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    Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen 43 years after STAR WARS hit theaters, the legendary space saga unfolds in the galaxy of manga thanks to the latest story in the Skywalker saga. Packing in all the adventure that fans would expect from Star Wars, publishing and entertainment juggernaut VIZ Media, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, presents Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga. Encounters with the elusive Jedi Luke Skywalker have mystified many in a galaxy far, far away. A cadre of renowned Japanese manga artists, Akira Himekawa, Haruichi, Subaru, Akira Fukaya, and Takashi Kisaki, brilliantly capture and bring him to life in this literary piece. STAR WARS and manga fans alike will delight in the storytelling and humor narrated in Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga inspired by Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy

    Source: Surreal Entertainment Special Thanks to Carrie Meyer and Alex Gomez Surreal Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Battle Scene fleece blanket. Measuring 60 x 45 inches, the blanket depicts Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra as seen in the 2019 film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. The blanket can also be purchased from retailers or ordered directly from Surreal at shopnerdcode.com/?s=godzilla. The suggested retail price is $29.99. OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION Prize: A. There are two (2) prizes, each consisting of one (1) GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS fleece blanket. B. The prizes will be shipped to the contest winners so entrants must include a valid mailing address. This contest is only open to participants in the United States and Canada. C. In the event that a winner chooses not

    Source: NECA Special Thanks to Summer Mullins and Peter de Leon NECA is thrilled to present another figure from the new GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS movie! Based on the monster’s on-screen appearance in this sequel to the 2014 Godzilla movie, this "Atomic Meltdown" version of Godzilla features burning paint deco and is fully poseable, with over 25 points of articulation. The figure measures 8 inches tall and 12 inches long from head to tail. Window box packaging with opening flap. The Godzilla V3 (2019) figure is a Target exclusive in the U.S. and a general release internationally. Manufacturer: NECA UPC: 634482428917 Price: $23.99 About

    Source: Crunchyroll Special Thanks to Amanda Geraldo Attack on Titan Characters Show Their Holiday Spirit with Festive Costumes – Only in Attack on Titan TACTICS for iOS and Android Today, DeNA Co., Ltd. and Crunchyroll Games announced an upcoming in-game event and special in-game rewards for ATTACK ON TITAN TACTICS, an officially licensed mobile game based on the popular anime series Attack on Titan. To align with the holidays, players will have the opportunity to see some of their favorite ATTACK ON TITAN characters such as Eren Jaeger, Armin Arlelt, and Annie Leonhart, dressed up in festive costumes. More information is provided below: Fanciful Story Event – Holy Night’s Battle: This in-game event tells an original story that’s set in the time period when Eren Jaeger was in the 104th Cadet Corps. With the entire regiment tired from training and eager to hold a festival for the

    Source: NECA Special Thanks to Summer Mullins NECA has announced a new variant of their Mothra (2019) 12” Wing-to-Wing Action Figure from GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, featuring blue-green coloration based on the monster’s appearance on its character poster for the movie. This 7" scale Mothra figure features articulated wings and 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 About NECA, Inc. NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) provides wholesale merchandise based on a wide variety of licenses. They are one of

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: godzilla.com Special Thanks to Chris Robins Godzilla officially kicked off the 65th anniversary earlier this month, but if you ask him about retirement, you’re likely to get blasted with radioactive flames -- because Godzilla is having having busiest year ever. After making a historic debut at San Diego Comic Con this year, Toho Studios has partnered with Kidrobot to introduce an atomic-sized Godzilla capsule that celebrates the King of the Monsters 65th year on our planet. The atomic-sized Godzilla capsule includes two 8-inch art figures, one plush, one flat-billed hat, a bomber jacket, and a festive Godzilla City-Destroyer holiday sweater, all in celebration of the iconic monster’s 65th birthday. Purchase items at kidrobot.com/collections/godzilla. MechaGodzilla 8" Art Figure by Kidrobot - Battle Ready Edition $75.00 Kidrobot and Godzilla have teamed up to introduce this MechaGodzilla 8"

    Source: NECA press release Special Thanks to Peter de Leon NECA is reissuing their 2001 Godzilla (Atomic Blast) 12” Head-to-Tail Figure in new packaging. 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. Manufacturer: NECA Product Dimensions: 6" x 12" Release Date: November 2019 SRP: $24.99 About NECA, Inc. NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) provides wholesale merchandise based on a wide variety of

    Painting and Branded Merch Will be Part of Godzilla’s Booth at ComplexCon in Long Beach, Nov 2 - 3 Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: godzilla.com Special Thanks to Chris Robins Godzilla, The King of the Monsters, bursts forth from the elements in a new painting from Japanese artist Takashi Murakami to celebrate Godzilla’s 65th Anniversary. The original painting will be seen for the first time at ComplexCon this weekend in Long Beach, November 2 – 3. The 11ft high painting will be on display at the Godzilla booth (E23) along with exclusive Godzilla merchandise including some lines featuring Murakami’s Godzilla artwork. “We’re honored that an artist as iconic as Takashi Murakami has created artwork that so beautifully captures the essence of Godzilla,” said Keiji Ota, CGO (Chief Godzilla Officer) at Toho. “We’re celebrating Godzilla’s 65th anniversary starting on November 3rd and continuing throughout

    If you`re a die-hard anime fan who is constantly looking for the next fix, the video game industry has you covered. The past year has seen the release of some of the best anime games we`ve seen in years, consisting of original titles as well as ones based on the most popular anime franchises in the world. If you want to know what anime video games you need in your collection in 2019, read on to find out. Closers This absolutely insane action game is another free-to-play episodic title from anime legends En Masse Gaming. If you`re a fan of constant button mashing and a beautifully-drawn in-game world, this is the one for you. You play one of a group of teenagers with psychic powers known as the Black Lambs, and your mission is to defend Tokyo from a sinister army of monster aliens. You can

    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 figures based on the first Godzilla sequel, GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (??????, Gojira no Gyakush?, 1955). The DefoReal Series combines the cute “super deformed” look with more realistic features to create an ultra-unique design, and these palm-sized figures capture all the details of the monster designs from the movie. DefoReal Series: Godzilla (1955) / ?????? ???(1955) Manufacturer: PLEX Corporation Product Size: Height Approximately 13cm (5.1 Inches), Length Approximately 13cm Material: PVC Specifications: Complete Painted Figures Release Date: January 2020 Price: ¥6,600 (Approximately $60.93 US, Tax Included) ? Set Contents Godzilla The General Distribution version of Godzilla features a

    Source: Surreal Entertainment Special Thanks to Carrie Meyer and Alex Gomez Surreal Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win two of their new products based on Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS. The Godzilla Heat Changing Mug features your favorite monster but can only be seen once you add a hot beverage. The 11oz ceramic mug retailers for $10.99. The Godzilla Monsters Shot Glass Set features Mothra, Rodan, Ghidorah and Godzilla himself, each on their very own glass. The set retails for $14.99. These items can also be purchased from retailers or ordered directly from Surreal at shopnerdcode.com/?s=godzilla. OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION Prize: A. There are two (2) prizes, each consisting of one (1) Godzilla Heat Changing Mug and one (1) Godzilla Monsters Shot Glass Set. B. The prizes will be shipped to the contest winners

    Source: Spiral Studio Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Ash S The collectibles company Spiral Studio Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and large, high-res photos of the first statue in their Ultimate Masterline Series; King Ghidorah (2019) from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ 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 brings an otherworldly thunderstorm, causing a hellish wave of destruction in his path. King GHidorah is truly the avatar of horror deserving the title of `Living Extinction Event`, a false king to all titans. The Ultimate Masterline Series: King Ghidorah is sculpted and

    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 Limited Edition Gigantic Series figure of the 2019 Godzilla design from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS.* On sale this December, the figure measures over 3 feet long from nose to tail. It depicts Godzilla in an attack pose, features accurate sculpting of the monster`s massive body and distinctive, rough skin texture, and is painted to replicate the eyes and dorsal fins lighting up when the monster fires his atomic breath. This item is sold by Shonen-Ric and the Godzilla Store, and will not be available from retail stores. It is recommended for fans and collectors ages 15

    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 monster figures scheduled for release in November 2019. The company`s official Shonen-Ric as X-Plus website offers Exclusives and Limited Editions with bonus features or extra pieces not available from other retailers, with shipping on some items also now available to customers in North America, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. The standard "General Distribution" versions of the figures are sold by stores and online retailers, including SFJ sponsor Anime Jungle. Most X-Plus figures are recommended for fans and collectors ages 15 years and older. DefoReal Series: Kong 2.0 (Octopus) / ?????? ??? 2.0 Manufacturer: Star Ace Toys Product

    Source: Surreal Entertainment Special Thanks to Carrie Meyer and Alex Gomez Surreal Entertainment has just released some officially licensed merchandise for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS. These items can be purchased from retailers or ordered directly from Surreal at shopnerdcode.com/?s=godzilla. Godzilla Heat Changing Mug 11oz heat-changing ceramic coffee mug. This magic mug features your favorite monster but can only be seen once you add a hot beverage. Watch Godzilla come to life before your eyes. Manufacturer: Surreal Entertainment Item Number: CMGC-GDZ-BLAST UPC: 670711177911 Product Size: 5 x 3 x 4 Inches Price: $10.99 Godzilla Monsters Shot Glasses (Set of 4) Set of four shot glasses featuring the monsters of GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS; Mothra, Rodan, Ghidorah and Godzilla himself on their very own shot glasses. Item Number: SG4-GDZ-MONS UPC: 670711178116 Product Size: 2

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. On December 18, Toho will release Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (2019) on home video in Japan on multiple formats, including retailer exclusives with bonus collectibles. GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Limited Edition 4 Disc Set with S.H.MonsterArts GODZILLA [2019] Poster Color Ver./ ??????????????????????????4???S.H.MonsterArts GODZILLA[2019] Poster Color Ver. ?? The 4 Disc Limited Edition set includes 4K Ultra HD, 2D Blu-ray and DVD versions of the movie, a disc of bonus features, a full color booklet with Japanese promotional art, and a Limited Edition "Poster Color Version" of the S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla (2019) figure, painted in blue and white to match Godzilla`s appearance on the American theatrical poster. Manufacturer: Toho (Japan) Format: 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD Region: A, 2 Number of Discs: 4 Release Date: December 18, 2019

    Product Info and 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 high-res photos of their latest figure of King Kong from the 2017 movie, KONG: SKULL ISLAND. The soft vinyl statue is manufactured by X-Plus` Hong Kong-based subsidiary, Star Ace Toys, Ltd., and features the protector of Skull Island in a defiant roar with arms outstretched wide. This piece is meticulously sculpted to show the rage in his face, all the detail of his hair and the battle scars across his chest. He is painted by hand to bring out all of the incredible nuances of his expression and recreate the realism that makes the figure look alive. There will also be a Deluxe Limited Edition Version which recreates a famous scene from the movie where Kong

    See 11 Toho Classics Plus GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS With The Film`s Director, Michael Dougherty! Source: Bay Area Film Events press release Official Site: bayareafilmevents.com/shows Fifteen years ago Bay Area Film Events put on its first Godzillafest at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. 22 films over 7 days with an array of guests including Hiroshi Koizumi, Akira Kubo, Tsutomu Kitagawa, Jerry Ito, Russ Tamblyn and Ed Keane. Flash forward 15 years and 35 shows later and Bay Area Film Events is bringing back Godzillafest! Bay Area Film Events, CinemaSF and 3Fish Studios are coming together to bring a huge Godzilla event to the Historic Balboa Theater in San Francisco. Taking place over a three day weekend, Godzilla stomps onto the big screen in twelve movies on both screens of the Balboa. The lineup includes classic films that have not been seen

    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 Ghidorah from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS. The DefoReal Series combines the cute "super deformed" look with more realistic features to create an ultra-unique design, and this King Ghidorah palm-sized figure captures all the details of the monster`s design from the movie. X-Plus’ Shonen-Ric website and Toho’s official Godzilla Store are offering a Limited Edition version of the figure with a light-up feature for King Ghidorah`s eyes and necks. The gimmick requires two AA batteries (sold separately). This item will be released in January 2020 and is recommended for fans and collectors

    Source: NECA Special Thanks to Summer Mullins NECA is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win their new Godzilla V2 (2019) 12” Head-to-Tail Figure! Based on the monster’s on-screen appearance in the new GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS movie, this version of Godzilla features lightning paint deco and is fully poseable, with over 25 points of articulation. The figure measures 6? tall and 12” long from head to tail and comes with an attachable blast effect. The Godzilla V2 (2019) figure 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) Godzilla V2 (2019) 12” Head-to-Tail Figure. B. The prize will be shipped to the contest winners so entrants must include a valid mailing address. This contest is only open to participants in the United States and Canada. C. In

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