ADV Announces November 21 Releases

Sep 26th 2006
ADV ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER 21 RELEASES

HOUSTON, September 26, 2006—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce two exciting titles hitting the streets on November 21, including the second installment of Comic Party: Revolution and the Samurai X Complete Collection!


COMIC PARTY REVOLUTION TV: PARTY ON!

“Count me in! I'm joining the revolution!” – JapanHero.com

ADV is proud to bring you the second installment of the hilarious and heart-felt series Comic Party: Revolution TV, slated to hit store shelves on November 21. This retelling of the original Comic Party TV series offers an insider's look at the world of fan comics that's totally hilarious (and a little bit frightening).

After failing his examinations, Sendo Kazuki spends his days aimlessly – that is, until his childhood friend, Taishi, drags Kazuki into the world of fan comics. But this harmless diversion soon becomes an obsession as Kazuki is drawn further into otaku culture. In the dog-eat-dog world of fan comics, you need more than talent to realize your dreams!

Synopsis: Kazuki, Taishi and all their crazy cohorts are back and getting into all kinds of misadventures. Not every day is a Comic Party, so the gang has to find some way to occupy their time, and that means trouble! There's a steamy trip to a hot springs, an out of control tennis tournament and a camping trip that ends in a fight to the death! Who'll be the last one standing?! Hang on, because you never know what's around the corner in the second chapter of Comic Party: Revolution!

Comic Party: Revolution TV: Party On! (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including four laugh-out-loud episodes, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include an interview with Satomi Korogi (Asahi), a segment on “The Language of Doujinshi,” and “What is Comic Party” (Part 2), profiles of the Seiyuu, production background art, 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 14 (S,D)
CAT: DCMP/002
UPC: 702727156328
Pre-Book Date: 10/24/2006
Street Date: 11/21/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



SAMURAI X COMPLETE COLLECTION

“The Best In Brutal Samurai Anime.” – Anime Insider

ADV Films is pleases to bring you the most complete collection of the Samurai X OAVs to date! Be the first to own the original and the director's cut of each of these three masterpieces. Be there when it slays the shelves on November 21!

His exploits powered 97 episodes of the popular TV series and his legend has created millions of fans. Rurouni Kenshin is a wanderer, a lost soul, cursed to seek atonement for his life in the bloody trade of the samurai, known throughout all Japan as the Hitokiri Battousai (sword bearing master assassin). The peacetime after a long war to overthrow a corrupt government has brought no peace to Kenshin, despite a vow to draw his sword only for the protection of those in need.

Synopsis: Rurouni Kenshin was the premier assassin of the Ishin Shishi during the Meiji Restoration in Japan. Now discover the driving forces behind the life of the man known as the Hitokiri Battosai, the Man-Slayer. In Trust & Betrayal, uncover the tragic beginnings, the twists and turns of an unfeeling destiny that led a peaceful boy to become the most feared killer during one of the bloodiest eras of Japan's history. In Samurai X: The Motion Picture Kenshin once again takes up his blade to protect the Meiji. The war against tyranny ended years ago, but demons from the assassin's past have returned for revenge. When death challenges him to a final duel, the only thing he can do is draw his sword and fight to the death. Then, many years later, the past meets the present in Reflection as Kenshin remembers the moments that filled his life with pain, blood and love.

Samurai X Complete Collection (SRP $99.98 DVD) is a five disk DVD-only release including all three of the OVA releases, presented in both English and Japanese with English subtitles, and are presented in their original aspect ratios. Extras include previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 510 min.
Age Rating: TV MA (V)
CAT: DSX/300
UPC: 702727141126
Pre-Book Date: 10/24/2006
Street Date: 11/21/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $99.98

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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