ADV Announces August 14 Releases--AIR TV

Jun 13th 2007
HOUSTON, June 13, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you a bevy of new titles, including the first volume of the fan-favorite Air TV, the third volume of the sci-fi adventure Kurau: Phantom Memory and the fifth volumes of the zany high school comedies Paniponi Dash! and Best Student Council. All these great titles will be available on August 14!


AIR TV

“You'll Instantly be Drawn Into this Show's Captivating World.” – Newtype USA

ADV Films is proud to announce the first volume of a very special series that will take you on a journey of life, love and discovery. The first volume of this sensational and heart-felt series will be available on August 14.

From famed production studio Kyoto Animation (Full Metal Panic!: The Second Raid, Inuyasha) and Director Tatsuya Ishihara (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kanon) comes a thought-provoking series that has American fans already singing praises. With gorgeous animation and character designs, Air TV marked the first anime to have a Blue Ray DVD release in Japan.

Synopsis: Yukito is a traveling performer - a wanderer. He survives with only the clothes on his back, a puppet, and a story from his mother -- the story of “The Girl in the Sky.” He doesn't know who or where she is; only that he must find her. On the verge of starvation, he is befriended by a young misfit named Misuzu, whose eccentricities serve to hide a troubled home life. Misuzu offers Yukito a place to stay, and in return he listens to her dreams -- dreams in which she lives in the sky. To make ends meet, Yukito takes odd jobs from the local doctor, where he meets Kano - another girl with an odd fascination with the sky. As his search moves forward, Yukito finds that the possibilities are as numerous as the pitfalls. Will he find the girl in the sky? Does she even exist? The answers change with the breeze. The questions are up in the Air.

Air TV Volume One (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including the first four episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.


DVD Product Details

Volume: 1 of 4

Running Time: 100 min.

Age Rating: TV 14 (V)

CAT: DART/001

UPC: 702727172823

Pre-Book Date: 7/17/2007

Street Date: 8/14/2007

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98


Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


KURAU PHANTOM MEMORY: THE BINARY COMPLEX

“Rarely is Sci-Fi Done This Well, Animated or Not.” – The Anime Review

ADV Films is proud to bring you the third volume of the sci-fi series fans can't get enough of. With a strong female lead and a dark futuristic setting, Kurau: Phantom Memory is sure to keep fans pleased when the third volume becomes available on August 14.

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: Arriving in California, Kurau and Christmas seem to have briefly escaped the GPO, but the discovery of a facility designed to extract Rynax power quickly reveals the global scale of the conspiracy set against them. Before they can take further action, Ayaka's task force closes in once again and a series of pitched battles follow, leaving Christmas captured and Kurau with her powers severely impaired. Now her only chance of saving her pair lies in following her assailants back to the moon, where the origins of Rynax power and a confrontation with her father await. A circle closes, and the horrors of Rynax energy will be unveiled, in the third amazing volume of Kurau: Phantom Memory!

Kurau: Phantom Memory: The Binary Complex (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes nine through twelve, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include Key Words, production artwork, four Japanese DVD spots, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.


DVD Product Details

Volume: 3 of 6

Running Time: 100 min.

Age Rating: TV 14 (V)

CAT: DKP/003

UPC: 702727162022

Pre-Book Date: 7/17/2007

Street Date: 8/14/2007

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98


Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


PANIPONI DASH!: DELINQUENT GENIUS

“Comedy Pushed to its Technical Limits.” – Anime News Network

ADV Films is proud to announce the release of the fifth volume of Paniponi Dash!, the high-school comedy series that is so funny it hurts. The next installment of hi-jinks is slated to arrive on August 14.

From studios GANSIS and Shaft (Negima) and Director Akiyuki Shinobi (Petite Cossette) comes a hilarious new high school comedy that should appeal to fans of Excel Saga and Azumanga Daioh. Join Becky, the gang, and one really depressed bunny as they get themselves into all sorts of trouble on and around campus.

Synopsis: What's worse than having a sick teacher? Having your sick teacher be a really cranky 11-year old…that's what. When the sick bug quarantines the whole school, both temperatures and tempers are rising to dangerously hilarious health levels. Things get even weirder when Ichijo electrocutes Himeko turning her into a world-conquering maniac, while the Drama Club and the Film Club finally come to blows in their longstanding war against each other. Later, when Becky doesn't show up for school, the girls decide to draft an imposter to replace her so she doesn't get in trouble with the most terrifying presence at the school—the dreaded PTA! Make sure you're not late for more A+ craziness with the maniac class of Paniponi Dash!

Paniponi Dash!: Delinquent Genius (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release episodes 19 through 22, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include AD Vid-Notes™, a video short “In Class With The Cast”, videos for both “Yellow Vacation: Rei Version” and “Yellow Vacation: No. 6 Version”, plus clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.


DVD Product Details

Volume: 5 of 6

Running Time: 100 min.

Age Rating: TV PG

CAT: DPPD/005

UPC: 702727158728

Pre-Book Date: 7/17/2007

Street Date: 8/14/2007

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98


Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


BEST STUDENT COUNCIL:
SPECIAL TALENTS - CRAZY TIMES

“A Fun and Energetic Anime.” – Animation World Magazine

ADV Films is proud to announce the release of the fifth volume of Best Student Council. Join the council and the infamous puppet when they arrive on August 14.

From the Production Team at J.C. Staff (Azumanga Daioh) and Director Yoshiaki Iwasaki (Love Hina) comes the most highly anticipated comedy of the year. Join the girls of the academy and one strange puppet on one ride that is sure to leave you laughing.

Synopsis: At Miyagami Academy, the students in the “Maximum Authority Wielding” Best Student Council have some pretty special talents. But what if one of those extra-special students is really a puppet? Or what if, against her family's wishes, she's so talented that she's asked to become the next big idol in Japan? Or what if she finds a tiny baby and everyone thinks it's hers, or worse yet, that she's a man? To top it all off, what if she creates a card game about all of her friends and exposes their innermost feelings and secrets to the whole world? Now that's just wrong! Or is it? Find out for yourself in volume five of the Best Student Council. When things get a little crazy around Miyagami Academy, these talented students are at their best.

Best Student Council: Special Talents, Crazy Times (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release episodes 19 through 22, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include the Japanese game promo, 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 PG

CAT: DGOS/005

UPC: 702727167225

Pre-Book Date: 7/17/2007

Street Date: 8/14/2007

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98


Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


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 the new Guyver, Le Chevalier D'Eon, Gantz, and Elfen Lied. 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 variety 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. Anime Network 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, North America's top-selling 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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