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      SciFi Japan is pleased to share a GODZILLA MINUS ONE photo gallery, courtesy of Toho! Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©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 Special Thanks to Takehiro Yamamoto   A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Advance ticket sales advert. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Toho has provided SciFi Japan with the new details and a huge photo gallery for GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan), the upcoming film from director/writer/FX director Takashi Yamazaki commemorating the 70th anniversary of Godzilla's birth. The movie will be released in Japan on November 3 and open in North American cinemas on December 1, 2023. GODZILLA MINUS ONE is shaping up to be a massive hit for Toho, not just in Japan but also abroad.  The

    Source: KADOKAWA Corporation Global Anime Business Official Sites: https://gamera-rebirth.com (Japan), https://www.netflix.com/title/81087387 (US) Official Twitter: @gamera_rebirth #Gamera Rebirth #gamera_rebirth Photo courtesy of Kadokawa. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee For 40 years, master kaiju illustrator, Yuji Kaida, has amazed fans worldwide with his artwork for books, posters, model kits, CD and home video covers, dioramas and more depicting the likes of Godzilla, Gamera and Ultraman. Today, Kadokawa released a new Kaida illustration as part of their celebration of the worldwide release of their anime series GAMERA -Rebirth-  (ガメラ リバース, Gamera Ribāsu) on Netflix.   Comment from Yuji Kaida At first, I was worried about whether the charm of the monsters could be brought to life in an anime. But when I watched the series, I was captivated by the dynamic actions of the monsters, which were depicted in realistic 3D. The

    Photo courtesy of DADAGRAM. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©MONSTROUSA Source: DADAGRAM press releaseMONSTROUSA Official Site: https://shop.monstrousa.com/ Photo courtesy of DADAGRAM.©MONSTROUSA On September 12th, DADAGRAM (ダダグラム, Dadaguramu), a Shimokitazawa-based costume design company (Setagaya-ku, Tokyo), launched its new apparel brand "MONSTROUSA" (モンストローサ, Monsutorōsa) with an original  collection commemorating the 55th anniversary of Ultraseven. Actor and costume designer Kaishi Iwao (THE NAKED DIRECTOR, TRILLION GAME) is supervising the design and production of the Ultraseven line. While there are countless apparel brands in the world, an apparel brand handled by a costume shop is truly rare. Costume makers do not make clothes for an unspecified "someone," but rather tailor them for each and every person who will wear them. With the MONSTROUSA brand, the design team will make clothes that bring out the individuality of each person who wears them through the meticulous attention to detail that can only be achieved by

      The Yomiuri Giants will host a GODZILLA MINUS ONE-themed night. Photos courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd and the Yomiuri Giants. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. © Yomiuri Giants. All rights reserved. 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 Toho has announced a GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) collaboration with the Yomiuri Giants (読売ジャイアンツ, Yomiuri Jaiantsu). The baseball team will host Godzilla-themed events as part of their October 1st home game against the Tokyo Yakult Swallows at the Tokyo Dome.   The evening's festivities will include a special video for the collaboration and a meet and greet with both Godzilla and Chibi Godzilla, who will wander the concourses and grounds to interact with fans. There will be Godzilla signs around the park, and a 2.6-meter tall statue of Godzilla-1.0 on special

    Source: Sentai press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Home video label Sentai Filmworks today announced its December slate of releases. Product details follow, in order of release...   Photo courtesy of Sentai. BIBLIOPHILE PRINCESS Published by:    Sentai FilmworksDistributed by:   Distribution SolutionRun Time:         300 min.Street Date:      12/5/2023Format:             BDLanguage:        Japanese with English SubtitlesSRP:                 $59.98 Lady Elianna Bernstein's entire family loves to read, and they retain so much knowledge that they're considered a national resource. Despite that, they've always remained politically neutral… until Elianna agrees to pretend to become betrothed to the Kingdom's heir, keeping unwanted suitors away from the Prince and giving Elianna access to the Royal Library. But when she notices that Prince Christopher might be seeing another woman, Elianna realizes she may not be on the same page that she thought she was on concerning her part in this story.

    Award winning story of a charismatic labor union activist battling corporate greed to improve the lives of workers debuts in EnglishSource: ABLAZE press release Special Thanks to Erik Jansen (MediaLab)  Photo courtesy of Ablaze. Comics and graphic novel publisher ABLAZE notably expands its webtoon manhwa catalog with THE AWL, a moving and socially conscious series about the struggles of workers at an oppressive Korean big box superstore as they strive for better lives and working conditions.  The work is by creator Choi Gyu-Seok, who was also the artist of The Hellbound, a manhwa series adapted into a live action show and streaming on Netflix now. THE AWL is critically acclaimed and the recipient of the Korean Cartoon of Today Prize and caused a stir by raising public awareness about acute labor problems when it was originally published. It was also adapted to a successful TV series in South

    FEATURING EXTENDED FILM CUT NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN U.S. THEATERSSource:  Toei Animation Co., Ltd. press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/Dragon-Ball-Z-Battle-of-Gods-2023 (North America)Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Photo courtesy of Fathom Events. ©BIRD STUDIO /SHUEISHA ©2013 DRAGON BALL Z the Movie Production Committee This October, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS, Goku and his friends return to the big screen to save Earth in one of the most epic battles of the Dragon Ball franchise. Toei Animation and Fathom Events today announced plans to re-release DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS as a special two-day event on October 17 & 18 in theaters across the United States. DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS is an original work from Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, who penned the story, screenplay and character designs for the movie. It premiered in Japan in 2013 and, at the time, was the

    Source: IDW Publishing Special Thanks to Gregg Katzman Photo courtesy of IDW Publishing. ©TOHO CO., LTD. See the King of the Monsters from the unique mind and pen of talented writer-artist James Stokoe in the Godzilla By James Stokoe Deluxe Edition hardcover collection. James Stokoe's The Half-Century War is a critical and fan favorite Godzilla tale that follows one man's journey for the most famous monster out there! The year is 1954 and Lieutenant Ota Murakami is on hand when Godzilla makes first landfall in Japan. Along with his pal, Kentaro, Ota makes a desperate gamble to save lives... and in the process begins an obsession with the King of the Monsters that lasts 50 years. Then, from Stokoe's amazingly illustrated issue of the series Godzilla in Hell, Godzilla battles through the first layer of Hell! This collection also includes select development, penciled, and inked

    Digimon returns to the big screen with the new movie DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 THE BEGINNING. Photo courtesy of Toei. © Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation, Toei Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: https://www.toei-anim.co.jp/movie/digimon-adventure/ (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Photo courtesy of Toei. © Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation, Toei Toei has provided information and pics for their upcoming anime feature film, 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 movie opens in Japanese cinemas on Friday, October 27th.   INTRODUCTION In 1999, the Digimon Series became a huge hit and attracted many children with the release of the movie DIGIMON ADVENTURE and the animated TV series DIGIMON. The first animated TV series, DIGIMON ADVENTURE (1999-2000), was followed by a second series, DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 (2000-2001). In the second series, Daisuke Motomiya, Veemon, other new "DigiDestined" and their

    Photo courtesy of Netflix. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee Source: KADOKAWA Corporation Global Anime Business Official Sites: https://gamera-rebirth.com (Japan), https://www.netflix.com/title/81087387 (US) Official Twitter: @gamera_rebirth #Gamera Rebirth #gamera_rebirth In celebration of the worldwide release on Netflix for their new anime series GAMERA -Rebirth-  (ガメラ リバース, Gamera Ribāsu), Kadokawa Corporation has partnered with the anime event origanizers Machi★Asobi to host "GAMERA -Rebirth- Collaboration Cafes" at five Machi★Asobi CAFE locations across Japan. Starting this Tuesday, September 12, the cafes will serve meals and drinks like "Monster Summer Vegetable Zaku Curry" and "Gamera's Maritozzo" inspired by the anime series. The cafes will be offering free GAMERA -Rebirth- luncheon mats and coasters to customers. Photo courtesy of Netflix. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee Customers who order any of the Gamera-themed meals will receive a free A3 size (11.7 x 16.5 inches) luncheon mat with GAMERA -Rebirth- artwork

      GODZILLA MINUS ONE director Takashi Yamazaki is hosting four special theatrical screenings of select Godzilla films in Tokyo. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. 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   As previously reported, GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) writer/director/FX director Takashi Yamazaki will host four special theatrical screenings of select Godzilla films in Japan this September and October. GODZILLA MINUS ONE director Takashi Yamazaki. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. The "Takashi Yamazaki Selection Godzilla Screenings in Commemoration of GODZILLA-1.0 Release" (「『ゴジラ-1.0』公開記念 山崎貴セレクション ゴジラ上映会」, "Gojira - 1.0 ” Kōkai Kinen Yamazaki Takashi Serekushon Gojira Jōeikai) series will be held at the Ikebukuro HUMAX Cinemas in Tokyo. Yamazaki will also attend each screening to take part in a discussion about his love for that particular film and

    Source: Nijigen No Mori press releaseOfficial Website: https://nijigennomori.com/godzilla_awajishima/ Photo courtesy of Nijigen no Mori. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. This summer's popular "Splash Godzilla" (スプラッシュ ゴジラ,  Supurasshu Gojira) zip line event will end Sunday, October 1st. "Splash Godzilla" is a summertime expansion of the Nijigen No Mori theme park's "Godzilla Interception Operation" (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 ~), zip line ride. Surprisingly, it is confirmed that the body temperature of Godzilla, which lies dormant on Nijigen no Mori, Awaji Island, has risen sharply! At NIGOD (National Awaji Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster) the decision is made to launch "Splash Godzilla", which sprays a large amount of water to cool Godzilla. Participants glide on a zip line as members of the NIGOD team and examine Godzilla's body from the inside while bathing themselves in a large amount of water that is

    Photo courtesy of Kadokawa. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee Source: KADOKAWA Corporation Global Anime Business Official Sites: https://gamera-rebirth.com (Japan), https://www.netflix.com/title/81087387 (US) Official Twitter: @gamera_rebirth #Gamera Rebirth #gamera_rebirth Kadokawa Corporation has announced Gamera-themed collaborations with popular creators in Japan in celebration of the worldwide release on Netflix for their new anime series GAMERA -Rebirth-  (ガメラ リバース, Gamera Ribāsu). The first project is "Mini-Gamera" (ミニガメラ) by Penguin Box, creator of the hit baby shark manga Odekake Kozame (おでかけ子ザメ) published by Kadokawa. The artist has reimagined Gamera and the enemy monsters from in cute  SD ( Super Deformed) forms which will be used for upcoming merchandising. Fans can now download free "Mini Gamera" wallpaper  for smartphones and PCs at https://gamera-rebirth.com/special/digicon.html   Gamera. Photo courtesy of Kadokawa. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee Gyaos. Photo courtesy of Kadokawa. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth

    Photo courtesy of Megahouse. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Megahouse press releases Megahouse, a division of Bandai Namco Group, has launched their "Dismantling Puzzle FANTASY" line of three-dimensional character puzzles. The figures can be played with by assembling and disassembling 40 separate parts -- including muscles, bones, and internal organs -- and can also be displayed as is. The first two characters in the line are the Ancoent Monster Gomora and Space Dinosaur Zetton,  kaiju that were introduced in the original ULTRAMAN (ウルトラマン, Urutoraman 1966-67) television series. Photo courtesy of Megahouse. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ● Dismantling Puzzle FANTASY Gomora (解体パズルFANTASY ゴモラ, Kaitai Pazuru Fantajī Gomora) Product Size:  Height Approximately 100mm (3.9 Inches)Release Date: Late June 2023Price: 4,180円 (Approximately $28.28 US, Tax Included) Product Site: https://www.megahouse.co.jp/megatoy/products/item/3941/ Photo courtesy of Megahouse. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Photo courtesy of Megahouse. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Photo

    Source: Apple TV+ press releaseOfficial Site: https://tv.apple.com/us/show/monarch-legacy-of-monsters/Special Thanks to Hannah Stamer, Alizee Serena, Evan Seymour and Phil Zimmerman   Today, Apple TV+ unveiled the first teaser for MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS, and shared that the highly anticipated ten-episode series will premiere globally on Friday, November 17. Based on Legendary’s Monsterverse, and starring Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski, MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS will debut with the first two episodes, followed by one episode every Friday through January 12. Anders Holm as Bill Randa (played by John Goodman in KONG: SKULL ISLAND) and Mari Yamamoto as Keiko in Episode 3 of MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS. Photo courtesy of Apple TV+. © 2023 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM & © Legendary Following the thunderous

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. ©2022 BAD CITY Film Partners Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. ©2022 BAD CITY Film Partners Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the action-adventure crime thriller BAD CITY (バッド・シティ, Baddo Shiti, 2022). The sophomore effort from director Kensuke Sonomura (HYDRA), BAD CITY stars legendary Japanese actor Hitoshi Ozawa (Takeshi Kitano’s BOILING POINT, Takashi Miike’s DEAD OR ALIVE), Akane Sakanoue (ALICE IN BORDERLAND, ULTRAMAN X), Masanori Mimoto (ENTER THE FAT DRAGON, HYDRA, Takashi Miike’s YAKUZA APOCALYPSE), Lily Franky (Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Academy Award-nominated SHOPLIFTERS), and Tak Sakaguchi (VERSUS, DEATH TRANCE, PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND).  Synopsis:        Long plagued by poverty and crime, Kaiko City has been torn apart by rampant corruption and growing violence between the local

    Source: Titan Books press release Special Thanks to Daisy Saunders   Photo courtesy of Titan Books On the 19th of September, Titan Books will be publishing Gastronogeek: An Anime Cookbook., a cookbook full of 40 recipes dedicated to anime and inspired by the greatest works of recent years, from NARUTO to ATTACK ON TITAN. The cookbook comes from chef and pop-culture expert, Thibaud Villanova, who has also authored The Unofficial Zelda Cookbook and The Unofficial Ghibli Cookbook.   Dive into an incredible gourmet universe of anime, from the great classics of the 80s to newcomers on the small screen. Re-discover the most essential and popular works of the moment in this collection in the most gourmet way possible, from the ONE PIECE Sanji and Tajiro Curry to the YOUR NAME Dream Souffle Pancakes! Teeming with cult references, this gourmet tribute will immerse you in astonishing anime universes:

    Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. ©Kotei Kobayashi - SB Creative Corp./Shut-In Vampire Princess Committee Source: HIDIVE press release Official Site: https://hikikomari.com/ (Japan)Special Thanks to Scott Barretto (AMCN Entertainment Group) Anime fans can look forward to laughs this fall with today’s announcement that HIDIVE has acquired the new fantasy comedy TV series THE VEXATIONS OF A SHUT-IN VAMPIRE PRINCESS (ひきこまり吸血姫の悶々, Hikikomari Kyūketsuki no Monmon, 2023). Based on the popular shōnen light novel series of the same name written by Kotei Kobayashi and illustrated by Riichu, THE VEXATIONS OF A SHUT-IN VAMPIRE PRINCESS will premiere this October as an exclusive simulcast on HIDIVE as part of its Fall 2023 Season. “We’re thrilled to have acquired THE VEXATIONS OF A SHUT-IN VAMPIRE PRINCESS as a HIDIVE exclusive simulcast series,” said John Ledford, President of HIDIVE. “This new series joins our exciting Fall 2023 Season line-up and will definitely be a

    Photo courtesy of Fanattik. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: FanattikSpecial Thanks to Freya Warrington The UK gifts and collectibles company Fanattik has revealed their first wave of Godzilla products. These items will be available from retailers in multiple territories worldwide, including the United States, and can be purchased now from https://www.wearefanattik.com/.   Photo courtesy of Fanattik. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Godzilla Kaiju Tin Sign Kaiju Activity Detected! Warn you and your friends of a potential impending Godzilla attack with this vibrant embossed tin sign. In the style of the original 1954 Japanese film, this tin sign brings this original classic back to life! Price: $13.00Size: Length 26.2cm, Width 0.2cm, Height 28cm (10.3 x .08 x 11 Inches)                 Photo courtesy of Fanattik.

    Photo courtesy of Studio Ghibli. ©2023 Studio Ghibli ACADEMY AWARD WINNER HAYAO MIYAZAKI'S FIRST FEATURE IN 10 YEARSSource: GKIDS Official Site: https://gkids.com/films/the-boy-and-the-heron/ (US)   Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©2023 Studio Ghibli GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of award-winning animation, has announced the North American release of 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"

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