ADV Announces June 14 Releases


HOUSTON, May 27, 2005—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce the release of Maburaho 2 and the live action thriller Guns and Talks set to hit the streets on June 14!


Hexed, Vexed and Oversexed - That Spells Trouble!

ADV Films conjures big up laughs on June 14, when the second volume in the sexy magical comedy series Maburaho, Magic and Mayhem, hits stores everywhere.

Maburaho is the new magical comedy series directed by Shinichiro Kimura (Cosplay Complex, Burn Up! Excess). Kazuki ranks at the bottom of his class at wizard school. Worse, he can only use his magic eight times his entire life before turning to dust. But while Kazuki's magic may not be top notch, his future child is destined to be the greatest magician of all time, making him the target of three hotties determined to bear his child.

Synopsis: Of the eight magic spells Kazuki had, only five remain. But while Yuna, Kuriko and Rin scramble to outdo each other and grab a piece of the Shikimori action, an old childhood friend of Kazuki's arrives! Is she a new rival? Can Kazuki control the urge to use magic and allow his genes to live on for another day? Will fate intervene before the girls have their way with him?

Maburaho: Magic & Mayhem (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 5 – 8, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a production art gallery, “The Art of Maburaho,” as well as commentary by Blake Shephard (Kazuki) and Luci Christian (Chihaya), plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Still Available!

The Maburaho Collectors Box is still available. This special collectors edition contains the first volume of Maburaho in a custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire series (SRP $39.98).

DVD Product Details

Volume: 2 of 7
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: TV 14 (S, D)
CAT: DMB/002
UPC: 702727123528
Pre-Book Date: 5/17/2005
Street Date: 6/14/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


Get Ready For A Bloody Mess!

ADV Films is proud to present Guns & Talks, the blood-drenched laugh fest everyone is talking about! This is, without a doubt, the funniest assassination action comedy buddy picture to come out of Korea in years, and it can be yours on June 14!

Featuring an all-star cast of Korea's top actors, including Shin Hyun-joon, Jung Jin-young, Jung Jae-young, Shin Ha-gyoon and Won Bin, Guns & Talks was one of Korea's top-grossing films in 2001. A winning combination of action, humor, and romance sets this film apart from the pack. “Guns and Talks is something Asian movie lovers cannot miss out on!” –

Synopsis: There's only one rule in business – don't get personal. So when four freelance killers let the ladies get in the way of their bread and butter, the bottom line becomes deadly. Their clients grow impatient, the D.A. starts questioning their business practices and the local crime boss begins showing a little too much interest in the boys' services. Forced to choose between their bloody day job and the pleasures of the night, these young assassins choose… both!

Guns & Talks (SRP $19.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release presented in both English 5.1 and Korean 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 125 minutes
Age Rating: TV MA (V, L)
UPC: 702727124921
Pre-Book Date: 5/17/2005
Street Date: 6/14/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

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. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit

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