Date: 2005 February 16 14:37
Posted by Joe
We've got the details in from the good folk at ADV Films, about their US DVD releases on March 8. They'll be releasing Chrono Crusade volume 4 and Cyberteam in Akihabara volume 3.
Press release as follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADV FILMS ANNOUNCES MARCH 8 RELEASE DATES
HOUSTON, February 15, 2005-ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce two hot new titles scheduled to hit the streets on March 8, 2005.
CHRONO CRUSADE: THE DEVIL TO PAY
On The Highway to Hell!
A new evil has surfaced to wreak havoc on mankind! Only the Order of the Magdalene and its band of elite exorcists stand a chance of stopping this horrendous demonic force. Can the world be saved from the clutches of evil? Demons, devils and wrong-doers don’t stand a chance when Rosette and Chrono return March 8, 2005 in Chrono Crusade: The Devil to Pay, Gospel 4.
ADV Manga’s release of Chrono Crusade already had a huge fan following even before an "A" list of production talent, including heavy hitter GONZO (Full Metal Panic!, Hellsing), stepped in to make the animated version. Adding to that potent list of talent, ADV Films’ DVD release will contain numerous bonus features and both the original Japanese version and an all new 5.1 English language version.
The quest team’s journey to find Joshua has begun, but all hell literally breaks loose when a certain well endowed Fraulein and an old enemy both show up on the train. As the jaws of a nightmarish trap snap shut only the Magdalene Order’s elite training will keep them alive, but is even that enough? The forces of good may be hopelessly outmatched!
Limited Collector’s Edition Available!
The first volume of Chrono Crusade is also available as a Collector’s Edition, which includes the Gospel 1: A Plague of Demons DVD and an attractive custom series art box to house the entire series (SRP $39.98).
Chrono Crusade: The Devil to Pay, Gospel 4 (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including three complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: reversible cover, clean opening and closing animation, production sketches, Azmaria’s Extras Classes video, background info for characters and setting, and ADV previews.
"...a breathtaking, entertaining ride that never gives up its coolness factor." – DVD Vision Japan.com
Volume: 4 of 7
Running Time: 75 minutes
Pre-Book Date: 02/08/05
Street Date: 03/08/05
CYBERTEAM IN AKIHABARA: CYBER HISTORY
They’re the hottest toys on the market, but when Hibari and her friends each get their hands on one, they soon discover that their Pata-Pi’s aren’t just the cute and cuddly friends they appear to be! These adorable little creatures are in fact magical beings with the power to save mankind! And it’s a good thing too, because the Cyber Team will need a lot of help from their friends as they face their toughest battle yet! Don’t miss the action in the third exciting volume of the Cyberteam series, Cyberteam in Akhibara: Cyber History, hitting stores March 8, 2005!
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) 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: Cyber History!
The stage is set for the ultimate battle between good and evil. With the future of mankind hanging in the balance, innocence is a luxury the Cyber Team can no longer afford. Are the girls in over their heads? Is Akihabara and the rest of the world doomed to fall into the hands of the Black Prince? Are Hibari and the team ready for the hardest test of their young lives?
"...a different type of genre fusion, it’s like Sailormoon meets Bubblegum Crisis!" - Animetric.com.
Cyberteam in Akihabara: Cyber History (SRP $29.98) is a DVD-only release with 4 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.
Volume: 3 of 6
Running Time: 100 minutes
Pre-Book Date: 02/08/05
Street Date: 03/08/05
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.