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    Aoyagi Sohonke presents 7 Ultraman versions of the Aoyagi Uiro confectionery. Photo courtesy of Aoyagi Sohonke Co., Ltd. ©Aoyagi Sohonke ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS   Aoyagi Sohonke Co., Ltd. press release The sweets company Aoyagi Sohonke Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Moriyama-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, President: Takashi Goto), which manufactures and sells foods such as “Aoyagi Uiro” (a traditional Japanese confectionery from Nagoya made from rice flour, sugar, water, and seasonal ingredients.) and “Frog Manju” (shaped pastries filled with red bean paste), has partnered with Tsuburaya Productions to produce limited  “Aoyagi Ultraman Uiro” (青柳ウルトラマンういろう, Aoyagi Urutoraman Uirō) snacks. Buy all 7 flavors and become as happy as this kid. Photo courtesy of Aoyagi Sohonke Co., Ltd. ©Aoyagi Sohonke ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS This food was created to commemorate the start of the latest Ultaman television series ULTRAMAN BLAZAR (ウルトラマンブレーザー, Urutoraman Burēzā), which premiered this past July 8th.

    Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong cover artwork by Christian Duce. Photo courtesy of DC. © & TM DC. All Rights Reserved. ©2023 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. TM&© TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM&© Legendary HEROES AND MONSTERS COLLIDE IN THE CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE YEAR! DC press release DC and Legendary Comics are celebrating the first day of San Diego Comic-Con 2023 with a colossal announcement: DC will collide with Legendary’s Monsterverse in Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong, the cataclysmic crossover event of the year you never expected! In partnership with Toho International, the 7-issue series, launching in October, is from acclaimed writer Brian Buccellato (The Flash, Injustice, Detective Comics), bestselling artist Christian Duce (Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point) and colorist Luis Guerrero! Photo courtesy of DC. © & TM DC. All Rights Reserved. ©2023 Legendary. All Rights Reserved.“As a comics fan—there’s nothing more fun and

    Source:  Super7 Photo courtesy of Super7. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Fans of Godzilla and Kaiju collectors everywhere rejoice, because looming on the horizon are a pair of new titans to add to your collection! Super7’s latest Toho ULTIMATES! are a pair of Heisei-era favorites: M.O.G.U.E.R.A. and SpaceGodzilla! Featuring intricate sculpting and premium paint detail, these 7” scale, highly articulated, made-to-order Toho ULTIMATES! are ready to take on foes, human and Kaiju alike, and garner a place of honor in your Godzilla collection! Super7 is also offering the figures together as a Toho ULTIMATES! Wave 4 collection that comes with an excluisive set of alternate heads specific to these characters. See below for details.                     Photo courtesy of Super7. TM & ©TOHO

    Hochi Shimbun Co., Ltd. press release   Cover design and bonus collectibles for the Ultraseven 55th Anniversary Special Limited Edition. Photo courtesy of Hochi Shimbun. ©The Hochi Shimbun / ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Japanese newspaper publisher Hochi Shimbun Co., Ltd. has revealed that the tabloid newspaper Ultraseven 55th Anniversary Special Issue (ウルトラセブン55周年特別号, Urutorasebun 55 Shūnen Tokubetsu Gō), celebrating fifty-five years of ULTRASEVEN (ウルトラセブン, Urutorasebun, 1967-68), will go on sale from news sellers and other retailers on July 29th. Running 24 fulll-color pages + 8 posters, the publication is must-have collectible for ULTRASEVEN fans. Cast members Koji Moritsugu (Dan Moroboshi), Yuriko Hishim (Anne Yuri), Sandayu Dokumamushi (Shigeru Furuhashi) and Bin Furuya (Amagi) have each chosen their "three most memorable episodes" and introduced them with nostalgic photos. The front page of the bonus "Extract Poster" features "All Enemy Monsters & Aliens" from UlLTRASEVEN, and the back page is dedicated to Ultraseven's

      The Godzilla (2023) SOFVICS figure is the first prize revealed for Bandai Spirits' Ichiban Kuji Lottery Godzilla-1.0. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Bandai SpiritsOfficial Site:  https://1kuji.com/products/godzilla4 TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Bandai Spirits has revealed details and prizes for their upcoming GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) Ichiban Kuji Lottery. Ichiban Kuji is a Japanese character lottery where participants win original colectibles based on a specific brand like Godzilla, My Hero Academia, Wizarding World, Dragon Ball Z, Toy Story and Crayon Shin-chan. Customers can purchase their entries online and at the Ichiban Kuji Official Shop, convenience stores, bookstores, hobby shops, and other retailers  across Japan, with each entry guaranteed to win one of the products offered in the lottery.  In addition, the contestant who purchases the last lottery entry at a shop will get a special "Last One" prize. Members of the

    Dark modern day horror masterpiece about cannibals in a small rural Japanese village also inspired a popular Disney+/Hulu live action showSource: ABLAZE press release Special Thanks to Erik Jansen (MediaLab) Vol. 1. Photo courtesy of Ablaze. Comics and graphic novel publisher ABLAZE serves up a terrifying new manga thriller rich in tension and suspense as it announces GANNIBAL with the Vol 1 TP volume set for a November 2023 publication date and Volume 2 scheduled for a February 2024 release. GANNIBAL is an intense 13-volume horror manga created by Masaaki Ninomiya that was originally published in Japan by Nihon Bungeisha. ABLAZE is proudly bringing this dark masterpiece to North America and English readers worldwide for the first time. In GANNIBAL, Daigo Agawa is a resident

    Photo courtesy of Mark Nagata. ©︎ 2022 SUMFP ©︎ TPC Photo courtesy of Mark Nagata. ©︎ 2022 SUMFP ©︎ TPC Source: Max Toy Company, LLC.Special Thanks to Mark Nagata This upcoming weekend (July 21-23), Bay Area Film Events, CinemaSF and SciFi Japan present ULTRAFEST, a 3-day Ultraman film festival at the 4-Star Theater (2200 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121).  Authorized by Tsuburaya Productions, Starlight Runner and The Licensing Group, the event will include screenings of Ultraman movies and episodes, special guest Dore Kraus (star of ULTRAMAN TOWARDS THE FUTURE), merchandise dealers, an art gallery and more! For complete details, please see the report here on SciFi Japan. Adding to the fun will be sales of two limited edition figures based on the hit movie SHIN ULTRAMAN (シン・ウルトラマン, Shin Urutoraman, 2022). Sculpted and painted by Mark Nagata of Max Tox Company, the

      The Eat Asia chain has opened Godzilla-themed restaurants in Brazil. Photo courtesy of Angelotti – Licensing & Entertainment Business. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD.   Author: Keith Aiken Source:  Angelotti - Licensing & Entertainment Business, Toho Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Luiz Angelotti A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The Eat Asia - Chácara Flora features Godzilla decor. Photo courtesy of Angelotti – Licensing & Entertainment Business. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Over the past several years, Toho Co., Ltd. has greatly increased their international promotion of the Godzilla brand. Helped by the worldwide success of the "Monsterverse" film series from Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros., Toho has expanded their international office in Los Angeles, achieved wide distribution of their Godzilal anime titles through Netflix,  signed a multitude of merchandising deals for both the Monsterverse and "Classic Godzilla" lines, launched themed Godzilla channels on YouTube

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Bandai Co., Ltd.   The first wave of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) merchandising has been revealed by Toho and Bandai...   Theater Advance Merchandise Sales of GODZILLA MINUS ONE theater advance merchandise begin on Friday, July 14 at theaters across Japan, Godzilla Store locations (Tokyo, Osaka) and the store's official website, and "The Visual World-crafting of YAMAZAKI Takashi, Film Director" exhibition at the Matsumoto City Museum of Art.   Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ■ Godzilla-1.0 Sticker Set (ゴジラ-1.0ステッカーセット, Gojira Mainasu Wan Sutekkā Setto) Price: ¥550 (Approximately $3.98 U.S., Tax Included) Release Date: July 14, 2023 Sticker Sizes: 10 x 9.3cm (3.9 x 3.6 Inches), 8 x 9.3cm (3.1 x 3.6 Inches), 8.5 x 9.8cm (3.3 x H2 Inches), 5.5 x 10cm (2.2 x 3.9 Inches) Package

      Photo courtesy of Seismic, LLC. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©13AM Games Jirahs - Orange Crystal, Jirahs - Glow in the Dark, Megadon - Yellow Crystal, and more will be available exclusively at G-Fest XVIII this weekend!! Source:  Seismic, LLC. press release Seismic is continuing both of its popular toy lines: the DAWN OF THE MONSTERS toy line and Ultraman Vinyl Oddysey with brand new toys available exclusively at the popular kaiju convention G-Fest, taking place this weekend July 14-16 in Rosemont, IL. To celebrate Ultraman Day, Seismic is announcing two new limited edition variants of its popular Jirahs soft vinyl toy for G-Fest. Jirahs will have a limited Crystal Orange version with translucent soft vinyl and a brand new Glow in the Dark version. Photo courtesy of Seismic, LLC. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Photo courtesy of Seismic, LLC. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Photo courtesy of

    Photo courtesy of MIXI. TM & © TOHO CO. © MIXI Source: MIXI Corporation press release Kotodaman Official Website: https://kotodaman.jp Photo courtesy of MIXI. TM & © TOHO CO. © MIXI MIXI Co., Ltd. (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Hiroki Kimura) will collaborate with Godzilla for the first time on July 10th with their hit word-fighting smartphone app "Kyoudou Kotoba RPG Kotodaman" (共闘ことばRPG コトダマン, Kyōtō Kotoba RPG Kotodaman). Developed by Sega, Kotodaman is a free RPG in which players compete by solving Japanese slang word puzzles to unleash attacks on yheir opponents. Since its launch in 2018, the game has run partnerships with other popular Japanese bards such as Persona and Kamen Rider.  In this collaboration, Godzilla will attack Kotodaman's annual summer festival "God in Japan"! (ゴッドインジャパン,  Goddo In Japan) and be featured in a new version of the "Great Defeat Event" (大討伐イベント, Daitōbatsu Ibento),

    Source:  Super7 Special Thanks to Ashley Anderson Super7 is heading to San Diego Comic Con, July 19–23, with a selection of Godzilla exclusives! Visit the Super7 Booth #2543 to purchase the following items... Photo courtesy of Super7. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo courtesy of Super7. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. SDCC Edition Toho ReAction King Ghidorah and Hedorah Figures The sun shines longest these summer days, but once the sun finally goes down, the SDCC edition Toho ReAction Figures of King Ghidorah and Hedorah can light up the night with their otherworldly glow!   Photo courtesy of Super7. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo courtesy of Super7. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. SDCC Edition Toho ReAction Godzilla 1954 With Tokyo Train Figure We know Godzilla collectors are just

    Photo courtesy of CROOZ Inc. ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©khara / Project Eva. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC. TOEI COMPANY, LTD. Source: CROOZ Inc. press releaseOfficial Website: https://shop-list.com/men/lp/column/sl_sjhu (Japan) Photo courtesy of CROOZ Inc. ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©khara / Project Eva. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC. TOEI COMPANY, LTD. The Japanese entertainment company CROOZ Inc. has announced the sale of "Shin Japan Heroes Universe" (シン・ジャパン・ヒーローズ・ユニバース, Shin Japan Hīrōzu Yunibāsu) exclusive T-shirts on their fashion shopping site "SHOPLIST.com by CROOZ". Pre-orders of the SJHU brand, a miraculous project that is a collaboration of the four movies SHIN GODZILLA (シン・ゴジラ, Shin Gojira, 2016), EVANGELION: 3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME (シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版𝄇, Shin Evangerion Gekijōban, 2021), SHIN ULTRAMAN (シン・ウルトラマン, Shin Urutoraman, 2022) and SHIN KAMEN RIDER (シン・仮面ライダー, Shin Kamen Raidā, 2023), will begin on Friday, July 7, 2023. The Shin Japan Heroes Universe project was launched in 2021 as a partnership

    DeAgostini Japan is releasing a magazine/figure collection with over 60 Toho monsters in a unified 1/700 scale. Photo courtesy of DeAgostini Japan. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: DeAgostini Japan press releaseOfficial Website: https://deagostini.jp/r/tmc/ Cover for the first issue. Photo courtesy of DeAgostini Japan. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. The collectibles company DeAgostini Japan will begin selling their bi-weekly magazine Toho Monsters Collection (東宝怪獣コレクション,  Tōhō Kaijū Korekushon) at bookstores across Japan and on the official DeAgostini website from Saturday, August 12, 2023. This is the first collection in the history of Toho's Godzilla franchise to feature over 60 different Toho monster figures in a unified 1/700 scale, with each issue packaged with a monster or piece of a larger figure. Various Godzillas and monsters from differentt generations will be included in this collection, with authentic specifications that pay close attention to modeling, coloring, and

      Photo courtesy of Shochiku. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Bay Area Film EventsOfficial Site: https://www.bayareafilmevents.com/ultraman  Celebrate 3 days of Ultraman movies, exclusives, and special guests! Image courtesy of Bay Area Film Events. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Bay Area Film Events, CinemaSF and SciFi Japan are pleased to present ULTRAFEST, a 3-day Ultraman film festival coming to the 4-Star Theater in San Francisco the weekend of July 21-23.  Authorized by Tsuburaya Productions, Starlight Runner and The Licensing Group, the event will include screenings of Ultraman movies and episodes, special guests, merchandise dealers, an art gallery and more!   • Special screening of the all-new SHIN ULTRAMAN Saturday night! SHIN ULTRAMAN posters for all who attend. • West Coast Premiere of special 4K restorations of episodes from the original 1966 ULTRAMAN Series! • Special matinee of the Tsuburaya/Hanna-Barbera co-produced animated movie

    Win 3 Power Rangers Minimates sets from Diamond Select Toys! Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. © 2023 SCG Power Rangers LLC and Hasbro Source: Diamond Select Toys Special Thanks to Zach Oat Diamond Select Toys is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a collection of three MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS Minimates sets. These 2-inch Minimates figures are designed by Barry Bradfield, feature 14 points of articulation, removable helmets and fully interchangeable parts and accessories!   Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. © 2023 SCG Power Rangers LLC and Hasbro MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS Minimates Series 1 Box Set (SRP: $29.99) ● Series 1 includes the Blue Ranger, Pink Ranger, Green Ranger and robot Alpha 5! All four come packaged on a full-color blister card.    Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. ©

    Source:  Ghost X Ghost press release Special Thanks to Brock Otterbacher King Ghidorah finally arrives at Ghost X Ghost, thanks to Tom Whalen and his fantastic t-shirt and poster art! Shirt PREORDERS run for 7 DAYS until July 7th at NOON PST. Poster is a PREORDER, with an edition of 100.   ■ GHIDORAH THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER T-Shirt  Photo courtesy of Ghost X Ghost. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan team up against GHIDORAH, the THREE-HEADED MONSTER in this limited edition t-shirt by Tom Whalen! Screen printed on a 100% soft spun cotton black t-shirt. This is a pre-order timed edition, available from Friday, June 30th until Friday, July 7th at noon PST.   ESTIMATED DELIVERY - Q3 2023 Illustration by Tom Whalen Printed by Bay Merch Price: $30.00 Order Link:  https://ghostxghost.com/products/ghidorah-the-three-headed-monster-t-shirt-preorder  

    Photo courtesy of Spiral Studio. ©2023 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. TM&© TOHO CO.,LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM&© Legendary Photo courtesy of Spiral Studio. ©2023 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. TM&© TOHO CO.,LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM&© Legendary Source: Spiral Studio Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Ash S "Mothra, Queen of the Monsters" - Dr. Ilene Chen The collectibles company Spiral Studio Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and large, high-res photos of the latest statue in their Ultimate Masterline Series. Following the releases of King Ghidorah (2019) and Burning Godzilla (2019) under the "Battle in Boston Series", here comes Queen of the Monsters herself... Mothra 2019 (Imago Form) from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS. Spiral Studio proudly presents Mothra 2019 (Imago Form) in two versions - ST-MIS005: Standard Edition and ST-MIS006: Mystical Edition

    Photo courtesy of KADOKAWA Co. © KADOKAWA Source: KADOKAWA Co. press release   KADOKAWA CORPORATION, the Japanese publisher & anime company, known for hits as Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, The Rising of the Shield Hero, and OVERLORD is excited to announce the details of their Autograph Sessions and guests during Anime Expo 2023, taking place from July 1 to July 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Autograph Sessions: [Bungo Stray Dogs] Kafka Asagiri Saturday, July 1 START 2:00 PM END: 3:30 PMKentia Hall - TABLE NUMBER: AUT-G 7Description: Tickets will be distributed at Gilbert Lindsey Plaza from 8AM - 1PM the day of the autograph session.Session: Guest of Honor   [Bungo Stray Dogs] Kafka Asagiri and Chiaki Kurakane Sunday, July 2  START: 1:00 PM END: 2:30 PMKentia Hall - TABLE NUMBER: AUT-G 7Description: Tickets will be distributed at

    Source:  Super7 Special Thanks to Ashley Anderson   Photo courtesy of Super7. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Super7 has revealed the next figure in their Super7 Super Cyborg line. The preorder and street dates will be announced soon. Super7 Super Cyborg Toho Clear Mechagodzilla Figure The latest Super7 Super Cyborg brings you the 11” tall Toho clear Mechagodzilla features nine points of articulation including a hinged jaw and Cross Attack Beam laser chest panel, a see-through plastic shell, and five removable panels that expose the inner workings of its arms, legs, and torso! Arriving this Fall! Inspired by the 1974 film GODZILLA VS MECHAGODZILLA Figure is 11” scale with ninee points of articulation Features see-through plastic shell and five removable panels The perfect gift for any Godzilla fan

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