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    Win Tickets to See DEATH NOTE Movies in Canada and US

    Ad for the upcoming Canadian theatrical debut of Shusuke Kaneko`s DEATH NOTE. Photo courtesy of VIZ Media. © 2006 [Death Note] Film Partners

    See DEATH NOTE or DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME for Free, Courtesy of VIZ Pictures and SciFi Japan Source: VIZ Media Official Movie Site: Death Note Films Special Thanks to Manami Iiboshi

    Ad for October`s two day US theatrical event for DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME. Photo courtesy of VIZ Media. © 2006 [Death Note] Film Partners

    This past May, VIZ Pictures and National Cinemedia presented a special two night, multi-city US theatrical event for the live-action DEATH NOTE feature film, based on the wildly successful manga and animated series. The movie was screened at over 300 theaters across the country, with many reporting sold-out shows. VIZ is now following up on those first successful DEATH NOTE screenings with two more theater events. First up is the Canadian theatrical debut of DEATH NOTE. The film will screen as a special event in approximately 60 Cineplex Entertainment and Empire Theatres locations across Canada on Monday, September 15 at 9:00pm local time. Ticket price is $10.00 Canadian. This special theatrical event will also include a 20-minute feature on how the manga translates to live action as well as a rare interview with director Shusuke Kaneko. A special DVD advance ticket bundle also went on sale August 29 that includes a ticket to the theatrical screening as well as the DVD of the film. The DEATH NOTE DVD advance ticket bundle has a suggested retail price of $29.99 Canadian. For a list of Canadian theaters that will be screening DEATH NOTE, go to DeathNoteFilms.com/tickets, cineplex.com, or empiretheatres.com/deathnote. Next, the sequel DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME will be screened at nearly 400 theaters across the United States on October 15 and 16 at 7:30pm local time. For complete details, please see the earlier report here on SciFi Japan. A list of participating US theaters for DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME can be downloaded from DeathNoteFilms.com/home. As an added bonus, our friends at VIZ Pictures have offered SciFi Japan readers a chance to win free tickets to see one of these hit films on the big screen. We have ten (10) passes to give away... 5 for the Canadian DEATH NOTE screening and 5 for the US screenings of DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME. Here is your chance to grab one for yourself!

    Light Yagami (Tatsuya Fujiwara) and Ryuk go for a stroll in DEATH NOTE. Photo courtesy of VIZ Media. © 2006 [Death Note] Film Partners

    OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION

    Light, Watari (Shunji Fujimori), and L (Kenichi Matsuyama) try to unravel the true identity of the mysterious murderer Kira in DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME. Photo courtesy of VIZ Media. © 2006 [Death Note] Film Partners

    Prize: A. There are ten prizes in total. Each prize consists of one (1) ticket for either the Canadian screening of DEATH NOTE on September 15 or one of the US screenings of DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME on October 15 and 16. Entrants will be able to choose which film and theater they would like to attend. B. Passes will be available "Will Call" at the selected theater showing the film(s). Winners must present proper identification in order to claim their prize. 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 DEATH NOTE or DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME screenings 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 tickets. Duration of contests: A.The Canadian DEATH NOTE contest runs from September 5 until 12:00am on September 10, 2008. B.The American DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME contest runs from September 5 until 12:00am on September 15, 2008.

    J-idol Misa Amane (Erika Toda) is stalked by a deranged fan in DEATH NOTE. Photo courtesy of VIZ Media. © 2006 [Death Note] Film Partners

    How to enter: A. Complete and submit correct answers to the online questionnaire (see below). B. All entries must be complete, including entrant`s name, email address, home phone number, responses to the questionnaire, as well as the theater they will attend. Determination of winners: A. Only contestants who have submitted the requested information and the correctly answered questionnaire will be entered in the final drawing. The first five randomly drawn eligible entries will be judged the winners for each contest. B. Canadian DEATH NOTE screening winners will be announced September 11, 2008 on SciFi Japan. American DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME screening winners will be announced September 16, 2008. C. 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. D. 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.

    The DEATH NOTE and DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME CONTEST

    This is it! Just answer the following questionnaire and email it to "DEATH NOTE Ticket" at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Good luck! Name: Email address: Phone number: DEATH NOTE or DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME?: Theater choice (check links above for theater listings): Questions: 1. Who are the creators of the original Death Note manga? 2. What was the name of the Death God who dropped the Death Notebook found by Light Yagami? 3. Which popular DEATH NOTE character was spun off into his own live action film in 2008? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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.

    In DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME, TV reporter Kiyomi Takada (Nana Katase) becomes a follower of Kira. Photo courtesy of VIZ Media. © 2006 [Death Note] Film Partners

    VIZ Pictures titles include TRAIN MAN: DENSHA OTOKO, LINDA LINDA LINDA, THE TASTE OF TEA, and PING PONG. 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 manga (comics) and merchandise licensor of Japanese animation such as the popular NARUTO animated TV series. For more information please visit viz-pictures.com. © 2006 VIZ Pictures, Inc About VIZ Media, LLC Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; and web site at VIZ.com. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ For more information on DEATH NOTE please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:


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