ADV Announces June 5 Releases

Apr 3rd 2007
HOUSTON, April 2, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you the third volume of Air Gear and the thin-packed Diamond Daydreams Complete Collection. Both of these exciting titles will be available on June 5!





AIR GEAR: A NEW LEGACY



“Straight-up Cool.” – Anime News Network



ADV Films is proud to bring you the third volume of the high-flying and always exciting Air Gear. Volume three will be available on June 5.



Based on the hit manga series by Oh! great (Tenjho Tenge) and produced by Toei Animation (Dragon Ball Z, Zatch Bell), Air Gear is set in a world with a need for speed. This is the un-edited version that fans have been waiting for, so say good-bye to the crows and get ready for Air Gear to go!



Synopsis : Ikki must grind long and hard if he wants to find his own “road”. And watching a few of his fellow Storm Riders battle along the way may be just what the “Swallow” ordered. As Ikki puts the finishing touches on his new AT team, he must put his friendships to the test, and his past behind him. Will Ikki and his mates be victorious in their first Parts War? Will he make it all the way to Tropaeum…a Storm Rider's ultimate goal? The stage has been set. The only question is, will they taste the sweet smell of victory or the foul stench of defeat? We'll never kiss and tell and neither will Ikki!



Air Gear: A New Legacy (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including the first four episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include 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 : TV MA (L,S)

CAT : DAG/003

UPC : 702727168222

Pre-Book Date : 5/8/2007

Street Date : 6/5/2007

Format : DVD

SRP : $29.98



Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.





DIAMOND DAYDREAMS COMPLETE COLLECTION



“...A Series that Elegantly Touches on Many Sentimental Points…” – Japan Hero



ADV is proud to bring you the thin-packed Diamond Daydreams Complete Collection. Join six women during one winter of countless broken hearts. This complete collection will be available on June 5!



Directed by Bob Shirohata (Gravitation) and created by Ohji Hiroi (Sakura Wars), Diamond Daydreams is actually six stories of love and loss that become intertwined in the bitter cold winter of Hokkaido . Based on the popular Japanese videogame for the PS2, Diamond Daydreams is lushly animated by fan-favorite Studio DEEN (Fruits Basket, Maison Ikkoku).



Synopsis: The bitter-cold winter of Hokkaido meets the warmth of the human heart, as six women suffer through their own tragic love stories before fate brings them all together. We begin with Atsuko, whose arranged marriage collapses in the face of a love triangle. Then there's Karin, a sickly schoolgirl who develops a crush on her doctor, only to have it blow up in her face. These are just two of the women chasing their own Diamond Daydreams.



Diamond Daydreams Complete Collection (SRP $54.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including all 13 episodes, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.





DVD Product Details

Running Time : 325 min.

Age Rating : TV PG

CAT : DDDT/BX1

UPC : 702727150821

Pre-Book Date : 5/8/2007

Street Date : 6/5/2007

Format : DVD

SRP : $54.98



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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