ADV Films in August

ADV Films have sent through details on their UK Region 2 line-up for August 2005. They have six new titles on the cards including the first volumes of the star-crossed adventure series DNAngel and the sci-fi/action space thriller Divergence Eve.

Arriving on 15th August 2005 priced at £19.99 each are...

DNAngel: The Dawn of Dark - Directed by popular manga artist Yukiru Sugisaki and produced by Dentsu (Angelic Layer), Kadokawa Shoten (Full Metal Panic!), TV Tokyo (Cowboy Bebop) and Xebec (Sorcerer Hunters), this hit anime series is based on the wildly popular manga from Asuka Magazine in Japan. The volumes of the translated manga have been flying off shelves all over the UK’s bookstores - now readers get to see the story come to life!

The Story:
Being a teenager is rough enough, but young Daisuke’s got more troubles than any ten normal guys. Due to a strange quirk of genetics, Daisuke’s been cursed with an ancient family affliction that’s sure to put some major kinks in his relationship with the opposite sex. You see, whenever he becomes… enamoured… with the object of his desires, Daisuke finds himself transformed into the legendary thief Phantom Dark! Unfortunately, the only way to return to his true form is for his ‘true love’ to love Daisuke for himself; but when she’s only got eyes for Dark, how can Daisuke compete with himself? Stealing the heart of one’s true love has never been as complicated… or intriguing… as in The Dawn of Dark, the first scintillating volume of DNAngel!

The DVD contains four episodes in English 5.1 audio and the original Japanese 2.0 soundtrack with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animations, Voice Actor Commentary with Kevin Corn (Daisuke) and Vic Mignogna (Dark), Japanese Promo Trailer, Japanese TV Spots, Japanese In-Store Promo, “True Light” - The Creation of an Opening Theme, and ADV previews.

Divergence Eve: Welcome To Watcher’s Nest - Prepare for a thrilling journey into the heart of darkness with the release of this sci-fi/action space thriller directed by Hiroshi Negishi (Shadow Skill, Burn Up W). This futuristic high-flying epic is brimming with intense space battles, high-tech fighting robots, and babes who certainly fill out their skimpy military uniforms. Divergence Eve is a dark tale enlivened by a shocking mystery that will leave you guessing till the very end!

The DVD contains five uncut episodes presented in anamorphic widescreen with both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include: Clean opening and closing animation, production sketches, Japanese promo spot, Divergence Eve mini-manga, commentary with Carl Macek (ADR Director), Kira Vincent Davis (Misaki), Luci Christan (Prime) & John Swasey, and ADV previews.

The remaining titles for release in August include the latest volumes in four ongoing series...

Gravion: Knights of Gravity - The second volume of what is dubbed 'Transformers for the new anime generation' includes four episodes in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language, with English subtitles. Extras include: design sketches; Japanese trailer; clean open and close animation; and ADV Previews.

New Fist Of The North Star Volume 3: When A Man Carries Sorrow - The third volume with a new twist for a new generation of action-hungry fans arrives an uncut DVD release featuring a 55-minute feature in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: Behind the Scenes: ADR, interview with Sifu Moy Saup Tung, Aaron Vyvial & the American Ving Tsun Kung Fu Academy, commentary with the English voice actors, character bios, trailers for the Italian release of New Fist of the North Star and ADV previews.

Neon Genesis Evangelion - Platinum: 04 - The enormously influential Evangelion television series has been officially revised and digitally remastered for this series of releases, with this fourth volume featuring three complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 language versions with English subtitles. The volume is housed in an exclusive metallic finish slipcover. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation; commentary with Tiffany Grant and Matt Greenfield; full length animatics for episode 15; 12-page profile booklet filled with screen shots, That Little Red-head Girl and ADV previews.

Related reviews: Vol.1

Last Exile Volume 5: Grand Stream - The retro sci-fi adventures continue with the fifth volume which includes four complete episodes in both English and Japanese 2.0 language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening version 2, art gallery, and ADV previews.

Related reviews: Vol.1, Vol.2, Vol.3

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