ADV Films Announces RahXephone: The Movie


HOUSTON, May 24, 2004— ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., has set a July 20, 2004 street date for the DVD release of RahXephon: The Motion Picture, the quintessential mecha anime returns to take excited fans by storm, and the RahXephon: The Motion Picture limited edition collector's box set.

RahXephon was created and directed by Yutaka Izubuchi (Gasaraki, the Gundam franchise), and produced by Bones (Angelic Layer, Cowboy Bebop), Victor Entertainment (Noir) and Fuji TV (Astro Boy, Battle of the Planets). The RahXephon series debuted on Japanese TV in 2002 and became an immediate sensation, with fierce action and the multilayered complexity of the plot and characters drawing in viewers by the tens of thousands.

“RahXephon is one of the more complex series that I've had the pleasure of watching throughout 2003 and one that I'm eager to revisit… Very highly recommended,” said Anime on DVD.

The Story:

Return to the world of RahXephon, where humans and Mu fight for dominance over a shattered Earth, and giant statues are the ultimate weapons. Where music forms the fabric of the universe and the link between two hearts is the thread upon which the fate of humanity hangs. It is still a love story, but it is not the same story. Not exactly. Prepare for new visions and new revelations, as the other side of RahXephon is finally revealed.

RahXephon: The Motion Picture (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, containing a 120-minute feature in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 language versions with English subtitles. Extras includes an 10-page RahXephon booklet and ADV previews.

Collector's Edition Available!

RahXephon: The Motion Picture also is available as a Collector's Edition which includes a beautifully durable custom series art box sized to fit the TV series (Volumes 1-7) and the movie, plus a 52-page booklet (SRP $44.98).

About ADV Films:

ADV Films is the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation (“anime”) for the North American market with best-selling titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, RahXephon, Robotech, Full Metal Panic!, Hello Kitty and Azumanga Daioh. ADV Films' product line also includes live-action science fiction programs including The Jim Henson Company's Farscape. Parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc., publishes Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly magazine, and operates Anime Network™, broadcasting anime and anime-related programming via digital cable, 24 hours a day. Headquartered in Houston and with additional offices in Europe and Japan, the company operates ADV Manga, dedicated to publishing graphic novels, and ADV Toys, a new division that creates exclusive toys and collectible merchandise based upon the company's extensive original content holdings. For more information, visit

Running Time: 120 minutes
Age Rating: 15
CAT: DRX/008 (The Motion Picture), DRX/BX2 (Collector's Box)
UPC: 702727087127 (The Motion Picture), 702727094729 (Collector's Box)
Pre-Book Date: 6/22/04
Street Date: 7/20/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98 (The Motion Picture), $44.98 (Collector's Box)

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