ADV Acquires Best Student Council

Oct 2nd 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADV ACQUIRES NEW SERIES
BEST STUDENT COUNCIL


HOUSTON, October 2, 2006—ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., announced today it has acquired exclusive home video and broadcast rights in North America for Best Student Council, a new series by J.C. Staff (Excel Saga, Maburaho).

The school dramedy directed by Yoshiaki Iwasaki (Love Hina) will premiere on the Anime Network™, America's #1 Anime Channel.

Synopsis: At first glance, Miyagami Gakuen seems like a typical all-girls' school. Beneath its placid surface, a highly-disciplined student council is engaged in an unceasing struggle to keep Miyagami Gakuen safe from the outside (adult) world! Complete with covert and assault divisions, all student council members have some kind of special ability. So how did cute little transfer student Rando Rino make the cut? Armed with only her ever-present hand puppet (and an excess of adorability), Rino's good humor and charm lead her through one adventure after another. A hilarious series accented by thoughtful reflections on growing up, Best Student Council plays in the very best tradition of anime comedies.

Release Plans: ADV Films has not yet announced a specific release date, but expects to release it in early 2007.


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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