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    Win Tickets to LIBRARY WARS Premiere at Japan Film Festival of San Francisco!

    Attend the U.S. premiere of LIBRARY WARS this August at the Japan Film Festival of San Francisco. Photo courtesy of TBS. ©

    See the Film and Attend Q&A with Director Shinsuke Sato on August 2nd Source: J-POP Summit Festival, MediaLab Official Site: Special Thanks to Erik Jansen The 2013 J-POP Summit Festival, the popular yearly San Francisco summertime Japanese Pop Culture celebration, presents its inaugural Japan Film Festival of San Francisco (JFFSF), the first fully-dedicated annual Japanese film event for the S.F. Bay Area, taking place at the NEW PEOPLE Cinema from Saturday, July 27th through Sunday August 4th. To celebrate the event, festival organizers are offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win free tickets to the U.S. premiere of LIBRARY WARS (?????, Toshokan Senso, 2013), playing at JFFSF on Friday, August 2nd at 7:00pm. Adding to the fun, Guest of Honor director Shinsuke Sato (GANTZ, GANTZ II: PERFECT ANSWER) will attend the premiere to introduce his new film and engage in an Q&A session with the audience. LIBRARY WARS is a new live-action sci-fi adventure adapted from the bestselling novel and anime series originally written by Hiro Arikawa. The film is set in the year 2019 in Japan, a new law is passed to crack down on free expression, which allows for the government to create an armed force to find and destroy objectionable printed material. Meanwhile, to oppose this oppressive crackdown, the Library Force is created. The Library Force includes instructor Atsushi Dojo (Junichi Okada) and Iku Kasahara (Nana Eikura), who work to protect the libraries. A fierce battle soon ensues between these two groups.


    Prize: A. The prize consists of two (2) passes to see LIBRARY WARS at the Japan Film Festival of San Francisco on August 2, 2013. B. Passes will be available on August 2, 2013 at the NEW PEOPLE Cinema Will Call. The winner must present a photo ID in order to claim their prize. NEW PEOPLE Cinema is located at 1746 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115. For more information, call 415-525-8600 or visit 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 LIBRARY WARS screening only. NEW PEOPLE 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 (you`ll have to buy your own snacks, sorry!), and lodging. Furthermore, winners and their guests understand and acknowledge that NEW PEOPLE and SciFi Japan are in no way liable for any injuries or other losses incurred by accepting the passes. Duration of contest: The contest runs from July 1 until 11:59 pm on July 16, 2013. How to enter: A. Submit your name, email address, and mailing address for the random drawing. B. Be sure to write "LIBRARY WARS" in the subject header of your email entry. SciFi Japan often runs multiple contests at the same time, so any entries without "LIBRARY WARS" in the subject header will be discarded. 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. 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 NEW PEOPLE 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 information to "LIBRARY WARS" at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Good luck! Name: Email address:


    The J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL is an annual Japanese Pop Culture celebration that features live bands and artists from Japan, pop culture panel discussions, film premieres, fashion and DJ dance events, and celebrity appearances. The Festival is hosted by NEW PEOPLE in cooperation with the Japantown Merchants Association. In 2011, the two-day event attracted 55,000 attendees.

    About NEW PEOPLE Cinema

    NEW PEOPLE Cinema is a 143-seat cinema located in the underground floor of NEW PEOPLE in San Francisco. Equipped with a cutting-edge HD digital projection and THX-certified sound system, NEW PEOPLE Cinema is home for local film festivals and entertaining events.

    For more information about the Japan Film Festival of San Francisco, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:

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