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Death Note Day at Kinokuniya!

September 1, 2008 Leave a comment

Okay I found out about this event through Aya and here is details which I grabbed:

The live-action Death Note motion picture comes out on DVD on September 16. Want it early? There’s only one place to go — Kinokuniya Bookstore. Kinokuniya Bookstore, located at 1073 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan, will be the only US store to have the Death Note movie in stock on Sunday, September 14! What’s the occasion? Death Note Day!

Kinokuniya Bookstore, VIZ Pictures, and the New York Anime Festival will present a day-long series of events celebrating the US DVD release of the Death Note motion picture by VIZ Pictures, and the first 50 fans to purchase the Death Note movie on DVD at Kinokuniya on September 14 will receive a limited-edition Death Note theatrical poster from VIZ Pictures.

Kinokuniya’s Death Note Day will include special all-day activities as well as a series of Death Note-themed presentations…

Manga Discount: Any customer who comes into Kinokuniya Bookstore at 1073 Avenue of the Americas on Sunday, September 14 wearing Death Note cosplay will receive 10% off all VIZ manga purchases.

L’s Sweet Treats: In honor of L, Death Note’s genius boy detective with a sweet tooth, Kinokuniya’s Café Zaiya will be giving away Japanese sweets with every order.

Death Note Day Giveaway: All customers who come into Kinokuniya Bookstore can enter to win a number of prizes from VIZ Pictures and the New York Anime Festival. Winners will be drawn at 5:00 PM, and customers must be present to claim their prizes.

Kinokuniya Death Note Day Event Schedule

2:00 to 4:00 PM: Death Note Anime Screening. Take in the first few episode’s of VIZ Media’s Death Note anime. See Light and L leap off the page in this acclaimed animated adventure.

4:00 to 4:30 PM: Samurai Beat Radio. Samurai Beat Radio, broadcast in 26 cities in Japan, comes to Kinokuniya to record a special Death Note show. They’re here to learn about what’s hooked America on this Japanese phenomenon

4:30 to 5:00 PM: Death Note Behind The Scenes. First it was a manga. Then, it turned into an anime. Now, Death Note becomes flesh and blood. Learn what it took to bring this anime and manga to the big screen with this special Behind The Scenes footage!

5:00 PM: Death Note Raffle. We’ve got goodies from the realm of the Death Gods as well as free tickets to the New York Anime Festival, and (if you’re lucky enough) they’re all for you! Customers can enter all day long, and to win, they’ll have to be present for the drawing.

Kinokuniya Bookstore, VIZ Pictures, and the New York Anime Festival invite anime fans and New Yorkers up for a unique and unforgettable experience to come out to Death Note Day at Kinokuniya on Sunday, September 14!

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Ishigaki Yuma and Yaoh/Hana Kimi

September 1, 2008 Leave a comment

In this past year, I have been watching as much Japanese doramas as I have time to and while there are multiple main characters to really like, such as Matsu Jun or Itoh Misaki or Kou Shibasaki, I always have a preference for the supporting characters and the multiple roles that they played.

I was quite surprised to see that Ishigaki Yuma was in several dramas that I have seen already such as Shimokita Sundays, Hana Kimi, and most recently Yaoh. These are certainly old dorama titles, but to see his acting and looks, is just wow. If I didn’t see his profile on Drama wiki and then took these two screen caps, I would imagine that they are two different people instead of actors. Their voice style and character’s personality is so different. Makes me wish that HK drama actors have that quality to act, instead of getting so typecast, that I don’t even watch much now.

Yaoh’s Ishigaki

Hana Kimi’s Ishigaki

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