Press Releases

May 9, 2008

News for Providence Anime Conference 2008:

Providence Anime Conference to reward four registrants with free tickets to see Death Note

Providence Anime Conference and Viz Pictures reward four lucky registrants

PROVIDENCE, May 8, 2008 -- Providence Anime Conference and Viz Pictures are proud to announce a contest open for anyone registered for the inception of the convention -- the chance to win tickets to see the live-action Death Note movie in theaters. When a Shinigami death god drops a notebook that can kill those named in its pages, chaos ensues as a legendary detective and star student face off against each other in a mental chess match for the fate of the world.

For two nights only, Viz Pictures is bringing the live-action adaptation of the hit manga to selected theaters, complete with a special 20-minute "behind the scenes" look at the popular Death Note manga's translation to a live action movie. Four lucky PAC attendees will each win a pair of tickets to the Death Note screening at 7:30 PM on May 21st, presented in HD at the Warwick Showcase Cinemas (1200 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886).

All individuals registered as PAC attendees by May 16, 2008 are eligible to enter. Send an e-mail with your name, registration verification code, and the subject line "PAC Death Note Tickets" to Limit of one entry per attendee. Entries must be received by 11:59 PM ET on May 16, 2008, and winners will be contacted via e-mail. Tickets will only be valid for the showing listed above.

More information on the Death Note movie can be found at, and more information about the convention can be found at

About Viz Pictures:
Based in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Pictures, Inc. distributes Japanese live-action films and DVDs, with particular focus on Japanese "kawaii (cute) and cool" pop culture. VIZ Pictures approaches each film release from a J-pop fan's point of view, and will continue to offer the most entertaining live action motion pictures straight from the "Kingdom of Pop" for audiences of all ages in North America. VIZ Pictures, Inc. is an affiliate of VIZ Media, LLC, the San Francisco-based leading U.S. publisher of Japanese manga (comics) and merchandise licensor of Japanese animation such as the popular "NARUTO" animated TV series.

About Providence Anime Conference:
Providence Anime Conference is an event where adults can explore, discuss, and appreciate Japanese animation and comic media. With unique live programming including panels covering everything from anime academia to insider views on the industry, PAC offers both new and long-time fans the opportunity to converge in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. This limited admission event will be held in the Rhode Island Convention Center from October 3 - 5, 2008. Providence Anime Conference is a volunteer-run, non-profit event created by The New England Anime Society.

About The New England Anime Society:
The New England Anime Society is a non-profit, Massachusetts-based organization dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. Events run by NEAS include Providence Anime Conference, Anime Boston (the largest fan-run Japanese animation convention in the northeast), and anime screenings at First Night Boston. For more information, please see the NEAS web site at