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    Photo courtesy of Apple TV+. © 2023 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM & © Legendary MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS to roar onto the CCXP23 Thunder Stage on Sunday, December 3 on the heels of its global premiere, Friday, November 17 on Apple TV+Source: Apple TV+ press releaseOfficial Site: Thanks to Hannah Stamer Apple TV+ today unveiled plans to take the stage for the first time ever at CCXP as it brings its highly anticipated new series MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS, based on Legendary’s Monsterverse, to the largest comic and entertainment convention in the world held in the São Paulo Expo in Brazil. Beginning Thursday, November 30, and ending with a can’t-miss panel conversation and live Q&A on Sunday, December 3, the thunderous lineup of CCXP23 events and experiences for MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS will include unforgettable fan experiences for thousands of attendees.  MONARCH: LEGACY

    WORLDWIDE THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTOR PIECE OF MAGIC ENTERTAINMENT SECURES RIGHTS TO NEWEST TOHO PROPERTY Source: Piece of Magic Entertainment press releaseOfficial Site: (Japan), (Europe)Official Twitter: Instagram: European poster for GODZILLA MINUS ONE. Photo courtesy of Piece of Magic Entertainment. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. European distribution company Piece of Magic Entertainment (POM) has acquired the theatrical rights to GODZILLA MINUS ONE, the next instalment of the Japanese global phenomenon and the 30th Godzilla feature from the iconic TOHO. POM have acquired the rights to the film in 38 territories across Europe, with plans to release theatrically from December 1st, in markets including: France, Italy, Spain, Benelux, the Nordics, and Poland, some in Imax and 4DX. The exciting partnership between POM and esteemed TOHO aligns with the 70th anniversary of Godzilla’s cinematic debut and marks the newest Japanese-made Godzilla film since 2016. GODZILLA MINUS

    Photo courtesy of JR Tokai Agency. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Godzilla Announces It's 5 p.m.?!Source: JR Tokai Agency Co., Ltd. press releaseOfficial Website: Keith Aiken On Monday, JR Tokai Agency Co., Ltd. (Representative: Sumio Atsuji) debuted a special display at JR Nagoya Station to celebrate the release of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). The Nagoya Express Vision digital sign, located in front of the silver clock at the Station's Shinkansen exit, has been transformed into a “Godzilla Vision” (ゴジラビジョン, Gojira Bijon) for one week only. Location Map, courtesy of JR Tokai Agency. A sheet with artwork of Godzilla-1.0 is attached over the Express Vision display and also onto the floor in front of the signy. The huge illustration, measuring approximately 5.5 m in length and 8 m in width (approximately 18 x 26 feet), has such an impact that visitors

      Japan Society NYC presents a special preview screening of GODZILLA MINUS ONE on November 28th. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Tickets On Sale November 9th! Source: Japan Society press releasePreview Screening Page: Japan Society is honored to announce a special public preview screening of Takashi Yamazaki’s GODZILLA MINUS ONE on November 28 at 7:00pm at Japan Society (333 E. 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues). The first Japanese Godzilla movie since 2016 will be presented to eager audiences in NYC at this exclusive screening is in partnership with Toho International, who will release GODZILLA MINUS ONE in theaters across the U.S. on December 1. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Ishiro Honda’s original 1954 GODZILLA film defined a genre and invented a character who would go on to star in nearly 40

    Photo courtesy of Tokyu Recreation Corporation. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Tokyu Recreation Corporation press releaseOfficial Website: Keith Aiken Photo courtesy of Tokyu Recreation Corporation. ©2023 TOKYU RECREATION CO.,LTD. Tokyu Recreation Co., Ltd.'s (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President: Shinzo Kanno)109 Cinemas is a movie theater complex chain with 183 screens in 20 sites across Japan. The company is constantly introducing the latest technology in their theaters; `IMAX, IMAX Laser/GT Technology and ScreenX (Premium Large Format) were all introduced to Japan by 109 Cinemas.  They have also developed the premium pure sound system "SAION", supervised by world-renowned musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, to produce a high-quality sound experience for all their theaters. Tokyu Recreation is also working in a variety of fields related to their theaters, such as the coffee service TAG COFFEE STAN(D) which offers customized lemon squash and oolong tea drinks. By using 

    Source: ComscoreSpecial Thanks to Paul Dergarabedian Comscore has announced the official Global box office estimates for the weekend of November 5, 2023, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services. As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office reporting, Comscore provides the only theater-level reporting in the world. Customers are able to analyze admissions and gross results around the world using Comscore's suite of products. Of particular interest to SciFi Japan readers will be the box office performance of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan), which opened in Japanese cinemas this past Friday, November 3rd. The film had an excellent domestic debut, taking in 1.02 billion yen (10億2000万円) -- including ticket sales from a hugely successful lauch on IMAX -- for one of the best opening weekends for a live-action Japanese film in 2023. Reviews and word-of-mouth have been positive for GODZILLA

    Mock-up of the Kaiju Land room which will soon open at the GRAND CHARIOT Big Dipper 135 luxury villa. Photo courtesy of Nijigen no Mori. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Nijigen No Mori press releaseOfficial Website: Keith Aiken Nijigen No Mori Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture, President and CEO: Hiroshige Sadamatsu) is commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's iconic film GODZILLA (ゴジラ, Gojira, 1954) by bringing monsters that have appeared in past Godzilla movies to the Luxury Villa "GRAND CHARIOT Big Dipper 135°" (GRAND CHARIOT 北斗七星135°, GRAND CHARIOT Hokutoshichisei 135°) in Northern Awaji Island. Overnight reservations have begun for the Godzilla Collaboration Room "Kaiju Land" (ゴジラコラボルーム『怪獣ランド』, Gojira Korabo Rūmu “Kaijū Rando”), which will open on Friday, December 1st. "Kaiju Land" is the latest addition to the Nijigen No Mori theme park's popular attraction, "Godzilla Interception Operation" (ゴジラ迎撃作戦 ~国立ゴジラ淡路島研究センター~, Gojira Geigeki

      Photo courtesy of FamilyMart Co. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., Ltd, FamilyMart Co. Ltd. press releaseEditor: Keith Aiken To commemorate the Japanese theatrical release of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan), FamilyMart Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Kensuke Hosomi) will roll out a total of 10 types of Godzilla cups for their "FAMIMA CAFÉ" blend coffee and cafe latte. The "Godzilla VS FAMIMA CAFÉ" (ゴジラVS FAMIMA CAFÉ) cups will be available in limited quantities at approximately 16,200 FamilyMart stores across Japan, excluding Okinawa Prefecture, starting Tuesday, November 7, 2023.   Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. ■ Famima Exclusive Collaboration Cups Featuring the 70th Anniversary GODZILLA MINUS ONE Design and a Lineup of Past Films Such as KING GHIDORAH and BIOLLANTE! The Godzilla series is a milestone of special effects

    Source: Surreal EntertainmentSpecial Thanks to Larry Pressnell Surreal Entertainment has provided information and photos for their Godzilla Day 2023 items. The products go on sale today; just click the highlighted item names for direct ordering links. More Godzilla items are coming from Surreal Entertainment so look for an update soon on SciFi Japan! Available From Toynk Photo courtesy of Surreal Entertainment. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Godzilla Movie Poster Oversized Fleece Throw Blanket The alpha predator has arrived with this exclusive Godzilla throw blanket. Regarded as the King of the Monsters, the legendary kaiju has risen from the depths of the ocean to unleash chaos... in the form of a cozy blanket! The monstrous design pays homage to the legacy of the Godzilla franchise, featuring a collage of classic Japanese movie posters.  

      Source: Toho Co., LtdOfficial Site: (Japan), (US)Official Twitter: (Japan), (US) Instagram: (Japan), (US) TikTok: Facebook: (US) YouTube: (US) Special Thanks to Jonah Keel   Updated illustrated poster with Fan Event notice. Photo courtesy of 1iota Productions, LLC. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Toho kicks off Godzilla Day 2023 with their second full trailer for GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). The movie hits US theaters nationwide on Friday, December 1st. Check your local theaters for dates and times. Tickets are on sale now at   There will also be special Early Access Fan Event Screenings on Wednesday, November 29th in IMAX and participating premium large format theaters across the country.  The Red Carpet Premiere of GODZILLA MINUS ONE will take place at 8:30 p.m. on Friday,

      Photo courtesy of Four Seeds Corporation. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. The "La" in Pizza-La is the "La" in Godzilla!Source: Four Seeds Corporation press releaseOfficial Site: Keith Aiken On Friday, November 3, 2023 the Japanese delivery and take-out pizza chain “Pizza-La” operated by Four Seas Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Sachiko Asano) will launch a collaboration with Toho's GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) where customers can win merchandise from the movie. Pizza-La will also kick off a gift campaign Thursday, November 9th for Godzilla prizes. ■ A Dream Collaboration with Godzilla! Pizza-La was founded by Hidenori Asano in 1987, an idea born from classic Japanese and American movies.  He had attended a revival screening of the movie E.T. at Waseda Shochiku in Takadanobaba and was struck by an early scene of children eating delivery pizzas. At that time,

      Advertisement showing the front and back of the GODZILLA MINUS ONE popcorn bag and the 30 mini-posters. Photo courtesy of T-Joy. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., Ltd., T-Joy Entertainment Complex press releaseOfficial Site: (Japan), (US)Official Twitter: (Japan), (US) Instagram: (Japan), (US) TikTok: Facebook: (US) YouTube: (US) With GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) opening in Japan this Friday, November 3rd, concession stands at theaters managed (including those jointly managed) by T-Joy will be selling Godzilla-1.0 popcorn bag that comes with a framed mini-poster featuring artwork for one of the 30 Japanese live-action Godzilla movies. The popcorn bag is designed with the GODZILLA MINUS ONE poster art on the front and the logo on the back. The mini-posters will be released in two waves. The first set will be available on the day of

      Photo courtesy of Marui Group. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Marui Group Inc. press releaseOfficial Site: Photo courtesy of Marui Group. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Marui Group Inc. (Headquarters: Nakano-ku, Tokyo; President: Hiroshi Aoi) will begin accepting applications for their new Godzilla design Epos credit cards on Thursday, November 2, 2023 in conjunction with 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). In addition,  limited-time "Godzilla Store OIOI Sub-Branch" pop-up stores will be opened at Marui stores and other locations, and a booth will be set up at the "Godzilla Fest" event to be held on Godzilla's birthday, Friday, November 3 (national holiday).   ■ GODZILLA MINUS ONE Epos Card (「ゴジラー1.0」ゴジラエポスカード, Gojira- 1.0 Gojira Eposu Kādo) Application Start Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 12:00 Noon (JST)Annual Fee: FreePartner Brand:

    Source: Toho Co., LtdOfficial Site: (Japan), (US)Official Twitter: (Japan), (US) Instagram: (Japan), (US) TikTok: Facebook: (US) YouTube: (US) Advertisement showing the Godzilla topper and the cup design. Photo courtesy of Toho. ©TOHO CO., LTD. GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) will open in Japanese cinemas this Friday, November 3rd.  Some theaters screening the film will also have movie-tie in products for sale at their concession stands, including a medium-size GODZILLA MINUS ONE beverage cup topped with a figure of Godzilla-1.0 roaring as he rises from the sea. Quantities are limited so get yours while you can!   ■ GODZILLA MINUS ONE Godzilla Figure Drink (ゴジラ-1.0 ゴジラフィギュアドリンク, Gojira Mainasu Wan Gojira Figyua Dorinku) Medium-Size Cup With Beverage and Plastic Godzilla-1.0 Figure TopperSuggested Retail Price:  ¥1,800 (Approximately $11.90 US, Tax Included) GODZILLA MINUS ONE, the latest

      Photo courtesy of Youtooz. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.   Source:  Youtooz Special Thanks to Aylin Senem Piskin and Austin Long The collectibles company Yootooz is releasing a new Godzilla Mug, Mothra Plush and Classic Godzilla Plush in celebration of Godzilla Day 2023. These items will be available to order on November 3rd from and retailers (including Amazon, BigBadToyStore, and Entertainment Earth) in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Photo courtesy of Youtooz. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo courtesy of Youtooz. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ■ Godzilla Mug Now you may not run off nuclear energy but we all know the best way to start the day is to get powered up with a good cup of coffee! And what better way to do that than by sipping it

      Photo courtesy of 1iota Productions, LLC. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., LtdOfficial Site: (Japan), (US)Official Twitter: (Japan), (US) Instagram: (Japan), (US) TikTok: Facebook: (US) YouTube: (US) Special Thanks to Jonah Keel Toho has provided an update for the American 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). Read on for details and a look at two US proster designs...   GODZILLA MINUS ONE, written and directed by Takashi Yamazki,  sees an already devastated postwar Japan facing a new threat in the form of Godzilla.  The film stars Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando, and Kuranosuke Sasaki, with music by Naoki Sato. GODZILLA MINUS ONE hits US theaters on Friday, December 1st nationwide. Advance tickets will go on sale on "Godzilla Day" --

      Photo courtesy of Citizen Watch Co. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Citizen Watch Co. Ltd. press releaseEditor: Keith Aiken Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nishi-Tokyo, Tokyo / President: Toshihiko Sato, hereinafter referred to as Citizen) has announced that they are now taking advance orders for a new limited edition model of the Citizen Promaster, their high performance professional sports watch. The “Photovoltaic Eco Drive*1 Professional Diver 300m” (光発電エコ・ドライブ※1 プロフェッショナルダイバー300m, Hikari Hatsuden Eko Doraibu ※ 1 Purofesshonaru Daibā 300 Mētoru) is a collaboration with Godzilla, Japan's world-famous monster, who is celebrating his 70th anniversary in 2024. The Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Professional Diver 300m Godzilla Collaboration Model (『シチズン プロマスター』エコ・ドライブ プロフェッショナルダイバー300m ゴジラコラボレーションモデル, "Shichizun Puromasutā” Eko Doraibu Purofesshonaru Daibā 300 Mētoru Gojira Koraborēshon Moderu) will be released on January 25, 2024 . The base of this limited edition is the popular Promaster model that has been sold worldwide as

      Photo courtesy of Central Nippon Exis Co. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Central Nippon Exis Co., Ltd. press releaseOfficial Site: Photo courtesy of Central Nippon Exis Co. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Central Nippon Exis Co., Ltd. Enshu Branch (Hamamatsu City, Branch Manager Keiji Kawarazaki) has launched a special event to celebrate 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). The GODZILLA MINUS ONE Release Commemoration Special Project: Filming Location Tour! (『ゴジラ-1.0』公開記念 特別企画 ロケ地周遊作戦!, Gojira-1.0 Kōkai Kinen Tokubetsu Kikaku Roke-chi Shūyū Sakusen!) will run through January 2024 at EXPASA Hamanako (Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture) on the E1 Tomei Expressway. Hamamatsu City, where the EXPASA Hamanako shopping and dining area is located, was one of the filming locations for the movie, and this event will allow Godzilla fans and non-fans alike to enjoy first-hand sites seen in

      Photo courtesy of Central Park. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Central Park Co. press releaseOfficial Site: (Japan)   Photo courtesy of Central Park. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Located in Nagoya near the base of the Nagoya TV Tower, Central Park is a seimi-underground complex with shopping, ining and entertainment venues.  Starting this coming Thursday,  November 2, Central Park is hosting "Godzilla Street" (ゴジラストリート, Gojira Sutorīto) as a promotional tie-in for 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). The event will feature interactive photo projects to give fans a "Godzilla Experience" that is not to be missed.   ■ "Godzilla Street" Outline Period: Thursday, November 2 - Sunday, November 19, 2023Venue: Central Park Address: 3-15-13 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 460-0003, JapanBusiness Hours: Weekdays 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Restaurants Open Until

      Photo courtesy of Japan Airport Building Co. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. ©Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd. Source: Japan Airport Building Co. (Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd.) press release Japan Airport Building Co., Ltd. will hold “Haneda VS Godzilla ~Godzilla Attacks Haneda~” (ハネダVSゴジラ~ハネダにゴジラ襲来~,  Haneda VS Gojira ~Haneda ni Gojira Shūrai~) at Haneda Airport Terminals 1 and 2 in Tokyo from Wednesday, November 1 to Thursday, November 30, 2023. This crossover event will commemorate the 70th anniversary  of the establishment of Japan Airport Building and the theatrical release of Godzilla's 70th anniversary 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, measuring approximately 2 meters in height, will be on display; a photo spot with panels commemorating the release of GODZILLA MINUS ONE will be set up; and a meet and greet event will be held where visitors can take pictures with

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