MAIKO HAAAAN!!! DVD Now in Stores!

Hey, Maiko fans!
The fun and colorful Maiko Haaaan!!! DVD has finally hit stores!
It is available at the VIZ Pictures ONLINE STORE!

Thanks to all of the Maiko-understudies that signed up for the chance to win the Maiko Deluxe Box. We have picked our winners and will notify them today via email. You should see your prize arrive in a week or two! Lucky you!

Wanna see the movie before you buy it? Well, if you are lucky enough to be in hot and muggy Dallas between August 14-21, you will be able to catch it at the city’s Asian Film Festival. We’re sure the theaters are air conditioned!

June 24th, 2008

Thank you, AnimeNEXT 2008!

We just got back from AnimeNEXT at the Harmon Meadows Convention Center in New Jersey. They heavily featured Death Note live-action this year! Half of the CON-badge designs were the design we were able to provide. It was great to see the fans wearing the live-action Ryuk badges!

Before the Saturday main stage screening of Death Note, we were able to give away our new Death Note posters to fans that came as Light, L, Ryuk, and Misa Misa cosplay. I also saw a girl that had a pink death note. So creative.

There was rain and stickiness, but the convention was a huge success and all the fans seemed very content.

Thank you, AnimeNEXT. It was great to work with you this year!

June 23rd, 2008 Hosting a Contest!

We are teaming up with to give away two gift packages featuring the movie posters and the DVDs for Honey and Clover and LOVE☆COM THE MOVIE. Please go to and submit your entries!

Each of the two gift packages will contain:

* A copy of the Honey and Clover DVD, plus movie poster
* A copy of the Love*Com DVD, plus mini-poster
* A copy of Shojo Beat July Issue

Hurry! Entries are accepted up until June 19th. Make sure to listen to the June 20th , 2008 podcast of ANIME TODAY to find out if you are a winner!

Thank you, for hosting this contest!

June 9th, 2008

Maiko Haaaan!!! Deluxe Box Give Away!

We are 3 weeks away from the remarkably loud and fun film Maiko Haaaan!!!‘s DVD release. For fan appreciation, we are holding a Maiko Haaaan!!! Deluxe Box Give Away campaign until the DVD hits the stores on June 24.

This box filled with florecent pink includes Maiko Haaaan!!! DVD, Maiko poster, Maiko fan, Maiko keychain-purse and Maiko candy.

Inside of the DVD is a Maiko educational material that gives you a better idea of the Maiko ways. Wouldn’t you like to know! We have 2 saved here for our devout movie fans! Email us your name, mailing address, and tell us why you have to have this Deluxe Maiko set! Looking forward to hearing from you. 😉

June 3rd, 2008

Thank You For Coming to Death Note!

Dear friends and Death Note fans! We have been blown away by the support and attendance our 2 nights only nation-wide release got! We got news from NYC that the place was packed! We got news from Denver that there were fans dressed up! Here in the Bay Area, we heard a lot of cheering when Ryuk and L entered the scene! The 20 minutes added content at the end of the show introduced Death Note 2 (Death Note: The Last Name). You know its coming soon!

Thank you NCM Fathom for working with us to deliver a Japanese film hosted in over 300 theatres in the US!

THANK YOU DEATH NOTE FANS! We can’t do any of this without you!

May 22nd, 2008

Going to the show tonight??

The time has finally come! We have been working closely together with NCM Fathom for over 5 months to get our Death Note movie out to over 300 theatres nation-wide. We are blown away by how much feedback we have received! We also have news that our theaters are filling up pretty fast. 

Are you going to the show? We are! We will be at the Century 9 in San Francisco tonight. Maybe we will see you there! Please let us know what you think about the overdub and the movie in general. We will also love it if you guys send us pictures of your cosplay..if you are dressing up tonight!

See you at the show!

May 20th, 2008

L Ringtone and more!

So, your cell phone now speaks to you with the voice of Shinigami Ryuk.
Well, we got more!! Are you ready for the L ringtone? Death Note wallpaper?
Downloads are available on our official Death Note Live-action site at

But wait, that is not all. Light rintone is coming on June 24th, and more will
follow on a monthly basis. So stay tuned.

If you are planning on going to the Death Note showing on the 20th or the 21st,
make sure you brag about your ringtones..but please turn it off before the show!

May 13th, 2008

Honey and Clover DVD now in stores!

Honey and Clover DVD is out on the store front today.
If you are collecting our manga-originated live-actions, here is another
one to line up on your DVD shelf.

As a licensor of Japanese live-action films, we are very touched when the manga and anime fans are enthusiastic about their favorite characters acted out by actors. We were able to see how much our Honey and Clover fans enjoy this movie at the Sakura-CON screening this spring.

Watch Hagu and Takemoto come to life!
Honey and Clover DVD is available at our online store.

May 13th, 2008


Here we go again! Following the Death Note screening in Canada that took place on September 15, we are delivering Death Note 2: the Last Name on December 3, 2008 to our Canadian audiences. This time, we have added one more theatre in Grande Prairie, AB. If this is in your neighborhood, well hurray! If you attended the previous screening event, we had a DVD and ticket bundle option, however, this show is 2 months prior to the DVD release, so that option won’t be available. (DVD will be coming out in Feb. 2009!)

Tickets go on sale tomorrow. Visit to find a theatre near you! Hope you enjoy the show!

May 6th, 2008


Are you a Death Note fan? Still haven’t got your ticket to the show on May 20th or the 21st? Well, here is a perfect opportunity for you to get your tickets for FREE! Some lucky fans who sign up to our Email Newsletter will be picked to go to the movie event. We are going to pick the winner after 5pm (PDT) on Friday the 9th, so make sure you sign up by then. Winners will get a ticket to the May 21st 7:30pm show at a theatre near them.

For theatre listings near you, go to and enter your zipcode.
We are certain that Death Note is playing somewhere near you!

May 5th, 2008

Ryuk Ringtone for Death Note Fans!

Do you want Ryuk the rogue “Shinigami*” death-god to start calling out to you from your pocket? “So, what are you going to do now?”. If you are a Death Notefan, this creepy voice repeating from your cell phone may sound oddly delightful! As if you have the Death Note in your hand and you are about to change the fate of the New World. Today, the Ryuk ringtone is available to our friends in the USA and Canada on our official Death Note site! Go to GOODIES and download away!

Next to come on May 13th is L’s voice. Keep visiting for more Death Note wallpapers and ringtones to come! Customize your phone…make it a Death Note cell phone his summer!

*Japanese word for the god of death; similar concept to the Grim Reaper.

April 25th, 2008

DEATH NOTE Tickets Now On Sale!

Important! Death Note movie tickets are now available for the public to purchase. You can go directly to’s Death Note page to find out which cinema near you is hosting the live-action Death Note movie on May 20th and 21st. Hurry, there is a limited number of tickets, so get them ASAP.

We’ve had many inquiries about the theatre list. On the page, you can find a theatre near you by simply typing in your zip code.

If you are interested in finding out more about the DVD release, Death Note 2and more, get on our newsletter list and be the first to know!

April 21st, 2008

DEATH NOTE Official Website Launched!

We had a very short period to construct it, but we beat the odds and the Death Note site is up and running. Please visit to check out hot deals at HOT TOPIC, pre-sale tickets with the SHONEN JUMP Newsletter, and a direct link to the Death Note Anime site.

Tickets go on sale for our two-night only event on May 20-21st. If you are worried that tickets will sell out, sign up and get the secret link that gets you your ticket tomorrow!

We also have a myspace page where you can meet the /Death Note/ fan community. Please join at and keep us informed of what you’re up to!

April 17th, 2008

DEATH NOTE Nation-Wide Theatrical Release!

This May 20th and 21st marks the nation-wide release of Death Note Live-Action! At this limited theatrical event, fans will also enjoy a 20-minute pre-show with special previews and interview with diretor Shunichi Kaneko.

For theatre listings and ticket information, visit after April 16th. If you want to get tickets before they go on sale, SHONEN JUMP subscribers get three days to purchase pre-sale tickets. Join the SHONEN JUMP Newsletter to get information about when and how to get them!

Our official Death Note site will be launched tomorrow, April 16th. You will be able to keep track of movie details, DVD releases, Death Note: The Last Name, and much more here. Ringtone and wallpaper downloads will be available very soon. Stay tuned!

April 15th, 2008

NANA DVD in stores!

Our beloved NANA is in stores tomorrow, April 8, 2008. This is a much-anticipated release for us, as we’ve gotten a lot of feedback from our friends atScarecrow VideoThe ImaginAsian and all over the web. NANA, the manga turned live-action movie, features two hot stars: J-pop icon Mika Nakashima and Japan’s sweetheart Aoi Miyazaki. The boys in the cast are quite the heart-throb crew as well. Check out the story of two girls who try to survive Tokyo together and with their friends.

NANA is currently playing at The ImaginAsian Theater in NY until the 10th.
If you enjoyed NANA, then watch for NANA 2 this summer! Stay tuned to this space.

The NANA DVD is available at our online store tomorrow.

April 7th, 2008

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