Source: ADV Films

11 July, 2000

ADV Films Acquires Robotech from Harmony Gold

HOUSTON - ADV Films is proud to announce the signing of the licensing agreement with Harmony Gold to release the 85-episode ROBOTECH series on home video and DVD. The deal was inked at Anime Expo 2000 in Anaheim, California.

The Robotech series is credited by many as being responsible for raising the awareness of the Japanese anime phenomenon in America, beginning with the animated series that aired in early 1985. The series was re-aired in 1994 on Sci Fi Channel and once again on The Cartoon Network in 1999. Currently, Robotech is licensed for broadcast in over 60 countries.

The continued popularity of the show has created a crossover phenomenon spilling over into other mediums. Mattel Interactive announced last month their acquisition of the license to publish games based on the popular anime series. Comico has created a series of Robotech comic books, 3-D comic books, and graphic novels. Additionally, Robotech's active Internet presence rivals that of any other top sci-fi or animation property today.

About ADV Films: Formed in 1992, ADV Films is currently North America's #1 distributor of top-quality Japanese animation, with titles such as Evangelion, Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 and Martian Successor Nadesico. ADV also distributes American and Japanese live-action programming for theatrical and broadcast release. ADV Films can be found on the web at

About Harmony Gold: Formed in 1983, Harmony Gold is a leading production, acquisition and distributions company of quality international television programming, producing some of the most classic and history making programmes in the industry. Harmony Gold is a division of The Harmony Gold Companies, whose interests range from Theatre Management, Real Estate and Finance to Television and Film Production.