ADV August 28th releases

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“A Riveting Must-See Series.” – J! Ent

Houston, June 25, 2007 – ADV Films is proud to announce an August 28 street date for the fifth volume of an epic fantasy series.  Fans still have trouble pronouncing it, but they all agree that Utawarerumono is a show that can’t be missed.   

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 calls “a great series for those looking for something with action, drama, a touch of comedy.”

Synopsis: In a warring land, blood runs deep and trust wears thin.  Just when Hakuoro thinks he has gained a trustworthy ally, he finds that he must defend his people against a power-hungry onslaught from an invincible mechanized force, the likes of which have never been seen in this primitive world.  When Hakuoro is backed into a corner, his inner beast is unleashed – and pieces of the mystery begin to unfold.  Is he a bloodthirsty killer, or a mystical protector of life? How did he get here?  Don’t blink, or you might miss a clue!  So sit back, relax, and decipher the flashbacks in this compelling installment of Utawarerumono!

Utawarerumono: The Beast Within (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including episodes 19 through 22, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.  Extras include the “Omake Theatre” video short, the 15-minute video “Utawarerumono: The Story So Far…”, extended episode previews, a glossary of terms, a character art gallery, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases. 

DVD Product Details

Volume:                 5 of 6

Running Time:    100 min.

Age Rating:          TV 14 (V)

CAT:                      DUM/005

UPC:                      702727161629

Pre-Book Date:    7/31/2007

Street Date:          8/28/2007

Format:                  DVD

SRP:                      $29.98 

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 Networkâ„¢ 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 Mangaâ„¢, dedicated to publishing graphic novels.  Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit

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