ADV Announces April 3 Releases

Feb 7th 2007

HOUSTON, February 5, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you two titles, including the second volume of Air Gear, and the complete thin-packed Maburaho collection. Both of these exciting titles are scheduled to arrive on store shelves on April 3!


"Jet Grind Radio Meets Initial D... AIR GEAR Definitely Rocks! Grade: A" – J-Ent!

ADV Films is proud to announce the arrival of the second volume of Air Gear, one of the most anticipated series of 2007. Volume two of this high-flying shounen adventure rolls on to the streets April 3.

Based on the hit manga series by Oh! Great (Tenjho Tenge) and produced by Toei Animation (Dragonball Z, Zatch Bell), Air Gear is set in a world with a need for speed. This is the un-edited version that fans have been waiting for, so say good-bye to the crows and get ready for Air Gear to go!

Synopsis: Ikki may not be a Storm Rider yet, but his battle with Buccha already has the AT pros talking. Unfortunately, his sudden popularity is attracting some unwanted attention from the leader of the Skull Saders, who is still bitter over his crushing defeat at the hands of a rookie. Now, with the Sleeping Forest emblem hanging in the balance, Ikki faces his rival in a gravity-defying race. Meanwhile, Ringo is torn between pulling Ikki into the dangerous world of Sleeping Forest and losing him to the sultry Simca. Onigiri has decided that he's more interested in riding girls than AT's. Ikki's teachers are threatening to hold him back. With new opponents and challenges at every turn, Ikki will have to rely on the strength of his friends to help him forge his road to the top.

Air Gear: Growing Wings (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes five through eight, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Now Available!

Air Gear is now available in a special collector edition box. This special collector's edition contains the second volume of Air Gear 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: 100 min.

Age Rating: TV MA (L,S)

CAT: DAG/002 (Vol. 2)

DAG/BX1 (Vol. 2 + Box)

UPC: 702727168123 (Vol. 2)

702727168826 (Vol. 2 + Box)

Pre-Book Date: 3/6//2007

Street Date: 4/3/2007

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98 (Vol. 2)

$39.98 (Vol. 2 + Box)

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


“A Little Bit Of Naughty And A Whole Lot Of Nice.” - Active Anime

ADV Films is pleased to bring you the complete thin-packed collection of Maburaho. The series that warmed your heart and satisfied your craving for harem comedy will be available on April 3!

Maburaho is the magical comedy series directed by Shinichiro Kimura (Cosplay Complex, Burn Up! Excess). Kazuki ranks at the bottom of his class at wizard school. Worse, he can only use his magic eight times his entire life before turning to dust. But while Kazuki's magic may not be top notch, his future child is destined to be the greatest magician of all time, making him the target of three hotties determined to bear his child.

Synopsis: High school student Kazuki Shikimori attends school at the elite Aoi Academy where students learn the intricacies of using their magical powers. Blessed with highly sought-after DNA Kazuki is cursed. He can only use his powers eight times until he turns into dust. Enter three magical hotties Yuna, Kuriko and Yin. These lovely ladies join forces to help Kazuki increase his magical powers. But are they after his heart or his DNA?

Maburaho Complete Collection (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including all 24 episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles and includes previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 600 min.

Age Rating: TV 14 (S,D)


UPC: 702727150524

Pre-Book Date: 3/6/2007

Street Date: 4/3/2007

Format: DVD

SRP: $69.98

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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