ADV Announces August 23 Releases


HOUSTON, July 13, 2005 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce two very special DVD releases for August 23: DNAngel 7, the final volume in the hit anime series, and the super-affordable Thin-pack Final Fantasy: Unlimited Complete Collection.

DNANGEL: The Light Breaks

Seventh and Final Volume in the Hit Series

ADV Films is proud to present the seventh and final volume in the hit anime DVD series, DNAngel: The Light Breaks, available in stores everywhere August 23. DNAngel, based on the Top 10 manga series, is one of the best-selling anime series of 2005.

Adapted from the international best-selling manga series by Yukiru Sugisaki, DNAngel is a romantic adventure with a fantastic premise. High school hottie Risa has two suitors: shy Daisuke and the magical thief Dark. But the twist is that Daisuke and Dark share the same body, and it's Daisuke's love for Risa that allows Dark to take over! The only way to resolve this romantic disaster is for Daisuke to win the heart of his true love – but since she's only got eyes for Dark, that's not happening anytime soon!

Synopsis: Daisuke Niwa's life is already rough, but it's about to get even harder. After finally learning the truth about his family's fate and Dark's origins, Daisuke comes to the realization that Dark may not be around forever. That's not good, because as Daisuke's confrontation with the ultimate evil approaches, he's going to need Dark more than ever. Even with their family and friends behind them, will Daisuke and Dark be able to overpower Krad? What about The Black Wings? And will Daisuke ever see his love again? In this last thrilling volume of DNAngel, a foe becomes a friend for the good of all.

DNAngel: The Light Break (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 24-26, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a commentary track with voice actors Greg Ayres (Satoshi) and Illich Guardiola (Krad), “DNAngel Talk 5,” featuring Miyu Irino & Shunichi Miyamoto, the third installment of the 3D Scene Production special, and “DNAngel Unplugged: Caged Bird,” plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Still Available!

The DNAngel Collector's Box is still available. This special collectors edition contains the first volume of DNAngel plus a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire seven volume series (SRP $39.98).

DVD Product Details

Volume: 7 of 7
Running Time: 75 minutes
Age Rating: 13
UPC: 702727087929
Pre-Book Date: 7/26/2005
Street Date: 8/23/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


The Modern Classic, Now Available In a Single Affordable Collection

ADV Films is proud to present Final Fantasy: Unlimited Complete Collection, which collects the entire 25 episode series in a single Thin-packed box set. Hosannas will ring out everywhere anime is sold August 23rd.

Set in the fantastical world popularized by the popular videogame of the same name, Final Fantasy: Unlimited is produced by the renowned GONZO Digimation (Full Metal Panic!, Gantz, Peacemaker) and directed by Mahiro Maeda (Animatrix – Second Renaissance, Blue Sub #6).

Synopsis: 12 years ago, the gateway to another world suddenly appeared and two mysterious beasts of astonishing power awoke! The beasts appeared to destroy each other, leaving behind only a myriad of unanswered questions and the inexplicable Pillar of Darkness. Now, the twin children of two scientists who disappeared on that so-called Day of Conjunction set forth on a hazardous quest in search of their lost parents. Boarding a phantom subway, Ai and Yu travel to Wonderland, a chaotic world of amazing beauty and thrilling danger. Accompanied by Lisa, an enigmatic woman they meet on the train, and Kaze, a brooding stranger with a demon-summoning gun, the twins begin an incredible journey that will lead to the mysterious heart of Wonderland.

Final Fantasy: Unlimited (SRP $49.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including all 25 episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 625 minutes
Age Rating: TV PG (V)
UPC: 702727131028
Pre-Book Date: 7/26/2005
Street Date: 8/23/2005
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

About ADV Films:

In the 13 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. In 2005 ADV Films was voted “Best Anime Company” in the SPJA awards, presented at Anime Expo, North America's largest anime convention.

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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