FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Chris Wanamaker, (202) 262 2083 [email protected]ub.org
Death Note 2: The Last Name
to be screened at the
Japan Information and Culture Center,
Embassy of Japan.
DC Anime Club in collaboration with Japan Information and Culture
Center, Embassy of Japan Present screen Death Note 2: The Last
Name on August 28, 2009 6:30 pm as part of inaugural showing for a new
film series based on both Anime (Japanese Animation) and Manga ( Japanese
Yagami Light, a young man who resents the crime and corruption in the world. His life undergoes a drastic change when he discovers a mysterious notebook, known as the "Death Note", lying on the ground. The Death Note's instructions claim that if a person's name is written within it while picturing that person's face, that person shall die. Light is initially skeptical of the notebook's authenticity, but after experimenting with it, he realizes that the Death Note is real. After meeting with the previous owner of the Death Note, a shinigami named Ryuk, Light seeks to become "the God of the New World" by passing his judgement on those he deems to be evil or who get in his way.
Soon, the number of inexplicable deaths of reported criminals catches the attention of the National Police Agency and a mysterious detective known only as "L". L quickly learns that the serial killer, dubbed by the public as "Kira" (キラ ?, derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the word "killer"), is located in Japan. L also concludes that Kira can kill people without laying a finger on them. Light realizes that L will be his greatest nemesis, and a game of psychological cat and mouse between the two begins.
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.
RSVP to [email protected].
Seating is limited and granted on a first come, first served basis.
For more information please visit the Japanese Information and Culture Center website at
http://www.us.embjapan.go.jp/jicc/ or visit the DC Anime Club website at http://dcanimeclub.org.
About DC Anime Club:
DCAC was established in 2003 to introduce and educate people in the
Washington,DC area about East Asian culture, through viewing and discussion of
Japanese animation (also known as anime) and Japanese comics (manga). DCAC is a
501(c)(3) not for profit organization, contributions to DC Anime Club
are taxed deductible to the extent allowable under the law.
The club also works to provide a positive, alternative activity to the
youth in the area by exposing them to foreign culture, encouraging artistic
expression and creativity, and providing opportunities for participation in
community activities and leadership.
In addition to our weekly meetings, the club holds an Annual Art Show,
an Annual Costume fundraising event, and visits local schools to do presentations
on anime. The club also works with the Smithsonian Freer Gallery and DC
Asian Pacific American Film Festival on their anime screenings, and has
helped locally promote performances for Japanese bands such as Puffy Ami Yumi
and Pine am. DC Anime Club was founded by Chris Wanamaker (President), Jules
Chang (Former Vice President) and Craig Vaughn (Vice President) on Saturday June 5,
2003. We have a strong membership that continues to grow -- most of which are
About Japan Information and Culture Center:
The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) is the cultural and public affairs section
of the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C. Our primary role is to promote better
understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of
information, educational services and programs to the public.
The JICC is located on the lower level of the glass-enclosed Galleria at Lafayette Centre
III in downtown Washington, D.C. Its facilities include a research library, a 152-seat
auditorium, and a 1,500-square-foot exhibition gallery where a wide variety of events
sponsored by the JICC are hosted throughout the year.
Official Website: http://www.dcanimeclub.org
Added by animepimp on May 10, 2009