ADV Announces Madlax: Reality for March 28


HOUSTON, January 26, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is proud to announce the final volume in anime's #1 girls-with-guns thriller, Madlax: Reality, set to hit stores March 28. “Shows featuring girls and guns are always made more impressive with dark, sultry atmospheres, and Madlax is no exception.” (Anime News Network)

“Girls with guns” is such a rich vein of material, it never gets tired – especially when its from BEE Train, the masterminds behind Noir! A cold blooded gun-for-hire teams up with an unassuming high school student to unlock the dark secret that unites them! “Madlax has layer of intrigue and a mystery that really sucks the viewers in. Add a healthy dose of action and adventure and you've got a great show.” (DVD Talk)

Synopsis: From the minds behind Noir, a compelling saga of two lives and the dark circumstances surrounding their mysterious connection. The Essence – When the three books come together, the doorway is opened. It is a doorway that leads to reality. There, Madlax and Margaret Burton can not only discover their collective past, but they can also experience something much more powerful – the essence. It is what Friday Monday has fought so long and hard to reveal. It is more than a simple glimpse into the human psyche – it is the unrestrained embodiment of human nature. It is the will of mankind acting without question. It is what we are. It is the truth.

The Truth – Enfant has manipulated it. Madlax and Margaret Burton have been obsessed with searching for it. Carrossea Doon and Vanessa Rene have died trying to find it. Quanzitta and Nakhl are sworn to protect it. And Friday Monday has big plans for it. The truth is a dangerous thing. It has torn people apart, it has murdered, it has brought war and devastation. Yet, everyone feels compelled to embrace it. Everyone yearns to establish an intimate relationship with the very force that drives them away. Will they find it? Or, will they create it?

Madlax: Reality (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including episodes 24-26, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Video extras include design sketches, a Japanese packaging gallery, an “I'm Here” music video, “I'm Here” karaoke version, an Elenore memorial video montage, the alternate preview to episode 26, the original Japanese DVD commercials, and the always hilarious “Conversations with SSS,” plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Limited Quantities of the Collectors Edition Still Available!

The Madlax Collectors Box is still available. This special collectors edition contains the first volume of Madlax 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: 7 of 7
Running Time: 75 minutes
Age Rating: TV 14 (V)
UPC: 702727118227
Pre-Book Date: 2/28/2006
Street Date: 3/28/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

About ADV Films:

In the 14 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. The readers of Anime News Network designated ADV Films “Overall Favorite Anime Company” in both 2004 and 2005.

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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