Madman Acquires Last Exile - Fam, The Silver Wing

Madman acquires LASTEXILE ― Fam, The Silver Wing – series set to premiere at Manifest this

MELBOURNE, Friday, 5 August 2011: Madman is proud to announce the acquisition of the highly-anticipated new
instalment in Studio Gonzo's massively popular LASTEXILE series - LASTEXILE - Fam, The Silver Wing -.

The first episode of LASTEXILE - Fam, The Silver Wing - will make its Australian screening debut at Melbourne Anime
Festival (Manifest) on Friday, 26 August, followed by an encore screening on Saturday, 27 August – over a month before
the series premieres on Japanese television.

“Madman Entertainment are extremely proud to be working with Gonzo and Manifest to be bringing Australian fans such
a rare opportunity to see a brand new anime show, especially of such a high calibre, before it even airs in Japan,” said Tim
Anderson, Managing Director, Madman Entertainment.

In LASTEXILE - Fam, The Silver Wing - the descendents of the planet's evacuees have returned to a rejuvenated
environment, now free from the pollution that drove them out so long ago. However, they now face a constant and everincreasing conflict with the planet's neglected inhabitants.

On the eve of signing a historical peace treaty with Luscinia of the Ades Federation, princesses Millia and Lily of the Turan
Kingdom are lured into a trap and attacked by Luscinia, ruthlessly provoking war. Left for dead, the princesses are
intercepted by The Vespa, a ‘Vanship’ piloted by our titular heroine, Fam – a member of the Sky Pirates.

Although fans have been waiting eight years for this new chapter, they will NOT be disappointed. The original LASTEXILE
creative team from the revered Studio Gonzo (HELLSING, FULL METAL PANIC, STRIKE WITCHES) have joined forces once
again for LASTEXILE - Fam, The Silver Wing - and have created an action-packed adventure series that builds upon the
original with cutting edge visual effects, a fantastically complex world of intricately designed mechanics, unbelievable
costumes and unforgettable characters.

Madman is a leading independent film and television distribution and rights management company, with offices in
Australia and New Zealand. Madman is renowned for its commitment to quality Australian and foreign film, factual
content, as well as highly collectable categories such as Japanese anime, genre film, animation and cult
television. Madman's capabilities encompass end to end acquisition, marketing, creative, sales and distribution in all
mediums and formats, from the silver screen to the digital realm. Madman is also a proud producer of Australian film
and television content. Celebrating 15 years in 2011, put simply, Madman is mad for entertainment.
Madman is owned by Funtastic Limited, one of Australia's largest wholesalers of consumer products into retail outlets
and an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed company.

Melbourne Anime Festival, or ‘Manifest’ for short, is a full three day festival focusing on arts of anime and manga, as well
as Japanese Culture. It is run annually at the Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, Australia. This year it will be run at on
the 26th August - 28th August 2011

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