ADV Announces March 13 Releases

Jan 15th 2007
ADV ANNOUNCES MARCH 13 RELEASES



HOUSTON, January 15, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you two great titles set to arrive on streets on March 13. Keep you eyes open for the second volume of Best Student Council and the sixth and final volume of Michel!





BEST STUDENT COUNCIL: MAKING THE GRADE



“A Fun Blending Of Parody And Pure Comedy, With Just A Tinge Of More Serious Content” – Anime News Network



ADV Films is proud to announce the arrival of the second volume of Best Student Council, the cute and loveable show starring Pucchan the puppet. Volume two of this addicting series hits the streets on March 13!



From the Production Team at J.C. Staff (Azumanga Daioh) and Director Yoshiaki Iwasaki (Love Hina) comes the most highly anticipated comedy of the year. Join the girls of the academy and one strange puppet on one ride that is sure to leave you laughing.



Synopsis: Now that Rino's been a part of the Best Student Council for a while, most of the girls are starting to accept her. But they still can't figure out the deal with her puppet friend Pucchan. HE'S NOT A PUPPET! In this volume, the girls grow closer as they discover the joys and sorrows of dating. They realize the enormous effort it takes – especially for Rino – just to make the grade. They bond when Sayuri confronts a demon from her past and realize she's just a normal girl who also happens to be a master swordsman. And as if that weren't enough, the girls confront their biggest challenge yet – putting on swimsuits when all the boys want to watch Kanade…ahem…swim. This is the “maximum authority wielding” Best Student Council at their very best yet.



Best Student Council: Making The Grade (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including five episodes, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a short pilot video for the show, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.





DVD Product Details



Volume: 2 of 6

Running Time: 125 min.
Age Rating: TV PG

CAT: DGOS/002
UPC: 702727166921

Pre-Book Date: 2/13/2007
Street Date: 3/13/2007

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98



Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.





MICHEL:

THE SPRING FAIRY AND THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY



“Food For A Young Animation Fan” – Ain't It Cool News



ADV Films is pleased to bring you the sixth and final volume of an endearing tale sure to warm the hearts of children everywhere. The final volume of Michel is slated to arrive on March 13.



Produced and directed by acclaimed animation studio DR Movie (Final Fantasy: Unlimited, Dragon Drive) Michel is a magical adventure sure to delight all ages. On the island of Sitel, Michel lives amongst fairies that have the power to keep nature in harmony. One fateful day, the Black Hammers chasing after Kim accidentally stumble upon the fairies and learn of their power and quickly kidnap them. Now it's up to Michel, Kim, and the rest of the fairies to rescue their friends from captivity and save the world.



Synopsis: Some time ago, we began a difficult pilgrimage to revive the tree of life. We are finally able to have some hope, but our journey is not yet over...Kim and Michel are close to achieving their goal. With Poyo's help, they've rescued many of the fairies abducted by the Black Hammer Gang. The Tree of Life can only return to its former glory if all the fairies are saved. The Black Hammer Gang isn't just hunting for treasure anymore. They're tired of losing to Kim and Michel, and Salome plans to put an end to their losing streak. And a new nemesis challenges Kim and Michel. They'll muster all their strength to fight him, but will that be enough? Can Michel and Kim finally defeat the Black Hammers and free the rest of the fairies? Will the Tree of Life be resurrected and restore the balance of nature? Don't miss a moment of the incredible final volume of Michel!



Michel: The Spring Fairy And The Golden Butterfly (SRP $14.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including the final four episodes, presented in both English 2.0 and Korean 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening animation, clean closing animation, plus previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.





DVD Product Details



Volume: 6 of 6

Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV Y7 (FV)

CAT: DMCH/006

UPC: 702727118821

Pre-Book Date: 2/13/2007
Street Date: 3/13/2007

Format: DVD

SRP: $14.98





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 #1 Anime Channel” reaching more than 40 million households. It is the nation's top video-on-demand (VOD) offering as well as a 24/7 linear cable channel and is the first television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide. 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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