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ADV Films Announces December 28 Releases

Date: 2004 December 1st Wednesday [18:19] | Posted By: Joe

Following on straight their December 14 details ADV US have sent us the details for their December 28 Releases.

They've got Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum:04, Robotech Remastered: New Generation Collection 2, Volume 7 (which is the final volume of this series), Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 Volume 2 under their Essential Anime Collection range and Volume 8 of Wedding Peach.

The Otaku News Crew recommend Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 Volume 2 since it has 9 episodes of the shown on for $19.98, even if Sylvia looks amazingly like Ifurita from EL Hazard! Failing that, you can never really go wrong with some Evangelion.
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Press release as follows:

ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES DECEMBER 28 RELEASES

HOUSTON, December 1, 2004—ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., is pleased to announce the release of several new exciting titles on December 28, 2004.

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION PLATINUM: 04
The titanic Eva units are back and ready to kick ass in awesome re-mastered glory with ADV Films' announcement of a December 28, 2004 street date for volume four of the jaw-dropping Platinum edition of the mega hit Neon Genesis Evangelion. Biblical prophecy, human drama and blistering hi-tech battle action collide as the award winning anime classic unleashes new fury with breathtaking re-mastered video and breath taking digitally re-mastered 5.1 surround sound, creating the ultimate Evangelion DVD experience.

This highly anticipated popular series is directed by Hideaki Anno (Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, His and Her Circumstances); produced by GAINAX (FLCL), NAS (Yu-Gi-Oh!) and TV Tokyo (Serial Experiments Lain); and animated by Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell) and GAINAX.

Betrayals and revelations erupt across NERV when Unit 01 falls prey to a terrifying new Angel. Swallowed by a living shadow, Shinji's mind begins to collapse as bizarre hallucinations assault his sanity… or are these visions glimpses of the true reality? As Ritsuko debates destroying both the Eva and its pilot, Kaji's allegiance comes into question and Misato finds herself trapped in the middle. The discovery of what lurks inside a top secret hanger to shake anyone's faith in Mankind!

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum:04 (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including five complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 language versions with English subtitles. The volume is housed in an exclusive metallic finish slipcover. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation; commentary with Tiffany Grant and Matt Greenfield; full length animatics for episode 15; 12-page profile booklet filled with screen shots, That Little Red-head Girl and ADV previews.

Collector's Edition Available!
The first volume of Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum edition is available as a Collector's Edition, which includes the Volume 1 DVD with an exclusive metallic finish slipcover and an attractive custom series art box to house all seven volumes. Extras include: one-of-a-kind numbered decal; profile booklet filled with screen shots, Japanese commentaries and character profiles; Episode: 01 commentary by ADR director Matt Greenfield; Episode: 02 commentary by Matt Greenfield and Spike Spencer ("Shinji"); clean opening and closing animation; and ADV previews (SRP $39.98).

Volume: 4 of 7
Running Time: 75 minutes
Age Rating: 15+
CAT: DNGE/004
UPC: 702727078927
Pre-Book Date: 11/30/04
Street Date: 12/28/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98


ROBOTECH REMASTERED: NEW GENERATION COLLECTION 2 VOLUME 7
The epic saga that redefined anime reaches its triumphant conclusion with the December 28, 2004 street release date for Robotech Remastered: New Generation Collection 2, Volume 7. The final volume of the newly re-edited and re-mastered series from ADV Films includes an exclusive action figure so that you can wage your own intergalactic wars!

The collection features never before seen footage and a fresh, clean digital transfer of Robotech from the original 16mm film stock, returning the series to a lovely and near-pristine state without compromising the character of the original animation.

Scott Bernard's courageous band of insurrectionists makes their way to Reflex Point, the site of the protoculture matrix and ground zero for the final battle between the Robotech forces and the Invid. But getting to Reflex Point is no easy task, as our heroes will have to cross treacherous terrain in unpredictable climates, evade the ever-present threat of the Invid, and contend with the mounting tensions and frustrations that threaten to tear their patchwork family apart. With both sides of the conflict fighting to preserve their respective ways of life, those caught in the midst of battle will be forced to make dramatic, desperate choices before the final shots in the Robotech Wars are fired.

Robotech Remastered: New Generation Collection 2, Volume 7 (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including 12 complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Spanish 5.1 in a two-disc set, which includes an art box fitting both discs and an exclusive limited edition Super Veritech Morpher collectible that transforms from robot to spacecraft plus offers a power-packed pull back motor. The audio has been restored and remixed to create the highest-quality sound experience. New footage featuring scenes cut from the original broadcast version of Robotech has been added, including new opening and closing credits and eye catches, creating a never-before-seen version of this seminal adventure series.

Volume: 7 of 7v
Running Time: 300 minutes
Age Rating: 13+
CAT: DRT/1D7
UPC: 702727081620
Pre-Book Date: 11/30/04
Street Date: 12/28/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98


BUBBLEGUM CRISIS TOKYO 2040: ESSENTIAL ANIME COLLECTION, VOLUME 2
If you thought the first volume was scorching, get ready for the inferno as the hottest anime series of the new millennium kicks into hyperdrive! ADV Films today announced a December 28, 2004 street date for volume two of the DVD release, Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040: Essential Anime Collection with all new 5.1 audio mix and never before included commentary tracks! This acclaimed cyberpunk masterpiece features the bodacious babes of the Knight Sabers as they wage war with the evil machines of the Genom Corporation.

Chaos reigns as the Knight Sabers war against GENOM moves out of the shadows and into the streets in a spectacular orgy of destruction! But the real horror is yet to come, for underneath the ruins of old Tokyo, a long buried secret begins to awake, setting the stage for the ultimate nightmare!

Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040: Essential Anime Collection Volume 2 (SRP $19.98 DVD) is a 2-disc DVD-only release, including nine complete episodes presented in English 5.1 as well as Japanese 2.0 and Spanish 2.0 with English Subtitles. Extras include: voice actor commentary, character sketches, vehicle technology, voice actress profiles, clean opening and closing animations and ADV previews.

Volume: 2 of 3
Running Time: 225 minutes
Age Rating: 15+
CAT: DBG/020
UPC: 702727099328
Pre-Book Date: 11/30/04
Street Date: 12/28/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98


WEDDING PEACH: BLACK HEART
ADV Films is pleased to announce a December 28, 2004 street date for the eighth volume in this love-struck magical girl series, Wedding Peach: Black Heart.

Based on the hit manga by Sukehiro Tomita (Sailor Moon), Nao Yazawa and Tenyu, Wedding Peach's animation was produced by KSS, known for such other vibrantly animated comedies such as Happy Lesson and Oh My Goddess!

Love is in the air and the romance is beginning to heat up! Even Jama-p is getting into the act as he meets up with an old childhood friend. And hey, who's that kissing in that boat??? It kind of looks like Yuri and Yanagiba! Well, they better hurry up because he's about to get sucked into Queen Raindevila's vortex of destruction forever! And speaking of Raindevila, the evil queen has invoked her most powerful devil yet—he's mean, he's strong, he's…Yosuke???? Can the Love Angels survive? And what about poor Momoko? Will their love persevere, or will evil conquer in the end?

Wedding Peach: Black Heart (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including six complete episodes in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation, a reversible cover and ADV previews.

Collector's Edition Available!
The new Collector's Edition for Wedding Peach is still available! This collection includes Wedding Peach Volume 6, an attractive custom series art box to hold volumes 6 – 9 and Wedding Peach DX, and a bonus disc filled with extras ($39.98).

Volume: 8 of 10
Running Time: 150 minutes
Age Rating: 13+
CAT: DWP/008
UPC: 702727074820
Pre-Book Date: 11/30/04
Street Date: 12/28/04
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

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 www.advfilms.com.

Source: ADV US

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