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      The GODZILLA MINUS ONE Godzilla Store Exclusive 4K Blu-ray set mirrors the deluxe box set from Japan with the addition of English menus and subtitles. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., Ltd press releaseOfficial 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)  Godzilla Store Exclusive Featuring Both GODZILLA MINUS ONE and GODZILLA MINUS ONE/MINUS COLOR Estimated Ship Date: September 2024 Pre-Order Now at: https://godzilla.com/products/godzilla-minus-one-blu-ray-deluxe-japan-collectors-edition Be one of the first in the US to own GODZILLA MINUS ONE on Blu-ray with the “Deluxe Japan Collector’s Edition”! This Godzilla Store Exclusive mirrors the deluxe 4-disc box set released on May 1, 2024 in Japan, and includes both GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0, ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan, 2023) and GODZILLA MINUS ONE/MINUS COLOR

    Photo courtesy of Japan Society. Ⓒ Japan Society Source: Japan Society press release Official Site: https://japansociety.org/film/japancuts/ Special Thanks to Sylvia Savadjian   JAPAN SOCIETY PRESENTS THE 17TH ANNUAL JAPAN CUTS: FESTIVAL OF NEW JAPANESE FILM July 10–21, 2024 · Japan Society · New York, NY North America’s largest Japanese film festival presents two weeks of contemporary premieres, including new films from Kei Chika-ura, Takeshi Kitano, Gakuryu Ishii, Shunji Iwai, Sho Miyake and Shinya Tsukamoto 31 films including 5 International Premieres, 10 North American Premieres, 4 U.S. Premieres, 2 East Coast Premieres and 7 New York Premieres Includes the International Premiere of SHIN GODZILLA: ORTHOchromatic Photo courtesy of Japan Society. Ⓒ 2016,2023 TOHO CO., LTD.   Japan Society presents the full lineup of the 17th

    Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©2024 My Hero Academia the Movie Production Committee ©Kohei Horikoshi/Shueisha Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Toho InternationalOfficial Site: https://heroaca-movie.com/ (Japan)Special Thanks to Adrian Figueroa, Jonah Keel and Andrew Nguyen A SciFi JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho has provided information and images from their upcoming anime film, MY HERO ACADEMIA THE MOVIE: YOU’RE NEXT (僕のヒーローアカデミアTHE MOVIE ユアネクスト, Boku no Hīrō Akademia THE MOVIE Yua Nekusuto). The movie opens next month in Japan and this October in the United States.   Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©2024 My Hero Academia the Movie Production Committee ©Kohei Horikoshi/Shueisha INTRODUCTION More than 100 million copies sold worldwide!The latest in Weekly Shonen Jump's world-famous and highly-anticipated series! Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©2024 My Hero Academia the Movie Production Committee ©Kohei Horikoshi/Shueisha Since Kohei Horikoshi began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump (published

    Celebrate the 70th anniversaries of Godzilla and the Mirai Tower with multiple events in Nagoya. Photo courtesy of NAKED, INC. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO.,LTD. Author: Keith Aiken Source: Nagoya TV Tower Co., Nagoya Railroad Co., and NAKED, INC. press releasesOfficial Site: http://www.nagoya-tv-tower.co.jp/event/miraitower70/ Main artwork for the event. Photo courtesy of Nagoya Railroad Co. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO.,LTD. Chubu Electric Power Company's MIRAI TOWER (formerly Nagoya TV Tower) celebrated its 70th anniversary on June 20 this year. To commemorate the occasion, Nagoya TV Tower Co., Ltd. (Address: 6-15 Nishiki 3-chome, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Representative: Kazuhiro Osawa), which operates MIRAI TOWER, has partnered with Nagoya Railroad Co. to host a tie-in special event featuring Godzilla, who also celebrates his 70th anniversary in 2024. The "Godzilla Attacks Chubu Electric Power Company's MIRAI TOWER" (中部電力 MIRAI TOWERにゴジラ襲来, Gojira ga Chūbudenryoku MIRAI TOWER o Shūgeki!) event will run

      Photo courtesy of the Criterion Collection. TM & © TOHO CO.,LTD. Source: The Criterion Collection press release Special Thanks to Courtney Ott and Isaac Davidson In July, the Criterion Channel will begin streaming the first four entries in the Heisei Series (1984-1995) of Godzilla films... Following a nine-year absence from the screen, the King of the Monsters roared back with a vengeance in 1984 with THE RETURN OF GODZILLA, inaugurating a new era in the romping reptile’s mythology. The ferociously entertaining kaiju spectaculars of the 1980s and ’90s—which brought back familiar favorites like Mothra and King Ghidorah and introduced a new adversary in the genetically engineered mutant Biollante—reestablished Godzilla as a fearsome force (after previous Showa-era films that had recast himself as a benevolent protector), while taking the series’ political commentary and vaunted special effects in bold new directions.   THE RETURN OF GODZILLA,

      Mechagodzilla, Godzilla, Mothra and Gigan patirntly wait on Gashpon's latest Machiboke set. Photo courtesy of Bandai. Gashapon TM Bandai Co. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO.,LTD. Author: Keith Aiken Source: Bandai Co. Vendor Division press release   Gashapon Station capsule toy vending machine. Photo courtesy of Bandai. Gashapon TM Bandai Co. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO.,LTD. This week, Bandai Co., Ltd.'s Vendor Division (Headquarters: Taito-ku, Tokyo) is releasing their "Toho Monsters Godzilla Machiboke" (東宝怪獣 ゴジラまちぼうけ, Gojira Kaijū Machibōke) at Gashapon Bandai Official Shop specialty stores for Bandai's new Gashapon products, toy stores, mass merchandisers, and electronics stores throughout Japan. Gashapon (ガシャポン) is a best-selling Bandai toy brand named after the capsule containing a toy that "pops" out when the handle is turned on a "gasha" (vending machine). Since the brand's launch in 1977, it has produced a rich lineup of products

    Author: Keith AikenSource:  PARCO Co., Ltd. press releaseOfficial Site: https://godzillatheart.com/Official X: https://twitter.com/godzillatheartInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/godzillatheart   Photo courtesy of PARCO. © TOHO CO., LTD. PARCO Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) iwill host the "GODZILLA THE ART by PARCO vol.3" exhibition at GALLERY X BY PARCO at Shibuya PARCO  B1F for 17 days from from July 5 to July 21, 2024. This exhibit will be third installment of the 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 7 decades with a total of 38 films  produced and released, including 30 domestic films, 3 animated films, and 5 Hollywood versions. Under the supervision of anatomist Takeshi Yoro, artists from Japan and abroad

    Photo courtesy of Tokyo Midtown Hibiya. ©Top row, from left: KAZAGURUMA GARDEN (daytime, nighttime, inside the dome). Bottom row, from left: Godzilla Expo in Tokyo Midtown Hibiya TM & © TOHO CO., LTD., Cool and Refreshing Menu, and Entertainment Town Hibiya. Source: Tokyo Midtown Hibiya press release Tokyo Midtown Hibiya (Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; operator: Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.) will hold HIBIYA MID SUMMER 2024 from Monday, July 22 to Sunday, September 1, 2024, as a summer event to enjoy and cool down in an ecologically-safe way during the hot summer. HIBIYA MID SUMMER 2024 is an event with the theme of "Summer in Japan" featuring immersive, photographic, and other entertainment elements to cool off and enjoy the hot summer outdoors, fitting for the "Entertainment Town Hibiya."  The main event site, Hibiya Step Plaza, will feature the KAZAGURUMA GARDEN (かざぐるまガーデン,  Kaaguruma Gāden), where approximately 1,000

    Source:  Ghost X Ghost press release Special Thanks to Brock Otterbacher  Ghost X Ghost & Jason Edmiston are back with a limited variant of the Godzilla Minus One Eyes Without A Face print- Godzilla Minus One Minus Color! Orders go live today, June 28th at Noon PST, only at www.GHOSTXGHOST.com. Photo courtesy of Ghost X Ghost. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ■ Godzilla Minus One Minus Color Eyes Without A Face Print Hand signed and numbered Archival inks on acid-free paper. Shipping in 1-2 weeks. One per customer.  Price: $100 Edition of 50 Size: 24” x 10 1/4”           About Ghost X Ghost All the strange in the world. The odd, bizarre, and weird. That’s us, that’s the stuff we love, and the things we make. We welcome all who

    Source: Titan Books press release Special Thanks to Isabelle Sinnott and Hannah Scudamore Last August, SciFi Japan ran an article about Godzilla Great Anatomical Picture Book: The Abyss of Monsters Unraveled by Shinji Nishikawa (ゴジラ大解剖図鑑 西川伸司が紐解く怪獣の深淵, Gojira Dai Kaibō Zukan Nishikawa Shinji ga Himotoku Kaijū no Shinen), a new Japanese language book from Graphic-sha Publishing Co., Ltd.  Written and illustrated by the popular artist Shinji Nishikawa who has worked on botht the Godzilla and Ultraman franchises, it featured over detailed, full-body illustrations of  Toho monsters and offered commentary on the differences in suit specifications, differences in the films in which they appeared, and more. While Godzilla fans were excited to learn of the new book, many expressed disappointment that it would only be available in Japanese. But, thankfully, that is about to change. This September, Titan Books will release an English language edition of Godzilla Great Anatomical Picture Book

    Godzilla and Kong race into battle. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2024 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary Source; Warner Bros. Discovery press releaseSpecial Thanks to Ryan Stetz and Olivia Beer Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE will make its streaming debut on Max next THURSDAY, JULY 4. A version of the film with American Sign Language (ASL) will also stream exclusively on Max the same day. This ASL version of the film was produced exclusively for Max, with ASL performer Otis Jones (Deaf West Theatre) providing interpretation. Jones was coached by Leila Hanaumi, who delivered a highly praised performance in Barbie with ASL last December, Max’s first ASL film interpretation. GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE in ASL will be displayed as a unique title on the Max

    Shinnosuke and his dog Shiro befriend a small dinosaur named Nana in CRAYON SHIN-CHAN THE MOVIE: OUR DINOSAUR DIARY. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©Yoshito Usui/Futabasha, Shin-Ei, TV Asahi, ADK 2024 Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: https://www.shinchan-movie.com/2024/ (Japan) Translator: Andres Perez (Sakura Central) Toho has provided information and images from the upcoming anime film, CRAYON SHIN-CHAN THE MOVIE: OUR DINOSAUR DIARY (映画クレヨンしんちゃん△オラたちの恐竜日記, Eiga Kureyon Shinchan △ Tachi no Kyōryū Nikki), opening in Japan on August 9th. The movie is the 32nd feature film for the popular Crayon Shin-chan franchise created by Yoshito Usui, which follows the comedic misadventures of Shinnosuke "Shin-chan" Nohara, a mischievous five-year-old who often says inappropriate things and cannot resist pretty ladies, regardless of their age. Shin-chan`s family includes his baby sister Himawari, their mother Misae who gets hysterical whenever her two kids are misbehaving in public, dad Hiroshi,

    Bracer Phoenix. Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Diamond Select Toys press release Special Thanks to Zach Oat Diamond Select Toyshas announced that their latest addition to their Godzilla Legends in 3-D 10-Inch Resin Bust line will be Godzilla 1974 from the movie GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (ゴジラ対メカゴジラ, Gojira Tai Mekagojira). The limited edition statue will be available in stores in early 2025. To purchase the Godzilla 1974 bust, find a store at comicshoplocator.com or order at https://www.diamondselecttoys.com/godzilla-1974-legends-in-3-dimensions-bust/ Godzilla Legends in 3-D Godzilla 1974 10-Inch Resin Bust A Diamond Select Toys release! From the fires of a nuclear explosion rises Godzilla! The irradiated monster takes on his 1974 appearance in this approximately 9.5-inch resin bust, set atop a pedestal

    Source:  Ghost X Ghost press release Special Thanks to Brock Otterbacher From the press release... Coming soon to Los Angeles 70 Years of Godzilla Photo courtesy of Ghost X Ghost. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Spoke Art & Ghost X Ghost are thrilled to announce that we have teamed up for 70 Years of Godzilla, a group exhibition seven decades in the making! This August, we’re stomping in Los Angeles for this incredibly special show inspired by one of the biggest stars to every grace the silver screen.  This officially licensed collection of artwork celebrates the legacy of Godzilla focusing on the films released with the world famous Japanese production studio, Toho Co., Ltd. Featuring artwork from over 50 artists from around the globe, each inspired by the films and characters of cinema's most recognizable and monstrous creations.  Join us in Los Angeles, CA August 10th through 30th to see this incredible collection

    Photo courtesy of Insight Editions. 2024 © Insight Editions by Arenathemes. All Rights Reserved © 2024 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment. All rights reserved. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary Source: Insight Editions Special Thanks to John Schork Insight Editons is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a copy of their new deluxe art book, The Art of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.Written by James Mottram (The Making of Dunkirk, Jurassic Park: The Ultimate Visual History), this 224 page slipcased hardcover dives into the creation of GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE with stunning visuals from the production, including never-before-seen concept art and storyboards. Featuring commentary from the filmmakers, this volume explores how a team of world-class artists brought stunning creatures and epic battles to life for an all-new, big screen Monsterverse adventure. The Art of Godzilla x Kong: The

    Source:  Ghost X Ghost Special Thanks to Brock Otterbacher  Photo courtesy of Ghost X Ghost. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Ghost X Ghost's Godzilla Minus One enamel pin, designed by Christian Gonzalez, is in stock and ready to ship!  ■ Godzilla Minus One Head Soft Enamel Pin   Soft enamel pin on black metal, approx. 1.5" wide x 2" high. Pin features double posts and rubber clutches, bagged on a card back. Designed by Christian Gonzalez Price: $12.00 Order Link:  https://ghostxghost.com/products/godzilla-minus-one-head-soft-enamel-pin          About Ghost X Ghost All the strange in the world. The odd, bizarre, and weird. That’s us, that’s the stuff we love, and the things we make. We welcome all who abandon the norm. With 20 years of experience in the world of apparel, collectibles, music, etc., we started Ghost

    Source: Playmates Toys Limited Special Thanks to Sarah Gumina International toy titan Playmates has provided SciFi Japan with product info and large photos of their new GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE Giant and Battle Roar Shimo figures. The company had planned to release these figures in Fall 2024 but has moved up the date, with the Shimos now available from some retailers and going wider in the coming weeks. Photo courtesy of Playmates. © 2024 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary Photo courtesy of Playmates. © 2024 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary 7" Battle Roar Shimo Figure Unleash Shimo’s mighty battle cry with the GODZILLA X KONG: 7" Battle Roar Shimo figure. Simply press the button

    Photo courtesy of Insight Editions. 2024 © Insight Editions by Arenathemes. All Rights Reserved © 2024 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment. All rights reserved. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary Source: Insight Editions Special Thanks to John Schork, Jaime Factor and Alex Fishman Insight Editons has provided SciFi Japan with an early look at their new "making of" book, The Art of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. This 224 page slipcased hardcover will be available on June 25th. Dive into the creation of GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE with this deluxe art book. Featuring commentary from the filmmakers, this volume explores how a team of world-class artists brought stunning creatures and epic battles to life for an all-new, big screen Monsterverse adventure. Illustrated with stunning visuals from the production, including never-before-seen concept art and storyboards, this book is the ultimate companion

    Source: Legendary Comics Special Thanks to Alex Fishman and Brie Dorsey Photo courtesy of Legendary Comics. © 2024 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary Legendary Comics is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a copy of Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted, the official graphic novel prequel to the latest blockbuster film in the Monsterverse franchise, GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE. Written by Brian Buccellato and brought to life by artists Dario Formisani, Drew Johnson, and colorists Zid and Niezam, this thrilling tale offers fans an immersive journey into the depths of the Hollow Earth. A twisted Skull Island trophy hunter lures his prey, setting his sights on the most formidable game of all. Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted is now available from retailers. The paperback graphic novel runs 104 pages and retails

    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

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