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    Source: Yen Press, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Erik Jansen Yen Press, LLC announced its latest acquisitions today, including Sadako at the End of the World and the light novels High School DxD, Three Days of Happiness and In the Land of Leadale. All four titles will release in October 2020.

    High School DxD (light novel) by Ichiei Ishibumi Most of Issei Hyoudou`s perverted life has been filled with dreams about having a harem, so it`s not a great sign when one of his dates ends with his murder! He`s fortunate enough to be revived by a beautiful girl, but his luck ends after he discovers his school is filled to the brim with deadly angels and demons!

    Sadako at the

    Source: Yen Press, MediaLab press releases
    Special Thanks to Erik Jansen

    Join the Rebel Alliance as they launch an epic battle against the Galactic Empire in a pair of riveting new Star Wars manga taking place before the events of STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE.

    Yen Press, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, presents Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan and Star Wars Rebels. Both ongoing series will be available in print and digital.

    Source: Entertainment Hobby Shop Jungle
    Special Thanks to Yoichi Kakuma

    Entertainment Hobby Shop Jungle in Los Angeles is now selling an unassembled and unpainted resin garage kit of the titular monster from the movie RAIGA: THE MONSTER FROM THE DEEP SEA (深海獣雷牙, Shinkaijū Raiba, 2009) — released in North America as RAIGA: GOD OF THE MONSTERS. Exclusive to Jungle’s store and website, Raiga comes a bonus Bonefish resin kit.

    Deep Sea Monster Raiga: Unpainted Unassenbled Resin Kit

    Manufacturer: Image
    SKU: 105001979
    Release Date: 2019 in Japan
    Raiga Height: 8 Inches
    Box Size: 11 x 7 x 5.5 Inches
    Price: $399.99

    LA Jungle Special Bonus: Bonefish Resin Kit

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    Source: Entertainment Hobby Shop Jungle Special Thanks to Yoichi Kakuma Entertainment Hobby Shop Jungle in Los Angeles is now selling original exclusive figures of Go Nagai`s Super Robots Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger and Grendizer. These items are only sold in the U.S. at Jungle`s store and on their website. Only limited quantities are available, and the figures will not be restocked. Use the order links below to purchase the figures, or contact Jungle at: Jungle 319 E 2nd St #103 Los Angeles, CA 90012 Phone: 213-621-1661 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Mazinger Z: Jungle Mighty Mecha Series – Mazinger Z Battle Damage Ver. Manufacturer: Jungle SKU: 105001981 Release Date : 9/14/2019 in Japan Height: 17.5 Inches Box Size: 21.5 x 12.5 x 7.5 Inches Price: $429.99 Order Link:

    Source: Bandai Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Tatsuru Kaneda


    Bandai Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and daikaiju-sized, high-res photos of their new GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (?????????, Gojira Tai Mekagojira, 1974) figure set. The first of two sets based on Mechgodzilla`s introduction in the film, this release contains two "Fake Godzilla" figures depicting the cyborg monster in the midst of burning away its false skin. This item is sold internationally by the Premium Bandai website. Kaiju Out of the Law Mechagodzilla Project GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (1974) First Appearance Set 1: Fake Godzilla Ver./ ???????????????????????????1974?????????????? Ver. Manufacturer: Bandai Product Size: Height Approximately 20cm (7.9 Inches), Width Approximately 10cm (3.9 Inches) Material: PVC Release Date: October 2020 (Japan) Price: ¥13,200 (Approximately $123.71 US, Tax Included) ? Set Contents

    Author: Benjamin Chaffins It was reported in 2018 that a new short film would be released during Godzilla’s 64th anniversary. Indeed, a 14 minute video was created -- although not available to the public. In Eiji Tsuburaya’s hometown of Sukagawa, a few crew members were able to produce this special video in honor of the late Eiji Tsuburaya. So, what exactly does this mean?

    On January 11, 2019, the Eiji Tsuburaya Museum held an exhibit where attendees were able to witness the achievements of Tsuburaya along with this special video titled,“GODZILLA APPEARS IN SUKAGAWA (?????????, Gojira Sukagawa ni Genru). This special video contains live-action footage where Godzilla suddenly appears, attacking Sukagawa, and eventually battling with the maser tanks as seen in the Heisei and Millennium series. During Godzilla Fes 2018 in midtown Hibiya, the newly replicated Shodai (original) Godzilla 1954

    Source: Amazing Figure Modeler Official Facebook: Special Thanks to Terry Webb and David Fisher

    Fans of Godzilla and other Toho monsters should be sure to pick up Amazing Figure Modeler #69. The latest issue of the world`s number one sci-fi, horror and fantasy figure modeling publication is packed with articles and photos devoted to kaiju kits, figures and dioramas. Among the highlights is a history of Godzilla Super-Deformed kits by Stan Hyde. Next, take a tour of Japan with a unique diary photo journal by Robert Troch that escorts you from Osaka to Tokyo with a stopover at the world famous Wonder Festival. Kurt Krause shows how to refurbish the classic Aurora Godzilla model, while Dave Prosser builds an incredible Mechagodzilla 2002 diorama. The magazine also contains two artists profiles. First, AFM editor Terry Webb throws

    ANIPLEX.EXE releases demos ahead of June 2020 release Source: AniplexUSA press release Special Thanks to Aiko Makino ANIPLEX.EXE is excited to announce demos for ATRI -My Dear Moments-, developed by the creators of The Fruit of Grisaia, Frontwing and Makura, and Adabana Odd Tales, developed by Liar-soft, the makers of Gahkthun of the Golden Lightning and Kindred Spirits on the Roof, are now available on Steam ahead of the June 2020 release. Both games are suitable for all ages and will be available in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese, with ATRI -My Dear Moments priced at $20.99 and Adabana Odd Tales available for $17.99. ATRI -My Dear Moments-, written by Asuta Konno, one of the authors of If My Heart Had Wings, transports players to the near future in which a sudden and unexplained sea rise has left much of human civilization

    Source: NECA Special Thanks to Peter de Leon NECA has announced that their Mothra (2019) 12” Wing-to-Wing "Poster Version” Action Figure is rolling out from their warehouse this week and will soon be available from retailers. Based on the monster’s appearance on the theatrical poster for GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, this Mothra figure features blue-green coloration and articulated wings. It includes a themed display base with support rod for simulated in-air poses. The figure measures approximately 12 inches in wingspan and comes in window box packaging with opening flap. Manufacturer: NECA Item Number: 42897 Release Date: May 2020 Price: $24.99

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    NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association)

    Source: Yen Press, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Erik Jansen

    Yen Press expands its renowned light novel catalog with the release of Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai. The high school rom-com is written by Hajime Kamoshida and illustrated by Keji Mizoguchi and debuts today in-print and digitally. Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai notably inspired a hit anime adaptation, which currently streams on Hulu and, as well as a bestselling manga series and a live-action feature film that was released in Japan last year. Summary Out of sight, out of mind! Bunny girls do not live in libraries. This is simply common sense. And yet, that`s exactly where Sakuta finds one in the wild. More bewildering is who the bunny girl is: Mai Sakurajima, a girl one year older than Sakuta, famous at their school for

    Digital Publication of New Chapters of Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers and Fruits Basket Another Source: Yen Press, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Erik Jansen

    Adding to the excitement of the highly-anticipated Season 2 of the FRUITS BASKET anime, Yen Press announced today that it will publish new Fruits Basket manga content on digital platforms nearly simultaneous to their Japanese release -- ongoing chapters of the spin-off series Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers and Fruits Basket Another. Both series are written and drawn by Natsuki Takaya, the creator of the original Fruits Basket which stands out as the most iconic work of shojo manga in the English-speaking world. Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc 2 The Three Musketeers are back again to celebrate the second season of the FRUITS BASKET anime! Kill the time between new episodes with the ridiculous antics of

    Source: NECA press release Special Thanks to Peter de Leon NECA has announced that restocks of their Godzilla (1964) and Godzilla (2001) Action Figures are rolling out from their warehouse this week and will soon be available from retailers. Godzilla – 12? Head-to-Tail Action Figure – 1964 Godzilla (MOTHRA VS GODZILLA) Based on its appearance in the 1964 film, MOTHRA VS GODZILLA (???????, Mosura Tai Gojira), Godzilla stands approximately 6” tall and measures 12” long from head to tail. Featuring over 30 points of articulation and an articulated tail, Godzilla will come packaged in collector friendly window box packaging with opening flap. Manufacturer: NECA Item Number: 42892 Product Dimensions: 6" x 12" SRP: $24.99

    Source: Yen Press, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Erik Jansen

    Publisher Yen Press takes readers on a hilarious, fantasy action/adventure with the launch of the new manga series -- I`m a Behemoth, an S-Ranked Monster, but Mistaken for a Cat, I Live as an Elf Girl`s Pet. The series, written by Nozomi Ginyoku with artwork by Taro Shinonome and Yanomitsuki, debuts today in print and digitally. It’s rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers. A comedic fantasy manga based on the popular light novel series. In this new adventure, a knight finds himself reincarnated as a behemoth, one of the most powerful monsters in the world, and when he meets a beautiful elf girl, he`s ready to fight at her side. Problem is, a baby behemoth looks an awful lot like... a housecat?! Yen Press will also launch the original light novel series for

    Born in December 1958, Noboyuki Fukumoto is a Japanese manga artist famous for his novel gambling ideas, distinct art-style, and in-depth psychological analyses of characters. The English-speaking nations recognize him as the author of Akagi. The award-winning mangaka made his manga debut in 1980. Since then, he has authored more than 150 volumes. Fukumoto’s Gambling Apocalypse: Kaiji was crowned the Comic of the Year at the 1998 Kodansha Manga Awards, for example. Fukumoto often incorporates both elements of gambling and finance into his works, but most of his memorable titles focus on the impacts of Japan’s economic culture. Let’s explore some of Fukumoto’s masterpieces -- Kaiji, Akagi, and Kurosawa. Kaiji Kaiji is perhaps the most popular Nobuyuki Fukumoto series. It tells the story of Itou Kaiji, who experiences some of the most bizarre, passionate, and thrilling gambling adventures. Kaiji, an emotionally unstable guy, finds himself in an

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


    The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and daikaiju-sized photos of their upcoming DefoReal Series figure of King Caesar from GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (?????????, Gojira Tai Mekagojira, 1974). The figure will be available in August 2020. The DefoReal Series combines the cute “super deformed” look with more realistic features to create an ultra-unique design. This palm-sized figure of the guardian god of the Azumi royal clan in ancient Ryukyu realistically depicts the monster`s distinctive fur, red eyes, and other details. X-Plus’ Shonen-RIC website and Toho’s official Godzilla Store are offering a Limited Edition version that comes with a deformed-style version of the Caesar statue, plus replacement ears for

    A Reduction in Monthly Releases and a Shift in Schedule in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Source: Yen Press, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Erik Jansen

    Yen Press announced that it will forego the solicitation of their September 2020 catalog and will reschedule the print and digital publication of several volumes of manga and light novels. Titles originally solicited with an on-sale date between May and August will be redistributed through September, reducing new releases in the coming months. This decision is a response to the continued impact of the coronavirus pandemic on key Yen Press partners, in particular distributors and retailers, as well as fans and readers of Yen Press books. April Yen Press titles will be released as scheduled. Readers are encouraged to check for the full statement from the publisher and future updates on specific

    Over 20 Exclusive Gunpla and Dragon Ball Figures on Sale Now at PREMIUM BANDAI USA Source: Bluefin Corp., MediaLab press release Special Thanks to Erik Jansen Premium Bandai USA has begun offering highly sought-after and exclusive collectibles from renowned Bandai toy and collectible brands to domestic fans and customers. The catalog has been expanded to feature Bandai Spirits’ Tamashii Nations’ Dragon Ball S.H.Figuarts action figure line and Hobby’s catalog of Gundam model kits (GUNPLA), including many rare and limited-edition releases that were, until now, available only to the Japanese market. Nearly two dozen products—including Gundam Deathscythe EW (Roussette Unit) MG 1/100, Tallgeese (TV Animation Color Ver.) RG 1/144, and S.H.Figuarts SUPER SAIYAN GOD SUPER SAIYAN VEGITO -SUPER- will be available direct to U.S. consumers for pre-order via Premium Bandai USA. ? What is S.H.Figuarts? A new standard in action figures representing the state of the

    Godzilla, Mothra, King Caesar, and more of TOHO’s iconic monsters will appear in the upcoming Magic: The Gathering premier card set Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: Special Thanks to Lawrence Lacsamana

    The King of the Monsters makes his debut in Magic: The Gathering! Wizards of the Coast, in a groundbreaking collaboration with TOHO CO., LTD, is proud to announce that the iconic monsters from the Godzilla franchise are coming to Magic: The Gathering. The Godzilla Series Monster cards are a special feature of the upcoming premier card set, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths. “Magic: The Gathering’s rich and engaging multiverse offers such unique opportunities to explore new worlds like Ikoria, filled with incredible monsters that are larger than life,” said Kyoko Yoshida, Sr Manager, Japan Sales and Marketing, Wizards of the Coast. “Collaborating with TOHO CO., LTD

    Source: Diamond Select Toys Special Thanks to Zach Oat

    Diamond Select Toys is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Godzilla 1974 Figural Bank. Sculpted by Gentle Giant, this full-figure vinyl bank depicts Godzilla, exactly as he appeared in 1974`s GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (?????????, Gojira Tai Mekagojira). The 12-inch rendition of the King of All Monsters in his full 1970s glory features a coin slot on his back and a removable tail that reveals an access door. Measuring 18 inches long from nose to tail, he is the perfect addition to any Godzilla collection! The suggested retail price is $39.99.


    Prize: A. There are two (2) prizes, each consisting of one (1) Godzilla 1974 Figural Bank. B. The prizes will be shipped to the contest winners so entrants must include a valid mailing address.

    Source: NECA press release Special Thanks to Peter de Leon NECA has announced that restocks of their Godzilla (2001) Atomic Blast 12” Head-to-Tail Action Figure are rolling out from their warehouse this week and will soon be available from retailers. This version of the beloved monster is based on Godzilla’s “Atomic Blast” attack in the 2001 movie GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK (?????????????? ??????, Gojira, Mosura, Kingughidora: Daikaiju Soshingeki), a spectacular battle between Godzilla and some of his most famous foes. The figure stands over 6? tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12? long. It features a removable Atomic Blast effect, all new paint deco, and over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail. Godzilla – 12? Head-to-Tail Action Figure – Godzilla (2001) Atomic Blast Manufacturer: NECA Item Number: 42883 Product Dimensions: 6" x 12"

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