Oh look, some anime press releases:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADV FILMS TO RELEASE “NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: DIRECTOR’S CUT” EPISODES
FINAL SIX EPISODES OF ACCLAIMED TELEVISION SERIES TO BE RE-RELEASED ON TWO DVD VOLUMES, EACH INCLUDING ORIGINAL AND DIRECTOR’S CUT VERSIONS.
HOUSTON, April 28, 2003—ADV Films today announced formally that the firm will release the Director’s Cut of the final six episodes of the enormously influential anime series “Neon Genesis Evangelion.” These Director’s Cut episodes include additional footage, never before released in the U.S. ADV Films expects to release the Director’s Cut in two three-episode DVD volumes; each volume will include both the extended Director’s Cut versions and the original versions of the episodes.
ADV Films Co-Founder and Senior Producer Matt Greenfield produced ADV Films’ original release of “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” and he is at the helm of the firm’s Director’s Cut release as well. “It’s very exciting to be working on ‘Evangelion’ again after so many years,” said Greenfield. “The release of the original series was a pivotal moment in the development of the North American anime market, and we’re very eager to see how fans will react to the revisions and refinements the creators have made to their original vision.
“By including both the original and revised episodes,” continued Greenfield, “we’ve made it possible for Eva-philes to get an inside look at the directorial decisions that went into the creation of one of anime’s most brilliant and original series. If you’ve ever wondered what Eva’s really all about, these new collections will get you closer than you’ve ever been before.”
ADV Films has not yet announced release dates for “Neon Genesis Evangelion: Director’s Cut” (note: this is a working title only).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADV FILMS ACQUIRES THE MAINSTREAM ANIME HIT “FINAL FANTASY: UNLIMITED” FOR BOTH TELEVISION BROADCAST AND HOME VIDEO
SENSATIONAL 25-EPISODE ANIMATED (ANIME) SERIES; ACCOMPANIES POPULAR VIDEO-GAME FRANCHISE
HOUSTON, April 28, 2003—ADV Films today announced the acquisition of the rights to release the hit 25-episode anime series “Final Fantasy: Unlimited” on home video. ADV plans an Anime Network™ debut followed by a DVD-only release for the fantasy/adventure title, companion to the acclaimed “Final Fantasy” series of role-playing video games.
Chief director for the anime “Final Fantasy: Unlimited” is Mahiro Maeda, one of the most respected anime directors in Japan. Maeda was recently hand-picked by the producers of “The Animatrix,” the upcoming anime side project based on the hit “The Matrix” film franchise, to direct two of the animated shorts featured in the project.
“Final Fantasy: Unlimited” is produced by SQUARE, TV Tokyo (“NOIR”) and Dentsu (“Princess Mononoke,” “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”), with animation produced by Gonzo Digimation, animators of “Hellsing,” “Full Metal Panic!” and several more of anime’s most popular recent titles.
About “Final Fantasy: Unlimited”
“Final Fantasy: Unlimited” is the story of the warrior Kaze, the enigmatic Lisa and a pair of twin children, Ai and Yuh, who meet them as they search bravely for their missing parents. Taking place in a mysterious world, accessed only by an enchanted subway, “Final Fantasy: Unlimited” is packed with monsters, mystery, intrigue, beautiful animation and a plot that twists and turns and doubles back on itself in the truest anime style.
ADV Films leadership is pleased with the acquisition, and expects strong sales for the title. “’Final Fantasy: Unlimited’ arrives with excellent title recognition from the video game, and extensive U.S. fan interest as well,” said ADV Films President, CEO and Co-Founder John Ledford. “We’re excited to be bringing it to the U.S. market.”
ADV Films has not yet announced specific release dates for the title, but Ledford says he expects a broadcast debut in late summer and home video release before the end of September 2003.
I hope ADV releases the new Evangelion DVDs soon. I don’t want to wait over a year like I had to for the two movies.
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