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AD Vision Inc. Sues Gainax Over Live-Action "Evangelion" Movie Agreement

Crunchyroll: "Texas based North American anime distributor AD Vision Inc. (aka ADV Films) is suing Japanese anime production firm Gainax Co. Ltd (aka Gainax) over a dispute over whether they have acquired specific rights, including those to produce the long discussed live-action Evangelion film. ADV is asking for declaratory relief and the court to declare that ADV owned the copyrights stated in the agreement.

In February of 2003, ADV and Gainax both signed a Film Option and Purchase agreement. The agreement allowed for "the possible development, production, financing and exploitation of at least three (3) live-action theatrical motion pictures, five (5) television programs and three (3) direct-to-video movies products (each, a “Project”).""

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