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Press Release: ADV Announces November 14 Releases

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ADV ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER 14 RELEASES

HOUSTON, September 22, 2006 — ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce three exciting titles, including the release of the all new Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie, and the fourth volume of Michel. All three titles are set to hit the streets on November 14.

GUYVER: THE BIOBOOSTED ARMOR
DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Meet The New Face Of Ultra-Violence!

ADV Films is proud to present to you the all new action-packed Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor! This out-of-control sci-fi/action anime will slice the streets up on November 14!

The Guyver has been a cult-classic for over 20 years, spawning over 150 manga chapters, two live-action movies, an OVA, and a short series. Now, Director Katsuhito Akiyama (Bubblegum Crisis) breathes new life into the dark masterpiece, treating us to the most complete and captivating story to date.

Synopsis: Lurking under the facade of everyday life lies a dark world of pain and destruction. The world is controlled by a sinister brotherhood that hides their fangs behind masks of humanity. They are the Chronos Corporation. While investigating a mysterious explosion near his school, Sho Fukamachi happens upon the Chronos Corporation’s greatest weapon: a techno organic suit of bio armor known as the “Guyver.” But Chronos is determined to conceal their secrets at any cost. Sho soon finds himself relentlessly pursued by an army of horrific bio-monsters. With nowhere to run, Sho is forced to call upon the fearsome power of the Guyver, and rip his opponents limb from limb in a desperate struggle for survival. Experience this all new production of this sci-fi anime legend in the most complete rendition of Guyver ever animated. Dare to discover the horror that lies beneath!

Guyver The Bioboosted Armor: Days of Future Past (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 manga to anime comparisons for episodes 1, 2, and 4, commentary on episode 1 with Guyver fans Rod Peters and Jack Glauser, the Bioboosted Armor Guyver Master File 32 page booklet, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details
Volume: 1 of 7
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV MA (V)
CAT: DGUY/001
UPC: 702727157226
Pre-Book Date: 10/17/2006
Street Date: 11/14/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

UFO ULTRAMAIDEN VALKYRIE: DECEMBER NOCTURNE WASHING UP AND WIGGING OUT

“Side Splitting Comedy” – UnderlandOnline.com

ADV Films is proud to announce a November 14 release date for the first part of the second season of UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie: Washing Up and Wigging Out.

Created by Kaishaku (Steel Angel Kurumi) with characters designed by Maki Fujii (Strawberry Eggs), UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie is a fast-paced thrill ride that should appeal to fans of Maburaho. Featuring equal parts action, comedy, and fan service, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie has something for everyone!

Synopsis: You’re never far from insanity when you visit the Tokino Bathhouse. A charmed sword might fall into the wrong hands. You might get squashed by a giant, drunk dog. A manga-addicted cyborg might tell you that the world is about to come to an end. But hey, if things get too crazy you can take a trip back in time to see what our heroines were like in the old days. It’s nothing less than a trip down the rabbit hole into a world of crazy comedy, loopy characters, and enough nubile bathers to keep your eyes safely popped out of your head! So grab your monster-dog repellant, a pile of cat-girl nip, and cyborg detection device and join Valkyrie, Hydra, Rika, and the rest of the gang for a whirling cyclone of laughs. There’s only one UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie, and you hold the key to the next stage of absurd adventures!

UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie: Washing Up and Wigging Out (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including the first four episodes of the second season, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include “Valkyrie World Notes,” “Anime Encounters,” video jukeboxes for “Suki-Suki-Suki wa na Kanji” and “Anata no Namida wo Itadakuwa,” more “Messages for the Seiyuu,” plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films previews.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 1 of 3
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV MA (S, L)
CAT: DUPV/005
UPC: 702727155628
Pre-Book Date: 10/17/2006
Street Date: 11/14/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

MICHEL: THE KNIGHT AND THE CASTLE

“Food For A Young Animation Fan” – Ain’tItCoolNews.com

On November 14, ADV is proud to bring you the first animated series completely produced and directed by acclaimed animation studio DR Movie (Final Fantasy: Unlimited, Dragon Drive). Get ready for the fourth volume of Michel: The Knight and the Castle!

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: The Tree of Life continues to grow. To really regain strength however, one of the season fairies must be recovered. Meanwhile, Salome searches for jewels, golden roses and other electrifying treasures. Kim, Michel, and Poyo will need help from fairies they’ve already rescued to save withered trees and frozen flowers and stop the Black Hammer Gang from their latest crooked schemes. How will Poyo face his biggest challenge yet? Can Salome create a monster so strong, even Michel and Kim won’t be able to stop him? New friends are made, new adventures lie ahead, and the stakes are even higher in the next exciting volume of Michel!

Michel: The Knight and the Castle (SRP $14.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including four episodes, presented in English 2.0 and Korean 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: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV Y7 (FV)
CAT: DMCH/004
UPC: 702727118623
Pre-Book Date: 10/17/2006
Street Date: 11/14/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $14. 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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