This is such good news for anime and Japanese movies coming to U.S. theaters. 65,000 saw the new Death Note movie in American theaters. 20,000 pre-ordered tickets, while 40,000 bought them at the door. By contrast, last year’s Naruto: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow only saw 6,000 viewers in theaters.
The next scheduled movie will be Bleach: Memories of Nobody which hits theaters on June 11-12. I will be there. And judging from the last Death Note movie, I will need to be in the theater early!
The new Death Note movie: The Last Name hits DVD shelves on September 16th. Viz said they are exploring bringing the movie to U.S. theaters as well. Usually movies are brought to the theaters before the DVD release to promote the sales of both. But if VIZ does bring The Last Name to theaters, it will be after the DVD. So either the movie will do really well, and the DVD wont, or vice-versa. Whichever the case may be, I will see it one way or another. Via ANN