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    Win a 20TH CENTURY BOYS 2 DVD Gift Pack!

    Get the 20TH CENTURY BOYS 2: THE LAST HOPE DVD and More for Free, Courtesy of VIZ Pictures and SciFi Japan Source: VIZ Pictures Official Movie Site: (US), 20th Boys (Japanese) Special Thanks to Rieko Fuji


    VIZ Pictures is offering SciFi Japan readers the chance to win a 20TH CENTURY BOYS 2: THE LAST HOPE Gift Pack containing the DVD, poster, and button. Photo courtesy of VIZ Pictures. © 1999, 2006 Naoki Urasawa, Studio Nuts /Shogakukan © 2009 “20th Century Boys” Film Partners

    The popular 20TH CENTURY BOYS (20-Seki Shonen) live-action movie trilogy is now being released on Region 1 DVD by VIZ Pictures and VIZ Media. The films are based on the critically acclaimed 20th Century Boys manga series created by Naoki Urasawa, which is a national phenomenon in Japan, selling over 20 million copies to date. The 20TH CENTURY BOYS movies were released in Japan by Toho and quickly shot to the top of the domestic box office. The three films made their US premieres at the VIZ Cinema in San Francisco in August of 2009. VIZ Pictures and SciFi Japan now follow up December`s 20TH CENTURY BOYS 1: BEGINNING OF THE END Gift Pack Giveaway with a new contest for the second film in the series, 20TH CENTURY BOYS 2: THE LAST HOPE. SciFi Japan readers in the United States and Canada have a chance to win one of three Gift Packs, each with the 20TH CENTURY BOYS 2: THE LAST HOPE DVD, the US theatrical poster, and a 20TH CENTURY BOYS button. The 20TH CENTURY BOYS 2: THE LAST HOPE DVD will be available for purchase on February 16th. The suggested retail price is $24.92. VIZ Media DVD titles are distributed (in English) in the U.S and Mexico by Warner Home Video and in Canada by Allegro.


    It is 2015, and “Friend” rules a disturbing new world. Kenji has been missing since the Bloody New Year`s Eve of 2000, and his niece Kanna is now in high school. Her history textbook contains a fabricated story about Kenji and his friends being the terrorists behind the horrific events of 2000. Kanna, knowing the truth, openly resents this, and as a result she is marked as a problem child by her teacher and sent to the Friend Land program because of her anti-Friend behavior. Friend Land is a facility where people with rebellious behavior are re-educated.

    As the program begins, Kanna and her classmate Kyoko Koizumi achieve high marks and are sent to the advanced program called the Bonus Stage, where they find themselves in a virtual reconstruction of 1971, when Kenji and his friends were kids. There, each of the girls learns crucial secrets about “Friend.” The surviving secret base members have been separated since Bloody New Year`s Eve but each has spent the last 15 years in various activities opposing Friend and his regime. As Kenji`s friends all try to find out the truth about Friend, they discover the shocking existence of The New Book of Prophecy, the sequel to The Book of Prophecy. The New Book describes an event: In 2015, at a church in Shinjuku, a savior will rise to uphold justice but will be assassinated. Who is the savior? Once again, Doomsday looms near...


    Prize: A. There are three (3) prizes in total. Each prize consists of one (1) Gift Pack containing the VIZ Pictures 20TH CENTURY BOYS 2: THE LAST HOPE theatrical poster, a 20CB button, and the DVD. B. VIZ Pictures will mail the prize to contest winners 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 "20TH CENTURY BOYS 2 DVD Gift Pack" contest runs from February 8 until 12:00am on February 28, 2010. 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 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 fill out the following questionnaire and email it to "VIZ 20TH CENTURY BOYS 2 DVD Gift Pack" 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. Who was blamed for the attacks on the Bloody New Year`s Eve of 2000? 2. The 20th Century Boys manga was created by Naoki Urasawa. Name the anime series based on another of Urasawa`s manga (Hint: it`s available from VIZ Media). 3. What actor played Kanna Endo in 20TH CENTURY BOYS 2: THE LAST HOPE?

    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

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

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