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PR: ADV Announces May 8 Releases

HOUSTON, March 13, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you the first volume of Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy, the second season of an animated classic. Arriving on the same day as the goddesses is volume four Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor, another title fans are clamoring to get their hands on! Both of these great titles will be available on May 8.

AH! MY GODDESS SEASON TWO FLIGHTS OF FANCY
“…One Of The Sweetest Anime Series Ever Made.” – Anime World

ADV Films is proud to bring you the second season of Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy, one of the most beloved franchises to come out of Japan. Volume on is set to arrive on shelves on May 8.

With over 23 volumes of the manga currently published in the U.S. and several anime adaptations, Ah! My Goddess already has a built-in audience of loyal fans. Season two picks up right where season one left off, telling the stories of Keiichi and the angelic “goddess” Belldandy as they grow closer and closer. Reprising their roles from season one are the original cast of English voice actors that fans have come to know and love!

Synopsis: It’s been almost a year since the Goddess Belldandy came to live with college student Keiichi Morisato, and he’s almost gotten up the nerve to kiss her. Unfortunately, the encounter with the Lord of Terror damaged some of Yggdrasil’s systems, and the contract binding Belldandy and Keiichi is among the lost data. The lovebirds can only hope the information can be retrieved before the Almighty One orders Belldandy back to Heaven. Naturally Skuld and Urd try to help, but it might be better if they didn’t. Then, with Christmas at hand, Keiichi works himself to the bone to buy a present, and the rivalry with Sayoko may have driven Belldandy to drink?! What happens when a Goddess is (literally) drunk with power? Find out what happens next in Ah! My Goddess Two – Flights of Fancy.

Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including the first four episodes, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include commentary with Eileen Stevens (Belldandy) and Drew Aaron (Keiichi), production artwork, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 1 of 6
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: PG
CAT: DAMG/001
UPC: 702727169526
Pre-Book Date: 4/10/2007
Street Date: 5/8/2007
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

GUYVER: THE BIOBOOSTED ARMOR INNOCENCE AND WRATH
“Its Wonderfully Bizarre, Frenetic, Abstract And To-Die-For Funny!” – DVD Talk

ADV Films is pleased to bring you the fourth volume of Guyver The Bioboosted Armor, a title that true and new fans alike will want to add to their collections. The latest edition to the bioboosted saga arrives in stores on May 8.

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: Narrowly escaping his last hyper-Zoanoid encounter, Sho is forced to retreat, leaving his father in Chronos’ clutches. Determined to rescue him at all costs, he once again dives into the heart of Relic’s Point, braving its Zoanoid defenses. However, he soon finds himself neck-deep in another one of Chronos’ traps. With Sho escaping with his father and Makishima holding off a gang of adversaries, it’s up to Murakami to protect Sho’s friends. Fortunately, the mysterious journalist has a few tricks up his sleeve. But why does he know so much about Chronos, and what is his connection to Guyot? Before any questions can be answered, things go from bad to worse for Sho, as a tragic encounter results not only in the death of someone dear to him, but the loss of his ability to transform into the Guyver. Left defenseless, he is faced with a fearsome strike from both Commander Guyot and the Lost Number, Aptom. With his friends defeated, his powers lost and his hope dwindling, he must face his inner demons to rise again from the ashes of defeat.

Guyver The Bioboosted Armor: Innocence and Wrath (SRP $29.98 DVD) is an anamorphic DVD-only release including episodes 13 through 16, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a commentary for episode 13 with Lowell Bartholomee (Tetsuro) and Charles Campbell (ADR Director), a manga to anime comparison for all four episodes, a booklet insert, plus clean closing animation, clean closing animation and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Still Available!

Guyver The Bioboosted Armor is still available in a special collector edition box. This special collector’s 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: 4 of 7
Running Time: 100 min.
Age Rating: TV PG
CAT: DGUY/004
UPC: 702727157523
Pre-Book Date: 4/10/2007
Street Date: 5/8/2007
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 #1 Anime Channel” reaching more than 40 million households. It is the nation’s top video-on-demand (VOD) offering as well as a 24/7 linear cable channel and is the first television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide. 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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