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Press Release: ADV Announces December 5 Releases

ADV ANNOUNCES DECEMBER 5 RELEASES

HOUSTON, October 5, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the release of the wacky and exciting new series Paniponi Dash!, along with the third volume of the insane Papuwa. These hilarious titles are set to hit the streets on December 5!

PANIPONI DASH!: LETHAL LESSONS

10th Grade Class + 11 Year Old Teacher…You Do The Math.

ADV Films is pleased to bring an all new series that is sure to leave your stomach aching with laughter! The first installment of Paniponi Dash! is slated to hit store shelves on December 5.

From studios Gansis and Shaft (Negima!?) and Director Akiyuki Shinobi (Petite Cossette) comes a hilarious new high school comedy that should appeal to fans of Excel Saga. Join Becky, the gang, and one really depressed bunny as they get themselves into all sorts of trouble on and around campus.

Synopsis: Good news? She’s an MIT grad. Bad news? She’s an 11-year-old MIT grad. So while Becky Miyamoto may be intellectually able, this MIT prodigy is painfully ill-equipped to deal with a group of temperamental teens, especially THIS group. There’s the *****y heather, the spazz, the angry nerd, the identical twins, the invisible girl, the freaky class president, the drama geek, the Nancy Drew, the gamer, the princess…whew! Add to that her pathetically-abused stuffed bunny buddy and idiotic aliens watching her every move and it’s no wonder Becky’s prone to crying fits, tirades, and flipping the class the bird. Don’t miss the Grade-A comedy from the brains behind Negima!?—Paniponi Dash! It’s a lesson in comedy that’ll just kill you.

Paniponi Dash: Lethal Lessons (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including the first five episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include AD Vidnotes ™, two Japanese television spots, a special opening “Yellow Vacation,” information for “The Chalkboard Champion Contest,” a reversible cover, a booklet insert, plus clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 125 min.
Age Rating: TV PG
CAT: DPPD/001
UPC: 702727158322
Pre-Book Date: 11/7/2006
Street Date: 12/5/2006
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

PAPUWA: TROPICAL TRIATHLON

“The Most Hilarious Anime I’ve Ever Seen.” – Anime-Planet.com

ADV is proud to bring you the third volume of the series bound to delight all lovers of weirdness. The crazy, goofy, loopy fun continues when Papuwa: Tropical Triathlon hits store shelves on December 5!

Synopsis: Let the games begin! The party animals on Papuwa Island are gearing up for some fun in the sun in a dizzying series of funky festivities and crazy competitions. The first event is the annual Hina King Cup, where the competitors are drunken assassins, and the playing field is steeped in booby-traps, creepy creatures and murderous samurai. Next up is Beach Volleyball with an electrified net and a masochistic porcupine fish for a ball. The final event is the Boy’s Day Festival, where the island inhabitants summon the Great Man God to measure their machismo and test their testosterone. This year, it’s Kotaro’s turn. He must flex his stuff to recover the mysterious “Man Ball” and pass “The Test of Courageous Manhood”.

Papuwa: Tropical Triathlon (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 11-14, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include translator notes, a character art gallery, plus 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 PG
CAT: DPA/003
UPC: 702727154423
Pre-Book Date: 11/7/2006
Street Date: 12/5/2006
Format: DVD

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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