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    Source: Titan Books press release Special Thanks to Isabelle Sinnott and Hannah Scudamore Last August, SciFi Japan ran an article about Godzilla Great Anatomical Picture Book: The Abyss of Monsters Unraveled by Shinji Nishikawa (ゴジラ大解剖図鑑 西川伸司が紐解く怪獣の深淵, Gojira Dai Kaibō Zukan Nishikawa Shinji ga Himotoku Kaijū no Shinen), a new Japanese language book from Graphic-sha Publishing Co., Ltd.  Written and illustrated by the popular artist Shinji Nishikawa who has worked on botht the Godzilla and Ultraman franchises, it featured over detailed, full-body illustrations of  Toho monsters and offered commentary on the differences in suit specifications, differences in the films in which they appeared, and more. While Godzilla fans were excited to learn of the new book, many expressed disappointment that it would only be available in Japanese. But, thankfully, that is about to change. This September, Titan Books will release an English language edition of Godzilla Great Anatomical Picture Book

    Godzilla and Kong race into battle. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2024 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary Source; Warner Bros. Discovery press releaseSpecial Thanks to Ryan Stetz and Olivia Beer Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE will make its streaming debut on Max next THURSDAY, JULY 4. A version of the film with American Sign Language (ASL) will also stream exclusively on Max the same day. This ASL version of the film was produced exclusively for Max, with ASL performer Otis Jones (Deaf West Theatre) providing interpretation. Jones was coached by Leila Hanaumi, who delivered a highly praised performance in Barbie with ASL last December, Max’s first ASL film interpretation. GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE in ASL will be displayed as a unique title on the Max

    Source: HIDIVE press release Official Site: https://bocchi-kouryaku.com/ (Japan)Special Thanks to Scott Barretto (AMCN Entertainment Group) Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. ©Shoji Goji, OVERLAP/Loner Life Production Committee Isekai fans received surprise news with HIDIVE’s announcement today that it has acquired the new fantasy adventure series LONER LIFE IN ANOTHER WORLD (ひとりぼっちの異世界攻略,  Hitoribotchi no Isekai Kōryaku, 2024). Based on the popular isekai light novel and manga created Shoji Goji, LONER LIFE IN ANOTHER WORLD will stream exclusively on the anime streaming service from AMC Networks as part of its Fall 2024 simulcast season “We’re thrilled to reveal that the eagerly anticipated isekai series LONER LIFE IN ANOTHER WORLD will stream exclusively later this year as part of HIDIVE’s Fall 2024 simulcast season,” said John Ledford, President of HIDIVE. “We may have a special sneak peek for fans next week at Anime Expo 2024, so stay tuned!” After getting

    Shinnosuke and his dog Shiro befriend a small dinosaur named Nana in CRAYON SHIN-CHAN THE MOVIE: OUR DINOSAUR DIARY. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©Yoshito Usui/Futabasha, Shin-Ei, TV Asahi, ADK 2024 Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: https://www.shinchan-movie.com/2024/ (Japan) Translator: Andres Perez (Sakura Central) Toho has provided information and images from the upcoming anime film, CRAYON SHIN-CHAN THE MOVIE: OUR DINOSAUR DIARY (映画クレヨンしんちゃん△オラたちの恐竜日記, Eiga Kureyon Shinchan △ Tachi no Kyōryū Nikki), opening in Japan on August 9th. The movie is the 32nd feature film for the popular Crayon Shin-chan franchise created by Yoshito Usui, which follows the comedic misadventures of Shinnosuke "Shin-chan" Nohara, a mischievous five-year-old who often says inappropriate things and cannot resist pretty ladies, regardless of their age. Shin-chan`s family includes his baby sister Himawari, their mother Misae who gets hysterical whenever her two kids are misbehaving in public, dad Hiroshi,

    Bandai Namco Toys & Collectibles America kicks off its North American toy line for Ultraman with products based on the new Netflix animated film ULTRAMAN: RISING and the classic Ultraman shows of the 1960s and 70s. Photo courtesy of Bandai Namco. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS. TM & © Netflix. Used with permission Source: Bandai Namco Toys & Collectibles America Inc., Tsuburaya Fields Media & Pictures Entertainment Special Thanks to and Jeff Gordon, Justin Cavender, and Carey Simon In partnership with Tsuburaya Fields Media & Pictures Entertainment, Bandai Namco Toys & Collectibles America will launch its North American toy line for Ultraman this July 1st. The initial lineup will include products based on the new Tsuburaya x Netflix animated family feature film ULTRAMAN: RISING and the classic Ultraman shows of the 1960s and 70s. These items can be ordered from Amazon and toy retailers, comic shops and specialty

    Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Special Thanks to CJ Johnsen and Spencer Kopp Photo courtesy of Mill Creek. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Mill Creek Entertainment is offering our readers a chance to win their new Blu-ray set of BATTLE KAIJU SERIES 03: ULTRAMAN VS GOMORA. This collection presents 16 Gomora-themed episodes from 11 different Ultraman series, plus the feature film, MEGA MONSTER BATTLE: ULTRA GALAXY THE MOVIE. The sets contains both HD and SD content on Blu-ray with the original Japanese soundtracks plus English subtitles. BATTLE KAIJU SERIES 03: ULTRAMAN VS GOMORA is on sale now and has a SRP of $19.99. The set can be ordered from deepdiscount.com,  amazon.com and other retailers (both online and in stores). OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION Prize: A. There are five (5) prizes, with each prize consisting of one (1) BATTLE KAIJU SERIES 03: ULTRAMAN VS GOMORA Blu-ray set. B.

    Bracer Phoenix. Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Diamond Select Toys press release Special Thanks to Zach Oat Diamond Select Toyshas announced that their latest addition to their Godzilla Legends in 3-D 10-Inch Resin Bust line will be Godzilla 1974 from the movie GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (ゴジラ対メカゴジラ, Gojira Tai Mekagojira). The limited edition statue will be available in stores in early 2025. To purchase the Godzilla 1974 bust, find a store at comicshoplocator.com or order at https://www.diamondselecttoys.com/godzilla-1974-legends-in-3-dimensions-bust/ Godzilla Legends in 3-D Godzilla 1974 10-Inch Resin Bust A Diamond Select Toys release! From the fires of a nuclear explosion rises Godzilla! The irradiated monster takes on his 1974 appearance in this approximately 9.5-inch resin bust, set atop a pedestal

    Photo courtesy of Little Akihabara Holdings. ©Akiba Maid War Production Committee Source: Little Akihabara Holdings press release Special Thanks to Scott Barretto (AMCN Entertainment Group) Little Akihabara in collaboration with Cygames and Sentai Filmworks invites anime fans to experience a brand new maid cafe like you’ve never seen before- The Akiba Maid War Cafe, “Ton Tokoton!” Come enjoy an authentic maid cafe in the heart of Little Tokyo with an immersive setting that brings the “Ton Tokoton” Cafe to life! Witness the darker side behind all the cute frills and lace as you learn firsthand just how cutthroat the Maid Cafes of Akihabara can truly be!   Pop-Up Period: June 28 through July 28 *Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays except July 8. Weekdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Weekends: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Preview Show for VIP, Influencers and Media Event on June

    Two Terrifying Titles Debut Exclusively on Digital June 25. Photos courtesy of Well Go USA.   Source: Well Go USA, lbhpr Special Thanks to Leif Helland Well Go USA Entertainment brings two terrifying titles exclusively to digital June 25. HOPELESS is a thriller focusing on a teenage boy who attempts to escape from his hellish reality but ends up in the world of crime, while TASTES OF HORROR is an omnibus-style film from five acclaimed South Korean directors (Sang-hoon Ahn, Johnny Chae [as Chae Yeojoon], Yoon Een-Kyoung, Yong-gyun Kim & Dae-wung Lim) who created six shorts compiled into one terrifying film.   HOPELESS (화란, Hwaran, 2023) Starring: Hong Xa Bin, Kim Jong-soo, Song Joong-ki Writer/Director: Kim Chang-hoon Synopsis: After spending his entire childhood in a town riddled with crime and violence, a teenage boy saves up his money in hopes of

    Photo courtesy of Shout! Studios. ⒸMasamune Shirow・Production I.G/Kodansha・ Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Production Committee   FEATURING THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, A 100-PAGE ARTBOOK, 4 ART CARDS AND MORE! Source: Shout! Studios Special Thanks to Lizbeth Galeno   Photo courtesy of Shout! Studios. ⒸMasamune Shirow・Production I.G/Kodansha・ Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Production Committee Get in on the action as GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC_2045 (攻殻機動隊 SAC_2045, Kōkaku Kidōtai SAC_2045, 2020), the Production I.G. (HAIKYU!, ATTACK ON TITAN) and Sola Digital Arts (ULTRAMAN) cyberpunk anime series makes its North American Blu-Ray debut in select e–commerce stores from Anime Limited, distributed by Shout! Studios. Originally based on the 1980s manga Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow, this latest revisit to the long-running series brings viewers to the franchise now set in a future with super-advanced technology and for the first time

    Photo courtesy of Freestyle Digital Media. Unconventional Sci-Fi Alien Horror Movie Features IN A VIOLENT NATURE Actor Ry Barrett and Sets Digital Debut for U.S VOD Platforms and DVD on July 19, 2024Source: Freestyle Digital Media press release Special Thanks to Avery Guerra Photo courtesy of Freestyle Digital Media. Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, has acquired U.S. VOD rights to the strangely bizarre sci-fi alien horror movie THE HYPERBOREAN, which will be available to rent/own on all U.S. digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms, as well as on DVD, starting on July 19, 2024, through Freestyle Digital Media. From beyond the land of the ice and snow comes… THE HYPERBOREAN! When a seasoned crisis manager injects himself into a dysfunctional family, and their faltering whiskey company, he must navigate through a public relations nightmare involving

    Source:  Ghost X Ghost press release Special Thanks to Brock Otterbacher From the press release... Coming soon to Los Angeles 70 Years of Godzilla Photo courtesy of Ghost X Ghost. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Spoke Art & Ghost X Ghost are thrilled to announce that we have teamed up for 70 Years of Godzilla, a group exhibition seven decades in the making! This August, we’re stomping in Los Angeles for this incredibly special show inspired by one of the biggest stars to every grace the silver screen.  This officially licensed collection of artwork celebrates the legacy of Godzilla focusing on the films released with the world famous Japanese production studio, Toho Co., Ltd. Featuring artwork from over 50 artists from around the globe, each inspired by the films and characters of cinema's most recognizable and monstrous creations.  Join us in Los Angeles, CA August 10th through 30th to see this incredible collection

    Source: Sentai press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Sentai Home Video has announced its September 2024 slate of anime Blu-ray releases. Product details follow, in order of release...   Photo courtesy of Sentai. UN-GO Published by:    Sentai Distributed by:   Distribution SolutionsRun Time:         325 min.Street Date:      9/3/2024Format:             BDLanguage:        English Dub, Japanese with English SubtitlesSRP:                 $59.98 Shinjurou Yuuki should be known as one of the greatest detectives of all time. Instead, he lives in a dystopian future where the job of solving Japan’s crime usually falls to a techno-wizard and a nationwide network of wiretaps, cameras, and super-computers. This leads many to consider human detectives flawed and obsolete, but the dirty truth is that computerized detective work is highly subject to data manipulation, so even the police must sometimes turn to private investigator Shinjurou and his shapeshifting assistant Inga. Of

    Photo courtesy of Insight Editions. 2024 © Insight Editions by Arenathemes. All Rights Reserved © 2024 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment. All rights reserved. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary Source: Insight Editions Special Thanks to John Schork Insight Editons is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a copy of their new deluxe art book, The Art of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.Written by James Mottram (The Making of Dunkirk, Jurassic Park: The Ultimate Visual History), this 224 page slipcased hardcover dives into the creation of GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE with stunning visuals from the production, including never-before-seen concept art and storyboards. Featuring commentary from the filmmakers, this volume explores how a team of world-class artists brought stunning creatures and epic battles to life for an all-new, big screen Monsterverse adventure. The Art of Godzilla x Kong: The

    Packaging art for the new BATTLE KAIJU SERIES 03: ULTRAMAN VS. GOMORA Blu-ray set. Photo courtesy of Mill Creek. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Special Thanks to CJ Johnsen and Spencer Kopp Over the past 50+ years, many of the monsters and aliens introduced in Tsuburaya Productions’ Ultraman franchise have become pop culture icons, both in Japan and abroad. The popularity of these characters has inspired the BATTLE KAIJU SERIES, a new Blu-ray collection from Mill Creek Entertainment devoted to some of the greatest Ultraman foes. The third volume looks at the “Ancient Monster” Gomora, one of the most fearsome kaiju to ever battle the Ultra Heroes. Photo courtesy of Mill Creek. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Introduced in Episodes 26 and 27 of the original ULTRAMAN series from 1966, Gomora has the distinction of starring in the first two-part story in the franchise and

    Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Tsuburaya Productions press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.ultra-expo.com/osaka2024/Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/m78expo Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President: Masayuki Nagatake) will hold the "ULTRAMAN TO THE WORLD HANEDA AIRPORT" exhibition at Haneda Airport in Tokyo from Wednesday, July 3 to Saturday, August 31, 2024.   ■ About "ULTRAMAN TO THE WORLD HANEDA AIRPORT" The Ultraman series, which has been loved all over the world for 58 years since its first broadcast of ULTRAMAN (ウルトラマン,  Urutoraman) in 1966, is collaborating with Haneda Airport this summer! Fans fcan enjoy the special exhibition and event at Haneda, the gateway connecting Japan and the world. The popularity and momentum of the Ultraman series continues to spread globally, transcending borders, generations, and language barriers, with ULTRAMAN: RISING, which began worldwide distribution on Netflix on Friday, June 14, and ULTRAMAN ARC (ウルトラマンアーク, Urutoraman

    Source:  Ghost X Ghost Special Thanks to Brock Otterbacher  Photo courtesy of Ghost X Ghost. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Ghost X Ghost's Godzilla Minus One enamel pin, designed by Christian Gonzalez, is in stock and ready to ship!  ■ Godzilla Minus One Head Soft Enamel Pin   Soft enamel pin on black metal, approx. 1.5" wide x 2" high. Pin features double posts and rubber clutches, bagged on a card back. Designed by Christian Gonzalez Price: $12.00 Order Link:  https://ghostxghost.com/products/godzilla-minus-one-head-soft-enamel-pin          About Ghost X Ghost All the strange in the world. The odd, bizarre, and weird. That’s us, that’s the stuff we love, and the things we make. We welcome all who abandon the norm. With 20 years of experience in the world of apparel, collectibles, music, etc., we started Ghost

    Front and back packaging artwork for the ULTRAMAN TAIGA: The Complete Series & ULTRAMAN TAIGA THE MOVIE: NEW GENERATION CLIMAX Blu-ray set. Photo courtesy of Mill Creek. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS. Series: ©ULTRAMAN TAIGA PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM. Movie: ©ULTRAMAN TAIGA FILM PARTNERS. All Rights Reserved. Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Special Thanks to CJ Johnsen and Spencer Kopp Note: Article updated 6/18/24 with revised packaging artwork, direct pre-order links, and O-card details. June 18, 2024 – New York, NY – Mill Creek Entertainment, a division of Alliance Entertainment (NASDAQ: AENT), is excited to announce the release of ULTRAMAN TAIGA: The Complete Series and ULTRAMAN TAIGA THE MOVIE: NEW GENERATION CLIMAX, coming to Blu-ray and Digital July 30, 2024. This summer release comes from Mill Creek Entertainment’s recently announced extension and expansion of its current partnership with Tsuburaya Fields Media & Pictures Entertainment, Inc. The deal includes digital and

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA.   Source: Well Go USA, LBHpr  Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the Chinese martial arts thriller BLIND WAR (盲战,  Mang Zhan, 2022). The film tells the story of the former SWAT captain, permanently injured during a failed mission for which he took responsibility. After gradually getting out of the haze, his old enemy reappeared and threatened his daughter.  Directed by Huo Suiqiang (DEMON SEALER BUREAU)​, BLIND WAR stars Andy On (SPECIAL I.D., RIDE ON, 100 YARDS)​, Li Zixiong, Yang Xing (QIMEN DARK BLADE), Wang Hanyangm (MARTIAL UNIVERSE 2: NINE TALISMAN TOWER), Qi Shenghan, Zhang Yaqi (THE LEGEND OF ENVELOPED DEMONS), Wu Jingxuan, Cheng Sihan, and Zhou Hongbo. BLIND WAR is now available on Blu-ray (SLP:

    Source: Playmates Toys Limited Special Thanks to Sarah Gumina International toy titan Playmates has provided SciFi Japan with product info and large photos of their new GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE Giant and Battle Roar Shimo figures. The company had planned to release these figures in Fall 2024 but has moved up the date, with the Shimos now available from some retailers and going wider in the coming weeks. Photo courtesy of Playmates. © 2024 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary Photo courtesy of Playmates. © 2024 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary 7" Battle Roar Shimo Figure Unleash Shimo’s mighty battle cry with the GODZILLA X KONG: 7" Battle Roar Shimo figure. Simply press the button

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