We had a crazy night last weekend at the Castro Theater, San Francisco. The line to Death Note wrapped around the corner all the way up to Orphan Andy’s passed Hot Cookie and the Twin Peaks Bar. This was the first glance for us to see our audience and fans who came to see the live-action Death Note. We were so impressed by the turn out. What about Death Note 2? Well, we did license it…and we will disclose more about it in the near future. Please stay tuned!
We also want to thank our friends from VIZ MEDIA, LLC. for showing up to show us their support. Thank you!
March 20th, 2008
This Friday at the ImaginAsian Theater in NYC we’re opening a huge double feature — Katsuhito Ishii’s Funky Forest: The First Contact and The Taste of Tea.When we licensed Funky Forest, we were hoping such an event would come about. If you are an Ishii fan and will be in NYC, this is your week to go watch both films on the big screen. Thanks to the ImaginAsian for being great supporters of our movies!
We also have NANA and Maiko Haaaan!!! scheduled to screen at theImaginAsian Theater in NY and the ImaginAsian Center in LA, so stay tuned…
March 5th, 2008
Have you heard of JERO? He’s the newest craze in Japan’s Enka scene!
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Jero is an African American who is one-quarter Japanese, with a voice and attitude of a career Enka singer! His late grandmother from Japan turned him onto Japanese Enka.
We heard rumors of him recently and checked him out on Youtube. His debut single “Umiyuki” (Ocean Snow) is ranked No. 4 on Japan’s Oricon Charts, and he appears to be unstoppable. Click here to see his latest video. As promoters of Japanese pop culture, we’re excited for Jero’s future success.
February 29th, 2008
We are happy to announce the DVD release of LOVE☆COM THE MOVIE! Some of you Shojo Beat readers may already know about this high school romantic-comedy based on the manga Lovely Complex.
LOVE☆COM THE MOVIE will be one of the “Because Japanese Girls Simply Rock” features in the upcoming Sakura-Con 2008 in Seattle (March 28-30, 2008) along with our three other “girl” films: HULA GIRLS, Honey and Clover, and Linda Linda Linda. If you are going to Sakura-Con, you will be able to experience LOVE☆COM THE MOVIE firsthand!
Check out the DVD page to read more about this colorful bubblegum comedy! We love it!
February 19th, 2008
We are gearing up for another year of licensing and distribution of great J-POP films. With a tight schedule of eight DVD releases and many theatrical campaigns, our New Year resolution is to stay in good health. 😉 The definite HOT picks of this year are DEATH NOTE and DEATH NOTE: The Last Name. We are hoping to introduce this huge movie to new audiences. If you are already a /Death Note/ fan, you know what we are talking about!! Also, no one should miss the abstract and somewhat disturbing journey of Funky Forest: The First Contact by Ishii + Miki + Aniki. Ask no more. You just need to see it…
Outside of movie licensing, we will be launching two websites this year for bothThe J-POP Center and VIZ Cinema. The J-POP Center, which will house the VIZ Cinema, is scheduled to open in 2009. (That will be next year’s news.) For more information about our 2008 releases and other projects, please keep coming back to www.viz-pictures.com. We will continue to bring you the hottest news!
January 16th, 2008