A.D. Vision (commonly referred to as ADV) was an American international multimedia entertainment company headquartered in Houston, Texas, active in home video production and distribution, broadcast television, theatrical film distribution, merchandising, original productions, magazine and comic book publishing. It was the largest anime company in North America before its demise.It was founded in 1992 by John Ledford and Matt Greenfield. Since then, the company had grown immensely in size and diversified with several subsidiary companies, handling an array of properties and original content. Perhaps their most popular property was Gainax's post-apocalyptic anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, originally released by ADV in the U.S. in 1997 and re-released several times since. The company maintained offices in North America, Europe and Asia. It served the United States, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, and Germany. On September 1, 2009, ADV announced it was selling off its assets, including intellectual properties, to several companie
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Petite Princess Yucie is an anime series, which was produced by Gainax, aired from 2002 to 2003, and ran for 26 episodes. Six volumes of videos were released on DVD by ADV Films in the United States. As of Sep. 1, 2009, the series is now licensed by ADV''s successor, AEsir Holdings, with distribution from Section23 Films. Centering around Yucie, a 17-year-old who is trapped in a 10-year-old''s body, the story follows her and her friends, all of who are designated as Platinum Princess candidates. A Platinum Princess receives the Eternal Tiara, which grants any wish, but only to the one it judges worthy and only one wish. Petite Princess Yucie follows the adventures of country-girl Yucie as she is admitted by chance to the prestigious Princess Academy, where the daughters of royalty and nobles attend to learn magic, dance, etiquette, defense, art and music. There, she experiences many things in her quest to collect the "fragments" of the Eternal Tiara in hopes that she may become the legendary Platinum Princess, who is chosen every 1,000 years.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The following is a list of episodes for the anime series Viewtiful Joe. The series was directed by Takaaki Ishiyama and produced by Group TAC, and ran for fifty-one episodes on Japan's TV Tokyo from October 2, 2004 to September 24, 2005. Based on the video game series of the same name, the anime tells the story of a action film fan named Joe who is thrust into the world of movies and given the ability to transform into the tokusatsu superhero Viewtiful Joe. The series was licensed by Geneon Entertainment for broadcast and distribution in North America and by MGM Television for the rest of the world. An English dub of Viewtiful Joe consisting of the first twenty-six episodes aired on Kids' WB from November 5, 2005 to May 20, 2006, beginning with the fifth episode. In Japan, the first twenty-six episodes were released on DVD by Suleputer in seven separate volumes between February 23, 2005 and July 27, 2005. In North America, those same episodes were released by Geneon in eight separate volumes between February 7, 2006 and April 3, 2007.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Kodomo no Jikan is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by manga author Kaworu Watashiya. The story revolves around a grade school teacher named Daisuke Aoki, whose main problem is that one of his students, Rin Kokonoe, has a crush on him. It was first serialized on May 22, 2005 in the Japanese seinen manga magazine Comic High!, published by Futabasha. At one time, an English language version of the manga was licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment for distribution in North America under the title Nymphet, but the Los Angeles based company ultimately decided not to publish it due to controversies over its content. An anime adaptation of the series aired on Japanese television between October 12, 2007 and December 28, 2007. While content of the broadcast version was sometimes heavily censored, the DVD releases of the individual episodes remain unedited. A second anime season has been announced, and a promotional video of this season was included with a special edition of volume five of the manga.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Saaya Irie is a Japanese actress, voice actress, junior idol and singer. Her stage name is simply her given name, Saaya. She has recently been appearing in numerous films, radio, and television programs including the recent live action TV drama adaptation of the Jigoku Shoujo series. She has also done voice work, appearing in the anime OVA Kyo no Gononi as Chika Koizumi. She was formerly a member of Japanese musical group Sweet Kiss before it disbanded on May 12, 2006 to be replaced by the group Chase. She gained fame for her professional modelling as a U-15 idol. Her bikini pictures soon received widespread distribution over the World Wide Web. In the aftermath of this incident, Saaya''s manager said they will refrain from having more bikini photoshoots of her.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Gunparade March is a Japanese video game that was later turned into a 3 volume manga and a 12 episode anime. The video game, Koukidou Gensou Gun Parade March, was released on September 28 of 2000, for the PlayStation video game console. It was developed by Alfa System and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Due to its creativity and attention to detail, it won the prestigious Seiun Award in 2001. The manga by Hiroyuki Sanadura was serialized in the magazine Dengeki Daioh. The three volumes published by MediaWorks between 2001 and 2003 were translated by ADV Manga between 2004 and 2005. The anime, Gunparade March: The New March, which was produced by J.C.Staff was broadcast on MBS from February 6, 2003 to April 23, 2003. It is licensed for distribution in the United States by Media Blasters as simply "Gunparade March". Alfa system have begun work on the related work, Gunparade Orchestra.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Initial D (Drive,Dream,Drift) is a manga by Shuichi Shigeno which has been serialized in Kodansha's Young Magazine since 1995. It has been adapted into a long-running anime series by Pastel, Studio Gallop, and OB Planning, which premiered in Japan on Fuji TV and Animax, and a live action film by Avex and Media Asia. Both the manga and anime series were licensed for distribution in North America by Tokyopop, the Tokyopop version of the manga is out of print as of August 31, 2009. The anime and manga focus on the world of illegal Japanese street racing, where all the action is concentrated in the mountain passes and rarely in cities nor urban areas, and the drift racing style is emphasized in particular. Keiichi Tsuchiya helps with editorial supervision. The story is centered around the Japanese prefecture of Gunma, (mostly Shibukawa where Takumi's home is) more specifically on several mountains in the kanto area and in and their surrounding cities and towns. Although some of the names of the locations the characters race in have been fictionalized, all of the locations in the series are based on actual locations in Japan.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Toho Company Ltd. is a Japanese film and theatre production/distribution company. It is headquartered in Y rakuch , Chiyoda, Tokyo, and is one of the core companies of the Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group. In the West, it is best known as the producer of many kaiju (monster) and tokusatsu (special effects) movies, the Chouseishin tokusatsu superhero TV franchise, the films of Akira Kurosawa, and the anime films of Studio Ghibli. Its most famous and worldwide creation is Godzilla, known as the King of the Monsters. It has also been involved in the production of numerous anime titles. Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla, and Rodan are described as being Toho's Big Five due to the monsters' numerous appearances in all three eras of the franchise, as well as spin-offs. The company also Distributed the Gamera trilogy. They have also handled the Japanese releases of the Pokémon anime movies. Its subdivisions are Toho Pictures Incorporated, Toho International Company Limited, Toho E. B. Company Limited, Toho Music Corporation & Toho Costume Comapay Limited. The company is the largest shareholder (7.96%) of Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Elemental Gelade is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mayumi Azuma. The fantasy adventure is a tale of a group of five who are on a journey to Edel Garden, the birthplace of mystical beings called Edel Raids who are described as "living weapons".The manga series has been adapted into a TV anime produced by XEBEC, two light novels, two video games for the PlayStation 2 and Game Boy Advance and four drama CDs. The anime ended with 26 episodes, but the original manga is still being serialized in the monthly Japanese manga magazine Monthly Comic Blade, published by Mag Garden.Prior to the original broadcast of the anime on TV Tokyo on April 5, 2005, both the manga and anime were licensed by Tokyopop and Geneon Entertainment, respectively for North American distribution. The announcement was made even after ADV announced they acquired licensing rights for both manga and anime a year before.