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    Source: Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Official Site: GodzillavsKong.com Official Facebook: @GodzillaVsKong Official Instagram: @GodzillaVsKong Official Twitter: @GodzillaVsKong Special Thanks to Liza Nedelman Warner Bros. Pictures has provided SciFi Japan with their new poster for GODZILLA VS KONG. About GODZILLA VS KONG On March 31, 2021 from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes the long-awaited face-off between two icons in the epic adventure GODZILLA VS KONG, starring Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, with Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir, under the direction of Adam Wingard, from a screenplay by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, story by Terry Rossio and Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields, based on the character “Godzilla” owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD. Legends collide in GODZILLA VS KONG as these mythic adversaries

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: tohostage.com/spirited_away Special Thanks to Sarah Allen Toho Co., Ltd. is delighted to announce the world premiere of a new theatrical production based on Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-winning film SPIRITED AWAY (千と千尋の神隠し, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi). This production will be the first ever stage adaptation of the 2001 animated masterpiece by Hayao Miyazaki which became a massive box office hit in Japan and earned worldwide acclaim including Academy Award for Best Animated Feature of 2002. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning director and Honorary Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, John Caird (Les Misérables, Nicholas Nickleby, Daddy Long Legs), who has been an admirer of the film for years will write and direct the stage adaptation Chihiro, the heroine of the story, is a 10-year-old girl moving with her parents to their new

    Source: Warner Bros. Pictures Official Site: GodzillavsKong.com Official Facebook: @GodzillaVsKong Official Instagram: @GodzillaVsKong Official Twitter: @GodzillaVsKong Special Thanks to Liza Nedelman Warner Bros. Pictures has provided SciFi Japan with two recent TV spots for GODZILLA VS KONG. About GODZILLA VS KONG On March 31, 2021 from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes the long-awaited face-off between two icons in the epic adventure GODZILLA VS KONG, starring Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, with Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir, under the direction of Adam Wingard, from a screenplay by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, story by Terry Rossio and Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields, based on the character “Godzilla” owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD.

    Source: Netflix Japan Official Site: godzilla-sp.jp (Japan), Godzilla Singular Point | Netflix (US) Official Twitter: twitter.com/GODZILLA_SP (Japan) Special Thanks to Shigeko Watanabe A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Netflix Japan has provided SciFi Japan with US and Japanese teaser trailers for the Netflix original anime series GODZILLA SINGULAR POINT (ゴジラ S.P <シンギュラポイント>, Gojira S.P < Shingyura Pointo >). The series will premiere in Japan on Netflix Thursday, March 25 and on Tokyo MX, KBS, BS11 and SUN on Thursday April 1. Note: Article updated to correct release date information. About Netflix Netflix is the world`s leading streaming entertainment service with 193 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on

    Source: Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Official Site: GodzillavsKong.com Official Facebook: @GodzillaVsKong Official Instagram: @GodzillaVsKong Official Twitter: @GodzillaVsKong Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures’ GODZILLA VS KONG (Title: 哥斯拉vs金剛, Gēsīlā vs Jīngāng) will open in Taiwan on March 24, 2021. Warner Bros. Pictures has released 4 new TV spots for the film. About GODZILLA VS KONG Legends collide in GODZILLA VS KONG as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. 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

    Source: Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Official Site: GodzillavsKong.com Official Facebook: @GodzillaVsKong Official Instagram: @GodzillaVsKong Official Twitter: @GodzillaVsKong Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures’ GODZILLA VS KONG will open in Taiwan on March 24, 2021, ahead of the film`s release in the United States or Japan. The movie`s title for that country, 哥斯拉vs金剛 (Gēsīlā vs Jīngāng) translates as GODZILLA VS KING KONG. About GODZILLA VS KONG Legends collide in GODZILLA VS KONG as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. 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

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: godzilla.com Toho has launched a new Godzilla channel on YouTube to celebrate the King of the Monsters and its nearly seven decades of entertainment with the world. It’s just starting out, but expect to see a number of classic and exclusive content coming soon! Be sure to subscribe! Visit the Godzilla channel on YouTube at youtube.com/c/GodzillaToho. About Toho International Inc. Toho International Inc (Toho Int.)., is the U.S. established incorporated company, and is the subsidiary of Toho Co., Ltd. that manages and commercializes Toho’s intellectual property portfolio through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across multitudes of categories, from toys, apparels, food & beverages, app games, and VR games. Toho Int. comprises two main lines of business;

    Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Toho-Towa Co., Ltd. Official Movie Site: monsterhunter.movie (US), monsterhunter-movie.jp (Japan) Sony Pictures’ MONSTER HUNTER is now playing in theaters worldwide. The fantasy action movie is written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (RESIDENT EVIL film series) and based on the global video game series phenomenon MONSTER HUNTER (モンスターハンター, Monsutā Hantā) by Capcom. Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower.

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Pony Canyon Official Site: confidenceman-movie.com (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE This sequel isn’t a “scam”! Toho Co., Ltd. and Pony Canyon have provided SciFi Japan with press notes and high-res photos from THE CONFIDENCE MAN JP -EPISODE OF THE PRINCESS- (コンフィデンスマンJP プリンセス編, Konfidensuman JP Purinsesu-hen). The movie was originally scheduled to open in Japan on May 1, 2020 but was delayed to July 23 due to the pandemic. It is now being offered for international distribution by Pony Canyon. -EPISODE OF THE PRINCESS- is the second feature film based on Fuji TV series THE CONFIDENCE MAN JP (2018). The first, THE CONFIDENCE MAN JP – THE MOVIE (コンフィデンスマンJP the movie, Konfidensuman JP the movie), premiered in May 2019 and was an instant box office hit. Even before “Confidence Fever” has a chance to cool down,

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Pony Canyon Official Site: the-promised-neverland-movie.jp (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Over 25 million copies sold worldwide! An extraordinarily suspenseful prison break story! The "forbidden" live-action film adaptation will come to the big screen! Toho Co., Ltd. and Pony Canyon have provided SciFi Japan with press notes and high-res photos from THE PROMISED NEVERLAND (約束のネバーランド, Yakusoku no Nebārando). The film, an extraordinarily suspenseful prison break story, is a live action adaptation of the manga of the same name by writer Kaiu Shirai and artist Posuka Demizu that has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since August 2016. An anime television series adaptation ran from January to March 2019,with a second season set to premiere in January 2021. “Children being happily raised in an orphanage were actually being reared as food to be offered to demons.” This work with

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: furifura-movie-animation.jp (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and high-res images from the anime feature film LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT (アニメーション映画『思い、思われ、ふり、ふられ』, Animēshon Eiga Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare). This feature film sequel to STROBE EDGE (ストロボ・エッジ, Sutorobo Ejji) and BLUE SPRING RIDE (アオハライド, Aoharaido, 2014) completes the animation adaptations of Io Sakisaka's same-named girls' comic trilogy. LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT is produced by A-1 Pictures of SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE – ORDINAL SCALE – (劇場版 ソードアート・オンライン -オーディナル・スケール-, Gekijō-ban Sōdoāto Onrain -Odinaru sukēru-, 2017) fame. Originally scheduled for May 29, 2020, the Japanese theatrical release of LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT was rescheduled to September 18 due to the pandemic. A live-action film adaptation was released by Toho on August 18. STORY Yuna, a

    Consumer-Focused Initiative Combines Traditional Theatrical Release Windows Worldwide With Exclusive Concurrent One Month Streaming Access Period Domestically On HBO Max Source: Warner Bros. Pictures press release Today, the Warner Bros. Pictures Group announced that it has committed to releasing its 2021 film slate via a unique, consumer-focused distribution model in which Warner Bros. will continue to exhibit the films theatrically worldwide, while adding an exclusive one month access period on the HBO Max streaming platform in the U.S. concurrent with the film’s domestic release. The hybrid model was created as a strategic response to the impact of the ongoing global pandemic, particularly in the U.S. Following the one month HBO Max access period domestically, each film will leave the platform and continue theatrically in the U.S. and international territories, with all customary distribution windows applying to the title. All films will be available

    Source: Strangely Compelling Multimedia press release Official Site: mirai-no-mirai.jp (Japan), MiraiMovie.com (US) ​Studio Chizu is proud to announce, f​rom Academy Award-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda (SUMMER WARS,​ ​WOLF CHILDREN)​ , ​in partnership with North American distributor ​GKIDS, a​ nd anime convention A​ nime NYC​, a Press Play Twitter Watch Party in celebration of MIRAI’s (未来のミライ, Mirai no Mirai, 2018) Anniversary Film release.​ Fans are invited to join the celebratory Watch Party with their p​hysical ​and ​digital c​opies of MIRAI on November 20th, 2020 at 5:00pm PST. Join the Happy Hour an hour early at 4:00pm PST to join Academy Award nominee Yuichiro Saito, Studio Chizu co-founder and producer of MIRAI, as he interacts with the fans answering some questions plus share some special moments. Now streaming on Netflix, MIRAI is also available for purchase as B​ lu-ray, DVD

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: tsuminokoe.jp (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Shun Oguri x Gen Hoshino… an unsolved case that shook Japan. Toho and Tokyo Broadcasting System have provided press notes and photos for their new crime thriller THE VOICE OF SIN (罪の声, Tsumi no Koe). The movie brings together two of Japan’s top actors — Shun Oguri (BOYS OVER FLOWERS series, SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO, MUSEUM, GINTAMA series) and Gen Hoshino (WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL?, MIRAI, SAMURAI SHIFTERS) — for the first time, and is based on the 2016 best-selling novel of the same name by Takeshi Shiota. The film is directed by Nobuhiro Doi (BE WITH YOU, THE WINGS OF THE KIRIN) from a screenplay by Akiko Nogi (LIBRARY WARS series, I AM A HERO). THE VOICE OF SIN opens in Japanese cinemas

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: doraemon-3d.com (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and high-res images from STAND BY ME DORAEMON 2 (STAND BY ME ドラえもん 2), the upcoming sequel to the smash hit 2014 film STAND BY ME DORAEMON. Celebrating Doraemon 50th anniversary, this 3DCG anime movie recreates story from the 2000 short film DORAEMON: A GRANDMOTHER’S RECOLLECTIONS (おばあちゃんの思い出, Doraemon: Obāchan no Omoide). STAND BY ME DORAEMON co-directors Takashi Yamazaki (ALWAYS- SUNSET ON THIRD STREET trilogy, SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO, LUPIN III: THE FIRST) and Ryuichi Yagi (BIOHAZARD Ø, FRIENDS: NAKI ON MONSTER ISLAND) return to helm the film. STAND BY ME DORAEMON 2 was originally scheduled for a Japanese theatrical release this past August 8th. That date was given to the traditionally animated feature DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA’S NEW

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: godzilla-sp.jp (Japan), Godzilla Singular Point | Netflix (US) Official Twitter: twitter.com/GODZILLA_SP (Japan) Special Thanks to Jennifer Cruz Netflix announces an all new original anime series GODZILLA SINGULAR POINT (ゴジラ S.P <シンギュラポイント>, Gojira S.P < Shingyura Pointo >) featuring a brand new cast and original story set to premiere globally on Netflix in 2021. ● Following the success of Godzilla anime films, GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS (GODZILLA 怪獣惑星, Gojira Kaijū Wakusei, 2017), GODZILLA: CITY ON THE EDGE OF BATTLE (GODZILLA 決戦機動増殖都市, Gojira Kessen Kidō Zōshoku Toshi, 2018), and GODZILLA: THE PLANET EATER (GODZILLA 星を喰う者, Gojira Hoshi wo Kuu Mono, 2018) comes an all new original anime series from director Atsushi Takahashi (DORAEMON THE MOVIE 2017: GREAT ADVENTURE IN THE ANTARCTIC KACHI KOCHI).

    Source: GKIDS Inc. press release Official Site: lupin-3rd-movie.com (Japan), gkids.com/films/lupin-the-3rd-the-first (US) GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features, brings LUPIN III: THE FIRST (ルパン三世 THE FIRST, Rupan Sansei THE FIRST) to U.S. cinemas in October. The movie is based on the manga by Monkey Punch ans is directed by Takashi Yamazaki, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the ALWAYS- SUNSET ON THIRD STREET trilogy, SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO (SPACE BATTLESHIP ヤマト, Uchu Senkan Yamato, 2010) and THE ETERNAL ZERO (永遠の0, Eien no Zero, 2013). The iconic “gentleman thief” Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich. The gang undertakes trap-filled tombs, aerial escapades and daring

    Source: Avery Guerra Official Site: mahoningdit.com The Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Lehighton, PA is sure to delight monster and sci-fi movies fans with great events this July and August. First up is SCHLOCK-O-RAMA IV, a 10 film event the kicks off Friday, July 24 and features such greats as KING KONG VS GODZILLA, VALLEY OF GWANGI, FORBIDDEN PLANET, WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS and BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS. Then on Tuesday, August 4, the Toho classic DESTROY ALL MONSTERS will be screened in 35mm. Read on for details... The Mahoning Drive-In Theater 635 Seneca RoadLehighton, PA 18235 SCHLOCK-O-RAMA IV General Ticket (Per Person) $10.00 Friday 7/24: BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS Q VALLEY OF GWANGI MONSTROID Saturday 7/25: KING KONG VS .GODZILLA WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN THE GIANT GILA MONSTER Sunday 7/26: FORBIDDEN PLANET HOUSE ON HAUNTED

    Author: Benjamin Chaffins Shizuo Nakajima is a filmmaker who worked as a production assistant for Toho on movies such as GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (?????????, Gojira Tai Mekagojira, 1974) and TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (????????, Mekagojira no Gyakush?, 1975). In the early 1980s, he and some of his colleagues thought it would be fun to make their own kaiju fan films, and produced a handful of shorts featuring Godzilla and other monsters. Nakajima and his team created the monster suits, props and miniature sets themselves, using materials they had purchased from Toho. These shorts laid the groundwork for LEGENDARY GIANT BEAST WOLFMAN VS. GODZILLA (???????????, Densetsu no Kyoj? Okami Otoko Tai Gojira), a feature length independent production directed by Nakajima. The film would be a tribute to two of Nakajima`s inspirations -- the 1960s Toho classics co-directed by FX legend Eiji Tsuburaya, and the horror

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd., TMS Entertainment Official Site: conan-movie.jp (Japan) Toho and TMS Entertainment have rescheduled the Japanese theatrical release of the anime film, DETECTIVE CONAN: THE SCARLET BULLET (????????????, Meitantei Konan Hiiro no Dangan), for April 2021. The 24th installment in the blockbuster series based on the Detective Conan manga by Gosho Aoyama was intended for a nationwide release this past April 17th, but was pulled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see SciFi Japan`s earlier DETECTIVE CONAN: THE SCARLET BULLET coverage for plot details and a high res image gallery for the film. About Toho Company. Ltd. Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-eight Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in

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