ADV Announces February 19 Titles

Jan 4th 2008
HOUSTON, January 4, 2008—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you three great titles, including the third volume of Welcome to the NHK, the second volume of Tokyo Majin, and the first volume of Moonlight Mile. These titles will be available on store shelves February 19.


MOONLIGHT MILE: ONE SMALL STEP

ADV Films is pleased to present a near-future sci-fi series chronicling mankind's first steps in the struggle to conquer space. Volume one of Moonlight Mile will be available everywhere on February 19.

Produced by powerhouse studios Klock Worx (Chrono Crusade, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu) and Imagica (Divergence Eve, Gravion), Moonlight Mile follows two globe-trotting adventurers as they join the international effort to mine Helium 3, a new energy source discovered on the moon. The gritty early days of space exploration make for engaging visuals and exciting plotlines.

Synopsis: For daredevil mountain climbers Goro Saruwatari and Jack “Lostman” Woodbridge, conquering the highest peeks on Earth is just the beginning. When a virtually limitless energy source is discovered on the moon, and the world's space agencies join forces to launch a mining operation, Goro and Lostman see their next frontier. But can the super powers of the world really share such a valuable resource? As yet another war erupts in the Gulf, and shadowy government agencies vie for underhanded supremacy in this new frontier, our two adventurers must face their own hardships in their struggle to make their dreams of reaching the moon a reality. Who will make it there first? Just how far are they willing to go? What will be waiting for them when they get there?

Moonlight Mile (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only anamorphic release including the first four episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.


DVD Product Details

Volume: 1 of 3
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: TV MA (V, S, L)
CAT: DMLM/001
UPC: 702727186929
Pre-Book Date: 1/22/2008
Street Date: 2/19/2008
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


TOKYO MAJIN – DARK ARTS: PREDESTINED POWER

Also Available With A Limited Edition Collectors Box

ADV Films is pleased to present the second volume of Tokyo Majin, an exciting, action packed anime series that everyone is talking about. Dark Arts: Predestined Power, is due to hit store shelves February 19.

Produced by AIC Spirits (Tokko) and BeSTACK (The World of Narue), Tokyo Majin is a 26 episode series loaded with lots of action, great characters, and cool monsters. Launched on Japanese TV in January, Tokyo Majin is one of the hottest new shows of 2007! “A fantastic production by AIC… Recommended” (DVD Talk).

Synopsis: As a mist of evil envelops Tokyo, new waves of monstrosities emerge from the shadows! Preying on the souls of the living, wearing forms both bestial and human, they converge in an unholy alliance to strike against the one force that may be able to stop them: the students of Tokyo Majin! Now guided by an old friend versed in the Dark Arts, the five students of Magami High must face the renewed fury of demon beasts, psychic-powered delusionals and insect girls as they burn a path towards their ultimate nemesis. And while they have the courage of a hundred, the bloody battles of this holy war will take its toll, and not even Tokyo Majin will have the strength to survive against an endless army of the demons unscathed! The scales tip towards the side of darkness in the second stunning volume of Tokyo Majin!

Tokyo Majin – Dark Arts: Predestined Power (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only anamorphic release including episodes six through nine, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Available!

A limited edition Collectors Box for Tokyo Majin is available. This special collectors edition contains the second volume of Tokyo Majin 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 MA (V)
CAT: DTMG/002
DTMG/BX1 Collectors Box
UPC: 702727184529
702727185021 Collectors Box
Pre-Book Date: 1/22/2008
Street Date: 2/19/2008
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98
$39.98 Collectors Box

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


WELCOME TO THE N.H.K.:
THIRD CONSPIRACY

“The Requiem for a Dream of Geek Obsession
And Insecurity” – Ain't It Cool News

ADV Films is pleased to bring you the third volume in Welcome to the NHK, the dark comedy that shines a light on a serious social problem all geeks, nerds, and otaku can relate to. Welcome to the NHK: Third Conspiracy hits store shelves February 19.
From Studio GONZO (Afro Samurai, Chrono Crusade) and director Yusuke Yamamoto (Sgt. Frog) comes Welcome to the NHK, the series that turns a humorous eye to the NEET generation (Not In Employment, Education, or Training). Throw agoraphobia into the mix and you've got comedy gold!
Originally a hit novel from critically-acclaimed author Tatsuhiko Takimoto, Welcome to the NHKhas also been adapted into a manga series of the same name (published in North America by TOKYOPOP). Welcome to the NHK is a dark comedy filled with social satire, interesting characters, and crazy conspiracy theories that is sure to appeal to anyone with a little nerd in them. “Whether you are a proud otaku, a fan that lives in constant fear of being perceived as a geek by your friends, or a borderline hikikomori, you will see a part of yourself in it, and have lots of fun in the meantime” (Protoculture Addicts).
Synopsis: With the Summer Comic Market just weeks away, the guys are frantically scrambling to finish their video game. Unfortunately, Sato's real-life girl troubles are transferring into the game, where Misaki keeps turning up in all sorts of cyber-sexy scenarios! Meanwhile, Yamazaki's own romantic issues are stealing valuable programming time, and it's not exactly clear whether this new fascination with “real” girls is a replacement for anime girls or some kind of bizarre research! Is a romantic getaway the solution? Not when you're certain that love is a conspiracy! Sato's paranoia continues to tell him that he's being shadowed… but is it paranoia when they really ARE out to get him? Love is a battlefield and Sato may not survive contact with the enemy in the third volume of Welcome to the NHK!

Welcome to the NHK: Third Conspiracy (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 9 - 12, 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
CAT: DNHK/003
UPC: 702727177828
Pre-Book Date: 1/22/2008
Street Date: 2/19/2008
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

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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