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Gantz Stars to Attend Screenings in Japan, U.S. on Same Day

posted on 2011-01-10 10:12 EST
Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Kazunari Ninomiya at Tokyo, Hollywood screenings on January 20

The Oricon Style website confirmed that Ken'ichi Matsuyama and Kazunari Ninomiya, the lead actors in the two manga-based live-action Gantz films, will appear in person at the world premiere of the first film in Hollywood on January 20. In addition, for the first time in the Japanese film industry, the stars will appear at advance screenings on the same day in both the United States and Japan. The announcement was made during a special event on Monday in Tokyo.

The two actors will first appear on stage at a screening in Tokyo's Roppongi district on the morning of January 20 (Japan Time). Then, they will fly to Hollywood for the world premiere, which will also take place on January 20 (Pacific Standard Time).

The Hollywood event will be at the Mann's Chinese 6 theater. A total of 334 theaters throughout the United States will screen the film and simulcast the actors' live interview from Hollywood that same day.

The film will open nationwide in Japan on January 29. The second film based on Hiroya Oku's Gantz manga will open on April 23.

[Via Tokyograph]


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