ADV Music Announces Anime X-Plode

Jun 23rd 2004


HOUSTON, June 23, 2004—ADV Music announces its first anime-inspired tribute compilation music CD, Anime X-PLODE™! With 10 red-hot tracks that span many music genres: Techno, Rock, Metal and Hip Hop, to name a few. This CD is a must-have for anime fans looking to expand their minds and musical taste.

The Anime X-Plode! compilation CD was the brainchild of Rod Boaz and Mike Eckart, co-founders of Elastic Media Corporation – an anime dubbing and music production company based in Los Angeles. During the process of working with a variety of voice actors and musicians, Boaz and Eckert noticed that many artists had an interest in anime that reached farther than simply ADR production. The firm first initiated the concept by asking members of the eclectic band Jambalaya to write a song based on the Gunparade March series, which Elastic Media was in the process of dubbing into English. The idea to make a compilation CD featuring American music inspired by the best in Japanese animation was born.

“The difficult part was choosing which cuts to showcase on this first volume. There was so much terrific material. We produced cuts and also accepted material from a lot of great bands. This is definitely a fantastic CD with many genres of music that everyone will enjoy” said Rod Boaz, Elastic Media's executive producer.

ADV Music and Elastic Media now present the first in a series of top-notch Anime inspired tribute CDs, Anime X-Plode!

Artist Title Inspiration Genre
1. Atom & Eve Who Do You Choose To Be Anime X-Plode! Theme Techno
2. Jenessy Breathing Under Water Beyblade Pop
3. Starchild High Life Stratos 4 Dance
4. Jambalaya Gunparade March Gunparade March Hip Hop
5. Kaleo Oceanic Blue Submarine No. 6 Hip Hop
6. Snapt Dying Day Jin Roh Metal
7. Rick Robles Happy Day Cowboy Bebop Rock
8. Elisa Fiorillo Change Demon Lord Dante R&B
9. 8th Day Fall Pass the Bones Vampire Hunter D Alternative Rock
10. Shawn Alexis Down Akira Folk Rock

Anime X-plode!Ô is a trademark of Elastic Media Corporation. For additional information, please visit

About ADV Music:

ADV Music is the music label under A.D. Vision, Inc., parent company to ADV Films, the # 1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S. ADV Films is known for its best-selling titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, RahXephon, Robotech, Full Metal Panic!, Hello Kitty and Azumanga Daioh. Parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc., publishes Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly magazine; operates the Anime Network™, broadcasting anime and anime-related programming via digital cable, 24 hours a day; runs ADV Manga, dedicated to publishing graphic novels; and directs 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

Pre-book: 6/15/04
Street Date: 7/13/04
Running Time: 10 tracks
Catalog: CD/010
UPC: 702727086823
Age Rating: N/A
Genre: Compilations
Format: CD
SRP: $14.98
CDN: $22.99

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