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A.D. Vision

Foundation date: 1992-08
Mailing address: 5750 Bintliff Dr.,
Suite 210
Houston, TX 77036 USA
A.D. Vision is the parent company of ADV Films, The Anime Network and ADV Manga as well as the publisher of PiQ magazine (pronounced 'peek'). A.D. Vision also operated the SoftCel 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.

From March 2002 to February 2008, A.D. Vision published Newtype USA, an English language version of the popular Japanese anime magazine. The magazine was canceled in early 2008 and replaced by PiQ.

A.D. Vision is one of two major anime companies that has its own in-house dubbing 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, the A.D. in A.D. Vision stand for "Animation Dubbing."

Business-wise, A.D. Vision was partnered with Sojitz Corporation (through Japan Content Investments), Development Bank of Japan and The KlockWorx Group. In 2008, Sojitz Corporation withdrew their support of A.D. Vision, resulting in the transfer of 30 anime titles to FUNimation Entertainment.
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Anime Central 2008 (May 20, 2008)
Otakon 2006 (Aug 5, 2006)
ADV Teams up with Sojitz (Jun 27, 2006)
ADV Hiring (Sep 27, 2005)
ADV Offices Closed (Sep 22, 2005)
Kamikazecon (Mar 27, 2005)
ADV Layoffs Confirmed (Mar 16, 2005)
Anime USA (Nov 13, 2004)
Anime Expo Awards (Jul 19, 2004)
Gantz Licensing Heats Up? (Jun 30, 2004)
ADV Manga now official (Aug 2, 2003)
The Anime Network Expands (Apr 16, 2003)
AnimeNEXT 2003 Details (Mar 18, 2003)
AX 2002: ADV Panel (Jul 10, 2002)
Macross Ramifications (Feb 28, 2002)
English AD Police Site (Feb 25, 2002)
More top Anime (Oct 31, 2001)
ADV Films Hiring (Oct 3, 2001)
Getter Robo DVD Problems (Jul 25, 2001)
Samurai X MP DVD Exchange (May 12, 2001)
Release Dates (Dec 17, 2000)
DVD Newsbriefs (Nov 17, 2000)
Anime is Fine Art (Sep 21, 2000)
Anime Newsbriefs: (Sep 16, 2000)
ADV Announcements (Mar 14, 2000)
Kenshin Details (Feb 15, 2000)
Otakon 98 Wrap-Up (Aug 15, 1998)
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[Newtype USA]

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