August 11, 2006
The Epic Adventure Begins!
“NOEIN VOLUME ONE” PREMIERES ON DVD FROM
Five Ground-Breaking Episodes From the Acclaimed Anime Series
Invade Our Dimension October 17th, 2006
Chicago, IL – Time bends… Space folds… Adventure abounds! From the number one rated anime series on the Bandai TV Channel in Japan comes Noein Volume One from Manga Entertainment, an IDT Entertainment company. One of the most innovative anime productions ever, with over 6000 cels shot per episode – twice the average for a normal TV animated series – Noein (or To Your Other Self) Volume One on DVD presents the first five installments starting October 17th with the down-to-earth SRP of $19.98. Pre-book is September 6th.
As described by director Kazuki Akane (“Geneshaft,” “Escaflowne”), “Noein” is the anime genre’s “Stand By Me.” In the near future, a violent battle takes place between the dimension La’cryma (protector of humanity) and dimension Shangri-La, bent on the annihilation of all space-time. A group known as the Dragon Calvary is dispatched through space and time, searching for the only thing that can stop the invasion: the Dragon’s Torque. In the present, twelve-year old Haruka and her friend Yuu are contemplating running away from home when they meet a member of the Dragon Calvary named Karasu (Crow). He believes that Haruka possesses the Dragon’s Torque – and claims to be Yuu from fifteen years in the future…
Public response to Noein has been tremendous, with the ratings 1.5 times greater than the previous record-holder for #1 rated anime show in Japan. Fan reviews on Anime-Source.com have been similarly enthusiastic, with raves including “superb,” “…an amazing series,” and “…by far this is the greatest anime this season!”
Noein Volume One on DVD features the first five exciting installments:
1.Blue Snow 2. Runaway 3. Hunted 4. Friends 5. And Then…
Not only will consumers receive an “extreme value” with five episodes housed on one disc – the average anime DVD contains four episodes at a substantially higher SRP – but can also thrill to the following value-added bonus features:
- Widescreen presentation (1.78:1), enhanced for 16×9 TVs
- Behind-The-Scenes: On Location with Actors and Directors (14:35)
- Two Alternate Openings
- Textless Opening and Ending
- Original Japanese Promos
Noein Volume One
Pre-Book Date: September 6th, 2006 Street Date: October 17th, 2006
Cat. #: M2063 ISBN: 0 1313 82063-9 8 Not Rated
Running Time: 157 minutes; 25 minutes extras SRP: $19.98
English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo; Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo;
Close-Captioned; with English Subtitles
Manga Entertainment Inc. specializes in the production and distribution of Japanese animation for theatrical, DVD and home video release worldwide. Manga’s cutting-edge film collection also features Asian live-action, cult, pop-culture and international animation. The Manga film library is marketed and distributed in the U.S. through Anchor Bay Entertainment, a subsidiary of IDT Entertainment. Manga is headquartered in Chicago and has offices in London and Tokyo. www.manga.com
Manga Entertainment is an IDT Entertainment company. IDT Entertainment is a vertically integrated entertainment company that develops, produces, and distributes proprietary and licensed entertainment content.