ADV acquires Project Blue Earth SOS

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Retro Design Meets Modern Movie Magic

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 science fiction OVA series Project Blue Earth SOS.

Brought to life by veteran director Tensai Okamura (Naruto The Movie, Wolf’s Rain) and the production team at Studio A.C.G.T. (Kino’s Journey, Human Crossing), Project Blue Earth SOS is a beautiful sci-fi period piece combining a retro look with modern production techniques and crisp clean animation.  The show is based off a series of illustrations from original creator Shigeru Komatsuzaki, a famous Japanese artist who worked on many landmark titles such as Thunderbirds and Agatron.

Synopsis: At the turn of the century, humanity has reached a technological high-mark with the creation of the G-Reaction, an advanced engine capable of extraordinary speeds.  During the unveiling of a new train utilizing the G-Reaction system, the train and its technology disappear in a flash of beautiful light. Witnessing the disappearing act are Billy, Penny and Lotta.  It isn’t long until the three teens discover that similar disappearances have been occurring across the globe, and an invasion looms on the horizon.  With invasion imminent, the world’s greatest minds have joined forces to form the Labyrinth Alliance, and Billy, Penny and Lotta are its newest “volunteers.”  Together the trio will help to pilot the Sky Knight, the only fighter plane capable of defending Earth from destruction.               

Project Blue Earth SOS is comprised of six segments, each forty-five minutes in length.  A release date has not yet been 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 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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