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    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: https://godzilla-movie2023.toho.co.jp (Japan) Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/godzilla231103 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godzilla231103/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@godzilla.toho   Toho has released a new short but incredible teaser for GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) along with video of the film's World Premiere Red Carpet Event.     GODZILLA MINUS ONE will be released in Japan on November 3 and open in North American cinemas on December 1, 2023. For more on information, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan... GODZILLA MINUS ONE Official Press Release, Trailers and Teaser Posters -- Direct From Toho! North American Theatrical Release December 1! GODZILLA MINUS ONE Director Takashi Yamazaki Gets Exhibition in Matsumoto City GODZILLA MINUS ONE Merchandising -- Wave One! Bandai Spirits Announces GODZILLA MINUS ONE Japanese Prize Lottery Tokyo International

      The Godzilla Attack Truck takes the red carpet at the world premiere of GODZILLA MINUS ONE. Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., Ltd.Official Site: https://godzilla-movie2023.toho.co.jp (Japan) Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/godzilla231103 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godzilla231103/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@godzilla.toho The "Godzilla Attack Truck" (ゴジラ襲来トラック, Gojira Shūrai Torakku) made its public debut at today's  GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) World Premiere Red Carpet Event in Tokyo. The truck's official website includes an "attack forecast" for cities the truck will visit to promote the new Godzilla film. In addition, an SNS photo campaign for the "Godzilla Attack Truck" will be held. Those in Japan who post photos on X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram with "#あれがゴジラCP" (#That's Godzilla CP) and "#ゴジラマイナスワン" (#Godzilla Minus One) will be entered into a drawing to win a deluxe prize.   Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD.

    Enjoy a look at the GODZILLA MINUS ONE displays at the Hibiya Chanter in Tokyo, courtesy of photographer Daisuke Ishizuka! TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD.   Photos and Information: Daisuke Ishizuka Earlier this month, SciFii Japan ran Toho's press release about GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) promotions and displays at the Hibiya Chanter shopping, dining and entertainment complex in Tokyo. SFJ reporter Daisuke Ishizuka recently visited Hibiya Chanter and has shared some photos of the Godzilla sights within. The 1st floor display with its Godzilla-1.0 statue. Photo by Daisuke Ishizuka. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo by Daisuke Ishizuka. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo by Daisuke Ishizuka. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo by Daisuke Ishizuka. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo by Daisuke Ishizuka. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo

    Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Promo art for Godzilla Fest 2023. Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Toho's "Godzilla Fest 2023" (ゴジラ・フェス 2023, Gojira Fesu 2023) will be held on on Godzilla Day, Friday, November 3. The event returns to the Hibiya area of Tokyo for the first time in four years, with a day full of Godzilla presentations and activities planned for the Hibiya Step Square as the main venue, plus the Hibiya Godzilla Square in front of the Toho Cinemas, and other nearby locations. The overall host of the event will be freelance announcer Shinsuke Kasai, who will celebrate with fans the start of the 70th anniversary year of the first Godzilla movie, which was released on November 3, 1954. In the decades since, a total of 36 Godzilla feature

    Source: Apple TV+ press releaseOfficial Site: https://tv.apple.com/us/show/monarch-legacy-of-monsters/Special Thanks to Hannah Stamer, Alizee Serena, Evan Seymour and Phil Zimmerman   Today at New York Comic Con, Apple TV+ and the creative team behind MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS unveiled the trailer for the highly anticipated series, and shared a preview of the expansive new series, based on Legendary’s Monsterverse. Starring Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski, MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS” premieres globally with the first two episodes on Friday, November 17 on Apple TV+, followed by one episode every Friday through January 12. MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS executive producers Chris Black and Matt Fraction, executive producer Tory Tunnell, executive producer and director Andy Goddard, casting director Ronna Kress and VFX supervisor Sean Konrad came together for the special conversation and

    North American Premiere Screening to be Held November 17 at Anime NYC 2023 Source: HIDIVE press release Official Site: https://mabotai.jp/ (Japan)Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. ⒸTakahiro, Yohei Takemura/SHUEISHA/Chained Soldier Production Consortium In anticipation of its upcoming Winter 2024 season, HIDIVE announced today that it has acquired the new action dark fantasy TV series CHAINED SOLDIER (魔都精兵のスレイブ, Mato Seihei no Sureibu, 2024). Based on the long-running shōnen manga title of the same name by Takahiro and Yohei Takemura, CHAINED SOLDIER is set to premiere as an exclusive simulcast next January on the popular anime streaming service from AMC Networks. HIDIVE also revealed that it will host the North American premiere of CHAINED SOLDIER with a special screening of the first two episodes on November 17 at Anime NYC in New York City.   “We’re thrilled to host the North American premiere of CHAINED SOLDIER at

    Source: Fathom Events press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/digimon-adventure-02-the-beginning/Special Thanks to Scott Barretto (Publicity Partners) Photo courtesy of Fathom Events. © Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation, Toei This November the DigiDestined are back in theaters with a brand new movie.  Toei Animation and Fathom Events revealed today details for the U.S. theatrical release of DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 THE BEGINNING (デジモンアドベンチャー02 THE BEGINNING, Dejimon Adobenchā 02 THE BEGINNING, 2023) as a two-day event on November 8 & 9. It is present day and the chosen children from DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 have returned with all new adventures — but now they’re 20 year old young adults! Fans are invited to join the fun and can watch the movie in 750 theaters across the United States through Fathom Events. DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 THE BEGINNING will be presented nightly at 7:00 pm local time in both English dub (November 8) and Japanese with English subtitles

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Hibiya Chanter press release Official Site: https://godzilla-movie2023.toho.co.jp (Japan) Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/godzilla231103 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godzilla231103/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@godzilla.toho The Hibiya Chanter is now hosting a GODZILLA MINUS ONE promotional campaign. Photo courtesy of the Hibiya Chanter. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©HIBIYA CHANTER. All rights reserved. The Hibiya Chanter (Address: 1 Chome-2-2 Yurakucho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0006) is a four-level shopping, dining and entertainment complex that includes the Toho Cinemas Chanter and the famed Hibiya Godzilla Square with its Godzilla statue. From Saturday, October 7 - Wednesday, November 15, 2023,  the Chanter is running a promotional campaign to commemorate the release of the new movie GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). A statue of "Godzilla-1.0" is now on display next to the service counter on the 1st floor, while full scale Godzilla handprints, footprints, and claw marks can be seen in the Star Gallery,

      The Godzilla-1.0 statue will be on display at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun hot spring amusement park starting in mid-October. Photo courtesy of Fujita Kanko Inc. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©FUJITA KANKO INC. All Rights Reserved. Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Fujita Kanko Inc. press release Official Site: https://godzilla-movie2023.toho.co.jp (Japan) Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/godzilla231103 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godzilla231103/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@godzilla.toho  As recently reported on SciFi Japan, the Hakone Kowakien Yunessun hot spring amusement park ( Address: 1297 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0407; Manager: Motonobu Matsuyama) will host an extended promotional event with the new movie GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) from Friday, October 20, 2023 until Monday, January 8, 2024. During that time, Yunessun will be transformed into a ``Godzilla-class Yunessun" (ゴジラ級なユネッサン,  Gojira Kyūna Yunessan) where guests can enjoy not only the hot springs but an the entire facility filled with Godzilla decorations and displays, a new Godzilla-inspired bath, original

    GODZILLA MINUS ONE Nishinomiya-Uegahara Campus Version Poster. Photo courtesy of Kwansei Gakuin University TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. © Kwansei Gakuin University. All rights reserved. GODZILLA MINUS ONE Tokyo Marunouchi Campus Version Poster. Photo courtesy of Kwansei Gakuin University. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. © Kwansei Gakuin University. All rights reserved.  Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Kwansei Gakuin University press release Official Site: https://godzilla-movie2023.toho.co.jp (Japan) Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/godzilla231103 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godzilla231103/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@godzilla.toho Godzilla, who will celebrate his 70th anniversary in 2024, and Kwansei Gakuin University, which will celebrate its 135th anniversary, are teaming up for the first collaboration between the King of the Monsters and an university. The two will collaborate on a variety of projects during the university's New Moon Festival 2023 (新月祭2023,  Shingetsusai 2023), including the creation of visuals that reflect the long histories of both Godzilla and Kwansei Gakuin

    Concept art of the Monkey D. Luffy balloon for this year's Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photo courtesy of Toei Animation. ©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, TOEI ANIMATION Iconic Character from Global Hit Anime Series Created by Eiichiro Oda and Produced by Toei Animation to Debut as Featured Character Balloon on Thanksgiving Day Source: Toei Animation Inc. press release Special Thanks to Scott Barretto (Publicity Partners) This Thanksgiving, anime’s favorite pirate Monkey D. Luffy will embark on his newest adventure. However, this time, the beloved captain of the Straw Hats isn’t setting sail across the sea. Instead, he’ll be venturing down the streets of New York City— as part of the 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! On November 23, 2023, Monkey D. Luffy, from the celebrated global anime franchise ONE PIECE, will debut as one of the iconic featured character balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. As the most iconic

      GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK and SHIN GODZILLA round out GODZILLA MINUS ONE director Takashi Yamazaki's four special theatrical screenings of select Godzilla films in Tokyo. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: https://godzilla-movie2023.toho.co.jp (Japan) Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/godzilla231103 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godzilla231103/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@godzilla.toho   Leading up to the release of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan), the film's writer/director/FX director Takashi Yamazaki is hosting four special theatrical screenings of select Godzilla films. GODZILLA MINUS ONE director Takashi Yamazaki. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. The "Takashi Yamazaki Selection Godzilla Screenings in Commemoration of GODZILLA-1.0 Release" (「『ゴジラ-1.0』公開記念 山崎貴セレクション ゴジラ上映会」, "Gojira - 1.0 ” Kōkai Kinen Yamazaki Takashi Serekushon Gojira Jōeikai) series are being held at the Ikebukuro HUMAX Cinemas in Tokyo with a classic movie showing every other week. Yamazaki

      The alien monster Orga attacks Godzilla in GODZILLA 2000, coming to theaters on November 1st. Photo courtesy of Fathom Events. © & TM Toho Co., Ltd Source: Fathom Events press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/Godzilla-2000Special Thanks to Colette Carey © & TM Toho Co., Ltd   Just in time for Godzilla Day 2023, the King of All Monsters reigns again, as Fathom Events and Toho International present a special screening of GODZILLA 2000 (ゴジラ2000 ミレニアム, Gojira Nisen: Mireniamu, 1999)—returning to theaters nationwide on November 1 at 7:00 pm local time. Originally released dubbed in English by TriStar Pictures in the United States in August of 2000, the Fathom screenings will be presented in Japanese language with English subtitles. This will be the first time the original Japanese version of GODZILLA 2000 will be screened in American cinemas. Get ready to crumble!

    Win the Thai monster movie CREEPY CRAWLY on Blu-ray From Well Go USA! Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the horror thriller CREEPY CRAWLY (๑๐๐, The One Hundred, 2022). When travelers arrive in Thailand during the pandemic, they must quarantine for 14 days at a hotel run by a secretive manager and staff. Unusual incidents begin at night, but no one is prepared for the shocking horror of a hundred-legged monster taking over the bodies of guests. Co-written and co-directed by Chalit Krileadmongkon (THE BEAST BELOW) and Pakphum Wongjinda (POSSESSED), CREEPY CRAWLY stars Chanya McClory (SANG KRASUE 2), Pirat Nitipaisalkul [AKA Mike Angelo] (THE MISFITS), and Benjamin Joseph Varney (FRIEND ZONE).

      Photo courtesy of Hamanako Boat Racing Corporation. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©BOAT RACE HAMANAKO All rights reserved. Source: Hamanako Boat Racing press releaseGⅠ Hamanako Prize Official Site: https://g1-hamanako70.jp/ (Japan) Boat Race Hamanako Official X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/hamanakoswacky   GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) will be released in theaters across Japan on November 3. Directed, written, and VFX by Takashi Yamazaki, it is one of the most talked-about films of the year, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the world-famous King of the Monsters and the 30th live-action Godzilla film produced in Japan. It will be released in more than 500 theaters nationwide, the largest number among Toho's films, and will be screened overseas, mainly in North America. The scenes where Godzilla confronts humans at sea  were filmed in places such as the Enshu Sea off the coast of the Tenryu River and within Lake

    Source: KADOKAWA Corporation Global Anime Business, Cinema City press releases Official Sites: https://gamera-rebirth.com (Japan), https://www.netflix.com/title/81087387 (US) Official Twitter: @gamera_rebirth #Gamera Rebirth #gamera_rebirth Photo courtesy of Kadokawa. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee On October 15, the Cinema City theater complex in Tachikawa, Tokyo will host a pair of special screenings for the first episode of GAMERA -Rebirth-  (ガメラ リバース, Gamera Ribāsu). Between the two there will be a live talk show with the anime series' director Hiroyuki Seshita, lead voice actor Hisako Kanemoto (Boco) and sound director Yoshikazu Iwanami. Cinema City is known for their "Extreme Bombastic Screening" where the theater's ultra-high-spec sound system is altered for each screening to create an overwhelming sense of immersion for the audience. For GAMERA -Rebirth-,  Yoshikazu Iwanami will meticulously adjust the audio to maximize the sensation of Kaiju in Cinema City.   ■ GAMERA -Rebirth- Episode 1 Screenings With Talk

    Photo courtesy of Toei Animation. ©BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA, TOEI ANIMATION ©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, TOEI ANIMATION ©Akiyoshi Hongo, TOEI ANIMATION Programming Line-Up Includes Trio of Panels Featuring Multiple Japanese Guests Together with a Multi-Booth Fan Experience Including a Special One Piece Booth Source: Toei Animation Inc. press release Special Thanks to Scott Barretto (Publicity Partners) Legendary anime studio Toei Animation returns to New York Comic Con (“NYCC”) this year to celebrate a trio of its top franchises. For 2023, guests at one of the largest annual pop culture conventions in North America will be treated to a bevy of location-based entertainment experiences spotlighting  Dragon Ball, One Piece and Digimon over four consecutive days. From October 12 – 15, Toei Animation will showcase these three fan-favorite properties with a line-up spanning celebrity panels to multiple exhibition spaces (Booths #2635 & #2821), which will include not only a pop-up shop, life-sized statues,

    Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. Ⓒ2022 Mei Hachimoku, Shogakukan / The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes Film Partners Romantic Fantasy to Open in Theaters Throughout the United States on November 3; World English Dub Premiere & Movie Panel to Take Place at New York Comic Con Source: HIDIVE press release Official Site: tunneltosummer.comSpecial Thanks to Scott Barretto (AMCN Entertainment Group) HIDIVE, AMC Networks’ fast-growing anime streaming service, and IFC Films unveiled today their U.S. theatrical release for the critically acclaimed anime film THE TUNNEL TO SUMMER, THE EXIT OF GOODBYES (夏へのトンネル、さよならの出口, Natsu e no Tonneru, Sayonara no Deguchi, 2022). The highly anticipated romantic fantasy, which is based on the popular light novel and manga series of the same name by Mei Hachimoku, will open in theaters starting Friday, November 3 throughout the United States. THE TUNNEL TO SUMMER, THE EXIT OF GOODBYES recently took top honors

      The Hakone Kowakien Yunessun hot spring amusement park will host a GODZILLA MINUS ONE collaboration starting in mid-October. Photo courtesy of Fujita Kanko Inc. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©FUJITA KANKO INC. All Rights Reserved. Source: Fujita Kanko Inc. press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.yunessun.com/godzilla/ (Japan) The all-weather hot spring amusement park Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ( Address 1297 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0407; Manager: Motonobu Matsuyama) will host a special event with the new movie GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) from Friday, October 20, 2023 until Monday, January 8, 2024. This event is a collaboration between Yunessun, which underwent a major renovation this past July -- the biggest since the spa's opening -- and GODZILLA MINUS ONE, a film commemorating the 70th anniversary of Godzilla. In addition, the Hotel Gracery Shinjuku in Tokyo, which is famous for its landmark ``Godzilla Head'', will also be included in this project, providing a

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the terrifying Korean horror-comedy GANGNAM ZOMBIE (강남좀비, Gangnamjombi, 2023). In the wealthy Gangnam district in the heart of Seoul, mass chaos ensues when previously normal people suddenly begin viciously attacking other citizens, leading an elite former taekwondo athlete to take on one final match against the walking dead. GANGNAM ZOMBIE is directed by LEE Su-seong (MEMORIES, HOUSE WITH A GOOD VIEW) and stars Ji Il-ju (BLADES OF BLOOD), PARK Ji-yeon (DEATH BELL 2: BLOODY CAMP) from the chart-topping girl group T-Ara, and CHO Kyung-hoon (NORTH KOREAN GUYS).  Synopsis:        Soon after previously normal people begin viciously attacking other citizens in Seoul’s wealthy Gangnam

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