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Press Release: ADV Announces January 2 Releases

ADV ANNOUNCES JANUARY 2 RELEASES

HOUSTON, November 2, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce a slew of titles, including the second volume of Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor, the final volume of Jinki: Extend, the complete second season of Get Backers, and the 2009 Lost Memories/Yesterday Double-Pack. All of these great titles are set to hit store shelves on January 2!

GUYVER: THE BIOBOOSTED ARMOR
PROCREATION OF THE WICKED

“An Exciting And Bloody Series… Fast-Paced And Dynamic.” – DVD Talk

ADV Films is proud to announce the second action-packed volume of the all new, all different Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor. The second volume will also be available in a special collector’s edition box featuring gorgeous art work. The out-of-control action continues to slice up store shelves on January 2!

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: Two Guyvers collide. One will fall, and another will rise again. With each passing day, the evil grip of the Chronos Corporation seems to tighten on Sho. When his friend Mizuki is targeted by a powerful Zoanoid and innocent lives are lost, he has no choice but to step forward and settle things once and for all. Unfortunately, Sho soon finds that he’s bitten off more than he can chew, as the transformed Genzo Makishima exacts his bitter revenge on the Guyver I. Meanwhile, the enigmatic Guyver III puts his own plans into action and prepares for a final showdown at Chronos Headquarters. As the countdown to destruction begins, the three Guyvers face off and the shocking truth behind the creation of the Zoanoids is revealed.

Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including four episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include manga to anime comparisons for all four episodes, production sketches, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Now Available!

Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor is now available in a special collectors edition box. For the first time this special collectors edition contains the second volume of Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor 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: 2 of 7
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV MA (V)
CAT: DGUY/002 (Volume 2)
DGUY/BX1 (Volume 2 + Box)
UPC: 702727157325 (Volume 2)
702727157929 (Volume 2 + Box)
Pre-Book Date: 12/5/2006
Street Date: 1/2/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98 (Volume 2)
$39.98 (Volume 2 + Box)

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

JINKI: EXTEND 03

“A Compelling And Unusual New Action Sci-Fi Anime Series.” – Active Anime

ADV Films is pleased to bring you the third and final volume of Jinki: Extend! Make sure to grab this title off of store shelves on January 2 as the brilliant mecha masterpiece comes to a close. Don’t miss out on what Active Anime calls “a compelling and unusual new action sci-fi anime series.”

From Director Mazahiko Murata (Gilgamesh, Mazinkaiser), Jinki: Extend revitalizes the mecha genre with a gripping blend of giant robot action and soap opera intrigue. The elite organization Angel pilots the mighty Jinki, giant robots employed to fight the evil Kyomu. Now Angel needs new recruits, and it just so happens that a set of beautiful girls were born with the innate ability to be the best Jinki pilots ever! What happens when these cuties become Earth’s last line of defense?

Synopsis: The stage is set for the ultimate battle between good and evil. Each half of the devil is ready for the ultimate fight. Who will live, who will die, and who will emerge victorious? Akao has been kidnapped by Shiva and unwittingly is preparing to enable Kokusho’s plan come to its full fruition. But with Minami and the rest of Angel hell bent on rescuing Akao, plans could change. Now that Aoba has returned to Japan, all the pieces of the puzzle are in place and she will face the most important and most dangerous battle of her life. Can she pull it off or will Aoba and Akao end up creating the ultimate “little devil”? One thing is for certain, you don’t want to miss any of the action packed final showdown of JINKI: EXTEND! You know you want it.

Jinki: Extend 03 (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an Anamorphic DVD-only release including the final four episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a character art gallery, more “Messages from the Seiyuu,” Japan 1991 Location Notes, Location Notes for episode 13, the 45 minute video “Jinki: Extend Special Night” with performances by Unicorn Table and angela, a glossary of terms, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews up upcoming ADV releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 3 of 3
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV PG (V)
CAT: DJK/003
UPC: 702727156120
Pre-Book Date: 12/5/2006
Street Date: 1/2/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

GET BACKERS SEASON TWO THIN-PACK

“Packed With Stirring Fight Scenes And Plenty Of Unexpected Twists.” -
Anime News Network

ADV Films is please to bring you the complete second season of Get Backers. Be the first to own all 24 exciting episodes when this title hits store shelves on January 2!

Get Backers, animated by the famous Studio Deen (Jing – King of Bandits), is the story of Ginji Amano and Ban Midou, two chronically broke but supernaturally empowered youths who run a “recovery service.” Their motto? “If it was taken, get it back.”

Synopsis: Everyone knows the feeling. You come home and find your home broken into. Your possessions are thrown around. Dresser drawers are ransacked. Everything you own has the unmistakable feel of a stranger’s fingers on them. The only thing worse than that is what isn’t there: the things that once belonged to you that have been taken by creeps. But now is not the time to despair. There’s no time for anger. There’s only time to call Ban and Ginji, the Get Backers! No one will be refused. (At least not until that huge bar tab they’ve run up gets paid off!) Prepare to meet your new heroes. The guys who will restore order where there is only chaos and justice where crime has run free. The dudes who will bring that cute stuffed animal back to its rightful owner. They’re the Get Backers. They’re one phone call away and they’re ready to take your case!

Get Backers Season Two Thin-Pack (SRP $59.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including 24 action-packed episodes, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 600 min.
Age Rating: TV PG (V, D)
CAT: DGBK/200
UPC: 702727147029
Pre-Book Date: 12/5/2006
Street Date: 1/2/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $59.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

2009 LOST MEMORIES/YESTERDAY DOUBLE PACK

Asian Live Action At A Super Value!

ADV Films is please to bring you two of the biggest action movies to come out of Korea in a side-by-side super-set priced to sell! This double-shot of action will be available on January 2!

2009: Lost Memories stars two of Korea’s hottest stars, Jang Dong-Geun and Toru Nakamura. Riveting science fiction and tense political intrigue collide in this fast-paced, romanticized thriller that questions the essence of reality and explores the complexities of human nature. The vanguard of a new wave of South Korean cinema that is taking international audiences by storm, Yesterday, has already scaled its way into the top ten in its native country and joins 2009: Lost Memories as the new cutting edge in science fiction thrillers.

Synopsis: 2009: Lost Memories: J.B.I. agent Masayuki Sakamoto uncovers a web of intrigue during a routine investigation of an attack upon a museum displaying ancient cultural artifacts. Clues from the museum lead Sakamoto to an underground band of freedom fighters willing to risk everything to acquire an ancient relic known as the “Lunar Soul”. As Sakamoto unravels the mystery, everything he ever knew about the world he lives in will be turned inside out.

Synopsis: Yesterday: Set in the futuristic Inner City of a unified Korea circa 2020 A.D., a series of grisly murders propel an overworked police investigator and a celebrated forensics profiler into a nightmarish spiral of death and discovery. Can they unravel the mystery, which has haunted authorities for nearly 30 years?

2009: Lost Memories/Yesterday Double Pack (SRP $19.98 DVD). 2009: Lost Memories is a DVD-only release including a 175 minute feature presented in anamorphic video format with audio in both English 5.1 and Korean 5.1 language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include the original Korean film trailer, a production video diary, and ADV Films previews. Yesterday is a DVD-only release, including a 120-minute movie in both English 5.1 and Korean 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: original Korean trailer, Yesterday movie highlights, the making of Yesterday, interviews with Korean cast and crew, and ADV previews.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 175 min. / 120 min.
Age Rating: R
CAT: DLMYY/001
UPC: 702727175824
Pre-Book Date: 12/5/2006
Street Date: 1/2/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98

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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