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ADV Films in May

ADV Films have sent through details on their UK Region 2 line-up for May 2006. They have four new titles planned including the first volume of Gilgamesh, the new sci-fi series from Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009, Kamen Rider). Arriving on 14th May 2006 priced at £19.99 each are...

Gilgamesh - Tablet 01: Orphans Of The Apocalypse - Shotaro Ishinomori has created a dark, post-apocalyptic world where the sky has been turned into a psychedelic mirror, and civilization is only a shadow of its former self. A world where beautiful assassins transform into terrifying winged creatures, where children are born with amazing powers, and where a brother and sister are hunted by organizations with shadowy agendas. Gorgeous animation, breakthrough character designs, and stunning visuals make this suspenseful, addictive tale of mystery, magic, and espionage the first gothic masterpiece of the new millennium!

The Story:
After the terrorist incident of October 10, the sky has been turned into a psychedelic mirror, sadly reflecting a civilization that’s only a shadow of its former glory. As the world struggles to rebuild itself, two powerful forces wage a secret and terrifying war. Trying to restore the world to its former state is Orga, a tiny group of mutants with amazing psychic powers. Controlled by a wealthy and powerful widow known only as The Countess, they wait within her secret lair in the posh Hotel Providence for their enemy to stir - a dark cadre that has taken the name Gilgamesh. A black leather-clad army of beautiful and mysterious beings, Gilgamesh bow only to their “master”, the brilliantly dangerous scientist who seeks to finish the terrorist attack he started years before. And caught between these warring factions? Two runaways, a brother and sister, who hold the key to destroying the world - or saving it.

The DVD includes five uncut episodes in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language, with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animations; character art gallery; production art gallery; and ADV Previews.


The remaining titles for release in May include the latest volumes in three ongoing series...

MADLAX: The Red Book - The mix of murder, mystery, and blazing girls-with-guns action from the creative team that set the animation world on fire with Noir continues in Volume 2 of Madlax which includes four episodes in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language, with English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animations; design sketches; Japanese TV spots; Conversations with SSS; and ADV Previews.

Full Metal Panic? FUMOFFU: Full Metal Fervor! - Featuring more explosions, more high school drama, and a batch of hilarious new characters, FUMOFFU really is a whole new Panic! Volume 3 includes three episodes in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language, with English subtitles. Extras include: “The Mysteries of FUMOFFU”; clean opening and closing animations; original Japanese DVD preview; character artwork; Bonta-kun Eye Exam Chart insert; and ADV Previews.

Related reviews: Vol.1, Vol.2.

Peacemaker: The Spider’s Web - The fifth volume in this mix of merciless action and hilarious comedy by GONZO Digimation includes three episodes in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language, with English subtitles. Extras include: clean open and close animation; production sketches; Character Collections 5 and 6; reversible cover; production foldout insert; and ADV Previews.


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