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Manga Releases Guyver Series on DVD

On Nov. 23, 2004, Manga Ent. will release the 12-part series THE GUYVER in a two-DVD box set featuring six 30-minute episodes on each disc. When high-school student, Sho, unwittingly activates a mysterious alien weapon, he is transformed into The Guyver, a powerful mechanized warrior possessing an incredible alien arsenal. He must now defend mankind against the Zoanoids -- devastating bio-weapons created by an ancient alien races genetic experiments.

Yoshiki Takayas THE GUYVER first gained popularity in 1985 when the saga appeared within the pages of the Japanese comic anthology SHONEN CAPTAIN. The animated version of THE GUYVER was released in two separate OVA series in Japan with Takaya personally involved in both productions. The franchise has also spawned two live-action films (Screaming Mad Georges GUYVER in 1991, and Steve Wangs GUYVER: DARK HERO in 1994).

DVD special features include: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround & 2.0 Stereo, English and Japanese languages, English subtitles, Zoanoid Data files, character bios & trailers, free poster inside each DVD, original Japanese intros, Photo Gallery and Manga extras. The box set will sell for $39.98.

Manga Ent. Inc. specializes in the production and distribution of Japanese animation for theatrical, DVD and home video release worldwide. Manga's film catalog also features Asian live-action, cult, pop-culture and international animation. The company has offices in New York, London and Tokyo, and is headquartered in Chicago. For more information, visit www.manga.com.

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