Aniplex of America hosts “the Garden of sinners” Night US Premiere Event at NEW PEOPLE in San Francisco on February 5th, 2011

SANTA MONICA, CA (January 14, 2011) – Aniplex of America Inc. announced today that it will host The Garden of Sinners Night US Premiere Event at VIZ Cinema (located at 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, inside the NEW PEOPLE building in San Francisco's Japantown) on Saturday, February 5th, to be followed by a discussion panel with key members of the movie's production staff. This one-day-only event will kick off the anticipated release of The Garden of Sinners - Blu-ray Disc Box which streets in North America on February 8th, 2011 (just a week after Japan's release).

A theatrical box office bonanza in Japan, The Garden of Sinners Chapters 1, 2 and 7 will be presented in its original Japanese language with English subtitles at this special event. The door will open at 1:00pm and Chapter 1 will start at 1:30pm. In addition to the premiere screening, the event will also be highlighted with a discussion panel featuring Hikaru Kondo, executive producer and president of anime production studio, ufotable, as well as producer Atsuhiro Iwakami. Fans of The Garden of Sinners will have a rare and unique opportunity to hear first-hand a variety of noteworthy topics as producers Kondo and Iwakami reveal how they started and developed the movie project, the fun and hard aspects of production work, and other behind-the-scene stories.

Seating is limited for this event. For detailed information and to purchase an advance ticket, please check

About The Garden of Sinners - Blu-ray Disc Box
<BD Features and Bonus Contents>
 Video: 16:9 HD Widescreen / 1920×1080p / MPEG-4 AVC (“Special Program” on the bonus disc is in 1080i resolution)
 Audio: Japanese dialog / Linear PCM 5.1 surround (“Special Program” on the bonus disc is in stereo)
 Subtitles: English and Japanese
 Includes 8 Blu-ray discs (7 film discs + 1 bonus disc): Total length of more than 640 minutes!!
The Garden of Sinners: the Final Chapter: A new, never-before-seen bonus chapter created exclusively for Blu-ray Disc Box!
The Garden of Sinners: Remix - Gate of Seventh Heaven- (approx. 60 min.) Highlighted scenes from each movie with music by fan-favorite composer Yuki Kajiura (performed by Kalafina)
 Special Program "Retracing All Seven Chapters of The Garden of Sinners" (50 min.) which originally aired on TV in Japan
*Illustrated by TAKASHI TAKEUCHI Extraordinary elaborate packaging

About The Garden of Sinners
The Garden of Sinners” is a series of hit cult novels written by KINOKO NASU of TYPE-MOON (“Tsukihime -Lunar Legend-”, “Fate/stay night”) and published in KODANSHA BOX series. The best-selling novel series has since been adapted into seven fully animated theatrical films, of which each corresponding movie directly covers one of the original seven chapters. In Japan, the series of movies was released in theaters, starting December 2007. Each successive release became a box office smash with record numbers of attendees, while skyrocketing DVD sales of each movie outperformed many other series and movies.

Story of The Garden of Sinners
After spending two years in a coma caused by a traffic accident, Shiki Ryougi awakens with amnesia. Inexplicably, she finds, in turn, that she has also obtained “Mystic Eyes of Death Perception” in which she can see the invisible lines of mortality that hold every living and non-living thing together. Working for a small independent agency, Shiki attempts to unravel the baffling mystery behind a series of abnormal, horrifying incidents, but are they a foreshadowing that leads to something even more tragic and ominous? Things are not what they appear to be on the surface, but what dark revelations lie underneath? This is a modern occult-action thriller where Shiki must tackle supernatural incidents with her special abilities while searching for a reason to live.

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex Inc. has introduced a variety of properties including such hits as “Gurren Lagann,” “Fullmetal Alchemist,” “Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler),” “Rurouni Kenshin,” “R.O.D -THE TV-,” and “Blood+,” all of which are licensed and distributed worldwide. In addition to licensing business, the company launched its direct video release business, starting with Gurren Lagann the Movie –Childhood's End- and –The Lights in the Sky Are Stars- in
summer 2010. The company continues to release selected titles in North America including R.O.D –THE COMPLETE- Blu-ray Box and Durarara!! DVDs.

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