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ADV Films Announces January 4 2005 Release Dates

Date: 2004 December 07 17:44

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ADV US have just sent us details of their January 4th line up, just as 2005 starts they'll be releasing three titles:

- DNAngel, Volume 2
- Dragon Knight: Wheel of Time
- Aura Battler Dunbine, Volume 11

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Press release as follows:

HOUSTON, December 7, 2004— ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S, is pleased to announce street dates of January 4, 2005 for three additions to their ever-expansive collection of home video releases.

Teen angst grows ever darker as the second volume of DNAngel: Double Helix hits the shelves January 4, 2005. Based on the manga by popular artist Yukiru Sugisaki and produced by Dentsu (Angelic Layer), Kadokawa Shoten (Full Metal Panic!), TV Tokyo (Cowboy Bebop) and Xebec (Sorcerer Hunters), this star-crossed adventure series puts a whole new twist on the classic themes of unrequited love and secret identity. DNAngel follows Daisuke's story of self-discovery, the pursuit of true love and the experience of sharing his identity with the legendary art thief Phantom Dark.

Love is never easy, but that goes double for Daisuke Niwa. The only way Daisuke can rid himself of the phantom art thief residing in his DNA is to have his love returned. The problem is Daisuke has fallen for his classmate Risa, who is obsessed with his alter ego, Dark. It's Risa's twin sister Riku who seems to have eyes for Daisuke himself! It's not a simple task keeping track of the criss-crossing paths of these people's affections. One thing is for sure – watching the situations these four get themselves into will always be twice the fun!

DNAngel: Double Helix, Volume 2 (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release containing 4 complete episodes with both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation, commentary with Luci Christian (Risa) & Hilary Haag (Riku), Meet Miyu Irino, DNAngel Unplugged - True Light and ADV previews.

Volume: 2 of 7
Running Time: 100 minutes
Rating: 13+
UPC: 702727087424
Pre-Book Date: 12/07/04
Street Date: 01/04/05
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

To appease the fantasy fan in us all, ADV Films has announced a January 4, 2005 street date for the epic sword and sorcery series Dragon Knight: Wheel of Time. Based on a hit role-playing computer game, this high-adventure fantasy free-for-all is brimming with magical mayhem, evil monsters, swinging swords and epic battles!

Many years have passed since the shining example of knightly virtue, Takeru, performed his heroic deeds. Now it falls to his son, Kakeru, to save the kingdom from encroaching evil. The forces of Lucifon, ruler of the eastern realm of Reimling, are on the march, preceded by a black mist that turns everyone it touches to stone. Led by the mysterious Eto, Kakeru and his friends must take the fight into the very heart of Lucifon's empire or become statues for his garden.

Dragon Knight: Wheel of Time (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release containing 4 complete episodes with both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Includes ADV previews.

Volume: 1 of 1
Running Time: 100 minutes
Rating: 15+
CAT: DDK/005
UPC: 702727062520
Pre-Book Date: 12/07/2004
Street Date: 01/04/05
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

The war for Byston Well continues on January 4, 2005 with the release of Aura Battler Dunbine: Secrets of Byston Well, Volume 11.

Inspired by the novel Wings of Lin by Yoshiyuki Tomino and adapted by the creators of Gundam and Robotech®, Aura Battler Dunbine is an epic science-fiction fantasy about love, duty and the tragic spoils of war. Long hailed as a "golden age" classic, Dunbine remains a perennial favorite among giant robot fans and its innovative design work and storytelling techniques are the acknowledged inspiration for many of today's hottest anime releases. Aura Battler Dunbine is an epic, one-of-a-kind adventure that dives headfirst into a rich, fully defined world to create one of the most unique anime experiences ever envisioned.

As it becomes increasingly obvious that the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, battle lines are drawn in anticipation of what can only be described as "the war to end all wars." Emotions run high as Show and the others learn more about the mysterious force known as aura power.

Aura Battler Dunbine: Secrets of Byston Well, Volume 11 (SRP $19.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release containing 4 complete episodes with both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: production portfolio, clean opening animation, clean closing animation and ADV previews.

Volume: 11 of 12
Running Time: 100 minutes
Rating: 12+
CAT: DDB/011
UPC: 702727036828
Pre-Book Date: 12/07/04
Street Date: 01/04/05
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98

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 US
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