With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

‘No Game No Life Zero’ Coming to Movie Theaters Nationwide for Two-Day Event in October 2017


Sentai Filmworks, Azoland Pictures and Fathom Events will release the highly anticipated animated feature film, No Game No Life Zero, to movie theaters across the U.S. for two days in October 2017.

No Game No Life Zero will debut in select movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 PM local time with Japanese audio and English subtitles. The English-dubbed production by Sentai Filmworks will debut on Sunday, October 8 at 12:55 PM local time.

In addition to the feature, movie theater audiences will all see exclusive content featuring special footage of members of the cast and crew of No Game No Life Zero.

The film takes place six thousand years before Sora and Shiro were even a blink in the history of Disboard. War consumed the land, tearing apart the heavens, destroying stars, and even threatening to wipe out the human race. Amid the chaos and destruction, a young man named Riku leads humanity toward the tomorrow his heart believed in. One day, in the ruins of an Elf city, he meets Shuvi, a female exiled "ex-machina" android who asks him to teach her what it means to have a human heart.

More information on the cinema event, including participating theaters, will be announced soon at nogamenolifezero.com.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

South Korean crime thriller THE PRISON coming to Digital and Blu-ray

Well Go USA
Presents
The Prison
Directed by Na Hyun
Starring Kim Rae-won & Han Suk-kyu
South Korea, 2017 , 125 minutes

An ex-cop convict joins the secret crime syndicate run by those behind prison walls in the crime thriller THE PRISON, available on digital and Blu-ray™ September 12 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Yu-gon (Kim Rae-won, Gangnam Blues), a troubled former police inspector, is sentenced to prison for a hit-and-run accident, placing him with other inmates that he had put behind bars. While inside, he discovers the entire penitentiary is controlled by an inmate (Han Suk-kyu, The Berlin File) who is running a crime syndicate with the help of the warden and guards, which provides them the perfect alibi. Soon after, he becomes a crucial member of the crime empire.

Synopsis:
After a fatal accident, Yu-gon, a former police inspector, is sentenced to hard time in a prison he once helped fill. Once inside, he discovers the entire penitentiary is no longer controlled by the guards, but by a vicious crime syndicate that breaks out at night, using their prison sentences as the perfect alibi to commit intricate heists. Looking for revenge against the system that placed him inside, Yu-gon joins the syndicate... but with every man out for himself, how long can the perfect crime last?

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sentai Filmworks to Premiere ‘No Game, No Life Zero’ in September


Sentai Filmworks has announced the upcoming North American release of No Game, No Life Zero, the prequel to the hit anime series, No Game, No Life. This highly-anticipated animated feature film will soon be available to fans across the country in Fall 2017.

The movie, which debuted in Japan in July 15, 2017 to great acclaim, will premiere in the United States on September 15, 2017 in Los Angeles during the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival (LA-AFF).

Los Angeles-based Azoland Pictures is handling the threatrical distribution of No Game, No Life Zero. Tickets for the premiere event and subsequent national screenings to follow.

The film takes place six thousand years before Sora and Shiro were even a blink in the history of Disboard. War consumed the land, tearing apart the heavens, destroying stars, and even threatening to wipe out the human race. Amid the chaos and destruction, a young man named Riku leads humanity toward the tomorrow his heart believed in. One day, in the ruins of an Elf city, he meets Shuvi, a female exiled "ex-machina" android who asks him to teach her what it means to have a human heart.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

VIZ MEDIA LAUNCHES THE SUPERNATURAL SHOJO MANGA SERIES QUEEN’S QUALITY

QUEEN'S QUALITY © 2016 Kyousuke MOTOMI/SHOGAKUKAN
Sequel To The Paranormal Romance Series QQ SWEEPER
Debuts From The Creator Of DENGEKI DAISY!

VIZ Media delivers the sequel to shojo manga creator Kyousuke Motomi’s acclaimed series, QQ SWEEPER, with the launch of QUEEN’S QUALITY on September 5th.

QUEEN’S QUALITY is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published under the Shojo Beat imprint. Volume 1 will carry a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The series also launches digitally via VIZ.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Subsequent volumes of the series, which is ongoing in Japan, will be published in English four times a year.

In QUEEN’S QUALITY, Fumi Nishioka lives with Kyutaro Horikita and his family of “Sweepers,” people who specialize in cleaning the minds of those overcome by negative energy and harmful spirits. Fumi has always displayed mysterious abilities, but will those powers be used for evil when she begins to truly awaken as a Queen?

“Fans will not want to miss the return of Kyutaro and Fumi in this action and romance packed sequel,” says Amy Yu, Editor. “Find out their fates as the pair face off against menacing new paranormal threats while their feelings for each other continue to grow.”

Manga creator Kyousuke Motomi debuted in Japanese shojo manga magazine Deluxe Betsucomi with Hetakuso Kyupiddo (No Good Cupid) in 2002. She is the creator of DENGEKI DAISY, BEAST MASTER and QQ SWEEPER, all available in North America from VIZ Media.

For additional information on QUEEN’S QUALITY and other manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, visit VIZ.com.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE HILARIOUS NEW MANGA SERIES "NARUTO: CHIBI SASUKE’S SHARINGAN LEGEND"

UCHIHA SASUKE NO SHARINGAN DEN © 2014 by Masashi Kishimoto, Kenji Taira/SHUEISHA Inc.
Naruto’s Rival Returns – Cuter Than Ever And
Ready For New Action Packed Adventures!

VIZ Media has announced the launch of NARUTO: CHIBI SASUKE'S SHARINGAN LEGEND, a hilarious spin-off of the world’s most popular ninja manga series, NARUTO, on September 5 th.

NARUTO: CHIBI SASUKE'S SHARINGAN LEGEND is written by Kenji Taira. The series is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published in print and digital editions under the Shonen Jump imprint; Volume 1 will carry a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN.

NARUTO: CHIBI SASUKE'S SHARINGAN LEGEND will be available digitally via VIZ.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play Store. Subsequent volumes of the series, which is also continuing in Japan, will be published in English on a quarterly basis.

Uchiha Sasuke, the brooding loner who will do anything to avenge his clan and kill his older brother… Yes, this is that story, but with a funny twist! In NARUTO: CHIBI SASUKE'S SHARINGAN LEGEND the characters and story have been flipped on their heads, all for the sake of comedy! With his Taka teammates Suigetsu, Karin and Jugo, Sasuke travels the land and gets into all kinds of wacky adventures. This is a side of Sasuke you’ve never seen before. One bit of advice: do not mock the Uchiha!

“Naruto’s best friend and rival, Sasuke, returns in this hijinks-filled new series,” says Alexis Kirsch, Editor. “We hope fans enjoy the ‘chibi’ art-style that adds to the hilarious flavor of the series, and takes the NARUTO canon in a fun new direction!”

NARUTO manga series creator, Masashi Kishimoto, was first inspired to become a manga artist in elementary school when he read DRAGON BALL. After spending time in art college, he won the Hop Step Award for new manga artists with his story Karakuri. After considering various genres for his next project, Kishimoto decided on a story steeped in traditional Japanese culture. His first version of NARUTO, drawn in 1997, was a one-shot story about fox spirits; his final version, which debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, quickly became the most popular ninja manga in the world. The series would also spawn multiple anime series, movies, novels, video games and more. Having concluded NARUTO in late 2014, Masashi Kishimoto has kept himself busy with the side stories such as NARUTO: THE SEVENTH HOKAGE AND THE SCARLET SPRING and writing the story for the latest NARUTO anime movie, BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE, both of which focus on the title character's son, Boruto.

For additional information on NARUTO and other manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, visit VIZ.com.