ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the launch of the ADV Universe™ Digital Download Store.
ADV Universe opens to the public with almost 1,000 minutes of anime available for download-to-own. As ADV Films has the largest English-language library in the world, the amount of shows available will constitute a significant portion of the anime available in the U.S. The site will have a release schedule as equally aggressive as the DVD releases. In some cases, episodes will be available for download before the U.S. DVD release date.
To promote the new store, the first episode of the highly-anticipated new show GUYVER is FREE for downloading to anyone who registers now (free registration) as a member of ADV Universe. The promotion is available for a very limited time only and subject to system requirement compatibilities. The Guyver promotion is especially enticing as the DVD does not hit the retail stores until November 14th. New registrants simply click on the Guyver Promotion bar at the top of the homepage at www.advuniverse.com.
The titles available this week include brand new anime shows which have just released to DVD (Comic Party Revolution TV, Jinki: Extend), fan favorites (Godannar, Gilgamesh), hard-to-find shows (Princess Tutu, Magical Play), movies (Lady Death, Parasite Dolls) and many more. The pricing runs around $4.99 for most half-hour episodes and $19.98 for most movies. The store will also include free content (trailers, screensavers, exclusive clips and downloadable art).
Setting the bar for image quality, ADV Universe downloads are equal to or better than the average DVD-image quality. ‘Anime fans are very tech-savvy consumers, and they demand high-quality images from their entertainment,’ says CEO and President John Ledford. ‘We developed the offerings with them foremost in our minds.’
The launch was announced by company representatives this weekend at AWA, a popular anime fan convention.