ADV Launches YUMERIA October 11


High School Loser or Hero of Destiny?

HOUSTON, August 30, 2005—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to introduce North American audiences to Yumeria, a three volume anime DVD series based on the popular Playstation 2 video game. The first DVD, Yumeria: Into the Dreamscape, hits stores October 11.

Produced by the famed Studio Deen (Cowboy Bebop, Fruits Basket), Yumeria introduces us to Tomokazu, a pretty typical high school loser who can't get a date. All that changes when he begins visiting an alternate world through his dreams – one in which he is transformed into a hero of destiny imbued with strange powers. But this dream world is threatened by the evil Faydooms, who have fiendish designs on the real world. Only Tomokazu can stop them, aided by five hotties from his very own high school, all of whom have undergone their own wondrous transformations!

Synopsis: Meet Tomokazu Mikuri: Typical high-school freshman. Certifiable loser. Self-admitted pervert. Just an ordinary, unmotivated slacker. In a word: BORING! But when he falls asleep on the eve of his 16th birthday, things start to change – big time! He enters a fantastical dream world, where he's surrounded by a gaggle of gorgeous girls, oodles of otherworldly predators, and an ever-increasing influx of all-out weirdness! (Did we already mention all the gorgeous girls?) It's a test of good versus evil, real world versus dream world, and lots of action-packed, scantily clad battles for the very survival of mankind! Will Tomokazu save the world? Will he finally get lucky? Or will he just die trying?

Yumeria: Into the Dreamscape (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes one through four, with anamorphic video and presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include reverse cover artwork, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 1 of 3

Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: TV 14 (S,D)

UPC: 702727119521

Pre-Book Date: 9/13/2005
Street Date: 10/11/2005

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98

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. Always on the forefront, ADV is introducing North America to bold new anime franchises such as Gantz, Elfen Lied, Chrono Crusade, Peacemaker and DNAngel. 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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