ADV Announces June 12 Releases

Apr 9th 2007

ADV ANNOUNCES JUNE 12 RELEASES

HOUSTON, April 9, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you the continuation of two titles. Volume two of the sci-fi masterpiece Kurau: Phantom Memory and volume four of the insane Paniponi Dash! will be available on June 12!

KURAU PHANTOM MEMORY: DOUBLE JEOPARDY

“Great Visuals Complement a Story as Much About Relationships as Action…” – Anime News Network

ADV Films is proud to bring you the second volume of Kurau: Phantom Memory, the sci-fi saga that has critics applauding. The second volume will be available in both a regular edition and a special edition with a custom series art box on June 12.

From Studio BONES (Eureka 7, Fullmetal Alchemist, RahXephon), with Character Designs by Tomomi Ozaki (Le Chevalier D'Eon) Kurau: Phantom Memory is a captivating story filled with intrigue, secrets, conspiracies and revelations. Fans of Ghost in the Shell and Noir will feel right at home. Great animation, a solid story, and plenty of action make Kurau: Phantom Memory the perfect title for any fan.

Synopsis: As the twin forces of betrayal and the GPO's expanding dragnet shatter Kurau and Christmas's temporary sanctuary, the Rynax pair is caught in the jaws of Wong and Ayaka's trap. Placing her trust in an unproven ally, a desperate Kurau finds herself facing another team of battle pods. This time, however, she's on the inside of her own combat unit and Kurau gives as good as she gets! But as hot as the metal on metal action is, it's the relationships, between both the Rynax and their human counterparts that become even more volatile! Long buried secrets and emotions ignite the firestorm in the second scorching volume of Kurau: Phantom Memory!

Kurau: Phantom Memory: Double Jeopardy (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes five through eight, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include key words, production artwork, Japanese TV spots, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Now Available!

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

DVD Product Details

Volume: 2 of 6

Running Time: 100 min.

Age Rating: TV 14 (V)

CAT: DKP/002 (Volume 2)

DKP/BX1 (Volume 2 + Box)

UPC: 702727161926 (Volume 2)

702727167522 (Volume 2 + Box)

Pre-Book Date: 5/15/2007

Street Date: 6/12/2007

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98 (Volume 2)

$39.98 (Volume 2 + Box)

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

PANIPONI DASH!: IRON TEACHER

“Its Wonderfully Bizarre, Frenetic, Abstract and To-Die-For Funny!” – DVD Talk

ADV Films is pleased to once again bring you a series sure to leave your voice box worn out from laughter! The fourth installment of Paniponi Dash! is slated to hit store shelves on June 12.

From studios GANSIS and Shaft (Negima) and Director Akiyuki Shinobi (Petite Cossette) comes a hilarious new high school comedy that should appeal to fans of Excel Saga and Azumanga Daioh. Join Becky, the gang, and one really depressed bunny as they get themselves into all sorts of trouble on and around campus.

Synopsis: Whether it's a trip to a picnic gone terribly awry, or the aliens have decided to at last make contact with the girls they've been observing, this volume of Paniponi Dash is even crazier than the last! See the class balance on a cliff in a school bus, possibly teetering to their death! Marvel at a close encounter of the strangest kind! Run to the wildest school carnival ever! With giant cakes! Cute little painted chicks! (And hot chicks in cute outfits!) Laugh at the anime DVD Talk calls “a must-have for obsessive Otaku”.

Paniponi Dash!: Iron Teacher (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including episodes 15 through 18, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include AD Vid-notes™, the video short “In Class With the Cast”, a “CD Spot Medley”, On Air opening for episode 18, plus clean closing animations and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 4 of 6

Running Time: 100 min.

Age Rating: TV PG

CAT: DPPD/004

UPC: 702727158629

Pre-Book Date: 5/15/2007

Street Date: 6/12/2007

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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