Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy Takes Flight!

Apr 25th 2008
BELLDANDY AND CO. RETURN TO UK SHELVES – VOL.1 OUT FROM 28th aPrIL 2008

BRIGHTON, UK, 14th APRIL 2008

LDMS, in partnership with ADV Films, is pleased to offer the first volume of Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy vol.1 – Reunited, And It Feels So Good, which returns Belldandy & co. to the UK from 28th April 2008. Powerhouse studio AIC (Blood+, Tenchi Muyo!, Burn Up Excess, Bubblegum Crisis 2040) and broadcaster-producer TBS (Chobits, Ah! My Goddes, Getbackers) have teamed up to continue the classic love story.

With over 23 volumes of the manga currently published in the West, and several anime adaptations, Ah! My Goddess already has a built-in audience of loyal fans. Season two picks up right where season one left off, telling the stories of Keiichi and the angelic “goddess” Belldandy as they grow closer and closer. Reprising their roles from season one are the original cast of English voice actors that fans have come to know and love!

What the Press Said:
“If you have ever been a fan of the Goddess adventures then picking up the latest series is a no-brainer.” DVD Talk

“Fans of the show will be very pleased by this release.” AnimeonDVD.com

The Story:
It's been almost a year since the Goddess Belldandy came to live with college student Keiichi Morisato, and he's almost gotten up the nerve to kiss her. Unfortunately, the encounter with the Lord of Terror damaged some of Yggdrasil's systems, and the contract binding Belldandy and Keiichi is among the lost data. The lovebirds can only hope the information can be retrieved before the Almighty One orders Belldandy back to Heaven. Naturally Skuld and Urd try to help, but it might be better if they didn't. Then, with Christmas at hand, Keiichi works himself to the bone to buy a present, and the rivalry with Sayoko may have driven Belldandy to drink?! What happens when a Goddess is (literally) drunk with power? Find out what happens next in Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy.

Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy vol.1 – Reunited, And It Feels So Good (RRP £19.99) is a DVD-only anamorphic release, including four episodes in English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include: commentary with Eileen Stevens (Belldandy) and Drew Aaron (Keiichi); production artwork; clean opening and closing animations; and ADV Previews.

Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy vol.1 – Reunited, And It Feels So Good
Running Time: 100mins
Street Date: 28/04/07
Format: DVD
BBFC Classification: PG
Cat#: DAMG001
RRP: £19.99

Further Sales Info: http://www.lacedigitalmediasales.com/products/DAMG001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEE THE MIRROR IMAGE IN KURAU: PHANTOM MEMORY!

DARK REFLECTIONS AS THE SERIES BUILDS UP FROM 28TH aPrIL 2008

BRIGHTON, UK, 14th APRIL 2008

ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce Kurau: Phantom Memory Vol.4: Mirror Image. Rynax are on the run from 28th April 2008.

From Studio BONES (RahXephon, Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka 7), 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: Standalone Complex 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.

What the Press Said:
“One of the most engaging, entertaining, and compelling anime I've seen all spring. Along with Coyote Ragtime Show and Utawarerumono, ADV Films has a trifecta of excellent shows this season worth watching.” The Anime Reviewer

“Well-plotted and good-looking, it … should win even more over with its heartfelt writing and storytelling.” Anime News Network

Kurau: Phantom Memory is currently at the top of my "must view" list of anime titles. Be prepared to enjoy some interesting concepts woven tightly into a cohesive plot that relies as much on the intelligent writing as the glamorous visuals and audio the show offers fans of the genre.” DVD Talk

“The show's greatest blessing so far is its unpredictability. It covers family drama, platonic love, cop-show action, playful leisure outings and outer-space adventure within the space of a few episodes, and it does so with a serious, focused narrative verve that's uncommon. It's impossible not to wonder what's coming next.”
Science Fiction Weekly

The Story:
A flight to sanctuary turns into triple jeopardy when Kurau and Christmas' shuttle is attacked twice; first by hijackers and then by the GPO! But surviving a three-sided battle in space and a blazing rain of burning wreckage is the least of what the Rynax pair must face, as a new being with powers equal to Kurau's own finally reveals itself… and it wants Christmas for its own! A return to a haven from Kurua's past becomes the launching point for a terrifying new odyssey as Kurau: Phantom Memory continues!

Kurau: Phantom Memory Vol.4: Mirror Image (RRP £19.99) is a DVD-only release, including four episodes in English 5.1- and Japanese 2.0-language, with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animations; Japanese CD spots; production artwork; glossary of key terms; and ADV Previews.

Kurau: Phantom Memory Vol.4 (of 6): Mirror Image
Running Time: 100 mins
Street Date: 28/04/07
Format: DVD
BBFC Classification: 12
Cat#: DKPM004
RRP: £19.99

Further Sales Info: http://www.lacedigitalmediasales.com/products/DKP004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PANIPONI DASH: DELINQUENT GENIUS CHALLENGES PTA!

BECKY TAKES ON THE PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION FROM 28TH aPrIL 2008

BRIGHTON, UK, 14th APRIL 2008

LDMS, in partnership with ADV Films, is pleased to offer the fifth volume of the hilarious Paniponi Dash on 28TH aPrIL 2008! Fans of Excel Saga and Azumanga Daioh will laugh out loud once more at this new show from Studios GANSIS and Shaft (Negima) and Director Akiyuki Shinobi (Petite Cossette). Join Becky, the gang, and one really depressed bunny as they get themselves into all sorts of trouble on and around campus.

What the Press Said:
“Paniponi … is actually funny… It's very easily comparable to Azumanga Daioh … with a bit of Excel Saga DNA spliced in” SFX Total Anime

“A colorful comedy packed with so many gags, it demands multiple viewings.” Anime News Network

“The kind of wacky, weird, and wonderful anime series that fans of movies and pop culture references will enjoy repeatedly.” DVD Talk

The Story:
What's worse than having a sick teacher? Having your sick teacher be a really cranky 11-year old - that's what. When the sick bug quarantines the whole school, both temperatures and tempers are rising to dangerously hilarious health levels. Things get even weirder when Ichijo electrocutes Himeko turning her into a world-conquering maniac, while the Drama Club and the Film Club finally come to blows in their longstanding war against each other. Later, when Becky doesn't show up for school, the girls decide to draft an imposter to replace her so she doesn't get in trouble with the most terrifying presence at the school - the dreaded PTA!

Paniponi Dash! vol.5: Delinquent Genius (RRP £19.99) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including four episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include: AD Vidnotes ™; the continuation of the video short “In Class With the Cast”; videos for “Yellow Vacation: Rei Version” and “Yellow Vacation: No. 6 Version”; a reversible cover, a booklet insert, plus clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Paniponi Dash! vol.5: Delinquent Genius
Running Time: 100mins
Street Date: 28/04/07
Format: DVD
BBFC Classification: 12
Cat#: DPPD005
RRP: £19.99

Further Sales Info: http://www.lacedigitalmediasales.com/products/DPPD005

About LDMS:
Lace DVD is the biggest independent DVD publisher in the UK. Its sales arm, Lace Digital Media Sales (LDMS), looks after all DVD sales for Lace DVD and our third party clients, which now numbers over twenty labels. Now in its 10th year of trading, the independent publisher is about to launch the Lace Media Group which offers creative, media, design, TV and live event services to the outside world.

LDMS Info and more HERE: http://www.lacedigitalmediasales.com/

About ADV Films:
ADV Films is the leading producer-distributor of Japanese animation (“anime”) in the western hemisphere, with the firm's holdings including such premier titles as Neon Genesis Evangelion, Samurai X, RahXephon, Hellsing, Full Metal Panic! and Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor. ADV Films also distributes select fine programming in other genres, including live-action science-fiction titles such as the legendary updated Gamera films.

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 first digital television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide via digital cable. A.D. Vision, Inc. maintains world headquarters in Houston, Texas, USA with additional offices in Tokyo and San Francisco.

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