ADV July 3rd releases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADV ANNOUNCES JULY 3 RELEASES

HOUSTON, May 2, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you both seasons one and two of the sci-fi hit Gravion, as well as the season three, volume two release of UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie: Bride of Celestial Souls’ Day.  Both titles will be available on July 3.  

GRAVION AND GRAVION ZWEI

COMPLETE COLLECTION

“It’s enough to send a horny robot-obsessed thirteen-year-old into a coma.” – DVD Verdict

ADV Films is proud to bring you a combo-collection long overdue!  All the adventure, mecha and fan-service of both Gravion and Gravion Zwei are now available in one sleek and sexy thin-packed case.

Directed by Masami Obari (Bubblegum Crisis, Fatal Fury) and animated by world renowned animation studio GONZO (Full Metal Panic!, Chrono Crusade), the Gravion series is a sci-fi romp with all the action, comedy and adventure a fan could want.

Synopsis: When mankind faces an alien force with technology light years ahead of its own, will they be enough to save the Earth from destruction?  The fate of humanity rests in the hands of the mysterious billionaire Sandman and a young band of orphaned misfits.  Sandman’s units control the Gravion, a robotic deity forged of circuits and steel.  But can his erstwhile pilots stop fighting amongst themselves long enough to fight the Zeravire?  Or will the Earth be lost before the fight has even begun?  Hold onto your seats!  With plenty of bouncing, gravity-defying breasts, enough merry maids to staff a small hotel, lots of deep, dark secrets and non-stop battles, the Gravion series has all the fan service, intrigue and outright action that you’ve been looking for.  In Gravion Zwei Sandman and his ragtag crew of misfits and loners are back at it again, only this time, they won’t be the only ones on duty!  Enter the elite G-Soldier Squadron, the first unit of the government’s attempt to mass-produce Gravion technology. Led by ace pilot Faye, will the G-Soldiers push the Earthgertz gang out of a job? 

Gravion and Gravion Zwei Complete Collection (SRP $54.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including the first and second season on six disks, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. 

DVD Product Details

Running Time:     625 min.

Age Rating:          TV MA (V, S)

CAT:                      DGV/BX5

UPC:                       702727151422

Pre-Book Date:    6/5/2007

Street Date:          7/3/2007

Format:                  DVD

SRP:                       $54.98 

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

UFO ULTRAMAIDEN VALKYRIE:

BRIDE OF CELESTIAL SOULS’ DAY

TIME TRIPPIN’ TERROR & WEDDING WOES

“Warning: Hottie harem sci-fi comedic frolics contained herein!” – theOtaku.com

ADV Films is pleased to bring a series for all the lovers of hotty harem shows.  The second volume of the third series of UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie: Bride of Celestial Souls’ Day will be available on March 3.     

Created by Kaishaku (Steel Angel Kurumi) with characters designed by Maki Fujii (Strawberry Eggs), UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie is a fast-paced thrill ride that should appeal to fans of Maburaho.  Featuring equal parts action, comedy, and fan service, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie has something for everyone!

Synopsis: The blessed day is drawing near for Valkyrie and Kazuto, but that doesn’t mean things are all pretty flowers and over-priced cake.  Oh, no!  This wouldn’t be UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie if there weren’t a ship-load of problems to sort out before the happy couple can seal the deal.  First you have Laine discovering the magical time-traveling powers of a nice warm bath.   Unfortunately, it results in three versions of the little pest running around causing havoc.  Plus, ruthless pirates are creeping closer to the Royal Family’s treasure as we speak.  To top things off, Little Valkyrie just decided to run away from home.  What could possibly make things worse?  You don’t have to ask because this volume answers everything.  The day we’ve all been waiting for.  The magic hour.  The moment of truth.  Cue the reception band and grab a handful of rice!  This is the big one and it’s going to be a wild ride!

UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie Bride of Celestial Souls Day: Time Trippin’ Terror and  Wedding Woes (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including three episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.  Extras include Valkyrie World Notes, Messages From the Voice Actors, a collection of Japanese commercials, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases. 

DVD Product Details

Volume:                 2 of 2     

Running Time:     75 min.

Age Rating:          TV MA (S, L)

CAT:                      DUPV/009                             

UPC:                       702727175527       

Pre-Book Date:    6/5/2007

Street Date:          7/3/2007

Format:                  DVD

SRP:                       $29.98                    

                               

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

About ADV Films:

In the 14 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 Gantz, Elfen Lied, Chrono Crusade, Peacemaker and DNAngel.  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 multitude 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.  It 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, the premier 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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