ADV Films Announces Release Date for First Volume of Get Backers


HOUSTON, June 21, 2004—ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., has set a street date of August 24, 2004 for the DVD release of Get Backers: G & B on the Case, the first exciting and comical volume in this action-packed series .

The Get Backers volumes are based on the hit manga by Rando Ayamine and Yuya Aoki as seen in Weekly Shonen Magazine (Japanese). The high stakes action scenes were animated by Studio Deen , who's brought fans popular films like King of Bandit Jing and Cowboy Bebop.


Everyone knows the feeling of coming home and finding their home broken into. Your possessions thrown around, dresser drawers are ransacked and everything you own has the unmistakable feel of a stranger's fingers on them. Then you realize some of your belongings are missing. Don't despair, call Ban and Ginji, the Get Backers. They'll dodge bullets, go up against evil foes and risk their lives to get back your stuff. They're one phone call away, and they're ready to take your case!

Limited Collector's Edition Available!

The first volume of Get Backers is also available as a Collector's Edition, which includes the Volume 1: G & B on the Case DVD and an attractive custom series art box to house volumes 1-5 (SRP $39.98).

Get Backers: G & B on the Case (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including five complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation, a production sketches, behind the scenes, commentaries and ADV previews.

About ADV Films:

In the 12 years since its inception, ADV Films has become the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation (“anime”) for the North American market and has also developed a leadership position in the UK. With best-selling titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, RahXephon, Robotech, Full Metal Panic!, Hello Kitty and Azumanga Daioh, ADV Films' extensive catalog is fueling the popularity of anime around the globe. ADV Films' library also includes popular live-action science fiction programs such as The Jim Henson Company's Farscape, the nationally syndicated Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda and the Saturn Award-nominated Mutant X.

Parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc., encompasses a multitude of complementary media divisions, spanning publishing, television, licensing and merchandising and continues to expand into new areas. Its Anime Network™ is America's first and only television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide via digital cable 24 hours a day. The company has two publishing arms: Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly magazine, and ADV Manga, dedicated to publishing graphic novels. Most recently, the company formed ADV Toys, creating exclusive toys and collectible merchandise based upon the company's extensive original content holdings. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit

Volume: 1 of 10
Running Time: 125 Minutes
Age Rating: 15+
CAT: DGBK/001 (DVD), DGBK/BX1 (Collector's Edition)
UPC: 702727084720 (DVD), 702727086922 (Collector's Edition)
Pre-Book Date: 7/27/04
Street Date: 8/24/04
Format: DVD, Collector's Edition
SRP: $29.98 (DVD); $39.98 (Collector's Edition)

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