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    Source: Netflix press release Official Site: (Japan), (US)   Photo courtesy of Netflix. ©Uru Okabe/Shogakukan/GLMA shut-in older brother. A high-achieving younger brother. A father who is not respected by his own children.A mother who neglects her own household. This is a broken family, and none of its members know that they are all players in an online game. Starting October 12, an anime adaptation of hit manga Good Night World (グッド・ナイト・ワールド, Guddo Naito Wārudo) will begin streaming only on Netflix, and it features this family seeking salvation as a pseudo-family in that online game. The original manga is written by Uru Okabe and has been published in Ura Sunday and MangaONE by Shogakukan since 2016. The theme songs for GOOD NIGHT WORLD will be performed by Kuzuha and Nornis, members of the popular VTuber group NIJISANJI!   Staff Based

    Photo courtesy of AMCN Entertainment Group. ©︎ Daiki Kobayashi/SQUARE ENIX, Ragna Crimson Project Source: King Records press releaseOfficial Site: (Japan)Special Thanks to Scott Barretto (AMCN Entertainment Group)   Photo courtesy of AMCN Entertainment Group. ©︎ Daiki Kobayashi/SQUARE ENIX, Ragna Crimson ProjectIt was announced that the first episode of RAGNA CRIMSON (ラグナクリムゾン, Raguna Kurimuzon) will be a one-hour special on 9/30/2023. The popular manga turned anime tells the story of an ultimate battle of humans against dragons, the “absolute strongest beings” that conquer the world with its mighty powers. Along with a new key visual and the latest promotion video, the names of actors Junichi Suwabe, Fairouz Ai, Mamiko Noto, and Hiroki Touchi were announced as additional cast members. Ragna Crimson, created by Daiki Kobayashi (serialized on Square Enix’s Monthly Gangan Joker magazine), follows the journey of a boy named Ragna, a young “dragon hunter.” He uses a

    Photo courtesy of Toei Animation. © Mizuki Productions, Toei Animation Source: Toei Animation Co., Ltd. press release, NetflixOfficial Site: (Japan), (US)   Photo courtesy of Toei Animation. © Mizuki Productions, Toei Animation A new anime version of AKUMA KUN (悪魔くん) will be distributed worldwide on Netflix starting Thursday, November 9. The series is the latest adaptation of the popular manga of the same name by Shigeru Mizuki (GeGeGe no Kitarō), which tells the story of a genius boy called “Akuma Kun” who aims to create, with the help of the actual demon Mephisto and his minions, an ideal world where all humanity can live in happiness. Since its debut in 1963, the manga has been revived many times with different protagonists and settings, and been adapted for film and television. A TV anime series that was broadcast in 1989-90 became a huge hit.

    The student filmmakers of the kaiju short film MIDNIGHT THE ERA have started a crowdfunding campaign. Photo courtesy of Studio Mujaku. ©Studio Mujaku Professional voice-over recording for independent animation! Film production combining animation and special effects! Source: Studio MujakuSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra Last December, SciFi Japan ran an exclusive preview of MIDNIGHT THE ERA, an independent kaiju short film that was being created through a combination of  animation and traditional Japanese tokusatsu FX techniques. One notable aspect of MIDNIGHT THE ERA is that it is being produced by Studio Mujaku, a group of 30 university students who have split their time between their school duties and making this movie.  Led by director Hanasuke Okada and producer Kakeru Taiga, the team is striving for "the highest level of perfection" and have decided they need to hire professional voice actors and sound engineers to do the dubbing

    Photo courtesy of Netflix. © Eiichiro Oda © 2023 Netflix, Inc. Source: Netflix Official Site: Netflix has released additional photos from their live action adapatation of ONE PIECE. The 8-episode series premieres worldwide August 31, 2023 at 12:00 am PDT. For more on netflix's ONE PIECE please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan.   Taz Skylar as Sanji, Mackenyu Arata as Roronoa Zoro, Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp. Photo courtesy of Netflix. © Eiichiro Oda © 2023 Netflix, Inc. Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy. Photo courtesy of Netflix. © Eiichiro Oda © 2023 Netflix, Inc. (L to R) Vincent Regan as Vice-Admiral Garp, Morgan Davies as Koby, Aidan Scott as Helmeppo. Photo courtesy of Netflix. © Eiichiro Oda © 2023 Netflix, Inc.

    Collector’s Edition 4K UHD and Standard Edition Blu-ray Disc Available October 17, 2023; Digital Download to Own Available October 3, 2023 Source: Shout! Factory press release, GKIDS Official Site: (Japan) Special Thanks to Sarah J. De Bruin GKIDS, celebrating its 15th anniversary as producer and distributor of award-winning and artist-driven animation from around the world, with home entertainment distribution from Shout! Studios, announced it will issue the critically acclaimed fourth and final installment of the new theatrical “Rebuild” editions of the EVANGELION franchise in an expansive 4K UHD Collector’s Edition Set, Standard Edition Blu-ray; and as a digital download-to-own. To celebrate the acclaimed feature’s home entertainment release, GKIDS will be bringing the feature back to cinemas in select markets this fall.  EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME (シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版𝄇, Shin Evangerion Gekijōban) was released in Japanese theatres in 2021, where it was a critical and box office

    Photo courtesy of Bandai Namco Filmworks. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimoguchi ©ULTRAMAN PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM 2 Source: Bandai Namco Filmworks press release Official Sites: (Japan), (US) Official Twitter:   Bandai Namco Filmworks has released the the 2nd Season of the Netflix ULTRAMAN  (ウルトラマン) anime series in a Japanese Blu-ray BOX Special Limited Edition. Based on the manga series by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi, the series was directed by Kenji Kamiyama, director of the GHOST IN THE SHELL: S.A.C. series, and Shinji Aramaki, director of the APPLESEED series,. Production I.G and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS handled production of the animation, which presented a fusion  between the detailed texture of the Ultraman suit in 3DCG and the dynamic action unique to animation. Season 1 premiered on Netflix in 2019, and quickly became a hit in Japan and abroad. Season 2 followed in 2022, and the

    Photo courtesy of Kadokawa. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee Source: KADOKAWA Corporation Global Anime Business Official Sites: (Japan), (US) Official Twitter: @gamera_rebirth #Gamera Rebirth #gamera_rebirth Special Thanks to Anna Haas and Yuna Kishita KADOKAWA Corporation has provided SciFi Japan with English and Japanese language press notes for GAMERA -Rebirth-  (ガメラ リバース, Gamera Ribāsu), their new anime series based on the long-running daikaiju film franchise. The 6 episode series will be distributed worldwide on Netflix on September 7, 2023. A presentation this past weekend at Comic-Con International in San Diego revealed new details, artwork and a trailer (all included  in this article). Tie-in Japanese language novels and an online manga series have also be announced. For more on GAMERA -Rebirth- , please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan... GAMERA -Rebirth- Official Press Release From

    Midsummer Water Festival “Water Style: Water Dragon Bullet Technique” will run from Saturday, July 22 to Sunday, September 3 at Nijigen no Mori!Source: Pasona Group Inc. press releaseOfficial Website: Thanks to Tsubasa Ozaki Photo courtesy of Pasona Group. ⒸMasashi Kishimoto Scott / Shueisha · TV Tokyo · Pierrot Get soaking wet at "NARUTO&BORUTO Shinobi-Zato"(NARUTO&BORUTO 忍里) in this summer-only event that guarantees fun for the whole family! The Midsummer Water Technique Festival “Water Style: Water Dragon Bullet Technique” (水遁・水龍弾の術!, Mizu 遁 ‧ Mizu Ryūdan no Jutsu!) will run for a limited period only from Saturday, July 22 to Sunday, September 3. During this event, participants will gather in the designated area in front of Hokage Rock and receive a lecture from one of our jonin staff members about the hand seals needed to activate the Water Style: Water Dragon Bullet technique. When the participants successfully perform

    ACADEMY AWARD WINNER HAYAO MIYAZAKI'S FIRST FEATURE IN 10 YEARSSource: GKIDS press release   Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©2023 Studio Ghibli GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of award-winning animation, announced its acquisition of North American distribution rights to THE BOY AND THE HERON, the highly anticipated new film from the legendary Academy Award-winning Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Japan's celebrated animation house, Studio Ghibli. Released in Japan as Kimitachi wa Do Ikiruka (translated as How Do You Live), the film is an original story written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, produced by the Oscar-winning Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki, and features a musical score from Miyazaki's long-time collaborator Joe Hisaishi. The all-rights deal marks a continuation of GKIDS' long-standing relationship with Ghibli. GKIDS will release THE BOY AND THE HERON theatrically in North America later this year. Informally referred to in English-language

    Director Hiroyuki Seshita discusses his new anime series GAMERA -Rebirth- at Anime Expo. Photo by Andrew Nguyen. Author: Andrew Nguyen Introduction: Keith Aiken Source: Kadokawa Official Site: (Japan), (US) Official Twitter: @gamera_rebirth #Gamera Rebirth #gamera_rebirth Special Thanks to Anna Haas and Yuna Kishita   Earlier this month,  Kadokawa invited Andrew Nguyen of SciFi Japan to take part in a round table interview with Hiroyuki Seshita, director of the upcoming anime GAMERA -Rebirth-  (ガメラ リバース, Gamera Ribāsu).   Photo courtesy of Kadokawa. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee   Seshita is a well-known director and supervising director whose credits include KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA: BATTLE FOR PLANET NINE (シドニアの騎士 第九惑星戦役, Shidonia no Kishi Dai-kyuu Wakusei Seneki, 2015), AJIN: DEMI-HUMAN (亜人, Ajin, 2016) and BLAME! (ブラム, Buramu, 2017). He also co-directed the Anigoji Trilogy of GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE

    Source: Section23 Films press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Home video label Sentai Filmworks today announced its October slate of releases. Product details follow, in order of release...   Photo courtesy of Sentai. IMMORAL GUILD Published by:    Sentai FilmworksDistributed by:   Distribution SolutionRun Time:         300 min.Street Date:      10/3/2023 Format:             BDLanguage:        Japanese with English SubtitlesSRP:                 $59.98 Protecting the land from monsters is a noble profession, but Kikuru wants to retire from the Guild and explore other options while he's still young. Before he can ride off into the sunset, however, he'll have to find acceptable replacements to care for the Guild in his absence. Lucky for him, four new recruits just turned in their applications! The catch? They're all young women, and the local monster population has been developing some VERY disturbing new appetites when it comes to female adventurers.

    Photo courtesy of CROOZ Inc. ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©khara / Project Eva. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC. TOEI COMPANY, LTD. Source: CROOZ Inc. press releaseOfficial Website: (Japan) Photo courtesy of CROOZ Inc. ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©khara / Project Eva. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC. TOEI COMPANY, LTD. The Japanese entertainment company CROOZ Inc. has announced the sale of "Shin Japan Heroes Universe" (シン・ジャパン・ヒーローズ・ユニバース, Shin Japan Hīrōzu Yunibāsu) exclusive T-shirts on their fashion shopping site " by CROOZ". Pre-orders of the SJHU brand, a miraculous project that is a collaboration of the four movies SHIN GODZILLA (シン・ゴジラ, Shin Gojira, 2016), EVANGELION: 3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME (シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版𝄇, Shin Evangerion Gekijōban, 2021), SHIN ULTRAMAN (シン・ウルトラマン, Shin Urutoraman, 2022) and SHIN KAMEN RIDER (シン・仮面ライダー, Shin Kamen Raidā, 2023), will begin on Friday, July 7, 2023. The Shin Japan Heroes Universe project was launched in 2021 as a partnership

    Shinnosuke Nohara gets super powers in his first 3DCG film, NEW DIMENSION! CRAYON SHIN-CHAN THE MOVIE. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©Yoshito Usui/New Dimension Crayon Shin-chan Production Committee Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho has provided information and high-res images from their new anime film, NEW DIMENSION! CRAYON SHIN-CHAN THE MOVIE: GREAT PSYCHOKINETIC BATTLE ~ FLYING HAND-ROLLED SUSHI ~ (しん次元!クレヨンしんちゃんTHE MOVIE 超能力大決戦 ~とべとべ手巻き寿司~, Shin Jigen! Kureyon Shinchan THE MOVIE Chō Nōryoku Daikessen ~ Tobetobe Temakizushi ~ ), opening in Japan on April 4th. The movie is the 31st feature film for the popular TV anime and manga series created by Yoshito Usui, and follows the comedic misadventures of Shinnosuke "Shin-chan" Nohara, a mischievous five-year-old who often says inappropriate things and cannot resist pretty ladies, regardless of their age. Shin-chan`s family includes his baby sister Himawari,

    Source: HIDIVE press release Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Anime streaming service HIDIVE, home to some of Japan’s hottest new series,  delighted fans this evening with a bevy of announcements during its highly anticipated Anime Expo Industry Panel. Taking center stage, HIDIVE's panel hosts Star Butler and Jacki Jing (Netflix’s THE CIRCLE) revealed a trio of exciting acquisitions as well as other exciting news, including upcoming English DUBCAST editions. And as a special treat for the audience, HIDIVE’s panel concluded with the U.S. subtitled premiere of LEVEL 1 DEMON LORD AND ONE ROOM HERO, the new comedy-fantasy series from Kadokawa premiering July 3 and streaming exclusively on HIDIVE. Leading the list of acquisitions was the late-breaking announcement that THE DREAMING BOY IS A REALIST, the eagerly awaited new rom-com from Pony Canyon, will be joining HIDIVE’s new Summer Simulcast Season. Based on the popular light novel series written

    Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. © Daisuke Aizawa, KADOKAWA / Shadow Garden Source: HIDIVE press release Official Site: (Japan)Special Thanks to Scott Barretto WHAT:   HIDIVE will simulcast THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW 2nd Season (陰の実力者になりたくて!, Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) in both English sub and dub – day and date with the Japanese TV broadcast. This dual sub and dub simulcast marks a first for HIDIVE, the fast-growing anime streaming service from AMC Network. Based on Daisuke Aizawa’s hilarious isekai light novel series of the same name, the upcoming second season of the critically acclaimed fantasy-action series THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW will premiere this October as part of HIDIVE’s Fall 2023 Simulcast Season.  As part of this simulcast announcement, HIDIVE released the official English subtitled trailer for THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW 2nd Season here.  HIDIVE will be hosting the dual world premiere of THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW 2nd Season this

    Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©Bird Studio/Shueisha ©SAND LAND Production Committee Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: (Japan)   A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©Bird Studio/Shueisha ©SAND LAND Production Committee  Toho has provided information and high-res images from their new anime film, SAND LAND (サンドランド,  Sando Rando). The adaptation of Akira Toriyama's acclaimed manga is scheduled for nationwide release in Japan on August 18th.   IntroductionAkira Toriyama is a legendary manga artist who has created numerous works and characters, including the phenomenally popular manga Dragon Ball (ドラゴンボール, Doragon Bōru) which has sold 260 million copies worldwide, Dr. Slump (Dr. スランプ, Dokutā Suranpu), which has taken the world by storm, and character designs for the popular DRAGON QUEST game series. More than 20 years after it was first published, SAND LAND, a manga that has

    Photo courtesy of Fantasia. © Fantasia Source: Fantasia International Film Festival press releaseSpecial Thanks to Jacob Klemmer The Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating its 27th edition with a large and varied program of screenings, workshops, and launch events running from July 20 through August 9, 2023, taking place at the Concordia Hall Cinema, with additional screens at the Cinémathèque Québécoise and Cinéma du Musée. The festival’s complete lineup will be announced in early July. In the meantime, Fantasia is proud to reveal a selected wave of titles, along with a very special event.    BRIGHT SPOTLIGHTS ON SOUTH KOREAN CINEMA ILLUMINATE FANTASIA’s 27th EDITION   Photo courtesy of Fantasia. © Fantasia Since the selection of Kang Je-gyu’s GINGKO BED at Fantasia’s 1998 edition, the festival has become one of the premiere destinations for South Korean cinema. Over the years, Fantasia’s

    Photo courtesy of KADOKAWA Co. © KADOKAWA Source: KADOKAWA Co. press release   KADOKAWA CORPORATION, the Japanese publisher & anime company, known for hits as Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, The Rising of the Shield Hero, and OVERLORD is excited to announce the details of their Autograph Sessions and guests during Anime Expo 2023, taking place from July 1 to July 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Autograph Sessions: [Bungo Stray Dogs] Kafka Asagiri Saturday, July 1 START 2:00 PM END: 3:30 PMKentia Hall - TABLE NUMBER: AUT-G 7Description: Tickets will be distributed at Gilbert Lindsey Plaza from 8AM - 1PM the day of the autograph session.Session: Guest of Honor   [Bungo Stray Dogs] Kafka Asagiri and Chiaki Kurakane Sunday, July 2  START: 1:00 PM END: 2:30 PMKentia Hall - TABLE NUMBER: AUT-G 7Description: Tickets will be distributed at

    Photo courtesy of Netflix. ©2023 Black Clover the Movie Production Committee ©Yūki Tabata/Shueisha Source: NetflixOfficial Site: (Japan), The popular comic Black Clover, which has been published in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) and has sold over 17 million copies, has been made into a movie for the first time! Entitled BLACK CLOVER: SWORD OF THE WIZARD KING (ブラッククローバー 魔法帝の剣, Burakku Kurōbā: Mahōtei no Ken), the film premiered on Netflix globally on June 16, 2023 (pushed back from March 31). The movie presents an original story not depicted in the comics. The film is supervised by Yūki Tabata, the author of the original manga, and will tell the story of the Wizard King, which was not revealed in the original manga. In a world where magic is everything, Asta, a boy who was born with no magic, aims to become the "Wizard King,"

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