Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Premieres Today in Japan


Jul 06, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Tokyo, Japan is the site today of the premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Reuters is reporting that thousands of fans, many dressed in costume, lined up today for the premiere event. One fan is quoted as saying: “I was very disappointed when the release was postponed last year,”
said Yuta Endo, a 19-year-old university student, who watched the fifth
installment five times. “I was so looking forward to it and worked really hard to get a ticket for the screening today.” Other fans were unconcerned that the popularity of Harry Potter had waned among some of their peers. “Some of my friends stopped reading the books after the fourth or
fifth installment,” said Minori Wada, a 16-year-old student who said
she had read all the books. “But I will be a fan for ever.”Endo said he was holding off reading the final volume of the series.“I am scared to end it. I am not ready for it yet,” he said.

We hope to have photos up from the premiere, stay tuned!

36 Responses to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Premieres Today in Japan

Avatar Imagehermiones says: it premeires 2morow in the uk yay!! cant waitAvatar Imagehermiones says: i wonder which of the potter cast willl be attending???Avatar Imagesaffran says: NiceAvatar ImagePetra says: The premiere in UK will attend Dan, Emma, Rupert, Tom (Felton), Bonnie, Helena Bonham Carter, Evanna, Jessie Cave, David Yates and a few more...Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: omfg!! I am super jealous!! I can no longer wait for July 15!!! LOL!! But what can I do? haha!! I hope u Japenese guys love it!! And POST IT IN YOUTUBE!! Hahaha!! Kidding :DAvatar Imageliv-wa says: and the season of premiers begins!!! I can't wait for it to come out here...I have to find someone to go with though. My HP friend will be in Europe...Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: AAAHHHHHH! I can't be in New York! Or London. Or [well, I missed Tokyo, didn't I?] WOO HOO! Let the premier season begin! 9 days of waiting! YAHHHH!Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: So lucky! At least we've only got a few days left till we can all see it!Avatar Imageele0206 says: can't wait for the pics and the videos!!Avatar ImageAraminta1987 says: Oh, she watched it five times, I'm so impressed... not. Also - my ticket to the midnight screening of HBP is my newest and most prized possesion. And I also wish I was in Japan right now because I seriously don't think I can last til the 15th!Avatar Imagepiper17 says: sorry that last one of luna is here http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/py17/IMG_0493.jpgAvatar Imagejenge says: How can you be a fan of the series and wait so long to read the final installment?!?Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot wait to see the photos of the stars at the premiere; I am sure that the whole affair was lavish and enjoyable. :)Avatar Imagejonfrog says: why do they get it so early, they have to translate it and they still get it before us.Avatar ImageLeila Malfoy says: Why does everyone else seem to get it earlier than those of us in the US? Grr! I don't want to wait nine days. Ah, well. I hope it's brilliant, and that everyone enjoys it!Avatar Imagecghambright says: Awesome!! I can't wait to see pictures! I wonder which celebrities went?!Avatar Imagecghambright says: And BTW, the film isn't coming out in Japan yet...they're just having the premiere. Just like it's premiering in the UK tomorrow, but the public doesn't get to watch it until July 15th. Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: cool i cant wait to see some pics from it. I cant wait to see the UK premiere either because i believe there is somewhere to watch live it online. Avatar Imagedanaskeeter says: What? Wish I could fly to Japan and see it....but it would be in Japanese anyway, I suppose.Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: Umm, you can still be a fan even if you haven't read all the books yet... I absolutely adore the wizarding world, the films and the books I've read so far but I'm only reading HBP at the mo'. And yes, I do consider myself a Harry Potter fan.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Lets see if anyone manages to get it on a vid cam and post it to the web like they did with OOTP...Avatar Imagesimos says: Why are the Japanese so lucky!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Yay. I love premieres :) I can't wait for the UK one tomorrow!Avatar Imagenutela17 says: i am so jealous. I live in Austria there is no premiere :( we are too small but i hope the japanese post it in youtube. Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: cool!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: I saw some pics from it. it seems no actors were there. the pics were only of fans looking goofy and the pics stunk.Avatar ImageHattFerg says: im jealous...........Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: Why did it premier in Japan first???? Surely a British film should be premiered in Britain first???? Oh well i'll look forward to watching the UK one tomorrowAvatar Imagehermyone08 says: Wow, i didn't realize that Japan was getting the premiere today. Good for them :)Avatar ImageLongbottomrocks says: I like the Japanese and all that they have done for the video game world, but why do they always get the good stuff first?Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: More photos can be seen here http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/11093 Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: More Photos here --->> http://harrypotterupdate.multiply.com/photos/album/217/Photos_Successful_Half-Blood_Prince_Premiere_in_Tokyo_Japan Avatar ImageGTHunter says: It has come out is Japan already?? wonder how long it will take for the movie to surface on the net? BTW I hate how long we Americans have to wait to see the movie.Avatar Imagedeadtree says: LOL why is everyone complaining? It's not like it's in wide release in Japan yet or anything; and also, OotP was hella delayed. Japan doesn't always get things first! It look MONTHS for The Dark Knight to get there :\ Avatar ImageSindi says: Awww I'm sooo jealous!!!! I cant wait anymore for July 15!!!!! Its killing me!! I totally agree with you gayle.marie :)Avatar ImageKC Nox says: how could you still be holding out? crazy!

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