DMC at J-POP Summit Festival

Detroit Metal City is having its San Francisco premiere as a part of J-POP Summit Festival 2010. It’s coming up this Saturday (9/18) so all you fans in the Bay Area come join the party!

To celebrate the premiere event, VIZ Pictures will stage a performance by San Francisco air guitar champion Matthew “Cold Steel Renegade” Feldstein and also host a “Let’s Talk DMC” panel discussion led by Patrick Macias, Editor of Otaku USA magazine, and two other special guests. 5pm at the NEW PEOPLE stage, be there!

Also there will be a DMC cosplay contest and the winner will receive a Grand Prize that includes a $50 gift card to VIZ Cinema, a Death Note Collection Blu-ray, a pair of tickets to the X-Japan concert in Oakland, and more!!! Get more information about the cosplay contest HERE.

There will be a pre-show reception at 6pm and the movie showing is at 7pm (tickets: $15). VIZ Cinema will be showing the film until Sept 30 (Thur) and tickets are $10 so come watch DMC on the big screen. Tickets are available at

***Click HERE to buy tickets now!***


September 14th, 2010

Death Note Collection – first Blu-ray release!

For all you Death Note fans, the two live-action films are coming to Blu-ray on 8/24/10!

The 3-disc set includes 2 feature films, Death Note and Death Note II: the Last name, and includes a bonus DVD with 2 hours of behind the scenes footage.

To celebrate this release, we are hosting a Death Note autograph and poster giveaway! Three lucky winners will win a poster for Death Note and Death Note II: the Last name along with an autograph from one of the three main actors – Tatsuya Fujiwara (who played Light), Kenichi Matusyama (L/Ryuzaki), and Erika Toda (Misa). The contest ends 9/24 so enter HERE for a chance to win!

August 9th, 2010

We Got Detroit Metal City!

This is a crazy fun film! VIZ Pictures is very excited to announce our recent acquisition of Detroit Metal City, a movie based on the #1 death metal comedy manga series written by Kiminori Wakasugi. Starring our favorite Kenichi Matsuyama of Death Note, NANA, and Linda Linda Linda, and with a gimmick appearance by Gene Simmons himself, this death metal flick has some of the greatest live music scenes! As a “somtimes-so-wrong” manga that turned into a thrashing movie, we can’t wait for this live-action title to be released here in the US later this fall. Get ready to be rocked!

July 22nd, 2010

Battle League HORUMO just hit stores!

Have you grabbed your copy yet? The DVD for “Battle League HORUMO” just went on sale. Get sucked into the underground college tradition of Kyoto and bizarre legend of “Horumo”!

Based on the best-selling fantasy novel by Manabu Makime, this combat action comedy centers around a Kyoto University student, Akira Abe, who joins the club “Azure Dragon” in order to get closer to the girl of his dreams. At first, the club appears to be an ordinary social club but the new members soon find out about the 1000 year-old tradition upheld by the four universities of Kyoto and the “Horumo” battle. Members must go through rigorous training to achieve the fluency of the Oni language and learn to manipulate an army of Oni spirits.

July 6th, 2010

VIZ Pictures Films at Anime Expo!

Anime Expo in LA opened today! VIZ Pictures has been featured throughout the festival with 14 films screening. Fans will be able to watch movies like 20th Century Boys and K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces in rare 35mm film format, and DON’T MISS the marathon of VIZ Pictures films on Saturday at one of the screening rooms to catch a hot line-up of Death Note: L, change the WorLd, Kamikaze Girls, Train Man and more!!! So get your con-badge and indulge!

July 1st, 2010

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