ADV Announces 009-1



“Neo Cold War Espionage With A Science-Fiction Twist.” – Anime Insider

HOUSTON, December 8, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, announced it has acquired exclusive home video and broadcast rights in North America for the new sci-fi action series 009-1!

009-1 is based on the manga series by acclaimed artist and creator Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009, Gilgamesh, Kamen Rider) and brought to us from production studios Aniplex (Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto) and TBS (Chobits).

The 009-1 manga was serialized weekly in Weekly Manga Action from 1967 to 1970, and briefly re-appeared in 1974. Over thirty years later, a newly animated version of this manga classic breathes new life into the title. Crisp animation and sleek character designs, along with a compelling story updated for modern times, make 009-1 a popular title in Japan. Strap in and enjoy the ride as the sexy sophisticated Mylene unveils her “wad of gadgets to die for, making her like a female James Bond, Josephine Baker and Emma Peel all rolled into one” (Anime Insider).

Synopsis: Set in an alternate world where the Cold War has continued on for over 140 years, civilization is split in two and the world lies on the brink of nuclear destruction. Mylene Hoffman is a cyborg with no past, who works as an undercover agent for a mysterious organization engaged in an international political war. Follow the exploits of Mylene as she uncovers political corruption, shocking revelations and government conspiracy.

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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