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    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 Shigure, Ayame, and

    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 Godzilla – 12?

    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 I`m a Behemoth,

    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 A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE 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 posing the figure with the raised ear look

    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 YenPress.com for the full statement from the publisher and future updates on specific titles. About Yen

    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 art Tamashii Nation design technology.

    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: magic.wizards.com/Ikoria 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 to bring the

    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. OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION 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. This contest is

    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" SRP: $24.99

    Source: Spiral Studio Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Ash S "A great dragon, who fell from the stars. A hydra, whose storms swallowed both men and gods alike." The collectibles company Spiral Studio Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and large, high-res photos of their long-awaited and highly-anticipated Ultimate Masterline Premium Statue: King Ghidorah Deluxe Edition. Equipped with LED light-up functions, King Ghidorah Deluxe Edition is exclusively crafted with remarkable movie-accuracy to depict the iconic scene of the final battle in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ 2019 Kaiju blockbuster GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS. King Ghidorah, known to Monarch as `Monster Zero`, is an alien life form of unknown origin. Yet ancient civilizations whispered of this evil incarnation through millennia of fear and terror, passing only a myth of the great dragon who fell from the star. Everywhere the three-headed devil travels, he

    Source: NECA Special Thanks to Peter de Leon NECA has announced that restocks of their Godzilla (1985) 12” Head-to-Tail Action Figure are rolling out from their warehouse this week and will soon be available from retailers. Based on the creature`s design in RETURN OF GODZILLA (aka GODZILLA 1985), the figure stands over 6? tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12? long. It features incredible detail, including a bendable tail and nearly 30 points of articulation! Godzilla – 12? Head-to-Tail Action Figure – 1985 Godzilla Manufacturer: NECA Item Number: 42810 UPC: 6-34482-42810-8 Price: $24.99 About NECA, Inc. NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) provides wholesale merchandise based on a wide variety of licenses. They are one of

    Source: Diamond Select Toys Special Thanks to Zach Oat Diamond Select Toys is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win their Godzilla Gallery: Godzilla 1991 Deluxe PVC Figure, the first in a new line of Gallery PVC Dioramas starring Godzilla, his allies and his enemies. Designed by Joe Allard and sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza, the figure depicts Godzilla from his 1991 film, GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH (???vs??????, Gojira Tai Kingu Gidora), and measures approximately 10 inches tall. The King of the Monsters can be displayed on his own, or connected with King Ghidorah (coming soon) to form a larger diorama. The suggested retail price is $69.99. OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION Prize: A. There are two (2) prizes, each consisting of one (1) Godzilla Gallery: Godzilla 1991 Deluxe PVC Figure. B. The prizes will be shipped to the contest winners

    Source: NECA press release Special Thanks to Peter de Leon NECA continues to celebrate Godzilla, the most famous kaiju in the world, in action figure form with two new classic Toho figures this June. Godzilla – 12? Head to Tail Action Figure – Classic 1989 Godzilla This version of the beloved monster is based on its appearance in the 1989 film, Godzilla vs Biollante. The figure measures 6? tall and 12” long from head to tail and comes with a radioactive blast effect part. It features over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail! Godzilla will come packaged in collector friendly window box packaging with opening flap. Item Number: 42898 Release Date: June 2020 SRP: $24.99 Godzilla – 12? Head to Tail

    Source: Yen Press, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Erik Jansen Yen Press, LLC announced its latest acquisitions today, including a novel adaptation of Makoto Shinkai’s The Garden of Words, the Konosuba light novel spinoff Konosuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World! Bonus Story: We are the Megumin Bandits and five manga series: Last Round Arthurs, Majo Raba Majo Reba, Yoshi no Zuikara: The Frog in the Well Does Not Know the Ocean, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department P.S. and Puella Magi Madoka Magica Omnibus Edition. All seven titles will release in August 2020. The Garden of Words Story by Makoto Shinkai From director Makoto Shinkai comes the novel adaptation of his award-winning 2013 film THE GARDEN OF WORDS, a moody drama about two lonely souls who meet in the garden of Shinjuku during rainy season and help each other “learn to walk again” in life. From

    Take the plunge into a little town enveloped by the ocean or visit a mystical realm of illustrated books in the land of Adabana Source: AniplexUSA press release Special Thanks to Aiko Makino Aniplex’s newly established visual novel brand, ANIPLEX.EXE, is thrilled to confirm the North American release of its two highly anticipated inaugural projects: 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. 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 underwater. After losing his mother and his leg in an accident while he

    Two Iconic Titans to Clash On-Screen and at Retail with Exciting Global Programs Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: godzilla.com Special Thanks to Chris Mowry and Jacara Jenkins #GodzillavsKong In anticipation of Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures’ feature film GODZILLA VS KONG, rumbling into theaters on November 20, 2020, Legendary and Toho Co. Ltd. announced an exciting slate of licensees that will deliver a diverse offering of merchandise and experiences to fans timed to the release of the blockbuster film. International toy titan Playmates has been named master toy partner with forthcoming products themed to GODZILLA VS KONG, as well as additional product lines featuring Legendary’s Monsterverse and Classic Toho Monsters. Film partnerships also include: leading global manufacturer of licensed apparel and accessories, Bioworld; the preeminent designer and manufacturer of costumes, Rubies; leading pop culture consumer product company Funko; interactive live-action adventure escape room

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: godzilla.com Special Thanks to Shadie Williams usaopoly (The Op), a leading games publisher, has partnered with Toho International to produce two new exciting Godzilla games: MONOPOLY® and JENGA®. From its debut on the big screen in 1954, there have been over 30 GODZILLA films made in Japan and the United States, and GODZILLA continues to stomp through popular culture today. In MONOPOLY®: Godzilla, players will vie to collect iconic kaiju in their familiar settings -- such as RODAN on Monster Island (formerly known as Boardwalk) and MOTHRA on Infant Island (formerly known as Park Place) in order to reign supreme -- and will pick one of six collectible movers such GODZILLA, MECHAGODZILLA and KING GHIDORAH to navigate the MONOPOLY® game board. “Since the 1950’s, GODZILLA has spawned a worldwide fan base,” says John M. Davis,

    If you live in the west, there was a time in the early to mid-90s where anime was unknown to the majority of the population. Seen as a new take on a classic, this mythical form of entertainment from the east quickly took the likes of the US and UK by storm, rapidly becoming a favorite for people of all ages. What used to be just seen in animation started to bleed out into so many other facets of entertainment and general life. In no small part, this popularity is owed to Dragon Ball, its sequels, and the many additions this property brought to the world. With the Tokyo Olympics just around the corner, Son Goku is poised to be an official figurehead for the world to see. But how did this humble show reach this level, and what have been his biggest leaps in becoming one

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