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ADV Films Announces Release for Volume One of Princess Tutu: M

Date: 2005 January 12 18:46

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The people over at ADV Films US have sent us the details for a release due out on January 25th, Princess Tutu: Märchen, it's directed by Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Kaleido Star) and Shougo Kawamoto (You're Under Arrest! Season 2). ADV seem to be targeting the same fans who enjoy Sailor Moon and Kaleido Star with this title. So if you like your anime cute and cuddly this seems to be one for you.

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Press release as follows:


Where every nightmare is only one dream away….

HOUSTON, January 12, 2005— ADV Films invites you to experience a unique kind of fairy tale with the January 25, 2005 release for the first volume of the magical and mysterious series Princess Tutu: Märchen.

Directed by Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Kaleido Star) and Shougo Kawamoto (You're Under Arrest! Season 2) and produced by HAL Film Maker (Kaleido Star) and TBS (Chobits), Princess Tutu is a classic fairy tale story with a twist of mystery, magic and romance.

Darkness hid the pieces of her beloved's shattered heart, and time is running out for Princess Tutu to find them. Her dream of becoming a human girl has come true. However, peril lurks in the unseen shadows. Using the power of an enchanted amulet, she must unravel a dark and twisted mystery to keep her Prince and herself alive.

Princess Tutu: Märchen (SRP $29.98) is a DVD-only release featuring 5 complete episodes presented in English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 audio with English subtitles. Extras include: staff commentary with Shoko Oono (Translator) & Mike Yantosca (ADR Writer), voice actor commentary with Luci Christian (Duck) & Chris Patton (Fakir), clean opening and closing animation, ADR outtakes, Étude, Ballet for Beginners, In the Studio and ADV Previews

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

Volume: 1 of 6
Running Time: 125 minutes
Rating: TV 14
UPC: 702727096020
Pre-Book Date: 12/28/04
Street Date: 01/25/05
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Source: ADV Films
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