ADV Announces May 15 Releases

Mar 21st 2007
HOUSTON, March 20, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you the third volume of three of our hottest titles! Volume three of Utawarerumono, Coyote Ragtime Show and Best Student Council are all slated to arrive on May 15!



UTAWARERUMONO: A HAUNTED PAST

ADV May Have A Sleeper Hit Of 2007 On Their Hands...” – Anime Advanced

ADV Films is proud to bring you the third volume of Utawarerumono, a title that has fans on edge waiting or the next volume. The next installment of this fantastic tale is slated to arrive on May 15!

From Oriental Light and Magic studios (Berserk, Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor) comes the tale of a man in a mask he can't remove. With a heart-felt story and exciting action set in a far-off land, Utawarerumono will appeal to fans of Inuyasha. Join Hakuoro and friends as they unravel the mystery of the mask!

Synopsis : Loyalty leads to death in volume three of Utawarerumono, especially when an evil dictator would rather cover the world with blood then take prisoners. Now, a demon from the benevolent emperor's long forgotten past threatens to tear his country apart. He must face his dark truth and fight an internal war alone. The rival emperor is ramping up the destruction, razing entire villages and leaving inhabitants to die in the ruin. No longer able to sit idly by, the kindhearted leader orders his wicked rival put to death. Opposing forces attack with great rage in this tumultuous clash of good versus evil. Who will reign in the end? Watch this volume of Utawarerumono to find out now.

Utawarerumono: A Haunted Past (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including episodes 11 through 14, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include the “Omake Theatre”, extended episode previews, a character art gallery, an interview with Suara the opening song artist, a glossary of terms, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Still Available!

Utawarerumono is still available in a special collector edition custom series art box. This special collector's edition contains the second volume of Utawarerumono in a stunning custom series box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire six volume series (SRP $39.98).

DVD Product Details
Volume: 3 of 6
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV PG (V)
CAT: DUM/003
UPC: 702727161421
Pre-Book Date: 4/17/2007
Street Date: 5/15/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



COYOTE RAGTIME SHOW: FALL FROM GRACELAND

“… dark humor that comes at you like a clip from a semi-automatic.” – Newsarama

ADV Films is pleased to bring you the third and final volume of the series that Active Anime calls “Pulse pounding, thrilling, and exhilarating, this is anime at its best!” The final installment of this science fiction saga concludes on May 15.

Nonstop action, super-smooth animation and cool character designs help Coyote Ragtime Show set a new high water mark for the “Girls with Guns” genre. Sexy robot assassins tangle with two hot federal agents in a prison break that leaves dozens dead or wounded, and that's just the first episode! Fans of Cowboy Bebop will feel right at home. This is the series that has it all! Come join some of the coolest characters on the universe for an all-out action extravaganza.

Synopsis : In less than 24 hours, a photonic bomb will reduce the war-torn Planet Graceland to nothing but a memory. That is, of course, unless Mister has his way! He and his misfit crew of Coyotes are plotting a daring raid against the Federation warship carrying the bomb. The only problem is the Criminal Guild's Madame Marciano and her bevy of bionic battle beauties are also in on the action! To make matters worse, the flames of war reignite as the Federation and Graceland 's Liberation Forces fight like fools in a burning house, unaware of the danger that lurks beneath the surface! After coming all this way and getting tangled in such a huge mess, is it really all about money to the Coyotes, or is there something even more precious hidden in the Gigabanks' vault? Hold on tight , because the answer is right in your hands in the climactic final volume of Coyote Ragtime Show!

Coyote Ragtime Show: Fall From Graceland (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including the final four episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles. Extras include production artwork, on-air next episode previews, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Still Available!

Coyote Ragtime Show is still available in a special collector edition metallic tin. This special collector's edition contains the second volume of Coyote Ragtime Show in a stunning custom series embossed tin 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 14 (V, L)
CAT: DCRS/003
UPC: 702727169229
Pre-Book Date: 4/17/2007
Street Date: 5/15/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



BEST STUDENT COUNCIL: CAMPUS ANTICS

“A Fun Blending Of Parody And Pure Comedy…” – Anime News Network

ADV is proud to bring you the third volume of this heart-felt and funny series that will appeal to audiences of all ages. The third volume of Best Student Council is scheduled to hit store shelves on May 15.

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: Every day is an adventure when you're a member of the “maximum authority wielding” Best Student Council at Miyagami Academy . Some days, you may have to battle student councils from rival high schools, even when everybody's ill. Other days, a pesky new transfer student may mess up the dorm and force the entire student council to eat and sleep in the science wing. There's no telling what could happen next. Who knows? One of the student council members might even turn out to be a secret agent. Are you kidding me? See all the madness unfold with Rino, Pucchan and their friends in volume three of Best Student Council.

Best Student Council: Campus Antics (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 11 through 14, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include Japanese DVD promos, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 3 of 6
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: PG
CAT: DGOS/003
UPC: 702727167027
Pre-Book Date: 4/17/2007
Street Date: 5/15/2007
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 #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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