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ADV Titles Prove Popular With Readers

Date: 2004 October 18 18:18

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Those happy people at ADV USA have just sent us a press release detailing their recent success with 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As soon as the press release was sent, it was already out of date, ADV had won the September award for Chrono Crusade Vol.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!

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Press release as follows:

Azumanga Daioh, Kaleido Star and Neon Genesis Evangelion Win Awards!

HOUSTON, October 18, 2004 – has announced the first results of the top anime website's new monthly awards honoring the Best DVD Release Of The Month. The recipients of this coveted award were chosen in a vote open to all registered AOD users site, with voters allowed to pick one title for each month retroactive to January of 2004. With results announced through August thus far, ADV's roster of hit titles has pulled into a leadership position, with three titles already taken their respective months, ranking them the best of the best!'s "Best DVD Release Of The Month" award for April 2004 was awarded to Azumanga Daioh Volume #1!'s "Best DVD Release Of The Month" award for May 2004 was awarded to Kaleido Star Volume #1!'s "Best DVD Release Of The Month" award for July 2004 was awarded to Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum Edition Volume #1!

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

Source: ADV Films
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