VIZ MEDIA AND ELEVEN ARTS ANNOUNCE THEATRICAL PREMIERE OF TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE RISING IN MAJOR U.S. CITIES IN MARCH

Catch Japan’s Favorite Corporately Sponsored Superheroes On The Big Screen With A New Look, New Heroes, And An Intense Battle Against A New Cast Of Powerful Villains
 
San Francisco, CA, January 31, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, teams with Los Angeles-based film distribution company ELEVEN ARTS to bring the riveting anime action of TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE RISING to a host of major U.S. cities for series of special theatrical screenings beginning Saturday, March 15th.

TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE RISING is the second and latest feature film in the popular Japanese superhero action franchise. The film is scheduled to premiere in Japan in February prior to the theatrical premieres in 20 cities throughout the U.S. including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. Tickets will be available for $15 each, and attendees will receive a free 12” x 18” premium cardstock movie poster and while supplies last, an exclusive movie clear file. A complete list of screenings and theatre locations is available at: http://www.elevenarts.net/th_gallery/tigerandbunny-therising/

A special screening scheduled for March 22nd brings the hero-inspired big screen action of the smash hit anime property home to the Bay Area for a very special theatrical event to be held at the NEW PEOPLE Cinema, located inside the dynamic Japanese pop culture entertainment venue in San Francisco’s Japantown at 1746 Post St. Details for this screening will be announced soon on the TIGER & BUNNY Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TigerAndBunny.

In TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE RISING, the heroes are back in an all-new feature-length film! Kotetsu T. Kaburagi, a.k.a. Wild Tiger, and Barnaby Brooks Jr.’s partnership comes to a sudden end when Apollon Media’s new owner Mark Schneider fires Kotetsu and moves Barnaby back into the First League, pairing him up with Golden Ryan, a new hero with awesome powers and a huge ego to match. When the heroes are sent to investigate a string of strange incidents tied closely to the city’s Goddess Legend, they discover three superpowered NEXTs plotting to bring terror and destruction to Stern Bild.

“TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE RISING is the all-new feature film in the smash hit series, and this time the tables are turned as it becomes Barnaby Brooks Jr., aka Bunny, who now has to work with a young and arrogant upstart,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “Barnaby is more mature now, honoring and passing on the values he learned from his former partner. And though the beloved Wild Tiger is no longer partnered with Barnaby, he’ll also get his fair share of action. Don’t miss the big screen superhero action and drama as TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE RISING premieres in North America!”

VIZ Media is the also distributor of the TIGER & BUNNY manga series (rated ‘T’ for Teens), which features artwork by Mizuki Sakakibara and is based on the smash hit animated series, created by the famed Tokyo-based anime studio Sunrise. VIZ Media also licenses and distributes the popular TIGER & BUNNY feature film and anime series that are available on DVD/Blu-ray as well as on the company’s Neon Alley 24/7 anime channel.

More information on the TIGER & BUNNY anime is available at: www.facebook.com/TigerAndBunny and VIZAnime.com/tiger-and-bunny/

For more information on manga titles available from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.


About ELEVEN ARTS:
ELEVEN ARTS is the Los Angeles based film distribution company that has brought many acclaimed Japanese films, live-action and animated features, to North American audiences. ELEVEN ARTS’s major live-action titles include Japan Academy Awards winner Memories of Tomorrow (starring Ken Watanabe) and Oscar nominated director (with The Twilight Samurai in 2004) Yoji Yamada’s samurai film Love and Honor. ELEVEN ARTS is also a respected distributor of popular animation titles such as the Evangelion franchise, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 1: Beginnings/ Part 2: Eternal/ Part 3: Rebellion. For additional information, go to www.elevenarts.net.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.