Yatterman World Premiere Give-AwayJanuary 29, 2009
New York Comic Con, Subway Cinema, and Nikkatsu are proud to present the World Premiere of Yatterman – directed by Takashi Miike and starring Sho Sakurai – and they're thrilled to be partnering with Anime News Network to offer fans five pairs of tickets to the premiere screening!
Fans have been waiting for Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer, Sukiyaki Western Django) to create a giant robot movie for years, and finally it's here. Starring Sho Sakurai, Yatterman is the story of two teenagers who run a high-tech toy shop which serves as a cover for their crime-busting exploits as a pair of masked super heroes. Miike's Yatterman is based on a classic anime series created by Tatsuo Yoshida (founder of anime studio Tatsunoko Productions, which produced Speed Racer, Battle of the Planets, Casshern, and Macross). Yoshida's Yatterman originally premiered in 1977 and ran for 108 wildly popular episodes and was long considered by Miike as one of his dream projects. It was revived in 2008 as a crowd-pleasing television series, and now it hits the big screen as Nikkatsu's Spring tentpole action blockbuster. With a massive budget and character and mecha designs by Katsuya Terada of Blood: The Last Vampire and Cutie Honey, it's an over-the-top ride that, par for the course for director Miike, promises to turn the giant robot movie on its mechanical head!
For fans who don't win tickets through ANN, you've still got a chance. Tickets will also be given away at the Nikkatsu booth at New York Comic Con on Friday, February 6.
Children under 12 years of age will not be permitted.
Photo I.D will be required to pick up tickets.
Images © Tatsunoko Production © 2008 Tatsunoko Production/Yatterman Film Partners
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