FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADV ACQUIRES NEW SERIES
Teens Defend Tokyo in Fast-Paced Action Series
HOUSTON June 26, 2007 – ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce it has acquired the exclusive home video and broadcast rights in North America for the new 26 episode anime series Tokyo Majin.
Tokyo Majin is an amazing new series from the production teams at AIC Spirits (Tokko) and BeSTACK (The World of Narue). The series is based on the hit Japanese game series for PlayStation, but fans of Bleach will feel right at home with this supernatural shounen show, which pits high school rivals against weird monsters determined to take down Tokyo. With cool characters, fluid animation, and more action than you thought could be crammed into a single series, Tokyo Majin is an A-list anime series for teens and adults.
Synopsis: Deep beneath the streets of Tokyo, the spirits of the long-dead and forgotten grow restless. Holy shrines of once-great men are being desecrated, and a string of murders and missing bodies plague the police. Innocents are dying and the dead are rising. In the midst of the madness, mysterious transfer student Tatsuma Hiyu arrives at Magami High School. Thrust together with resident delinquent Kyouichi Horaiji, class president Aoi Misato, captain of the archery team Komaki Sakurai and wrestling club captain Yuya Daigo, Hiyu and the others must fight a swarm of evil. The dark forces these youths confront are shrouded in mystery, but the threat to Tokyo is clear.
Tokyo Majin is a 26 episode series presented over six DVDs, the first release of which has yet to be scheduled.
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 Network™ 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 Manga™, dedicated to publishing graphic novels. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit www.advfilms.com.