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    Source: Sentai press release ©Hiroshi Fukuda/Shogakukan Sentai announced tthat it has acquired the MUSHIBUGYOU (ムシブギョー, 2014-15) OVA collection, based upon the shonen anime series of the same name. Sentai will distribute the three-part OVA to audiences in the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa as well as Latin America. As giant insects lay waste to the land of Edo, the Insect Magistrate Office gathers powerful warriors to defend the populace from the invading threat. A rookie swordsman named Jinbee Tsukishima seeks to atone for past sins by joining their ranks, but he’ll need to prove his worth if he wants to find redemption and curb the insect infestation. Produced by Seven Arcs Pictures (TRINITY SEVEN, MUSHIBUGYOU, VIVID STRIKE!), the MUSHIBUGYOU OVA is directed by Takayuki Hamana (ERIN, LIBRARY WARS, ARTE) with character design

    Celebrate Ultraman Day with SECRETS OF THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN, a Blu-ray collection of select English dubbed ULTRAMAN episodes! Photo courtesy of Mill Creek. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Exclusive Release for Ultraman Day! Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Special Thanks to .W. Starrett The set features the incredible Marvel Comics cover art by Arthur Adams. Photo courtesy of Mill Creek. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Minneapolis, MN (June 16, 2021) Mill Creek Entertainment is excited to announce Secrets of The Rise of Ultraman Collection, a Blu-ray set containing 9 exclusive episodes of the original Ultraman series featuring English dubs, collectible artwork, and a bonus feature from Marvel Comics and Starlight Runner Productions. Ultraman and the Science Patrol will fight for peace against Kemular, Goldon, Seabozu, Skydon, and more! Included in this exclusive Blu-ray release is a 12-page collectible booklet and episode guide. Enjoy 228 minutes of this classic Sci-Fi/Fantasy with the

    Photos courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. © 2021 Legendary. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary Source: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Official Site: GodzillavsKong.com Official Facebook: @GodzillaVsKong Official Instagram: @GodzillaVsKong Official Twitter: @GodzillaVsKong Special Thanks to Lina Morales Today sees the release of GODZILLA VS. KONG on 4K, Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, and DVD. From Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, the film is directed by Adam Wingard (THE GUEST, YOU’RE NEXT) and stars Alexander Skarsgård (THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, TV’s BIG LITTLE LIES) and Millie Bobby Brown (TV’s STRANGER THINGS). ABOUT GODZILLA VS. KONG Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged

    Win Tsuburaya Productions’ ULTRA GALAXY: MEGA MONSTER BATTLE and ULTRAMAN ZERO COLLECTION Blu-ray sets from Mill Creek! Photos courtesy of Mill Creek. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Special Thanks to JW Starrett and Kirsten Van Peursem Mill Creek Entertainment is offering our readers a chance to win their new Blu-ray + Digital set of Tsuburaya Productions’ ULTRA GALAXY: MEGA MONSTER BATTLE and ULTRAMAN ZERO COLLECTION. The ULTRA GALAXY: MEGA MONSTER BATTLE set includes the complete television series ULTRA GALAXY: MEGA MONSTER BATTLE (ウルトラギャラクシー大怪獣バトル, Urutora Gyarakushī Daikaijū Batoru, 2007) and ULTRA GALAXY: MEGA MONSTER BATTLE NEVER ENDING ODYSSEY (ウルトラギャラクシー大怪獣バトル NEVER ENDING ODYSSEY, Urutora Gyarakushī Daikaijū Batoru Nebā Endingu Odessei, 2008) and the 2009 theatrical feature MEGA MONSTER BATTLE ULTRA GALAXY THE MOVIE (大怪獣バトル ウルトラ銀河伝説 THE MOVIE, Daikaijū Batoru Urutora Ginga Densetsu Za Mūbī) on 5 Blu-ray discs with an MSRP of $45.99. The ULTRAMAN

    Source: Sentai press release Official Site: https://escha-chron.jp/ (Japan) © Terminal/Escha Chron Project Sentai announced today that it acquired ESCHA CHRON (エスカクロン, Esukakuron, 2017) , the two-episode original video animation (OVA) produced by Studio Lerche. Sentai will distribute the OVA to audiences in the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America. Escha and Chron are as different as night and day, but together they eke out a life in the colorless world of Terminal, a post-apocalyptic wasteland in the far-flung future. Their monochromatic lifestyle changes, however, when they arrive in the present-day Transit, where color and music abound. There they encounter new sights and sounds unlike anything they’ve seen before, and with each new experience, their home world of Terminal gradually begins to change. The ESCHA CHRON OVA is animated by Studio Lerche (SCHOOL-LIVE!, ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM, GIVEN) and

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. ©Pineapple Movie Limited   Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. ©Pineapple Movie Limited Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the action-packed MMA thriller UNDERCOVER PUNCH & GUN (潛龍狙擊, Qián lóng jūjī, 2019). An undercover cop’s daring plan to infiltrate a notorious drug ring is severely compromised when a rival agency attacks mid-trade and kills the gang’s leader. Their cover blown, both teams are forced to unite and take to the high seas in an attempt to overthrow the ruthless smuggler behind it all.  First-time co-directors Lui Koon Nam and Frankie Tam assembled an exciting cast – including Philip Ng (ENTER THE FAT DRAGON, CHASING THE DRAGON), Van Ness Wu (IP MAN 4, DRAGON BLADE), and Andy On (SPECIAL

    Source: Sentai press release Official Site: http://www.shogakukan.co.jp/pr/anisun/anelog/ (Japan)   ©Shogakukan Inc.2014 Sentai announced today that it acquired the ANE LOG ( 姉ログ ~靄子姉さんの本編を飛び出しても止まらないモノローグ~, Ane Rogu ~ Moya-ko Nēsan no Honpen o Tobidashite mo Tomaranai Monorōgu ~, 2014-15) OVA collection, based upon the comedy manga series of the same name. Sentai will distribute the three-part OVA to audiences in the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa as well as Latin America. Kids say the darndest things, and in Moyako’s opinion, her brother says the strangest things of all! An innocent childhood declaration that he’d one day marry her has convinced Moyako that her brother will grow up to be a total perv, and now she reads the worst into their every interaction. Surely it’s a big sister’s job to rehabilitate her little brother, right? Only

    Source: Arrow Films, MVD Entertainment Special Thanks to Clint Weiler Photo courtesy of Arrow Films. © KADOKAWA WHEN A SEDUCTIVE WOMAN GETS A SPIDER TATTOO... SHE WANTS VENGEANCE ON THOSE WHO MISTREAT HER! Drawn from the pen of one of Japan's foremost writers of the 20th century, Junichiro Tanizaki (A Fool's Love, The Makioka Sisters), IREZUMI (刺青, 1966) is a stylish tale of lust, betrayal and revenge directed by Yasuzo Masumura (GIANTS AND TOYS, BLIND BEAST). Masumura's muse Ayako Wakao (THE BLUE SKY MAIDEN, RED ANGEL) stars as Otsuya, the daughter of a rich merchant, who is tempted by her lover, Shinsuke, a lowly employee of her father's, to elope. During their flight, Otsuya's beauty attracts the gaze of Seikichi, a mysterious master tattooist who sees her pristine white skin as the perfect canvas for his art. The image of the large demonic spider

    Photo courtesy of Toho. ©2019 THE GREAT WAR OF ARCHIMEDES FILM PARTNERS   Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. ©2019 THE GREAT WAR OF ARCHIMEDES FILM PARTNERS Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of THE GREAT WAR OF ARCHIMEDES (アルキメデスの大戦, Archimedes no Taisen, 2019). Directed by award-winning filmmaker Takashi Yamazaki (ALWAYS -SUNSET ON THIRD STREET, THE ETERNAL ZERO, “Godzilla the Ride"), the film is a fictionalized depiction of the behind-the-scenes struggles of building the Yamato, the largest battleship in the world, during WWII. From renowned producer/distributor Toho (GODZILLA; MY HERO ACADEMIA, YOUR NAME), THE GREAT WAR OF ARCHIMEDES stars Suda Masaki (DROWNING LOVE), Emoto Tasuku (AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING), Hamabe Minami (THE PROMISED NEVERLAND), Shofukutei Tsurube (FAMILY OF STRANGERS), and Kobayashi Katsuya (THE

    VINLAND SAGA Available August 31st Source: Section23 Films press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its August slate of releases which includes Sentai Filmworks warrior action series, VINLAND SAGA, available on English dubbed Blu-ray August 31st with a Limited Edition Premium Box Set to be released soon. Product details follow, in order of release... Photo courtesy of Section 23 Films.     MAOYU ~ ARCHENEMY & HERO Published by:    Sentai Filmworks Distributed by:  Section23 Films Run Time:         300 min. Street Date:      8/3/2021 Format:             BD Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles SRP:                $49.98 For 15 years, mankind has fought the dreaded Demon King, but when the heroic warrior known as Hero finally storms the King's Castle, he's shocked to learn that the Demon King is, in fact, a

    Source: Sentai press release Official Site: https://kotobuki-anime.com/ (Japan) ©KOTOBUKI THE MOVIE Film Partners Sentai announced today that it acquired omnibus movie THE MAGNIFICENT KOTOBUKI THE MOVIE (荒野のコトブキ飛行隊 完全版, Koya no Kotobuki Hikotai Kanzenban, 2020), which sends the high-flying aerial action of THE MAGNIFICENT KOTOBUKI to new heights. Sentai will distribute the film to audiences in the Unites States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Central America and South America. In a desolate desert world, air pirates rule the skies. They prey on aerial commerce and hold remote towns for ransom, but the talented pilots of Team KOTOBUKI use their impressive aerial instincts and hard-won skills to defend cities and cargo shipments from these vultures… for the right price, of course. In their existent reciprocating engine aircraft and with ice in their veins, Team KOTOBUKI will take on

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. ©CJ ENM Corp., Hive Media Corp. Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. ©CJ ENM Corp., Hive Media Corp. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of DELIVER US FROM EVIL (다만 악에서 구하소서, Daman Akeseo Goohasoseo, 2020), an action-packed thriller about a government-agent-turned-mercenary forced to re-emerge when he learns a little girl closely connected to him is kidnapped. However, when an infamous gangster learns who has entered the country and is finally within his grasp, he goes on a bloody rampage to thwart the ex-agent’s rescue mission.  Directed by Hong Won Chan (OFFICE), who infused the film with “impressively spectacular shootouts in the streets and a Bourne-level rooftop chase” (The Guardian), DELIVER US FROM EVIL stars Hwang Jung-min (THE WAILING, THE

    Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Special Thanks to JW Starrett Photo courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Mill Creek Entertainment is offering our readers a chance to win their new Blu-ray + Digital set of Tsuburaya Productions’ ULTRAMAN LEO (ウルトラマンレオ Urutoraman Reo, 1974-75). The set contains stunning high definition video for all 51 half-hour episodes with DTS-HD Master Audio of the original Japanese soundtrack with English subtitles. ULTRAMAN LEO is the seventh and final entry in the first wave of the Ultraman Series, premiering in Japan in April 1974. The mighty hero Ultraseven is crippled while defending the Earth from an invasion by the tyrannical Alien Magma. He is rescued by Gen Otori, a young Ultra warrior who had fled to Earth following the destruction of his homeworld, Planet L77 in the Leo constellation. Unable to return to his giant form, the injured Ultraseven resumes

    The final chapter of the [Heaven’s Feel] trilogy arrives on Blu-ray and digital release! Source: Aniplex of America press release Official Site: https://www.fate-sn.com/ (Japan), https://fatestaynightusa.com/ (US) Special Thanks to Aiko Makino Photo courtesy of Aniplex. © TYPE-MOON, ufotable, FSNPC Aniplex of America is thrilled to announce that the action-packed FATE/STAY NIGHT [HEAVEN'S FEEL] III. SPRING SONG will be available subbed and English dubbed in both Limited Edition and Standard Edition Blu-ray on August 17, 2021, as well as on digital starting May 25, 2021 on Apple TV, Google Play*, Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store, and Vudu. Both Blu-ray editions feature the blockbuster film in English and Japanese audio with English and Spanish subtitles and come with trailers and commercials as bonus contents. The Limited Edition Blu-ray is housed in a rigid box illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi (TYPE-MOON) along with a Digipak illustrated by Director Tomonori Sudo

    Source: Sentai press release Official Site: https://vinlandsaga.jp/ (Japan) © Makoto Yukimura / Kodansha / Vinland Saga Production Committee Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive home video distribution rights to critically acclaimed VINLAND SAGA (ヴィンランド・サガ, Vuinrando Saga, 2019) , WIT STUDIO’s Viking-inspired anime epic based on the award-winning manga of the same name. Originally a streaming-only release, Sentai is now readying VINLAND SAGA for home video and targeting a Summer 2021 release. Sentai is planning both collector and standard editions for this highly anticipated series. Raised on tales of the legendary land of Vinland, where warmth and plenty abound, young Thorfinn dreams of leaving behind the cold climate of Iceland and venturing into the great unknown. But when Viking sails appear on the horizon, the young boy is conscripted into a life of violence and brutality at the hands of merciless Viking Askalaad. With nothing

    Photos courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. © 2021 Legendary. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary   Source: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment press release Official Site: GodzillavsKong.com Official Facebook: @GodzillaVsKong Official Instagram: @GodzillaVsKong Official Twitter: @GodzillaVsKong Special Thanks to Lina Morales “A crowd-pleasing, smash-'em-up monster flick and a straight-up action picture par excellence. - Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com THE LONG-AWAITED FACE-OFF: GODZILLA VS. KONG COMES HOME FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT Premium Digital Ownership debuts early on May 21 4K, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD arrive on June 15 Witness a spectacular battle for the ages when GODZILLA VS. KONG arrives for Premium Digital Ownership at home on May 21. From Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, the film is directed by Adam Wingard (THE GUEST, YOU’RE NEXT) and stars Alexander Skarsgård (THE LEGEND OF

    Source: VCI Entertainment, MVD Entertainment Group Special Thanks to Clint Weiler VCI Entertainment and MVD Entertainment are offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win their new THE BASHER BOX Blu-ray set containing new 4k restorations of THE PRODIGAL BOXER and THE AWAKEN PUNCH.  In a 1973 film that bares many similarities to Bruce Lee's debut film THE BIG BOSS, THE AWAKEN PUNCH's Henry Yu Yang plays an altruistic fighter who begins to build a name for himself as he violently cleans up a town from within its more seedier elements. But when he must abide by a promise to his dying father to give up his fighting ways, he will be faced with a new challenge in the arrival of the knife-throwing master Tien Feng (FIST OF FURY) and his gang. With action from the legendary Yuen Woo-Ping (MATRIX, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON)

    Source: Sentai press release Sentai announced today that it acquired the psycho-suspense thriller ALICE IN BORDERLAND (今際の国のアリス, Imawa no Kuni no Arisu, 2014-15) OVA series, based upon the manga series by Haro Aso. Sentai will distribute the three-episode ALICE IN BORDERLAND OVA series to audiences in the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa as well as Latin America. Be careful what you wish for. Antisocial misfit Ryohei Arisu wanted nothing more than to leave his mundane life behind, but a careless wish on a firework transports him to the post-apocalyptic Borderland, a sinister parallel reality where danger lurks around every corner and survival is not guaranteed. To live to fight another day, Ryohei and other unwilling contestants must win a series of deadly games, each more dangerous than the last — but returning home

    Source: Arrow Video US, MVD Entertainment Group Special Thanks to Clint Weiler Photo courtesy of Arrow Films. © KADOKAWA Arrow Video US and MVD Entertainment are offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win their new Blu-ray of Daiei's GIANTS AND TOYS (巨人と玩具, Kyojin to Gangu, 1958), a sharp and snappy corporate satire revolving around the ruthless machinations of a group of admen working in the confectionary industry. As a new recruit to the marketing department of World Caramel, fresh-faced graduate Nishi (Hiroshi Kawaguchi) is eager to impress his ambitious and hard-nosed boss Goda (Black Test Car’s Hideo Takamatsu), even if it strains his relationships with his college friend Yokoyama (Koichi Fujiyama) and budding love interest Masami (Michiko Ono), who work at the rival companies of Giant and Apollo. With World’s lead over its competitors slipping badly, the two spot a chance to get

    Photo courtesy of Arrow Films. © KADOKAWA Source: Arrow Films, MVD Entertainment Special Thanks to Jasper Sharp and Clint Weiler Behind a Mask of Stone, the Fires of Vengeance Burn! Following their incredible GAMERA: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION release last fall, Arrow has announced another deluxe Blu-ray set... THE DAIMAJIN TRILOGY! The box set will be released in the United States and United Kingdom in late July. Photo courtesy of Arrow Films. © KADOKAWA   The Daimajin Trilogy saw Daiei’s Kyoto studios bringing its own iconic movie monster to life in a unique but short-lived series that transplants the Golem legend to Japan’s Warring States period of the late-16th century. In DAIMAJIN (大魔神), directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda (YOKAI MONSTERS, ZATOICHI ON THE ROAD), the young son and daughter of the benevolent feudal lord Hanabusa flee to the mountains when their parents

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