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    Source: NECA press release Special Thanks to Summer Mullins NECA is thrilled to present its first figures from the upcoming, hotly anticipated GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS movie from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment!

    Godzilla (2019) 12” Head-to-Tail Figure Based on the monster’s on-screen appearance in this sequel to the 2014 GODZILLA movie, the all-new Godzilla is fully poseable, with over 25 points of articulation. The figure measures 6? tall and 12” long from head to tail. Item Number: 42887 UPC: 6-34482-42887-0 Release Date: Q2 2019 SRP: $29.99


    Mothra (2019) 7” Scale Action Figure Based on the monster’s on-screen appearance in this sequel, Mothra features articulated wings

    New Titles Include Cats of the Louvre, No Longer Human, Levius, Assassination Classroom Complete Box Set, And More Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen

    VIZ Media, LLC, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces new manga publishing acquisitions set for release this coming fall. New fall titles joining the VIZ Signature imprint include Cats of the Louvre, the latest masterpiece from Eisner Award-winning creator Taiyo Matsumoto. Acclaimed author Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Human is adapted into chilling graphic novel form by the famed horror manga creator Junji Ito. Additional acquisitions include Levius, a hardcover deluxe edition of the science fiction battle manga and its ongoing sequel series, Levius/Est. The Way of the Househusband is an action-packed comedy about a former yakuza legend trying to lead a law-abiding,

    Ito makes his first North American appearance in Toronto, Canada Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen Toronto Public Library presents The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2019 Saturday May 11th, 9am-5pm, and Sunday May 12th, 10am-5pm @ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada Free To Attend Website: torontocomics.com Twitter: @TorontoComics Facebook: facebook.com/TorontoComics Tumblr: torontocomics.tumblr.com

    TCAF, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to announce that acclaimed Japanese manga creator and international horror sensation Junji Ito will participate in TCAF as a Featured Guest and Official Poster Artist of the 2019 Festival, to be held May 11-12, 2019, in Toronto, Canada. Junji Ito is best known for his groundbreaking horror stories including Uzumaki, Gyo, Tomie, and The Enigma of Amigara Fault, and will

    Source: Giantkiller press release Official Site: Giantkiller Kickstarter Special Thanks to Dan Brereton and Matt Frank Award-winning comics creator Dan Brereton (Nocturnals) recently launched (and now fully-funded) a new Kickstarter campaign to collect his 1999 giant monster invasion spectacle Giantkiller, into a 20th Anniversary Expanded Hardcover Edition. For those of you not yet familiar, Giantkiller is a labor-of-love graphic novel, inspired by his obsession with Kaij? eiga (Japanese monster movies like Godzilla and Gamera) and Samurai cinema, “Along with a fond remembrance of my childhood stomping grounds in the shadow of Mount Diablo.” Dan adds, “The story takes place there -- and you’ll thank me later when I warn you -- those stomping grounds are almost totally destroyed in the course of the story!” Brereton feels it’s one of the coolest things he’s done in comics, “It was something that made

    Stunning Hardcover RWBY Book Features Insights, Visuals, And More! Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media, LLC, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the acquisition of The World of RWBY: The Official Companion. An official behind-the-scenes guide to the acclaimed animated series, The World of RWBY will be published this fall and features artwork, interviews, and insights from the hit series’ writers, animators, and voice actors. The definitive companion to the hit animated series, The World of RWBY is the ultimate celebration of a pop-culture phenomenon. Go behind the scenes with exclusive commentary from Rooster Teeth and explore the show`s creation through in-depth interviews with the writers, animators and voice artists. With comprehensive analysis of key characters and iconic episodes, and showcasing stunning visuals from the

    Product Info and Exclusive GIANT High-Res Photos, Direct from X-Plus! Author: Keith Aiken Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Shingo Fujimoto

    A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE

    The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and giant, high-res photos of their Daikaiju Series: King Ghidorah (1964) figure from Toho’s classic GHIDORAH: THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER (???? ???????, San Daikaij? Chiky? Saidai no Kessen, 1964).* This figure will be available in two versions. The standard "General Distribution" features Ghidorah`s traditional golden colors, and will be sold by stores and online retailers, including SFJ sponsor Anime Jungle. X-Plus` Shonen-Ric website, Premium Bandai and Toho’s official Godzilla Store are offering a Limited Edition with an alternate paint scheme based on initial designs for the character. Ghidorah was first envisioned with a blue body and wings of red,

    The first and only Fate VR drama makes its way to the PlayStation Store! Source: Aniplex of America press release Official Site: fate-go.jp (Japan), fate-go.us (US) Special Thanks to Aiko Makino

    From the makers of the hit mobile game FATE/GRAND ORDER comes a brand new virtual reality experience -- FATE/GRAND ORDER VR feat. MASH KYRIELIGHT. Brought to you by the FGO PROJECT, the first and only Fate VR drama will be available on February 26, 2019 on PlayStation VR in the United States for free and players will have access to two original stories featuring Mash Kyrielight and Altria Pendragon. FATE/GRAND ORDER VR feat. MASH KYRIELIGHT will be available from the PlayStation Store via internet browser or through a PlayStation 4 console. Those who have purchased the game from the browser version of PlayStation Store will be

    Source: Bluefin Corp., MediaLab press release Special Thanks to Erik Jansen Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, has announced a collection of innovative 3D puzzles commemorating beloved characters from a variety of Studio Ghibli anime films. Scheduled for retail release in Spring, 2019, the puzzle kits include: • MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO: Totoro & Acorn Set • MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO: Totoro Character Set • KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE: Jiji Cat Set • SPIRITED AWAY: No Face Set • PRINCESS MONONOKE: Kodama Tree Spirit Set The kits are manufactured by the Japanese puzzle company, Ensky, and will be available in the Spring of 2019 from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide. Pre-orders are available now. These are the first 3D puzzles for popular licensed anime brands to be offered to domestic customers by Bluefin. Established in 1985 and considered

    Rumiko Takahashi’s Iconic Manga To Be Released in English In Its Entirety For The First Time Ever Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen

    VIZ Media, LLC, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the return of the classic manga comedy Urusei Yatsura in all-new deluxe editions on February 19th. Set for publication under the VIZ Signature imprint, Urusei Yatsura depicts the hilarious misadventures of an unlucky human boy who meets a beautiful alien princess. The series is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens; Volume 1 will carry a print MSRP of $19.99 U.S. / $26.99 CAN. Urusei Yatsura’s volumes will present 400 pages of content in the larger VIZ Signature trim size. The complete series is scheduled for English publication by VIZ Media on a quarterly basis. In

    Product Info and Exclusive GIANT High-Res Photos, Direct from X-Plus! Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Shingo Fujimoto

    A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE

    The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and giant, high-res photos of their DefoReal Series figure of Hedorah the Smog Monster. Hedorah becomes the second Toho monster -- following several variations of Godzilla -- to join the DefoReal line, which balances cuteness and coolness by mixing the SD (Super Deformed) style with more realistic details. The figure depicts its final form seen in the 1971 movie, GODZILLA VS HEDORAH (???????, Gojira Tai Hedora), and features a paint scheme that faithfully reproduces the monster`s distinctive coloration from the film. X-Plus` Shonen-Ric website and Toho`s official Godzilla Store are offering a Limited Edition version with a bonus

    Learn How To Crochet Gorgeous Desserts That Become Fun Accessories Including Key Chains, Magnets, Pouches, And More! Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen

    VIZ Media, LLC, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, presents the vivid world of Japanese amigurumi with the release of Amigurumi Sweets: Crochet Fancy Pastries and Desserts! on February 12th. Featuring easy-to-follow patterns created by Miyuki Ichikawa, Amigurumi Sweets: Crochet Fancy Pastries and Desserts! carries a print MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN. The book features various patterns that can be used to crochet an array of delectable desserts from parfaits and macarons to cream puffs and taiyaki. Patterns also contain instructions on how to turn desserts into a variety of sweet accessories including key chains, pouches, bag mascots, and more! “Amigurumi Sweets

    Author Andrew Nguyen

    From October 26-28, 2018, the Los Angeles Convention Center played host to the annual Stan Lee’s LA Comic-Con. Formerly known as Stan Lee’s Comikaze, it followed the lead of other conventions in adapting the Comic Con name when it rebranded in 2016. Although the focus of the convention is on comic books, it also deals with animation and live-action properties.

    Source: NECA press release Special Thanks to Summer Mullins NECA goes back to the movie that started the reign of the most famous kaiju in the world with the Godzilla – 12? Head to Tail Action Figure – 1956 Movie Poster Godzilla figure! This version of the beloved monster is based on the one-sheet poster for the original movie’s 1956 U.S. release, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS!, featuring the bright green coloring depicted on the poster. The figure measures 6? tall and 12? long from head to tail. It features over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail! The package insert doubles as a foldable backdrop that brings the one-sheet to life -- Godzilla can be posed in the fold of the backdrop creating a 3D version of the poster illustration in toy form. Comes in collector-friendly window box packaging with opening flap.

    Product Info and Exclusive GIANT High-Res Photos, Direct from X-Plus! Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Shingo Fujimoto

    A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE

    The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and giant, high-res photos of their DefoReal Series figure of the American version of Godzilla from TriStar Pictures` GODZILLA (1998). Also known in Japan by the nickname "Emegoji" -- after the film`s director, Roland Emmerich -- the monster was a vastly different take on Toho`s King of the Monsters. The DefoReal figure maintains the line`s balance of cuteness and coolness, mixing the SD (Super Deformed) style with realistic reptilian textures. X-Plus` Shonen-Ric website and Toho`s official Godzilla Store are offering a Limited Edition version with a bonus hatching Baby Godzilla on a display base (that even includes a

    A College Student Must Cook Her Way Out Of Being Eaten By Spirits In New Supernatural Romance Series Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen

    VIZ Media, LLC, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the release of Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast For Spirits on January 1st. Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast For Spirits was illustrated by Waco Ioka and features character designs by Laruha. The series, which is based on a collection of popular Japanese light novels by Midori Yuma, is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published in print under VIZ Media’s Shojo Beat imprint with an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The series is also available digitally for $6.99 via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo,

    Product Info and Exclusive GIANT High-Res Photos, Direct from X-Plus! Author: Keith Aiken Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Shingo Fujimoto

    A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE

    The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and daikaiju-sized photos of their limited edition clear Godzilla figures scheduled for release in March 2019. Both figures are based on the hit Toho movie SHIN GODZILLA (??????, Shin Gojira, 2016). X-Plus figures are recommended for fans and collectors ages 15 years and older.

    Toho Daikaiju Series Limited Edition: Godzilla (2016) Second Form Clear Version /????????? ???? ???(2016)?2?? ???Ver. Sales Agent: Plex Co., Ltd. Product Size: Height Approximately 12cm (4.7 Inches), Length Approximately 53cm (20.9 Inches) Product Material: PVC Specifications: Complete Painted Figure; Some Assembly Required Shipping: March 2019 Price: ¥16,200 (Approximately $142.78 US,

    New Manga Depicts Ash And Pikachu’s First Adventure Together Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: VIZ.com/Pokemon Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen

    VIZ Media, LLC,a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers adventure and fun with the release of the Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! manga on December 11th. Under license from The Pokémon Company International, the Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! manga adaptation of the popular 2017 anime film depicting Ash and Pikachu’s first adventure together is rated ‘A’ for All Ages and will carry an MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN. The Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! manga features story and art by Ryo Takamisaki. When Ash Ketchum oversleeps on his 10th birthday, he ends up with a stubborn Pikachu instead of

    Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media, LLC, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, has announced the release of Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated As Yamcha! and Bleach Box Set 3 in early November. A hilarious manga spin-off based on famed creator Akira Toriyama’s original series, Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated As Yamcha! will debut in print and digital editions on November 6th. Shonen Jump fans can also enjoy the exclusive print release of the final manga box set for the bestselling supernatural action adventure series Bleach. Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated As Yamcha! Print MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN / Digital MSRP $6.99 Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts November 6th A Dragon Ball fan’s greatest dream

    Hardcover Collector’s Edition Features More Than 300 Illustrations From Hiromu Arakawa’s Bestselling Series Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen

    VIZ Media, LLC, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, releases The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist on November 13th. The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist contains more than 300 illustrations of Fullmetal Alchemist by creator Hiromu Arakawa. The MSRP for The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist will be $34.99 U.S. / $46.99 CAN. The release contains the artwork collected in the two previously published art books from Fullmetal Alchemist as well as all new content, perfect for collectors and fans of the bestselling series. This massive hardcover collection contains all the Fullmetal Alchemist color artwork by manga artist Hiromu Arakawa from 2001 to 2017, including

    Source: NECA Special Thanks to Summer Mullins NECA is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win their new Shin Godzilla (Atomic Blast) 12” Head-to-Tail Figure! From the hit SHIN GODZILLA (??????, Shin Gojira, 2016), this version of the most famous kaiju in the world is based on Godzilla’s “Atomic Blast” attack in the movie. The figure measures 6? tall and 12? long from head to tail. It features Atomic Blast effects that attach to both mouth and tail, all new paint deco, new head sculpt, and over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail! The figure is scheduled for release in November and has a suggested retail price of $24.99.

    OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION

    Prize: A. There is one (1) prize, each consisting of one (1) Shin Godzilla (Atomic Blast) 12” Head-to-Tail Figure. B. The prize will be shipped

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