ADV Films Announces June 27 Release of Shadow Skill



“A combination of Slayers and Fist of the North Star”—

HOUSTON, April 28, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to present the fifth volume in its hot new fighting anime series, Shadow Skill: Timor Mors Mortis, which will hit store shelves June 27. “If you are a fan of anime such as Slayers, Inuyasha and Fushigi Yuugi, I definitely recommend checking out Shadow Skill.” (J!

The warrior kingdom of Kuruda is home to the fiercest fighters in the world, men and women who live solely for the chance to fight and become the greatest in the world. Young Gau Ban dreams of becoming the warrior of his generation. Along with his adopted sister Elle and the legendary Scarface, Gau trains and battles for the mastery of the Shadow Skill. Produced by Studio DEEN (Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok, Getbackers), “Shadow Skill mixes some decent humor with fantastic fighting” (Anime Frontier).

Synopsis: The annihilation of the Holy Nation has begun, and flames engulf the ancient city of Kuruda. All eyes are on Elle, for a maniac versed in the Kurudan martial arts has begun to assassinate key figures, with the skill which only a Sevalle such as she could possess. Sensing the time is ripe for attack, more of Ashlianna's enemies gather in the shadows, seeking to purge mankind of the “societal disease” known as civilization by awakening the beast within. With society clinging to order amidst the chaos, Elle violates the Law of the Four Devas, adding fuel to the inferno consuming Kuruda. In the war between man's dueling natures, has Elle finally given the beast in man the upper hand? Meanwhile Gau's trials at the hands of the 58th Sevalle, the deranged “G,” take him to the brink of madness, where a Darkness more terrible than death itself has set its eyes on our young hero's life. Will it take the sacrifice of Diaz for Gau to be delivered from his dark fate? Will the Black Wing ever fly again? Join us and find out, in this latest installment of Shadow Skill. And remember: while the fangs of the beast remain unbroken, the battle rages on!

Shadow Skill: Timor Mors Mortis (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 18-21, presented in both English and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a commentary track with Marty Fleck (Iba Sutra), Jay Hickman (Kain) and John Swasey (ADR Director), plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 5 of 6

Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: TV PG (V)

UPC: 702727135927

Pre-Book Date: 5/30/2006
Street Date: 6/27/2006

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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