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June 3, 2008

News for T-MODE 2008:

Win free tickets from T-MODE to see Bleach the Movie

VIZ Media taps T-MODE to give away 12 free tickets to Bleach the Movie screenings in the Washington,

Arlington, VA (June 3, 2008) -- T-MODE and VIZ Media are working together to give away 12 tickets to the limited, nationwide screening of BLEACH THE MOVIE: MEMORIES OF NOBODY. Through NCM Fathom's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network, the epic anime action hit will be in more than 300 select theaters across the country only on June 11th and 12th at 7:30 PM. The event also features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and a first-time ever interview with celebrated Japanese director Noriyuki Abe. Anyone who pre-registers for T-MODE '08 by June 8, 2008 will be entered into a random drawing to win a free ticket to view the film.

Adapted from the popular animated television series and best-selling manga series, acclaimed Japanese creator Tite Kubo illustrates the story of "Blanks," unidentified beings who are being followed by a Soul Reaper named Senna who makes them disappear. Puzzled by these unknown beings and the mysterious girl who follows them, Ichigo and Rukia set out to learn more, but uncover an evil plot when a menacing clan tries to kidnap Senna. Can Ichigo and his fellow Soul Reapers save the World of the Living and the Soul Society worlds from annihilation? For more information about BLEACH and BLEACH THE MOVIE: MEMORIES OF NOBODY, visit

The winning tickets are for the June 12th showing and there will be four winners at three different theater locations: AMC Hoffman 22 in Alexandria, VA; Ballston Commons 12 in Arlington, VA; and Tyson's Corner 16 in Mclean, VA. T-MODE encourages fans to cosplay as their favorite Bleach character to support the event, which promises to be an amazing anime experience. Bleach fans will also have the opportunity to meet Johnny Yong Bosch at T-MODE '08, who voices the English dubbed lead role of Ichigo Kuchiki in BLEACH THE MOVIE: MEMORIES OF NOBODY and the BLEACH animated series. To learn more about available registration passes and to pre-register for T-MODE '08, visit the website at

About T-MODE
T-MODE is an annual anime and gaming convention dedicated to the expansion of Asian culture and video gaming in the United States. Previously announced guests for 2008 include actor/director/musician Johnny Yong Bosch (Bleach, Trigun, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers); industry member Kevin McKeever (Robotech); the first Maryland visual kei band, [geist]; garage rock female group Thee 50's High Teens; jazzy J-pop duo Love etc.; power-funk outfit Sakura Madams; horror-comical-freak core rockers Gelatine; and professional Japanese/ Korean vocal musician D-chan. This year's T-MODE is dedicated to the memory of T-MODE Founder and Chairman, Lawrence Stuckey. Visit for more information.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan's largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., and Shogakukan Production Co., Ltd. (Sho-Pro Japan), Viz Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as Shonen Jump and Shojo Beat, graphic novels, videos, DVDs and audio soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact Viz Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and website at

About National CineMedia, LLC
National CineMedia (NCM) LLC operates the largest digital in-theatre network in North America through long-term agreements with its founding members, AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group, the three largest theatre operators in the U.S., and through multi-year agreements with several other theatre operators. NCM LLC produces and distributes its FirstLook pre feature program; cinema and lobby advertising products; comprehensive meeting and event services and other entertainment programming content. NCM LLC's national network includes over 15,400 screens of which over 13,550 are part of the company's Digital Content Network (DCN). NCM LLC's network covers 170 Designated Market Areas® (49 of the top 50). During 2007, approximately 625 million patrons attended movies shown in theatres currently included in our network (excluding AMC Loews). National CineMedia, Inc. owns a 43.6% interest in and is the managing member of NCM LLC. For additional information, visit or