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      Photo courtesy of Bandai. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Bandai Co., Ltd. The first High Grade figure of Godzilla from GODZILLA MINUS ONE will be released on November 3 as part of the new HG Toho Monster (HG 東宝怪獣, HG Tōhō Kaijū) set. The four-figure collection also includes the popular Toho monsters Gigan and the Gargantua brothers. Release Date: November 3, 2023 (Japan)Product Material: PVCPrice: 500円 (Approximately $3.34 US, Tax Included) Per Figure Photo courtesy of Bandai. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo courtesy of Bandai. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo courtesy of Bandai. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo courtesy of Bandai. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ♦ Godzilla (2023) 『GODZILLA MINUS ONE』(ゴジラ(2023)『ゴジラ -1.0』, Gojira (2023)『Gojira-1.0』)Height: 8cm (Approximately 3.1 Inches) ♦ Gigan (1972) 『GODZILLA VS. GIGAN』(ガイガン(1972)『地球攻撃命令 ゴジラ対ガイガン』, Gaigan (1972) 『Chikyū Kōgeki

      GODZILLA MINUS ONE promotes Koala mattresses in a new advertising campaign. Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. © 2023 Koala Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Koala Sleep Japan Co. press releasesOfficial Koala Mattresses|GODZILLA MINUS ONE Collaboration Site: https://koala.com/ja-jp/godzilla-collab In commemoration of the release of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan), there will be a collaboration with Koala Sleep Japan Co. Godzilla will be featured in advertising using the tagline "Sleep comfort, Godzilla level" for the Koala mattress, which uses "fast vibration absorption" technology.   Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. © 2023 Koala ■ Koala Mattresses|GODZILLA MINUS ONE Collaboration Campaign 1: Look for Koala and Godzilla tie-in cabs! For one week from Monday, October 30 to Sunday, November 5, 2023, 100 taxis with Koala and Godzilla tie-in designs will be available in the 23 wards of Tokyo. Those

      GENDA GiGO Entertainment celebrates the release of GODZILLA MINUS ONE with Godzilla (2023) and Chibi Godzilla cakes. Photo courtesy of GENDA GiGO Entertainment, Inc. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: GENDA GiGO Entertainment Co., Ltd. press release GENDA GiGO Entertainment, Inc. (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Kazuhiro Ninomiya, President & CEO) will release collaboration taiyakis on Friday, October 27, 2023 (Friday) to celebrate the theatrical release of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). Taiyaki are cakes, filled with different flavors of cream or paste, that are traditionally shaped like fish. These "Godzilla-yaki" (ゴジラ焼き, Gojira-yaki) are in the shape of cute Godzilla (2023) and Chibi Godzilla and will be sold for a limited time at GiGO's taiyaki shops in Japan.   Customers will receive 1 of 8 ticket holder designs for their GODZILLA MINUS ONE movie ticket. Photo courtesy of GENDA GiGO Entertainment, Inc. TM &

      Some of the prizes for Bandai Spirits' Ichiban Kuji Lottery Godzilla-1.0. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Bandai SpiritsOfficial Site:  https://1kuji.com/products/godzilla4 Bandai Spirits has released photos and details for their Ichiban Kuji Lottery Godzilla-1.0 (一番くじ ゴジラ-1.0, Ichiban Kuji Gojira-1.0) prize lineup. Ichiban Kuji is a Japanese character lottery where participants win original colectibles based on a specific brand like Godzilla, My Hero Academia, Wizarding World, Dragon Ball Z, Toy Story and Crayon Shin-chan. Customers can purchase their entries online and at the Ichiban Kuji Official Shop, convenience stores, bookstores, hobby shops, and other retailers  across Japan, with each entry guaranteed to win one of the products offered in the lottery.  In addition, the contestant who purchases the last lottery entry at a shop will get a special "Last One" prize. Members of the Ichiban Kuji Club can also take part in the "Double Chance Campaign" to

    Source: 3Y FilmSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra 3Y Film and MRTS have revealed that their new kaiju film, HOSHI 35 (星35), had its successful premiere screening this past week. Directed by Hiroto Yokokawa (THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL, NEZURA 1964), the movie uses traditional Japanese FX techniques (aka tokusatsu) in the tradition of the classic Godzilla and Gamera films. HOSHI 35 has attracted fan attention in both Japan and the United States for its cast, which is made up of a veritable 'who's who' of genre veterans, starting with Godzilla Heisei Series star Megumi Odaka. She is joined by her GODZILLA VS SPACEGODZILLA co-star Jun Hashizume (ULTRAMAN Z ), Daijiro Harada (GODZILLA VS MECHAGODZILLA ll, HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE), Hiroshi Miyasaka (AKIRA KUROSAWA’S DREAMS, SHALL WE DANCE?, ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: THE DESTINED CROSSROAD), Yumiko Tanaka (MASKED RIDER SUPER-1, THE RETURN OF GODZILLA), Akihiro Ugajin (BATTLE

      Unravel the secrets of GODZILLA MINUS ONE in a new TV special airing in Japan. Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. 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   GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) is still shrouded in mystery, even in the days just before its release. Toho will finally reveal some of their secrets with the television special GODZILLA-1.0 BEHIND THE SCENES -NO.30-DISCUSSION (映画『ゴジラ-1.0』公開記念特番 Behind the scenes -No.30-ト云フモノ, Eiga  Gojira - 1.0 Kōkai Kinen Tokuban Behind the Scenes - No . 30 - Toun Fumono), which will air on multiple Japanese networks in the coming weeks. The special features interviews with the film's stars Ryunosuke Kamiki and Minami Hamabe and director/writer/VFX director Takashi Yamazaki, as also show making-of footage to provide a close-up look at the latest Godzilla

    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   Toho has released two subtitled TV spots for the US release of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan).     GODZILLA MINUS ONE will be released in Japan on November 3 and open in North American cinemas on December 1, 2023. For more on information, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan... GODZILLA MINUS ONE Official Press Release, Trailers and Teaser Posters -- Direct From Toho! North American Theatrical Release December 1! GODZILLA MINUS ONE Director Takashi Yamazaki Gets Exhibition in Matsumoto City GODZILLA MINUS ONE Merchandising -- Wave One! Bandai Spirits Announces GODZILLA MINUS ONE Japanese Prize Lottery Tokyo International Film Festival 2023 to Open with PERFECT DAYS and

      Toho and HELLO! MOVIE will offer GODZILLA MINUS ONE screening options for the visually and hearing impaired. Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©Evixar Inc., All Rights Reserved. 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 To help make GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) available to all fans and moviegoers in Japan, Toho has partnered with Evixar Inc's "HELLO! MOVIE" system  to offer audio guidance for the visually impaired and subtitles for the hearing impaired. Starting Friday, November 3, 2023 -- the day GODZILLA MINUS ONE opens in Japanese theaters -- these support options will be available for audiences. Audio-guided screenings, which describe the onscreen events for those with impaired eyesight, can be enjoyed at all theaters by anyone with a smartphone or other mobile device with the HELLO! MOVIE app installed. Japanese-language

    Photo courtesy of Avery Guerra ©Showa Tokusatsu Monster Film Cooperation Corps Source: SRS Cinema LLCSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Photo courtesy of SRS Cinema. ©Showa Tokusatsu Monster Film Cooperation Corps SRS Cinema has licensed director Shinpei Hayashiya`s WAR OF THE NINJA MONSTERS: JARON VS. GOURA (忍獣大戦記 蛇龍対號羅, Shinobu Kemono Daisenki Daryū Tai Goura) for release in North America. This continues an ongoing relationship between the distributor and filmmaker as SRS has previously released Hayashiya`s daikaiju movies REIGO; KING OF THE SEA MONSTERS (深海獣レイゴー Shinkaijū Reigō,, 2005/2008),  RAIGA: GOD OF THE MONSTERS ( (深海獣雷牙 Shinkaijū Raiga, 2009) and GOD RAIGA VS KING OHGA (深海獣雷牙 対 溶岩獣王牙, Shinkaijū Raiga tai Yōganjū Ōga, 2019). Details are being finalized, but SRS Cinema is expected to soon announce preorders for Blu-ray and VHS Special Editions for early 2024, with a wide release DVD edition to

      Japanese bathhouses are running a GODZILLA MINUS ONE promotion. Photo courtesy of Toho and CDG. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., Ltd., CDG Co., Ltd. press releases In commemoration of the release of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan), there will be a collaboration between Godzilla and public bathhouses (銭湯, sento) across Japan. The partnership between Toho Co., Ltd. and the marketing and promotions company CDG Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kita-ku, Osaka, President and CEO: Hideo Konishi) will offer exclusive Godzilla-themed decor and merchandising at the bathhouses, which have a long history and tradition in Japan. Beginning Thursday, October 26, 2023, limited edition curtains (暖簾, noren) and posters will be displayed in some public bathhouses in Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Toyama, Ishikawa, Gifu, Aichi, Mie, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hyogo. Original Godzilla products such as "Tenugui" hand towels and "Gesokufuda Kīhorudā" keychains will also go

      Photo courtesy of Toho International. © & TM Toho Co., Ltd Source: Toho press release On November 3, 1954 director Ishirō Honda and special effects master Eiji Tsuburaya's vision for movie monsters changed cinema forever as GODZILLA opened in theaters. On November 3, 2023, we join our fellow fans and proud partners in recognizing the indomitable 69-year influence of the King of the Monsters with the biggest Godzilla Day yet. Here's how to join the celebration: Movies and Streaming  GODZILLA MINUS ONE Movie Tickets The wait is almost over for fans in the United States. Tickets will officially go on sale for director Takashi Yamazaki's GODZILLA MINUS ONE on November 3. There will also be special Early Access Event Screenings for fans on Wednesday, November 29 in IMAX and large format theaters across the country. Pluto TV Movie MarathonPluto TV's 24-hour Godzilla movie

    Source: Sentai press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Home video label Sentai Filmworks today announced its January 2024 slate of releases. Product details follow, in order of release...   Photo courtesy of Sentai. IS IT WRONG TO TRY AND PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? S4 P2 Published by:    Sentai FilmworksDistributed by:   Distribution SolutionRun Time:         275 min.Street Date:      1/2/2024Format:             BDLanguage:        English & Japanese with English SubtitlesSRP:                 $69.98 Despite recruiting assistance from other Familias, the Hestia Familia's mission to the lowest level of the Dungeon they have ever been to is perched on the brink of disaster. Not only is the team shattered and split, but something is wrong with the Dungeon, as monsters are appearing on levels where they've never appeared before. As a battered Bell and Ryu are pursued across the 37th floor by the monstrous Juggernaut, the

    Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ⓒTsuburaya Pproductions/Photography: Manabu Nakanishi Source: UKPHOTO press release Starting October 27, photographer Manabu Nakanishi will hold the “55 Years of ULTRASEVEN Inheritance" photo exhibition as part of the year-long Ultraseven 55th Anniversary Project (ウルトラセブン55周年, Urutorasebun 55-Shūnen). For this exhibit, Nakanishi has recreated 55 special effects scenes from the original ULTRASEVEN (ウルトラセブン, Urutorasebun) televsion series under the supervision of Tsuburaya Productions. The images will range in size from 6-sheet to full or double-sheet. Ultraseven Postcard Book. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ⓒTsuburaya Pproductions/Photography: Manabu Nakanishi November 2023 issue of Digital Camera Magazine. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ⓒTsuburaya Pproductions/Photography: Manabu Nakanishi There will be merchandising for the event, including a photobook that will be available only at the venue, plus many other photo goods such as calendars, T-shirts, hoodies, and more. The tie-in Ultraseven

    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   Toho has released a new short but incredible teaser for GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) along with video of the film's World Premiere Red Carpet Event.     GODZILLA MINUS ONE will be released in Japan on November 3 and open in North American cinemas on December 1, 2023. For more on information, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan... GODZILLA MINUS ONE Official Press Release, Trailers and Teaser Posters -- Direct From Toho! North American Theatrical Release December 1! GODZILLA MINUS ONE Director Takashi Yamazaki Gets Exhibition in Matsumoto City GODZILLA MINUS ONE Merchandising -- Wave One! Bandai Spirits Announces GODZILLA MINUS ONE Japanese Prize Lottery Tokyo International

    Get new SHIN JAPAN HEROES UNIVERSE underwear from HIPSHOP. Photo courtesy of HIPSHOP. ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©khara / Project Eva. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC. TOEI COMPANY, LTD. © 2023 HIPSHOP Source: Provision Co., Ltd. press release HIPSHOP,  a Japanese brand that develops items that brighten up everyday life and make it fun, will launch the "HIPSHOP SHIN JAPAN HEROS UNIVERSE Series" with a collection of boxer briefs depicting Shin Godzilla, Shin Evangelion, Shin Ultraman, and Shin Kamen Rider. The set will be available starting this Friday, October 20th at HIPSHOP stores, online stores, EC malls, and other retailers across Japan. The "Shin Japan Heroes Universe" (シン・ジャパン・ヒーローズ・ユニバース, Shin Japan Hīrōzu Yunibāsu) project was launched in 2021 as a partnership between Toho, Khara, Tsuburaya Productions, and Toei to create a dream collaboration between four of Japan's most famous "heroes" in various marketing and merchandising campaigns, based on the

      The Godzilla Attack Truck takes the red carpet at the world premiere of GODZILLA MINUS ONE. Photo courtesy of Toho. 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 The "Godzilla Attack Truck" (ゴジラ襲来トラック, Gojira Shūrai Torakku) made its public debut at today's  GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) World Premiere Red Carpet Event in Tokyo. The truck's official website includes an "attack forecast" for cities the truck will visit to promote the new Godzilla film. In addition, an SNS photo campaign for the "Godzilla Attack Truck" will be held. Those in Japan who post photos on X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram with "#あれがゴジラCP" (#That's Godzilla CP) and "#ゴジラマイナスワン" (#Godzilla Minus One) will be entered into a drawing to win a deluxe prize.   Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD.

    Photo courtesy of Netflix. © Yoshihiro Togashi 1990-1994 Yu Yu Hakusho/WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP (Shueisha Inc.) © 2023 Netflix, Inc. Source: Netflix press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.netflix.com/title/81243969#YuYuHakusho #YoshihiroTogashi More than three decades after Yu Yu Hakusho (幽☆遊☆白書, Yū Yū Hakusho) first captured the imagination of readers, the beloved manga gets a live-action adaptation that will debut exclusively on Netflix on December 14. Takumi Kitamura as Yusuke Urameshi. Photo courtesy of Netflix. © Yoshihiro Togashi 1990-1994 Yu Yu Hakusho/WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP (Shueisha Inc.) © 2023 Netflix, Inc. The original manga by the legendary Yoshihiro Togashi made waves when it was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump for four years from 1990. The series breathes new life into the story, and fans old and new can expect to encounter their favorite characters in ways that have never been seen before. The story revolves around Yusuke Urameshi,

    Enjoy a look at the GODZILLA MINUS ONE displays at the Hibiya Chanter in Tokyo, courtesy of photographer Daisuke Ishizuka! TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD.   Photos and Information: Daisuke Ishizuka Earlier this month, SciFii Japan ran Toho's press release about GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) promotions and displays at the Hibiya Chanter shopping, dining and entertainment complex in Tokyo. SFJ reporter Daisuke Ishizuka recently visited Hibiya Chanter and has shared some photos of the Godzilla sights within. The 1st floor display with its Godzilla-1.0 statue. Photo by Daisuke Ishizuka. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo by Daisuke Ishizuka. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo by Daisuke Ishizuka. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo by Daisuke Ishizuka. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo by Daisuke Ishizuka. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo

    Source: Titan Books press release Special Thanks to Daisy Saunders Photo courtesy of Titan Books. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Pursuing a fugitive space monster, a Being of Light enters Earth’s atmosphere. Accidentally colliding with a patrolling jet, piloted by Science Patrol Agent Shin Hayata, the Being merges with the pilot to save his life and vows to defend the Earth. Now whenever the planet is threatened by alien invaders, terrifying monsters or any threat beyond the capabilities of humanity, Shin Hayata transforms into the towering Ultraman to restore peace and save the day. Dive into the action-packed adventure as told by Hugo, Clarke and Scribe Award-winning author Pat Cadigan. Titan Books will release ULTRAMAN: The Official Novel of the Series by Pat Cadigan, a bold adaptation of the classic series in a paperback novel format, in the United States and United Kingdom on December

    Source: GKIDS Official Site: https://gkids.com/films/the-boy-and-the-heron/ (US)   Photo courtesy of GKIDS. ©2023 Studio Ghibli GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of award-winning animation, has announced the English voice cast THE BOY AND THE HERON, the highly anticipated new film from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Japan's celebrated animation house, Studio Ghibli. The movie will open in theaters and IMAX across America on December 8, 2023. Released in Japan as Kimitachi wa Do Ikiruka (translated as HOW DO YOU LIVE?), the film is a hand-drawn, original story written and directed by the Academy Award-winning director. Produced by Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki, the film features a musical score from Miyazaki's long-time collaborator Joe Hisaishi. The theme song for the film "Spinning Globe" was penned and performed by global J-pop superstar Kenshi Yonezu. English Voice Cast Shoichi Maki: Christian Bale The Parakeet King:

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