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    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

      The Godzilla Attack Truck takes the red carpet at the world premiere of GODZILLA MINUS ONE. Photo courtesy of Toho. 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 The "Godzilla Attack Truck" (ゴジラ襲来トラック, Gojira Shūrai Torakku) made its public debut at today's  GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) World Premiere Red Carpet Event in Tokyo. The truck's official website includes an "attack forecast" for cities the truck will visit to promote the new Godzilla film. In addition, an SNS photo campaign for the "Godzilla Attack Truck" will be held. Those in Japan who post photos on X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram with "#あれがゴジラCP" (#That's Godzilla CP) and "#ゴジラマイナスワン" (#Godzilla Minus One) will be entered into a drawing to win a deluxe prize.   Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD.

    Enjoy a look at the GODZILLA MINUS ONE displays at the Hibiya Chanter in Tokyo, courtesy of photographer Daisuke Ishizuka! TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD.   Photos and Information: Daisuke Ishizuka Earlier this month, SciFii Japan ran Toho's press release about GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) promotions and displays at the Hibiya Chanter shopping, dining and entertainment complex in Tokyo. SFJ reporter Daisuke Ishizuka recently visited Hibiya Chanter and has shared some photos of the Godzilla sights within. The 1st floor display with its Godzilla-1.0 statue. Photo by Daisuke Ishizuka. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo by Daisuke Ishizuka. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo by Daisuke Ishizuka. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo by Daisuke Ishizuka. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo by Daisuke Ishizuka. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo

    Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Promo art for Godzilla Fest 2023. Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Toho's "Godzilla Fest 2023" (ゴジラ・フェス 2023, Gojira Fesu 2023) will be held on on Godzilla Day, Friday, November 3. The event returns to the Hibiya area of Tokyo for the first time in four years, with a day full of Godzilla presentations and activities planned for the Hibiya Step Square as the main venue, plus the Hibiya Godzilla Square in front of the Toho Cinemas, and other nearby locations. The overall host of the event will be freelance announcer Shinsuke Kasai, who will celebrate with fans the start of the 70th anniversary year of the first Godzilla movie, which was released on November 3, 1954. In the decades since, a total of 36 Godzilla feature

    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 at New York Comic Con, Apple TV+ and the creative team behind MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS unveiled the trailer for the highly anticipated series, and shared a preview of the expansive new series, based on Legendary’s Monsterverse. Starring Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski, MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS” premieres globally with the first two episodes on Friday, November 17 on Apple TV+, followed by one episode every Friday through January 12. MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS executive producers Chris Black and Matt Fraction, executive producer Tory Tunnell, executive producer and director Andy Goddard, casting director Ronna Kress and VFX supervisor Sean Konrad came together for the special conversation and

    North American Premiere Screening to be Held November 17 at Anime NYC 2023 Source: HIDIVE press release Official Site: https://mabotai.jp/ (Japan)Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. ⒸTakahiro, Yohei Takemura/SHUEISHA/Chained Soldier Production Consortium In anticipation of its upcoming Winter 2024 season, HIDIVE announced today that it has acquired the new action dark fantasy TV series CHAINED SOLDIER (魔都精兵のスレイブ, Mato Seihei no Sureibu, 2024). Based on the long-running shōnen manga title of the same name by Takahiro and Yohei Takemura, CHAINED SOLDIER is set to premiere as an exclusive simulcast next January on the popular anime streaming service from AMC Networks. HIDIVE also revealed that it will host the North American premiere of CHAINED SOLDIER with a special screening of the first two episodes on November 17 at Anime NYC in New York City.   “We’re thrilled to host the North American premiere of CHAINED SOLDIER at

    Source: Fathom Events press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/digimon-adventure-02-the-beginning/Special Thanks to Scott Barretto (Publicity Partners) Photo courtesy of Fathom Events. © Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation, Toei This November the DigiDestined are back in theaters with a brand new movie.  Toei Animation and Fathom Events revealed today details for the U.S. theatrical release of DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 THE BEGINNING (デジモンアドベンチャー02 THE BEGINNING, Dejimon Adobenchā 02 THE BEGINNING, 2023) as a two-day event on November 8 & 9. It is present day and the chosen children from DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 have returned with all new adventures — but now they’re 20 year old young adults! Fans are invited to join the fun and can watch the movie in 750 theaters across the United States through Fathom Events. DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02 THE BEGINNING will be presented nightly at 7:00 pm local time in both English dub (November 8) and Japanese with English subtitles

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Hibiya Chanter 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 The Hibiya Chanter is now hosting a GODZILLA MINUS ONE promotional campaign. Photo courtesy of the Hibiya Chanter. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©HIBIYA CHANTER. All rights reserved. The Hibiya Chanter (Address: 1 Chome-2-2 Yurakucho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0006) is a four-level shopping, dining and entertainment complex that includes the Toho Cinemas Chanter and the famed Hibiya Godzilla Square with its Godzilla statue. From Saturday, October 7 - Wednesday, November 15, 2023,  the Chanter is running a promotional campaign to commemorate 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). A statue of "Godzilla-1.0" is now on display next to the service counter on the 1st floor, while full scale Godzilla handprints, footprints, and claw marks can be seen in the Star Gallery,

      The Godzilla-1.0 statue will be on display at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun hot spring amusement park starting in mid-October. Photo courtesy of Fujita Kanko Inc. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©FUJITA KANKO INC. All Rights Reserved. Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Fujita Kanko Inc. 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  As recently reported on SciFi Japan, the Hakone Kowakien Yunessun hot spring amusement park ( Address: 1297 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0407; Manager: Motonobu Matsuyama) will host an extended promotional event with the new movie GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) from Friday, October 20, 2023 until Monday, January 8, 2024. During that time, Yunessun will be transformed into a ``Godzilla-class Yunessun" (ゴジラ級なユネッサン,  Gojira Kyūna Yunessan) where guests can enjoy not only the hot springs but an the entire facility filled with Godzilla decorations and displays, a new Godzilla-inspired bath, original

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