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    Win Tickets to See GANTZ World Premiere on January 20

    See the New Movie Before It Opens in Japan, Courtesy of VIZ Pictures and SciFi Japan! Source: VIZ Pictures Official Movie Site: (Japan) Premiere Event Page: GANTZ Special Thanks to Rieko Fuji and Erik Jansen


    College student Kei Kurono (Kazunari Ninomiya) witnesses his childhood friend Masaru Kato (Kenichi Matsuyama) attempting to help a drunk who has fallen onto the subway train tracks and jumps in to help him. However, both are run down by an oncoming train and are transported to an apartment. In the center of the living room is an enigmatic black orb known as ‘GANTZ’. GANTZ forces each of them to take part in a mission to hunt down and kill aliens, providing them with equipment and weaponry. Is this world, which tests their will to survive, a game or reality? The live-action feature GANTZ, based upon the popular Japanese manga and anime series, will be screened in American theaters nine days before the film opens in Japan. NEW PEOPLE and NCM Fathom are bringing the world premiere of GANTZ to cinemas nationwide for a one night live event on Thursday, January 20th at 8:00 pm ET/ 7:00 pm CT/ 6:00 pm MT/ 8:30 pm PT (tape delayed). It will be English over-dubbed exclusively for this big screen event. Following the feature, the two stars, Kazunari Ninomiya (LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA) and Kenichi Matsuyama (DEATH NOTE, DETROIT METAL CITY) will participate in an exclusive live interview that can only be seen at this premiere. Tickets for this special event are available at participating theater box offices and online now. For a complete list of theater locations and ticket information, please visit As an added bonus, our friends at VIZ Pictures have offered SciFi Japan readers a chance to win free tickets to see this film on the big screen. We have three passes to give away... and here is your chance to grab one for yourself!


    Prize: A. There are three (3) prizes in total. Each prize consists of one (1) ticket for the world premiere screening of GANTZ on January 20th, 2011. Contestants will be able to choose which theater they would like to attend. B. VIZ Pictures will mail passes to the contest winners. The contest is only open to SciFi Japan readers in the United States. 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. E. These passes are for admission to the GANTZ screening only. VIZ Pictures is providing complimentary admission with the condition that no other benefits are implied. Winners understand and acknowledge that they are responsible for all other expenses including transportation, food, and lodging. Furthermore, winners understand and acknowledge that VIZ Pictures and SciFi Japan are in no way liable for any injuries or other losses incurred by accepting the event ticket. Duration of contests: A.The GANTZ World Premiere contest runs from December 18, 2010 until 12:00am on January 8, 2011. How to enter: A. Submit your name, email address, and mailing address for the random drawing. Determination of winners: A. Only contestants who have submitted the requested information 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 email the following info to "GANTZ WORLD PREMIERE" 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: Theater choice (check links above for theater listings):

    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 GANTZ please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:

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