FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADV ANNOUNCES JULY 24 RELEASES
HOUSTON, May 21, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you the next chapter of the title you may have trouble saying, but still love to watch! Volume four of Utawarerumono will be available to fans everywhere on July 24.
THE PRICE OF FREEDOM
“ADV May Have a Sleeper Hit for 2007 on Their Hands…”
– Advanced Media Network
From veteran production studio Oriental Light and Magic (Berserk, Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor) comes the tale of a man in a mask he can’t remove. With a heart-felt story and exciting action set in a far-off land, Utawarerumono will appeal to fans of Inuyasha. Make sure to get your dose of action and intrigue in what J-Ent calls, “A Riveting Must-See Series.”
Synopsis: On a strange and foreboding journey where evil attacks at every turn, Emperor Hakuoro finds that freedom comes at the expense of moral convictions. As war continues to rage across the land, Hakuoro must summon his inner demon and confront the atrocity head-on. Meanwhile, another masked stranger takes an unsolicited interest in Hakuoro – but he is too busy fending off romantic advances, trying to save face with Eluluu and searching for the truth about his past. This exciting installment of Utawarerumono has it all: bloodshed, burning, death, destruction, redemption and resurrection. Add to that a cute mythological creature, a mysterious voyage and a drunken tryst or two – and you’re in for a frenetic and fantastic adventure!
Utawarerumono: The Price of Freedom (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 15 through 18, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include the 15 minute video “Utawarerumono: The Story So Far…”, extended episode previews, a character art gallery, a glossary of terms, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.
DVD Product Details
Volume: 4 of 6
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV 14 (V)
Pre-Book Date: 6/26/2007
Street Date: 7/24/2007
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.