ADV Announces Pumpkin Scissors Launch October 23

Aug 24th 2007
Also New Le Chevalier D'Eon, Paniponi Dash!

HOUSTON, August 23, 2007 – ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to present four great new titles, including the thin-packed Slayers OVA Collection, new volumes of Le Chevalier D'Eon and Paniponi Dash, and the launch of the brand new war series Pumpkin Scissors. These titles will be available on store shelves October 23.


PUMPKIN SCISSORS: HONOR AND BLOOD

ADV Films is pleased to bring you the first volume of Pumpkin Scissors, the action-packed new series that fans have been waiting for! Pumpkin Scissors: Honor and Blood will be available on October 23.

Powerhouse studios GONZO (Afro Samurai, Chrono Crusade) and AIC (Solty Rei, Ah! My Goddess) have teamed up with famed director Katsuhito Akiyama (Thundercats, Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor) to create a masterpiece that has revitalized the war genre in anime. With gorgeous animation, hardboiled characters, and exciting action, Pumpkin Scissors is a series that has it all. The six volume manga upon which the anime series is based will be published in North America by Del Rey Manga.

Synopsis: Some casualties of war never heal. Yet for those who remain in power, the spoils can be sweet indeed. In the aftermath of the Great War, Lt. Alice Malvin is charged to take command of the Imperial Army's Intelligence Section Three, an elite team where even the newest member hunts down tanks with a handgun. Their code name: Pumpkin Scissors. Her mission: to sharpen IS3 into a deadly instrument of justice, and to expose the corrupt power-mad nobility who prey on the weak. But as Malvin starts to peel away the layers of a government cover-up involving a defunct super-soldier program, she discovers the existence of a military technology decades ahead of what the Army has! As terrifying secrets crawl out of the tomb in which they were buried, war becomes hell in the first stunning volume of Pumpkin Scissors!

Pumpkin Scissors (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only anamorphic release including the first four episodes, 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 minutes
Age Rating: TV 14 (V, L)
CAT: DPMP/001
UPC: 702727151224
Pre-Book Date: 9/25/2007
Street Date: 10/23/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


LE CHEVALIER D'EON: VOLTE-FACE

“Beautifully Drawn And Wonderfully Told” – Film.com

ADV Films is pleased to present the fifth volume in the masterfully told story that appeals to fans of history, politics and zombies! Le Chevalier D'Eon: Volte-Face arrives in stores October 23.

From Director Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Getbackers, Rurouni Kenshin (TV) and Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Blood+) comes a tale of murder, mystery and mysticism. Le Chevalier D'Eon is a masterful fictionalization of the real life Charles D'Eon de Beaumont, a diplomat, writer, spy, and Freemason known as one of the best swordsman in France, whose true gender was a source of speculation well into the late 18th century.

Synopsis: The tables are turning. On everyone. Rumors of war whisper across the continent. And the machinations of two monarchies increase their sway over spies, swordsmen and spirits. For d'Eon, it means that one very close to him will betray him. For his sister Lia, it means her spirit will strike with an even greater vengeance to punish those responsible for killing someone very close to her. And as a dark cadre of evil priests pray for even greater continental power, one of the Four Musketeers will fall victim to the most grisly curse of all. Don't miss the most critically acclaimed anime of the year!

Le Chevalier D'Eon: Volte-Face (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only anamorphic release including episodes 17-20, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles. Extras include historical notes, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.


DVD Product Details

Volume: 5 of 6
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: TV 14 (V)
CAT: DCDE/005
UPC: 702727176623
Pre-Book Date: 9/25/2007
Street Date: 10/23/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


PANIPONI DASH! CHAOS CUM LAUDE


ADV Films is pleased to bring you the sixth and final volume in the most hilarious anime comedy of 2007! Paniponi Dash! Chaos Cum Laude streets October 23.

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: After being dragged into a student puppet theatre, the young genius teacher Becky finds REAL drama when the principal storms her research room. What does he tell her? That a giant comet is headed straight for Earth—and she and her class of crazies have to save the planet! But before they can get 'round to that, it's time for a blast from the past. Actually, TO the past, where Becky is an evil politician trying to avoid 1-C going samurai assassin on her butt after she imposes a tax on tears (which, when you're teens stuck in the feudal era with Becky, are bound to fall often).

Paniponi Dash!: Delinquent Genius (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 23 though 26, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. On disc extras include AD Vid-Notes, “Chalkboard Champions” results, “Experience the Earth,” and “Special Opening: Girl Q,” plus clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.


DVD Product Details

Volume: 6 of 6
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: TV PG
CAT: DPPD/006
UPC: 702727158827
Pre-Book Date: 9/25/2007
Street Date: 10/23/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


SLAYERS OVA COLLECTION

ADV Films is pleased to bring you a beautiful, bargain-priced new collection containing of all The Slayers OVAs. Slayers OVA Collection goes on sale October 23.

In the annals of fantasy there is no mage as feared, no sorcerer as powerful as the fiery Lina Inverse. And when the exceptionally well-endowed Na-Ga the Serpent accompanies her, the forces of evil will find there's nowhere to hide! From Hajime Kanzaka, creator of Lost Universe.

Slayers OVA Collection (SRP $19.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release collecting all The Slayers OVAs, presented in both English and Japanese with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 150 minutes
Age Rating: TV 14 (V, D)
CAT: DSL/BX2
UPC: 702727180620
Pre-Book Date: 9/25/2007
Street Date: 10/23/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98

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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