ADV Acquires Innocent Venus


Post-Apocalyptic Thriller Features
Slick Animation, Lightning Mech Action

HOUSTON, April 20, 2007 — Today at Anime Boston, the Northeast's largest anime event, ADV Films representative David Williams announced that the company has acquired exclusive North American and home video and broadcast rights for Innocent Venus. This new sci-fi series, which first aired on Japanese television just last summer, is due to hit store shelves August 21st.

“Innocent Venus combines the sci-fi noir of Logan's Run with the fast-paced action of Gantz,” said Williams. “This is a dark series about people struggling against an oppressive system. It features lots of sympathetic characters. If you're looking for a really big story with really big action you've got it right here with Innocent Venus.”

Hailing from famed production studio Bandai Visual (Mobile Suit Gundam, Cowboy Bebop) and Director Jun Kawagoe (New Getter Robo), Innocent Venus is anything but your run-of-the-mill mecha story. This is an exciting, action-packed series with sophisticated settings, great character designs and a fluid animation style that incorporates 3D cell-shading. The entire production is top-notch.

Synopsis: In the year 2010, world-wide Hyper Hurricanes have wiped out five billion people. In the wake of the devastation, a group known as Logos rises to power, taking control of most of Earth's now-precious resources. To ensure their dominant position, Logos creates Phantom, an elite force called on to suppress renegades and rebellions. Now, Joe and Jin, two of Phantom's best agents, have escaped with a mysterious girl who may hold the key to the planet's future.

About ADV Films:
In the 15 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 first and only television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide via digital cable 24 hours a day. 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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