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ADV Films Announces Release of Moeyo Ken: A Clash From the Past

Date: 2005 January 06 15:18

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The good folks at ADV Films have sent us the details for a DVD due out next week - Moeyo Ken: A Clash From the Past. Featuring character designs by Rumiko Takahashi (responsible for the hugely popular Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha) so it looks like one of her own productions. Moeyo Ken, is a standalone DVD (in other words 1 volume only) and is due out on Tuesday 11 January 2005.

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Press release as follows:

Moeyo Ken: A Clash From the Past Cover


HOUSTON, January 5, 2005— The blazing samurai babes of the Mobile Shinsengumi prepare to do battle on January 11, 2005 with release of the action/adventure story Moeyo Ken: A Clash From the Past.

Created by Ouji Hiroi (Sakura Wars) and featuring character design by Rumiko Takahashi (Ranma 1/2, Inuyasha), this exciting tale follows the adventures of the reckless female trio, the Mobile Shinsengumi, during the momentous Meiji Period, one of the most bloody and eventful eras in Japanese history. These sexy samurai sweethearts certainly have their work cut out for them as they furiously battle to protect Kyoto from evil spirits and strange supernatural phenomenon! This series is perfect for fans of historical action/adventure series such as Saiyuki, Sakura Wars and Inuyasha.

This is one thankless job, and it doesn't even pay the bills! Kondou Yuuko, Hijikata Toshie and Okita Kaoru are trying to follow in their fathers' footsteps as loyal samurai warriors in the Mobile Shinsengumi, but times sure have changed. If their enemies don't wipe them out first, this bumbling trio might just do the job themselves. Can these sword-wielding cuties rescue their reputation while saving Kyoto? Find out as the Japan of the past goes to war with the present and these battling beauties take on the ghosts, goblins, and gods of yesteryear!

Moeyo Ken: A Clash From the Past (SRP $29.98) is a DVD-only release containing four complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: reversible cover, production art, character sketches, 3D model art, clean opening and closing animation and ADV previews.

About ADV Films:

In the 12 years since its inception, ADV Films has become the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation ("anime") for the North American market and has also developed a leadership position in the UK. 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. 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.

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. Most recently, the company formed ADV Toys™, creating exclusive toys and collectible merchandise based upon the company's extensive original content holdings. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit

Volume: 1 of 1
Running Time: 105 minutes
Rating: 13+
UPC: 702727105425
Pre-Book Date: 12/14/04
Street Date: 01/11/05
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Source: ADV Films
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