ADV Announces Jan 3 Releases

Nov 11th 2005
ADV ANNOUNCES JANUARY 3 RELEASES

Featuring New Series Misaki Chronicles

HOUSTON, November 10, 2005 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to bring in the New Year with three exciting new titles set to hit the streets on January 3. First we have the launch of Misaki Chronicles, the sequel to Divergence Eve, followed by the final volume of Yumeria and a brand new low-priced thin-pack, Zone of the Enders Complete Collection.


MISAKI CHRONICLES

"A Great Looking, Nerve Wracking, Uber Fan Service, Science Fiction Anime That Just Plain Rocks." – DVDVisionJapan.com

ADV Films is pleased to announce the follow up series to Divergence Eve with Misaki Chronicles, a new three-part series featuring the beautiful babes of Watcher's Nest. The first volume of Misaki Chronicles will be available everywhere anime is sold January 3.

When a bevy of beauties is forced to put their lives on the line to answer the call of duty, they begin a voyage leading directly into the heart of evil. A dark tale enlivened by a shocking mystery, which will have you guessing until the final fade out. Featuring deliciously ripe character designs by fan-favorite Toshinari Yamashita (Burn Up W), Misaki Chronicles is an addictive sci-fi series in the modern mold.

Synopsis: For a hapless young cadet, boot camp is no picnic, and Misaki is as hapless as they get. With the help of friends Luxandra, Kiri, and Suzanna, however, she advances in her training. Pretty normal, right? Wrong. Luxandra should be dead. Suzanna should be discharged. Misaki herself should have vanished in the exodus from the Watcher's Nest outpost. And the mysterious life form known as the Ghoul still keeps popping up. It's up to Lieutenant Commander Ertiana and the rest of the survivors from Watcher's Nest to find out why everything on Earth is back to normal…when everything else in the universe is anything but. Get ready for a high-octane, faster-than-light ride through space and time in Misaki Chronicles!

Misaki Chronicles 1 (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes one through five, presented in anamorphic video with both English 5.1 sound and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Video extras include a Misaki Chronicles Mini-Manga, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.


DVD Product Details

Volume: 1 of 3
Running Time: 125 minutes
Age Rating: TV 14 (V)
CAT: DMSC/001
UPC: 702727105821
Pre-Book Date: 12/6/2005
Street Date: 1/3/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


YUMERIA: THE END OF A DREAM

The Third and Final Volume in the High School Fantasy

ADV is proud to present Yumeria: The End of a Dream, the third and final volume in the Yumeria series. “If you're a fan of anime series like Tenchi Muyo!, you want to keep Yumeria high in your radar” (JapanHero.com). Yumeria: The End of a Dream goes on sale January 3.

Tomokazu Mikuri is your typical high school loser, but 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 Mikuri can stop them, aided by five hotties from his very own high school, all of whom have undergone their own wondrous transformations. Ha-cha-cha!

Synopsis: Tomokazu Mikuri spends every day and every night with a handful of dreamgirls! But with this much close company, secrets are bound to come out. And, it's amazing the secrets Tomokazu's dream team has kept hidden beneath their skimpy uniforms and covergirl smiles. Has Tomokazu been played for a fool all along? Who are the shadowy men with a sudden interest in his nocturnal activities? And what's up with the Bunny Costume!? Every answer only uncovers more questions and the clock is ticking. Saving the world from the nightmarish Faydooms is going to take big sacrifices. There's no guarantee that Tomokazu or his friends will wake up from their battles in the dreamworld. One thing is sure – if you think you know what's coming – you're dreaming!

Yumeria: The End Of a Dream (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes nine through twelve, presented in anamorphic video and both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 3 of 3
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: TV 14 (S, D)
CAT: DYUM/003
UPC: 702727119729
Pre-Book Date: 12/6/2005
Street Date: 1/3/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98


Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.







ZONE OF THE ENDERS COMPLETE COLLECTION

"The best game-to-anime conversion to date."--Play Magazine

ADV Films is proud to present anime fans everywhere with Zone of the Enders Complete Collection, yet another triumph in a string of low-priced but definitive thin-packed compilations. This must-have collection, including every episode of the original anime series plus the stand-alone OVA, goes on sale January 3.

Synopsis: Earth wants her, Mars wants her, everybody wants Dolores except the one man who's got her! James Links is just a hard-working, hard-drinking, cargo-carrying all-American trying to reconcile with his estranged family as the planets teeter on the brink of war. But when Orbital Frame Dolores finds herself aboard his carrier ship Ender, the whole Links clan is saddled with mystery, murder, and mayhem. Will the Links family save themselves and unlock the enigma of Dolores' destiny? Move over Swiss Family Robinson! Blast off with a crew of unlikely heroes in this high-speed interplanetary adventure!

Zone of the Enders Complete Collection (SRP $49.98 DVD) is a DVD-only thin-pack release including all 26 episodes of the original series plus the OVA, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 700 minutes
Age Rating: TV PG (V)
CAT: DZE/BX1
UPC: 702727144721
Pre-Book Date: 12/6/2005
Street Date: 1/3/2006
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. Always on the forefront, ADV is introducing North America to bold new anime franchises such as Gantz, Elfen Lied, Chrono Crusade, Peacemaker and D.N.Angel. 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 www.advfilms.com.

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