Lady Death: The Motion Picture is Number One For October


Lady Death Leads Nielsen VideoScan Top Ten List

HOUSTON, December 13, 2004 – Continuing its reign of success, Lady Death: The Motion Picture, the original animated production from ADV Films, has been listed by Nielsen's Top Ten VideoScan as the number one selling Japanese animated DVD for the month of October.

The epic tale of a young woman's betrayal by the arch-demon Lucifer marks the first adaptation of an American comic book character by North America's largest producer and distributor of Japanese animation.

Lady Death: The Motion Picture was officially released nationwide on Tuesday, October 5th 2004 and in its first week of release broke many of ADV's customer's sell-through records for a new release title. In addition to holding the number one spot on's top seller list of anime DVDs for several weeks, Lady Death was also the top selling DVD release for ADV Films for the first 4 consecutive weeks since its release and continued to show high sales numbers throughout the month of November.

“ADV has always believed in Lady Death as the ultimate bad girl, so we are very excited to see that fans agree,” says John Ledford, President and C.E.O. of ADV Films.

“Producing a project as epic as Lady Death was a big change for ADV,” adds ADV co-founder, Matt Greenfield. “I think the whole production team deserves applause for bringing this project to fruition and I'm pleased that the legions of Lady Death fans are excited as well.”

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: 80 minutes
Age Rating: 17+
CAT: DLD/001
UPC: 702727054723
Pre-Book Date: 9/7/04
Street Date: 10/5/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

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