Animejin News - 18th May 1997
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Manga Video Press release

    MANGA MEAN & MERCENARY RELEASE MORE SPINE SNAPPING MARTIAL ARTS MAYHEM

On the 9th June 1997 Manga's Mean & Mercenary label releases Grappler Baki -
new nerve-shredding combat action strictly for the strong- hearted.

In the world of Karate, Baki Hanma - Grappier Baki - is a complete mystery. No
one knows where he came from or where he learned his fighting style. But he
knows you. He knows all the fighters - their styles and their weaknesses. When
you make your first move, he'll know how to block it. He can defeat an opponent
with a single blow. If you blink it's all over. Even when you lose, feel lucky
that you aren't him.

Now Baki's in for the fight of his life. At the Shinshinkai Organisation's
private arena, anything goes and the odds are always stacked against you. For
the first time, Baki must fight an opponent he knows almost nothing about:
Kosha Shinogi - The Cord Cutter. He possesses the ability to penetrate his
opponent's skin, grab their cord-like nerves and rip them out - leaving the
victim paralysed or dead.

It wiil be Baki's greatest challenge, and possibly his last. But he might just
survive if he doesn't lose his nerve first....

Credits:
Label:           Manga - Mean 8 Mercenary
Release date:    9/6/97
Director:        Yuji Asada
Art director:    Hitoshi Nagao
Original story:  Keisuke Itigaki
Certificate:     15
Running time:    45 mins
Catalogue No:    MANV 1190
RRP:             9.99

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AD Vision Press release

                          NEON GENESIS EVANGELION
           PART TWO OF THE ULTIMATE ANIMATED SCI-FI SERIES OF 1997
The siniser "Angels" continue their attack on Tokyo-3. Only hours after
arriving in the city, young and inexperienced school boy Shinji Ikari went into
battle and piloted an Evangelion to defend the population. Shinji is now in the
firing line again, when he attends to first day of classes at a new school -
his fellow pupils are not exactly thrilled to have a "hero" among them! In the
midst of all this, another Angel attack occurs and Shinji is summoned into
battle once more - Yet again he must undergo the pain and trauma of merging
with the giant living machine known as Evangelion to combat the menace from the
stars. The animated sci-fi epic that stunned Japan continues in NEON GENESIS
EVANGELION Genesis 0:2

- Japan's biggest selling animation video of 1996, outselling Disney titles
- Major PR campaign including features, reviews and competitions within Film
  and Entertainment Magazines, computer games and specialist Sci-fi press
- magalines, computer games and specilist Scii press
- Advertising - leading computer games magazines - Official Playstation (The
  UK's best-selling playstation magazine), Gamesmaster and Comics International
- Release date: 9th June 1997
- Running time approx. 60 minutes, dealer price 8.84, RRP 12.99

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Another AD Vision Press release

                               GUNSMITH CATS
                        CHAPTER 3: HIGH SPEED EDGE
               GIRLS, GUNS AND GRENADES - THE THIRD THROBBING
                  INSTALMENT OF THE CRIME-ACTON THRILLER

'The Cats' are back! Buxom bounty hunters, Rally Vincent and Minnie May Hopkins
return in the third and final, long-awaited instalment of the high-octane
action thriller. These urban crime-fighting aces resemble Starsky and Hutch on
steroids - with twice as much skill and prowess!! This time the Cats come-up
against a formidable enemy - Ihe fearless freelance Russian hit-woman Natasha
Radinov - who has never failed to complete an assignment yet! It's a no-holds-
barred duel to the death as two deadly damsels duke it out with an arsenal of
illegal weapons in the mind-biowing conclusion of Gunsmith Cats!

     - GUNSMIMTH CATS 1 & 2 WERE A.D. VISION'S BEST-SELLING TlTLES IN '96
- PR CAMPAIGN FEATURlNG REVIEWS AND COMPETITIONS WITHIN FILM AND COMPUTER GAMES
                                 MAGAZlNES
- ADVERTISING - LEADING COMPUTER GAMES MAGRZINES - OFFIClAL PLAYSTATION,
                    GAMESMASTER AND COMlCS INTERNATIONAL
                      - RELEASE DATE: 9TH JUNE 1997
            - TAPE lNCLUDES BOTH DUBBED AND SUBTlTLED VERSIONS
       - RUNNING TlME APPROX. 60 MINUTES, DEALER PRlCE 8.84, RRP 12.99

"...fast-paced, amusing and beatifully drawn..." THE EDGE

"...the pump-action adventures of two seriously obsessed babes... a highly
 enjoyable visual feast..." MANGA MANIA

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