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    Source:  Ghost X Ghost press release Special Thanks to Brock Otterbacher FROM ZERO TO MINUS Ghost X Ghost's GODZILLA MINUS ONE - Zero to Minus t-shirts are now available to PREORDER, in both short and long sleeve versions! Preorders run from NOW until Friday, March 1st at NOON PST.   ■ GODZILLA MINUS ONE - Zero to Minus T-Shirt Photo courtesy of Ghost X Ghost. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. GODZILLA MINUS ONE, as seen through a filter of 80s pop art, vintage punk, and street, all with a modern twist. Screen printed on a 100% soft spun cotton black T-Shirt. ESTIMATED DELIVERY - Q2 2024 Designed by GxG Price: $30.00 Order Link:  https://ghostxghost.com/products/godzilla-minus-one-zero-to-minus-t-shirt                ■ GODZILLA MINUS ONE - Zero to Minus

    Source: Sentai press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Sentai Home Video has announced its May 2024 slate of anime Blu-ray releases. Product details follow, in order of release...   Photo courtesy of Sentai. TOKYO MEW MEW NEW SEASON 2 COLLECTION Published by:    Sentai FilmworksDistributed by:   Distribution SolutionsRun Time:         300 min.Street Date:      5/7/2024Format:             BDLanguage:        Japanese with English SubtitlesSRP:                 $59.98 The scientists of the μ(Mew) Project use DNA of endangered species to create a team of heroines imbued with amazing abilities. Armed with the skills of an Iriomote cat, Ichigo must band together with other Mew Mew girls to repel an alien incursion.             Photo courtesy of Sentai. FOOD WARS! THE SECOND PLATE SEASON 2 COLLECTION Published by:    Sentai FilmworksDistributed by:   Distribution SolutionsRun Time:         325 min.Street Date:     

    Presenter Steven Yeun (BEEF, THE WALKING DEAD) and Award winners Lee Sung Jin (BEEF), Kenji Yamada and Takashi Yamazaki (GODZILLA MINUS ONE) at the Asia Entertainment Game Changer Award. Photo courtesy of Asia Society. Source: Asia Society press releasePhotographer: Ryan Miller (Capture Imaging)Special Thanks to Asenath Nakayama, Lauren Mennuti and Fifer Horwitz (Shelter PR) On February 20, the 14th U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit and Game Changer Awards honored BEEF'S Emmy Award-Winning Creator Lee Sung Jin, GODZILLA MINUS ONE'S Oscar-Nominated VFX Supervisor and Writer/Director Takashi Yamazaki & Producer Kenji Yamada, Artist & Producer Anderson .Paak, Singer & Actress Rina Sawayama, and the cast & crew of WARRIOR including executive producer Shannon Lee (of the Bruce Lee Foundation) at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. Other notable attendees of the evening include Presenter and Emmy Award-Winning Actor Steven Yeun (BEEF), Presenter and Musician Guapdad 4000, Presenter and

    Win the South Korean supernatural fantasy-thriller DR. CHEON AND THE LOST TALISMAN 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 South Korean supernatural fantasy-thriller DR. CHEON AND THE LOST TALISMAN (천박사 퇴마 연구소: 설경의 비밀, Cheonbaksa Toema Yeonguso: Seolgyeongui Bimil, 2023). Dr. Cheon makes a living performing fake exorcisms on camera, but when a mysterious client arrives at his door, he is drawn into a series of strange events that challenge his skepticism—and resurface childhood horrors he’s tried to forget. The first feature film by Director KIM Seong-sik (an AD on PARASITE), DR. CHEON AND THE LOST TALISMAN stars GANG Dong-won (TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA), HUH Joon-ho

    Photo courtesy of Jada Toys. TM & © 2024 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Jada Toys, Inc. Special Thanks to Aitana Quinteros, Michael Jimenez and Amber Sheppo Jada Toys has provided SciFi Japan with information and large photos of their GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE product line.   Photo courtesy of Jada Toys. TM & © 2024 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Heat-Ray Breath Godzilla R/C   BRAND: Jada Toys AGE GRADE: 8+ MSRP $USD:  $59.99 AVAILABILITY DATE: Now at Walmart and Target Experience the ultimate adventure with the Remote-Control Godzilla with heat-ray breath from the movie GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE! This larger-than-life toy lets you control Godzilla as it walks, stomps, and whips its tail around. Witness the awe-inspiring light-up heat ray

    Source: Titan Books Special Thanks to Daisy Saunders Photo courtesy of Titan Books. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Titan Books is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win ULTRAMAN: The Official Novel of the Series by award-winning author Pat Cadigan. This trade paperback novel adapts the original 1966 special effects television series by Tsuburaya Productions. Synopsis:        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,

    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 and Amber Sheppo Mattel has provided SciFi Japan with information and large photos of their GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE products.These figures are part of Mattel's MEGA brand, which features detailed and innovative building sets based on popular franchises like MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE and HALO.   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. MEGA Showcase GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE Kong (HTR77) SRP: $49.99 | 13Y+ ·     Build

      Shizuka, Nobita, Doraemon, Gian and Suneo are back on the big screen in DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA'S EARTH SYMPHONY. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © Fujiko Pro/Shogakukan, TV Asahi, Shin-Ei, ADK 2024 Source: Toho Co., Ltd Official Site: https://doraeiga.com/2024/ (Japan)Translator: Andres Perez (Sakura Central) Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © Fujiko Pro/Shogakukan, TV Asahi, Shin-Ei, ADK 2024 Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and high-res images from DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA'S EARTH SYMPHONY (映画ドラえもん のび太の地球交響楽(ちきゅうシンフォニー), Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Chikyū Shinfonī), the 43rd film in the long running Doraemon franchise. The latest installment will coincide with the 90th anniversary celebration of Doraemon’s creator, Fujiko · F · Fujio. This film will mark Kazuaki Imai’s third entry in the movie series, having previously directed both DORAEMON: NOBITA'S TREASURE ISLAND (2018) and DORAEMON: NOBITA'S NEW DINOSAUR (2020). DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA'S EARTH

      Front and Back covers of the new book GODZILLA & KONG: THE CINEMATIC STORYBOARD ART OF RICHARD BENNETT. Photo courtesy of Clover Press. © 2024 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary Source: Clover PressOfficial Site: https://cloverpress.us/products/godzilla-kong-the-cinematic-storyboard-art-of-richard-bennett Special Thanks to Hank Kanalz The stunning book Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett will be released by Clover Press on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. This hardcover contains hundreds of storyboards across three different films in the Legenday/Warner Bros. Monsterverse franchise, along with a selection of stills offering comparisons between the artwork and the finished films. Of particular interest are boards for a number of unused and deleted scenes from the three movies. The book can be ordered directly from Clover Press as well as Amazon and other stores and online retailers.   Kong makes

    Source: Toho Co., LtdOfficial 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   Win sets of GODZILLA MINUS ONE movie posters from Toho International and SciFi Japan! Photo courtesy of Toho. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Celebrate Godzilla's 70th anniversary with this great contest! Toho International is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win sets of 4 different GODZILLA MINUS ONE movie posters. These full-sized one sheets were created to promote the film's hugely successful US theatrical release and measure 27 x 40 inches each. The set includes the main GODZILLA MINUS ONE poster, the Dolby Cinema poster, the 4DK version and the IMAX poster with the artwork also reverse printed on the back of each to allow the posters to displayed with backlighting as they would be in a

    THE MUST-HAVE SET BECOMES AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON APRIL 23 2024 Source: Shout! Studios press release Special Thanks to Lizbeth Galeno Photo courtesy of Shout! Factory. ©Ishimori Production Inc. and Toei Company, Ltd. Shout! Studios in collaboration with Toei Company Ltd. proudly presents a spectacular Kamen Rider collection, KAMEN RIDER GEATS: The Complete Series, as it becomes available for the first time in national home entertainment shelves on April 23, 2024. Fans of the much-loved superhero franchise can add to their tokusatsu collection by pre-ordering their 8-disc set on ShoutFactory.com. Customers purchasing this Blu-ray collection directly from the online store will receive an exclusive poster while supplies last. A newer entry in the Kamen Rider franchise, KAMEN RIDER GEATS completed airing in August 2023, making this release the shortest wait for all tokusatsu fans eager to take home

      Source; Warner Bros. PicturesSpecial Thanks to Liza Nedelman  Warner Bros. Pictures has released the second trailer and a new poster for GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE... New poster. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2023 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 the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied

    Ultraman Blazar faces his deadliest foe yet in ULTRAMAN BLAZAR THE MOVIE: TOKYO KAIJU SHOWDOWN. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ULTRAMAN BLAZAR SPECIAL EDITION PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: https://m-78.jp/blazar-movie/ (Japan) Official X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/TsuburayaGlobal, https://twitter.com/ultraman_series Movie poster art, courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ULTRAMAN BLAZAR SPECIAL EDITION PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President: Masayuki Nagatake) has revealed that ULTRAMAN BLAZAR THE MOVIE: TOKYO KAIJU SHOWDOWN (ウルトラマンブレーザー THE MOVIE 大怪獣首都激突, Urutoraman Burēzā Za Mūbī Daikaijū Shuto Gekitotsu) will b e released nationwide run Japan on February 23, 2024. It will pick up from the events depicted in the recent Ultraman television series, ULTRAMAN BLAZAR (ウルトラマンブレーザー, Urutoraman Burēzā), which began airing in July 2023, was broadcast every Saturday at 9:00 am on TV Tokyo, simulcast in multiple territories, and shown dubbed in English on the Ultraman Official Youtube

    Photo courtesy of Crunchyroll. ©Koyoharu Gotoge/SHUEISHA, Aniplex, ufotable Tanjiro and the Demon Slayer Corps Come to North American Theaters Beginning February 23 with a Special One-Day-Only World Tour Red Carpet Premiere Event on February 10Source: Crunchyroll press releaseOfficial Site: https://kimetsu.com/anime/hashirageikohen/ (Japan), https://demonslayer-anime.com/worldtour2024/ (US)Special Thanks to Tommy Foye Photo courtesy of Crunchyroll. ©Koyoharu Gotoge/SHUEISHA, Aniplex, ufotable Joining forces once again, Aniplex of America, Crunchyroll, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be distributing DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA -TO THE HASHIRA TRAINING- (鬼滅の刃 柱稽古編, Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hashira Geiko-Hen) on February 23 in North American theaters, including in IMAX and premium large formats (PLFs). The highly anticipated worldwide theatrical event brings Tanjiro and the Demon Slayer Corps back to the big screen to deliver more thrilling tales. DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA -TO THE HASHIRA TRAINING- will allow fans to revisit the gripping finale of the Swordsmith

      Photo courtesy of Bioworld. ©Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ATTACK ON TITAN Production Committee. All Rights Reserved. Souce: Bioworld press releaseOfficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/shopatsuko Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shopatsuko/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@shopatsuko Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shopatsuko/ Special Thanks to Rae D'Agnillo Atsuko, Bioworld’s premiere brand for fans of Japanese culture, has announced the availability of new apparel based on the massively popular ATTACK ON TITAN. Featuring stylish green prints, fans and fashion lovers can now enjoy new apparel celebrating the dark fantasy action manga and anime. The new collection includes the Levi Black Tee (MSRP: $32), the Rumbling Black Long Sleeve (MSRP: $42), and the Rumbling White Long Sleeve (MSRP: $42). Fans can shop the new collection on the Atsuko website. Photo courtesy of Bioworld. ©Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ATTACK ON TITAN Production Committee. All Rights Reserved. Photo courtesy of Bioworld. ©Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ATTACK ON TITAN Production Committee. All Rights Reserved.

    Photos courtesy of Great Eastern Entertainment. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Great Eastern EntertainmentSpecial Thanks to Jess Bansal The merchandise company Great Eastern Entertainment, Inc. has shared information and photos for their current line of Godzilla collectibles. While there are a few items based on the classic Toho films, Great Eastern has primarily focused on monsters and characters from the 2021 Netflix anime series GODZILLA SINGULAR POINT (ゴジラ S.P <シンギュラポイント>, Gojira Shingyura Pointo), offering a rather unique lineup in comparison to most Godzilla licensees. Great Eastern Entertainment's Godzilla product are licensed for sale in the United States and Canada, and can be purchased  from the company's Amazon Store and other retailers. Retailers interested in carrying these items can order them directly from Great Eastern Entertainment's wholesale site. Most products are currently in stock, with a few items available soon.   GODZILLA ORIGINAL SERIES  

    Wraparound packaging art for the BATTLE KAIJU SERIES 02: ULTRAMAN VS. ALIEN BALTAN 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 second volume looks at Alien Baltan, the Space Ninjas widely recognized as the greatest rivals to Ultraman and his fellow Ultra Brothers. Photo courtesy of Mill Creek. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS BATTLE KAIJU SERIES 02 - ULTRAMAN VS ALIEN BALTAN collects 11 Alien Baltan episodes and 2 movies from across the Ultraman franchise, starting with their

    Source: Shout! Studios press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.toei-anim.co.jp/movie/digimon-adventure/ (Japan)Special Thanks to Tom Chen (Shout! Studios) and Scott Barretto (Publicity Partners) Photo courtesy of Fathom Events. © Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation, Toei Shout! Studios, a multi-platform media company, and Toei Animation Inc., the legendary anime studio, announced a new home entertainment distribution deal to bring 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 highly anticipated 2023 feature film based on the original TV sequel series from the globally popular Digimon anime franchise, which marks its 25th anniversary this year.. The announcement was made by Melissa Boag, Shout! Studios’ Executive Vice President, and Masayuki Endo, President and CEO of Toei Animation Inc. This multi-year partnership provides Shout! Studios with North American home entertainment distribution rights to DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 THE BEGINNING for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada, including all packaged media

    Source: ComscoreSpecial Thanks to Paul Dergarabedian Comscore has announced the official Domestic box office estimates for the weekend of Janauary 28, 2024, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services. As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office reporting, Comscore provides the only theater-level reporting in the world. Customers are able to analyze admissions and gross results around the world using Comscore's suite of products. An Oscar nomination and the release of the black & white cut MINUS COLOR pushed GODZILLA MINUS ONE back into the Top 10 in the US box office for the first time in more than a month. Please note this weekend’s overall total estimated 3-day Domestic box office is $61.1M and YTD 2024 (estimated at $500.5M through Sunday) is down 11% vs. 2023. Read on for the official reports from Comscore... Comscore – Domestic Box

      GODZILLA MINUS ONE has been nominated for a 2024 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., LtdOfficial 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 Toho has commented on GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0, ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) today receiving a nomination for best visual effects for the 2024 Academy Awards... GODZILLA MINUS ONE is nominated for an Academy Award for BEST VISUAL EFFECTS. The film has made history as the first Japanese Language film to earn a nomination in the VFX category and the first Oscar Nomination for the GODZILLA Franchise!     We're thrilled with our Academy Award nomination for GODZILLA MINUS ONE in the category of best visual effects. So far the film has

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