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October 8, 2008

News for New England Fan Experience 2008:

New England Fan Experience holds contest for tickets to Death Note II: The Last Name

VIZ Media again works with the Anime Kaiju Experience to give away 60 free tickets to Death Note II

Randolph MA (October 7, 2008) - Anime Kaiju Experience and VIZ Media are working together to give away 60 tickets to New England area fans of the limited, nationwide screening of DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME. Through NCM Fathom's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network, the epic manga turned anime turned live-action hit will be in more than 400 select digital theaters across the country only on October 15 and 16 at 7:30 PM. New England fans that enter the drawing for these tickets by October 12, 2008 will be able to choose the theater they wish to attend. No purchase is necessary to enter.

Adapted from the popular animated television series and best-selling manga series, acclaimed Japanese director Shusuke Kaneko created this English dubbed sequel to, and an immediate continuation of, DEATH NOTE, brought to U.S. movie theatres earlier this year by VIZ Pictures and Fathom. This exclusive event will feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME, an in-depth interview with Director Shusuke Kaneko and a unique look at the talented actors behind the characters.

The winning tickets are for both the October 15th and 16th showings and are for 9 New England theaters: Buckland Hills Showcase - Manchester, CT; Blackstone Valley - Millbury, MA; Framingham 15 Showcase - Framingham; MA, Lowell Showcase - Lowell, MA; Randolph Showcase - Randolph, MA; Revere Showcase - Revere, MA; West Springfield Showcase - West Springfield, MA; Solomon Pond Mall 15 - Marlborough; MA and Warwick Showcase - Warwick RI. Anime Kaiju Experience encourages fans to cosplay as their favorite Death Note character to support the event, which promises to be another amazing Japanese pop culture experience. The Anime Kaiju Experience will hold lobby parties selected theaters, please see their website for details.

Anime Kaiju Experience is a celebration of Japanese Animation, Monsters and Culture. Anime Kaiju fans will also have the opportunity to meet Don Frye (Godzilla Final Wars) as well as anime voice actors Johnny Yong Bosch and Vic Mignogna, along with Godzilla artist and expert Bob Eggleton, and Rodan voice actor George Takei, as well as concerts by Asia-rock and J-pop bands Ikeda Katsu and the Slants! To learn more about the Anime Kaiju Experience, visit the website at For more information or to register for the event visit our website at

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan's largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., and Shogakukan Production Co., Ltd. (Sho-Pro Japan), Viz Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as Shonen Jump and Shojo Beat, graphic novels, videos, DVDs and audio soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact Viz Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and website at

About National CineMedia, LLC
National CineMedia (NCM) LLC operates the largest digital in-theatre network in North America through long-term agreements with its founding members, AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group, the three largest theatre operators in the U.S., and through multi-year agreements with several other theatre operators. NCM LLC produces and distributes its FirstLook pre feature program; cinema and lobby advertising products; comprehensive meeting and event services and other entertainment programming content. NCM LLC's national network includes over 15,400 screens of which over 13,550 are part of the company's Digital Content Network (DCN). NCM LLC's network covers 170 Designated Market Areas® (49 of the top 50). During 2007, approximately 625 million patrons attended movies shown in theatres currently included in our network (excluding AMC Loews). National CineMedia, Inc. owns a 43.6% interest in and is the managing member of NCM LLC. For additional information, visit or