Artist Series: Hisashi Tenmyouya on DVD!

Radical yet traditional! Hisashi Tenmyouya takes hundreds of years of traditional method and tells his own “punk” story. Against the wishes of many critical conservatists, his art is now the most talked about Japanese traditional paintings! His soccor-playing Samurai was chosen to be 2006 FIFA World-Cup poster design, and his traditionally desipcted “Gundam” was sold for 650,000 at the Christie’s auction in Hong Kong in 2008.

Hisashi Tenmyouya: Samurai Nouveau is the 4th DVD that is a part of NEW PEOPLE ARTIST SERIES.

February 26th, 2010

Second 20th Century Boys DVD Hit Stores!

The saga continues! It is now 2015, and Friend rules a disturbing new world. Kenji’s niece Kanna is now in high school and her textbook contains a fabricated story about Kenji being the terrorist behind the horrific events of 2000. Kanna, knowing the truth, openly resents this, and as a result she is marked as a problem child and sent to Friend Land, a facility where people with rebellious anti-Friend behavior are re-educated. There Kanna learns a crucial secret about Friend…

Get your copy now!

Thank you for attending the DVD release event at VIZ Cinema. He had Friend appear in person??? Thank you for all the support!

February 9th, 2010

Daido Moriyama DVD in stores Jan. 26th!

Happy New Years to all Japanese cinema lovers! VIZ Pictures has now entered our fifth year in operation and we are still going strong, thanks to all of your support. We are looking forward to bringing over more exciting movies to our US fans again this year! Stay tuned!

Our first news of the year is from the NEW PEOPLE ARTIST SERIES. Volume 3 is Photographer Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog of Tokyo coming out on January 26th! Order now!

The third volume of the New People Artist Series follows the charismatic photographer Daido Moriyama with a single camcorder as he wanders around Shinjuku with his camera in hand as he takes quick snapshots without looking in the finder. Since the late 60’s, Moriyama has had a fascinating presence in the world of photography but has continued to avoid the media and therefore parts of his persona still remain covered under a veil of mystery. This film is justly an invaluable documentary that captures his true state of being that has never been revealed before. The film even captures the moment when he takes his first digital photo. His stark, high contrast black and white images symbolize his fervent lifestyle.

DVD release event at VIZ Cinema. Get your DVD, small goodies and watch the movie on the big screen for only $25! The event is on 1/26 at 7:30pm.

January 17th, 2010

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