Date: 2005 August 03 08:02
Posted by Azure
ADV Films UK have announced they will be screening a variety of anime at Sci-Fi convention Interaction. Interaction is running in Glasgow from August 4th-8th. This is a high profile convention which also boasts events such as the Hugo awards. ADV are also providing the centrepiece presentation for a talk by anime expert and author Jonathan Clements. We recommend you make time to see Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, Full Metal Panic, Voices of a Distant Star and if you still haven’t seen it Evangelion.
Press release as follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES SCREENINGS AT INTERACTION
63RD WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION SCREENS ANIME 4TH- 8TH AUGUST 2005
LONDON, UK, 3RD AUGUST 2005 - ADV Films, the leading producer-distributor of anime in the U.K., is pleased to announce its participation in a very special event, the return to Europe of Worldcon, or World Science Fiction Convention. Providing an immense amount of fresh anime content as well as classic titles for their screening programme, ADV Films is very proud to see anime takings its place alongside more traditional features as part of the Film & TV content, as well as to be supplying the centrepiece presentation for Anime Expert & Author Jonathan Clement’s 3-part History of Anime lecture series.
Taking place in Glasgow’s SECC, the same site used by the Convention ten years ago, the new Norman Foster-designed Conference Centre is the breath-taking centrepiece for the event. For those not aware, the Worldcon, or World Science Fiction Convention, is the annual convention of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS). Worldcons have been held each year since 1939 with the exception of the 2nd World War, in locations as diverse as the United States, Canada, Australia, England, Scotland, Germany, and The Netherlands. Science fiction and fantasy fans travel from all over the world to attend, including from Japan, Israel, Argentina, Brazil, Norway, Finland, Croatia, New Zealand, and Russia. The legendary literary awards, the Hugos, are presented at a highlighted ceremony at the convention, nominated and voted upon by the members of the Worldcon. Other highlights of the Worldcon Program have included Nobel Prize winners, astronauts, scientists, writers, editors, publishers, artists, and fans, while the Guests of Honour is a Who’s Who of Science Fiction of the past 50 years. That the medium of anime now features so prominently in such a respected and important annual event is a testimony to both the changing times and the interests of anime creators in Japan, and ADV Films are pleased to be helping continue the relationship between Eastern and Western Science Fiction.
The Titles Screening:
Aquarian Age-Sign For Evolution episodes 1 to 3
Boogiepop Phantom episodes 1 to 3
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 episodes 1 to 4
Chrono Crusade episodes 1 to 4
Dai-Guard episodes 1 to 3
Divergence Eve episodes 1 to 3
Full Metal Panic! episodes 1 to 5
Gravion episodes 1 to 3
Kino's Journey episodes 1 to 4
Last Exile episodes 1 to 4
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi episodes 1 to 4
Mahoromatic - Automatic Maiden episodes 1 to 3
Mezzo DSA episodes 1 to 3
Neon Genesis Evangelion - Platinum Edition episodes 1 to 5
Original Dirty Pair: Project Eden
Queen Emeraldas episodes 1 and 2
Sakura Wars TV episodes 1 to 4
Spriggan: The Motion Picture - feature
Voices of a Distant Star - short feature
You're Under Arrest!: The Motion Picture - feature
For more information, please see http://www.interaction.worldcon.org.uk/.
About ADV Films:
ADV Films is the leading producer-distributor of Japanese animation ("anime") in the United Kingdom, with the firm’s holdings including such premier titles as Neon Genesis Evangelion, Spriggan, Samurai X, RahXephon, Hellsing, Martian Successor Nadesico and Full Metal Panic! In addition, ADV Films distributes select fine programming in other genres, including live-action science-fiction titles such as the legendary updated Gamera trilogy. Aside from moving-picture content production and distribution, ADV Films’ U.S. parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc., is the publisher of Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly in the English-speaking world, and is the operator of North America’s Anime Network cable channel. In addition to the London office, A.D. Vision, Inc. maintains world headquarters in Houston, Texas, USA with additional studios in Austin, Texas and offices in Tokyo. For more information, please visit ADV Films on the web at http://www.advfilms.co.uk.