ADV Announces September 18 Releases

Aug 14th 2007
HOUSTON, August 14, 2007—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring fans two great new titles, including This Ugly Yet Beautiful World Complete Collection and the first volume of the creepy new thriller Red Garden. Both titles hit available on store shelves September 18.


“You'll Love the Super-Realistic Action” – Anime Insider

ADV Films is pleased to announce the launch of a new series, the stylish new supernatural thriller Red Garden. The first volume, Live to Kill, hits store shelves September 18.

From acclaimed studio Gonzo (Afro Samurai, Chrono Crusade) and director Kou Matsuo (Rozen Maiden) comes an urban horror masterpiece as stylish as it is disturbing. Set in modern day New York, Red Garden's unique character designs, haunting story, and realistic violence make it one of the most anticipated new series of 2007. “Red Garden is not your typical production... there's real drama and then some” (Anime Insider).

Synopsis: An odd string of suicides surrounds a private institution on Roosevelt Island. On the night a classmate dies, Kate, Rachel, Rose and Claire wake with no memories of the evenings' events. The next night, the four girls are drawn together by mysterious red butterflies only they can see. Converging at Central Park, the girls are approached by a strange woman who tells them they are dead. Now, the four girls must work together to learn the secrets of their death – and the means to return to their previous life.

Red Garden: Live to Kill (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only anamorphic release including the first four episodes of the 24 episode series, 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.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 1 (of 6)
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV MA (V)
CAT: DRG/001
UPC: 702727122729
Pre-Book Date: 8/21/2007
Street Date: 9/18/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


ADV Films is pleased to bring you This Ugly Yet Beautiful World Complete Collection, an attractive, low-priced thin-pack collection including every episode of the acclaimed series. This new collection goes on sale September 18.

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World was conceived by renowned Studio GAINAX (Neon Genesis Evangelion) as a showpiece to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Enlivened by rich characters, gripping action, and the inventive animation that Gainax is known for, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is a fitting celebration of the pioneering studio's legacy.

Synopsis: “There's nothing I can do to make a difference. Wars will be fought. People will die,” Takeru said. “I'll never matter.” He didn't know how wrong he was. Because Takeru has a very special place in this universe. And he doesn't know how special until he meets a beautiful girl who falls from the stars. Hikari seems to have no memory of who she is (or, for that matter, where her clothes are). So Takeru takes her into his care. And that's when things get nasty. For Hikari is not like other girls. Her name may mean “light”, but she has a dark history—and an even darker future. One that will change Takeru and his friends forever, and show them all just how beautiful yet cruel this universe can be!

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (SRP $59.98 DVD) is an anamorphic release of a thin-packed collection including the complete 12 episode series, presented in both English and Japanese with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 300 minutes
Age Rating: TV MA (V, S)
UPC: 702727151927
Pre-Book Date: 8/21/2007
Street Date: 9/18/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $59.98

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

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