ADV Films Announces DNAngel Collector's Edition

HOUSTON, October 1, 2004— News flash! ADV Films advises all fans of fantasy and supernatural daring-do to grab their calendars and put a big red circle around November 9, 2004! That's the release date for DNAngel: The Dawn of Dark, the first volume of the star-crossed adventure series that puts a whole new twist on the classic themes of unrequited love and secret identity!

Directed by popular manga artist Yukiru Sugisaki and produced by Dentsu (Angelic Layer), Kadokawa Shoten (Full Metal Panic!), TV Tokyo (Cowboy Bebop) and Xebec (Sorcerer Hunters), this hit anime series is based on the wildly popular manga from Asuka Magazine in Japan.

Being a teenager is rough enough, but young Daisuke's got more troubles than any ten normal guys. Due to a strange quirk of genetics, Daisuke's been cursed with an ancient family affliction that's sure to put some major kinks in his relationship with the opposite sex. You see, whenever he becomes… enamored… with the object of his desires, Daisuke finds himself transformed into the legendary thief Phantom Dark! Unfortunately, the only way to return to his true form is for his true love to love Daisuke for himself; but when she's only got eyes for Dark, how can Daisuke compete with himself? Stealing the heart of one's true love has never been as complicated… or intriguing… as in The Dawn of Dark, the first scintillating volume of DNAngel!

Collector's Edition Available

DNAngel: The Dawn of Dark is available in two deluxe editions. The standard edition (SRP $29.98) is a DVD-only release containing 4 complete episodes, with both English 5.1 audio and the original Japanese 2.0 soundtrack with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening and closing animations, Voice Actor Commentary with Kevin Corn (Daisuke) and Vic Mignogna (Dark), Japanese Promo Trailer, Japanese TV Spots, Japanese In-Store Promo, “True Light” – The Creation of an Opening Theme and ADV previews.

DNAngel: The Dawn of Dark, Special Collector's Edition (SRP $39.98), contains all of the contents of the standard edition, plus a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork, sized to hold the entire seven volume series.

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 7
Running Time: 100 minutes
Rating: 13+
CAT: DDNA/001 (DVD) / DDNA/BX1 (Collector's Edition)
UPC: 702727087325 (DVD) / 702727088025 (Collector's Edition)
Pre-Book Date: 10/12/04
Street Date: 11/9/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98 (DVD) / $39.98 (Collector's Edition)

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