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Welcome to our News archive for June 2004 - to see this month's news please click on the button below.
 


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29th June 2004

Anime fans rejoice!!  The latest sale in Virgin Megastore - a 'Two DVD's for 18' promotion - includes a tonne of anime titles!!!  Containing near enough all of ADV Films' back catalogue - including such classics as Neon Genesis Evangelion, Martian Successor Nadesico and Dragon Half - this is an offer far too good to pass up.  Get your savings and get to your nearest Megastore or V-Shop...

Source:  Tom's lunchtime wanderings around Bristol
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28th June 2004

ADV Films have announced the release of a Hellsing DVD boxset in September.  The set will contain all four volumes of the popular horror series, and is likely to be a double DVD case holding the four discs, in a similar fashion to ADV's recent Sakura Wars OAV set.

Source: Previews Catalogue
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28th June 2004

Astro Boy, Ozamu Tezuka's classic series about a superhero robot boy created to replace a scientist's dead son, is due to be made into a live action film in America following the success of the recent anime remake there.  The cinematic version is set to be written and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the man behind the excellent US cartoons Dexter's Laboratory and Samurai Jack.

Source:  Empire Magazine
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28th June 2004

Fans of madcap romantic comedy will be pleased to hear that, following hot on the heels of Tenchi Muyo!, MVM will soon be unleashing the madcap romantic comedy Love Hina on the UK market.  Another title sublicensed from US giant Geneon (formerly Pioneer), the first volume of Love Hina is due in August/September with further volumes following on a monthly basis.  The Love Hina Christmas Movie, Spring Special and Love Hina Again will be released on a two monthly basis with the Christmas Movie (bizarrely) out in October.

Source:  AnimeOnDVD.com
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28th June 2004

MVM have announced two major new titles as part of their distribution deal with US licensor FUNimation. Fans were pleased and surprised at the confirmation of the 102 episode romantic comedy Kodomo no Omocha (aka. Kodacha or Childs Toy) and the pretty new Full Metal AlchemistKodacha has been a fan favourite for years but no-one ever expected it to be licensed due to its length, Full Metal Alchemist was still airing in Japan when we went there at the start of the year and looks superb.  Look like MVM have done it again with some great deals!

Source:  AnimeOnDVD.com
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