Date: 2006 July 04 16:37
Posted by Joe
Those nice folks from ADV Films UK have sent us details about teaming up with UK Satellite TV station Rapture TV. From July 6th they'll be screening Mezzo DSA. New episodes will be screened on Thursdays and then repeated on the Sunday anime block at the same time too.
Press release as follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADV & MEZZO DSA RETURN HOME TO DIGITAL TV
MIKURA AND FRIENDS ENRAPTURED BY UK DIGITAL/BROADBAND TV
London, U.K., 29th June 2006
ADV Films are proud to announce in collaboration with Rapture TV the return to UK digital TV of their anime catalogue, debuting with actioner Mezzo DSA. Starting on July 6th, first-run screenings of new episodes will take place Thursdays at 8.30pm, with a repeat as part of the Sunday anime block at the same time. This marks ADV’s return to UK screens after over a year, since SciFi Channel completed their run of Excel Saga.
For those new to the joyous fun that is Mezzo DSA, here’s a quick rundown:
Meet the Danger Service Agency (DSA), a high-risk trio that pays the bills by putting their butts on the line. Hot babe a$$-kicker Mikura, hard-core hi-techie Harada and noodle-loving ex-cop Pops are the most unlikely crime-solving team since Scooby-Doo! Ducking bullets, and dodging punches, the trio find themselves working for a friendly ghost and a foxy weathergirl - helping old friends and hunting down an extraterrestrial. Whether you’re looking to run recon on a cheating spouse or smuggle a deadly virus, if the job reeks of danger, there’s only one team to call. With Mikura and friends on the case, danger has never looked so good!
Thirteen episodes packed so full of action and comedy they’re skin-tight, welcome to the world of creator Yasuomi Umetsu, whose earlier Kite has been announced as a live-action Hollywood remake by producer/director Rob Cohen (The Fast And The Furious, XXX). One of our favourite series here at the ADV office, all we can say to you is: hang on and enjoy the ride!
Rapture TV: http://www.rapturetv.com/mezzodsa/
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 films. 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.