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    Source; Warner Bros. PicturesSpecial Thanks to Melanie Klein Warner Bros. Pictures has released new promotional artwork for the latest installment in the Legendary Pictures' Monsterverse film series,  GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE. This character poster depicts the movie's villain, Skar King. New GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE promo art courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2023 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary  In 2021, the interconnected entertainment universe known as the Monsterverse delivered  GODZILLA VS. KONG, a true cultural event and the ultimate pop culture throw down as two cinematic Titans faced off in a spectacular big screen battle that smashed the global box office.  GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE is the thrilling fifth film in the Monsterverse series and sees the legendary Titans Godzilla and Kong team up to face a world-ending

    Win the Chinese monster movie CROCODILE ISLAND on DVD 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 DVD of the terrifying monster thriller CROCODILE ISLAND (巨鱷島, Jù È Dǎo, 2020). A plane malfunction lands a single father and his daughter on an island in an area around the Devil's Sea also known as the Bermuda Triangle of Asia.  They and the other survivors must battle enormous crocodiles and spiders in an epic battle for their very survival.  Co-directed by Shixing Xu (SHARKTOPUS) and Simon Zhao (THE ANTARCTIC OCTOPUS), the film stars Gallen Lo (FLASHOVER), Yinyue Liao (MEET YOURSELF), and feature film newcomer Bingxiang Wang. Synopsis:        After their plane makes

    The practical spfx micro-budget supernatural indie found footage horror film WELL SHARK is coming to Blu-ray and DVD in North America. ©2023 ALBATROS CO,.LTD.   Source: SRS Cinema LLCSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Key art is by Stefan Motmas. Photo courtesy of SRS Cinema. ©2023 ALBATROS CO,.LTD. SRS Cinema has licensed WELL SHARK (イド・シャーク, Ido Shāku) for release in North America. Directed, written and produced by Taichirou Natsume, the film is a practical spfx micro-budget supernatural indie found footage horror. SYNOPSIS Psychic Investigation Big Summer, a group which looks into psychic phenomena and the occult, received a video said to have been filmed at a haunted place. The video shows a couple of YouTubers who were filming a deserted old well when they

      GODZILLA MINUS ONE comes to Germany in both dubbed and subtitled versions on December 1st. Photo courtesy of peppermint anime. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: peppermint animeOfficial Site: https://godzilla-movie2023.toho.co.jp/ (Japan), https://godzilla-minus-one.de/ (Germany)Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/godzilla231103 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godzilla231103/Special Thanks to Ksenia Kalinichenko and Volker Kirchmann Distributor peppermint anime GmbH has revealsed a German dubbed trailer for their upcoming theatrical release of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan).This is the first dubbed trailer for the film. Peppermint is bringing GODZILLA MINUS ONE to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg this December 1st. A list of cinemas screening the movie in those territories can be found at https://godzilla-minus-one.de/kinouebersicht. The movie will be released with mutliple language options; in the original Japanese with either German or English subtitles and separately with a German dub.                                                                      German dubbed trailer. Video courtesy of pepppermint anime. TM & © TOHO CO.,

      Photo courtesy of Iconic Events Releasing. ©Satoshi Kon/Madhouse/Tokyo Godfathers Committee. All Rights Reserved. Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Director Satoshi Kon’s Landmark Anime Film with Nationwide Theatrical Releases Presented in Stunning 4KSource: Iconic Events Releasing press release Special Thanks to Erik Jansen (MediaLab) Photo courtesy of Iconic Events Releasing. ©Satoshi Kon/Madhouse/Tokyo Godfathers Committee. All Rights Reserved. Iconic Events Releasing, a company specializing in distributing special engagement theatrical events to theatres, highlights one of anime’s most poignant and critically acclaimed films as it invites fans to theatrical screenings of TOKYO GODFATHERS (東京ゴッドファーザーズ, Tōkyō Goddofāzāzu, 2003) at special theatrical events across North America from December 11-13 in the latest installment of Anime Expo Cinema Nights. Anime Expo Cinema Nights invites you to celebrate TOKYO GODFATHERS, the acclaimed holiday classic from master director Satoshi Kon (PAPRIKA, PERFECT BLUE), as it returns to theaters to celebrate its 20th anniversary with

    Source: FYESpecial Thanks to Eric Rosenfield The pop culture retailer FYE (For Your Entertainment) has provided SciFi Japan with information and photos of their latest Godzilla exclusive collectibles. These items can be purchased from FYE stores and fye.com/.   Photo courtesy of FYE. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Godzilla 13inx19in MDF Poster An FYE Exclusive. The Godzilla 13in x 19in MDF Poster is a powerful statement piece for any fan of the King of Monsters. This THE RETURN OF GODZILLA (ゴジラ, Gojira, 1984) poster showcases Godzilla in all its monstrous glory, rendered on high-quality Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) for durability and a sleek, modern look. Measuring 13 inches by 19 inches, it's the perfect size to adorn your walls, adding a touch of epic cinematic art to your living space. Whether you're a long-time Godzilla enthusiast or just appreciating the awe-inspiring design, this

    Netflix has released images from the upcoming anime film ULTRAMAN RISING. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Netflix Official Site: https://netflix.com/ultramanrising (US)Special Thanks to Lamarco McClendon Netflix has provided images and the first trailer from ULTRAMAN RISING, the American-produced, CG-animated feature film scheduled for worldwide streaming in 2024. Synopsis Based on the beloved Japanese character, Netflix’s ULTRAMAN RISING follows baseball superstar Ken Sato as he returns to his home country of Japan to pick up the mantle of Earth-defending superhero Ultraman. He soon finds more than he bargained for when he’s forced to raise the offspring of his greatest foe. Ken must go on a heroic journey, balancing parenthood, his estranged father, and the relentless Kaiju Defense Force to rise beyond his ego and discover what it truly means to be Ultraman. Boco. Photo courtesy of Netflix. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ▼Overview Title: ULTRAMAN RISING

      Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., Ltd press releaseOfficial 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) Toho is holding two GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) events in Hokkaido on November 29th.  Fans can enter a drawing for tickets but can only attend one of the two events.  To apply, please click here: https://info.toho.co.jp/godzilla2023_eveba/   ■ Event 1GODZILLA MINUS ONE Landing Event in Hokkaido  (『ゴジラ-1.0』北海道上陸イベント,  “Gojira -1.0” Hokkaidō Jōriku Ibento) Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023Time: Doors open at 3:30 p.m. / Concert begins at 4:30 p.m.*Guest Speakers: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Director Takashi Yamazaki (tentative)**Location: A certain place in Sapporo City (Only the winners will be notified.) *This is a live event. There will be no screening of the

      GODZILLA MINUS ONE comes to Germany in both dubbed and subtitled versions this December. Photo courtesy of peppermint anime. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: peppermint animeOfficial Site: https://godzilla-movie2023.toho.co.jp/ (Japan), https://godzilla-minus-one.de/ (Germany)Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/godzilla231103 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godzilla231103/Special Thanks to Ksenia Kalinichenko and Volker Kirchmann German poster. Photo courtesy of peppermint anime. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Distributor peppermint anime GmbH has shared some details on their upcoming theatrical release of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). Peppermint is bringing the film to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg this December 1st. A list of cinemas screening the movie in those territories can be found at https://godzilla-minus-one.de/kinouebersicht. GODZILLA MINUS ONE will be released with mutliple language options; in the original Japanese with either German or English subtitles and separately with a German dub. Peppermint anime has issued subtitled trailers for the film with a German dubbed version coming

      Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Comscore, variousSpecial Thanks to Paul Dergarabedian In its second weekend of release in Japan, GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) once again topped the domestic box office.  From November 10 to 12, the film took in 560 million yen (5億6000万円) -- $3,717,364.00 US -- from 356,000 in ticket sales. These numbers include more than 63 million yen (6329万円) -- $420,000 -- from IMAX screenings. GODZILLA MINUS ONE's 2nd weekend also outperformed the opening in Japan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's THE MARVELS,  which earned 323 million yen (3億2300万円) -- $2,146,399.00 US. To date, GODZILLA MINUS ONE has made over 2.1 billion yen (21億0000万円) -- $14,080,510.00 US -- excellent numbers for a live-action Japanese film. The movie will expand outside Japan with an IMAX fan event in the United States on November 29th. The main

    Enjoy some egg-fried rice with Godzilla-1.0. Photo courtesy of ISE Foods. ©ISE FOODS. INC. All Right Reserved. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Ise Foods Inc. press release Photo courtesy of ISE Foods. ©ISE FOODS. INC. All Right Reserved. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. The Japanese egg company ISE Foods is celebrating its 111th anniversary with a special promotion tied to the new Toho hit movie, GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). ISE's main production base is in Ibaraki Prefecture, where the latest Godzilla movie was filmed. For a limited time, "Godzilla-n" (ゴジラん, Gojira-n) product tie-ins will be part of ISE's top-selling "Mori-Tama" (森のたまご,  Mori no Tama Go) egg line.  Fans will be able to enjoy Godzilla as they eat their TKG (卵かけごはん, Tamago Kake Gohan) egg-fried rice by scanning a code on the "Godzilla-n" packages. A picture frame will appear in which

      GODZILLA MINUS ONE will be shown with English subtitles in some Japanese theaters. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., Ltd press releaseOfficial 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) Toho has announced that the English subtitled version of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) will be shown in some Japanese cinemas starting Thursday, November 12, 2023 (national Labor Thanksgiving holiday). Please check the theater websites below for further details... TOHO CINEMAS Hibiya: https://hlo.tohotheater.jp/net/schedule/081/TNPI2000J01.do109 Cinemas Premium Shinjuku: https://109cinemas.net/premiumshinjuku/TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills: https://hlo.tohotheater.jp/net/schedule/009/TNPI2000J01.doTOHO CINEMAS Namba: https://hlo.tohotheater.jp/net/schedule/032/TNPI2000J01.do About Toho Co. Ltd. Toho Company provides high-quality entertainment to a wide range of customers through its film production, distribution, and exhibition business, which is solidly supported by its real estate business

    Marvel's 1977-79 Godzilla comics series will be collected in a hardcover omnibus. Photo courtesy of Marvel. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Experience Doug Moench and Herb Trimpe's thunderous run of 'Godzilla' in 'Godzilla: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus,' coming October 2024.Source: Marvel Entertainment press release New cover by Junggeon Yoon. Photo courtesy of Marvel. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. In 1977, Godzilla became one of Marvel Comics’ biggest stars, headlining a hit solo series set in the heart of the Marvel Universe! Now, thanks to an exciting new collaboration with Toho International, the Japanese studio’s U.S.-based subsidiary that has brought global sensation Godzilla to life, this host of monumental Godzilla escapades costarring your favorite Marvel heroes will be collected next year in GODZILLA: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS!  Marvel’s take on Japan’s greatest export represented an incredible creative collaboration

    Photo courtesy of Nijigen no Mori. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Nijigen No Mori press releaseOfficial Website: https://nijigennomori.com/godzilla_awajishima/ The "Nijigen no Mori" anime theme park in Awaji Island Park, Hyogo Prefecture will hold the limited event "NIGOD Special Mission" (NIGOD特別任務, NIGOD Tokubetsu Ninmu) for elementary school children at its "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 ~) attraction from Saturday, December 2, 2023 to Monday (holiday) January 8, 2024. In this event, a special mission sheet will be available only to elementary school students who enter "Gojira Interception Operation". Observe every corner of the area and try to complete the special mission to reveal the various histories of the Godzilla Interception Operation and the ecology of the inactive full-scale Godzilla! Upon completion of the mission, a commemorative photo will be taken

    Godzilla the Ride: Giant Monsters Ultimate Battle key art with logo. Image courtesy of Seibu Railway Co. © SEIBU Railway Co., LTD. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Seibuen Amusement Park press release   Photo courtesy of Seibu Railway Co. © SEIBU Railway Co., LTD. Next week, Seibuen Amusement Park (Location: Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture, General Manager: Tomohiro Nishida), Seibuen Amusement Park (Location: Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture, General Manager: Tomohiro Nishida) will hold "Prefectural Citizen Appreciation Days" for residents to enjoy the park at a discount. November 13th is ``Ibaraki Prefectural Citizen's Day'' and November 14th ``Saitama Prefectural Citizen's Day.'' Set in the Sunsey Hill Shopping District, there is the ``Sunset Street Lights Illumination'' where guests are enveloped in nostalgic and warm light, and the ``Yuhi-oka Residents Gathering Shopping District Specialty Boogie Woogie Festival'' where unique residents sing, dance, and engage guests. Please

      Pizza-La is doing a GODZILLA MINUS ONE promotion. Photo courtesy of Four Seeds Corporation. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Four Seeds Corporation press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.pizza-la.co.jp/ (Japan)Editor: Keith Aiken GODZILLA MINUS ONE Collaboration Sticker. Photo courtesy of Four Seeds Corporation. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. The Japanese delivery and take-out pizza chain “Pizza-La” operated by Four Seas Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Sachiko Asano) is now offering three limited time "Mega-Size" meals as part of their collaboration with Toho's GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). Each meal comes with 1 or more collectible Godzilla stickers. ■ “Pizza x Godzilla”! The GODZILLA MINUS ONE “Pizza x Godzilla” collaboration was made possible by the connection between the origin of the restaurant's name and the 70th anniversary of Godzilla's birth. The secret behind the naming of Pizza-La is

      Godzilla Whiskey OKINAWA BLUE is now on sale from Kumesen Sake Brewery. Photo courtesy of Kumesen Sake Brewery Co. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Kumesen Sake Brewery Co. press release Kumesen Sake Brewery Co. (Head Office: 155 Nakaima, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture; President: Yoichi Higa) is now selling "Godzilla Whiskey OKINAWA BLUE," a collaboration with Godzilla, the king of monsters who has been a representative of special effects movies for nearly 70 years, on the Kumesen Shuzo website. The theme of this collaboration product is GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (ゴジラ対メカゴジラ, Gojira Tai Mekagojira), which was made in 1974 as the 20th anniversary movie of the Godzilla series and set on the main island of Okinawa. The packaging for each of the film's three monsters has been created in the same nostalgic retro design as when the movie was first released, and

    Source: Sentai press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Home video label Sentai Filmworks today announced its February 2024 slate of releases. Product details follow, in order of release...   Photo courtesy of Sentai. TEARS TO TIARA Published by:    Sentai FilmworksDistributed by:   Distribution SolutionRun Time:         650 min.Street Date:      2/6/2024Format:             BDLanguage:        English & Japanese with English SubtitlesSRP:                 $79.98 For dozens of generations, the legions of the Divine Empire seemed unstoppable, brutally tearing asunder nation after nation and subjugating their people. Then one of the Empire's power-hungry priests made the mistake of attempting to resurrect an ancient Demon Lord. Instead of binding Arawn as planned, the Demon Lord chose to rescue the intended sacrifice - the young high priestess Riannon - and formed an alliance with her potentially legendary brother Arthur and the Gael Clan. Now the Empire will reap the seeds

      GODZILLA MINUS ONE has received multiple nominations from the Hochi Film Awards. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: The Hochi Shimbun Co. press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.hochi.co.jp/award/hochi_eigashou/ (Japan) The nominations for the 48th Hochi Film Awards, one of Japan's top film awards, have been revealed. Each award was selected by the Hochi Film Awards Secretariat (advisor, Ms. Sachiko Watanabe) from the most fan votes. The Selection Committee will conduct rigorous screenings and announce the results of each award later this month. The two-part BAIAN: THE ASSASSIN M.D. (藤枝梅安, Fujieda Baian) was nominated in 6 categories, the most of any film. GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) was nominated in 4, including Best Film. Hochi Film Award-winners receive a bronze statue. Photo courtesy of the Hochi Shimbun. ©The Hochi Shimbun The Hochi Film Awards were established in 1976 as

    Photo courtesy of Apple TV+. © 2023 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM & © Legendary MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS to roar onto the CCXP23 Thunder Stage on Sunday, December 3 on the heels of its global premiere, Friday, November 17 on Apple TV+Source: Apple TV+ press releaseOfficial Site: https://tv.apple.com/us/show/monarch-legacy-of-monsters/Special Thanks to Hannah Stamer Apple TV+ today unveiled plans to take the stage for the first time ever at CCXP as it brings its highly anticipated new series MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS, based on Legendary’s Monsterverse, to the largest comic and entertainment convention in the world held in the São Paulo Expo in Brazil. Beginning Thursday, November 30, and ending with a can’t-miss panel conversation and live Q&A on Sunday, December 3, the thunderous lineup of CCXP23 events and experiences for MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS will include unforgettable fan experiences for thousands of attendees.  MONARCH: LEGACY

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