Animejin News - 21st January 1999

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AD Vision Press Releases
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                    Half god, half beast and all evil

                           LEGEND OF CRYSTANIA
                           The Motion Picture

Desperate to find a home for his people, Ahsram is tricked into selling his
soul. 300 years later, Pirotesse's devotion to her king remains unshaken.
In the sacred world of Crystania, amidst a civil war waged by shape-
changing warriors, she searches for her beloved Ashram. She meets Redon, a
young prince obsessed with avenging his murdered parents. Together, they
confront Ashram's captor - the bloodthirsty Barbas, who aspires to rule
Crystania as "The God's King". Will they free Ashram's soul... or will
Redon's innocence become the next sacrifice to Barbas' emerging power? 

                  RUNNING TIME: APPROXIMATELY 80 MINUTES 
                              CERTIFICATE 15
                              ENGLISH DUBBED
                         CATALOGUE NO: VHSLC/001D
                          BAR CODE: 702727024931 

                       RELEASE DATE 1ST MARCH 1999

              ADVERTISED IN COMICS INTERNATIONAL, GAMESMASTER,
                   MANGA MAX, DREAMWATCH AND TIMECODE. 

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                         A journey for freedom

                            RAIL OF THE STAR

Every once in a while, a classic adventure in story-telling goes from
script to screen. Rail of the Star is an epic drama of childhood memories
lost in hard times. If you're looking for drama, a tear-jerker and an
escape into the World War II era of Japan, Rail of the Star is for you. 

                 RUNNING TIME: APPROXIMATELY 80 NINUTES
                             CERTIFICATE PG
                             ENGLISH DUBBED 
                        CATALOGUE NO: VHSRS/O01D
                         BAR CODE: 702727008733
                      DEALER PRICE 8.84 RRP 12.99

                       RELEASE DATE 1ST MARCH 1999

             ADVERTISED IN COMICS INTERNATIONAL, GAMESMASTER,
                   MANGA MAX, DREAMWATCH AND TIMECODE. 

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Current UK anime release schedule
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I have an uncomfirmed report of the Final Fantasy OAVs being released by
Pioneer on 8th February.

All of the following dates are subject to change.

Out now       : Blackjack (M), Giant Robo 7 (M),
              : Neon Genesis Evangelion vol. 13 (A)
1st February  : Slayers The Motion Picture (A)
1st March     : Legend of Crystania (A), Rail of the Star (A)
8th March     : Fist of the North Star TV vol. 1 (M)
12th April    : Fist of the North Star TV vol. 2 (M),
                Astroboy vol. 1 (M)
May           : Perfect Blue (M - Theatrical),
                Rayearth vol. 1 (M)
August        : X (M)

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

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