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Press Release: ADV Announces October 31 Releases

by on October 9, 2006


HOUSTON, October 5, 2006-ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor
of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the thin-pack release
of the Saiyuki Complete Collection set to hit the streets on October


“If you like fantasy or just want to have a good time, make sure to
check out Saiyuki!”- Anime-Planet.com

ADV is proud to announce that the hottest demon hunters in anime are
coming to a store near you this Halloween! The Saiyuki Complete
Collection thin-pack contains all 50 episodes and can be yours this
October 31! Don’t miss out on what Anime from Japan calls, “A high
octane action/comedy that just kicks a**.”

Based on the original 16th-century Chinese novel Xiyouji by Wu
Saiyuki first began to take shape with an animated version of the tale
in the late 1960s. The current incarnation features a colorful cast of
characters based on the popular manga by Kazuya Minekura and features
the production work of TV Tokyo (Noir), Dentsu Inc. (Final Fantasy
Unlimited) and Studio Pierrot (The Super Milk-chan Show, Naruto).

Synopsis: Once, demonkind and man lived together in harmony. But when a
band of rogue demonic forces seeks to resurrect a diabolical monster, a
dark spiritual energy begins to cover the land. Now, it’s up to a
renegade priest, a monkey king, a lecherous water sprite, and a
sympathetic demon to stop the resurrection and return harmony to a
dangerous land. Enter the world of Saiyuki! A unique universe of
and betrayal. Where sacred scrolls battle enchanted weaponry and where
dragons can transform into jeeps. A land where four reluctant heroes
just as concerned about having a good time, a stiff drink, and a
beautiful woman as they are about saving the world.

Saiyuki Complete Collection (SRP $99.98 DVD) is a thin-packed DVD-only
release including all 50 episodes, presented in both English 2.0 and
Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 1250 min.
Age Rating: TV 14 (V, L)

UPC: 702727155529

Pre-Book Date: 10/3/2006
Street Date: 10/31/2006

Format: DVD

SRP: $99.98

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(tm) 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(tm), 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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