ADV Announces Release of Utawarerumono Vol. 1




“A Riveting Must-See Series…” – J!-ENT Magazine

HOUSTON, January 24, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce a March 20 release date for the second volume of Utawarerumono. Don't miss out on what Underland Online calls “a series that can't be missed.”

From Oriental Light and Magic studios (Berserk, Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor) comes the tale of a man in a mask he can't remove. With a heart-felt story and exciting action set in a far-off land, Utawarerumono will appeal to fans of Inuyasha. Join Hakuoro and friends as they unravel the mystery of the mask!

Synopsis: Along with his newfound allies, Hakuoro clashes with evil tyrants who challenge his very existence. As these despots attempt to destroy all that he holds dear, the masked one realizes this anarchy cannot – must not – continue. He digs deep into his steely resolve to return his people to peace. Nevertheless, as one army of fiends is dispatched, another is spawned from the depths in its place. Still one question looms ominous, but unspoken. What is the meaning behind the mask? Perhaps, it endows Hakuoro with the clarity of truth to do what is right. Maybe it allows him to keep his distance from a world where he is essentially an interloper. Or could it possibly hold the secret to his past that only his savior, Tuskuru, knew of before her demise? Find out for yourself in these five epic tales of Utawarerumono.

Utawarerumono: In The Face Of Evil (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes six through ten, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a question and answer video short, extended episode previews, a character art gallery, a glossary of terms, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Now Available!

Utawarerumono is now available in a special collector edition box. This special collector's edition contains the second volume of Utawarerumono in a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire six volume series (SRP $39.98).

DVD Product Details

Volume: 2 of 6

Running Time: 125 min.

Age Rating: TV PG (V)

CAT: DUM/002 (Volume 2)

DUM/BX1 (Volume 2 + Box)

UPC: 702727161322 (Volume 2)

702727160929 (Volume 2 + Box)

Pre-Book Date: 2/20/2007

Street Date: 3/20/2007

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98 (Volume 2)

$39.98 (Volume 2 + Box)

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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