ADV Launches Godannar October 24


In the Bedroom and On the Battlefield

It Takes Two to Tangle!

HOUSTON, August 19, 2005—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce that Godannar: Engage & Destroy, the first volume in the seven disc series, will hit store shelves everywhere October 4. Godannar is the first of four new ADV Films series to launch in October.

Godannar is a genre-bending mecha anime series best described as equal parts action, adventure, and domestic soap opera. While much of anime is populated by high school vixens, magical fairies, and femme fatales, it's rare to find a married couple at the center of the story. And that's just one of the reasons Godannar stand out. That, and a female giant robot that jiggles. And a fantastic opening theme song.

Anime Insider describes Godannar as “one of the most purely entertaining anime of the entire year… Incredible robot action, great characters and a truly impressive amount of fan service blended together for maximum entertainment.”

Synopsis: Five years ago, as the Mimetic Beasts laid waste to Japan, Dannar Pilot Go saved young Anna Aoi's life. Now, as they prepare to march down the aisle, a new Beast appears and Go is summoned into battle once more. But he's not going alone, not if his blushing bride to be can help it! It's a honeymoon from hell as two stubborn mecha pilots bump heads, egos and other bits; but if Anna and Go can mate their robots' interlocking parts, they'll form the ultimate marriage of man, woman and machine! The battle of the sexes and the battle for the future of mankind are fought simultaneously in the wildest giant robot series ever, GODANNAR!

Godannar: Engage & Destroy (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes one through five presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. DVD extras include Character Profiles, Mechanical Profiles, Godannar Key Words, and a “Top Secret Case File,” plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Available!

A Godannar Collectors Box is also available. This special collectors edition contains the first volume of Godannar in 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: 1 of 7

Running Time: 125 minutes
Age Rating: TV MA (V, S)


DGOD/BX1 (Collectors Box)
UPC: 702727128424

702727129629 (Collectors Box)

Pre-Book Date: 9/6/2005
Street Date: 10/4/2005

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98

$39.98 (Collectors Box)

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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