ADV Films Announces Release Date for Neo Tokyo

HOUSTON, July 13, 2004—ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., has set a street date of September 14, 2004 for the DVD release of Neo Tokyo, a brilliant collection of anime gems created by world-class visionaries at the top of their game.

Neo Tokyo is a stunning masterpiece from the brainchild of legendary anime, producer Masao Maruyama (Tokyo Godfathers). This incredible DVD showcases the remarkable talents of Rintaro (Metropolis), Yoshiyaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll) and Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) in three highly individual short films held together by the thread of the fantastic.

Rintaro's Labyrinth Labyrinthos is an elegant fantasy exploring a little girl's impressionable imagination. Kawajiri's The Running Man, as seen on MTV®, is a high-octane futuristic thriller revolving around a deadly Formula-1 race. And Otomo's Construction Cancellation Order is a Bradbury-esque allegory speculating on the dangers of man's over-reliance with technology.

Neo Tokyo (SRP $24.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including three short films in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 language versions, with English subtitles. Included extras are 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 1
Running Time: 50 Minutes
Age Rating: 15+
CAT: DNT/001
UPC: 702727094828
Pre-Book Date: 8/17/04
Street Date: 9/14/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $24.98

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