ADV US Announces Release of Cyberteam in Akihabara: Cyberteam Genesis
Date: Monday November 1st 2004 [11:01] | Posted By: Spike
The guys over at ADV Films USA have sent us the details for Cyberteam in Akihabara: Cyberteam Genesis. The series is available from November 16th, it follows a group of school girls and their cybernetic pets, and subsequent efforts to combat evil using magical powers.
Press release as follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF FIRST VOLUME OF CYBERTEAM IN AKIHABARA: CYBERTEAM GENESIS
HOUSTON, November 1, 2004— As everyone knows, when the newest and hottest gadget hits the market, there's nothing that can stop you from getting your hands on one, no matter the cost. But what do you do when your new acquisition turns out to be a magical being with powers you would never have dreamed possible? Welcome to the first exciting and quirky volume of the toy fad craziness Cyberteam in Akihabara: Cyberteam Genesis, set to hit the streets on November 16, 2004.
Director Yoshitaka Fujimoto (Nuku Nuku Dash, Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch), Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell, Blue Seed, FLCL) and Producers Tetsuo Gensho (Sakura Wars, Orphen, You're Under Arrest) and Hiroshi Kato (Vampire Hunter D) have teamed up to create this twisted tale of a popular toy that turns out to be much more than it seems. Deriving its name from the celebrated wholesale electronics district of Tokyo, and simultaneously parodying both the Power Rangers and Pokemon merchandizing crazes with the occasional delirious side-trip into Sailor Moon-land, Cyberteam packs an awesome arsenal of animated in-jokes that's as overstuffed as its unsuspecting heroines amply filled out costumes. Don't miss the mayhem as a handful of teenage girls accidentally unleash the power of the PataPis while the most demented crew of animators since Excel Saga take liberal potshots at everything under the Rising Sun in Cyberteam in Akihabara: Cyberteam Genesis!
Like all girls, Hibari Hanakoganei covets the latest fashion in mechanical pets – a PataPi to call her own! But when a strange White Prince provides one, an equally mysterious Black Prince plots to steal the prized pet. It's PataPi Densuke to the rescue, however, transforming into a powerful Diva with astonishing battle agility and amazingly bears a striking resemblance to Hibari herself! Together with the Cyber Team, the Black Prince will certainly get a run for his money!
"…a different type of genre fusion, it's like Sailormoon meets Bubblegum Crisis!" said Animetric.com.
Cyberteam in Akihabara: Cyber Genesis (SRP $29.98) is a DVD-only release with 5 complete episodes presented in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening and closing animations, production sketches and ADV previews.
CORRECTION ISSUED FOR CYBERTEAM IN AKIHABARA PRESS RELEASE
HOUSTON, November 4, 2004— ADV Films formally issued a correction today in regards to the press release dated November 1, 2004 announcing the release of volume one of the television series Cyberteam in Akihabara: Cyberteam Genesis.
The release incorrectly listed Production I.G. as part of the production team for the Japanese television series Cyberteam in Akihabara.
Production I.G. released an animated theatrical feature of the same name.
Production credits for the Cyberteam in Akihabara television series include Director Yoshitaka Fujimoto (Nuku Nuku Dash, Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch) and Producers Tetsuo Gensho (Sakura Wars, Orphen, You're Under Arrest) and Hiroshi Kato (Vampire Hunter D).
"We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience caused by the mistake in our communication" stated John Ledford, CEO of ADV Films.
For more information on ADV Films' release of Cyberteam in Akihabara, please visit http://www.advfilms.com/titles/cyberteam.
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.
CYBERTEAM IN AKIHABARA: CYBERTEAM GENESIS
Volume: 1 of 6
Running Time: 125 minutes
Pre-Book Date: 10/19/04
Street Date: 11/16/04
SRP: $29.98 (DVD)