TWO FEMALE J-POP
STARS IN US THEATRICAL RELEASE OF WILD AND WACKY FEATURE FILM KAMIKAZE GIRLS
San Francisco, CA, August 5, 2005 – Viz Media
, LLC, announces the theatrical release of the award winning Japanese film KAMIKAZE GIRLS
in several major North American cities beginning September 9 in New York at the Village East Cinemas, followed on September 16 at Landmark's NuArt Theater in Los Angeles. Additional bookings in Seattle, San Francisco and other cities will follow.
stars two hot young J-Pop
talents as a Lolita-type character (Kyoko Fukada
) and a high school biker girl (Anna Tsuchiya
), whose strong personalities initially clash but eventually bind them together. With a strong focus on the eccentricities of many Japanese pop fashion obsessions, colorful shôjo comic book inspired visuals, and a complex, multilayered plot, KAMIKAZE GIRLS
maps out its quirky world with an eccentric and infectious brand of humor that has already made the film a cult favorite among fans. The publication of the translated novel and manga graphic novel series arrive early 2006.KAMIKAZE GIRLS
won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best New Actor at the Yokohama Movie Awards, and Best New Director at the Fujimoto Awards.
Exhibitors interested in screening the film are encouraged to contact Anthony Jiwa at Viz Media
at [email protected]
For additional information on KAMIKAZE GIRLS
please go to www.kamikazegirls.net.
About Viz Media
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Viz Media
, LLC (Viz Media
), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan's largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha, Inc
., Shogakukan, Inc.
, and Shogakukan Production Co, Ltd.
Japan), Viz Media
is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese animation. The company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as SHONEN JUMP
and SHOJO BEAT
, graphic novels, videos, DVDs, audio soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions for audiences and consumers of all ages.
Contact Viz Media
at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and web site at www.VIZ.com.