ADV Announces Elfen Lied Collection


“It Really Shows How Far Anime Has Come.” –

HOUSTON, September 29, 2006—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce a November 28 street date for the blood-soaked Elfen Lied: The Diclonius Report!

Critics have described Elfen Lied as “weird,” (Anime Planet), “surprisingly sadistic,” (Gamerz Edge), and “addictive” (Animesou). No wonder, when you consider what makes this series hum! Lucy, a beautiful young mutant, is bred by the government to be the ultimate weapon. Armed with unfathomable powers, she escapes her handlers, but loses her memory in the process. Fortunately, our young waif is taken in by two well-meaning students. Now, with government killers on her trail, the disposition of a five year old, and a hair trigger for ultra-violence, Lucy and her young friends must unravel the dark secret of her legacy before it's too late!

Synopsis: A secret research facility has been doing “experiments” on mutants called diclonius. These mutants have extremely powerful, invisible arms that can literally rip people in half. As a result of these torturous experiments, they are extremely violent and will kill without warning. One of the more powerful ones, Lucy, has escaped the facility. If she gets out into the general population, it will be a killing spree like no one has ever seen before. The scarier thought is that if she reproduces, it could mean the end of humanity as we know it today. They need to do whatever they can the capture, or if need be, exterminate her. But there's a twist... during her escape, Lucy sustained a head injury causing an alter personality to surface. This turns her into a child-like, innocent, clumsy girl who can't say anything except “Nyu”. Between the two personalities and new found friends, Lucy must discover the human side of her self and allow herself to be loved. With the military and a rogue assassin consistently on her tail, she must choose to kill or to be killed.

Elfen Lied: The Diclonius Report (SRP $49.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including all 13 episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles, and will include previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 325 min.
Age Rating: TV MA (V, S)
UPC: 702727146220
Pre-Book Date: 10/31/2006
Street Date: 11/28/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98

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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