ADV Oct 9th releases

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HOUSTON, August 21, 2007 – ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to present two great new titles, including the fourth volume of the sci-fi thriller Kurau Phantom Memory and the bargain-priced Blood Reign/Kimera Double Pack.  Both titles will be available on store shelves October 9


“One of the More Exciting Releases of 2007” – Anime News Network

ADV Films is pleased to present the fourth volume of the critically-acclaimed anime series Kurau Phantom Memory.  Kurau Phantom Memory: Mirror Image will be available on October 9.

From Studio BONES (Eureka 7, Fullmetal Alchemist, RahXephon), with Character Designs by Tomomi Ozaki (Le Chevalier D’Eon) Kurau Phantom Memory is a captivating story filled with intrigue, secrets, conspiracies and revelations.  Fans of Ghost in the Shell and Noir will feel right at home.  Great animation, a solid story, and plenty of action make Kurau: Phantom Memory the perfect title for any fan.  “Rarely is sci-fi done this well, animated or not” (The Anime Review).

Synopsis: A flight to sanctuary turns into triple jeopardy when Kurau and Christmas’ shuttle is attacked twice; first by hijackers and then by the GPO!   But surviving a three-sided battle in space and a blazing rain of burning wreckage is the least of what the Rynax pair must face, as a new being with powers equal to Kurau’s own finally reveals itself… and it wants Christmas for its own!  A return to a haven from Kurua’s past becomes the launching point for a terrifying new odyssey as Kurau: Phantom Memory continues!

Kurau Phantom Memory: Mirror Image (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 13-16, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.  On-disc extras include production artwork, “Key Words,” and Japanese CD spots, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases. 

DVD Product Details

Volume:                              4 of 6

Running Time:     100 minutes

Age Rating:          TV 14 (V)

CAT:                     DKP/004

UPC:                     702727162121

Pre-Book Date:   9/11/2007

Street Date:          10/9/2007

Format:                 DVD

SRP:                     $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


Two Great Anime Horror

ADV Films celebrates Halloween with the re-release of two anime horror classics at one fiendishly low price.  The Blood Reign / Kimera Double Pack goes on sale at select outlets October 9.

These two full-length anime features complement each other beautifully.  Blood Reign is a horror story about a ninja who must destroy his undead comrade in arms.  Kimera is a genre-bending thriller about vampires from outer space bent on conquering mankind.  Horror meets action meets horror meets sci-fi in this low-priced bargain pack!

Synopsis – Blood Reign

One lone ninja warrior must seek out and destroy his former comrade in arms.  But how do you slay something that’s already dead?  Find out in this chilling horror story!

Synopsis – Kimera

Like a wolf hunting its prey, vampiric aliens have come to our planet to perpetuate their species, using humans as breeding stock.  A young man has fallen in love with Kimera, the vampire that has come to kill him.  But in order to save mankind, the aliens – including Kimera – must die!

Blood Reign / Kimera Double Pack (SRP $19.98 DVD) includes both full-length anime features on two separate DVDs.

DVD Product Details

Running Time:     80 minutes + 45 minutes

Age Rating:          TV MA (V, S, L)

CAT:                     DCY/KM

UPC:                     702727180521

Pre-Book Date:   9/11/2007

Street Date:          10/9/2007

Format:                 DVD

SRP:                     $19.98

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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