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ADV Films Announces Release of Cromartie High School: Cromartian Rhapsody

Date: 2005 February 26 11:07

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It's press release catch-up time here at Otaku News due to the evil flu that's been lurking around most of the Otaku News Crew have been infected, the others have had to wear Bio-hazard suits! ^_-

Anyway, those nice folk over at ADV Films US have sent us the details of the insane anime Cromartie High School, which is due out on March 15th. Do you fancy the idea of going to a high school full of delinquents? Well Kamiyama somehow has been enrolled there!

ADV also have a nice limited collector's edition with the first volume of the manga bundled in and a custom series artbox to hold all 4 volumes.

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Press release as follows:

Cromartie High School Boxshot



The Wackiest High School Comedy You’ll Ever See!

HOUSTON, February 23, 2005- School’s in session with the highly anticipated March 15, 2005 release of the first volume of Cromartie High School: Cromartian Rhapsody. With giant gorillas, a robot with an identity crisis, and a school full of brain-damaged delinquents, this is going to be the craziest academic adventure seen this side of the Pacific!

Produced by Production I.G. (Blue Seed, Ghost in the Shell) and TV Tokyo (Final Fantasy: Unlimited) and based on the wildly popular manga by Eiji Nonaka, Cromartie High School ventures forth into the deranged and wacked-out world of the infamous school for delinquents. Packed to the brim with crazy humor, pithy puns, political satire, and characters you’ll love to despise, Cromatrie High School will leave your brain fried and your funny bone sore.

Poor Kamiyama! Somehow he has been enrolled in Cromartie High School, the infamous school for delinquents. When your classmates are the meanest, toughest (and often dumbest) students around, you do what you can to fit in. But when you add a 400-pound gorilla, a robot with an attitude, and a macho brute that bears a striking resemblance to a world famous celebrity, it makes blending much more difficult. So put on your best tough-guy swagger and get a lesson in insanity from the hilarious losers of Cromartie High.

Limited Collector’s Edition Available with First Volume of Cromartie High School Manga
You think you’re tough enough to handle Cromartie High? Only the meanest of the mean and baddest of the bad can face the collector’s edition! This special edition box set includes the volume 1 DVD of the series, the first volume of the manga from ADV Manga, and an attractive custom series art box to house the entire anime series (SRP $44.98). So, if you think you’re up to challenge...

Cromartie High School: Cromartian Rhapsody (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, including eight complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: cultural notes & comments, clean opening and closing animation, original Japanese TV warnings and ADV Previews.

"A truly off-the-wall sort of comedy, the kind that easily leaves you wanting more." –

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 4
Running Time: 100 minutes
Rating: TV 14 (L)
CAT: DCHS/001 (DVD), DCHS/BX1 (Collector’s Box)
UPC: 702727109324 (DVD), 702727129322 (Collector’s Box)
Pre-Book Date: 02/15/05
Street Date: 03/15/05
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.98 (DVD), $44.98 (Collector’s Box)

Source: ADV Films
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