ADV February 2nd releases

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HOUSTON, December 20, 2007—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce two great titles, including the first volume of Devil May Cry and the second volume of Magikano.  These titles will be available on store shelves February 5.


Also Available With a Limited Edition Collectors Box

ADV Films is pleased to present the jiggly new magical comedy that will have you laughing straight out of the gate!  MagiKano: Witch Hunt is the second of three DVD volumes, and it hits store shelves February 5.

Magikano is a magical comedy filled with mayhem, laughs, and good old fashioned fan service!  Produced by Studio GONZO (Welcome to the NHK, Chrono Crusade) and directed by Seiji Kishi (Ragnarok The Animation), Magikano is just what the doctor ordered for fans of Maburaho.

Synopsis: Haruo’s life hasn’t gotten any easier since Ayumi came flying into it. And now, Ayumi has to deal
not only with crushing the curse on her, but with a bumbling witch hunter out to get her, too! With all she’s got on her plate, Ayumi’s goal of “turning Haruo into a real man” seems even further out of reach. Especially with interference from that stupid witch hunter! But it is bikini season after all, and Ayumi plans to use her body to her full advantage! That is, if she can

keep Haruo in good health!  Wait a minute! Another new maid has arrived? And she’s going to

“take care” of Haruo?! Is she another witch, too?! What will Ayumi and Haruo’s sisters do about this?! And what will they do when Ayumi’s bad-girl sister comes into the picture?

Magkiano: Witch Hunt (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes six through nine in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.  Extras include clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases. 

Collectors Edition Available!

A limited edition Collectors Box for Magikano is available.  This special collectors edition contains the second volume of Magikano in a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire three volume series (SRP $39.98).

DVD Product Details

Volume:                              2 of 3

Running Time:     100 mins.

Age Rating:          TV 14 (S, L)

CAT:                     DMGK/002

                              DMGK/BX1        Collectors Box

UPC:                     702727177224

                              702727177422   Collectors Box

Pre-Book Date:   1/8/2008

Street Date:          2/5/2008

Format:                 DVD

SRP:                     $29.98

                              $39.98                  Collectors Box

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



DVD Launch Corresponds With New Capcom Game Release

ADV is pleased to announce that volume one of Devil May Cry: The Animated Series will hit store shelves on February 5, the same day that Capcom’s much-anticipated Devil May Cry 4 video game is released for the Playstation and Xbox 360 game systems. 

Capcom is also releasing a special Devil May Cry 4 Collector’s Edition on February 5, including both Capcom’s new video game and the first volume of ADV’s anime series.  The Collectors Edition sports an attractive Steelbook case holding the game, the anime DVD, and a bonus DVD including a “making of” feature on the new game and many other cool game-related extras.  Fans purchasing the Devil May Cry 4 Collector’s Edition will be able to enter their address at the ADV website to receive a volume 1 DVD case plus a coupon for $5 off volume 2 with the limited edition anime Collectors Box.

When the first Devil May Cry game was released on the PlayStation 2 in 2001, a legend was born.  Selling over 4 million copies, the dark hero Dante took a nation of gamers by storm with his relentless quest to rid the world of darkness.  Two sequels only added to the series’ success, and with a new version on both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 coming, Devil May Cry remains one of the hottest franchises in gaming.

From the acclaimed production team at Madhouse Studios (Death Note, Ninja Scroll) in conjunction with the original creators at CAPCOM (Street Fighter II, Megaman), Devil May Cry is the must-see title of 2008 – not just for gamers, but anyone who enjoys a healthy dose of monsters, mayhem, guns, girls, swords and slayings.  Fans can now re-live the excitement of the games with crisp, clean animation that makes for one spectacular thrill-ride. 

Synopsis: His name is Dante.  Half demon and half human, he is charged with ridding the world of the demons that plague it…for the right price.  The doors to his business, Devil May Cry, are always open to those with money in pocket, and occasionally to some without.  Dante is approached by a man named Morrison to deliver a young heiress Patty to her inheritance.  He thinks it’s a job not worthy of his time – that is, until a group of demons intent on killing Patty crash the party.  With guns drawn and sword ready by his side, Dante will have to mow down the opposition to delivery the mark and discover just who is behind the series of attacks.  It’s only the beginning for this iconic character, as familiar faces and foes test their mettle against the crew of the Devil May Cry.           

Devil May Cry: The Animated Series volume 1  (SRP $26.96 DVD) is a DVD-only anamorphic release including the first four episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles.  Video extras include an interview with Japanese voice actor Toshiyuki Morikawa (Dante), cut scenes from the Devil May Cry 4 videogame, various promos of the new game, and game previews, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases. 

DVD Product Details

Volume:                              1 of 3

Running Time:     100 minutes

Age Rating:          TV MA (V)

CAT:                     DDMC/001

UPC:                     702727171925

Pre-Book Date:   1/8/2008

Street Date:          2/5/2008

Format:                 DVD

SRP:                     $26.96

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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