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L, Change the World: DVD Release Date and Cover Art

Viz Pictures announced today that the final chapter in its popular Death Note live action series, L, Change the World, directed by the legendary Hideo Nakata, will be hitting DVD on August 18th.

Viz Launches New Manga: Ikigami

Tired of the same old/same old superheroes and looking for a new comic series to sink your teeth into? Well, search no further! VIZ Media has just launched in North America a manga entitled Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit that promises to send a chill down the spines of its readers.

L, Change the World: Watch First 10 Minutes & Win Tickets

Still on the fence as to whether or not you want to attend the two-night only theatrical event for Death Note: L, Change the World? Well, how about if you can watch the first 10 minutes and then snag a pair of tickets for Wednesday, April 29th's subtitled screening?

L, Change the World Event Trailer & Ticket Giveaway

As a reminder to keep next week's two-night only theatrical event for Death Note: L, Change the World in the forefront of everyone's mind, Viz Pictures has prepared a trailer and is offering Dread Central readers a chance to win tickets.

Manga Series Rin-Ne Online Now!

Viz Media has announced the first simultaneous East/West debut of a new manga series from legendary creator Rumiko Takahashi entitled Rin-Ne. The series launched just yesterday exclusively in Japan in Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine and online for North American audiences on TheRumicWorld.com.

See Death Note: L, Change the World For Free!

As you may remember, Death Note: L, Change the World will be shown theatrically during a limited two-night, multi-city run on April 29th and 30th, 2009. Thanks to VIZ Pictures and Trans World Entertainment, you can take part in a special giveaway campaign at participating F.Y.E. and Suncoast stores to receive a free ticket to attend the English-dubbed screening on April 30th (while supplies last).

Death Note: L, Change the World Gets a Two-Night Theatrical Run

As they did with the first two Death Note live action films, Viz Pictures, an affiliate of VIZ Media, LLC, that focuses on Japanese live-action film distribution, has announced that it will team with NCM Fathom to present Death Note: L, Change the World in a limited two-night, multi-city event on April 29th and 30th.

VIZ and Halo 8 Taking Part in WonderCon!

Planning to attend this weekend's WonderCon in San Francisco? We recently got word from two of our favorite entities that they'll be there as well!

Death Note 2 DVD Details

Fans of the first Death Note don’t have much longer to wait for its sequel, Death Note II: The Last Name (review), which picks up the events right after the first one and brings things to a long-overdue conclusion. Some official plot, if you will:

Bleach & Death Note Airing on Xbox LIVE

We've already made you guys aware of the Xbox LIVE series of short films called Horror Meets Comedy, and now comes word that animated action series Bleach and Death Note (both Uncut and English dubbed) are available via LIVE as well.

Get Ready to Rock and Shock in Three Days!

Just a quick reminder that this weekend, October 10-12, Rock & Shock hits Worcester, Mass once more!

Hot Topic Offers Free Death Note II Tickets!

As you should already know by now, Death Note II: The Last Name (review) is being given a fairly substantial theatrical release this coming October 15th and 16th by its distributor, VIZ Pictures.

UPDATED: VIZ Animes Now Appearing on Joost & Hulu

UPDATE: In addition to Joost.com as mentioned below, all three of these VIZ animes (Death Note, Naruto, Bleach) can also be found on Hulu.com. Hulu is an online video service that offers hit TV shows, movies and clips at Hulu.com and other online destination sites — all for free, anytime in the U.S.

Death Note (DVD)

Reviewed by Debi Moore Starring Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Asaka Seto, Takeshi Kaga Directed by Shusuke Kaneko Distributed by VIZ Pictures

Death Note DVD Details

We first reported the news that VIZ Pictures will be releasing the live action Death Note (review) DVD on September 16, 2008, way back in June, but details on the disc were scarce. Today VIZ Media sent out a press release with the skinny on what we can expect.