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ADV Films Announces March 1 Release Date for DNAngel Volume 3

Date: 2005 February 14 19:05

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We've just got the details in from ADV Films regarding DNAngel Volume 3, which is due out on March 1.

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Press release as follows:


HOUSTON, February 14, 2005- The life of a teenage boy certainly isn’t easy under the best of circumstances, but what do you do when there’s somebody else destroying your life, and he’s doing it while wearing your own body? Poor Daisuke certainly is no stranger to crises, but if he can’t get the phantom thief Dark out of his genes and under control, his whole world is going to come a tumbling down. The chaos ensues in the third volume in the hit crossed-identity saga DNAngel: Facets of Darkness, hitting the shelves March 1, 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.

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Poor Daisuke Niwa is just a regular kid with some extraordinary DNA. As if growing up wasn’t hard enough already! Now he has to carry out super secret thefts as the Phantom Thief Dark too. He’s got plenty of obstacles along the way as well. The girl he loves is in love with his alter ego... His classmate is set on destroying the Phantom Thief, in other words...him. His Dad jumps back into his life after being gone for years...And on top of all that he has a lovesick rabbit!

DNAngel: Facets of Darkness, Volume 3 (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, voice actor commentary with Kelly Manison (Eiko) & Andy McAvin (Kosuke), DNAngel Talk 1: Miya Irino & Shunichi Miyamoto, DNAngel Japanese ADR session, DNAngel Unplugged: If I Could Be With You..., 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: 3 of 7
Running Time: 100 minutes
Rating: 13+
UPC: 702727087523
Pre-Book Date: 02/01/05
Street Date: 03/01/05
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98

Source: ADV Films
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