ADV Releases Anime & Manga Titles, Roddenberry's Andromeda on April 20
In manga releases, the first volume of ARIA begins the adventure of young Akari Mizunashi after she moves to Neo-Venezia on the planet Aqua (formally known as Mars) and discovers her dream to become a full-fledged Undine and to have a gondola of her own to ferry down the rivers of Neo-Venezia. Created by Kozue Amano, the 184-page black-and-white manga will sell for $9.99.
The first volume of THE RULER OF THE LAND is ADV Manga's first Korean graphic novel release. Swordsman Bi-Kwang and the protectress of the Sword of the Flowers, Hwa-Rin, lose their treasure to Sang-Pil "Gold Cobra" Jin and his men. As they regroup to retrieve it, they learn that a third group, Master Yoo and the Black Serpents are also seeking it because it is the key to finding Hwa-Rin's grandfather -- the greatest fighter of the land. Written by Jeon Keuk-Jin and illustrated by Yang Jae-Hyun, the 200-page black-and-white manga will sell for $9.99.
TO HEART follows shy high-school girl, Akari Kamigashi, as she tries to win the heart of childhood friend Hiroyuki Fujita with the help of her spunky android and wannabe maid Multi. Created by Ukyou Takao, the 176-page black-and-white manga will sell for $9.99.
The final volume of AZUMANGA DAIOH brings to an end the adventures of a group of Japanese high-school girls as they take a trip to sunny Okinawa, where Osaka plays with sea cucumbers and looks for something to eat. Created by Kiyohiko Azuma, the 184-page black-and-white manga will sell for $9.99.
The fourth volume of FULL METAL PANIC! follows Sosuke as she becomes torn between her long-time crush Kaname and pretty exchange student Tessa, which only gets worse when terrorists start shooting up Sosuke's apartment, holding Kaname and Tessa at knifepoint. Written by Shouji Gatou and illustrated by Retsu Tateo, the 168-page black and white manga will sell for $9.99.
Formed in 1992, ADV Films is the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation to the North American market. In addition, ADV Films' product line has expanded to include other forms of genre programming, including live-action science fiction. ADV Films' parent company, A.D. Vision Inc. also publishes NEWTYPE USA, the premier anime and manga monthly in the English-speaking world, and operates Anime Network, broadcasting anime and anime-related programming via digital cable. ADV Films is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with additional offices in the EU and Japan. For more information, visit http://www.advfilms.com.
Specializing in Japanese and other East Asian comics, illustration books and graphic novels, ADV Manga is the publishing division of A.D. Vision Inc. More information is available at http://www.adv-manga.com.