Animejin News - 15th November 1998

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AD Vision Press release
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                                   TEKKEN
                             THE MOTION PICTURE
                          This time it's no game!

A.D.Vision are TEKKEN on all-comers this Christmas with the release of the
most explosive, actino packed animated movie of the year.

          Tekken The Motion Picture, smashes its way onto video on
                            December 7th 1998
The movie tears directly into the complex plot behind the best-selling
Playstation games trilogy, providing an explosive insight into the driving
forces behind the game's popular characters.

Since the release of the original Tekken game in 1995, which propelled
Sony's Playstation console to the top of its genre, the brand has become
a household name. The characters' enduring appeal was proven in 1996 with
the release of Tekken 2 which topped software charts for several months,
and again in September this year when Sony published the third in the
series of games which took computer combat to a new level and has set new
sales records.

Chronicling the growth of a bitter faimly feud between Heihachi Mishima,
his abandoned son, Kasuya and adopted heir, Lee Chaolan, Tekken The
Motion Picture boasts some of the most stunning animated action and combat
sequences to date.

                The most important anime release of 1998.
    Cross promotion marketing with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
   Major, all encompassing lifestyle, sci-fi, film, computer games and
              martial arts press and television PR campaign.

Advertised in the major computer games and anime press, including Official
Playstation, Playstation Power, Edge, Arcade, Gamesmaster and Manga Max

                      Dealer Price 8.84  RRP 12.99

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Pioneer Anime Press release
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PIONEER ANIME NEW RELEASE

The War of Heroes has left Lodoss in turmoil and its clear that Karla must
be stopped at any cost. Pursuing Ghim to Karla's castle at the lake
Stillness, the Heroes encounter the mercenary figher, Shiris, and her
partner, Orson. Though they meet at swordpoint, they are soon valuble
allies. At Karla's stronghold, Ghim battles the witch in an attempt to free
Leylia. As his friends come to his aid, the shcking reasons for Karla's
trechery are disclosed. Meanwhile, the forces of Marmo are in disarray as
Ashram prepares to take up the struggle where Beld left off. Hoodwinked by
the Wizard Wagnard, he sets off for the ire Dragon Moutain to obtain the
Sceptre of Domination. Left to his own devices Wagnard dispatches the dark
elf Priotess to kidnal Deedlit.
Ambushed in the forest, Deedlit is soon fighting for her life, but new
allies can show up when least expected!

Title         The Record of Lodoss War Vol 5
Release Date  30th November 1998
Catalogue No. PIO 10040
Running Time  55 minutes
Certificate   PG
Category      Japanese dubbed animation
Retail Price  12.99
Dealer Price  8.84
Barcode       5022626 104073


PIONEER ANIME NEW RELEASE

Kasue and Ashram race on to Fire Dragon Mountain, vying for the Sceptre of
Domination, guarded deep inside he moutain by Shooting Star, one of the
last of the ancient dragons of Lodoss. As both sides clash, the dragon
awakes to protect the holy relic. Meanwhile Wizard Wagnard harnesses the
power of Kardis the Destroyer and kidnaps Deedlit. But Karla's force is not
yet spent and she will risk all to prevent another's victory in the
continuing battles of the Lodoss War.

Title         The Record of Lodoss War Vol 5
Release Date  30th November 1998
Catalogue No. PIO 10041
Running Time  55 minutes
Certificate   12
Category      Japanese dubbed animation
Retail Price  12.99
Dealer Price  8.84
Barcode       5022626 104172


PIONEER ANIME NEW RELEASE

Man against wizard. Dragon against dragon. Light against darkness. The
final chapter of the Lodoss War unfolds : The armies of Lodoss cross to the
Southern Island to put a stop to the wizards subterranean sorcery. Parn and
his friends battle against the dragon to save their elfin companion,
Deedlit. Meanwhile, Kashue and his army face the demonic forces of Kardis
in a final confrontation. As Karla and Wort stand by to watch humanity
fight for its destiny, there are surprises in store on all sides

Title         The Record of Lodoss War Vol 6
Release Date  30th November 1998
Catalogue No. PIO 10042
Running Time  55 minutes
Certificate   12
Category      Japanese dubbed animation
Retail Price  12.99
Dealer Price  8.84
Barcode       5022626 104271

 - High profile reviews and coverage in Specialist
   Anime Press, MangaMania, SFX

 - New Pioneer Anime Website at :
   http://www.ldce.pioneer.co.uk/pioneer2/

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Current UK anime release schedule
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Blackjack has been put back again to 11th January.

All of the following dates are subject to change.

Out now       : Neon Genesis Evangelion vol. 11 (A),
                Dirty Pair Flash vol. 3 (A),
30th November : Record of Lodoss War vol. 4 (P), Record of Lodoss War
                vol. 5 (P), Record of Lodoss War vol. 6 (P)
7th December  : Neon Genesis Evangelion vol. 12 (A),
                Tekken The Motion Picture (A)
11th January  : Blackjack (M)
January       : Perfect Blue (M - theatrical)
February      : X (M - theatrical)

(A)=ADV Films, (M)=Manga Entertainment, (P)=Pioneer Anime, (K)=Kiseki Films

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