VIZ Pictures previously teamed with NCM FATHOM to present the first DEATH NOTE live-action theatre event earlier this year. Based on the enthusiastic attendance and the continued success of the DEATH NOTE franchise, the companies will stage another unique event, this time with the live-action DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME (English dubbed) appearing in nearly every major U.S. city with this next chapter of the thrilling saga based on the popular Japanese manga (graphic novel) series.
The theatre event will also feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this breakthrough live-action event, and an in-depth interview with Shusuke Kaneko, director of DEATH NOTE I & II and the 1995/96/99 Gamera movies. Tickets for these special theatre events are available at participating theatre box offices and online. For a complete list of theatre locations, prices and ticket information, please visit FathomEvents (theatres are subject to change).
"The first DEATH NOTE event was a tremendous success, enjoyed by thousands who were given a glimpse into the making of this visually phenomenal series earlier this year," said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom. "Fathom is excited to again partner with VIZ Pictures to bring DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME to the big screen and invite fans nationwide to enjoy this wonderful event at their local movie theatre."
DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME is based on the hit supernatural action mystery manga (graphic novel) series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME is a sequel to DEATH NOTE, which closely followed major plot elements from the original manga series, but also introduces several new key story elements. Taking place right after the conclusion of the DEATH NOTE, Light Yagami joins the investigation team in pursuit of the serial killer known as "Kira." While L still strongly suspects that Light is "Kira," Light Yagami continues to seek out the real name of L so he can kill him with his Death Note. Making things even more unpredictable are the 'Eyes of Death', given to the second Kira, enabling the owner to know the true identity and lifespan of any person. Adding further confusion for the authorities, a new rash of murders attributed to the Death Note occurs all over the world and is attributed to "the Second Kira." Light Yagami learns the identity of the other Kira and wants to join forces to get rid of L. Will L be able to catch "Kira" before he gets killed? Who will be the last name written in the Death Note book?
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Death Note I will be shown in Canadian Theatres including Victoria's Silver City on September 15th, with tickets going on sale August 29th. See trailer below.
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