Official Press Release
The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced it has partnered with VIZ Pictures to hold Death Note Day at the largest Japanese bookstore in North America -- New York City's Kinokuniya Bookstore -- on Sunday, September 14. Kinokuniya Bookstore, located at 1073 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan, will present a day-long series of events celebrating the US DVD release of the Death Note motion picture by VIZ Pictures. The Death Note movie goes on sale at retailers across America on Tuesday, September 16, but Kinokuniya will have the movie in stock on Sunday, September 14.
In addition, the first 50 fans to purchase the Death Note movie on DVD on September 14 will receive a limited-edition Death Note theatrical poster from VIZ Pictures.
"We're very proud to be working with Kinokuniya Bookstore and VIZ Pictures for Death Note Day," New York Anime Festival Show Manager Lance Fensterman said. "Death Note is a worldwide phenomenon, and it's exciting to spearhead the celebration for the film's launch on DVD."
The Death Note franchise is based on the bestselling supernatural manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, an ace student who finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Death God named Ryuk, with the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages. Upset with the justice system, Light takes matters into his own hands and vows to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of all evil. The Death Note movie screened across America earlier in the year. Its sequel, Death Note II: The Last Name, will screen in select theaters on October 15 and 16.
Kinokuniya's Death Note Day will include special all-day activities as well as a series of Death Note-themed presentationsa[euro]