San Francisco, CA, October 4, 2011 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, complements its presence at the 2011 New York Comic Con with the exclusive U.S. theatrical premiere of the latest Naruto Shippuden feature film, Naruto Shippuden The MOvie: Bonds (English subtitled), on Saturday, October 15th at 7:00pm at the New York School of Visual Arts Theatre. A special pre-show red carpet event featuring Japanese voice actress Junko Takeuchi, who provides the original voice for Naruto, will take place at the theatre beginning at 6:00pm.
The School of Visual Arts Theatre is located at 333 West 23rd Street, within walking distance of the Jacob Javits Convention Center where the 2011 New York Comic Con will take place October 13th—16th. Seating is on a first-come/first-served basis. Comic Con attendees can secure free tickets to the premiere at VIZ Media’s Booth #932. Check a schedule posted at the VIZ Media booth for the designated times for free ticket giveaways!
The first 200 attendees in line for the premiere will receive a Naruto plush toy. Premiere attendees will also receive a special VIZ Media Heroes Of Anime gift bag with an amazing assortment of goodies, including the Naruto Shippudenâ„¢: Ultimate Ninja Impactâ„¢ video game for the PSP (courtesy Namco Bandai), Naruto Shippuden Collectable Card Game packs (courtesy Bandai America), Naruto keychains (courtesy Great Eastern), and other assorted collectibles.