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Press Release: ADV ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 12 RELEASES

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ADV ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 12 RELEASES

HOUSTON, July 20, 2006 —ADV Films, the ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce three new and exciting titles set to hit the streets on September 12, including the fifth volume of the classic Macross, disc three of Michel, and the third volume of Nanaka 6/17!

MACROSS: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE

“One of the Best Series of All Time.” – Anime Frontier

ADV is proud to announce a September 12 street date for Macross: When Worlds Collide, the fifth of seven DVDs re-presenting the classic series in its entirety – and for the first time ever with an English dub! This deluxe package, featuring digitally-restored video and a brand-new 5.1 soundtrack, includes so many episodes, interviews, commentaries, and other extras that it’s become a must-have for every anime fan!

For many Americans, Robotech was their first exposure to anime. That classic series, which was first aired on American TV in 1985, is a sprawling epic that showcases the complex storylines, morally ambiguous characters, and sheer spectacle that are hallmarks of anime. Before Robotech, however, there was Macross- one of three Japanese Anime series that were spliced together with a whole new script for an American audience. The original Macross has only been available to American fans in Japanese language only with subtitles.

Now at long last ADV Films is making Macross available to a new generation of American anime fans in a deluxe package featuring the uncut digitally restored video and for the first time ever, a faithful English dub in rich 5.1 surround sound.

This watershed release is made all the more special with the inclusion of Mari Iijima, who is reprising her role as the Lynn Minmay, one of the central characters in the Macross saga. This is one of the few times a voice actor from the original Japanese cast has participated in the English dub – and by far the most important. Ms. Iijima is a professional singer-songwriter with numerous top 10 albums in Japan and has only appeared as a voice actress in limited fashion, with her only anime role being Lynn Minmay.

Synopsis: Strange things are happening within the Zentradi fleet: secret meetings, use of contraband materials and even hints of civil disobedience from previously unshakable warriors! The female Meltran fleet is affected as well, as one of their finest abruptly goes rogue on a path of personal vengeance. Meanwhile, on the Macross, human lives are in equal disarray, as simple misunderstandings multiple into events that can and will shatter worlds. Love hurts and sex kills as the war of the worlds becomes the war of the sexes in the fifth scorching volume of MACROSS!

Macross: When Worlds Collide (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including five episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include liner notes, character stats, the video “The Men of Macross: An Interview with Vic Mignona (Hikaru), Brett Weaver (Roy), and John Swasey (Captain Global),” Commentary with anime experts David Williams, and Janice Williams (ep 22), plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Still Available!

The limited-edition Collectors Box for Macross is still available. This special collectors edition contains the first volume of Macross 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: 5 of 7
Running Time: 125 min.
Age Rating: TV PG
CAT: DMCR/005
UPC: 702727142123
Pre-Book Date: 8/15/2006
Street Date: 9/12/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

MICHEL: THE FOREST AND THE FOG

“…Sure To Keep Children’s Eyes On The Screen And Not Drive Older Audiences Out Of The Room.”- Ain’t it Cool News

ADV is proud to announce the next volume of the first animated series completely produced and directed by acclaimed animation studio DR Movie (Final Fantasy: Unlimited, Dragon Drive). Prepare yourself for the third exciting installment of Michel: The Forest and the Fog

Michel is a magical adventure sure to delight all ages. On the island of Sitel, Michel lives amongst fairies that have the power to keep nature in harmony. One fateful day, the Black Hammers chasing after Kim accidentally stumble upon the fairies and learn of their power and quickly kidnap them. Now it’s up to Michel, Kim, and the rest of the fairies to rescue their friends from captivity and save the world.

Synopsis: Since the Tree of Life has begun to grow once more, it speaks to Kim and Michel to help them rescue the captured fairies. However, the Black Hammer Gang always seems to be one step ahead of them. Salome and her goons travel the world across desolate plains and thick fog in a never-ending search for treasure. Kim, Michel and Poyo stay close behind these thugs in an effort to thwart Salome’s evil schemes and save the kidnapped fairies.When a misunderstanding threatens Kim’s confidence in Poyo, will Kim and Michel still be able save more of the imprisoned fairies? Hang on for another wild ride in the next exciting volume of Michel!

Michel: The Forest and the Fog (SRP $14.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including four full episodes presented in English 2.0. Extras include clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 3of 6
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV Y7
CAT: DMCH/003
UPC: 702727118524
Pre-Book Date: 8/15/2006
Street Date: 9/12/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $14.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

NANAKA 6/17: NANAKA VS. NANAKA!

“An endearing new comedy that offers something for young and mature viewers alike.”- Active Anime

ADV is pleased to announce the third and final volume in the hilarious comedy series featuring magical girls, high school hijinks and… head trauma? Get ready for a laugh riot when Nananka 6/17: Nanaka vs. Nanaka! hits store shelves September 12.

Directed by Hiroaki Sakurai (Cromartie High School) and jointly produced by GENCO and J.C.Staff (Azumanga Daioh), Nanaka 6/17 is a high school comedy with magical charm. 17 year old Nanaka Kirisato has it all: she’s beautiful, she’s bright, and she’s at the top of her class. But somewhere along the way, Nanaka lost touch with her classmates – including her best friend Nenji – who think she’s become an arrogant snob! One day, in the midst of an argument with Nenji, Nanaka falls down a flight of stairs and gets seriously injured. The diagnosis is acute amnesia, and now Nanaka thinks she is six years old – and a magical princess! To add to the fun, she believes that Nenji also made a wish to become an adult. Let the magical misunderstandings commence!

Synopsis: Will it be the 17-year-old bookworm, or the 6-year-old brat? Well, you’ll have to watch and find out – as the final volume of Nanaka 6/17 delivers a festival of frenzied fun – plus a SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE that never aired in Japan! Poor Nanaka becomes overwhelmed with the upcoming Cultural Festival, and things keep getting crazier as she flips back and forth between her two rival personalities. Will the sophomores’ Magical Domiko stage play be a major disaster? Will 17-year-old Nanaka do away with 6-year-old Nanaka once and for all? If so, will Nenji even get to say goodbye to his kindergarten companion? Once thing’s for sure – you won’t want to miss the heart-wrenching, revealing conclusion to Nanaka 6/17!

Nanaka 6/17: Nanaka vs. Nanaka! (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including the final four episodes, plus a bonus episode, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a video preview for the un-aired bonus episode plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 3 of 3
Running Time: 125 min.
Age Rating: TV PG
CAT: DNK/003
UPC: 702727140822
Pre-Book Date: 8/15/2006
Street Date: 9/12/2006
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 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.

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