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    Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. Ⓒ2022 Mei Hachimoku, Shogakukan / The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes Film Partners Romantic Fantasy to Open in Theaters Throughout the United States on November 3; World English Dub Premiere & Movie Panel to Take Place at New York Comic Con Source: HIDIVE press release Official Site: tunneltosummer.comSpecial Thanks to Scott Barretto (AMCN Entertainment Group) HIDIVE, AMC Networks’ fast-growing anime streaming service, and IFC Films unveiled today their U.S. theatrical release for the critically acclaimed anime film THE TUNNEL TO SUMMER, THE EXIT OF GOODBYES (夏へのトンネル、さよならの出口, Natsu e no Tonneru, Sayonara no Deguchi, 2022). The highly anticipated romantic fantasy, which is based on the popular light novel and manga series of the same name by Mei Hachimoku, will open in theaters starting Friday, November 3 throughout the United States. THE TUNNEL TO SUMMER, THE EXIT OF GOODBYES recently took top honors

      The Hakone Kowakien Yunessun hot spring amusement park will host a GODZILLA MINUS ONE collaboration starting in mid-October. Photo courtesy of Fujita Kanko Inc. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©FUJITA KANKO INC. All Rights Reserved. Source: Fujita Kanko Inc. press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.yunessun.com/godzilla/ (Japan) The all-weather hot spring amusement park Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ( Address 1297 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0407; Manager: Motonobu Matsuyama) will host a special 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. This event is a collaboration between Yunessun, which underwent a major renovation this past July -- the biggest since the spa's opening -- and GODZILLA MINUS ONE, a film commemorating the 70th anniversary of Godzilla. In addition, the Hotel Gracery Shinjuku in Tokyo, which is famous for its landmark ``Godzilla Head'', will also be included in this project, providing a

    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 terrifying Korean horror-comedy GANGNAM ZOMBIE (강남좀비, Gangnamjombi, 2023). In the wealthy Gangnam district in the heart of Seoul, mass chaos ensues when previously normal people suddenly begin viciously attacking other citizens, leading an elite former taekwondo athlete to take on one final match against the walking dead. GANGNAM ZOMBIE is directed by LEE Su-seong (MEMORIES, HOUSE WITH A GOOD VIEW) and stars Ji Il-ju (BLADES OF BLOOD), PARK Ji-yeon (DEATH BELL 2: BLOODY CAMP) from the chart-topping girl group T-Ara, and CHO Kyung-hoon (NORTH KOREAN GUYS).  Synopsis:        Soon after previously normal people begin viciously attacking other citizens in Seoul’s wealthy Gangnam

    Source: University of Minnesota Press Special Thanks to Heather Skinner and Jeffrey Angles Photo courtesy of University of Minnesota Press. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. University of Minnesota Press is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win signed copies of  GODZILLA AND GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN: THE ORIGINAL NOVELS. This book collects the 1955 novellas for the first two Godzilla movies by Shigeru Kayama (author of the original story treatments for both films), translated into English for the first time ever by Jeffrey Angles, Professor of Japanese Literature and Translation at Western Michigan University. All prize copies will be personally signed by Professor Angles. GODZILLA AND GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN: THE ORIGINAL NOVELS will be released in both paperback and Ebook editions on October 3. The cover price is $19.95. The book can be ordered directly from University of Minnesota Press, major retailers like amazon.com and

    Source: Nijigen No Mori press releaseOfficial Website: https://nijigennomori.com/godzilla_awajishima/ Photo courtesy of Nijigen no Mori. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. The Nijigen No Mori theme park has announced that a nighttime version of their "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 will start on September 23. "Godzilla Interception Operation" is the world's only entertainment attraction where you can fully experience the power and power of Godzilla, with the theme of the world's largest life-size Godzilla that landed on Awaji Island. Participants become members of the National Awaji Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster  (NIGOD) and after receiving an explanation of the "Godzilla Interception Operation" that unfolds against Godzilla who has appeared on Awaji Island through a movie-like attraction video produced by Toho. Godzilla, which had been inactive on Awaji Island, has been observed to have minute changes

    Source: Nijigen No Mori press releaseOfficial Website: https://nijigennomori.com/godzilla_awajishima/ Photo courtesy of Nijigen no Mori. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Nijigen No Mori theme park's popular attraction, "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 ~), is hosting the "Mothra Paper Airplane Flying Competition" (モスラ紙ヒコーキをとばしたい会, Mosura-shi Hikōki o Tobashitai Kai), a craft experience for elementary school students and younger, through December 3, 2023. In this event, visitors can create their own original Mothra Paper Airplane by painting their favorite colors on the Mothra art paper. Visitors can not only take home their Mothra Paper Airplane but also enter it in the Competition, which will be held at a time TBA on the large lawn in front of the "Godzilla Interception Operation" area. In the competition, participants see which paper airplane will fly the furthest, and the winner will receive a medal badge

    © 2023 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM & © Legendary NYCC panels to include screenings of monumental new Apple original series MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS based on Legendary’s Monsterverse, acclaimed fan-favorite FOR ALL MANKIND and thrilling new drama series THE CHANGELINGSource: Apple TV+ press releaseOfficial Site: https://tv.apple.com/us/show/monarch-legacy-of-monsters/Special Thanks to Sana Abbaali  Apple TV+ has revealed plans for a towering New York Comic-Con lineup that will include advance screenings, as well as showcase the gifted creative teams, of highly anticipated upcoming series MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS; returning and celebrated space drama FOR ALL MANKIND; and, the compelling new drama series THE CHANGELING. The news comes of the heels of Apple TV+ becoming the home to some of this year’s most acclaimed sci-fi hits, including SILO, FOUNDATION and INVASION. Fans heading to New York Comic-Con on this year will be treated

    The main cast of ULTRAMAN BLAZAR will appear every day!Source: Tsuburaya Productions press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.ultra-expo.com/prism2024/Official X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/m78expo Ultra Heroes EXPO 2024 New Year Festival poster, courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President: Masayuki Nagatakei) will host the "Ultra Heroes EXPO 2024 New Year Festival in Tokyo Dome City" (ウルトラヒーローズEXPO 2024 ニューイヤーフェスティバル IN 東京ドームシティ,  Urutora Hīrōzu EXPO 2024 Nyū Iyā Fesutibaru IN Tōkyō Dōmu Shiti) at Ikebukuro Sunshine City (3-1-4 Higashi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo) from Friday, December 29, 2023 to Monday, January 8, 2024 at Tokyo Dome City Prism Hall. "Ultra Heroes EXPO" is a popular year-end and New Year's holiday event for the Ultraman series, with the 2024 festival held under the theme of "Deliver Your Thoughts". At this event, the "NEW GENERATION THE LIVE" stage show will be performed daily. On stage will be Ultraman Blazar,

    Lead Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki to Throw Out the First Pitch Source: Toho Co., Ltd, Yomiuri Giants press releases 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 New key visual for the Yomiuri Giants/Godzilla collaboration. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. © Yomiuri Giants. All rights reserved. Toho and the Yomiuri Giants (読売ジャイアンツ, Yomiuri Jaiantsu) have revealed further details for their GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) collaboration event for the Giants' home game against the Tokyo Yakult Swallows at the Tokyo Dome on October 1st.   To promote the event, a new key visual has been released featuring the Yomiuri Giants' players and Godzilla. The design includes the phrase "89 is my life.~野球とは、人生そのものだ。~" (89 is my life. ~Baseball is life itself.~), the official catchphrase for the team's 89th season. Godzilla Seat

      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

    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

    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 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

      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   Leading up to the release of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan), the film's writer/director/FX director, Takashi Yamazaki, will host four special theatrical screenings of select Godzilla films in Japan this September and October. 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, who is a big Godzilla fan, has chosen four classic Godzilla films. He will also attend each screening to take part in a post-movie discussion about his love

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. ©2022 Sunac Culture Entertainment (Beijin) Co., Ltd. and Daysview Animation Co., Ltd. Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. ©2022 Sunac Culture Entertainment (Beijin) Co., Ltd. and Daysview Animation Co., Ltd. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the Chinese  action/adventure GOODBYE MONSTER (山海经之再见怪兽, Shanhai Jing: Zaijian Gaoshou, 2022). After accidentally ruining his island, a doctor is banished, but he has one last chance to redeem himself after a young boy comes to him for healing in this magical anime for the whole family. Synopsis:        After disobeying orders and using an untested idea to defeat the Dark Spirit, a promising young doctor accidentally destroys his island and is banished from Kunlun Hospital, forbidden from ever practicing

      Photo courtesy of Tokyo International Film Festival. ©Tokyo International Film Festival All Rights Reserved. Source: Tokyo International Film Festival press release   The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is excited to announce this year’s Opening and Closing Films.   PERFECT DAYS, from legendary German filmmaker, writer and photographer Wim Wenders, will open the 36th TIFF. Leading actor Koji Yakusho was honored with the Best Actor award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his role in the film, and Wenders praised him as his own Chishu Ryu, star of TOKYO STORY, the masterpiece by world-renowned director OZU Yasujiro. This is an immensely exciting occasion for TIFF, as it allows us to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Ozu’s birth with Wim Wenders, one of his biggest fans, in Tokyo. Wenders is serving as the Jury President of this year’s edition, and will present the Asian Premiere of

    Photo courtesy of IDW Publishing. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo courtesy of IDW Publishing. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: IDW Publishing Special Thanks to Gregg Katzman Some time ago, mysterious crystals fell to an alien planet, becoming the subject of a planetwide religion existing at odds with the planet’s government. After years of conflict, the leader of what has become a powerful cult uses the crystals to summon his “god” and unleash it on his world. Little does he know he has only summoned the terrifying SPACEGODZILLA! …And SpaceGodzilla hears no prayers. Don’t miss this all-new one-shot by superstar Godzilla artist Matthew Frank! Variant covers by Alexis Ziritt and Bob Eggleton. In Shops: Aug 30, 2023 Price: $7.99 Pages: 52 For information on how to acquire Godzilla comics and graphic novels from IDW, please contact your local comic

    Nationwide releases in the U.S. to screen both subtitled and dubbed versions of legendary Director Satoshi Kon’s PERFECT BLUE, TOKYO GODFATHERS and PAPRIKA as well as iconic anime films GHOST IN THE SHELL and COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIESource: Iconic Events Releasing press release Special Thanks to Erik Jansen (MediaLab)   Photo courtesy of Iconic Events Releasing. Iconic Events Releasing, a company specializing in distributing special engagement theatrical events to theatres, brings the action and bold visual storytelling of anime to the big screen as it announces a slate of upcoming nationwide theatrical events for the latest installment of AX Cinema Nights. A different acclaimed anime feature will be screened at over 300 theatre locations across the country beginning in September and continuing through February 2024. Celebrated films will include a Satoshi Kon Film Festival that will screen 3 of the legendary Director’s most renowned anime feature films

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