20th Century Boys First DVD Out Today!

We have been ranting and raving about these films ever since we teamed up with Nippon Television to license the trilogy, and since we hosted the red carpet premier event with actress Takako Tokiwa at the grand opening of NEW PEOPLE this August 15th (see pictures).

20TH CENTURY BOYS is not only one of the greatest epic masterpieces of Naoki Urasawa, but also has been our key film series since Death Note! We do recommend all fans to pick up the manga that VIZ Media is putting out and see how the characters are translating. Mr. Urasawa had a lot of say in the film script, so it should be visually quite similar!

20th CENTURY BOYS 1: BEGINNING OF THE END on DVD is $24.92 US / $35.99 CAN. Order now!

December 15th, 2009

First 20th Century Boys DVD out on Dec. 15t

Who is the face behind the mask of Tomodachi? You are far from finding out in the very first DVD of the 20th Century Boys Trilogy! But nonetheless, the suspense builds and the story unfolds. The very first DVD will hit the stores on December 15th, and we will hold a special DVD release event at VIZ Cinemaon December 10th for a movie + DVD combo pack and fan gathering, so stay tuned!

20th CENTURY BOYS 1: BEGINNING OF THE END on DVD is $24.92 US / $35.99 CAN.

Check out the official website for more info!

November 9th, 2009

Yayoi Kusama DVD release celebration

Who is not in love with the polka-dotted world of Yayoi Kusama? Our brand new DVD Yayoi Kusama: I Love ME hits the stores today …finally! To celebrate these releases, we are going to screen the first (Yoshitomo Nara at 6:30pm) and second (Yayoi Kusama at 8:30pm) NEW PEOPLE ARTIST SERIES in one night, $25 (Just $25 to view one of the movies, get a DVD, and NEW PEOPLE goodies!) at VIZ Cinema at NEW PEOPLE in San Francisco ! You can enjoy one screening, a fresh DVD, and NP goodies. DVD is available online at theVIZ Pictures online store, and at NEW PEOPLE the Store in SF! To get tickets for the screening tonight click here and watch this fabulously up close documentary on the big screen and take a copy home with you.

October 27th, 2009

HORUMO at VIZ Cinema and Yokai Exhibit!

Get into the Halloween spirit with Battle League HORUMO and the Yokai (Japanese Monsters and mischievous spirits) Exhibition at VIZ Cinema in San Francisco. What a combination of ‘kawaii’ and ‘kowai’!

Based on a novel by Manabu Makime, this film is a combat action comedy that will take you into a world with the breathtaking backdrop of Kyoto and bizarre legend of “Horumo.” DVD will be available early next year too!

On the way down to the theatre, you also can enjoy the special exhibition ofYokai University San Francisco Campus! Yokai are legendary creatures of Japanese folklore and we are displaying rare artworks of Shigeru Mizuki (Gegege no Kitaro) and Hokusai Katsushika’s artworks. Come learn about Japanese yokais this Halloween!

Battle League HORUMO is playing at VIZ Cinema, 10/23-11/5. Get tickets!

October 26th, 2009

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