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    Photo courtesy of SRS Cinema. ©Team Better Tomorrow Source: SRS Cinema LLCSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Photo courtesy of SRS Cinema. ©Team Better Tomorrow SRS Cinema is excited to announce the acquisition of Yoshikazu Ishii’s YUZO THE BIGGEST BATTLE IN TOKYO (『特撮喜劇 大木勇造 人生最大の決戦』, Tokusatsu Kigeki Ōki Yūzō Jinsei Saidai no Kessen, 2022). Ishii was an apprentice of the late Toho FX director Koichi Kawakita, and served as a special effects assistant director on GODZILLA: FINAL WARS,  NEGOTIATOR: MASHITA MASAYOSHI, DAIMAJIN KANON, and ULTRAMAN MEBIUS. He has directed  episodes of ULTRAMAN GINGA and ULTRAMAN GINGA S. SRS builds upon a successful relationship with Ishii following their release of his prior production, ATTACK OF THE GIANT TEACHER (アタック・オブ・ザ・ジャイアントティーチャー, Atakku Obu Za Jaianto Tīchā) back in 2019, and believes YUZO will be an even greater success. YUZO THE BIGGEST BATTLE IN TOKYO stars genre

    Source: Nijigen No Mori press releaseOfficial Website: https://nijigennomori.com/godzilla_awajishima/ Photo courtesy of Nijigen no Mori. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Nijigen No Mori theme park's popular attraction, "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 ~), is hosting the "Mothra Paper Airplane Flying Competition" (モスラ紙ヒコーキをとばしたい会, Mosura-shi Hikōki o Tobashitai Kai), a craft experience for elementary school students and younger, through December 3, 2023. In this event, visitors can create their own original Mothra Paper Airplane by painting their favorite colors on the Mothra art paper. Visitors can not only take home their Mothra Paper Airplane but also enter it in the Competition, which will be held at a time TBA on the large lawn in front of the "Godzilla Interception Operation" area. In the competition, participants see which paper airplane will fly the furthest, and the winner will receive a medal badge

    © 2023 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM & © Legendary NYCC panels to include screenings of monumental new Apple original series MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS based on Legendary’s Monsterverse, acclaimed fan-favorite FOR ALL MANKIND and thrilling new drama series THE CHANGELINGSource: Apple TV+ press releaseOfficial Site: https://tv.apple.com/us/show/monarch-legacy-of-monsters/Special Thanks to Sana Abbaali  Apple TV+ has revealed plans for a towering New York Comic-Con lineup that will include advance screenings, as well as showcase the gifted creative teams, of highly anticipated upcoming series MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS; returning and celebrated space drama FOR ALL MANKIND; and, the compelling new drama series THE CHANGELING. The news comes of the heels of Apple TV+ becoming the home to some of this year’s most acclaimed sci-fi hits, including SILO, FOUNDATION and INVASION. Fans heading to New York Comic-Con on this year will be treated

    Photo courtesy of Volks Inc. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Volks Inc. press release Volks Inc. (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto), a designer, manufacturer, and retailer of model and toy products, will launch a new series called the "Orient Hero Collection" (オリエントヒーローコレクション, Oriento Hīrō Korekushon), an update of the legendary "Orient Hero Series" (オリエントヒーローシリーズ, Oriento Hīrō Shirīzu) Garage Kit (GK) series that was popular in the 1980s and 1990s. The first items to be released will be two popular monsters from Tsuburaya Productions' RETURN OF ULTRAMAN series; Gudon and Twintail. These kits will be available exclusively at the "Hobby Round 29" (ホビーラウンド29, Hobī Raundo 29) event hosted by Volks on Sunday, October 1st. The original "Orient Hero Series" was a Volks GK line created in 1985 and based on the concept of "creating a three-dimensional embodiment of all the heroes created by the East." The series, which has produced numerous

    Source: KADOKAWA Corporation Global Anime Business Official Site: https://godzillagames.jp/battle_line/Special Thanks to Yuna Kishita   Godzilla series artist Shinji Nishikawa has created a promotional illustration for the GODZILLA BATTLE LINE/GAMERA -Rebirth- Collaboration. Photo courtesy of Kadokawa. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee Kadokawa Corporation has provided SciFi Japan with a large, high quality image of the promotional artwork for the collaboration between their  GAMERA -Rebirth-  (ガメラ リバース, Gamera Ribāsu, 2023) anime series and the Toho smartphone game "Godzilla Battle Line" (ゴジラ バトルライン, Gojira Batoru Rain). Directed by Hiroyuki Seshita,  GAMERA -Rebirth- is a 6 episode series based on the live-action Gamera movies that depicts Gamera fighting five enemy kaiju first introduced in films made from 1967-1971. The anime show was released worldwide on Netflix this past September 7th. Launching in 2021, the "Godzilla Battle Line" game allows players to build their own

    The main cast of ULTRAMAN BLAZAR will appear every day!Source: Tsuburaya Productions press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.ultra-expo.com/prism2024/Official X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/m78expo Ultra Heroes EXPO 2024 New Year Festival poster, courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President: Masayuki Nagatakei) will host the "Ultra Heroes EXPO 2024 New Year Festival in Tokyo Dome City" (ウルトラヒーローズEXPO 2024 ニューイヤーフェスティバル IN 東京ドームシティ,  Urutora Hīrōzu EXPO 2024 Nyū Iyā Fesutibaru IN Tōkyō Dōmu Shiti) at Ikebukuro Sunshine City (3-1-4 Higashi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo) from Friday, December 29, 2023 to Monday, January 8, 2024 at Tokyo Dome City Prism Hall. "Ultra Heroes EXPO" is a popular year-end and New Year's holiday event for the Ultraman series, with the 2024 festival held under the theme of "Deliver Your Thoughts". At this event, the "NEW GENERATION THE LIVE" stage show will be performed daily. On stage will be Ultraman Blazar,

    Lead Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki to Throw Out the First Pitch Source: Toho Co., Ltd, Yomiuri Giants press releases 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 New key visual for the Yomiuri Giants/Godzilla collaboration. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. © Yomiuri Giants. All rights reserved. Toho and the Yomiuri Giants (読売ジャイアンツ, Yomiuri Jaiantsu) have revealed further details for their GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) collaboration event for the Giants' home game against the Tokyo Yakult Swallows at the Tokyo Dome on October 1st.   To promote the event, a new key visual has been released featuring the Yomiuri Giants' players and Godzilla. The design includes the phrase "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. Godzilla Seat

    Photo courtesy of Kadokawa. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee ©Kyuryu Z・KADOKAWA/Nights with a Cat Source: KADOKAWA Corporation Global Anime Business Official Sites: https://gamera-rebirth.com (Japan), https://www.netflix.com/title/81087387 (US) Official Twitter: @gamera_rebirth #Gamera Rebirth #gamera_rebirthSpecial Thanks to Yuna Kishita Photo courtesy of Kadokawa. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee ©Kyuryu Z・KADOKAWA/Nights with a Cat As part of their celebration of the worldwide release of their anime series GAMERA -Rebirth-  (ガメラ リバース, Gamera Ribāsu) on Netflix, Kadokawa Corporation is taking part in Gamera-themed collaborations with popular creators. Following "Mini-Gamera" (ミニガメラ) by manga artist Penguin Box, the second project is a collaboration with the comedy manga Nights with a Cat (夜は猫といっしょ, Yoru wa Neko to Issho) by Kyuryu Z. Nights with a Cat began as a short story that Kyuryu Z posted on his Twitter page. It quickly developed a wide readersip who had fallen for the charms of

      SciFi Japan is pleased to share a GODZILLA MINUS ONE photo gallery, courtesy of Toho! Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., Ltd. 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 Special Thanks to Takehiro Yamamoto   A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Advance ticket sales advert. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Toho has provided SciFi Japan with the new details and a huge photo gallery for GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan), the upcoming film from director/writer/FX director Takashi Yamazaki commemorating the 70th anniversary of Godzilla's birth. The movie will be released in Japan on November 3 and open in North American cinemas on December 1, 2023. GODZILLA MINUS ONE is shaping up to be a massive hit for Toho, not just in Japan but also abroad.  The

    Source: KADOKAWA Corporation Global Anime Business Official Sites: https://gamera-rebirth.com (Japan), https://www.netflix.com/title/81087387 (US) Official Twitter: @gamera_rebirth #Gamera Rebirth #gamera_rebirth Photo courtesy of Kadokawa. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee For 40 years, master kaiju illustrator, Yuji Kaida, has amazed fans worldwide with his artwork for books, posters, model kits, CD and home video covers, dioramas and more depicting the likes of Godzilla, Gamera and Ultraman. Today, Kadokawa released a new Kaida illustration as part of their celebration of the worldwide release of their anime series GAMERA -Rebirth-  (ガメラ リバース, Gamera Ribāsu) on Netflix.   Comment from Yuji Kaida At first, I was worried about whether the charm of the monsters could be brought to life in an anime. But when I watched the series, I was captivated by the dynamic actions of the monsters, which were depicted in realistic 3D. The

    Photo courtesy of DADAGRAM. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©MONSTROUSA Source: DADAGRAM press releaseMONSTROUSA Official Site: https://shop.monstrousa.com/ Photo courtesy of DADAGRAM.©MONSTROUSA On September 12th, DADAGRAM (ダダグラム, Dadaguramu), a Shimokitazawa-based costume design company (Setagaya-ku, Tokyo), launched its new apparel brand "MONSTROUSA" (モンストローサ, Monsutorōsa) with an original  collection commemorating the 55th anniversary of Ultraseven. Actor and costume designer Kaishi Iwao (THE NAKED DIRECTOR, TRILLION GAME) is supervising the design and production of the Ultraseven line. While there are countless apparel brands in the world, an apparel brand handled by a costume shop is truly rare. Costume makers do not make clothes for an unspecified "someone," but rather tailor them for each and every person who will wear them. With the MONSTROUSA brand, the design team will make clothes that bring out the individuality of each person who wears them through the meticulous attention to detail that can only be achieved by

      The Yomiuri Giants will host a GODZILLA MINUS ONE-themed night. Photos courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd and the Yomiuri Giants. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. © Yomiuri Giants. All rights reserved. Source: Toho Co., Ltd. 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 Toho has announced a GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) collaboration with the Yomiuri Giants (読売ジャイアンツ, Yomiuri Jaiantsu). The baseball team will host Godzilla-themed events as part of their October 1st home game against the Tokyo Yakult Swallows at the Tokyo Dome.   The evening's festivities will include a special video for the collaboration and a meet and greet with both Godzilla and Chibi Godzilla, who will wander the concourses and grounds to interact with fans. There will be Godzilla signs around the park, and a 2.6-meter tall statue of Godzilla-1.0 on special

    Source: Sentai press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Home video label Sentai Filmworks today announced its December slate of releases. Product details follow, in order of release...   Photo courtesy of Sentai. BIBLIOPHILE PRINCESS Published by:    Sentai FilmworksDistributed by:   Distribution SolutionRun Time:         300 min.Street Date:      12/5/2023Format:             BDLanguage:        Japanese with English SubtitlesSRP:                 $59.98 Lady Elianna Bernstein's entire family loves to read, and they retain so much knowledge that they're considered a national resource. Despite that, they've always remained politically neutral… until Elianna agrees to pretend to become betrothed to the Kingdom's heir, keeping unwanted suitors away from the Prince and giving Elianna access to the Royal Library. But when she notices that Prince Christopher might be seeing another woman, Elianna realizes she may not be on the same page that she thought she was on concerning her part in this story.

    Award winning story of a charismatic labor union activist battling corporate greed to improve the lives of workers debuts in EnglishSource: ABLAZE press release Special Thanks to Erik Jansen (MediaLab)  Photo courtesy of Ablaze. Comics and graphic novel publisher ABLAZE notably expands its webtoon manhwa catalog with THE AWL, a moving and socially conscious series about the struggles of workers at an oppressive Korean big box superstore as they strive for better lives and working conditions.  The work is by creator Choi Gyu-Seok, who was also the artist of The Hellbound, a manhwa series adapted into a live action show and streaming on Netflix now. THE AWL is critically acclaimed and the recipient of the Korean Cartoon of Today Prize and caused a stir by raising public awareness about acute labor problems when it was originally published. It was also adapted to a successful TV series in South

    FEATURING EXTENDED FILM CUT NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN U.S. THEATERSSource:  Toei Animation Co., Ltd. press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/Dragon-Ball-Z-Battle-of-Gods-2023 (North America)Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Photo courtesy of Fathom Events. ©BIRD STUDIO /SHUEISHA ©2013 DRAGON BALL Z the Movie Production Committee This October, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS, Goku and his friends return to the big screen to save Earth in one of the most epic battles of the Dragon Ball franchise. Toei Animation and Fathom Events today announced plans to re-release DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS as a special two-day event on October 17 & 18 in theaters across the United States. DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS is an original work from Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, who penned the story, screenplay and character designs for the movie. It premiered in Japan in 2013 and, at the time, was the

    Source: IDW Publishing Special Thanks to Gregg Katzman Photo courtesy of IDW Publishing. ©TOHO CO., LTD. See the King of the Monsters from the unique mind and pen of talented writer-artist James Stokoe in the Godzilla By James Stokoe Deluxe Edition hardcover collection. James Stokoe's The Half-Century War is a critical and fan favorite Godzilla tale that follows one man's journey for the most famous monster out there! The year is 1954 and Lieutenant Ota Murakami is on hand when Godzilla makes first landfall in Japan. Along with his pal, Kentaro, Ota makes a desperate gamble to save lives... and in the process begins an obsession with the King of the Monsters that lasts 50 years. Then, from Stokoe's amazingly illustrated issue of the series Godzilla in Hell, Godzilla battles through the first layer of Hell! This collection also includes select development, penciled, and inked

    Digimon returns to the big screen with the new movie DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 THE BEGINNING. Photo courtesy of Toei. © Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation, Toei Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: https://www.toei-anim.co.jp/movie/digimon-adventure/ (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Photo courtesy of Toei. © Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation, Toei Toei has provided information and pics for their upcoming anime feature film, DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 THE BEGINNING (デジモンアドベンチャー02 THE BEGINNING, Dejimon Adobenchā 02 THE BEGINNING). The movie opens in Japanese cinemas on Friday, October 27th.   INTRODUCTION In 1999, the Digimon Series became a huge hit and attracted many children with the release of the movie DIGIMON ADVENTURE and the animated TV series DIGIMON. The first animated TV series, DIGIMON ADVENTURE (1999-2000), was followed by a second series, DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 (2000-2001). In the second series, Daisuke Motomiya, Veemon, other new "DigiDestined" and their

    Photo courtesy of Netflix. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee Source: KADOKAWA Corporation Global Anime Business Official Sites: https://gamera-rebirth.com (Japan), https://www.netflix.com/title/81087387 (US) Official Twitter: @gamera_rebirth #Gamera Rebirth #gamera_rebirth In celebration of the worldwide release on Netflix for their new anime series GAMERA -Rebirth-  (ガメラ リバース, Gamera Ribāsu), Kadokawa Corporation has partnered with the anime event origanizers Machi★Asobi to host "GAMERA -Rebirth- Collaboration Cafes" at five Machi★Asobi CAFE locations across Japan. Starting this Tuesday, September 12, the cafes will serve meals and drinks like "Monster Summer Vegetable Zaku Curry" and "Gamera's Maritozzo" inspired by the anime series. The cafes will be offering free GAMERA -Rebirth- luncheon mats and coasters to customers. Photo courtesy of Netflix. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee Customers who order any of the Gamera-themed meals will receive a free A3 size (11.7 x 16.5 inches) luncheon mat with GAMERA -Rebirth- artwork

      GODZILLA MINUS ONE director Takashi Yamazaki is hosting four special theatrical screenings of select Godzilla films in Tokyo. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., Ltd. 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 previously reported, GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) writer/director/FX director Takashi Yamazaki will host four special theatrical screenings of select Godzilla films in Japan this September and October. GODZILLA MINUS ONE director Takashi Yamazaki. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. The "Takashi Yamazaki Selection Godzilla Screenings in Commemoration of GODZILLA-1.0 Release" (「『ゴジラ-1.0』公開記念 山崎貴セレクション ゴジラ上映会」, "Gojira - 1.0 ” Kōkai Kinen Yamazaki Takashi Serekushon Gojira Jōeikai) series will be held at the Ikebukuro HUMAX Cinemas in Tokyo. Yamazaki will also attend each screening to take part in a discussion about his love for that particular film and

    Source: Nijigen No Mori press releaseOfficial Website: https://nijigennomori.com/godzilla_awajishima/ Photo courtesy of Nijigen no Mori. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. This summer's popular "Splash Godzilla" (スプラッシュ ゴジラ,  Supurasshu Gojira) zip line event will end Sunday, October 1st. "Splash Godzilla" is a summertime expansion of the Nijigen No Mori theme park's "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 ~), zip line ride. Surprisingly, it is confirmed that the body temperature of Godzilla, which lies dormant on Nijigen no Mori, Awaji Island, has risen sharply! At NIGOD (National Awaji Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster) the decision is made to launch "Splash Godzilla", which sprays a large amount of water to cool Godzilla. Participants glide on a zip line as members of the NIGOD team and examine Godzilla's body from the inside while bathing themselves in a large amount of water that is

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