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ADV US Announces Release of Cyberteam in Akihabara: Cyberteam Genesis

Date: 2004 November 1st Monday [11:01] | Posted By: Spike
Category: > Anime > DVD

The guys over at ADV Films USA have sent us the details for Cyberteam in Akihabara: Cyberteam Genesis. The series is available from November 16th, it follows a group of school girls and their cybernetic pets, and subsequent efforts to combat evil using magical powers.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films

Geneon To Release Star Ocean EX

Date: 2004 October 29th Friday [12:48] | Posted By: Spike
Category: > Anime > DVD

A press release from Geneon Animation USA has announced the immenent release of Star Ocean EX on DVD. The series, based on a game for the Sony Playstation, follows Claude Kenni, a crewmember on the spaceship Calnus, who is transported to an unfamiliar alien world and attempts to unlock the secret of a mysterious sattelite, will be available from January 4th.

Read More... | Source: Geneon Animation

ADV UK October Newsletter Out Now

Date: 2004 October 26th Tuesday [18:25] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

UK anime fans will want to take a look at ADV UK's October Newsletter. If you read Otaku News regulary you already know pretty much everything there already. Still it's better to read the same information twice than not at all! ^_-

Source: ADV UK

UK Bandai November Releases

Date: 2004 October 23rd Saturday [19:21] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

We've got the release details for Bandai's UK DVD titles for this November.

Due out on the 15th of November:

- Escaflowne Collection Box Vol 1
- Gundam Wing Box Set Vol 4
- Gundam Wing Box Vol 5
- Hack Sign Vol 5

Due out on the 22nd of November:

- Cowboy Bebop Vol 1
- Escaflowne Collection Box Vol 2

So in one month the whole of Escaflowne will be available spread across two boxsets along with the first volume of Cowboy Bebop! That's a lot of great anime to watch. I cannot recommend Cowboy Bebop highly enough, it is to put it simply a fantastic show. Escaflowne is a great too and watching lots of episodes from the boxset in one go is advisable, since most of the episodes end on a cliff hanger meaning you just have to watch more!

A few years ago many anime fans in the UK thought they would never see the release of either of these titles, but to have them both being released on the same month is great news. The timing for the release of these shows is good too, being close to Christmas it means that you should give subtle hints to Santa! ^_-

Source: Bandai

ADV USA November 23rd DVD Titles

Date: 2004 October 21st Thursday [22:05] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

ADV have announced that they will be releasing the sixth and final DVD for Azumanga Daioh, titled "Azumanga Daioh:Graduation!" It looks like one very amusing title has come to an end. Oh, they'll be releasing the Aura Battler Dunbine: Terror from Byston Wells! (that's Volume 10) on November 23rd as well.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films

ADV USA November 15th DVD Titles

Date: 2004 October 20th Wednesday [18:28] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

These days I swear ADV want to make otaku bankrupt! They've just sent us the US releases for November 16th. Here are the details:

- Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum:3
- Chrono Crusade: Holy War
- El Paraíso de Hello Kitty: Aprendre con Cariño
- Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda: Season Four, Collection Three
- Wedding Peach: Scarlet Tears

I suggest you get hold of the second Chrono Crusade DVD, the first one proved popular with the readers of AnimeOnDVD.com

Read More... | Source: ADV Films

ADV UK DVD Releases for November 2004

Date: 2004 October 19th Tuesday [18:01] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

Those nice chaps over at ADV UK have sent in their November release details. The following titles are all due to hit the shelves on the 15th November:

- Neon Genesis Evangelion: Perfect Collection - Limited Edition
- Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi volume 1
- Mazinkaiser vol.2
- Go Nagai's New Cutey Honey: Collection 2
- Rune Soldier volume 3
- Final Fantasy: Unlimited - Phase 5
- Slayers Excellent
- Conduct Zero (live-action)

With this selection we recommend picking up Neon Genesis Evangelion: Perfect Collection, after all it is Eva and it is a revolutionary series. Perhaps it'll make a great Christmas present for the otaku in your life? Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi is also worth a looking at especially since it's another Gainax title.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films UK

ADV Titles Prove Popular With AnimeOnDVD.com Readers

Date: 2004 October 18th Monday [18:18] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Websites

Those happy people at ADV USA have just sent us a press release detailing their recent success with AnimeOnDVD.com readers. Each month AnimeOnDVD readers vote for what they believe to be the best DVD release of that month. Over the past six months ADV have scooped 4 of the monthly awards.

As soon as the press release was sent, it was already out of date, ADV had won the September award for Chrono Crusade Vol. #1!

Read More... | Source: ADV Films

ADV Films Announces Petite Princess Yucie: Princess Academy

Date: 2004 October 15th Friday [16:04] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

Those good folks at ADV USA have sent us the details of their latest Gainax release Petite Princess Yucie, they're marketing as "From GAINAX The Producers of Nadia". Interestingly this is a joint project with Gainax and AIC.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films

Doraemon and Dragon Ball DVD Pirates Arrested In Japan

Date: 2004 October 10th Sunday [9:39] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

According to the Mainichi Daily News 5 people in Japan have been arrested for selling pirate anime DVDs using on-line auction sites. One family of pirates were attempting to sell 4,500 copies of Doraemon netting around 6.2 million yen. The pirate claimed he did it "...because my family business faced financial crisis".

Another pirate plotted with his wife and brother to sell pirated copies of Dragon Ball (it's not clear which Dragon Ball), netting about 20 million yen.

As the author of the Pirate Anime FAQ, it's interesting to see some solid figures about how profitable piracy can be, usually the information I get is hazy to say the least when it comes to the quantity of pirate goods sold. Recently I have found that the authorities in Japan have started to clamp down on piracy making a more visible effort to close operations like this.

Source: Mainichi Daily News

ADV USA November 2nd DVD Titles

Date: 2004 October 6th Wednesday [17:18] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

ADV US have sent us details of their releases for November 2nd. First up is Robotech Remastered: New Generation Collection 1, something for the more nostalgic anime fan. The 2-disc set retails for $29.98 and has never before seen footage with a fresh clean transfer from the original 16mm film stock for the 13 complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Spanish 5.1.

Next up is New Fist of the North Star: The Forbidden Fist, in which Kenshiro gets up to his normal tricks and has to detail with demons that practice a mysterious killing techinque!!!

Read More... | Source: ADV Films

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust To Hit The UK On DVD

Date: 2004 October 5th Tuesday [16:22] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

Those nice folks at Optimum Asia have sent us the press release for Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust on DVD, which will hit the shops on 18th October. This is an interesting announcement and shows Optimum branching out releasing even more anime, previously Optimum have released the Ghibli masterpiece Spirited Away and also have the cinema rights for The Cat Returns (another Ghibli feature).

Read More... | Source: Optimum Asia

The Rise Of Madman Entertainment

Date: 2004 September 26th Sunday [10:10] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

The Age have just posted an interesting article about the accomplishments of Australian Anime DVD firm Madman Entertainment. It mentions their success with Neon Genesis Evangelion and how the founders won the Ernst & Young's Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. UK fans will also note that MVM team up with Madman now and again to co-produce DVDs, saving costs and sharing resources.

Source: The Age

ADV Lets The Cat Out Of The Bag With Hello Kitty and Friends Holiday fun!

Date: 2004 September 23rd Thursday [15:13] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

ADV USA are releasing a DVD set for Hello Kitty fans. The DVD has over 5 hours of the famous Kitty and her friends. True otaku will note that Hello Kitty is voiced by Monica Rial, who we interviewed last month.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films

Ghost In the Shell Standalone Complex DVD Troubles

Date: 2004 September 23rd Thursday [14:52] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

Anime on DVD are reporting that the second volume Ghost In the Shell: Stand Alone Complex has a labelling error. The DTS DVD and the regular DVD are mislabelled. For people who have purchased the special edition all you have to do is use the normal DD DVD if you want to listen to it in DTS. However people who have bought the regular edition will really have the DTS DVD. As a result the sound is in DTS and in standard stereo and not the 5.1 surround mix on the normal DVD.

Some retailers are already returning the stock to Bandai, who will hopefully be offering a replacement program.

Source: Anime on DVD

Bandai UK DVD Release Details

Date: 2004 September 15th Wednesday [15:32] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

We've got the details for the UK release dates of the Beez / Bandai UK DVDs.
We'll also post more details as we get them.

27-09-2004 Gundam Wing Box Set Vol 1 - DVD
27-09-2004 Gundam Wing Box Set Vol 2 - DVD
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04-10-2004 Gundam Wing Box Vol 3 - DVD
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25-10-2004 Escaflowne Collection Box Vol 1 - DVD
25-10-2004 Hack Sign Vol 5 - DVD
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22-11-2004 Cowboy Bebop Vol 1 - DVD
22-11-2004 Escaflowne Collection Box Vol 2 - DVD

Source: Beez

Spirited Away lawsuit finally settled

Date: 2004 September 13th Monday [16:34] | Posted By: Spike
Category: > Anime > DVD

A lawsuit filed by three plaintiffs in Kyoto who were unhappy with the Disney release of Spirited Away on DVD, has now been settled amicably.

Read More... | Source: The Japan Times

ADV Films Announces an October 19 Release Date for Sister Princess: Oh, Brother!

Date: 2004 September 13th Monday [15:13] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

We've just got details in From ADV Films US about their release of Sister Princess, an anime series based on the popular dating sim.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films USA

Ghost In The Shell hits Cinema Screens, TV, DVD, comic shops and PS2

Date: 2004 September 11th Saturday [16:02] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

We've just been sent a very interesting press release for the Ghost In The Shell franchise, it's well known that the movie Ghost In the Shell 2: Innocence it will be hitting US cinema screens on September 17th and that Manga Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment are jointly releasing the DVDs for Ghost In The Shell Standalone Complex series. However what they also point out is that Standalone Complex will be aired on Cartoon Network's late-night Adult Swim from early November!

The press release also mentions that Dark Horse is republishing Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga as Ghost in the Shell 2nd Edition, it features extra materials not published in previous US editions and will be printed in it's original Japanese size.

It also mentions the new PS2 game. So it looks like US anime fans will be able to get Ghost In the Shell in every single format they could want!

Read More... | Source: Go Fish Pictures

Tokyo Godfathers UK DVD Release Details

Date: 2004 September 7th Tuesday [13:17] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

I've just heard from the good folks at Columbia Tristar Entertainment, Satoshi Kon's brilliant movie Tokyo Godfathers will be hitting the UK shops on 13th September.

This really is an wonderful film and one of the best anime films I've seen this year. So go get it from Amazon.co.uk, Play.com or any other good retailer.

Read More... | Source: Sony Pictures

Peacemaker Kurogane Coming Soon

Date: 2004 September 6th Monday [14:34] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

Animation Insider are currently running an article about Peacemaker Kurogane and it's history in the Meiji era. Worth reading, especially if you like Rurouni Kenshin.

Source: Animation Insider

Bandai UK releases for October and November

Date: 2004 September 5th Sunday [14:51] | Posted By: Spike
Category: > Anime > DVD

Bandai have decided to release the following over the next few months:

25th October:
Escaflowne Collection Box volume 1
.hack//Sign volume 5

22nd November:
Escaflowne Collection Box volume 2
Cowboy Bebop volume 1

Source: Animejin

ADV UK DVD Releases for October 2004

Date: 2004 September 1st Wednesday [15:36] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

It's that time of the month again, ADV UK have sent us their line up for October. They'll be releasing the following titles:

- Kino's Journey Volume 1: Idle Adventurer
- Mahoromatic - Automatic Maiden Volume 1
- Azumanga Daioh The Animation Volume 2: Festivals!
- Angelic Layer Volume 4: Faith, Hope & Love
- Full Metal Panic! Mission 7
- Gun Crazy: A Woman From Nowhere (live-action)

I think ADV hate my wallet. They've gone crazy and released a load of top titles all together. As always you can't go wrong with some Azumanga Daioh, but they're also releasing the last volume of Full Metal Panic! That and with Mahoromatic titles from Gainax always prove popular. They're so evil. If you've got a credit card, for crying out loud hide it!

Read More... | Source: ADV Films UK

ADV Films US Sets October 5 Release Dates

Date: 2004 August 30th Monday [12:47] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

We've just got news in of ADV Films US releases for October. They'll be releasing:

- Hello Kitty and Friends: Holiday Magic
- Knights of the Zodiac: Battle of the Ages
- Farscape: Season Four Box Set
- Wedding Peach: Rivals!

Read More... | Source: ADV Films

Anime News Network readers unhappy with Newtype DVD change

Date: 2004 August 24th Tuesday [17:57] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Fandom

The Anime News Network have just published an article regarding a recent reader poll. The poll asked readers for their opinion on Newtype USA's decision to remove the free DVD from non subscription issues of the magazine.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

ADV UK seek to clarify grey import position

Date: 2004 August 17th Tuesday [18:05] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Fandom

This is more gossip than solid news. ADV UK the largest distributor of anime DVDs in the UK, have started to flex their muscles at UK anime convention AmeCon. It's all politics, but the consequences could have an interesting effect on the UK Anime Industry and UK anime fandom as a whole.

Read More... | Source: Anime.org.uk - Chat Thread

ADV Fillms Sets US Release Date For Chrono Crusade Volume One

Date: 2004 August 14th Saturday [19:15] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

ADV Films USA have just released the details for Chrono Crusade. It's due out in the US on September 21, 2004, so get saving if you want to buy it.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films

Industry News from Otakon '04

Date: 2004 August 9th Monday [16:57] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

The good people at Anime Tourist have posted details of the Industry News from Otakon.

Source: Anime Tourist

Times Review Grave Of The Fireflies

Date: 2004 August 7th Saturday [16:27] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

Ed Potton has written a very brief review of Grave of the Fireflies for The London Times.

He gave it 4/5 stars, but fails to mention that it's also produced by Studio Ghibli who are currently the only Japanese animation studio to win an Oscar for Miyazaki's Spirited Away.

Source: The Times On-line

Final Transformers Series' Available On DVD in the UK

Date: 2004 August 5th Thursday [17:38] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

We've just been sent the press release for the UK edition of Transformers. Seasons 3 & 4 are due out on August 30th, while Season 1 is set for October 11th. There's more than meets the eye with these titles!

Read More... | Source: TransformersDVD.com

Grave of the Fireflies UK DVD Details

Date: 2004 August 4th Wednesday [16:00] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

We've just been sent the details for the UK release of the brilliant Grave of the Fireflies, which is due out on 23rd August. A truly distressing tale of the victims of war, if you don't shed at least a single tear when watching this, then you have no soul!

Read More... | Source: Optimum Releasing

ADV UK DVD Releases for September 2004

Date: 2004 July 30th Friday [16:43] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

It's that time of the month again, ADV UK have sent us their press release. September looks like an interesting month with the the following titles:

- Hellsing: The Collection
- Mazinkaiser vol.1
- New Cutey Honey vol.1
- Rune Soldier vol.2
- Final Fantasy: Unlimited vol.4
- Pretear vol.4
- Slayers Gorgeous

We recommend Slayers Gorgeous and Hellsing: The Collection.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films UK

ADV UK July Releases

Date: 2004 June 1st Tuesday [21:54] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

ADV keep churning out those titles in the UK, which as always is a good sign.
In July they'll be releasing:

Rune Soldier vol. 1: Enter The Klutz
Final Fantasy: Unlimited - Phase 3
Pretear Vol. 3
King of Bandit Jing Vol. 4
Slayers Great
Queen Emeraldas

Read More... | Source: ADV UK Press Release

Dark Horse Comics Seeks Kanji Writers

Date: 2004 May 24th Monday [22:05] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

Manga Publishers Dark Horse Comics have posted a request for people who can write kanji to help them out at Comic-Con in San Diego this year. The successful candidate will get paid $150 and given a four-day exhibitor badge. They will however have to pay for their own travel and accommodation.

Read More... | Source: Dark Horse Boards

Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex on TV and DVD in 2004

Date: 2004 February 11th Wednesday [23:28] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

Bandai have just announced that they have joined forces with Manga Entertainment to release Ghost in the Shell Standalone Complex on DVD and TV.

Read More... | Source: Bandai Entertainment

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