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    The GODZILLA VS. KONG Escape Room is now open at 60out HHLA. Photo courtesy of 60out. © 2024 60out Escape Rooms. All rights reserved. ©2024 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. TM&© TOHO CO.,LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM&© Legendary Source: 60out Immersive Entertainment Center press release Special Thanks to Brooke Cockrell 60out has opened the world’s first GODZILLA VS. KONG escape room at their new flagship location is in the heart of Los Angeles. Bookings can be made at www.60out.com. Photo courtesy of 60out. © 2024 60out Escape Rooms. All rights reserved. ©2024 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. TM&© TOHO CO.,LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM&© Legendary The GODZILLA VS. KONG escape room, licensed from Legendary Entertainment, is an immersive adventure that takes you deep into Hollow Earth. Get ready to unravel mysteries, solve puzzles, and navigate thrilling challenges. Pre-book your adventure now and unleash the hero within. This launch

    Photo courtesy of Shout! Studios. Ⓒ Tatsunoko Production   Source: Shout! Studios, Japan Society press release Special Thanks to Lizbeth Galeno   Japan Society, Shout! Studios, and Anime NYC present a very special screening of SPEED RACER: THE MOVIE on 35mm with original “Trixie” Voice Actress Corinne Orr. This event is in celebration of SPEED RACER coming to major digital platforms in both English and Japanese for the first time through Shout! Studios beginning June 1. Japan Society is a 117-year-old nonprofit organization with a goal of bringing the U.S. and Japan together, and it is honored to present this evening recognizing SPEED RACER’s artistic and cultural merit on the occasion of it being newly accessible for a whole new generation. A 1992 theatrical compilation produced by Speed Racer Enterprises and Streamline Pictures - one of the pioneering American distributors of

      Photo courtesy of Keith Sherman and Associates. ©I・K/AMPC Source: Keith Sherman and Associates press releaseOfficial Site: https://attackontitan-themusical.com/ Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/shingekimusical Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attackontitan_themusical YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@shingekimusical Special Thanks to Scott Klein Photo courtesy of Keith Sherman and Associates. ©I・K/AMPC ATTACK ON TITAN: THE MUSICAL, a new live 2.5D Musical entertainment based on the wildly popular manga (comic book) by Hajime Isayama and published by Kodansha, will play New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street) from October 11-13, 2024. Directed by breakdance world champion Go Ueki (HYPNOSISMIC -Division Rap Battle- Rule the Stage), ATTACK ON TITAN: THE MUSICAL had its world premiere in Osaka and Tokyo in January, 2023 to great success. The New York City Center engagement marks the musical’s first international performance. ATTACK ON TITAN: THE MUSICAL has book by Masafumi Hata, music supervision by KEN THE 390, and lyrics by Kaori Miura, and combines

    Source: KAIJU BROOKLYN 2 press release Official Site: https://www.kaijubrooklyn.com/kaiju2 Special Thanks to John Bellotti, Jr Photo courtesy of Kaiju Brooklyn. BrooklynONE Productions and Robo7 proudly announce the return of the colossal KAIJU BROOKLYN 2 event, set to captivate audiences at Industry City on June 1st, 2024. Following the immense success of the inaugural KAIJU BROOKLYN, this year's installment promises even more monstrous thrills, excitement and live entertainment. KAIJU BROOKLYN 2, a unique collaboration between two visionary production companies, is set to take the audience on an unforgettable journey into the world of Japanese giant monsters, superheroes and robots. Industry City, a dynamic and expansive venue, will provide the perfect backdrop for this epic spectacle, offering attendees an immersive experience like never before.   KAIJU BROOKLYN 2 51 35TH STREET BUILDING 5/6 BROOKLYN NY 11232

    Win a pair of passes to G-FEST 2024, coming this July to Rosemont, IL. Photo courtesy of G-FEST. © 2024 G-FEST. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: G-FEST Special Thanks to Payton Lees and Stan Hyde Photo courtesy of G-FEST. © 2024 G-FEST. The organizers of the annual kaiju event G-FEST are offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a pair of free passes to this year's show -- a  $150 value! More than just a convention, G-FEST offers a multifaceted experience tailored to cater to diverse interests within the kaiju genre. Each year, attendees are treated to an eclectic lineup of activities including panels, engaging Q&A sessions featuring actors and crew from kaiju films, fan-led presentations on intriguing topics, exhilarating contests, and a fully equipped video gaming area. Whether you aspire

    Source: Titan Books Special Thanks to Isabelle Sinnott and Hannah Scudamore Photo courtesy of Titan Books. © 2024 Legendary. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary. Titan Books is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a copy of GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE - Official Movie Novelization, the paperback adaptation of the latest blockbuster film in the Monsterverse franchise, starring Dan Stevens, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry. 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

    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 Australian sci-fi thriller MONOLITH (2023) directed by Matt Vesely (OVERHEATER) and starring Lily Sullivan (EVIL DEAD RISE, I MET A GIRL). While trying to salvage her career, a disgraced journalist (Sullivan) begins investigating a strange conspiracy theory. But as the trail leads uncomfortably close to home, she is left to grapple with the lies at the heart of her own story.  Following its international premiere at SXSW, MONOLITH was nominated for the New Visions Award at the Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival, Best Direction in a Debut Feature Film at the Australian Directors Guild Awards and Best Indie Film at the Australian

    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 highly-lauded drama MONSTER (怪物, Kaibutsu, 2023) from internationally-acclaimed, award-winning director Hirokazu Kore-eda (SHOPLIFTERS, BROKER). After learning a teacher is bullying her son, a mother demands answers, eventually resorting to legal action. But as the truth is gradually revealed, it proves more complex than anyone imagined. The film’s screenplay was written by Yuji Sakamoto (IN LOVE AND DEEP WATER), with music by late Academy Award-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (Best Music, Original Score, THE LAST EMPEROR, 1988).  The cast of MONSTER includes Sakura Ando (SHOPLIFTERS, GODZILLA MINUS ONE), Eita Nagayama (UNDERCURRENT), newcomer Soya Kurokawa, and Hiiragi Hinata (ONE SECOND AHEAD, ONE SECOND BEHIND). At the

    Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Special Thanks to CJ Johnsen and Spencer Kopp Photo courtesy of Mill Creek. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Mill Creek Entertainment is offering our readers a chance to win their Blu-ray set of BATTLE KAIJU SERIES 02: ULTRAMAN VS. ALIEN BALTAN. This collection presents 11 Alien Baltan episodes and 2 movies from across the Ultraman franchise, starting with their first appearance in the original 1966 ULTRAMAN series and continuing through to 2016's ULTRAMAN X THE MOVIE. The sets contains both HD and SD content on Blu-ray with the original Japanese soundtracks plus English subtitles. BATTLE KAIJU SERIES 02: ULTRAMAN VS. ALIEN BALTAN is on sale now and has a SRP of $19.99. The set can be ordered from deepdiscount.com,  amazon.com and other retailers (both online and in stores). OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION Prize: A. There are five (5) prizes, with each

    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 hilarious, action-packed sequel BABY ASSASSINS 2 (ベイビーわるきゅーれ 2ベイビー, Beibī Warukiyu re 2 Beibī, 2023).  After the agency suspends its top assassins, aspiring hitmen decide to eliminate them—leading to a lightning-fast showdown between trained killers. Hugo Sakamoto (BABY ASSASSINS) returns to the director’s chair for the “reliably funny, sometimes downright hysterical” (The Spool), action-packed sequel and brings back Akari Takaishi and Saori Izawa from the original, along with “fantastic fight choreography” (/Film) by Kensuke Sonomura (BAD CITY, HYDRA). BABY ASSASSINS 2 also stars Atomu Mizuishi (BABY ASSASSINS, TOKYO VICE), Tomo Nakai (SAYONARA GIRLS.), Tsubasa Tobinaga (BABY ASSASSINS), Tetsu Watanabe (A JANITOR, SHIN GODZILLA), Joey

    Source: Titan Books Special Thanks to Isabelle Sinnott and Hannah Scudamore Photo courtesy of Titan Books. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Titan Books is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win Godzilla: The Official Coloring Book. This paperback features original and comic book artwork from Arthur Adams, Matt Frank, James Stokoe, Jeff Zornow and other artists. Colored pencils and crayons in hand, join the unstoppable force of nature that is Godzilla and wreak destruction around the world. In this official coloring book you will rampage through cities and battle rival kaiju such as Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah, Gigan, Hedorah, Anguirus, Zilla, Gorosaurus 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 Book will allow you to stretch

    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

      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

      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.

      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),

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