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    Source: Well Go USA, ddPR 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 action-packed aerial drama BORN TO FLY (長空之王, Chang kong zhi wang, 2023). The debut feature film from director and co-writer Liu Xiaoshi, BORN TO FLY stars Wang Yibo (HIDDEN BLADE), Hu Jun (SHADOW, CODE OF THE ASSASSINS), and Yu Shi (CREATION OF THE GODS I: KINGDOM OF STORMS), with Zhou Dongyu (BETTER DAYS)​, and features amazing VFX and aerial action with cutting-edge fighter jets. Synopsis:        After an unforeseen threat arises mid-air, a talented young air force test pilot (Wang Yibo) is forced to test not only the capabilities of his top-secret aircraft but also his own physical and psychological limits in order to survive. BORN TO FLY debuts on

      The GODZILLA MINUS ONE VFX team of Tatsuji Nojima, Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya and Masaki Takahashi with their Godzillas at the Academy Awards. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. Godzilla TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Prime Minister’s Office of JapanOfficial Site: https://godzilla-movie2023.toho.co.jp/ (Japan), https://godzilla.com/ (US)Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/godzilla231103 (Japan), https://twitter.com/Godzilla_Toho (US) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godzilla231103/ (Japan), https://www.instagram.com/godzilla_toho/ (US) TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@godzilla.toho Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tohogodzillaofficial/ (US) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/Godzilla_Toho (US) Special Thanks to Takehiro Yamamoto   A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. Godzilla TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Toho has provided SciFi Japan with their official press release and photos regarding GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) winning the Oscar for best visual effects at the 2024 Academy Awards.  In addition, the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan has released a statement, congratulating GODZILLA MINUS ONE and THE BOY AND THE HERON for their

    Win the Chinese thriller POLAR RESCUE on Blu-ray From Well Go USA! Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Source: Well Go USA, ddPR 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 snow-bound thriller POLAR RESCUE (搜救, Sou jiu, 2022) starring international martial arts icon Donnie Yen (RAGING FIRE, IP MAN 4: THE FINALE, BIG BROTHER). Co-directed by Lo Chi Leung (DOUBLE TAP, THE BULLET VANISHES) and Donnie Yen, POLAR RESCUE also stars Cecilia Han (THE GOLDEN DOLL) and Jia Bing (GIVE ME FIVE, THE ELEVENTH CHAPTER).   Synopsis:    After a young boy gets lost during a bitter snowstorm, his frantic parents (Donnie Yen, Cecilia Han) seek help from the local police, who are soon faced with a desperate race against

    Logo for the upcoming monster comedy, KAIJU YARROW! Photo courtesy of Titan Co., Ltd JP. ©2024 TITAN All Rights Reserved. Source: Titan Co., Ltd JPSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra   A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Production has begun and casting calls for extras have opened on an exciting new independent Japanese giant monster movie comedy entitled KAIJU YARROW! (怪獣ヤロウ!, Kaijū Yarō!). KAIJU YARROW! star, Gunpee, enjoying the Godzilla collection of the film's director, Junichiro Yagi. Photo courtesy of Titan Co., Ltd JP. ©2024 TITAN All Rights Reserved.   The film is being directed by Award-winning indie filmmaker Junichiro Yagi and produced by Mitsuyo Ota, both of Titan Co., Ltd JP.  Comedian/actor/YouTube superstar Gunpee (Gunpi) is set to make his feature film debut as the film's star. The production is a joint effort with the lovely city of Seki in the

    Source: Titan Books press release Special Thanks to Isabelle Sinnott and Hannah Scudamore Photo courtesy of Titan Books. © 2024 Legendary. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary. The official novelization of the blockbuster GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE, the latest film in the Monsterverse franchise, starring Dan Stevens, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry. A follow-up to the explosive showdown of GODZILLA VS. KONG. This time the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla face a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own. The latest epic will delve further into the histories of these Titans, their origins and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever. Writer Greg Keyes returns to the Monsterverse to transport readers ever

    Source: Titan Books press release Special Thanks to Isabelle Sinnott and Hannah Scudamore Photo courtesy of Titan Books. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS In the not-too-distant future, Earth is besieged by aliens. However, the mysterious Dan Moroboshi comes to the defense of humanity, transforming into his true form—the towering Ultraseven—when the planet is endangered. Alongside his allies, the six elite members of the Terrestrial Defense Force, Ultraseven will give everything he has to stop the myriad of foes who are prepared to bring ruin and destruction to the people of Earth. Adapting the classic and genre-defining series ULTRASEVEN in the ever popular Ultraman mega-saga, Hugo and Scribe award-winning author Pat Cadigan brings a fresh take to the iconic and action-packed adventures of Earth's monster-battling savior. Pat Cadigan  is a science fiction, fantasy and horror writer, three-time winner of the Locus Award, twice winner of the Arthur

      Source; Warner Bros. PicturesSpecial Thanks to Liza Nedelman Tickets are now on sale for GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE.  Get your tickets now at the following links... Fandango: fandango.com/godzilla-x-kong-the-new-empire Cinemark: https://www.cinemark.com/movies/godzilla-x-kong-the-new-empire Cinemark Premium Private Screening: cinemark.com/private-events/premium-private-screenings/wb-godzillaxkongthenewempire-at Regal: regmovies.com/movies/godzilla-x-kong-the-new-empire AMC: amctheatres.com/movies/godzilla-x-kong-the-new-empire © 2024 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary The epic battle continues! Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse follows up the explosive showdown of GODZILLA VS. KONG with an all-new adventure that pits the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence—and our own. GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE delves further into the histories of these Titans and their origins, as well as the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering

    North American Premiere Screening Set for March 29 at Anime Boston 2024 Source: HIDIVE press release Official Site: https://sasakoi-anime.com/ (Japan)Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. ©Eku Takeshima, Ichijinsha/Whisper Me a Love Song Production Committee HIDIVE, the anime streaming service from AMC Networks,  announced today its acquisition of the upcoming new romance series WHISPER ME A LOVE SONG (ささやくように恋を唄う, Sasayaku You ni Koi o Utau, 2024) set to debut in April as an exclusive simulcast during its Spring 2024 season. Created by Eku Takeshima, WHISPER ME A LOVE SONG is a hugely popular and highly ranked manga series that currently boasts a MyAnimeList (MAL) score of 8.19 out of 10. HIDIVE will host the North American premiere of WHISPER ME A LOVE SONG on March 29 at Anime Boston 2024. “We’re pleased to present the anime adaptation of WHISPER ME A LOVE SONG as

    Photos courtesy of FYE. © 2024 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: FYESpecial Thanks to Eric Rosenfield and Emily Hussien The pop culture retailer FYE (For Your Entertainment) has provided SciFi Japan with information and large photos of their officially licensed products from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE. All of these items can now be purchased from FYE stores and online at fye.com and fye.com/search?q=godzilla+x+kong.   Photo courtesy of FYE. © 2024 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. GODZILLA X KONG - Titan's Blaze Habanero Hot Sauce An FYE Exclusive. Experience the fiery fury of the Titans with the GODZILLA X KONG - Titan's Blaze Habanero Hot Sauce! Crafted to ignite your taste buds with the intense heat of habanero peppers, this sauce is

      The GODZILLA MINUS ONE VFX team of Masaki Takahashi, Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya and Tatsuji Nojima accept the Oscar® for Visual Effects during the live ABC telecast of the 96th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Photo credit Richard Harbaugh / Phul McCarten. ©A.M.P.A.S. All rights reserved. Source: Toho Co., Ltd press release, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesOfficial Site: https://godzilla-movie2023.toho.co.jp/ (Japan), https://godzilla.com/ (US)Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/godzilla231103 (Japan), https://twitter.com/Godzilla_Toho (US) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godzilla231103/ (Japan), https://www.instagram.com/godzilla_toho/ (US) TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@godzilla.toho Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tohogodzillaofficial/ (US) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/Godzilla_Toho (US) Special Thanks to Jonah Keel and Rayvon Hill The GODZILLA MINUS ONE VFX film with their Oscars. Photo courtesy of Toho International. ©A.M.P.A.S. All rights reserved. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. On Sunday, March 10, GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0, ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan)  won the Oscar for best visual effects at the 2024 Academy Awards.

    Source: Titan Books press release Special Thanks to Isabelle Sinnott and Hannah Scudamore Photo courtesy of Titan Books. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Rampage across the globe with the ‘King of the Monsters’ in this official Godzilla coloring book, featuring original and comic book artwork. Pencils in hand, join the unstoppable force of nature that is Godzilla and wreak destruction around the world in this official coloring book. Originally debuting in 1954, Godzilla has become an international icon and one of the most instantly recognizable characters in the world. In this official coloring book you will rampage through cities and battle rival kaiju, such as Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla. Godzilla: The Official Coloring Book showcases exciting artwork and never-before-seen illustrations, ready for you to put your spin on. Perfect for fans of monsters and Japanese culture, Godzilla: The Official Coloring

      The Oscar nominated GODZILLA MINUS ONE VFX team of Masaki Takahashi, Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya and Tatsuji Nojima arrive on the red carpet of the 96th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Photo credit Nick Agro. ©A.M.P.A.S. All rights reserved. Source: Toho Co., Ltd press release, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesOfficial Site: https://godzilla-movie2023.toho.co.jp/ (Japan), https://godzilla.com/ (US)Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/godzilla231103 (Japan), https://twitter.com/Godzilla_Toho (US) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godzilla231103/ (Japan), https://www.instagram.com/godzilla_toho/ (US) TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@godzilla.toho Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tohogodzillaofficial/ (US) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/Godzilla_Toho (US) Special Thanks to Jonah Keel GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0, ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) today won the Oscar for best visual effects for the 2024 Academy Awards. We will post updates from Toho and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as the become available...   ACCEPTANCE SPEECH: VISUAL EFFECTS  

    Photo courtesy of Mattel. © 2023 MEGA Brands. © 2023 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Photo courtesy of Mattel. © 2023 MEGA Brands. © 2023 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Mattel, Inc. Special Thanks to Susan Jevens The iconic toy company Mattel is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win both of their MEGA brand figure building sets from the new movie GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE. We have 4 pairs of the Godzilla and Kong figures to give away so enter now! With the 541-piece Kong collector set, fans can build a highly detailed 8-inch action figure of the Titan with poseable arms, legs and head. Kong comes with his all-new B.E.A.S.T. Glove and battle axe plus a scaled waterfall. The 543-piece Godzilla

    Win Tak Sakaguchi's Yakuza action comedy ONE-PERCENT WARRIOR on Blu-ray From Well Go USA! Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Source: Well Go USA, ddPR 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 Japanese action comedy ONE-PERCENT WARRIOR (originally titled 1%er ONE-PERCENTER, 1%er ワンパーセンター, 1%er Wan Pāsentā, 2022). International action sensation Tak Sakaguchi (BAD CITY, VERSUS, GODZILLA: FINAL WARS) stars as a legendary, aging action film star who is drawn into the real world of violence when feuding yakuza gangs infiltrate the set of his directorial feature debut. Caught in the middle of a chaotic battle with an increasing body count, he must face whether his martial arts training is enough to save him.  Written and directed by Yûdai Yamaguchi (THE ABCS OF DEATH, DEADBALL),

    Photo courtesy of Monogram International. © 2024 Legendary. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary Source:  Monogram International, Inc.Special Thanks to Ashley Reyes and Mike Normann The 1st Series of Monogram International's GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE 3D Foam Bag Clips will be available from retailers nationwide in April. This article was updated 3/28/24 with additional information from Monogram.   Photo courtesy of Monogram International. © 2024 Legendary. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE 3D Foam Bag Clip Series 1 Are you ready for the ultimate Godzilla x Kong showdown?! Join the action with Monogram’s collection of mystery blind bags as the epic clash of titans hits the big screen. Each blind bag contains a mystery character from the new movie GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE with a

      Nyakkii Momoyama, Mimirin Midorihara, Shimajiro Shimano, Miller and Torippii Sorano go on an adventure in SHIMAJIRO THE MOVIE: MIRACLE ISLAND'S RAINBOW CARNATION. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © Benesse Corporation 1988-2024 / Shimajiro © Shanghai Hengyuan Culture Media Co., Ltd. Source: Toho Co., Ltd Official Site: http://shimajiro.jp/movie2024/ (Japan)Translator: Andres Perez (Sakura Central) Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © Benesse Corporation 1988-2024 / Shimajiro © Shanghai Hengyuan Culture Media Co., Ltd. Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and high-res images from SHIMAJIRO THE MOVIE: MIRACLE ISLAND'S RAINBOW CARNATION (映画しまじろう『ミラクルじまの なないろカーネーション』, Eiga Shimajirō Mirakurujima No Nanairo Kānēshon), The 10th entry in the popular Shimajiro film series will utilize CGI animation.  Tomohiro Kawamura returns to direct after previously helming SHIMAJIRO AND URURU’S HEROLAND (しまじろうとうるるのヒーローランド, Shimajirō Tōruru no Hīrōrando, 2019) and SHIMAJIRO AND THE FLYING SHIP (しまじろうと そらとぶふね , Shimajirō to Sora Tobu Fune,

    On March 6th, Circle K convenience stores kick off their GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE promotion with limited-time products and movie sweepstakes. Photo courtesy of Circle K. TM & © 2024 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Craveable themed offerings, exciting sweepstakes and more in store for customersSource: Circle K press release Special Thanks to Morgan Davies Circle K has partnered with Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures to bring GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE fans five exclusive, limited-time products available in stores from March 6 through May 3, 2024, and sweepstakes for superfans to take part in. Starting March 6, customers can celebrate the new film with: Two tantalizing Froster flavors: Kong Crush and Godzilla Blast A themed, limited-edition color-changing Froster cup The larger-than-life Kong Breakfast Slamwich, with triple meat and

    Win a set of the GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE Heat-Ray Breath Godzilla R/C and Metalfigs 4 Pack from Jada Toys and SciFi Japan! Photo courtesy of Jada Toys. TM & © 2024 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Jada Toys, Inc. Special Thanks to Thomas Quoe, Michael Jimenez and Aitana Quinteros SciFi Japan is pleased to present our first giveaway for the new movie, GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE! Jada Toys is offering SFJ readers a chance to win a set of their GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE Heat-Ray Breath Godzilla R/C and Metalfigs 4 Pack. The popular Heat-Ray Breath Godzilla R/C is a Remote-Control figure that measures almost 2 feet long. It walks, stomps, whips its tail around and fires a light-up heat ray breath with its iconic roar.  This figure has a MSRP of

    Source: Shout! Studios Special Thanks to Lizbeth Galeno Photo courtesy of Shout! Studios. ©Toei Company, Ltd. Shout! Studios presents the CLASSIC TOKUSATSU COLLECTION, a Blu-ray box set featuring some of the early, eye-popping Tokusatsu films from Toei: Amphibious gill-men from an underwater city! A superhuman mummy ready to save Earth! Sonny Chiba fighting robot-men!  This set is a limited edition of 2,500 units available exclusively from ShoutFactory.com. DISC ONE:PRINCE OF SPACE (1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / B&W / 57 min.)A mysterious hero must intervene when a nefarious presence from outer space arrives to steal a powerful new rocket fuel.INVASION OF THE NEPTUNE MEN (1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / B&W / 75 min.)Sonny Chiba stars in this fantastical adventure about repelling invaders arriving from a distant planet to attack Tokyo.DISC TWO:WATARI

    Win the South Korean sci-fi thriller THE MOON on Blu-ray From Well Go USA! Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Source: Well Go USA, ddPR 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 acclaimed South Korean sci-fi thriller THE MOON (천박사 퇴마 연구소: 설경의 비밀, Cheonbaksa Toema Yeonguso: Seolgyeongui Bimil, 2023) from KIM Yong Hwa – the director of the ALONG WITH THE GODS franchise. After a spaceship is damaged mid-mission and leaves an astronaut stranded with rapidly decreasing oxygen stores, Korea’s Naro Space Center turns to a former director to avert a catastrophe—and possibly redeem his own tarnished legacy. THE MOON stars SUL Kyung Gu (PUBLIC ENEMY, MEMOIR OF A MURDERER), DOH Kyung Soo (ALONG WITH THE GODS franchise), and KIM Hee Ae (HERSTORY). 

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