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    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: sumaho-otoshita.jp (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE In November 2018, Toho Co., Ltd. released the thriller STOLEN IDENTITY (?????????????, Sumaho o Otoshita Dakenanoni). The movie, based on the acclaimed mystery novel He Just Dropped His Smartphone, written by Akira Shiga, was a hit that ended up earning 1.9 billion yen at the box office so the studio made the safe bet with STOLEN IDENTITY 2 (????????????? ???????, Sumaho o Otoshita Dake Nanoni Toraware no Satsujinki), a sequel adapted from the second book in the series, which traces the outcome of a new crime several months after the events of the first story. In the first movie, a man loses his smartphone, It is found by a serial killer, who hacks the phone and then begins stalking the man`s girlfriend. Depicting an ever-present danger that could befall anyone

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Translation: Benjamin Chaffins Official Site: conan-movie.jp (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho has provided information and high-res images from their new anime film, DETECTIVE CONAN: THE SCARLET BULLET (????????????, Meitantei Konan Hiiro no Dangan). The 24th installment in the blockbuster series based on the Detective Conan manga by Gosho Aoyama was scheduled for nationwide release in Japan on April 17th, but is now listed as “coming soon” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The previous movie in the series, DETECTIVE CONAN: THE FIST OF BLUE SAPPHIRE (?????? ????????????????, Meitantei Konan Konj? no Ken (Konji ~Youno Fisuto), recorded the highest box office revenue of the franchise so far, earning 9.37 billion yen in Japan. It was also the seventh consecutive Detective Conan movie to top its predecessor in ticket sales. Directing DETECTIVE CONAN: THE SCARLET BULLET is Tomoka Nagaoka, who

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Nippon TV Official Site: okusama-movie.jp (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The mighty wife returns! Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and high-res photos from their upcoming action drama, CAUTION, HAZARDOUS WIFE: THE MOVIE (??????????, Okusama wa, Tori Atsukai Ch?i). The Japanese version of the Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie movie MR. & MRS. SMITH, the film is a continuation of the hit television series CAUTION, HAZARDOUS WIFE, which debuted in October 2017 and hit a peak 25.6% rating share during its broadcast run on Nippon TV. The movie is directed by Toya Sato, the filmmaker behind the blockbuster KAIJI series (2010-20) and GATCHAMAN (??????, 2013). CAUTION, HAZARDOUS WIFE: THE MOVIE was originally scheduled to open in Japanese cinemas on June 5, but is now listed as "coming soon" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Source: GKIDS Inc. press release Official Site: promare-movie.com (Japan), PromareMovie.com (US) #Promare GKIDS is hosting a watch party today for the anime feature film PROMARE (????, Puromea, 2019)... About GKIDS GKIDS is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding nine Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations -- including THE SECRET OF KELLS, A CAT IN PARIS, THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA and BOY AND THE WORLD. GKIDS also handles North American theatrical distribution for Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki`s famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world`s most coveted animation collections with titles SPIRITED AWAY, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, PRINCESS MONONOKE and others. GKIDS founder and CEO Eric Beckman is also co-founder of New York International Children’s Film Festival, an Oscar-qualifying event and North America’s largest film festival

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    ???????????????????????? Animation eiga Omoi omoware furi furare Release Date May 29, 2020 Running Time TBD Genre Animation Color Color Screening Format - [ Directed by ] KUROYANAGI Toshimasa [ Produced by ] [ Cast ] SHIMAZAKI Nobunaga SAITO Soma HAN Megumi SUZUKI Marika [ Staff ] SAKISAKA Io ?? Original Story YOSHIDA Erika ?? Screenplay NOMI Yuji ?? Music [ Production Company ] [ Distributor (Japan) ] TOHO [ Story ] Yuna, a wide-eyed dreamer who is nervous about romance, Akari, who, typical of the modern generation, approaches romance realistically, Rio, who is Akari`syounger brother and is popular with girls, and Kazuomi, a "good guy" who is Yuna`schildhood friend, are all classmates at the same high school. Yuna, who is in love with a handsome prince in a picture book, meets Rio, who is the spitting image of the prince, and falls in love with him. However, unbeknown to the

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: yayoi-movie.jp (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and high-res photos from their new romance film, ALL ABOUT MARCH (????? -????????-, Yayoi, Sangatsu: Kimi o Ai Shita Sanjunen). Kazuhiko Yukawa, director of A LOVING HUSBAND (?????, Koisaika Miyamoto, 2017) and screenwriter for the popular television dramas I`M MITA, YOUR HOUSEKEEPER (??????, Kaseifu no Mita, 2011), OVERPROTECTED KAHOKO (???????, Kahogo no Kahoko, 2017) and OUR DEAREST SAKURA (??????, Doki no Sakura, 2019), makes the month of March the focus of this love story spanning 30 years in the lives of a man and woman bound by fate. Haru (CAFE FUNICULI FUNICULA) and Ryo Narita (THE ANTIQUE, STOLEN IDENTITY, TALKING THE PICTURES) portray the star-crossed lovers. ALL ABOUT MARCH is scheduled to open in Japanese cinemas this Friday. STORY March

    Author: Benjamin Chaffins A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The 7 Japanese Academy Award-winning film SHIN GODZILLA (??????, Shin Gojira) continues to be hailed by critics in both east and west after its release in 2016. The film received awards such as Best Art Direction, Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Lighting, Best Film, Best Director and Best Picture. While some continue to have issues with this film, it’s important to look further into the production aspects. Who better to talk about the film than someone who was there during production? Yoko Higuchi [no relation to director Shinji Higuchi] is an up-and-coming American filmmaker residing in New York who became a Production Assistant for SHIN GODZILLA. Yoko’s adventure all started when he wrote an email letter to Toho after hearing about the then up-and-coming film back in 2015. His letter to Toho implied that

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: doraeiga.com/2020 (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho Co., Ltd. has provided information and high-res images from DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA`S NEW DINOSAUR (??????? ???????, Eiga Doraemon Nobita no Shin Ky?ry?), the 50th anniversary anime feature film based on the manga created by Fujiko Fujio (Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko). The fortieth entry in the series reunites the creative team of screenwriter Genki Kawamura and director Kazuaki Imai from DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA’S TREASURE ISLAND (??????? ??????, Eiga Doraemon Nobita no Takarajima, 2018), which earned the highest Japanese box office receipts in the series to date. NOBITA`S NEW DINOSAUR is an original story Featuring the adorable twin dinosaurs Kyu and Myu, bringing back the "dinosaur" theme from the 1st and 26th films in the series. Both Nobita and Doraemon mature through their new adventures with these dinosaurs.

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    GKIDS and Fathom Events Continue Partnership to Bring New Animated Feature Film From STUDIO4°C to Big Screens Nationwide Source: GKIDS Inc., Fathom Events, Scoop Marketing press release Official Site: kaijunokodomo.com (Japan), ChildrenOfTheSeaMovie.com (US) Special Thanks to Jessica Nelson, Katherine Schwappach, Erik Stein and Lucy Rubin GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events have announced that the latest feature from Japan’s STUDIO4°C (known for TEKKONKINKREET, MFKZ, MIND GAME, ANIMATRIX, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT and others), CHILDREN OF THE SEA (?????, Kaiju no Kodomo, 2019) is coming to select U.S. cinemas this spring. Directed by Ayumu Watanabe (SPACE BROTHERS), featuring a score by award-winning composer and longtime Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi (SPIRITED AWAY, HOWL`S MOVING CASTLE, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO). The gorgeously-animated CHILDREN OF THE SEA is adapted from Daisuke Igarashi’s manga of the same name, which won the Excellence

    Source: Crunchyroll Special Thanks to Amanda Geraldo Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime brand, has announced the winners from the fourth annual Anime Awards, a celebration of the best and brightest in Japanese animation from last year. Anime’s popularity has continued to soar over the last year with the industry valued at more than $10 billion. Fans also have more ways to enjoy anime than ever before, through streaming, fan events, theatrical screenings, celebrity and athlete endorsements, and video games, just to name a few. This year, over 11 million global votes were cast across 18 categories from fans celebrating their favorite characters, series, and creators, eclipsing the 5 million votes cast in 2019. The top five countries that voted this year were the United States, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Winners of the Anime Awards were announced during a live event at the Crunchyroll

    Source: Hollywood Theatre Special Thanks to Michael Calhoun The Grindhouse Film Festival presents a rare 35mm print of the Kaiju classic KING KONG VS GODZILLA (American version, 1963) at the Hollywood Theatre, showing February 25 at 7:30PM! Godzilla breaks free from an iceberg and heads straight to Tokyo to start tearing the city apart. Meanwhile, a pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan. It`s only a matter of time before he breaks free, and we see a colossal collision between the two mightiest monsters of all time!!! Directed by the great Ishiro Honda. 35mm Kaiju trailers will be screened before the movie. Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30PM General Admission: $9.00 Senior/Student/Child: $7.00 Hollywood Theatre 4122 NE Sandy Blvd Portland Oregon 97212 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 503-281-4215

    The New Feature Film from Cult Favorite Director Comes to U.S. Cinemas on February 19 Source: GKIDS Inc., Fathom Events, Scoop Marketing press release Official Site: kimi-nami.com (Japan), RideYourWaveMovie.com (US) Special Thanks to Jessica Nelson, Katherine Schwappach, Erik Stein and Lucy Rubin GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events will continue their partnership with a special showing of visionary director Masaaki Yuasa’s new film RIDE YOUR WAVE (??????????, Kimi to Nami ni Noretara, 2019) on Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. (local time, English subtitled). With RIDE YOUR WAVE, Yuasa (THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL,DEVILMAN Crybaby, KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OF EIZOUKEN applies his trademark visual ingenuity to a deeply emotional tale of romance, grief and self-discovery. In addition to the full feature, audiences will view an exclusive interview with RIDE YOUR WAVE producer and

    Source: Home Box Office, Inc. Official Movie Site: Godzillamovie.com Following the theatrical run; 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital release; and Video on Demand screenings; Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (2019) will make its pay cable debut this Saturday, January 18th. The film will premiere 8:00 PM on Time Warner`s HBO, with additional screenings scheduled on the various HBO channels over the next several weeks. GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS will also be available from HBO on Demand starting January 19th. GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS will likely follow the pay cable pattern for Warner Bros` movies, with the film airing on their Cinemax block later in 2020. GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Rated: PG13 for Adult Content, Adult Language, Violence Run Time: 2hr 12min Genre: Action, Horror/Science Fiction 5.1|HD SUMMARY Following the global success of GODZILLA and KONG: SKULL

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: yokoso-shijinsou.jp (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and high-res photos from MURDER AT SHIJINSO (??????, Shijinso no Satsujin), the feature film adaptation of the award-winning mystery novel by Masahiro Imamura. The movie is directed by Hisashi Kimura, who worked on the popular TRICK movie series and the television drama 99.9-CRIMINAL LAWYER- (99.9-???????-, 99.9 -Keiji Senmon Bengoshi-, 2016-18). MURDER AT SHIJINSO stars Ryunosuke Kamiki (THE GREAT YOKAI WAR, BIG MAN JAPAN, 20TH CENTURY BOYS 3: REDEMPTION, THE KIRISHIMA THING), a talented actor who, at the age of 26, already has a career spanning over 20 years. The heroine, a college student detective, is played by the popular actress Minami Hamabe (YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2016, MY LITTLE MONSTER, THE GREAT WAR OF ARCHIMEDES). STORY A college student who

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: shinkalion.com/movie (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and high-res images from SHINKALION THE MOVIE (??????????? ?????? ?????????????-??, Gekij?-ban Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkarion Mirai kara Kita Shinsoku no ALFA-X), the first theatrical film from the popular television series SHINKANSEN HENKEI ROBO SHINKALION: THE ANIMATION (??????? ??????, 2018-19). In the SHINKALION anime series, the Ultra Evolution Institute has developed the superhero robot, the Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion, in an effort to save Japan from a threatening and monstrous entity. The Shinkalion transformer can only be piloted by children with a high degree of compatibility, but they are able to vanquish their giant enemy. The movie picks up from the end of the TV series, as an unidentified enemy appears in Hokkaido and a new battle begins for Team Shinkalion. It features JR

    4DX Screenings and Additional Dub Show Date Added Due to Popular Audience Demand Source: GKIDS Inc., Fathom Events, Scoop Marketing press release Official Site: promare-movie.com (Japan), PromareMovie.com (US) Special Thanks to Katherine Schwappach, Erik Stein and Lucy Rubin #Promare In September, GKIDS and Fathom Events continued their collaboration to bring exciting all new animated features to U.S. cinemas with PROMARE (????, Puromea, 2019) premiere events. Due to overwhelming fan demand, the companies announce that PROMARE will return for a special two-night encore showing in December with PROMARE (Redux). The English-subtitled version will screen December 8, and both the English dub version and special 4DX version will screen December 10. PROMARE will screen once more in 4DX on December 11. This marks the first 4DX release from GKIDS and is the first ever event cinema 4DX screening from Fathom Events. PROMARE is the first

    Source: GKIDS Inc., Fathom Events, Scoop Marketing press release Official Site: ghiblifest.com Special Thanks to Jessica Nelson, Katherine Schwappach, Erik Stein and Lucy Rubin Throughout 2019, GKIDS and Fathom Events’ STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019 presents a series of Studio Ghibli’s celebrated animated masterpieces on cinema screens nationwide, along with some very special surprises. The series concludes with THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA (???????, Kaguyahime no Monogatari, 2013). A powerful and soaring epic, based on a legendary Japanese folktale, redefines animated storytelling from director and Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata. Experience Takahata’s final film that was nominated for an Academy Award and hailed as a masterpiece by critics. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her --

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: lupin-3rd-movie.com (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho Co., Ltd. has provided high-res images from LUPIN THE THIRD: THE FIRST (??????THE FIRST, Rupan Sansei THE FIRST), the new computer animated feature film that calls back to Lupin III`s grandfather, the master thief Arsene Lupin. Created by Monkey Punch, the Lupin the Third manga debuted in Manga Action in 1967. The adventures of Lupin and his friends and foes have been adapted into several anime series and feature films, including LUPIN THE THIRD: CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO (????? ????????, Rupan Sansei Kariosutoro no Shiro, 1979), directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Forty years after Miyazaki`s masterpiece, comes the first movie version of Lupin using 3DCG animation. This was a longtime dream of Monkey Punch, who died this past April. Now that dream is a reality thanks to director Takashi Yamazaki, the acclaimed filmmaker behind

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