Swords! Idols! VRMMORPGs! Food! There's a little bit of everything in this edition of RTO with new and upcoming manga, including SAO: Fairy Dance, Kaze Hikaru, as well as an untranslated title by Aya Nakahara and a digital release Rebecca read so you don't have to!
Sword of the Stranger Ticket Give-AwayJanuary 27, 2009
NCM Fathom and Bandai Entertainment bring the U.S. debut of SWORD OF THE STRANGER, one of the most rousing Samurai epics in recent memory, to select movie theatres nationwide for Only One Night –Thursday, February 5th at 7:30 PM (local). This exclusive event will include a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of SWORD OF THE STRANGER, complete with never-before-seen interviews with the voice actors.
Please note: This event is not officially rated but should be treated as equivalent to a "PG-13" rating. The content is dubbed into English.
SWORD OF THE STRANGER STORY SYNOPSIS:
Hunted by the Mings from China, a young boy named Kotaro and his loyal dog Tobimaru meet a nameless samurai (“Nanashi” or “No Name”) who is haunted by his past – a memory so terrible he has vowed to never draw his sword again.
Among the Mings is Luo-Lang, a ruthless Western swordsman with the Chinese name who has walked the earth in search of a worthy rival.When both groups clash with a feudal lord and monks torn between faith and survival, the truth behind the Mings' pursuit of Kotaro tests the bond between the boy and the samurai with no name…
SWORD OF THE STRANGER REVEALED – A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES FEATURETTE:
This event will conclude with all new interviews with the English voice actors plus rare footage shot behind the scenes at Studio BONES (Cowboy Bebop) during the making of SWORD OF THE STRANGER. Director Ando and Bones President Minami highlight this unique look behind the making of a modern anime classic.
Win Tickets to See Sword of the Stranger
Bandai Entertainment and Fathom Events have provided Anime News Network with 20 pairs of tickets to see Sword of the Stranger in theaters on 2009-02-05. Fill out the following form for you chance to win.
The Fine Print: One entry per person/e-mail address/computer/mailing address only. Although unlikely to happen, Anime News Network reserves the right to cancel this contest at any time. Winners will be selected, announced and contacted on or by 2009-02-02. Contest is open to any and all residents of the planet Earth and neighbour parallel dimensions, but prizes will only be shipped within the continental United States and Canada (elsewhere, you have to arrange to have it sent to someone living in the appropriate area, and they can send it to you.) Winners' names will be posted on AnimeNewsNetwork.com, their mailing addresses will be provided to our shipping agent of choice (ie: USPS) and no one else. Winners' addresses and e-mail addresses will be erased once the prizes have been shipped. Non-winners' names, e-mail and mailing addresses will not be given out to any one and will be erased when the winners have been confirmed. Non-winners will not be contacted, spammed or harassed in any way. We reserve the right to retroactively add new rules when and how we see fit.
Winners (name, ticket city):
1 Janice Gibson, Grapevine, Texas
2 Kathleen Williams, Bloomingdale, Illinois
3 Daniel Bentley, West Jrdan, UT
4 maggie roman, altamonte springs
5 David Blanchard, Rockaway, NJ
6 Brittany Miller, Strongsville, Ohio
7 Eric Osterberg, Fort Collins
8 Arthur Huynh, Medford, OR
9 Donna White, Buffalo, NY
10 Dana M. Bell, McLean,VA
11 Diana Divine, Pleasant Hill, California
12 Damon Saber, Houston, TX
13 Jacob Gragg, Buford GA
14 Patrick Kottinger, Manteca
15 Casey Hollis , Orlando
16 Kathy Cheng, San Francisco
17 Christopher Inserra ,Holtsville, N.Y.
18 Don Post, Lakewood
19 adam mills, bettendorf/ davenport iowa
20 Damon Livonia
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