ADV Announces New Ellcia Collection

The Classic Anime Available for the First Time on DVD

HOUSTON, August 31, 2006 — ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is proud to bring you the Ellcia Collection, available for the first time on DVD, which hits store shelves on September 26!

Ellcia is “two jiggers of Wizards with a shot of Pirates of Dark Water, a healthy swallow of Grimm's Fairy Tales, and a sprinkle of Pippi Longstocking thrown in for seasoning” (Sci With character designs by Yasuomi Umetsu (Mezzo, Kite), Ellcia is a captivating fantasy adventure for all ages. Combining pirate ships, treasure and ancient secrets, it is a classic anime that all fans should add to their collection.

Synopsis: The Sacred Book of the land of Eija has been rediscovered, and with it the legends of a mysterious and all powerful ship. Now Princess Crystal of Megaronia has set forth on a quest to recover the ship and its ultimate weaponry. All that stands between her and total domination of the world is a small group of piratical misfits. Swords, sorcery and technology blend to form a mesmerizing tale of Good vs. Evil in Ellcia.

Ellcia Complete (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including all four episodes in the series, presented in English, Spanish, and Japanese with English subtitles. Extras include a production portfolio video and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV PG

CAT: DEL/001
UPC: 702727156526

Pre-Book Date: 8/29/2006
Street Date: 9/26/2006

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”) outside of Japan and has the largest English-language anime library in the world. 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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