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2nd Death Note Film to Run in U.S. Theaters in October

posted on by Egan Loo
Shonen Jump newsletter to offer early tickets for October 15, 16 showings

Viz Pictures, the film affiliate of the North American publisher Viz Media, has announced that it will screen the live-action Death Note II: The Last Name film in nearly 400 American theaters through National Cinemedia's NCM Fathom on October 15 and 16. Director Shusuke Kaneko adapted Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's supernatural suspense manga into two movies, the second of which will show on those two October evenings at 7:30 p.m. (The first film was screened this past May and is coming to DVD next month.) The English-dubbed screening will include an exclusive featurette that discusses the movie's production and features an interview with Kaneko.

Subscribers of the email newsletter for Viz Media's Shonen Jump magazine can order advance tickets starting on August 29. The general public can purchase tickets starting on September 5. Viz Media's website for the Death Note films features a trailer for the second film and will provide more details for the screenings. The screenings will use NCM Fathom's high-definition digital presentation system, which was also used for Viz Media's Naruto and Bleach movie screenings.

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