ADV Announces Volume One of Wandaba Style


Wandaba Style is Go!

HOUSTON, January 11, 2005— The sky's the limit when a boy scientist decides to send a mission to the moon and inexplicably ends up with a crew made entirely of wannabe pop singers! No, this isn't what happens to the unfortunates who don't make it on American Idol TM, it's Wandaba Style: Rocket to Stardom, the first volume in the hilarious new animated series from ADV Films!

In space, no one can hear you scream, but that doesn't take into account the incredibly lung capacity of the girls of Mixed Juice. Will they go around the world in a daze, will someone fly them to the moon, or will they finally realize that their unscrupulous manager might not be such a nice guy after all? Find out what happens when airheads meet vacuum in Wandaba Style: Rocket to Stardom, blasting off January 18, 2005.

This out-of-this world comedy pays tribute to the television classic Thunderbirds as the zany scientist Dr. Tsukumo tries to propel the girls to the fame they crave. Created by Junzo Mutusuki (Devil Hunter Yokho), this hilarious sci-fi series is filled with zany humor, wacky inventions, and out-of-this-world action that is perfect for fans of Excel Saga and Puni Puni Poemy.

The sexy girls of the unknown J-pop band “Mixed Juice” are determined to make it to the top, and they'll do whatever it takes to get there! There's Sakura Haruno, a down-and-out child star who's resorted to selling her underwear on the internet; Himawari Natsuma, who works construction by day and sings enka ballads at night; Ayame Akimo, a ditsy young folk singer with an entourage of make-believe invisible fairies; and Yuri Fuyude, a rock singer who's too tough for her own good. When the down-on-their-luck band mates cross paths with Dr. Susumo Tsukumo, destiny takes a turn no one could have predicted. The girls team up with a genius mad scientist to become the first band on the moon. Will they be the hottest thing on the charts? Or, will they freeze to death in space?

Wandaba Style: Rocket to Stardom ($29.98 SRP) is a DVD-only release including four complete episodes presented in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation, production sketches, Wandaba factoids, ADR outtakes, audio commentary and 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 3
Running Time: 100 minutes
Rating: 13+
CAT: DWS/001
UPC: 702727094323
Pre-Book Date: 12/21/04
Street Date: 01/18/05
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

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