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    Source:  Ghost X Ghost press release Special Thanks to Brock Otterbacher   The METALCROPOLIS series of designs by Ghost X Ghost takes your favorite characters, and makes them METAL!  If you missed out on some of their Metalcropolis Godzilla T-shirts you're in luck, as they've created some variants, available only on! In addition to those, Ghost x Ghost  also made a variant color of the Godzilla Kingu design, as a hoodie. Click on the links below to order. PLEASE NOTE: these items are being sold and fulfilled by rather than Ghost x   ■ Mechagodzilla Metalcropolis T-Shirt Photo courtesy of Ghost X Ghost. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Exclusive Godzilla Store Color Variant Mechagodzilla, the mechanical terror, has been reimagined as a metal band! Screen printed on a 100% soft spun cotton black t-shirt. Illustration by Matt Ryan Tobin

      Photo courtesy of Tokyo International Film Festival. ©Tokyo International Film Festival All Rights Reserved. Source: Tokyo International Film Festival press release   The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is excited to announce this year’s Opening and Closing Films.   PERFECT DAYS, from legendary German filmmaker, writer and photographer Wim Wenders, will open the 36th TIFF. Leading actor Koji Yakusho was honored with the Best Actor award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his role in the film, and Wenders praised him as his own Chishu Ryu, star of TOKYO STORY, the masterpiece by world-renowned director OZU Yasujiro. This is an immensely exciting occasion for TIFF, as it allows us to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Ozu’s birth with Wim Wenders, one of his biggest fans, in Tokyo. Wenders is serving as the Jury President of this year’s edition, and will present the Asian Premiere of

    Photo courtesy of IDW Publishing. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo courtesy of IDW Publishing. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: IDW Publishing Special Thanks to Gregg Katzman Some time ago, mysterious crystals fell to an alien planet, becoming the subject of a planetwide religion existing at odds with the planet’s government. After years of conflict, the leader of what has become a powerful cult uses the crystals to summon his “god” and unleash it on his world. Little does he know he has only summoned the terrifying SPACEGODZILLA! …And SpaceGodzilla hears no prayers. Don’t miss this all-new one-shot by superstar Godzilla artist Matthew Frank! Variant covers by Alexis Ziritt and Bob Eggleton. In Shops: Aug 30, 2023 Price: $7.99 Pages: 52 For information on how to acquire Godzilla comics and graphic novels from IDW, please contact your local comic

    Nationwide releases in the U.S. to screen both subtitled and dubbed versions of legendary Director Satoshi Kon’s PERFECT BLUE, TOKYO GODFATHERS and PAPRIKA as well as iconic anime films GHOST IN THE SHELL and COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIESource: Iconic Events Releasing press release Special Thanks to Erik Jansen (MediaLab)   Photo courtesy of Iconic Events Releasing. Iconic Events Releasing, a company specializing in distributing special engagement theatrical events to theatres, brings the action and bold visual storytelling of anime to the big screen as it announces a slate of upcoming nationwide theatrical events for the latest installment of AX Cinema Nights. A different acclaimed anime feature will be screened at over 300 theatre locations across the country beginning in September and continuing through February 2024. Celebrated films will include a Satoshi Kon Film Festival that will screen 3 of the legendary Director’s most renowned anime feature films

    Source: Nijigen No Mori press releaseOfficial Website: Photo courtesy of Nijigen no Mori. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. On Saturday, September 2, the Nijigen-no-mori theme park's popular attraction "Godzilla Interception Operation - National Awaji Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster" (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 ~ will launch a new craft event. The "Godzilla Unglazed Color Painting Experience" (ゴジラ素焼き色塗り体験, Gojira Suyaki-Shokunuri Taiken)  is perfect for the autumn season of art. In this event, visitors will be able to create their own Godzilla by color-painting the own design on Nijigen-no Mori's original "Unglazed Godzilla," a white figurine of the original Godzilla. Visitors will also be able to take their painted Godzillas home. as souvenirs Godzilla continues to evolve with the upcoming November 3 rdrelease of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). a film commemorating the 70th anniversary of Godzilla's birth! Parents

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. ©2022 BAD CITY Film Partners In the Yakuza Underworld, Corruption Runs Deep Source: Well Go USA, ddPR press release Special Thanks to Leif Helland In a city plagued with poverty and crime, a corrupt businessman decides to run for mayor by eliminating opponents from the rival mafia. A former police captain serving time for murder is secretly released to head a special task force to arrest him in the action-adventure crime thriller BAD CITY (バッド・シティ, Baddo Shiti, 2022), exploding on Blu-ray and DVD September 19 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The sophomore effort from director Kensuke Sonomura (HYDRA), BAD CITY stars legendary Japanese actor Hitoshi Ozawa (Takeshi Kitano’s BOILING POINT, Takashi Miike’s DEAD OR ALIVE), Akane Sakanoue (ALICE IN BORDERLAND, ULTRAMAN X), Masanori Mimoto (ENTER THE FAT DRAGON, HYDRA, Takashi Miike’s YAKUZA APOCALYPSE), Lily Franky (Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Academy Award-nominated SHOPLIFTERS),

    Photo courtesy of DeAgostini Japan. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: DeAgostini Japan press release Godzilla fans in Japan can now pre-order "Godzilla Osechi 2024" (ゴジラおせち2024, Gojira Osechi 2024) for the upcoming New Year's holiday season. Osechi is a collection of small, traditional Japanese New Year's delicasies presented in a wooden display box.  This will be the fourth consecutive year that the collectibles company DeAgostini Japan has released a Godzilla-themed Osechi. With 2024 marking the 70th anniversary of the first GODZILLA (ゴジラ , Gojira) released in 1954, the fourth edition of the "Godzilla Osechi" will offer extras commemorating the history of the King of the Monsters. Special features includea poster of all the previous Godzillas and trading cards featuring Godzilla and other monsters from the anniversary films. In addition, a deluxe Oshechi edition with an ornament of Godzilla (1954) will be available  in limited quantities.

    Source: SRS Cinema LLCSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra Image courtesy of SRS Cinema. ©SRS Cinema Ron Bonk, owner of the indie production & distribution company SRS Cinema (now known as a top distributor for Asian monster cinema) is working with director Brett Kelly (RAIDERS OF THE LOST SHARK, OUIJA SHARK, SHE-REX and much more) on their first kaiju collaboration, KAIJU GLAM METAL SHARK ATTACK. Bonk promises an exciting, fun and action packed movie, stating "Yes, we have giant monsters, we have a giant monster shark, and this giant monster shark shreds!!!"   To help with production and publicity, Bonk has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Depending on their donation, fans can be listed in the credits for a "special thanks" up to top billing as an executive producer. They can also take advantage of some campaign specific perks, such as “Be a scared citizen”,

    Photo courtesy of WayForward. © 2023 13AM Games. All rights reserved. Published by WayForward Technologies Inc. The fight rages on with a new playable character, new Arcade Mode, Japanese VO, and a lot more!Source: 13AM Games press release The most titanic beat-'em-up in video games is getting even bigger! Independent game studio WayForward and developer 13AM Games are excited to announce that a new free update plus new premium downloadable content are now available for the critically acclaimed kaiju brawler, DAWN OF THE MONSTERS. Adding new playable character Meteor Temujin, new Arcade Mode, extra character skins, Japanese voiceovers, and more, the new DAWN OF THE MONSTERS expansions are available on PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox, and PC, and will be released soon on Nintendo Switch. A trailer showcasing the new features can be seen at The premium DAWN OF THE MONSTERS: ARCADE + Character DLC

    Godzilla in Episode 1 of the upcoming Apple TV+ series, MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS. Photo courtesy of Apple TV+. © 2023 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM & © Legendary Source: Apple TV+ press releaseOfficial Site: Thanks to Alizee Serena, Evan Seymour, Phil Zimmerman and Alexandra Finegersh   Apple TV+ announced the title of its highly anticipated sci-fi drama based on Legendary’s Monsterverse as MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS, and unveiled the first images from the 10-episode series starring Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski.   Logo courtesy of Apple TV+. © 2023 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM & © Legendary   Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that

    Photo courtesy of ABLAZE. Source: ABLAZE press release Special Thanks to Erik Jansen (MediaLab) Comics and graphic novel publisher ABLAZE previews a potent and extensive roster of new series launches set for November. First up comes SHAKESPEARE MANGA THEATRE from the legendary Osamu Tezuka. The first of 4 titles from the most famous manga pioneer to join the ABLAZE catalog. Another new series joins the ABLAZE Manga catalog with the English language debut of GANNIBAL, a terrifying manga horror series by Masaaki Ninomiya, on which the acclaimed Hulu TV show is based. Also launching comes THE AGENT, a full-color supernatural crime thriller by writer/creator, Mathieu Gabella, and artist Fernando Dagnino. A new release by the acclaimed Italian creator, Zerocalcare, also debuts in November with the release of THE ARMADILLO PROPHECY. The graphic novel was the

    Photo courtesy of Studio Ghibli. ©2023 Studio Ghibli Source: Studio Ghibli   Studio Ghibli has finally released images of the latest film from legendary Academy Award-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. The movie opened in Japanese cinemas on July 14th with the title HOW DO YOU LIVE? (君たちはどう生きるか, Kimitachi wa Dō Kiru ka) but is being marketed internationally as THE BOY AND THE HERON. GKIDS has acquired North American distribution rights with a theatrical release planned for late 2023.   Knowing that moviegoers would turn out to see the first new feature film by Miyazaki in a decade, Studio Ghibli decided to limit promotion of THE BOY AND THE HERON to a single Japanese poster. No other press materials, images, trailers, synopses, advertisements, or information about the movie were made available to the public prior to, and in the weeks following, its release in Japan.

    Photo courtesy of AMCN Entertainment Group. ©Fujino Omori-SB Creative Corp./Danmachi4 Project Source: Aiming Inc. press releaseOfficial Site: Special Thanks to Scott Barretto (AMCN Entertainment Group)  Tokyo, Japan - Aiming Inc. (CEO: Tadashi Shiiba) announces that its new battle action RPG game IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?: BATTLE CHRONICLE (aka DanChro) will be releasing in 81 countries around the world.   ■  All About IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?: BATTLE CHRONICLE IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?: BATTLE CHRONICLE is a brand new battle action RPG set in the world of IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?" (also referred to as Danmachi.) Relive the story of IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? and

    Source: DeAgostini Japan Photo courtesy of DeAgostini Japan. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD.  The collectibles company DeAgostini Japan is now accepting orders for their limited edition GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (1955) Soft Vinyl Kit Grey ver. (ゴジラの逆襲(1955)ソフビキット グレーver., Gojira no Gyakushū (1955) Sofubi Kitto Gurē ver.). The figure is sculpted by Kenichi Matsumoto and based on Godzilla as seen on icy Kamiko Island, looking up at the attacking jets during the climax of the second film in the series. This soft vinyl kit requires some minor assembly.   ■ Details Size: Height Approximately 195mm  (7.7 Inches)Material: PVCMade in JapanPrice: 13,000 円 (Approximately $89.63 US) Order Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2023Order Link:   TM & © TOHO CO.   Photo courtesy of DeAgostini Japan. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo courtesy of DeAgostini Japan. TM &

      Photo courtesy of SEEKER CREATIVE STUDIO. ©Masamune Shirow・Production I.G/Kodansha・Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Production Committee Source: SEEKER CREATIVE STUDIO press releaseOfficial Site: The GHOST IN THE SHELL SAC_2045 x THE SUGAR PUNCH (『攻殻機動隊 SAC_2045』×THE SUGAR PUNCH, Kōkaku Kidōtai: SAC_2045 x THE SUGAR PUNCH) pop-up store opened at 2G TOKYO on Tuesday, August 22nd. It will run for one week, closing next Tuesday, August 29th. Photo courtesy of SEEKER CREATIVE STUDIO. © 2023, THE SUGAR PUNCH THE SUGAR PUNCH was launched as a "creator platform" involving various creators in fashion, graphics, video, music, and art to reimagine the titles that manga geek graphic designer SUGAR fell in love with. Based on the love for the original works, graphic designs were created to serve as "advertisements" for the original titles, and brand logos were created for each work to match the logos of the original

    The makers ofHOSHI 35 present the first look at the suit for the film's monster, Hoshikuzu . Photo courtesy of 3Y Film. Source: 3Y FilmSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE 3Y Film and MRTS have provided a first look at the monster suit for the adult Hoshikuzu from their upcoming kaiju film, HOSHI 35 (星35). The monster will appear onscreen in two forms, with the prop for the baby Hoshikuzu version revealed back in June. The adult Hoshikazu will be played by suit actor Akira Ohashi, known for portraying Gamera in GAMERA 2: ATTACK OF LEGION (ガメラ2 レギオン襲来 Gamera 2 Rregion Shūrai, 1996), Trauma Gamera and Iris in GAMERA 3: THE REVENGE OF IRIS (ガメラ3 邪神〈イリス〉覚醒), King Ghidorah in GODZILLA, MOTHRA, KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL OUT ATTACK (ゴジラ・モスラ・キングギドラ 大怪獣総攻撃, Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidora: Daikaijū Sōkōgeki, 2001), and the titular creature in 3Y

    KOREAN CINEMA’S GOLDEN DECADE: THE 1960s Restrospective includes THE STORY OF HONG GIL-DONG ; LET’S MEET AT WALKERHILL; THE GREAT MONSTER YONGGARY; SPECIAL AGENT X-7; and THE HOUSEMAID. Photos courtesy of Film at Lincoln Center and Janus Films. Source: Film at Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema press release Special Thanks to Emma Griffiths (Emma Griffiths PR) Film at Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema announce “Korean Cinema’s Golden Decade: The 1960s,” a sweeping retrospective that features 24 films from this remarkable period in Korean film history. The series will run from September 1–17 and is one of the largest retrospectives ever of 1960s Korean Cinema outside of Korea, including many rarely screened films, several presented on 35mm archival prints. Photo courtesy of Film at Lincoln Center. Long before Bong Joon Ho, Hong Sangsoo, and Park Chan-wook catapulted South Korean cinema onto the world stage,

    Photo courtesy of Small Town Monsters and Justin Cook PR. © 2023 Small Town Monsters Source: Small Town Monsters press releaseSpecial Thanks to Justin Cook Photo courtesy of Small Town Monsters and Justin Cook PR. © 2023 Small Town Monsters This summer, Small Town Monsters lifts the veil on Alaska’s long and dark history of Sasquatch lore with their latest investigative documentary ON THE TRAIL OF BIGFOOT: LAND OF THE MISSING. On August 22nd, director Seth Breedlove, along with a team of experts and adventurers, invites audiences to explore the last frontier through a darker lens than ever before. ON THE TRAIL OF BIGFOOT: LAND OF THE MISSING is the follow up to this year's LAST FRONTIER, picking up on threads established in that film and carries them into a terrifying and bizarre conclusion to Breedlove and Small Town Monsters' work in Alaska. Amongst

    Win a set of three PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING - Deluxe Jaeger Action Figures from Diamond Select Toys! Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. © 2018 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Source: Diamond Select Toys Special Thanks to Zach Oat Diamond Select Toys is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a set of three Deluxe Select Action Figures from the mechs-vs.-kaiju movie PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING! Series 1 depicts the film's Jaeger robots Gipsy Avenger, Saber Athena and Bracer Phoenix, each measure between 6.75" and 8.75" tall, and feature approximately 16 points of articulation, plus interchangeable parts! Each Jaeger is packaged in full-color window box, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Bigshot Toyworks, these figures have a retail price of $29.99 each. OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION Prize: A. There is one (1) prize, consisting of the PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING -

      Garage kit maker Hiroshi Asakawa sculpts all the monsters from ULTRAMAN Episode 8: THE MONSTER ANARCHY ZONE. From left to right - Magula, Red King, Pigmon, Chandlar and Suflan. Photo courtesy of Hobby Japan. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Hobby Japan Co., Ltd. press release   Cover to ASU KOUBOU: ULTRA MONSTER MUSEUM. Photo courtesy of Hobby Japan. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Hobby Japan, Inc. (HQ: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President: Daisuke Matsushita) has released Asu Koubou: Ultra Monster Museum (アス工房 ウルトラ怪獣ミュージアム, Asu Kōbō Urutora Kaijū Myūjiamu), a collection of Ultra Monster works, at bookstores across Japan. The book is also available from Japanese bookstores and hobby shops in North America. Asu Koubou: Ultra Monster Museum is a showcase for Hiroshi Asakawa, head of the garage kit studio Asu Koubou (アス工房, Asu Kōbō), who has been sculpting all of the monsters that appeared in the original ULTRAMAN (ウルトラマン, Urutoraman 1966-67) television series.

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