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    Get the New Toho Heavy Metal Comedy for Free, Courtesy of VIZ Pictures and SciFi Japan Source: VIZ Pictures Official Site: go-to-dmc (Japan), (US) Special Thanks to Rieko Fuji


    Win a free DETROIT METAL CITY DVD from VIZ Pictures! Photo courtesy of VIZ Pictures. © 2008 Toho /Horipro /Hakusensha /SME /Dentsu /d-rights /Parco /SDP /Tokyo FM /Yahoo! Japan/ Nippan /Tsutaya Group

    VIZ Pictures, an affiliate of VIZ Media, LLC that focuses on Japanese live-action film distribution, has released the Toho heavy metal comedy DETROIT METAL CITY on Region 1 DVD with Japanese audio and English subtitles. Directed by Toshio Lee and based on the popular manga comic created by Kiminori Wakasugi, DETROIT METAL CITY takes the zany rock antics inspired by films like SPINAL TAP to hilarious new extremes. It features notable appearances by Gene Simmons from the legendary band, KISS, and Marty Friedman of Megadeth, and stars Kenichi Matsuyama, widely for his role as `L` in the DEATH NOTE films. The suggested retail price for the DETROIT METAL CITY DVD is $24.92 U.S. / $35.99 CAN, but VIZ Pictures is giving SciFi Japan readers in the United States and Canada a chance to win a free copy.


    Prize: A. There is one (1) prize, consisting of the DETROIT METAL CITY Region 1 DVD. B. VIZ Pictures will mail the prize to the contest winner so entrants must include a valid mailing address. This contest is only open to entrants in the United States and Canada. 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 "DETROIT METAL CITY" contest runs from November 15 until 12:00am on November 23, 2010. How to enter: A. Submit your name, email address, and mailing address for the random drawing.

    Yasuko Matsuyuki plays the Death Records President and manager of Detroit Metal City. © 2008 Toho /Horipro /Hakusensha /SME /Dentsu /d-rights /Parco /SDP /Tokyo FM /Yahoo! Japan/ Nippan /Tsutaya Group

    Determination of winners: A. Only contestants who have submitted the requested information will be entered in the final drawing. The first randomly drawn eligible entry will be judged the winner 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 VIZ Pictures 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 email the following info to "DETROIT METAL CITY" at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you`re in the contest. Good luck! Name: Email address: Mailing Address:

    About VIZ Pictures, Inc.

    Based in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Pictures, Inc. distributes Japanese live-action films and DVDs, with particular focus on Japanese "kawaii (cute) and cool" pop culture. VIZ Pictures approaches each release from a J-pop fan`s point of view to serve manga and anime generation in North America . VIZ Pictures titles include DEATH NOTE, KAMIKAZE GIRLS, LINDA LINDA LINDA, PING PONG, THE TASTE OF TEA, TRAIN MAN: DENSHA OTOKO and others. The company will continue to offer the hottest visual entertainment straight from the "Kingdom of Pop" for audiences of all ages in North America . VIZ Pictures, Inc. is an affiliate of VIZ Media, LLC, the San Francisco-based leading U.S. publisher of Japanese mangaand merchandise licensor of Japanese animation such as the popular NARUTO animated TV series. For more information please visit VIZ Pictures or

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