ADV Announces Nadesico: Essential Anime Vol. 3


HOUSTON, January 14, 2005 -- ADV Films is pleased to announce the January 25, 2005 DVD release of Martian Successor Nadesico: Essential Anime Collection, Volume 3, the final volume of the fan-centric animation series that is perfect for aficionados of both science fiction AND wacky comedy.

Voted the “Best Anime Show of All Time” by Japanese animation fans, Martian Successor Nadesico was produced by XEBEC (D.N. Angel, Sorcerer Hunters) and features character designs by Keiji Gotoh (Kiddy Grade, Sorcerer Hunters, Those Who Hunt Elves, Gate Keepers). Noted for its clever use of anime in-jokes that presaged the cult hit Excel Saga, this new Essential Anime release from ADV utilizes advancements in subtitle technology to reveal previously unseen animation footage that was blocked by overlays in all previous ADV releases!

The crew of the Nadesico, the most powerful ship in the fleet, has to be ready to fight anywhere, anytime and at a moment's notice. From harrowing rescue missions to fierce deadly battles against evil foes like the Jovians, this team always fights with fury and might. But what will they do when their main computer develops a mind of its own? And then, when things couldn't get any worse, the Gekiganger team takes and turns the universe upside down as the truth about the Jovians is revealed!

Martian Successor Nadesico: Essential Anime Collection, Volume 3 (SRP $19.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release which includes two discs containing eight complete episodes in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: character bios, production sketches, commentary with Tiffany Grant (Ryoko), Cynthia Martinex (Hikaru) and Jay Hickman (Aktsuki), clean opening and closing animations 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: 3 of 3
Running Time: 200 minutes
Rating: 12+
CAT: DND/030
UPC: 702727104329
Pre-Book Date: 12/28/04
Street Date: 01/25/05
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98

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