ADV Announces November 27 Titles

Sep 27th 2007
HOUSTON, November 27 – ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce four great new titles, including the fourth volume of Air TV as well as three special limited edition releases designed to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Studio GAINAX: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Perfect Collection, Nadia, Secret of Blue Water Perfect Collection, and Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum Perfect Collection. Each Perfect Collection features a beautiful collectible tin containing the entirety of these blockbuster series. All four new releases are due to hit store shelves November 27, just in time for the holiday gift-giving season.


AIR TV VOLUME 4

“One of the Most Visually Pleasing Shows Out There Right Now”
- Bamboo Dong, Shelf Life

ADV Films is pleased to bring you the fourth and final DVD collecting the series Air TV, the sweeping epic fans have been clamoring for since it first aired on Japanese TV more than two years ago. Air TV Volume Four hits store shelves November 27. “Air is a highly unusual show that capitalizes on its detailed atmosphere and level of intrigue” (DVD Talk).

From famed production studio Kyoto Animation (Full Metal Panic!: The Second Raid, Inuyasha) and director Tatsuya Ishihara (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kanon) comes a thought-provoking series that has American fans already singing praises. With gorgeous animation and character designs, “you'll instantly be drawn into this show's captivating world” (Newtype USA).

Synopsis: What exactly happened in those mountains? Lady Kanna and her guardians, Uraha and Ryuya, traveled through the mountains of Japan for weeks in search of her mother, but until now you've only seen a small portion of their story. In these special supplemental episodes, Lady Kanna learns to step down from her pedestal and be a real girl -- a girl who sees new things, makes mistakes, and maybe even falls in love. This follow-up to the wildly popular Air TV series also features a retelling of Misuzu's story. Don't miss it!

Air TV Volume 4 (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release 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: 4 of 4
Running Time: 75 mins.
Age Rating: TV 14 (V)
CAT: DART/004
UPC: 702727173127
Pre-Book Date: 10/30/2007
Street Date: 11/27/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: PLATINUM
PERFECT COLLECTION

A Collectible Tin Commemorates 20 Years of GAINAX

ADV Films is pleased to present the Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum: Perfect Collection, compiling the greatest anime series of all time in a beautiful and collectible tin. This commemorative collection also includes all the extras from the original individual disc releases. This limited edition release will hit store shelves November 27, in plenty of time for the holiday gift-giving season.

Evangelion is widely regarded as the most popular anime show ever, and it was recently named by both Anime Insider and Newtype USA as the top series of all time. Now with Evangelion beginning its broadcast run on [adult swim] October 20, hundreds of thousands of new viewers will soon discover this modern classic for themselves.

First broadcast on TV Tokyo in 1995, Neon Genesis Evangelion marks a watershed in the history of anime. Not only did Eva raise the bar for mecha anime visually, with its innovative designs and rich animation, but the series explored an array of biological, military, religious, and philosophical concepts in a unique and thoughtful way. Through the course of 26 episodes, what begins as a regular (if exceptionally beautiful) giant robot show soon becomes a metaphorical journey into modern psychoanalytic theory.

Produced by the acclaimed studio Gainax, Neon Genesis Evangelion's trailblazing blend of action and philosophy immediately elevated it above the pack and accounts for its enduring popularity. The series, which originally aired in Japan from 1995 to 1996, has exerted a strong influence on anime ever since.

Synopsis: At the turn of the century, the Angels returned to Earth, seeking to wipe out humanity in an apocalyptic fury. Devastated, mankind's last remnants moved underground to wait for the day when the Angels would come back to finish the job. Fifteen years later, that day has come… but this time, humanity is ready to fight back with terrifying bio-mechanical weapons known as the Evangelions. Now it's up to Shinji, Rei, Asuka and the rest of the mysterious shadow agency NERV to save Earth from total annihilation!

Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum: Perfect Collection (SRP $129.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including the entire groundbreaking series thin-packed in a collectible tin case, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles. This collection contains every video extra produced for the original single disc release of Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 750 minutes
Age Rating: TV 14 (V, L, S)
CAT: DNGE/TN1
UPC: 702727181726
Pre-Book Date: 10/30/2007
Street Date: 11/27/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $129.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



MAGICAL SHOPPING ARCADE ABENOBASHI
PERFECT COLLECTION

ADV Films is pleased to present the Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Perfect Collection. Packaged in a limited edition tin, this must-have collectible will hit store shelves November 27. This commemorative collection also includes all the extras from the original individual disc releases.

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi's unique brand of excitement fuses thrilling action, slapstick comedy and a bit of family drama into uproariously clever parodies of anime, video games and any other pop culture target that stumbles into its crosshairs. An instant classic upon its release in 2003, Abenobashi was created by GAINAX, the mega-talented production studio that revolutionized the anime industry in the nineties with Neon Genesis Evangelion and the early 21st century with FLCL. The series was directed by Hiroyuki Yamaga (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Wings of Honneamise) and co-produced by Mad House (Vampire Hunter D, Trigun, Ninja Scroll).

Synopsis: Whoa! Hold on to your hats and get ready for one wildly wacky, frenetically funny ride as reality takes an extended vacation in Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi! Arumi and Sasshi seem to be normal, 12 year old kids living in Osaka, but we soon find out that nothing is what it seems. Suddenly, Arumi and Sasshi find themselves in a world like their own – only not. And as they try to fight their way back to the real world, they'll face menacing mushrooms, big-breasted space pirates, killer kung-fu fighters, a tripped out transvestite, a sorcerer who seems to be in some sort of midlife crisis – and that's just the beginning! They say there's no place like home, but this ain't exactly Oz and it sure as heck ain't Kansas! So put the kids to bed, leave Toto with the neighbors and get ready to dive into the madcap, whacked out world of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi!

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Perfect Collection (SRP $59.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including the entire series thin-packed in a collectible tin case, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. This collection contains every video extra produced for the original single disc release of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 325 mins.
Age Rating: TV MA (L, S)
CAT: DMSS/TN1
UPC: 702727180729
Pre-Book Date: 10/30/2007
Street Date: 11/27/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $59.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



NADIA, SECRET OF BLUE WATER
PERFECT COLLECTION

ADV Films is pleased to present the Nadia, Secret of Blue Water Perfect Collection. Containing all 975 minutes of the legendary anime packaged in a limited edition tin – including all the extras from the original single disc releases – this must-have collectible will hit store shelves November 27.

Inspired by Jules Verne's classic novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Nadia, The Secret of Blue Water was directed by Hideaki Anno and animated by GAINAX (Neon Genesis Evangelion). “Nadia, Secret of Blue Water is one of the best anime series ever made” (Japan Hero).

The World's Fair, Paris, 1889: Young inventor Jean crosses paths with an enigmatic girl named Nadia and her pet lion, King. Suddenly, they find themselves pursued by a villainous trio intent upon stealing the Blue Water, a mysterious jewel Nadia wears around her neck. Join Nadia and Jean as they travel the high seas in search of Nadia's homeland and her past, with the Blue Water as their only clue. Can they unravel its secret before it's too late?

Nadia, Secret of Blue Water Perfect Collection (SRP $79.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including the entire saga thin-packed in a collectible tin case, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. This collection contains every video extra produced for the original single disc release of Nadia, Secret of Blue Water.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 975 mins.
Age Rating: TV 14
CAT: DNS/TN1
UPC: 702727186028
Pre-Book Date: 10/30/2007
Street Date: 11/27/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $79.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


About ADV Films:
In the 15 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 the new Guyver, Le Chevalier D'Eon, Gantz, and Elfen Lied. 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 variety 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. Anime Network 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, North America's top-selling 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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