Press Release: ADV ANNOUNCES AUGUST 29 RELEASE FOR GODANNAR: WAR BRIDE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADV ANNOUNCES AUGUST 29 RELEASE FOR GODANNAR: WAR BRIDE
HOUSTON, July 17, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the seventh and final volume in its modern mecha romance epic. Godannar: War Bride hits store shelves everywhere August 29.
Godannar is a genre-bending mecha anime series best described as equal parts action, adventure, and domestic soap opera. While much of anime is populated by high school vixens, magical fairies, and femme fatales, it’s rare to find a married couple at the center of the story. And that’s just one of the reasons Godannar stands out. That, and a female giant robot that jiggles. And a fantastic opening theme song.
Five years ago, as the Mimetic Beasts laid waste to Japan, Dannar Pilot Go saved young Anna Aoi’s life. As they prepare to march down the aisle, a new Beast appears and Go is summoned into battle once more. But he’s not going alone, not if his blushing bride-to-be can help it! If they can mate their robots’ interlocking parts, they’ll form the ultimate marriage of man, woman, and machine!
Synopsis: They met in combat and it’s combat that will tear them apart. Against a backdrop of planet-wide destruction, the Dannar team begins the last desperate assault against their inhuman adversaries. But as the war with the Mimetic Beasts reaches it’s climax, the breaking point in Goh and Anna’s own relationship is finally met. To win the war will require one last sacrifice, no matter what the cost. What God has joined, Man will tear asunder in the final apocalyptic volume of GODANNAR!
Godannar: War Bride (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including the final three episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include “From the Archives—Recording the Songs,” production sketches, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.
Collectors Edition Still Available!
The Godannar Collectors Box is still available in limited quantities. This special collectors edition contains the first volume of Godannar in a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire seven volume series (SRP $39.98).
DVD Product Details
Volume: 7 of 7
Running Time: 75 min.
Age Rating: TV MA (V, S)
Pre-Book Date: 8/1/2006
Street Date: 8/29/2006
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 Network™ is America’s first and only television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide via digital cable 24 hours a day. The company has two publishing arms: Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly magazine, and ADV Manga™, dedicated to publishing graphic novels. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit www.advfilms.com.