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ADV Films Announces an October 12 Release Date for Peacemaker: Innocence Lost



HOUSTON, September 2, 2004 – ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., proudly announced today an October 12, 2004 release date for Peace Maker: Innocence Lost, a masterpiece by Gonzo Digimation (Hellsing, Full Metal Panic!, Blue Sub No. 6). Adapted from the popular manga, Peacemaker Kurogane, and declared by fans to hold the record of “most amount of blood from one sword slash,” Peace Maker is set in 19th century Japan at the beginning of the Meiji period. Fans of samurai action and intrigue can expect a mix of merciless action and hilarious comedy.

For 15-year-old Tetsunosuke Ichimura, childhood innocence has given way to a blinding thirst for revenge. Haunted by the vicious slaying of his parents, Tetsu decides to seek out the Shinsengumi, an elite group of swordsmen sworn to protect the capital. The Shinsengumi are engaged in a brutal conflict with the Choshu rebels, the same ruthless killers who murdered Tetsu's parents. In the name of justice – and against the will of his older brother – Tetsu desperately hopes to join the Shinsengumi.

But an incident late one night forces him to face reality. The Shinsengumi show themselves capable of the same brutality as his parents' murderers. Wading through a sea of espionage, intrigue, and flowing blood, the young boy must decide whether to shed his humanity and become a demon of the Shinsengumi, or to relinquish his hatred and become a Peace Maker in the spirit of his father. Revenge is sweet, but is it worth losing your soul?

Limited Collector's Edition Available with FREE Peacemaker Kurogane manga included!

The first volume, Peace Maker: Innocence Lost, is also available as a Collector's Edition, which includes the Volume 1 DVD, volume one of the Peacemaker Kurogane manga, and an attractive custom series art box to house the entire series (SRP $39.98).

Peace Maker: Innocence Lost (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including four complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation, production sketches, original Japanese television spots, reversible cover, production fold-out insert, and ADV Films 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 www.advfilms.com.

Volume: 1 of 7
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: 15+
CAT: DPCM/001 (DVD) / DPCM/BX1 (Collector's Edition)
UPC: 702727077425 (DVD) / 702727095924 (Collector's Edition)
Pre-Book Date: 9/14/04
Street Date: 10/12/04
Format: DVD / Collector's Edition
SRP: $29.98 (DVD) / $39.98 (Collector's Edition)

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