ADV Announces April 10 Release for Kurau Phantom Memory



“Engrossing Interplay Between Vastly Different Beings In A Fantastic World The Likes Of Which You've Never Seen.” – NewtypeUSA

HOUSTON, December 11, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the first volume of Kurau Phantom Memory. Fans of the long-awaited series get ready to sink your teeth into this sci-fi thriller. The first volume is scheduled to arrive April 10!

From Studio BONES (Eureka 7, Fullmetal Alchemist, RahXephon), with Character Designs by Tomomi Ozaki (Le Chevalier D'Eon) Kurau Phantom Memory is a captivating story filled with intrigue, secrets, conspiracies and revelations. Fans of Ghost in the Shell and Noir will feel right at home. Great animation, a solid story, and plenty of action make Kurau: Phantom Memory the perfect title for any fan.

Synopsis: It's the year 2100, and the moon is now home to a colony of scientists and pioneers. It's also host to dangerous experiments into strange new forms of energy, and it isn't long before one of them goes terribly wrong. In a freak accident young Kurau, the daughter of chief scientist Amami So, is struck by mysterious twin bolts of light. Rather then taking her life, the accident leaves her playing host to two mysterious entities that give her fantastic powers…and little love for the human race. Ten years have passed since the incident, and Kurau has grown into a top-notch agent of action. Don't miss out on this sci-fi tour de force!

Kurau Phantom Memory (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, presented in both English and Japanese with English subtitles. At this time, extras have yet to be determined.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 1 of 6

Running Time: 100 min.

Age Rating: TBD

CAT: DKP/001
UPC: 702727161827

Pre-Book Date: 3/13/2007
Street Date: 4/11/2007

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 #1 Anime Channel” reaching more than 40 million households. It is the nation's top video-on-demand (VOD) offering as well as a 24/7 linear cable channel and is the first television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide. 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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