Heat Guy J Press Release

Two-Disc Collector's Box Rockets To DVD On July 29, Series Features Thrilling Animation And Stunning Art From The Creators Of Escaflowne

LONG BEACH, Calif. ?EThe action-packed thriller about a powerful android and his human partner who battle the mob will let loose into North America when Pioneer Entertainment releases Heat Guy J: Super Android on DVD July 29- only seven months after the hit series premiered on Japanese television! Created and directed by Kazuki Akane (Esacaflowne, Geneshaft), Heat Guy J offers sizzling action and drama aimed squarely at teenagers and older viewers. This sci-fi series also features striking character designs by Nobuteru Yukki (Esacaflowne, X The Movie) and a superior blend of 2D and 3D animation by the animation studio Satelight (Arjuna, Geneshaft). The two-disc Heat Guy J: Super Android Collector's Box features two discs, the first containing the first four thrilling episodes of the Heat Guy J series presented in anamorphic widescreen. The second bonus disc is fully loaded with bonus material including staff interviews, conceptual art, commercials, opening and ending animation, and more. The Collector's Box set is available for $39.98. A single disc DVD featuring the Heat Guy J: Super Android episodes is also available for $29.98 and the Heat Guy J soundtrack will be released on August 5 by Pioneer Entertainment.

Android J was secretly built by the government to be the partner of special agent Daisuke Aurora and to combat crime in the oceanic city-nation of Judoh. While J initially appears to be human, the illusion quickly disappears in clouds of scorching steam when he fights. The most dangerous criminals will soon find themselves on the run from the underground legend known as the Heat Guy!

Pioneer Entertainment (USA) Inc. (www.pioneer-ent.com) is a full-service producer and distributor of entertainment software including film, music, animation and television shows on VHS and DVD. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, Pioneer Entertainment is part of the Pioneer North American Group. Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation (NYSE: PIO), is recognized around the world for its position at the forefront of optical disc technology, car electronics and consumer entertainment. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide and over $5 billion in yearly sales worldwide, Pioneer operates facilities in Japan, Europe, the United States, Canada and Mexico.


Bender/Helper Impact
Pamela Grant
Sarah Gumina

Pioneer Entertainment
Mark Roche

Heat Guy J ?ESuper Android, Vol. 1

DVD Price: $39.98 DVD w/supplemental DVD and box
Catalog #: 12051
DVD Price: $29.98 DVD
Catalog #: 12052
Street: 7/29/03
Pre-order: 6/24/03
Running Time: 100
Rating: 13 & up (mature themes, adult situations)
Audio: Digital Hi-Fi Stereo
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: Optional English

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