VIZ MEDIA AND ELEVEN ARTS PRESENT TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE RISING IN A SPECIAL THEATRCIAL PREMIERE IN MAJOR CANADIAN CITIES IN JUNE

Japan’s Favorite Corporately Sponsored Superheroes Deliver The Action For A Big Screen Premiere With A New Look, New Heroes, And An Intense Battle Against A New Cast Of Powerful Villains
 
San Francisco, CA, April 18, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, continues its collaboration with Los Angeles-based film distribution company ELEVEN ARTS and issues a special invitation to fans and filmgoers in Canada to attend the theatrical premiere of TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE RISING in 35 Canadian cities – for two days only – Thursday and Sunday, June 26th and 29th.

For this special theatrical event, Japan’s favorite new breed of crime-fighting superhero delivers the big screen anime action to cities across Canada including Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and many more. Tickets will be available for $12.95 (CAN) each for adults and $10.95 (CAN) each for children (under 12). Attendees will also receive a free 12” x 18” double-sided premium cardstock TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE RISING movie poster, while supplies last. A complete list of screenings along with ticket information and theatre locations is available at: http://www.cineplex.com/Movie/tiger-bunny-the-movie-the-rising.   

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 super-powered NEXTs plotting to bring terror and destruction to Stern Bild.

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 NeonAlley.com, the new online destination for on-demand anime.

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.