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Upcoming releases

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Sources: Anime on DVD, Right Stuf Press releases.

TRSI has let us know that Starblazers Vol. #4 will arrive on 5/1. The 100 minute disc contains episodes 14-17 (dub only of course) and retails for 29.95$.

TRSI has also let us know that the Pioneer's upcoming Kishin Corps release (aka Geo-Armor) that's due on 5/22 has had a price increase from 24.95 to 34.95$. It would seem that this increase is due to the fact that Pioneer has decided to put Kishin Korps out as a 2 disc set, probably in order to maintain a better level of quality. This could also mean more extra features on the set.

TRSI is also listing the Hades Project Zeorymer Vol. #2 for 29.95$ due on 6/15 as well as the mini box set due out the same day with Vol. #1 and Vol. #2 for 49.95$ from DVD Ltd.

ADV has announced some new DVD release dates for Catalog titles. Martian Successor Nadesico Vol. #5 and Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. #7 will arrive on 5/29 and the first volume of Nadia is slated for 6/19.

Excerpts from press release:

Nadia - Secret of Blue Water: The Adventure Begins

ADV Films is proud to announce the home video and DVD of Nadia - Secret of Blue Water: The Adventure Begins, the latest children's animated title from the #1 distributor of Japanese animation in North America.

The World's Fair, Paris, 1889: a young inventor crosses paths with an enigmatic girl and her pet lion. Suddenly they find themselves pursued by a villainous trio intent upon stealing the magical Blue Water. Thus begins an epic adventure inspired by Jules Verne's masterpiece 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Join Nadia and Jean as they travel the high seas in search of Nadia's homeland and her past, their only clue the mysterious jewel Nadia wears. Can they unravel the Secret of the Blue Water before it is too late?

Nadia - Secret of Blue Water:The Adventure Begins
Running Time: 100 minutes; Age Rating: 12+

Pre-Book Date: 5/22/01
Street Date: 6/19/01

Format SRP
VHS $19.98
DVD $29.98

Martian Successor Nadesico: Secrets & Lies
SRP: $29.98
Pre-Book Date: 5/1/01
Street Date: 5/29/01
CAT# DND/005

Expect the unexpected as the revelations about the Jovians threaten to destroy the Nadesico. Even more gets revealed as the lovely ladies of the ship strip down to their bikinis for a decidedly non-military beauty contest! The fun and games turn deadly, however, when the Nadesico becomes the target of a new Jovian weapon and the entire pilot team starts seeing ghosts!

Martian Successor Nadesico: Friend or Foe?
Running Time: 60 minutes Age Rating: 12 yrs. +

Pre-Book Date: 5/1/01
Street Date: 5/29/01

Format SRP
VHS (English-Dubbed) $19.98
VHS (English Subtitles) $29.95

Armed with a horrifying new weapon, the Nadesico heads towards a decisive engagement with the Jovian forces, but the mission becomes a living nightmare when the pilot team starts seeing ghosts! Then a new hope for peace is sabotaged when an unexpected visitor arrives on the Nadesico and new revelations about the origin of the war leave the Nadesico and her crew in the hands of the enemy!

Neon Genesis Evangelion Collection 0:7 DVD
SRP: $29.98
Pre-Book Date: 5/1/01
Street Date: 5/29/01

The secret workings of NERV begin to become clear as SEELE mercilessly interrogates NERV's key personnel in a ruthless bid to uncover Gendo Ikari's real agenda! Later, Rei must make a terrible sacrifice in order to save NERV once more, but even as the survivors sift through the wreckage, a guilt-ridden Ritsuko summons Shinji and Misato to a secret chamber for an even more startling revelation!

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