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    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

    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,

    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

    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

    Author: Keith AikenSource:  PARCO Co., Ltd. press releaseOfficial Event Site: https://art.parco.jp/galleryx/detail/?id=1367 Photo courtesy of PARCO. © TOHO CO., LTD. PARCO Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) iwill host the "GODZILLA THE ART by PARCO vol.2" exhibition at GALLERY X BY PARCO at Shibuya PARCO  B1F from December 28, 2023 to January 9, 2024. This exhibit is the second phase of the art project "GODZILLA THE ART," a series of events that kicked off in April 2023 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the birth of Godzilla.  A global icon since his first theatrical release in 1954, Godzilla has shown the world various, ever-changing expressions over the past 7decades. Under the supervision of anatomist Takeshi Yoro, artists from Japan and abroad who live in the modern age confront Godzilla in their own ways, transcending the framework of film to present their own interpretations of Godzilla. For "GODZILLA THE

    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

      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

    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

      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

      Japan Society NYC presents a special preview screening of GODZILLA MINUS ONE on November 28th. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Tickets On Sale November 9th! Source: Japan Society press releasePreview Screening Page: https://japansociety.org/events/godzilla-minus-one/ Japan Society is honored to announce a special public preview screening of Takashi Yamazaki’s GODZILLA MINUS ONE on November 28 at 7:00pm at Japan Society (333 E. 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues). The first Japanese Godzilla movie since 2016 will be presented to eager audiences in NYC at this exclusive screening is in partnership with Toho International, who will release GODZILLA MINUS ONE in theaters across the U.S. on December 1. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Ishiro Honda’s original 1954 GODZILLA film defined a genre and invented a character who would go on to star in nearly 40

      Photo courtesy of 1iota Productions, LLC. © TM & © 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 provided an update for the American release of the new movie GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). Read on for details and a look at two US proster designs...   GODZILLA MINUS ONE, written and directed by Takashi Yamazki,  sees an already devastated postwar Japan facing a new threat in the form of Godzilla.  The film stars Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando, and Kuranosuke Sasaki, with music by Naoki Sato. GODZILLA MINUS ONE hits US theaters on Friday, December 1st nationwide. Advance tickets will go on sale on "Godzilla Day" --

      Photo courtesy of Central Nippon Exis Co. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Central Nippon Exis Co., Ltd. press releaseOfficial Site: https://sapa.c-nexco.co.jp/special?id=1825 Photo courtesy of Central Nippon Exis Co. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Central Nippon Exis Co., Ltd. Enshu Branch (Hamamatsu City, Branch Manager Keiji Kawarazaki) has launched a special event to celebrate the release of the new movie GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). The GODZILLA MINUS ONE Release Commemoration Special Project: Filming Location Tour! (『ゴジラ-1.0』公開記念 特別企画 ロケ地周遊作戦!, Gojira-1.0 Kōkai Kinen Tokubetsu Kikaku Roke-chi Shūyū Sakusen!) will run through January 2024 at EXPASA Hamanako (Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture) on the E1 Tomei Expressway. Hamamatsu City, where the EXPASA Hamanako shopping and dining area is located, was one of the filming locations for the movie, and this event will allow Godzilla fans and non-fans alike to enjoy first-hand sites seen in

      Photo courtesy of Central Park. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Central Park Co. press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.centralpark.co.jp/event/godzilla/ (Japan)   Photo courtesy of Central Park. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Located in Nagoya near the base of the Nagoya TV Tower, Central Park is a seimi-underground complex with shopping, ining and entertainment venues.  Starting this coming Thursday,  November 2, Central Park is hosting "Godzilla Street" (ゴジラストリート, Gojira Sutorīto) as a promotional tie-in for the release of the new movie, GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). The event will feature interactive photo projects to give fans a "Godzilla Experience" that is not to be missed.   ■ "Godzilla Street" Outline Period: Thursday, November 2 - Sunday, November 19, 2023Venue: Central Park Address: 3-15-13 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 460-0003, JapanBusiness Hours: Weekdays 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Restaurants Open Until

      GODZILLA MINUS ONE roars into the UK and Ireland with a theatrical release this December. Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Anime Ltd. press release Official Site: https://godzilla-movie2023.toho.co.jp (Japan), godzillafilm.co.uk (UK)Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/godzilla231103 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godzilla231103/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@godzilla.tohoSpecial Thanks to Fetch Publicity   The following press release details the upcoming UK and Ireland theatrical release of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan)...   Photo courtesy of Anime Ltd. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Almost seventy-years after the King of Monsters first towered over cinema screens and established itself as a cultural icon of Japan, Godzilla is back! Anime Limited and Toho Co., Ltd are excited to announce that GODZILLA MINUS ONE will soon be rampaging in your city, with a release exclusively in cinemas across the United Kingdom and Ireland from 15th December 2023. The latest film in Toho’s

      Japanese bathhouses are running a GODZILLA MINUS ONE promotion. Photo courtesy of Toho and CDG. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., Ltd., CDG Co., Ltd. press releases In commemoration of the release of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan), there will be a collaboration between Godzilla and public bathhouses (銭湯, sento) across Japan. The partnership between Toho Co., Ltd. and the marketing and promotions company CDG Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kita-ku, Osaka, President and CEO: Hideo Konishi) will offer exclusive Godzilla-themed decor and merchandising at the bathhouses, which have a long history and tradition in Japan. Beginning Thursday, October 26, 2023, limited edition curtains (暖簾, noren) and posters will be displayed in some public bathhouses in Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Toyama, Ishikawa, Gifu, Aichi, Mie, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hyogo. Original Godzilla products such as "Tenugui" hand towels and "Gesokufuda Kīhorudā" keychains will also go

      Photo courtesy of Toho International. © & TM Toho Co., Ltd Source: Toho press release On November 3, 1954 director Ishirō Honda and special effects master Eiji Tsuburaya's vision for movie monsters changed cinema forever as GODZILLA opened in theaters. On November 3, 2023, we join our fellow fans and proud partners in recognizing the indomitable 69-year influence of the King of the Monsters with the biggest Godzilla Day yet. Here's how to join the celebration: Movies and Streaming  GODZILLA MINUS ONE Movie Tickets The wait is almost over for fans in the United States. Tickets will officially go on sale for director Takashi Yamazaki's GODZILLA MINUS ONE on November 3. There will also be special Early Access Event Screenings for fans on Wednesday, November 29 in IMAX and large format theaters across the country. Pluto TV Movie MarathonPluto TV's 24-hour Godzilla movie

    Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ⓒTsuburaya Pproductions/Photography: Manabu Nakanishi Source: UKPHOTO press release Starting October 27, photographer Manabu Nakanishi will hold the “55 Years of ULTRASEVEN Inheritance" photo exhibition as part of the year-long Ultraseven 55th Anniversary Project (ウルトラセブン55周年, Urutorasebun 55-Shūnen). For this exhibit, Nakanishi has recreated 55 special effects scenes from the original ULTRASEVEN (ウルトラセブン, Urutorasebun) televsion series under the supervision of Tsuburaya Productions. The images will range in size from 6-sheet to full or double-sheet. Ultraseven Postcard Book. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ⓒTsuburaya Pproductions/Photography: Manabu Nakanishi November 2023 issue of Digital Camera Magazine. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ⓒTsuburaya Pproductions/Photography: Manabu Nakanishi There will be merchandising for the event, including a photobook that will be available only at the venue, plus many other photo goods such as calendars, T-shirts, hoodies, and more. The tie-in Ultraseven

    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   Toho has released a new short but incredible teaser for GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) along with video of the film's World Premiere Red Carpet Event.     GODZILLA MINUS ONE will be released in Japan on November 3 and open in North American cinemas on December 1, 2023. For more on information, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan... GODZILLA MINUS ONE Official Press Release, Trailers and Teaser Posters -- Direct From Toho! North American Theatrical Release December 1! GODZILLA MINUS ONE Director Takashi Yamazaki Gets Exhibition in Matsumoto City GODZILLA MINUS ONE Merchandising -- Wave One! Bandai Spirits Announces GODZILLA MINUS ONE Japanese Prize Lottery Tokyo International

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