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ADV Announces May 10 Releases

Date: 2005 April 12th Tuesday [16:42] | Posted By: Joe

Following on from their May 10 release of Full Metal Panic? FUMOFFU ADV Films have sent us the details of the other titles they will be releasing on that day. These include Chrono Crusade Volume 5 and Cromartie High School Volume 2.
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Press release as follows:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADV ANNOUNCES MAY 10 RELEASES

HOUSTON, April 12 -ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce three exciting new titles set to hit the streets on May 10: the second volume of Cromartie High School, volume five of Chrono Crusade, and the second season box set of Mutant X.


CROMARTIE HIGH SCHOOL: HEY DUDE

Japan’s #1 Comedy Is Taking America By Storm!

The hip new comedy series continues with its second installment, Cromartie High School: Hey Dude, which hits store shelves May 10. Described as "hilarious" (Anime Insider), "a winner" (J! Entertainment), and "the sh*t" (Evan Dorkin, Dork), Cromartie High School is a smart, funny, slow-burn comedy that’s totally absurd. It’s also an early pick as "Best New Release of 2005" (Japan Hero.com).

Based on the award-winning manga series by Eiji Nonaka (published in the US by ADV Manga), Cromartie High School was produced by Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell) in partnership with TV Tokyo (Final Fantasy: Unlimited). The top rated comedy series inspired a merchandizing craze in Japan, and American anime fans have waited for years to jump on board the Cromartie bandwagon.

But Cromartie High School is so unlike any other anime comedy that its appeal goes beyond the otaku set. It combines an absurd point of view with offbeat timing and self-referential riffs reminiscent of smart sketch comedies like Mr. Show, Kids In the Hall, or Sealab 2020. "Cromartie has more in common with Late Night with Conan O'Brien than it does with other anime and manga comedy series, and that's precisely what makes it so special (not to mention hilarious)" (Anime Insider).

Synopsis: What are the dumbass delinquents of Cromartie to do? Their robot classmate Mechazawa is feeling blue. Seems his little brother keeps getting stepped on, which isn’t surprising since he’s the size of a tea canister. Hayashida’s baseball team might lift his spirits-if they can ever find their way out of the woods and onto an actual field. Add a rival gang with handpuppet leaders and a crowd-phobic hijacker on their class field trip, and you have the sophomore volume of Cromartie High School!

Cromartie High School: Hey Dude (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 9-14, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include cultural notes and comments and the original Japanese TV warning, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Available!

The Cromartie High School Collectors Edition is still available. This special collectors edition contains the first DVD of Cromartie High School, a copy of the first book from ADV Manga, plus a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire four volume series (SRP $44.98).

The Hit Anime Is Also A Best-Selling Manga Series!

ADV Manga publishes the ongoing Cromartie High School manga series for the North American market. The first volume shipped in March, and the second is scheduled for June 2005. The Cromartie High School manga not only inspired the hit anime but won the Kodansha Award for Best Manga in 2002. For more details, visit www.adv-manga.com.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 2 of 4
Running Time: 75 minutes
Age Rating: TV14 (L)
CAT: DCHS/002
UPC: 702727109423
Pre-Book Date: 4/12/05
Street Date: 5/10/05
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.



CHRONO CRUSADE: BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

She’s In the Habit of Smiting Demons!

Chrono Crusade Volume 5 Cover



One of the most popular anime series of 2005 spreads more gospel on May 10, when Chrono Crusade: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea hits store shelves. Devil is the fifth volume in the Chrono Crusade series, the heartwarming saga of a gun-toting nun and her demon sidekick. ADV Films has already shipped more than 100,000 DVDs in this ongoing series, thanks to Chrono’s high energy mix of action and comedy.

Chrono Crusade is based on the original manga series by Daisuke Moriyama, a best-seller published here in the States by ADV Manga. Directed by Ichiro Itano (Gantz) and produced by the notorious GONZO Digimation (Full Metal Panic!), Chrono Crusade takes holy orders to new heights of hilarity in this fantasy adventure.

Our heroes are elite exorcists with the Order of the Magdalene, and they’re sworn to stop a steady onslaught of demons crossing over to the human world. But Sister Rosette is a klutz, and her partner, Chrono, is a demon himself...

Synopsis: As Rosette and her companions get closer to locating Joshua, Aion and his demon cohorts launch a new offensive, forcing the Magdalene Order and their allies to fight a battle on multiple fronts, attacked from every angle. But something’s wrong with Rosette herself, and the life bond she shares with Chrono may be threatened. Will Rosette survive to dance with the devil, or will she succumb to the temptations of the flesh? Long smoldering desires erupt into an inferno in the fifth stunning volume of Chrono Crusade!

Chrono Crusade: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 16 – 18, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include Azmera’s Extra Classes, a Chrono Crusade Chronicle, and production sketches, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.

Collectors Edition Still Available!

The Chrono Crusade Collectors Box is still available. This special collectors edition contains everything from the first volume of Chrono Crusade, plus a stunning custom series art box with full color artwork sized to hold the entire seven volume series (SRP $39.98).

The Hit Anime Is Also A Best-Selling Manga Series!

ADV Manga publishes the American edition of the ongoing Chrono Crusade manga series, a perennial Top 20 graphic novel. Four volumes have been published to date, with a fifth scheduled for June 2005. For more details, visit www.adv-manga.com.

DVD Product Details

Volume: 5 of 7
Running Time: 75 minutes
Age Rating: 15+
CAT: DCHC/005
UPC: 702727083228
Pre-Book Date: 4/12/05
Street Date: 5/10/05
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.


MUTANT X SEASON TWO BOX SET

1100 Minutes of Mutant Mayhem for Just $49.98!

Genetic oddities, this one’s for you! May 10 is the day to cut class/skip work/escape and get to your favorite retailer for the Mutant X Season Two Box Set. The entire second season is in one fancy collectors box–and at a price even not-quite-humans can afford!

Inspired by Marvel Comics’ popular mutant franchise, Mutant X is a syndicated television hit. Its elegant brand of swashbuckling sci-fi is propelled by riveting plots, an attractive cast, and the irresistible pull of mutants wielding strange powers. "Mutant X’s feline wild child Victoria Pratt is the sexiest genetic anomaly we’ve ever seen." (Maxim)

Mutant X Season Two Box Set (SRP $49.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including the entire second season of the hit TV series presented in English 5.1 With loads of extras and a low, low price, it’s a must have for any mutant afficianado.


DVD Product Details

Running Time: 1100 minutes
Age Rating: TV PG
CAT: DMX/BX2
UPC: 702727127120
Pre-Book Date: 4/12/05
Street Date: 5/10/05
Format: DVD
SRP: $49.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

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. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit www.advfilms.com.

Source: ADV Films

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