ADV Films Announces My Dear Marie on DVD for the First Time


HOUSTON, August 17, 2004—ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., is excited to announce another first… the first American DVD release of the anime cult classic My Dear Marie. With a street date of September 28, 2004, this wild and wacky collection of original animation videos proves that with a little perseverance you don't have to go to Stepford to get the perfect girl.

Based on the popular manga by Takeuchi Sakura and directed by Tomomi Mochizuki (Princess Nine and Dirty Pair Flash), My Dear Marie has been hailed as a must-see for the romantically impaired ever since its initial release on VHS by ADV Films. Now, at long last, anime fans everywhere will finally get their heart-springs re-wound as this timeless masterpiece about a clueless guy and his clockwork girl returns for a much-anticipated deluxe DVD treatment. Prepare to meet the ultimate household appliance in a love story full of crossed circuits in My Dear Marie!

Ever met the perfect girl, but she already had a boyfriend? Well why not just build your own? An amateur mad scientist attempts to build a robotic duplicate of his dream girl, and Marie is the result. As you can probably guess, there are some unexpected complications. Stay tuned for mayhem and disaster!

My Dear Marie (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including three complete episodes in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 language versions, with English subtitles. 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: 90 Minutes
Age Rating: 15+
CAT: DMD/001
UPC: 702727090028
Pre-Book Date: 8/31/04
Street Date: 9/28/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

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