ADV ANNOUNCES AUGUST 7 RELEASE: AIR GEAR: WINGS REBORN
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HOUSTON, May 29, 2007 – ADV Films is proud to announce an August 7 release date for the fourth volume of the high-flying shounen adventures of Ikki and the gang in Air Gear!
Based on the hit manga series by Oh! Great (Tenjho Tenge) and produced by Toei Animation (Dragonball Z, Zatch Bell), Air Gear is set in a world with a need for speed. This is the un-edited version that fans have been waiting for, so say good-bye to the crows and get ready for Air Gear to go!
Synopsis: Ikki has formed a team of Storm Riders with the help of some new friends and old allies. With their first victory in the bag, they have begun their journey to the top of the ranks. Unfortunately for Ikki, Rika, eldest of the Sleeping Forest sisters, will do anything to keep the little crow safe and grounded. It’s a good thing Ringo is there to teach Ikki a few new tricks to survive the territory and parts wars to come. Will Ikki get his bell rung or will he prove once and for all that nothing is limited for the Sky King? Don’t miss all the high-flying, heart-pumping, breast-bouncing action that is Air Gear!
Air Gear: Wings Reborn (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including the episodes 13 through 17, presented 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.
DVD Product Details
Volume: 4 of 6
Running Time: 125 min.
Age Rating: TV MA (L,S)
Pre-Book Date: 7/10/2007
Street Date: 8/7/2007
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 www.advfilms.com.