ADV Announces January 15 Titles

HOUSTON, November 15, 2007 – ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to present three great new titles for January 15, including volume two of Venus Versus Virus, the third volume of Xenosaga, and the massive Get Backers Seasons 1 & 2 Collection.


Volume Two Also Available With a Limited Edition Collectors Box

ADV Films is pleased to bring you the second volume of Venus Versus Virus, which hits store shelves January 15.

From veteran director Shinichiro Kimura (Maburaho, Burn Up Excess) and the production team at Studio Hibari (Nerima Daikon Brothers) comes an exciting new adventure title rife with monsters, mayhem, and Gothic Lolita heroines with plenty of 'tude! Venus Versus Virus first aired on Japanese television in January of 2007. Based on the hit manga series, this hot new series is an action-packed treat for fans of Underworld, Chrono Crusade, and other high-energy supernatural actioners.

Synopsis: As the battle for human souls rages on, newer and more powerful Virus demons arise to confront mankind's last line of defense, the Venus Vanguard. To make matters worse, one of the newest Virus seems completely immune to the Vanguard's weaponry, and it's taken a personal interest in destroying Sumire! Meanwhile, Lucia's got troubles of her own: faced with a foe even more powerful than herself, her only chance may be summoning the power of her mystical left eye, whatever the cost! Unfortunately, new revelations about the source of her powers won't make the Vanguard's mission any easier… they might just tear it apart! Get ready to lock and load up on the only anti-demon therapy that may save your soul… because the Virus is spreading in the second volume of Venus Versus Virus!

Venus Versus Virus: Epidemic (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only anamorphic release including episodes five through eight, presented in both English and Japanese with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Available!

A limited edition Collectors Box for Venus Versus Virus is available. This special collectors edition contains the second volume of Venus Versus Virus in a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire three volume series (SRP $39.98).

DVD Product Details

Volume: 2 of 3
Running Time: 100 mins.
Age Rating: TV 14 (V, L)
CAT: DVV/002
DVV/BX1 Collectors Box
UPC: 702727173820
702727179228 Collectors Box
Pre-Book Date: 12/18/07
Street Date: 1/15/08
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98
$39.98 Collectors Box

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


ADV Films is pleased to bring you the third and final volume of Xenosaga, the epic science-fiction adventure based off the beloved video game trilogy, in stores January 15.

From acclaimed studio Toei Animation (Air Gear) comes a 12 episode series that gamers and anime fans are sure to enjoy. The Xenosaga anime is inspired by the first installment of the Xenosaga video game trilogy for the PlayStation 2, Episode One: Der Wille zur Macht. The Xenosaga games gained great acclaim from fans and critics alike, ranking as one of the most popular role-playing game series of its generation. Whether you enjoyed the video game series or pulse-pounding space adventures, Xenosaga will have you feeling right at home!

Synopsis: Wide spread panic erupts as the merciless Gnosis are drawn to the Kukai Foundation en masse! But even as the Song of Nephilim is sung, the battle continues! As Shion and his allies organize a desperate evacuation of the civilian population, Albedo uses the ensuing terror to advance his own agenda with the capture of MOMO! Bloodied but not defeated, and now suffering from the loss of one of their own, Shion, KOSMOS and the others must now face their ultimate challenge! Can they rescue MOMO? Will the Realiens discover if they possess free will? Find out who will live or die in the climatic final chapter of Xenosaga The Animation!

Xenosaga: Free Will (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 clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 3 (of 3)
Running Time: 100 mins.
Age Rating: TV 14 (V)
CAT: DXS/003
UPC: 702727178627
Pre-Book Date: 12/18/2007
Street Date: 1/15/2008
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


Packed With Stirring Fight Scenes And Plenty Of Unexpected Twists.”
– Anime News Network

ADV Films is pleased to present the Get Backers Seasons 1 & 2 Collection, containing all 1225 minutes of the fan-favorite series in a single compilation, which will hit store shelves January 15.

Get Backers, animated by the famous Studio Deen (Jing – King of Bandits), is the story of Ginji Amano and Ban Midou, two chronically broke but supernaturally empowered youths who run a “recovery service.” Their motto? “If it was taken, get it back.”

Synopsis: Everyone knows the feeling. You come home and find your home broken into. Your possessions are thrown around. Dresser drawers are ransacked. Everything you own has the unmistakable feel of a stranger's fingers on them. The only thing worse than that is what isn't there: the things that once belonged to you that have been taken by creeps. But now is not the time to despair. There's no time for anger. There's only time to call Ban and Ginji, the Get Backers! No one will be refused. (At least not until that huge bar tab they've run up gets paid off!) Prepare to meet your new heroes. The guys who will restore order where there is only chaos and justice where crime has run free. The dudes who will bring that cute stuffed animal back to its rightful owner. They're the Get Backers. They're one phone call away and they're ready to take your case!

Get Backers Seasons 1 & 2 Collection (SRP $89.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including the entire series, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 1225 mins.
Age Rating: TV PG (V, D)
UPC: 702727152320
Pre-Book Date: 12/18/2007
Street Date: 1/15/2008
Format: DVD
SRP: $89.98

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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