ADV Announces January 30 Releases


HOUSTON, November 30, 2006—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the first volume of Moeyo Ken TV, scheduled to arrive on January 30!


Three Girls Protect Japan from Supernatural Threats and Talking Cats

ADV is proud to bring you a supernatural series with three sexy Shinsengumi! The first volume of Moeyo Ken TV hits the streets on January 30.

Produced by Marvelous Entertainment (Air Gear, School Rumble) with original character sketches by Rumiko Takahashi (the original creator of the Inu Yasha series), Moeyo Ken TV is the story of three daughters of the Shinsengumi who decide to follow in their fathers footsteps to protect Japan. Unfortunately for the girls, most of the threats they face are of the paranormal variety (not to mention hilarious!)

Synopsis: Yuuko Kondou, Toshie Hijikata, and Kaoru Okita are the daughters of the legendary and honorable Mobile Shinsengumi team. They have been passed the torch to carry on in the noble tradition of their samurai fathers. Their task is to defend Kyoto from a hoard of outlawed and unlicensed beasts! But along with crazy monster cat Nekomaru, wacky inventor Gennai, and silly-boy Ryuunosuke, these danger-prone damsels stir up more trouble than they can shake their swords at when madcap match-matching and money-woes trump any danger the monsters can conjure! Prepare for a zany ride as the Mobile Shinsengumi usher in a new era of magical mayhem! With heroes like these, who needs enemies?

Moeyo Ken TV: Shinsengumi on the Prowl (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including the first five episodes, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include episode one commentary Edwin Neal (Nekomaru) and Charles Campbell (ADR Director), story boards, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 1 of 3

Running Time: 125 min.
Age Rating: TV PG (V, S)

UPC: 702727166426

Pre-Book Date: 1/2/2007
Street Date: 1/30/2007

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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