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ADV FILMS, North America?s top distributor of Japanese animation, is pleased to announce their latest set of hot new anime titles,
both shipping in August, 2000. This includes the first spectacular volume of the eagerly awaited Science Fiction/Combat epic Gasaraki,
and the fifth installment of the highly successful Martian Successor Nadesico series.
Set in the near future, Gasaraki is a riveting science fiction epic that explores the future of warfare and corporate espionage as
giant robots and their pilots face off in the arms race of the 21st century. The first stunning volume, Gasaraki: The Summoning, which
contains four complete episodes, will ship on August 22 in both English dubbed and subtitled editions.
Also hitting stores on August 22 is the fifth volume in the popular Nadesico series, Martian Successor Nadesico: The Mind of The
Machine. Following the exploits of the Nadesico?s Aestivalis pilots as they struggle to stop a deadly new Jovian weapon, this volume
will be offered in both subtitled and dubbed versions. With a large devoted and rapidly expanding fanbase for this series, Nadesico is
emerging as a real franchise for the Houston-based film studio
Marketing plans for both titles will include a huge pre- and post-street print promotion to national consumer specialty publications,
trade publications, including banner ads on leading global anime, gaming, and related websites. Additionally, both titles are heavily
cross-trailered on ADV?s other premier releases . The pre-book date for both tapes has been set for July 25, 2000.
Gasaraki and Martian Successor Nadesico v.5 carry a suggested retail price of $19.98 for the dubbed version and $29.95 for subtitles.
Nadesico runs approximately one hour, and Gasaraki?s four episodes run 100 minutes. Both tapes carry a rating of 12+