ADV April 10 Releases

Feb 12th 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADV ANNOUNCES APRIL 10 RELEASES

HOUSTON, February 12, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you the long-awaited release of the first volume of Kurau Pahntom Memory along with the fifth volume of Papuwa. Both titles are set to hit the streets on April 10!

KURAU PHANTOM MEMORY:

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

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

ADV Films is please to bring you 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: Her name is Kurau, and in a world of mercenary agents, she's the cream of the elite; a master swordswoman, martial artist and thief so skilled that no secret or objective is beyond her grasp. The greatest secret of all, however, is the one Kurau conceals inside herself: The freak result of a disastrous experiment with a new kind of energy, Kurau's body has been fused with a binary alien life form called the Rynax. Every second Kurau lives is lived twice, one alien sharing her consciousness, the other still waiting to be born… and now none of those lives may last very long! The truth about Kurau has begun to leak out, a worldwide manhunt has been launched and now the ultimate agent is the ultimate target. From the craters of the moon to the most dangerous corners of the Earth, incredible action explodes at every turn in Kurau: Phantom Memory!

Kurau: Phantom Memory (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include production artwork, a promotional video, key words, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 1 of 6

Running Time: 100 min.

Age Rating: TV 14 (V)

CAT: DKP/001

UPC: 702727161827

Pre-Book Date: 3/13/2007

Street Date: 4/10/2007

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

PAPUWA: LIGHT MY FIRE!

“The Most Hilarious Anime I've Ever Seen.” – Anime-Planet.com

ADV is proud to bring you the fifth volume of the series bound to delight all lovers of weirdness. The crazy, goofy, loopy fun marches onward when Papuwa: Light My Fire! hits store shelves on April 10!

Pretty boy Kotaro finds himself stranded on a remote tropical island with no memory of how he got there. Now, under the questionable care of the young Papuwa, Kotaro begins his new life of bizarre adventures in a world of transvestite fish, fruity pink dinosaurs and hallucination-inducing mushrooms. Join the zany characters and goofy good times that make Papuwa a great comedy!

Synopsis: Burning passions ignite in the blazing sun! Valentine's Day can be tough, cooking for two ravenous little brats, but it's downright hellish when you have a giant, bearded woman after you. Umako's plan to boil herself in chocolate has Liquid sweating bullets, and he's bit off a little more than he can chew. Lonely Arashiyama is recovering from the holiday, but he can't help but reminisce about his days in the Academy. Fitting in was always tough, thanks to his tendency to ignite every time he gets excited. With his army buddies fueling his flames of discontent, he's forced to recall memories he'd probably rather extinguish. Next, at the annual Star Festival, the inhabitants of Papuwa Island write wishes on charms and hang them from a bamboo tree. The tree stretches taller than a skyscraper and is inhabited by a vicious bulldozer-sized panda. But Liquid must make the treacherous trek to the top alone. Umako yearns, Arashiyama burns and Shintaro returns in the fifth, red hot volume of Papuwa.

Papuwa: Light My Fire! (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including four side-splitting episodes, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include translator notes, a character art gallery, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 5 of 6

Running Time: 100 min.

Age Rating: TV 14 (L, V)

CAT: DPA/005

UPC: 702727154621

Pre-Book Date: 3/13/2007

Street Date: 4/10/2007

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 D.N.Angel. 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 www.advfilms.com.


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