Date: 2004 September 13 15:13
Posted by Joe
We've just got details in From ADV Films US about their release of Sister Princess, an anime series based on the popular dating sim.
Full Press Release As Follows:
ADV Films Announces an October 19 Release Date for Sister Princess: Oh, Brother!
SIBLING REVELRY AT ITS FINEST!
HOUSTON, September 13, 2004—ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., today announced an October 19 release date for the first volume of the chaotic circus of siblings, Sister Princess: Oh, Brother!
Based on a popular dating sim in Japan, Sister Princess follows the quirky story of a boy who discovers he has twelve sisters, all of whom are trying to win his undying affection. This situational comedy is great for fans of His or Her Circumstances and Azumanga Daioh!
Wataru Minakami was at the top of his class in middle school and had a pretty comfy life in Tokyo. When he unexpectedly fails his only high school entrance exam because of a computer glitch, his life is suddenly thrown into utter chaos! Jeeves, Wataru's trusted butler, sends him off to attend school at Stargazer's Hill in a mysterious place called Promised Island. Upon his arrival, Wataru encounters many friendly, cute girls. This isn't a problem – until he finds out they are all his sisters! For most kids, adjusting to life at a new school in a different town is tough enough. But for Wataru Minakami, high school will be the easy part!
Twelve sisters all at once… What would YOU do?
Sister Princess: Oh, Brother! (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including four complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation, production sketches, a reversible cover, a letter from Karen, character bios, cast interviews with Serena Varghese (Hinako), Hilary Haag (Karen) and Braden Hunt (Wataru) and ADV Films previews.
Limited Collector's Edition Available!
The first volume, Sister Princess: Oh, Brother!, is also available as a Collector's Edition, which includes the volume 1 DVD, a book of postcards from each of the twelve sisters and an attractive custom series art box to house the entire series (SRP $39.98).
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.
SISTER PRINCESS: OH, BROTHER!
Volume: 1 of 7
Running Time: 100 minutes
Age Rating: 13+
CAT: DSPR/001 (DVD) / DSPR/BX1 (Collector's Edition)
UPC: 702727081729 (DVD) / 702727083624 (Collector's Edition)
Pre-Book Date: 9/21/04
Street Date: 10/19/04
Format: DVD / Collector's Edition
SRP: $29.98 (DVD) / $39.98 (Collector's Edition)