RELEASES

HOUSTON, September 21, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce three exciting titles, including the second installment of Jinki:Extend, and the final volumes of Kaleido Star New Wings and This Ugly Yet Beautiful World! All three titles are set to hit the streets on November 7.


JINKI: EXTEND 02

“A Compelling And Unusual New Action Sci-Fi Anime Series.” – ActiveAnime.com

ADV Films is pleased to bring you the second volume of Jinki:Extend, a mecha masterpiece featuring giant robots driven by a bunch of beautiful babes! Volume 2 is ready to destroy the streets on November 7.

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. Now 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: Aoba has made a new friend; a young orphan boy with a secret past. With a little encouragement, she is ready to pilot the Moribito–2 again, but this ride could have fatal results. Meanwhile, Akao remains reluctant to join Angel, but in order to save a friend she may have no choice. With new friends and new enemies, each conflict brings her and Aoba closer to their ultimate destiny. The struggle heats up between good and evil as the secret Kyomu organization's plan seemingly comes to fruition. Who will survive and who will pay the ultimate price? Don't miss any of the action packed adventure that is Jinki:Extend! You know you want it.



Jinki:Extend 02 (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including four action-packed episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a video interview with Yoshino Takamori (Minami), Yukari Tamura (Rui), and Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Sound Director), a video of the Moribito-2 model test, Japan location notes covering 1989-1991, a glossary of terms, a second on-air opening, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 2 of 3
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV PG (V)
CAT: DJK/002
UPC: 702727156021
Pre-Book Date: 10/10/2006
Street Date: 11/7/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



KALEIDO STAR NEW WINGS: A KALEIDO STAR IS BORN

“This Is A Show That Dreams Are Made Of.” – AnimeAdvanced.com

ADV Films is pleased to bring you the final volume of Kaleido Star New Wings: A Kaleido Star is Born. The finale of this acclaimed series is set to hit center stage November 7.

Directed by Junichi Sato (Princess Tutu, Sailor Moon), Kaleido Star is a charming animated series aimed at tweens and teens, combining playful elements of children's anime with the sophisticated vision of Cirque du Soleil. Kaleido Star combines a sense of fun and play—such a crucial element of Sailor Moon—with a believably positive storyline that emphasizes empowerment through bravery and determination.

Synopsis: It all comes down to this…Leon pushes Sora to new extremes as he continues her special training to perfect the Angel's Maneuver. After experiencing new lows, she soars to new heights. Just when it seems that Sora's dream will finally become a reality, a challenger for the lead role comes along. Sora's determination to keep her role forces her to face her competition head on. Her heart starts racing… Her stomach is full of butterflies… She experiences the thrill of competition…and she likes it. After an impressive audition, the lead role is decided and the show goes on! Will Sora be able to perform a perfect Angel's Maneuver and awaken everyone's angel hearts? You'll just have to watch to find out!

Kaleido Star New Wings: A Kaleido Star is Born (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including the final four episodes of the TV series, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include production sketches, more of your favorite “Kaleido Star Comics”, comments from the cast, an interview with Kaori Mizuhashi (Rosetta), plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 6 of 6
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV PG
CAT: DKS/012
UPC: 702727086724
Pre-Book Date: 10/10/2006
Street Date: 11/7/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


THIS UGLY YET BEAUTIFUL WORLD: RED SWARM

“Another Top-Notch Series From Gainax.” – UnderlandOnline.com

ADV Films is pleased to present you Gainax's 20th anniversary diamond-in-the-ruff, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World: Red Swarm. The final installment of this twisted saga hits store shelves November 7.

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is a showpiece for the pioneering anime Studio Gainax (Neon Genesis Evangelion, FLCL). Enlivened by rich characters, gripping action, and the inventive animation that Gainax is known for, it is a fitting celebration of the studio's legacy.

Synopsis: Now that Hikari has seen death, her true nature begins to exert a stronger force. Her shadowy self within has a growing resentment towards her new friends and her true love, Takeru. But other creatures are coming forward to prevent the young girl from fulfilling her dark destiny, putting Takeru and her sister Akari in the very dangerous middle. How cruel will she become? To what evil depths will she descend? Isn't a little sexy, frivolous “fanime” action enough to make Hikari embrace the wonders of this world, instead of destroying it? Find out in the exciting thrilling conclusion of this year's biggest fan favorite!

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World: Red Swarm (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including the final four episodes, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a video interview with Shouji Saeki (Director), a video spot for the Japanese DVD, translator notes, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and 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: 3 of 3
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV MA (V, S)
CAT: DUBW/003
UPC: 702727149528
Pre-Book Date: 10/10/2006
Street Date: 11/7/2006
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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