Date: 2005 February 16 14:44
Posted by Joe
More news from ADV Films, this time about the release of Gravion Zwei volume 1. With this title the keyword seems to be fanservice, lots of fanservice!
Press release as follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF GRAVION ZWEI: EYE OF THE STORM
Effeminate Heroes! Giant Fighting Robots! Gravity-defying Breasts!
HOUSTON, February 16, 2005- Sandman and his ragtag crew of misfits and loners are back at it again on March 8 2005 with the volume one release of Gravion Zwei: Eye of the Storm. Hold on to your feather duster! With a legion of perky maids and more fan service than you can shake a stick at, Gravion Zwei has all the action, comedy and madcap adventure you’ve been looking for!
Directed by Masami Obari (Bubblegum Crisis) and animated by world renowned animation studio GONZO Digimation (Full Metal Panic!, Gantz, Chrono Crusade), Gravion Zwei continues the hit Gravion series with a new season of surprises featuring the well-armed (and well-endowed) fighting force Earthgertz. Their mission: defend the earth from the deadly Zeravire invasion... only this time, they won’t be the only ones on duty!
There’s a new player in the game of Earth Defense. Enter the elite G-Soldier Squadron, the first of the government’s attempt to mass-produce Gravion technology. Led by ace pilot Faye, will the G-Soldiers push the Earthgertz gang out of a job? While facing a series of stepped up Zeravire attacks, Sandman decides his team needs some time off... at a hot springs resort. What better way to form a cohesive fighting unit than to see everyone in their skivvies? Towels fly and karaoke maids abound as the Gravion team battles a hidden danger deep within a nearby volcano.
Limited Collector’s Edition Available!
The first volume of Gravion Zwei is also available as a Collector’s Edition, which includes the volume 1 DVD and an attractive custom series art box to house the entire series (SRP $39.98).
Gravion Zwei: Eye of the Storm (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including four complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: Earthgertz character profiles and art gallery, EFA character profiles and art gallery, episode art gallery, original Japanese commercials, clean opening and closing animation, super sexy cover art 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 www.advfilms.com.
GRAVION ZWEI: EYE OF THE STORM
Volume: 1 of 3
Running Time: 100 minutes
Rating: TV MA (VS)
CAT: DGV/004 (DVD), DGV/BX2 (Collector’s Box)
UPC: 702727064524 (DVD), 702727084225 (Collector’s Box)
Pre-Book Date: 02/08/05
Street Date: 03/08/05
SRP: $29.98 (DVD), $39.98 (Collector’s Box)