ADV Films Announces First Volume of Panyo Panyo Digit Charat


HOUSTON, April 19, 2004—ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., today announced a June 8, 2004 release date for Nyo!, the first volume of the hilarious series Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat.

Comprised of 48 six-minute episodes, Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat is a loosely-structured tale of a young princess named Dejiko who devotes her time to making people happy. A cast of friends and other characters are along for the ride, of course. Throughout the title, the emphasis is on great fun, and on an ever-growing series of in-jokes.

The anime series Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat began with the manga artist Kage Donbo's artwork of a small, big-eyed catgirl and her dubious sidekick, a floating yellow blob. These two soon became the mascots of the popular chain of stores in Japan, “Gamers,” which specializes in gaming and anime merchandise. The public instantly fell in love with the mascots and today Dejiko's face is probably one of the most recognizable characters ever created in the world of anime.

The Story

Princess Dejiko has a mission: to make everyone on her planet happy. Whether she comes across a sleepy baker, a famous film director, a time traveler or a starving artist, Dejiko and her friends are always ready to help. But will the evil Deji Devil find a way to stop her? Will his sidekick Piyoko ruin Dejiko's career as an actress? Will Dejiko ever be able to tell her friends that she's really a princess?

Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat: Nyo! (SRP $29.98) is a DVD-only release, containing three complete episodes comprised of four mini-episodes each. Includes both English 5.1- and Japanese 2.0-language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: bonus sticker sheet; production sketches; clean opening and closing animation; original Japanese promos; voice actress commentary by Luci Christian (“Dejiko”); and ADV previews.

About 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 ,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 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

Running Time: 85 minutes
Age Rating: All
Pre-Book Date: 5/11/04
Street Date: 6/8/04
Genre: Comedy
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

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