Magical Shopping Arcade Airs on G4TechTV

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi AIRS ON G4techTV!

HOUSTON, February 11, 2005—It's wacky, it's hilarious, and it's invading your television set! Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi is an out-of-this-world anime that you've gotta see! Check out the 13 episode series now on G4techTV's Anime Unleashed!

From GAINAX (Neon Genesis Evangelion) comes the hilarious adventure of Sasshi Imamiya and his best friend Arumi Asahina after they discover that their neighborhood shopping district is actually a portal to a series of parallel existences. Reality decides to take a vacation as Arumi and Sasshi suddenly find themselves in a world like their own… only not. And as they try to fight their way back to the real world, they'll face menacing mushrooms, big-breasted space pirates, killer kung-fu fighters, a tripped-out transvestite, and a sorcerer who seems to be in some sort of midlife crisis… and that's just the beginning!

“We're very excited for the opportunity to showcase Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi on G4techTv's Anime Unleashed. It's the perfect place to ‘unleash’ this wacky comedy, and we're sure fans of all ages will enjoy it,” says John Ledford, President and C.E.O of ADV Films.

They say there's no place like home, but this ain't exactly Oz, and it sure as heck ain't Kansas! Put the kids to bed, leave Toto with the neighbors and get ready to dive into the madcap, whacked-out world of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi on G4techTV! Check out their website at to find local listings, and to find out more about Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, check out ADV's official webpage at

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

About G4techTV:

Formed by the May 2004 merger of G4 and TechTV, G4techTV is the one and only 24-hour television network that is plugged into every dimension of games, gear, gadgets and gigabytes. The network is available in 50 million cable and satellite homes nationwide and airs 24 original series. Headquartered in Los Angeles, G4techTV is owned by Comcast Corporation, the leading cable company in the United States, serving approximately 21.4 million cable subscribers.

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