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20th Century Boys Film Finale Opens in U.S., Japan

posted on by Egan Loo
Viz's new San Francisco theater to screen 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption

20th Century Boys 3: Redemption, the final film in Yukihiko Tsutsumi's live-action trilogy adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys suspense manga, will open in both San Francisco and Japan today. In the award-winning story, a man realizes that calamities cropping up around the world have eerie similarities to idle plans that he and his childhood friends made decades ago. Viz Cinema, the 143-seat theater in San Francisco's New People cultural entertainment center, will begin the film's one-week engagement at 5:30 p.m. PDT. At roughly the same time, theaters across Japan will hold their first screenings of the film on Saturday morning.

Viz Pictures, the live-action film affiliate of the North American manga publisher Viz Media, will release the first two films on DVD later this year, followed by the third film next year. Viz Media is publishing the fourth volume of the original manga in North America this month.

Image © 1999 Naoki Urasawa Studio Nuts/Shogakukan
© 2008 20th Century Boys

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