J-Pop's Number 1 Idol from Hello! Project to Appear at World Premiere Screening of Kai-Ki: Tales of Terror from Tokyo

Update: The issuer of this press release updated it on May 25.

Mano Erina to Attend Premiere Screening on July 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and Tokyo, Japan (May 25, 2010) – Get your tickets now! J-Pop's #1 idol and Hello! Project singing (and now acting) sensation Erina Mano will be attending and performing at the world premiere screening (and secondary screening) of her break-out feature film role in KAI-KI: TALES OF TERROR FROM TOKYO (based on the hit TV series Shin Mimi-Bukuro (Tales of Terror), written by ghost story master Ryūta Miyake (THE GRUDGE: OLD LADY IN WHITE), directed by Makoto Shinozaki (TOKYO ISLAND) and features the song Returning Home-performed by Erina Mano) on July 1, 2010 (World Premiere at noon and 2nd screening at 3:00 pm) at the world famous venue, Club Nokia, in Los Angeles, California. More information can be found at: www.Facebook.com/TalesofTerror and advance tickets for both events are available at: www.Club2theMAX.com

Erina Mano will be in attendance at both screenings and will also partake in a Q&A session with audience members and perform a mini-live concert at the event as well, “I have heard that Japanese horror films are much enjoyed outside of Japan, so I was glad to be chosen as an actress for this movie, and excited to get to know fans in the United States”, exclaimed Ms. Mano. In addition, Ms. Mano will also be partaking in a fan meet & greet and a mini-autograph session for a limited time at the event.

“I am so excited to meet my U.S. fans,” states Ms. Mano, “I hope you all can come out and join me!”

Also in attendance will be acclaimed horror/ghost-folktale aficionado and “Shin Mimi Bukuro” author Kihara Hirokatsu whose work inspired the hit Japanese TV series and now the highly anticipated theatrical release staring Erina Mano.

Fans are encouraged to dress up or cosplay as their favorite ghost characters to the event!

Join us on July 1, 2010 and experience two of the most suspenseful and bone-chilling movie that guarantees you will never go to sleep with the lights off again!

Pre-sale Ticket prices, can be purchased online at www.club2themax.com and will be available for pick up at the Club Nokia Box Office, are:

1st Show (July 1, 2010; noon-2:30 pm): $20.00 U.S. (includes Film, Q&A & Mini-Concert)

2nd Show (July 1, 2010; 3:00 pm-5:30 pm): $15.00 U.S. (includes Film, Q&A & Mini-Concert)

Day-of Ticket prices, can be purchased at the Club Nokia Box Office and will be charged an additional $5.00 (1st Show: $25.00 U.S.; 2nd Show: $20.00 U.S.)

Join us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/TalesOfTerror

Follow us on Twitter (film official): www.twitter.com/ShinMimi

Official Synopsis:


Tale 1

Tsukimono: The Possessed

In Tsukimono: The Possessed, a bizarre but seemingly harmless hiccupping infection takes hold of a local college class; transforming them one by one into enraged, murderous monsters.

Tale 2


In Nozomi, a young girl finds herself haunted by a ghost that may hold the key to a long-buried family secret.


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Additional support for event provided by:

United Television Broadcasting Systems, Shinca Entertainment, BS-TBS (Japan), Goggle, Inc.; JP-Room, King Records and the Japan Film Society.

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