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ADV Announces Releases for May 22 and May 29

HOUSTON, March 27, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased announce the release dates of three titles! The Gilgamesh Complete Collection will be available on May 22. The Misaki Chronicles Complete Collection and volume three of Moeyo Ken TV will be available on May 29.


“…A Roller Coaster Ride of Thrills and Spills…” – DVD Talk

ADV Films is pleased to bring you the complete thin-packed collection of Gilgamesh, the gothic masterpiece that Play Magazine calls “Anime unlike any you’ve seen before.” The entire saga will be available on May 22.

Gilgamesh is the sci-fi masterpiece from Shotaro Ishinomori (009-1, Kamen Rider). Ishinomori has created a dark, post-apocalyptic world where the sky has been turned into a psychedelic mirror, and civilization is only a shadow of its former self. It is a place where beautiful assassins transform into terrifying winged creatures, where children are born with amazing powers and where a brother and sister are hunted by organizations with shadowy agendas. Gorgeous animation, breakthrough character designs, and stunning visuals make this suspenseful, addictive tale of mystery, magic, and espionage the first gothic masterpiece of the new millennium!

[ad#longpost]Synopsis: After the terrorist incident of October 10, the sky has been turned into a psychedelic mirror, sadly reflecting a civilization that’s only a shadow of its former world. As the world struggles to rebuild itself, two powerful forces wage a secret and terrifying war. Trying to restore the world to its former state is Orga, a tiny group of mutants with amazing psychic powers. Controlled by a wealthy and powerful widow known only as The Countess, they wait within her secret lair in the posh Hotel Providence for their enemy to stir, a dark cadre who’ve taken the name Gilgamesh. A black leather-clad army of beautiful and mysterious beings, Gilgamesh bow only to their “master”, the brilliantly dangerous scientist who seeks to finish the terrorist attack he started years before. Caught between these warring factions are two runaways, a brother and sister who hold the key to destroying the world, or saving it.

Gilgamesh Complete Collection (SRP $69.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including all 26 episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details
Running Time: 650 min.
Age Rating: TV 14 (V)
UPC: 702727146527
Pre-Book Date: 4/24/2007
Street Date: 5/22/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $69.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


“…Refreshingly Fun and Addictive…” – Anime On DVD

ADV Films is pleased to bring you the complete thin-packed collection of Misaki Chronicles, the follow-up story to the popular Divergence Eve series. This great title will be available in stores on May 29.

When a bevy of beauties are forced to put their lives on the line to answer the call of duty, they begin a voyage leading directly into the heart of evil. Join them in a dark tale enlivened by a shocking mystery, which will have you guessing until the final fade out. Featuring deliciously ripe character designs by fan-favorite Toshinari Yamashita (Burn Up W), Misaki Chronicles is an addictive sci-fi series in the modern mold.

Synopsis: For a hapless young cadet, boot camp is no picnic, and Misaki is as hapless as they get. With the help of friends Luxandra, Kiri, and Suzanna, however, she advances in her training. Pretty normal, right? Wrong. Luxandra should be dead. Suzanna should be discharged. Misaki herself should have vanished in the exodus from the Watcher’s Nest outpost. And a mysterious life form known as the Ghoul still keeps popping up. It’s up to Lieutenant Commander Ertiana and the rest of the survivors from Watcher’s Nest to find out why everything on Earth is back to normal…when everything else in the universe is anything but. Get ready for a high-octane, faster-than-light ride through space and time in Misaki Chronicles!

Misaki Chronicles Complete Collection (SRP $54.98) is a DVD-only release containing all 13 episodes, presented in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details
Running Time: 325 min.
Age Rating: TV 14 (V)
UPC: 702727150722
Pre-Book Date: 5/1/2007
Street Date: 5/29/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $54.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


“Cute Girls and Funny Beasties Run Amuck…” – Active Anime

ADV Films is pleased to announce the third and final volume of Moeyo Ken TV, which is slated to arrive on March 29!

Produced by Marvelous Entertainment (Air Gear, School Rumble) with original character sketches by Rumiko Takahashi (the original creator of the Inu Yasha series), Moeyo Ken TV is the story of three daughters of the Shinsengumi who decide to follow in their fathers footsteps to protect Japan. Unfortunately for the girls, most of the threats they face are of the paranormal variety (not to mention hilarious!)

Synopsis: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned and the Mobile Shinsengumi is about to discover just how hot it can get! From the scheming wiles of their nemesis the wicked Tsubamegumi squad, to a suave spirit-sucking vampire from the West, never have the stakes been so high! Will they triumph, or will their last battle leave no survivors? Join Yuuko Kondou, Toshie Hijikata, and Kaoru Okita for the pulse pounding finale as the Mobile Shinsengumi risk everything in cataclysmic combat for the heart and soul of team member Ryuunosuke!

Moeyo Ken TV: Love Is A Many Splintered Thing (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including the final four side-splitting episodes, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include commentary with Hilary Haag (Nekomata), Shannon Grounds (Miki) and Charles Campbell (ADR Director), an “Interview with the Seiyuu” video short, production sketches, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details
Volume: 3 of 3
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV PG (V, S)
UPC: 702727166624
Pre-Book Date: 5/1/2007
Street Date: 5/29/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

About ADV Films:

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