ADV Announces January 22 Releases

HOUSTON, November 20, 2007 – ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you two great titles, including the third volume of Red Garden and an affordable new thin-pack, Comic Party Revolution TV Complete Collection. These titles will be available on store shelves January 22.


ADV Films is pleased to present the latest chapter in the new horror series that has critics agog. Described as “violent, shocking, and sexy” (JIVE Magazine), Red Garden: The Body Snatchers will be available in stores January 22.

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: Just as the girls grow accustomed to killing, they are confronted with the soul-shaking consequences of their new, murderous “life.” For it seems their ravenous, monstrous prey are victims just like themselves—innocent pawns of an evil game being played in the streets of New York. Worse, it seems the players are not limiting the match to the moonlight hours anymore. Seasoned gamers, they begin encroaching in the daylight, slipping into each other's camps to discover strategy and secrets, drawing even the most innocent of girls into the most wicked of traps—love. Don't miss the next play in anime's most dangerous game, Red Garden.

Red Garden: The Body Snatchers (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 6
Running Time: 100 mins.
Age Rating: TV MA (V)
CAT: DRG/003
UPC: 702727122927
Pre-Book Date: 12/18/2007
Street Date: 1/22/2008
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

Collectors Edition Still Available!

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


“Bolder And Funnier Than The Original Series.” – Active Anime

ADV Films is pleased to announce the attractive new thin-pack compilation Comic Party Revolution TV Complete Collection, containing the entire fan-favorite series, will be available on January 22.

After failing his examinations, Sendo Kazuki spends his days aimlessly – that is, until his childhood friend, Taishi, drags Kazuki into the world of fan comics. But this harmless diversion soon becomes an obsession as Kazuki is drawn further into otaku culture. In the dog-eat-dog world of fan comics, you need more than talent to realize your dreams!

Synopsis: A man-made island is located on the edge of Tokyo, well off the beaten path. And now, the time is drawing near when this island of cold concrete will be set afire with passion. People will gather here to draw manga, search for manga, and get passionate about manga! It's a joyous celebration of individuals who have staked their entire youths on doujinshi. It's the event known as – Comic Party! In this hilarious follow up to Comic Party, we rejoin Kazuki, Mizuki and all their friends a year later. Kazuki has grown more confident in his abilities as a doujinshi (amateur comic) artist. The rivalry between Yuu and Eimi has grown even fiercer, and Taishi is crazier than ever!

Comic Party Revolution TV Complete Collection (SRP $44.98 DVD) is a DVD-only thin-packed release including the entire 13 episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles, plus all of the video extras from the original single disc releases.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 325 mins.
Age Rating: TV PG (V)
UPC: 702727157127
Pre-Book Date: 12/18/2007
Street Date: 1/22/2008
Format: DVD
SRP: $44.98

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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