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    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

    Source: Titan Books press release Special Thanks to Daisy Saunders Photo courtesy of Titan Books. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Pursuing a fugitive space monster, a Being of Light enters Earth’s atmosphere. Accidentally colliding with a patrolling jet, piloted by Science Patrol Agent Shin Hayata, the Being merges with the pilot to save his life and vows to defend the Earth. Now whenever the planet is threatened by alien invaders, terrifying monsters or any threat beyond the capabilities of humanity, Shin Hayata transforms into the towering Ultraman to restore peace and save the day. Dive into the action-packed adventure as told by Hugo, Clarke and Scribe Award-winning author Pat Cadigan. Titan Books will release ULTRAMAN: The Official Novel of the Series by Pat Cadigan, a bold adaptation of the classic series in a paperback novel format, in the United States and United Kingdom on December

    Source: Kinema Junpo Godzilla-1.0 threatens co-star Ryunosuke Kamiki on the cover of the latest issue of Kinema Junpo. Photo courtesy of Kinema Junpo. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. © KINEJUN ONLINE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.   Debuting July 11, 1919, the acclaimed Kinema Junpo (キネマ旬報, Kinema Junpō, meaning "Cinema Seasonal News") is the longest running movie news magazine in the world. The current issue -- No. 1932! -- takes a look at GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan), the latest film in the Godzilla series, with two articles by reporter Kenichi Inoue. The first is an interview with the film's director/writer/VFX director Takashi Yamazaki and lead actor Ryunosuke Kamiki. The second focuses on Takashi Yamazaki and his views on Godzilla.  Kinema Junpo can be purchased from Japanese bookstores and online retailers like Amazon.jp. Kinema Junpo Issue 1932 Cover Month: November 2023Release Date:

      New GODZILLA MINUS ONE snacks are on sale in Japan. Photo courtesy of Ishimuramanseido. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©Ishimuramanseido Co, Ltd. All rights reserved Win a Giant-Sized Godzilla Treat -- 70 Times Larger Than Normal!Author: Keith AikenSource: Toho Co., Ltd., Ishimuramanseido Co., Ltd. press releaseOfficial 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 Tsurunoko. Photo courtesy of Ishimuramanseido. ©Ishimuramanseido Co, Ltd. All rights reserved. The Japanese confectionery company Ishimuramanseido has announced a new promotional tie-in with the movie GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). Starting Monday, October 16, 2023, the company's famous "Tsurunoko" (鶴乃子) sweets will be available in limited edition "Godzilla Noko" (「ゴジラ」乃子,  Gojira Noko)  packaging depicting the latest incarnation of the King of the Monsters. Introduced in Fukuoka in 1911, Tsurunoko is an egg-shaped marshmallow pastry with a filling of sweet yellow bean paste. Ishimuramanseido compares

      The flexible POCOP eyeglasses can even survive being stepped on by Godzilla! Photo courtesy of Aigan Co., Ltd. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©AIGAN CO.,LTD. All Rights Reserved. Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Aigan Co., Ltd. press releaseOfficial 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 Aigan Co., Ltd. (Head office: Tennoji-ku, Osaka; President: Masatoshi Sasa), manufacturer and seller of eyeglasses and hearing aids, has launched a collaboration between their "POCOP" brand, which will soon pass 1 million units in total sales, and GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan), the highly-anticipated latest entry in the Godzilla series. The promotion is running at Aigan stores nationwide and on Aigan's official online store. Godzilla currently boasts a character recognition level in Japan of over 80% * so Aigan is looking to increase brand awareness for POCOP by partnering with the King of the Monsters for

    Source:  Ghost X Ghost press release Special Thanks to Brock Otterbacher THREE TIMES THE HEADS, THREE TIMES THE METAL!!! King Ghidorah has arrived at METALCROPOLIS! Preorders are now LIVE for the T-Shirt, Long Sleeve, and limited GLOW IN THE DARK variant T-Shirt, all featuring art by JAMES GROMAN and logo designed by CHRISTOPHE SZPAJDEL. Preorders run from now until NEXT FRIDAY, October 20th at NOON PST.   ■ King Ghidorah METALCROPOLIS T-Shirt Photo courtesy of Ghost X Ghost. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. KING GHIDORAH, the three-headed monster from space, has been reimagined as a metal band! This is the latest in our METALCROPOLIS series of designs- taking your favorite characters, and making them METAL! Screen printed on a 100% soft spun cotton black T-Shirt.   ESTIMATED DELIVERY - Q1 2024 Illustration by James Groman Logo by Christophe Szpajdel Printed by Bay

      The Suntory beverage company is hosting a GODZILLA MINUS ONE contest. Photo courtesy of Suntory Group. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. © SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED. All Rights Reserved. Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Suntory GroupOfficial 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 Japanese beverage company Suntory Group is running a contest in partnership with the new movie GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). After purchasing a product from an elligible Suntory vending machine, customers will use their smartphone to scan the machine 's QR code and the drink's barcode for a chance to win limited edition Godzilla collectibles.     GODZILLA MINUS ONE QUO Cards. Photo courtesy of Suntory Group. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. © SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED. All Rights Reserved.   GODZILLA MINUS ONE personalized name stickers. Photo courtesy of Suntory Group. TM & ©TOHO CO.,

    The Galaxian Wars return with a new generation of Knights of the Zodiac!Source: ABLAZE press release Special Thanks to Erik Jansen (MediaLab)  COVER A by Jérôme Alquié. Photo courtesy of Ablaze. ©1985 Masami Kurumada (AKITASHOTEN) ©Alquié – Dollen – Kana (Dargaud-Lombard s.a.) Comics and graphic novel publisher ABLAZE expands with the launch on October 11th of the new full color series Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac – Time Odyssey. The series will be published in print and digitally and features story and art by Jérôme Alquié who notably created the Space Pirate Captain Harlock series with the legendary Leiji Matsumoto that was published by ABLAZE in 2022. New issues of Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac – Time Odyssey will debut monthly. Issue 1 features two brand new covers, Cover B by Lesley “Leiriix” Li, and Cover C by David Mack, in addition to the

    Photo courtesy of ItemLab. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: ItemLabSpecial Thanks to André Schmitz The German collectibles and apparel company ItemLab has released their first wave of Godzilla products. These items are now available for international shipping worldwide, excluding Asian regions, and can be purchased from  www.afterthecredits.net.  Godzilla fans in the US can also find some ItemLab Godzilla merchandise at TheMysteryShack with more to be added soon.  Beyond the products currently available, ItemLab is working on a classic Godzilla plush, a SD Silicone Ambient light and a few more apparel items. SciFi Japan will cover these items as more details become available. One distinction for ItemLab is the company's strong focus on Quality & Sustainability. "Our Sustainability angle really sets us apart from the rest of the industry as we are literally lightyears ahead of anyone else," explained company CEO André

    Source:  Ghost X Ghost press release Special Thanks to Brock Otterbacher GHOST X GHOST has signed a licensing agreement with Harmony Gold for the classic anime series, ROBOTECH! GXG will be producing limited edition apparel, posters, pins, and skate decks based on both original art and classic imagery from the legendary series. ROBOTECH is a sweeping science-fiction anime epic of humans defending their home world against alien domination. The saga is told through the eyes of characters caught up in a series of wars that erupts when a mysterious spacecraft crash-lands on Earth at the turn of the millennium. The secrets of alien knowledge aboard this vessel were unlocked, leading to the development of "Robotechnology" and the creation of a vast arsenal of robotic "mecha" to defend the Earth against the alien threats that would eventually strike to lay claim to the mysterious power source known as "protoculture." ROBOTECH

      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

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Rambling Records 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   Cover for the GODZILLA MINUS ONE Original Soundtrack CD. Photo courtesy of Rambling Records. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. The GODZILLA MINUS ONE Original Soundtrack (『ゴジラ-1.0』オリジナルサウンドトラック,  "Gojira-1.0” Orijinaru Saundotorakku) will be released in Japan by Rambling Records. The powerful music for the film was created by Naoki Sato, the composer for many of the movies made by GODZILLA MINUS ONE writer/director/FX director Takashi Yamazaki, including ALWAYS -SUNSET ON THIRD STREET- (ALWAYS 三丁目の夕日, Ōruweizu: San-chōme no Yūhi, 2005), DESTINY: THE TALE OF KAMAKURA (DESTINY 鎌倉ものがたり, DESTINY Kamakura Monogatari, 2017) and THE GREAT WAR OF ARCHIMEDES (アルキメデスの大戦, 2019). The Soundtrack will be be available in two physical formats; a CD edition on November 4 and a limited edition vinyl LP (production run of 500 albums) on December

    Photo courtesy of Playmates. © 2023 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM & © Legendary Source: Playmates ToysSpecial Thanks to Sarah Gumina Playmates Toys recently surprised Godzilla fans and collectors by releasing a new GODZILLA VS. KONG Hollow Earth diorama with no prior announcement. They have now provided SciFi Japan with product info and large photos, giving a look at this latest additions to the playmates MonsterVerse toy line.. MonsterVerse: Hollow Earth Figures & Diorama Set (6" 2-Figure Bundle with Godzilla, Kong, Diorama and Accessories) Legends collide as Godzilla and Kong, the two most powerful forces of nature, clash in a spectacular battle for the ages! The monster war rages on the surface and deep within our world as the secret realm of the titans—known as the Hollow Earth—is revealed! Both figures come with “battle damage” feature—remove to

      Celebrate Godzilla all year long with the 2024 GODZILLA 70TH ANNIVERSARY CALENDAR. Photo courtesy of Hagoromo. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©FUJITA KANKO INC. All Rights Reserved. Source: Hagoromo press release Publisher Hagoromo Co., Ltd. has offered a first look at the cover and some interior pages for their 2024 Godzilla 70th Anniversary Calendar (2024年版 ゴジラ70周年記念カレンダー, 2024 Nenban Gojira 70 Shūnen Kinen Karendā). Scheduled to be released in Japan on November 4, 2023, this premium calendar is designed to please both longtime and new Godzilla fans for an entire year! The cover features the key art from the new movie GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). The inside pages are filled with photos from all 30 live-action Godzilla movies produced in Japan by Toho.  Enjoy a year of famous scenes from the Godilla series, starting with the original GODZILLA (ゴジラ, Gojira, 1954) for

    Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. TM & © 2023 SCG Power Rangers LLC and Hasbro Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. TM & © 2023 SCG Power Rangers LLC and Hasbro Source: Diamond Select Toys press release Special Thanks to Zach Oat A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s Morphin’ time! The latest Legends in 3D half-scale bust is none other than the Green Ranger, as he appeared on the classic MIGHTY MORPHIN’ POWER RANGERS television show. Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this highly detailed bust is limited to only 1000 pieces, and comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. SKU: 84803a UPC: 699788848036 Edition Size: 1000 SRP: $200.00 Fnd a store near you at www.comicshoplocator.com, or order online at diamondselecttoys.com.

      Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd and the Yomiuri Giants. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. © Yomiuri Giants. All rights reserved. Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release, Yomiuri Giants 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 This Sunday, October 1st, the Yomiuri Giants will host a special GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) promotion during their home game at the Tokyo Dome against the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. Merchandising for the collaboration is now available to order on the Giants' official online store. The physical official "GIANTS STOREs" will start selling some of the products on the day of the game. The items all feature the main artwork for the collaboration depicting the Yomiuri Giants' players, Godzilla and "89 is my life.~野球とは、人生そのものだ。~" (89 is my life. ~Baseball is life itself.~), the official catchphrase for the team's 89th season. List of Products

    Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. © LEGENDARY PICTURES Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. © LEGENDARY PICTURES Source: Diamond Select Toys press release Special Thanks to Zach Oat Originally released this past summer as a San Diego Comic-Con International exclusive, the PACIFIC RIM 10th Aniversary Deluxe Action Figure Legacy Box Set from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant LTD is now available from stores across North America! Read on for details, then find a store near you at www.comicshoplocator.com, or order online at diamondselecttoys.com and gentlegiantltd.com. PACIFIC RIM 10th Aniversary Deluxe Action Figure Legacy Box Set A Diamond Select Toys release! Return to the PACIFIC RIM with this all-new box set celebrating the film's 10th anniversary! Featuring a battle-damaged version of the original Gipsy Danger, and a "Shakedown Test Colors" version of Gipsy Avenger, this action figure two-pack

    Photo courtesy of Nijigen no Mori. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Nijigen No Mori press releaseOfficial Website: https://nijigennomori.com/godzilla_awajishima/ The popular "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 Sakusen ~ Kokuritsu Gojira Awajishima Kenkyū Sentā ~) attraction at the Nijigen No Mori theme park will have its 3rd anniversary on October 10th. To celebrate the event, Nijigen No Mori is offering a limited "Premium Ticket with Original MA-1 Jacket" (オリジナルMA-1ジャケット付きプレミアムチケット, Orijinaru MA-1 Jaketto-tsuki Puremiamu Chiketto) which gives buyers admission to the park's Godzilla-themed attractions (including the theater, zip line, shooting game, and museum) plus an exclusive Godzilla design jacket. The "Original Reversible MA-1 Jacket with SHIN GODZILLA Movie Design" (「シン・ゴジラ」をデザインしたオリジナルのリバーシブルMA-1ジャケット,  Shin Gojira o Dezain Shita Orijinaru no Ribāshiburu MA-1 Jaketto)  is a flight jacket style developed by the U.S. Air Force, now adorned with a design based on the 2016 blockbuster movie SHIN GODZILLA (シン・ゴジラ, Shin Gojira).  Furthermore,

    Special Thanks to Jeffrey Angles and Heather Skinner (University of Minnesota Press) After many, many years, SciFi JAPAN TV is back with a special episode! Join SFJ's co-editors Bob Johnson and Keith Aiken for an in-depth interview with Jeffrey Angles, Professor of Japanese Literature and Translation at Western Michigan University, about his new book, GODZILLA AND GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN: THE ORIGINAL NOVELS. Published by University of Minnesota Press,  GODZILLA AND GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN: THE ORIGINAL NOVELS. This book collects the 1955 novellas for the first two Godzilla movies written by Shigeru Kayama (author of the original story treatments for both films), now translated into English for the first time ever by Professor Angles. GODZILLA AND GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN: THE ORIGINAL NOVELS will be released in both paperback and Ebook editions on October 3. The cover price is $19.95. The book can be ordered directly from

    Source: University of Minnesota Press Special Thanks to Heather Skinner and Jeffrey Angles Photo courtesy of University of Minnesota Press. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. University of Minnesota Press is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win signed copies of  GODZILLA AND GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN: THE ORIGINAL NOVELS. This book collects the 1955 novellas for the first two Godzilla movies by Shigeru Kayama (author of the original story treatments for both films), translated into English for the first time ever by Jeffrey Angles, Professor of Japanese Literature and Translation at Western Michigan University. All prize copies will be personally signed by Professor Angles. GODZILLA AND GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN: THE ORIGINAL NOVELS will be released in both paperback and Ebook editions on October 3. The cover price is $19.95. The book can be ordered directly from University of Minnesota Press, major retailers like amazon.com and

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