ADV Announces June 19 Releases

HOUSTON, April 16, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you the first volume of the futuristic sci-fi thriller 009-1 as well as the third volume of this year’s premiere title, Le Chevalier D’Eon. Both of these amazing titles will be available on June 19!

Volume 1

Secrets, Sci-Fi and Super Sexy Cyborgs

ADV Films is proud to bring you the first volume of 009-1, a new sleek and sexy sci-fi adventure from one of Japan’s most celebrated creators. Be there when the ladies of the Double Zero intellegance division arrive on June 19!

From legendary creator Shotaro Ishinomori (Kamen Rider, Kikaider, Gilgamesh) with help from veteran production companies TBS (Ah! My Goddess, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World) and Aniplex (Fullmetal Alchemist, Blood+) comes 009-1. The series stars Mylene Hoffman, a secret agent that Anime Insider describes as, “sophisticated, charming and disarming.”

Synopsis: In a world where the Cold War never ended, East and West continue to battle for technological and political supremacy. Mylene Hoffman, field commander of the elite Double Zero intelligence division, exists in this world with her eyes open and her body always ready to do battle. She puts the intelligence into “intelligence agent” and her body into “body of evidence!” Liberating benevolent scientists, tagging along with would-be monster-slayers, meeting her match in the world’s most hard-boiled assassin and navigating a deadly labyrinth of horrors are all in a day’s work for Mylene. There’s no problem she can’t solve with the proper application of high explosives, fast-talk, deceptive jewelry, make-up and the right moves behind closed doors! In a world of -spy mystery and intrigue, discover who she kisses one minute and kills the next. Don’t miss this first action-packed volume of 009-1!

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009-1 Volume 1 (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including the first four episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include an interview with the director and staff, how the manga became an anime, information on the weapons and gadgets in the show, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 1 of 3
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV MA (V, S, L)
UPC: 702727171628
Pre-Book Date: 5/22/2007
Street Date: 6/19/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


What More Can One Hope for in Anime?

ADV Films is proud to bring you the third volume of this year’s most critically acclaimed anime. Le Chevalier D’Eon is the most unique series of the new year. You can not miss out on what Ain’t It Cool News calls, “the work that Production I.G has been building towards.”

From Director Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Get Backers, Rurouni Kenshin TV) and Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell, Blood+) comes a tale of murder, mystery and mysticism. Le Chevalier D’Eon is a masterful fictionalization of the real life Charles D’Eon de Beaumont, a diplomat, writer, spy, and Freemason known as one of the best swordsman in France, whose true gender was a source of speculation well into the late 18th century.

Synopsis: The politics of dancing have never been more deadly. After meeting with the Russian royalty, D’Eon and his comrades find themselves in the Empress’ favor. Yet she has partners who want to cut in, cut them out and cut her throat. As the tempo of this political waltz speeds up, darker and more dangerous missteps are made. Secret sorcerers show their true faces and powerful players make desperate moves. D’Eon will at last come face-to-face with the traitor to his cause and, quite possibly, the one responsible for his sister Lia’s demise. The music of madness reaches a crescendo. Join the dance.

Le Chevalier D’Eon: Danse Macabre (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including episodes 9 through 12, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles. Extras include a 20 page booklet insert, historical notes, episode 9 commentary with Chris Hutchison (Bestuzhev) and Steven Foster (ADR Director), episode 10 commentary with Lesley Tesh (Lorenza) and Amit Patel (Robespierre), episode 11 commentary with Alice Fulks (Elizabeta) and Steven Foster (ADR Director), episode 12 commentary with Jessica Boone (Ekaterina) and Jose Diaz (Pyotr), plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Still Available!

Le Chevalier D’Eon is available in a special collector edition box. This special collector’s edition contains the second volume of Le Chevalier D’Eon in a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire six volume series (SRP $39.98).

DVD Product Details
Volume: 3 of 6
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV 14 (V)
UPC: 702727176425
Pre-Book Date: 5/22/2007
Street Date: 6/19/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

About ADV Films:

In the 14 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 Gantz, Elfen Lied, Chrono Crusade, Peacemaker and DNAngel. 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 multitude 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. It 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, the premier 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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