ADV Films in April
ADV Films have kindly sent through details on their UK Region 2 line-up for April 2004. They have six new DVD releases including their second live-action feature scheduled to arrive on 19th April, each carrying a retail price of £19.99...
Angelic Layer vol. 1: Divine Inspiration - This story of a small town girl who arrives in Tokyo where she is thrust into the excitement of a high-tech, fast-paced game where dolls called Angels are controlled by the thoughts of their operators, is based on a manga from the all-female studio CLAMP (Chobits) with animation from BONES, the studio behind the highly acclaimed RahXephon and Wolf's Rain.
The DVD features four complete episodes in both English and Japanese-language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: original Japanese art; voice-actor commentary; clean opening and closing animation; and ADV Previews.
Zaion: I Wish You Were Here vol.1 - Epidemic - Directed by Seiji Muzushima (Dai Guard, Generator Gawl) and produced by Gonzo Digimation (Full Metal Panic, Hellsing, Blue Sub No. 6), Zaion found success with Japanese fans not only through its 2001 television release, but also with a groundbreaking Internet broadcast of the first episode. Praise for the series has traveled across the Pacific, increasing U.K. anticipation for the four-episode series, praised for its plot, its character designs and its successful combination of CG and traditional cel animation.
The DVD features two complete episodes in both English and Japanese-language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: Japanese promotional clip; interviews with director Seiji Mizushima and with the president of Gonzo Digimation; production sketches; and ADV Previews.
Gamera: Revenge of Iris - Popularized in Japan in a series of films in the 1960s, Gamera was brought back in the 1990s, combining the heart of the original titles with new actors, new plots and cutting-edge special effects. Following on from their previous release of Gamera: Attack of Legion ADV Films bring you the latest in the Gamera series with features identical to the Region 1 counterpart including English and Japanese-language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: an interview with the Director of Special Effects; Gamera press conference; original Japanese theatrical trailer; original Japanese TV spots; Behind-the-Scenes in Japan; outtakes; commentary by Gamera; and ADV Previews.
The remaining titles for release in April include the latest volumes in three ongoing series...
Najica Blitz Tactics: Volume 2 - The second volumes of this racy action series includes four complete episodes in both English and Japanese-language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: audio commentary by Andy McAvin (“Gento”) and Mike Kleinhenz (“Majima”); Lila’s On-Call Mission Announcement; production sketches; Japanese television spots; clean opening and closing animations; and ADV Previews.
Full Metal Panic! Mission 04 - The fourth volumes in this popular series includes three complete episodes in both English and Japanese-language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: a reversible cover; a fold-out poster with in-depth background information printed on the reverse; clean opening and closing animations; Japanese piracy warnings; and ADV Previews.
RahXephon—Orchestration Five: Synaesthesia - The fifth volume in this "extraordinarily beautiful and complex anime series" includes three complete episodes in both English and Japanese-language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include a printed booklet; original Japanese cover art; the “Fate of Katun” music video; an interview with Hiroki Kanno; production sketches; clean opening & closing animation; and ADV previews.