Company Example - A.D. Vision

Foundation date: 1992-08

Founders: John Ledford
Matt Greenfield

Key Employees: John Ledford - CEO


Mailing address: 5750 Bintliff Dr.,
Suite 210
Houston, TX 77036 USA

A.D. Vision is the parent company of ADV Films, Newtype USA, The Anime Network and ADV Manga. A.D. Vision also operated the Soft Cel Pictures label, which released pornographic anime (hentai), however this label was closed down in 2005 and many of its titles transfered to The Right Stuf International's Critical Mass label.

A.D. Vision is one of two major anime companies that has its own in-house anime studio (the other company being Funimation). Their first in-house studio was named "Industrial Smoke and Mirrors" (ISM) and was operated in Houston. Their second dubbing studio, Monster Island, was opened in Austin Texas. In 2005 Monster Island was closed down with all their dubbing centralized at ISM, which was renamed ADV Studios.

When the company was first founded in 1992, videos were released under the A.D. Vision label, however these were later moved to ADV Films.

Although company officials often joke that the initials are a secret, A.D. stand for "Animation Dubbing."

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Credits under the name "AD Vision"

Newtype USA- Publisher (2002-2008)


ADV Films

Foundation date: 1992 [edit|Probable]
Mailing address: Customer Service
(713) 341-7100 Option 1
(713) 341-7195 (fax) [edit|Probable]
ADV Films is the video label of A.D. Vision, Inc. [edit|Probable]
(Other information):
They pay $1 million to $2.6 million for the distrobution rights for a series.
$500,000 to $5 million for a movie.
Sound costs $10,000 to $20,000 for 1/2 hr. worth of sound.
They've got 400 voice actors on the payroll.
Only used up about $50 million to start the Anime Network. Most cable channels use $100 million.
1500+ anime titles
Main competition is cartoon network, whose lineup is actually 25% anime. [edit|Probable|Accept]

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Anime which this company has licensed:
009-1 (TV)
5 Centimeters Per Second (movie)
801 T.T.S. Airbats (OAV)
A Tree of Palme (movie)
Abashiri Family (OAV)
AD Police (TV)
Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy (TV)
Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedding Peach DX (OAV)
Air (TV)
Air (movie)
Air Gear (TV)
Air In Summer (special)
All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku (OAV)
All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku DASH! (OAV)
Angelic Layer (TV)
Aquarian Age - Sign for Evolution (TV)
Arc the Lad (TV)
Area 88 (OAV)
Area 88 (TV)
Aura Battler Dunbine (TV)
Azumanga Daioh (TV)
Azumanga Daioh - The Very Short Movie
BASToF Syndrome (Korean TV)
Battle Angel (OAV)
Best Student Council (TV)
Birth (OAV)
Bite Me! - Chameleon (OAV)
Black Lion (OAV)
Blade of the Phantom Master (movie)
Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma (OAV)
Blue Seed (TV)
Blue Seed Beyond (OAV)
Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (TV)
Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2041 (TV)
Burn Up Excess (TV)
Burn Up W (OAV)
Burn Up! (OAV)
Capricorn (OAV)
Casshan: Robot Hunter (OAV)
Chance! Pop Sessions (TV)
Chrono Crusade (TV)
City Hunter (TV)
City Hunter 2 (TV)
City Hunter 3 (TV)
City Hunter: .357 Magnum (movie)
City Hunter: Bay City Wars (OAV)
City Hunter: Goodbye my Sweetheart (special)
City Hunter: Million Dollar Conspiracy (OAV)
City Hunter: The Secret Service (special)
Colorful (TV)
Comic Party Revolution (OAV)
Compiler (OAV)
Compiler 2 (OAV)
Cosplay Complex (OAV)
Coyote Ragtime Show (TV)
Cromartie High School (TV)
Crying Freeman (OAV)
Cyberteam in Akihabara (TV)
D.N.Angel (TV)
Dai-Guard (TV)
Dark Warrior (OAV)
Dark Water (live-action movie)
Debutante Detective Corps (OAV)
Delinquent in Drag (OAV)
Detective Loki (TV)
Devil Hunter Yohko (OAV)
Devil Lady (TV)
Devil May Cry (TV)
Diamond Daydreams (TV)
Dirty Pair Flash (OAV)
Dirty Pair Flash 1 (OAV)
Dirty Pair Flash 2 (OAV)
Dirty Pair Flash 3 (OAV)
Dirty Pair Flight 005 Conspiracy (OAV)
Dirty Pair OAV
Dirty Pair OAV 1
Dirty Pair: Affair on Nolandia (OAV)
Dirty Pair: Project Eden (movie)
Divergence Eve (TV)
Doomed Megalopolis (OAV)
Dragon Half (OAV)
Dragon Pink (OAV)
Dragoon (OAV)
E's Otherwise (TV)
Eden's Bowy (TV)
Elfen Lied (TV)
Ellcia (OAV)
End of Summer (OAV)
Excel Saga (TV)
Farscape: The Animated Series (U.S. TV)
Final Fantasy: Unlimited (TV)
Fire Emblem (OAV)
Five Star Stories (OAV)
Full Metal Panic! (TV)
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (TV)
Galaxy Fraulein Yuna (OAV)
Galaxy Fraulein Yuna Returns (OAV)
Gantz (TV)
Gasaraki (TV)
Gatchaman (TV)
Generator Gawl (TV)
Genesis Climber Mospeada (TV)
Gensomaden Saiyuki: Requiem (movie)
Getbackers (TV)
Getter Robo: Armageddon (OAV)
Ghost Stories (TV)
Gilgamesh (TV)
Girl From Phantasia (OAV)
Godannar (TV)
Golden Boy (OAV)
Gravion (TV)
Gravion Zwei (TV)
Grrl Power (OAV)
Gunsmith Cats (OAV)
Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (TV)
Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick (TV)
Hanappe Bazooka (OAV)
Happy Lesson (TV)
Happy Lesson (OAV)
Hello Kitty (TV)
Hello Kitty and Friends (TV)
Hello Kitty's Animation Theater (TV)
Hello Kitty's Paradise (TV)
Iczelion (OAV)
Innocent Venus (TV)
Jing: King of Bandits (TV)
Jinki:Extend (TV)
Kaleido Star (TV)
Kaleido Star: New Wings Extra Stage (OAV)
Kanon (TV 2/2006)
Kekko Kamen (OAV)
Keroro Gunso (TV)
Kidou Shinsengumi Moeyo Ken (TV)
Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning (movie)
Kimera (OAV)
King of Bandit Jing in Seventh Heaven (OAV)
Kino's Journey (TV)
Kurau: Phantom Memory (TV)
Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora (TV)
Lady Death (U.S. movie)
Le Chevalier D'Eon (TV)
Legend of Crystania (OAV)
Legend of Crystania - The Motion Picture
Legend of the Mystical Ninja (TV)
Let's Dance With Papa (TV)
Lost Universe (TV)
Luna Varga (OAV)
Maburaho (TV)
Madlax (TV)
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (TV)
Magical Twilight (OAV)
Magical Witchland (ONA)
Magikano (TV)
Mahou Yuugi 3D (OAV)
MAPS (OAV 1994)
Marine Boy (TV)
Martian Successor Nadesico (TV)
Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture - Prince of Darkness
Master of Mosquiton (OAV)
MazinKaiser (OAV)
Medabots (TV)
Medarot Damashii (TV)
Megaman (U.S. TV)
Megaman: Upon a Star (OAV)
Megami Paradise (OAV)
Megazone 23 (OAV)
Megazone 23 Part II (OAV)
Megazone 23 Part III (OAV)
Mezzo (TV)
Michel (Korean TV)
Mighty Space Miners (OAV)
Misaki Chronicles (TV)
Miyuki-chan In Wonderland (OAV)
Moeyo Ken (OAV)
Monster Rancher (TV)
Moonlight Mile (TV)
Mutineer's Moon (TV)
My Beautiful Girl Mari (Korean movie)
My Dear Marie (OAV)
Nadia - Secret of Blue Water (TV)
Nadia of the Mysterious Seas (movie)
Najica Blitz Tactics (TV)
Nanaka 6/17 (TV)
Neo Ranga (TV)
Neo-Tokyo (movie)
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV)
Neon Genesis Evangelion (live-action movie)
Nerima Daikon Brothers (TV)
New Angel (OAV)
New Cutey Honey (OAV)
New Fist of the North Star (OAV)
Ninja Resurrection (TV)
Ninja Resurrection (OAV)
Noir (TV)
Nuku Nuku (TV)
Nurse Witch Komugi (OAV)
Nurse Witch Komugi (special)
Once Upon a Time [Windaria] (movie)
Orphen (TV)
Orphen: The Revenge (TV)
Pani Poni Dash! (TV)
Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat (TV)
Panzer Dragoon (OAV)
Papuwa (TV)
Parasite Dolls (OAV)
Peacemaker (TV)
Petite Princess Yucie (TV)
Plastic Little (OAV)
Power Dolls (OAV)
Power Stone (TV)
Prefectural Earth Defense Force (OAV)
Pretear (TV)
Princess Minerva (OAV)
Princess Nine (TV)
Princess Tutu (TV)
Project Blue Earth SOS (TV)
Pumpkin Scissors (TV)
Puni Puni Poemy (OAV)
Queen Emeraldas (OAV)
RahXephon (TV)
RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio (movie)
Rail of the Star - A True Story of Children (movie)
Red Garden (TV)
Rei Rei (OAV)
Robotech (U.S. TV)
Ruin Explorers (OAV)
Rune Soldier (TV)
Sailor Moon (TV)
Sailor Moon R (TV)
Saint Seiya (TV)
Saiyuki (TV)
Sakura Diaries (OAV)
Sakura Wars (TV)
Sakura Wars (OAV)
Sakura Wars 2 (OAV)
Samurai Gun (TV)
Samurai Shodown: The Motion Picture
Samurai X: Reflection (OAV)
Samurai X: The Motion Picture
Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal (OAV)
Shadow Skill - Eigi (TV)
She and Her Cat (OAV)
SHINOBI (live-action movie)
Shuten Doji-The Star Hand Kid (OAV)
Sin: The Movie
Sister Princess (TV)
Slayers - The Motion Picture
Slayers Excellent (OAV)
Slayers Gorgeous (movie)
Slayers Great (movie)
Slayers Premium (movie)
Slayers Return (movie)
Slayers Special (OAV)
Sol Bianca (OAV)
Sonic Soldier Borgman: Last Battle (OAV)
Sonic Soldier Borgman: Lover's Rain (movie)
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie
Sorcerer Hunters (TV)
Sorcerer Hunters OAV
Sorcerer on the Rocks (OAV)
Soul Hunter (TV)
Spectral Force (OAV)
Spriggan (movie)
Steam Detectives (TV)
Steel Angel Kurumi (TV)
Steel Angel Kurumi 2 (TV)
Steel Angel Kurumi Encore (OAV)
Street Fighter (U.S. TV)
Suikoden Demon Century (OAV)
Sukeban Deka (OAV)
Super Atragon (OAV)
Super Duper Sumos (U.S. TV)
Super GALS (TV)
Super Milk-chan (TV)
Tattoon Master (OAV)
Tekken: The Motion Picture
Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann (TV)
The Adventures of Kotetsu (OAV)
The Fuccons (live-action TV)
The Place Promised in Our Early Days (movie)
The Princess Blade (live-action movie)
The Samurai (OAV)
The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross (TV)
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (TV)
The Super Milk-chan Show (TV)
The Wallflower (TV)
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (TV)
Those Who Hunt Elves (TV)
Those Who Hunt Elves 2 (TV)
Tokyo Majin (TV)
Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpucho: Tou 2nd Act (TV)
Tournament of the Gods: Title Match (OAV)
UFO Princess Valkyrie: SPECIAL (OAV)
UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie (TV)
UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie 2 (TV)
UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie 3 (OAV)
Ushio & Tora (OAV)
Utawarerumono (TV)
Variable Geo (OAV)
Venus Versus Virus (TV)
Voices of a Distant Star (OAV)
Wandaba Style (TV)
Wedding Peach (TV)
Welcome to the NHK (TV)
Wild Arms - Twilight Venom (TV)
Wonderful (TV)
Xenosaga: The Animation (TV)
You're Under Arrest Specials
You're Under Arrest: The Movie
Yugo the Negotiator (TV)
Yumeria (TV)
Zaion: I Wish You Were Here (TV)
Zone of the Enders (TV)
Zone of the Enders: Idolo (OAV)

Anime with which this company was otherwise involved:
AD Police (TV) : Production
Appleseed: Ex Machina (movie) : Dubbing
Azumanga Daioh - The Very Short Movie : Distributor
Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (TV) : Distributor
Burn Up W (OAV) : Distributor
Chance! Pop Sessions (TV) : Production
Devil Hunter Yohko (OAV) : Production
Doomed Megalopolis (OAV) : DVD Production
Dragon Knight: The Wheel of Time (OAV) : Released by
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (TV) : Production, Subtitles
Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (TV) : Production
Iczelion (OAV) : Released by
Kaleido Star (TV) : Co-Production
Kaleido Star: New Wings Extra Stage (OAV) : Co-Production
Miyuki-chan In Wonderland (OAV) : Released by
Monster Rancher (TV) : DVD Production
Neon Genesis Evangelion (live-action movie) : Production
Omishi Magical Theater Risky Safety (TV) : DVD Distribution
Robotech II: The Sentinels (U.S. movie) : Distributor
Samurai Gun (TV) : Production
Sin: The Movie : Production
The Adventures of Kotetsu (OAV) : Production
The Wallflower (TV) : Distributor

SoftCel Pictures

Originally a division of AD Vision, softcell was ADV Hentai line. It was later spun off into it's own independent corporation in 2003 and continued operation until 2005. From 2003 to 2005 AD Vision's official stance was that Softcel Pictures was a different company not related to ADV Films.

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