ADV Announces Sept 27 Releases


HOUSTON, August 18, 2005—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce three exciting new titles set to hit the streets on September 27 – the first volume of Sakura Diaries, You're Under Arrest: The Motion Picture, and a brand-new, value-priced thin pack, Angelic Layer: Complete Collection!


Now Available for the First Time with an English Dub

ADV Films is pleased to announce a September 27 release date for Sakura Diaries: Secrets & Lies, the first of two DVD volumes collecting the fan-favorite OVA series – now for the first time sporting an English dub!

Sakura Diaries is a romantic comedy taking place at one of Tokyo's most prestigious universities, where a hapless young man pretends to be enrolled in order to win the heart of a beautiful co-ed. As if that weren't complicated enough, he's caught in the middle of a love triangle with his own cousin! Long considered a classic of the genre, Sakura Diaries was first released by ADV Films in 2001; it has since been given a new English dub featuring top voice talent like Monica Rial, Kira Vincent Davis, and Chris Ayres.

Synopsis: Urara likes Touma. Touma likes Mieko. Mieko might like Touma, but Mieko will only date a college man, so what's a low achiever like Touma to do? Well, why not lie and say he got into the most prestigious college in Tokyo? Now all he has to do to win Mieko's affection is show up for classes he's not enrolled in and take tests he'll never pass. But man-about-campus Mashu's gunning for Mieko too, and he's not buying Touma's excuses. And then there's Urara. She knows Touma's no intellectual genius. Will she keep his secret or let the cat out of the bag? What lengths will she go to, to get her chosen man? The only way to find out is to take out your key, open the lock, and sneak a peek into Sakura Diaries!

Sakura Diaries: Secrets & Lies (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes one through six, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include cultural liner notes, an unused closing them, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 1 of 2

Running Time: 150 minutes
Age Rating: TV 14 (S, D)

CAT: DSM/101
UPC: 702727137624

Pre-Book Date: 8/30/2005
Street Date: 9/27/2005

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


Terror In Tokyo... With The Fate Of The City On The Line!

ADV is proud to announce the DVD release of You're Under Arrest: The Motion Picture, available September 27 everywhere anime is sold. This new version of the anime classic is anamorphic and includes a brand new 5.1 Japanese soundtrack.

You're Under Arrest is one of the most popular franchises in anime. Since the first OAV release over a decade ago, You're Under Arrest has spawned two TV series, an OAV spin off, and a motion picture. Based on the popular manga by Kosuke Fujishima (Oh My Goddess), the series centers on two cute and talented traffic cops, mixing equal parts of comedy, action, and intrigue.

Synopsis: The hard-working men and women of the Bokuto Traffic Corps are back on the scene, but this time they've got more to worry about than everyday traffic violations! During a routine arrest, they recover a secret document. Contained in it are step-by-step instructions to terrorists on how to wipe Tokyo off the map! Even the precinct station isn't safe from the bloodthirsty murderers that want this information, or from the rogue who wrote it. Can Miyuki and Natsume rally their fellow officers in time to save themselves and the city? Or is Tokyo doomed to destruction at the hands of a vengeful madman?

You're Under Arrest: The Motion Picture (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only anamorphic release, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 90 minutes
Age Rating: TV 14 (V)

CAT: DYA/003
UPC: 702727133220

Pre-Book Date: 8/30/2005
Street Date: 9/27/2005

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


From Superstar Creators CLAMP

ADV Films is pleased to announce the September 27th release of Angelic Layer: Complete Collection. This attractive thin pack collection presents the entire series for the low price of just $49.98.

Angelic Layer is based on the work of superstar manga collective CLAMP, four women who have blazed a trail for manga and anime in North America. Among CLAMP's biggest contemporary hits are household names like Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, Magic Knight Rayearth, Legal Drug, and XXXholic. Perhaps more than any other manga studio, CLAMP has been responsible for today's manga explosion. Angelic Layer is one of CLAMP's greatest anime adaptations.

Synopsis: Take robotic dolls controlled by their owner's thoughts, place them in a holographic playing field and you have Angelic Layer, the runaway smash game that is taking Japan by storm! That's what Misaki finds as she arrives in Tokyo to start high school. Instead of being greeted at the train station by her aunt, she finds herself confronted by a bizarre man in a white coat who lures her into the addictive world of Angelic Layer, a world which will change her life forever, and lead her on a quest to discover the mysterious secret behind her mother's disappearance!

Angelic Layer: Complete Collection (SRP $49.98 DVD) is a DVD-only thin pack release including the entire series on five disks, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 650 minutes
Age Rating: TV PG

UPC: 702727131622

Pre-Book Date: 8/30/2005
Street Date: 9/27/2005

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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