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    Source: John LeMay Author John LeMay (Roswell, USA: Towns That Celebrate UFOs, Lake Monsters, Bigfoot, and Other Weirdness) has recently added two new volumes to his The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies series... The Lost Films: Mutated Edition and Writing Japanese Monsters. The Lost Films was first released in the summer of 2017 as a 386 page, 5.5 x 8.5" book. The newly released second edition is a 470 page, 7 x 10" book by comparison, and sports a great deal of new information about movies that went uncompleted. The companion book, Writing Japanese Monsters, charts the developmental process of finished films. The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies: The Lost Films: Mutated Edition THAT`S RIGHT. THE LOST FILMS IS BACK. And like a Heisei era Godzilla foe, it’s mutated into its second, bigger, badder form. And it’s got it all: Adam West

    Product Info and Exclusive GIANT High-Res Photos, Direct from X-Plus! Author: Keith Aiken Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Shingo Fujimoto A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and nearly 100 daikaiju-sized photos of their giant monster figures scheduled for release in April 2020. The company`s official Shonen-RIC as X-Plus website offers Exclusives and Limited Editions with bonus features or extra pieces not available from other retailers, with shipping on some items also now available to customers in North America, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. The standard "General Distribution" versions of the figures are sold by stores and online retailers, including SFJ sponsor Anime Jungle. Most X-Plus figures are recommended for fans and collectors ages 15 years and older. DefoReal Series: Godzilla (1999) / ?????? ???(1999) Manufacturer: PLEX Corporation Product

    The Tokusatsu hit Ultraman will make his soaring Marvel debut! Source: Tsuburaya Productions, Marvel Entertainment press releases Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment have announced story details and the creator lineup for the Marvel Comics ULTRAMAN series, The Rise of Ultraman, launching in the second half of 2020. Revealed Saturday, February 29, 2020 to a packed house by Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), The Rise of Ultraman #1 will revisit the classic first generation of the worldwide phenomenon, co-helmed by writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom with art by Francesco Manna. Both known for their talents in world building, Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Winter Soldier) and Groom (Self/Made) will combine their acclaimed storytelling skills with the stunning style of superstar artist Francesco Manna, who has drawn for some of Marvel’s biggest series like Jason Aaron’s Avengers and Dan

    Product Info and Exclusive GIANT High-Res Photos, Direct from X-Plus! Author: Keith Aiken Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Shingo Fujimoto A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and daikaiju-sized photos of their monster figures scheduled for release in March 2020. The company`s official Shonen-RIC as X-Plus website offers Exclusives and Limited Editions with bonus features or extra pieces not available from other retailers, with shipping on some items also now available to customers in North America, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. The standard "General Distribution" versions of the figures are sold by stores and online retailers, including SFJ sponsor Anime Jungle. Most X-Plus figures are recommended for fans and collectors ages 15 years and older. Kong 2.0 Soft Vinyl Statue /??? 2.0 ??? ????? Manufacturer:

    Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Official Site: moviespree.com/ultraman Special Thanks to Barrett Evans Mill Creek Entertainment`s new transaction-based streaming service movieSPREE is pleased to announce the availability of RETURN OF ULTRAMAN (???????????, Kaettekita Urutoraman, 1971-72) to purchase and stream exclusively in high-definition on movieSPREE’s website and apps, ahead of the release on Blu-ray! The complete 51 episode series is now available to purchase and add to your movieSPREE library for only $19.99. After years of relative peace, mankind is once again under attack by giant monsters and alien invaders. A new Ultra Hero, Ultraman Jack, arrives from Nebula M78 to combat this threat alongside the Earth defense unit known as MAT (Monster Attack Team). RETURN OF ULTRAMAN features guest appearances from the original Ultraman and Ultraseven, presenting the very first team-up of the Ultra Heroes. The series brings back some classic foes from previous shows while also introducing

    Product Info and Exclusive GIANT High-Res Photos, Direct from X-Plus! Author: Keith Aiken Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Shingo Fujimoto and Jun Umeji A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Due to circumstances beyond our control, SciFi Japan has fallen behind on our coverage of the latest figures from the Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. To get back on schedule, we present a look at both the January and February 2020 lineups with information and more than 200 photos -- direct from X-Plus! The company`s official Shonen-RIC as X-Plus website offers Exclusives and Limited Editions with bonus features or extra pieces not available from other retailers, with shipping on some items also now available to customers in North America, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. The standard "General Distribution" versions of the figures are sold by stores and online retailers, including SFJ sponsor Anime Jungle. Most

    Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: shin-ultraman.jp (Japan) Special Thanks to Aki Kajiwara A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with an update featuring additional information and large high-res images for their upcoming movie SHIN ULTRAMAN (シン・ウルトラマン, Shin Urutoraman). SHIN ULTRAMAN is an adaption of the original ULTRAMAN (ウルトラマン 空想特撮シリーズ, Urutoraman Kūsō Tokusatsu Shirīzu, 1966-67) television series. Heading the creative team are writer/producer Hideaki Anno (NEON GENESIS EVANGELION) and director Shinji Higuchi (Gamera Trilogy, ATTACK ON TITAN), the co-directors of the award-winning box office smash SHIN GODZILLA (シン・ゴジラ, Shin Gojira, 2016). While SHIN GODZILLA presented some radical reinterpretations of the classic Godzilla design, Anno and Higuchi have chosen a much more traditional appearance for Shin Ultraman. The pair have based their Ultraman on the conceptual artwork by the late Toru ‘Tohl’ Narita, the artist

    Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: tsubu-con.com Special Thanks to Aki Kajiwara A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and large high-res images for their upcoming projects announced at TSUBURAYA CONVENTION 2019... ? SHIN ULTRAMAN Revealed! For a look at the Shin Ultraman design and logo please see the earlier coverage on SciFi Japan. ? ULTRAMAN Anime Season 2 Broadcast Begins April 2020 The anime series ULTRAMAN (??????, Urutoraman) that was distributed worldwide on Netflix in April 2019 returns for a second season in April 2020. The new season will also be broadcast in Japan on TOKYO MX and BS11. The latest promotional visual and the new theme song by the rock band OLDCODEX will be distributed on Netflix. In addition, Tsuburaya will produce an original live-action short film preview;

    Tsuburaya Productions Unveils Hero Design For 2021 Movie Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: shin-ultraman.jp During the opening ceremony of TSUBURAYA CONVENTION 2019 Tsuburaya Productions announced details about several new projects to be released in 2020 and 2021. Among the revelations were the first looks at the main character design and logo for the upcoming movie SHIN ULTRAMAN (?????????, Shin Urutoraman). SHIN ULTRAMAN is an adaption of the original ULTRAMAN (???????????????, Urutoraman K?s? Tokusatsu Shir?zu, 1966-67) television series. Heading the creative team are writer/producer Hideaki Anno (NEON GENESIS EVANGELION) and director Shinji Higuchi (Gamera Trilogy, ATTACK ON TITAN), the co-directors of the box office and critical smash SHIN GODZILLA (??????, Shin Gojira, 2016). The pair have based their Ultraman on the early concept artwork by the late Toru `Tohl` Narita, the lead character designer for the original ULTRAMAN series. Higuchi and Anno were particularly

    Source: Tsuburaya Productions On November 20, 2017, SciFi Japan broke the news that a jury in Los Angeles Federal Court had ruled in favor of Tsuburaya Productions in their dispute with UM Corporation over the international rights to Ultraman. UMC filed an appeal in 2018. On December 5, 2019, the United States Court of Appeal entered a final judgment in Tsuburaya`s favor. Tsuburaya Productions has now issued the following statement in both English and Japanese... Notice of Winning Appeal Court Judgment In U.S. Lawsuit Regarding “Ultraman” Rights Regarding the U.S. Lawsuit against UM Corporation (“UMC”), in which we had previously announced TPC’s victory in a jury trial in the “Notice of Winning Judgment in U.S. Lawsuit Regarding ‘Ultraman’ Rights,” dated April 24, 2018, the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit (“Appeal Court”), entered a final judgment on December 5, 2019, as follows: 1?Court and

    Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: ani.tv/uc-zg (Japan) Official Twitter: twitter.com/ultraman_series A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and promotional art for their upcoming television series, ULTRAMAN CHRONICLE ZERO & GEED (?????? ????? ZERO&GEED [?? ??? ???], Urutoraman Kuronikuru ZERO & GEED [Zero Ando J?do]), which will air on Saturday mornings in Japan starting January 11, 2020. The show will follow the format of the previous "Chronicle" series ULTRAMAN ZERO THE CHRONICLE (???????? ? ?????, Urutoraman Zero Za Kuronikuru, 2017), ULTRAMAN ORB THE CHRONICLE (????????? ? ?????, Urutoraman Oobu Za Kuronikuru, 2018) and ULTRAMAN NEW GENERATION CHRONICLE (?????? ????????????????, Urutoraman Nyuu Jenereeshon Kuronikuru, 2019) by using footage from previous shows and movies, mixed with new content. ULTRAMAN CHRONICLE ZERO & GEED is part of Tsuburaya`s 10th anniversary celebration for Ultraman Zero, a character that has become a popular "parent-child

    Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Official Site: moviespree.com/ultraman Special Thanks to Barrett Evans Mill Creek Entertainment`s new transaction-based streaming service movieSPREE is now running an Ultraman Holiday Sale. This week only, purchase and stream the Complete Series of ULTRA Q, ULTRAMAN, ULTRAMAN ORB and ULTRAMAN GEED at 50% OFF their regular prices. Fans can also get early access to ULTRASEVEN, weeks ahead of the Blu-ray release, at a special reduced price! · ULTRA Q -- All 28 Episodes for only $12.49 · ULTRAMAN -- All 39 Episodes for only $12.49 · ULTRAMAN ORB The Series -- All 25 Episodes for only $14.99 · ULTRAMAN ORB: THE MOVIE -- Only $9.99 · ULTRAMAN GEED The Series -- All 25 Episodes for only $14.99 · ULTRAMAN GEED: THE MOVIE -- Only $9.99 · ULTRASEVEN -- Early Access to all 48 Episodes for only $24.99

    All-new Ultraman stories to arrive in 2020! Source: Tsuburaya Productions, Marvel Entertainment press releases Marvel Entertainment and Tsuburaya Productions are excited to announce a collaboration that will bring new Ultraman stories to comics and graphic novels! Unveiled at Tokyo Comic Con on Saturday, November 23, this new collaboration will launch in 2020. Ultraman has been a pop culture classic ever since its introduction in 1966, resulting in more than 50 years of stories told on screen in television series and movies and also in the pages of manga and comics. Today, Ultraman continues to be a worldwide phenomenon, but fans will always remember the groundbreaking thrill and wonder of the Showa first generation of Ultraman that started it all. Beginning next year, Marvel will expand that iconic era of the Ultras through the lens of Marvel’s art and storytelling. “As one of the world’s most popular

    Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: kaiju-decode.com Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. and Toei Animation Co., Ltd. have announced the joint production of a new animated work, KAIJU DECODE (??????, Kaij? Dek?do). Takayuki Tsukagoshi, Chairman and CEO of Tsuburaya Productions. explained that, “I have wanted more people to enjoy monsters, which are the cornerstones of Tsuburaya Productions. Then I came across this “Story of a Monster and a Girl” (????????, Kaij? to Sh?jo no Monogatari) project. Toei Animation, with whom we have partnered this time, is an anime production company with a long history of high quality works in Japan. They have produced many masterpieces for girls. By combining the respective skills of each company, this project will appeal to a worldwide audience of all ages." Katsuhiro Takagi, President of Toei Animation, added, "In addition to the production technology that Tsuburaya and Toei have already developed, we will must

    Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Official Site: moviespree.com/ultraman Special Thanks to Barrett Evans Mill Creek Entertainment`s new transaction-based streaming service movieSPREE is pleased to announce the availability of ULTRAMAN ORB and ULTRAMAN GEED to purchase and stream exclusively in high-definition on movieSPREE’s website and apps, ahead of their release on Blu-ray! Both television series are now available to purchase and add to your movieSPREE library for $29.99 each, while the feature films are available for $19.99 each. In ULTRAMAN ORB (?????????, Urutoraman ?bu, 2016), Naomi has had the same strange dream since she was young: visions of a giant of light battling a giant monster. With her interest sparked by those dreams, she starts the paranormal phenomena tracking website called “SSP” with her friends Jetta and Shin. One day the trio is on the tail of a mysterious animal suspected of causing strange meteorological

    Product Info and Exclusive GIANT High-Res Photos, Direct from X-Plus! Author: Keith Aiken Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Shingo Fujimoto A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and more than 100 daikaiju-sized photos of their monster figures scheduled for release in December 2019. The company`s official Shonen-Ric as X-Plus website offers Exclusives and Limited Editions with bonus features or extra pieces not available from other retailers, with shipping on some items also now available to customers in North America, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. The standard "General Distribution" versions of the figures are sold by stores and online retailers, including SFJ sponsor Anime Jungle. Most X-Plus figures are recommended for fans and collectors ages 15 years and older. Daikaiju Series: Oxter -- Shonen-Ric Exclusive /??????? ????? ???? Product Size:

    Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: m-78.jp/galaxy-fight A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. has announced that the Director`s Cut of their new Ultraman series, ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: NEW GENERATION HEROES (?????????????? ????????????????, Urutora Gyarakush? Faito Ny? Jener?shon H?r?zu, 2019), will be screened during a special event at the Shinjuku Piccadilly in Tokyo on November 14th. ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT consists of 13 mini-episodes. The story features the modern "New Generation Hero" Ultramen in battle against the League of Darkness, a gathering of new and old Ultraman foes. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the show`s director, Koichi Sakamoto. Sakamoto is a veteran of the Ultraman franchise, having directed the feature films MEGA MONSTER BATTLE ULTRA GALAXY: THE MOVIE (?????? ???????? THE MOVIE, Daikaij? Batoru Urutora Ginga Densetsu THE MOVIE, 2009), ULTRAMAN GINGA S THE MOVIE (??? ?????????? ??! ????10??!!,

    Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Website: esp-it.info (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE This past June, Tsuburaya Productions announced their new Ultraman KAIJU NO SUMIKA (?????????) “Home of the Monsters” Project, which is set in a new world populated by the monsters and aliens from the Ultraman franchise. The first KAIJU NO SUMIKA live attraction will begin November 7, 2019 at Gallery AaMo in Tokyo Dome City. It will offer an interactive experience combining Tsuburaya`s special effects knowledge with the latest digital technology from Panasonic Corporation. As a tie-in to the event, Tsuburaya has launched “ESPer Scope,” a free app that allows users in Japan to interact with the Ultra Monsters in artificial reality on their smartphones and devices. In ESPer Scope a portal has been opened in Tokyo Dome City that connects the Earth with the Home of the Monsters, resulting in

    Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: tsubu-con.com/program/t02 A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. has announced that a live event devoted to the Netflix anime series ULTRAMAN (??????, Urutoraman, 2019-20) will be held at the Tokyo Dome Hotel on Saturday, December 14, 2019 as part of TSUBURAYA CONVENTION 2019, the largest festival in the company`s history. The two-day TSUBURAYA CONVENTION will host a number of programs including ceremonies, stage shows, concerts and dinner parties with special guests from the Ultraman franchise. The ULTRAMAN anime is based on the manga of the same name by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi, and focuses on Shinjiro Hayata, the teenage son of Shin Hayata, the former human host of the original Ultraman. Having inherited some of Ultraman`s power, Shinjiro dons a metallic suit to become the next generation Ultraman. The series streamed exclusively on Netflix in

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