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ADV Films is the home video publication arm of A.D. Vision based in Houston, Texas. It is a publisher of anime and tokusatsu videos, and other live-action material. ADV Films is the largest producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan. Image File history File links ADV_logo. ... Image File history File links ADV_logo. ... The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... A.D. Vision (commonly referred to as ADV) is a Houston, Texas based international multimedia entertainment company, active in home video production and distribution, broadcast television, theatrical film distribution, merchandising, original productions, magazine and comic book publishing and is the largest anime company in North America. ... Nickname Space City Location Location in the state of Texas Government Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 1,558 km² (601. ... Anime ) is a medium of animated cartoons originating in Japan, with distinctive character and background aesthetics that visually set it apart from other forms of animation. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by flesh-and-blood actors, as opposed to animation. ...


ADV Films distributes anime in both North America and Europe. In Australia, their products are released via Madman Entertainment. Anime ) is a medium of animated cartoons originating in Japan, with distinctive character and background aesthetics that visually set it apart from other forms of animation. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... Madman Entertainment is an Australian company that specialises in the distribution of Japanese anime and manga to Australia and New Zealand. ...


Founded in 1992 by film fans John Ledford and Matt Greenfield, they started out by licensing and releasing the Devil Hunter Yohko series on video, were the first North American anime licensor to use all-digital video mastering and transfer (specifically D2 digital video tape), and soon began acquiring an extensive library, culminating in the licensing of the influential and controversial television series Neon Genesis Evangelion. In 1996, ADV Films had opened its U.K. division, and diversified into the realm of live-action with series such as Andromeda and Japanese films in the Gamera series. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... John Ledford (born 1969) is an American entrepreneur, co_founder and president of ADV Films. ... Matt Greenfield is the American co_founder of ADV Films. ... Devil Hunter Yohko (魔物ハンター妖子 Mamono Hantaa Yōko) is an anime series created by Madhouse and published in North America by ADV Films. ... D2 is a professional digital video tape format created by Ampex and other manufacturers through a standards group of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and introduced at the 1988 NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) convention as a lower-cost alternative to the D1 format. ... Neon Genesis Evangelion ) is a Japanese animated television series, begun in 1995, directed and written by Hideaki Anno, and produced by Gainax. ... Motto: Dieu et mon droit (Royal motto; French for God and my right) 3 Anthem: God Save the Queen4 Capital London Most populous conurbation London Official language(s) English de facto 5 Government  â€¢ Queen  â€¢ Prime Minister Constitutional monarchy HM Queen Elizabeth II The Rt Hon Tony Blair MP Establishment January... Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda was a science fiction television series, created by Gene Roddenberry, but produced posthumously. ... Gamera over the years Gamera (ガメラ) is a giant, tusked, flying turtle from a popular series of daikaiju eiga produced by Daiei Motion Picture Company in Japan. ...


No one knows for sure what the A.D. in ADV stands for, but it is suspected to mean "ADvanced", mainly because of the title A.D. Police. It has been stated that employees are told what ADV means after working at ADV for a set period of time and signing an NDA. [citation needed] A non-disclosure agreement (NDA), also called a confidential disclosure agreement (CDA), confidentiality agreement or secrecy agreement, is a legal contract between at least two parties which outlines confidentiality materials the parties wish to share with one another for certain purposes, but wish to restrict from generalized use. ...

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Dubbing

When ADV first started back in 1992, they released videos in the original Japanese language with English subtitles. A few years later, they decided to begin dubbing, releasing anime with the Japanese dialogue recorded over with that of English, using their own voice actors. ADV started out using a nearby production studio as their recording facility, which put many restraints on them. For example, to use the studio, ADV's producers had to pay an hourly fee. If a certain actor didn't show up, someone else had to fill the role, which explains why Matt Greenfield appeared as minor and/or secondary characters in many of the early dubs, such as Gunsmith Cats, Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 and, most notably, Neon Genesis Evangelion, although some of these roles were taken on by Greenfield because it wasn't worth getting someone else to do a bit part or he wanted to play the role. All roles played by Greenfield were credited with the alias Brian Granveldt. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... A subtitle can refer to one of two things: an explanatory or alternate title of a book, play or film, in addition to its main title, or textual versions of a film or television programs dialogue that appear onscreen. ... In filmmaking, dubbing refers to the recording of voices for a movie. ... A voice actor (or voice artist) is a person who provides voices for computer and video games, puppet shows, amusement rides, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, stop motion, and animation works (including cartoons, animated feature films, animated shorts), and radio and television commercials. ... Matt Greenfield is the American co_founder of ADV Films. ... Gunsmith Cats is a series of manga and anime work by Kenichi Sonoda. ... Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 is an alternate-universe spinoff to the original Bubblegum Crisis anime OVA series. ... Neon Genesis Evangelion ) is a Japanese animated television series, begun in 1995, directed and written by Hideaki Anno, and produced by Gainax. ... Matt Greenfield is the American co-founder of ADV Films. ...


After a few years, ADV was able to open up their own production and recording facility in Houston, and also opened a second studio in Austin, Texas. The studios were named Industrial Smoke & Mirrors (IS&M) and Monster Island, respectively. Over the years, ADV amassed a huge backlog of titles they didn't deem important enough to dub right away. With Monster Island, any shows not being dubbed by IS&M could be done by them. With the completion of backlog dubbing, Monster Island closed down permanently in early 2005 and IS&M became known simply as ADV Studios. Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World, ATX Official website: www. ... This is Monster Isle History: The desolate island known as “Monster Isle” or Island was used as a base by the would-be world conqueror known as The Mole Man because of the network of tunnels that ran beneath it. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ADV Films is the home video publication arm of A.D. Vision based in Houston, Texas. ...


ADV is still going strong and to this day, and despite layoffs and cutbacks in early 2005, they are considered the largest distributor of Japanese animation in the US and UK. In keeping touch with their Houston roots, ADV Films is planning a joint project with Swishahouse for an Anime Screwed & Chopped Megamix series. ADV also holds anime screenings Friday nights at 7:30 at the Alamo Drafthouse in Houston and San Antonio, TX. Swishahouse (Swishablast Entertainment) is a Houston, Texas based independent, southern rap record label started by DJ Michael 5000 Watts in the late 1990s. ... San Antonio (the Spanish name of Saint Anthony) is a common toponym in parts of the world where the Spanish language is or was spoken: Argentina San Antonio, Jujuy province Belize San Antonio, Cayo District Chile San Antonio Mexico San Antonio, San Luis Potosí Philippines San Antonio, Quezon San Antonio...


ADV Films Website Hacked

On May 6, 2006, the official ADV Films website was hacked by a Turkish group known as "ayyildiz". A link to a mirror of the hacked site can be found here. The site's main page was replaced with the group's logo and a message that reads AYYILDIZ TEAM is the best of cyber attack group in the world. A piece of heavy metal music, "Ottoman Song" by a group called Pentagram, plays in the background. Discussion of the hack can be found here.


See also

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External links

  • ADV Films (U.S. Site)
  • ADV Films (U.K. Site)

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