Guardians Of Order Acquires Evangelion RPG License

Mar 17th 2004
GUARDIANS OF ORDER ACQUIRES NEON GENESIS EVANGELION RPG LICENSE

Guardians Of Order, Inc., in association with ADV Films, announced
today that it will publish role-playing game fan guides based on the
outstandingly popular Japanese anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
The two-volume set of books, covering both the original television
series as well as the re-released directors' cuts, will debut
back-to-back in autumn 2004.
"Neon Genesis Evangelion is truly a prestigious addition to our strong
line of licensed anime guides for our Big Eyes, Small Mouth RPG," said
Guardians Of Order President, Mark C. MacKinnon, "and we are excited to
work with the talented and dedicated team at ADV Films. Based on one of
the most influential anime series of all time, the Evangelion set will
be our pinnacle anime resource books in 2004. Our guides will explore
the Evangelion series in vivid detail, featuring episode summaries,
character profiles, setting and theme analysis, role-playing character
sheets and rule mechanics, and hundreds of full-colour images. These
two volumes will be must-have companions to the anime series for both
BESM role-players and Neon Genesis Evangelion fans, and we look forward
to their release later this year."

Neon Genesis Evangelion
In the year 2015, the Angels — huge, tremendously powerful, alien war
machines — appear in Tokyo for the second time. The only hope for
Mankind's survival lies in the Evangelion units, humanoid fighting
machines developed by NERV, a special United Nations agency. Capable of
withstanding anything the Angels can dish out, the Evangelion's one
drawback lies in the limited number of people able to pilot them. Only
a handful of teenagers, all born fourteen years ago (nine months after
the Angels first appeared), are able to interface with the Evangelion.
One such teenager is Shinji Ikari, whose father heads the NERV team
that developed and maintains the Evangelion. Thrust into a maelstrom of
battle and events that he does not understand, Shinji is forced to
plumb the depths of his own inner resources for the courage and
strength to not only fight, but to survive … or risk losing everything.

Guardians Of Order
Founded in 1997, Guardians Of Order, Inc. is a Canadian publishing
company specialising in Japanese anime and superheroic role-playing
games, as well as licensed resource and reference books. In addition to
their Origins Award-nominated Big Eyes, Small Mouth anime RPG and
Silver Age Sentinels superhero RPG, they publish licensed fan guides
and RPGs based on: popular anime series (Neon Genesis Evangelion,
Trigun, Hellsing, Fushigi Yugi, The Slayers, and others); George R. R.
Martin's epic fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire (summer
2004); and DC Comics'/WildStorm's acclaimed superhero series, The
Authority and StormWatch (spring 2004). Guardians Of Order is
headquartered in Guelph, Ontario. For more information, contact
Guardians Of Order at [email protected], or visit the company's
website at http://www.guardiansorder.com.

ADV Films
In 1992, ADV Films began to forge the international market for
Japanese animation ("anime") by combining unique titles, outstanding
production values and efficient large-scale distribution. Today, ADV
Films is the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation to the North
American market, with the firm's holdings including such premier titles
as NOIR, Sailor Moon, Samurai X, Hello Kitty's Paradise, RahXephon,
Spriggan, Robotech, Full Metal Panic! and Neon Genesis Evangelion. In
addition, ADV Films' product line has expanded to include other forms
of genre programming, including live-action science fiction programs
Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Mutant X and The Jim Henson Company's
Farscape, and classic science fiction such as the updated Gamera
trilogy. ADV Films' parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc. also publishes
Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly in the
English-speaking world, and operates The Anime Network™, broadcasting
anime and anime-related programming via digital cable, 24 hours a day.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, with additional offices in the EU
and Japan, and distribution on four continents, ADV Films is fast
becoming an international entertainment powerhouse. For more
information, visit ADV Films on the web at http://www.advfilms.com.

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