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    UK Readers: Win the 20TH CENTURY BOYS DVD Prizepack!

    Source: 4Digital Media, The Associates Official Movie Site: 20th Boys Special Thanks to Steve Beecham and Farhana Shaikh SciFi Japan is pleased to present another giveaway contest; for the first time aimed at Japanese science fiction fans in the United Kingdom.

    In celebration of the upcoming UK DVD release of 20TH CENTURY BOYS, 4Digital Media and The Associates are giving British SciFi Japan readers a chance to win one of three "20TH CENTURY BOYS DVD Prizepacks". Each Prizepack includes the 20TH CENTURY BOYS theatrical poster, a Friend cult T-shirt, and the 2-Disc UK DVD set. Based on the hugely successful, award winning manga series created by Naoki Urasawa (Yawara; Monster), 20TH CENTURY BOYS is the first installment of the mind-blowing, three-part live-action adaptation of the epic sci-fi fantasy adventure. Directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi (SUSHI KING GOES TO NEW YORK; HAPPILY EVER AFTER; KEIZOKU: THE MOVIE) and starring Toshiaki Karasawa (CASSHERN), 20TH CENTURY BOYS` epic storyline spans 50 years and several continents, factors that necessitated a budget of 6 billion yen for the trilogy – an unprecedented figure for the Japan film industry. A national phenomenon in Japan and a huge hit internationally, Urasawa`s 24-volume sci-fi fantasy manga has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, with the film attaining similar success by becoming one of the country`s biggest box office hits of 2008. The 20TH CENTURY BOYS DVD will be available for purchase in the UK from 4th May, courtesy of 4Digital Media.


    Prize: A. There are three (3) prizes in total. Each prize consists of one (1) Prizepack containing the 20TH CENTURY BOYS theatrical poster, a Friend cult T-shirt, and the 2-Disc British DVD set. B. The Associates will mail the prize to contest winners so entrants must include a valid mailing address. This contest is only open to audiences in the United Kingdom. C. In the event that a winner chooses not to (or cannot) accept a prize, he or she forfeits all claim to that prize. D. One entry per person. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution of prizes allowed.

    Duration of contests: A.The "20TH CENTURY BOYS DVD Prizepack" contest runs from April 11 until 12:00am on April 24, 2009. How to enter: A. Complete and submit the online questionnaire (see below). B. All entries must be complete, including entrant`s name, email address, completed questionnaire, and mailing address. Determination of winners: A. Only contestants who have submitted the requested information and questionnaire will be entered in the final drawing. The first three randomly drawn eligible entries will be judged the winners for this contest. B. SciFi Japan is not responsible for typographical, electronic or other errors in Internet operation affecting the offering, outcome, administration of the contest or the announcement of prizes. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. C. The decision of 4Digital Media, The Associates, and SciFi Japan is final. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the SciFi Japan judges, which are final and binding in all respects.


    Just fill out the following questionnaire and email it to "20TH CENTURY BOYS DVD Prizepack" at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Good luck! Name: Email address: Mailing Address: Questionnaire: 1. What is the Japanese title of the movie or the manga? 2. The story was originally inspired by a rock song of the same name. Name the band that first recorded that song. 3. Actor Etsushi Toyokawa (who plays Otcho) has also starred in big sci-fi or fantasy films for directors Takashi Miike and Shinji Higuchi. Name one the movies Toyokawa made with those directors.

    For more information on 20TH CENTURY BOYS please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:

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