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ADV Films Announces October 19 Release Dates


HOUSTON, September 14, 2004—ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., today announced its October 19, 2004 street dates.


ADV Films has set a street date of October 19, 2004 for the DVD release of Get Backers: Find the Fine Arts, the second exciting and comical volume in this action-packed series. Two continually broke guys who seem to always be down on their luck, Ginji Amano and Ban Midou have made it their calling to retrieve items that have been stolen or lost, for a price of course. Though they appear to be a normal duo, Ginji and Ban both have powers that allow them to take on impressive enemies. They'll dodge bullets, defeat supernatural enemies, even risk their own deaths, whatever it takes.

The Get Backers volumes are based on the hit manga by Rando Ayamine and Yuya Aoki as seen in Weekly Shōnen 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.

The Get Backers have proven themselves time and time again, so finding a rare violin should be a snap, right? Well, not if the violin's been taken by a young crime lord who's hired one of Ginji's old gang members to protect it AND has a pair of sibling assassins waiting in the wings. (And we won't even mention the Undead.) Next up: a mysterious art thief who's teamed up with Himiko to steal a priceless Van Gogh. As usual, things aren't quite what they seem on this job, but what're a couple of down on their luck recovery guys to do? Don't miss the mayhem as the Get Backers Find The Fine Arts!

Get Backers: Find the Fine Arts (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, production sketches, behind the scenes, commentaries and ADV previews.

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).

Volume: 2 of 10
Running Time: 125 Minutes
Age Rating: 15+
UPC: 702727084829
Pre-Book Date: 9/21/04
Street Date: 10/19/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98


ADV Films today announced an October 19, 2004 street date for the Spanish DVD and VHS release of El Paraíso de Hello Kitty: Compartir y Cuidar (Hello Kitty's Paradise: Share and Care), the third delightful volume in this animated series for fans of all ages.

Hello Kitty, the flagship brand of Sanrio, is loved and enjoyed by people of all ages around the world, and has a multi-million dollar retail presence with strong appeal for fans of Barbie Fantasy Tales Collection, Disney classics and Strawberry Shortcake.

Follow the adventures of Hello Kitty, her twin sister Mimmy and their friends from school. Hello Kitty's Paradise is a joyful take on childhood adventures, with a healthy smattering of educational content about such important skills as sharing, having good table manners, writing letters and being polite.

El Paraíso de Hello Kitty: Compartir y Cuidar (DVD $14.98 SRP; VHS $9.98 SRP) is a DVD and VHS release, containing eight episodes in Spanish 2.0 language audio. VHS and DVD extras include loads of fun games throughout, including such diversions as “Kitty's Caterpillar Quiz,” “Guess the Shape” and “Animals! Animals!” The DVD edition also includes a special extra insert.

Volume: 3 of 4
Running Time: 90 minutes
Age Rating: All
CAT: DHKS/003 (DVD), VHKS/003 (VHS)
UPC: 702727091223 (DVD), 702727080630 (VHS)
Pre-Book Date: 9/21/04
Street Date: 10/19/04
Format: DVD, VHS
SRP: $14.98 (DVD), $9.98 (VHS)


ADV Films is pleased to announce an October 19, 2004 street date for the DVD release of the fifth volume of BASToF Syndrome: Past Echoes

BASToF Syndrome is ADV Films' first Korean produced anime series. The ultimate video game is here, letting players battle it out with giant robotic warriors in a cyber world! Something is wrong, however. Damage happening inside the game is somehow bleeding over to the real world. Enter the Dream Team, three of the best gamers out there, who have been given the daunting task to solve this mystery. This captivating series is sure to be the ultimate hit for anime and video game fans across the board.

One player has been hospitalized, two robots have been destroyed and now Moderato has turned his back on his own creation. But the Mayor needs the game to bypass Pluto's locks, and Riddle has her own reasons to unearth the PX-1 file. As the stakes become higher, memories begin to resurface and the possibility of all out war looms on the horizon. The city hovers on the brink of destruction in the latest stunning volume of BASToF Syndrome!

BASToF Syndrome: Past Echoes (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including four complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Korean 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation and ADV previews.

Volume: 5 of 6
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: 12+
UPC: 702727075322
Pre-Book Date: 9/21/04
Street Date: 10/19/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

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.

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