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    Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©2023 EMERGENCY INTERROGATION ROOM: THE FINAL Movie Production Committee Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: (Japan)   Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©2023 EMERGENCY INTERROGATION ROOM: THE FINAL Movie Production Committee The "interrogation room" - detectives fight for the truth, criminals cover up their crimes. It is their final battlefield. Toho has provided information and images for the feature film EMERGENCY INTERROGATION ROOM: THE FINAL (劇場版「緊急取調室 THE FINAL」, Gekijōban “Kinkyū Torishirabe Shitsu THE FINAL ”). It is a continuation of the TV Asahi drama series, EMERGENCY INTERROGATION ROOM, which aired for four seasons from 2014 to 2021. The movie opens in Japanese cinemas on Friday, June 16h. The series and film follow the explots of a special interrogation team of Investigation Division 1, the Emergency Case Response Interrogation Team that confronts

    Friends can ride the Godzilla Interception Operation zipline together this summer! Photo courtesy of Pasona Group. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Nijigen No Mori press releaseOfficial Website: Photo courtesy of Nijigen no Mori. ©TOHO CO., LTD. For a limited time, the "Nijigen no Mori" anime theme park in Awaji Island Park, Hyogo Prefecture is offering an upgrade to their popular "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. "Godzilla Interception Operation" allows visitors to truly experience the might and power of the King of the Monsters with a 120-meter-long sculpt of Shin Godzilla's upper body. Participants become members of the National Awaji-Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster and take on missions, including two zipline courses, "Internal Surveillance Course" (体内監視コース, Tainai Kanshi Kōsu) and "Surface Surveillance Course" (体表監視コース, Karadahyō Kanshi

      Photo courtesy of Movic Co., Ltd. © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Movic Co., Ltd.. press release Movic Co., Ltd. will release new Godzilla character goods at Animate stores across Japan, Animate online stores, and Movic mail order. "Yuru Palette" (ゆるパレット, Yuru Paretto) is a brand series from Movic featuring loosely drawn illustrations of characters and easy-to-use designs for everyday use. The Godzilla Yuru Palette merchandise features original illustrations of the monsters from the Heisei VS Series - Godzilla, Biollante, King Ghidorah, Mothra, Battra, Mechagodzilla, Rodan, SpaceGodzilla and Destoroyah!These products are scheduled for release on July 14, 2023. Pre-orders are now being accepted at:  ■ New Product Information Photo courtesy of Movic Co., Ltd. © TOHO CO., LTD. ●  Pins Collection (ピンズコレクション, Pinzu Korekushon)8 StylesPrice: 1 pack 715円 (Approximately $5.23 U.S., Tax Included), 1 BOX (8 packs) 5,720円 (Approximately $41.86 U.S., Tax Included)Release

      Photo courtesy of Cheerio Corporation. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Featuring Fierce Battle Packaging With King Ghidorah!Source: Cheerio Corporation press release Cheerio Japan Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Haruki Suga) has released "GODZILLA ENERGY III" (ゴジラエナジーⅢ, Gojira Enajī Ⅲ), the third in their "GODZILLA ENERGY" series, which has been a great hit with fans of Godzilla and energy drinks. The drink is now available at some mass retailers across Japan and Cheerio vending machines in Chubu, Kansai, Okinawa, and Jingumae (Lifeguard Square). It can also be purchased from the Cheerio official online shop. In addition, GODZILLA ENERGY III will be sold over the counter at Godzilla Store Tokyo and Godzilla Store Osaka, the official Godzilla shops. Photo courtesy of Toho. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.● The Highly Popular "GODZILLA ENERGY" Drink, Now in Its Third EditionGODZILLA ENERGY was the first

    Author: Keith AikenSource:  PARCO Co., Ltd. press releaseOfficial Event Site: Photo courtesy of PARCO. © TOHO CO., LTD.  PARCO Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) is hosting the "GODZILLA THE ART by PARCO" exhibition at GALLERY X BY PARCO on the B1F of Shibuya PARCO through Monday, May 15, 2023. This exhibit launches the art project "GODZILLA THE ART," a series of events running into 2024 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the birth of Godzilla.  Under the supervision of anatomist Takeshi Yoro, contemporary artists and creators from various fields will express Godzilla with their own sensibilities. As the first phase, "GODZILLA THE ART by PARCO" features Japanese artist Isamu Gakiya and Korean artist NOH Sangho, displaying their interpretations of Godzilla. Various other projects are also in the works, so please check back with SciFi Japan for further announcements.    

    Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©2023 TOKYO MER the Movie Production Committee Source: Toho Co., Ltd., TBS Official Site: (Japan)   Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©2023 TOKYO MER the Movie Production Committee The HEROs (medical team) will return to save all lives! Toho has provided information and images for TOKYO MER: Mobile Emergency Room - THE MOVIE (劇場版『TOKYO MER~走る緊急救命室~』, Gekijōban “ TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru Kinkyū Kyūmeishitsu ~”). The movie opens in Japanese cinemas this Friday, March 28th. The movie is a spinoff from the TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System) television series, TOKYO MER: Mobile Emergency Room, which premiered on July 4, 2021. The main character is Kota Kitami (Ryohei Suzukii), a brilliant young ER doctor, who has been handpicked by Mayor Azusa Akatsuka (Yuriko Ishida) to head a new emergency response team dubbed TOKYO Mobile Emergency

    Learn about threats facing the sea with Chibi Godzilla and his friends. Photo courtesy of Shinagawa Aquarium. © TOHO CO., LTD.   Source: Shinagawa Aquarium press release   Photo courtesy of Shinagawa Aquarium. © TOHO CO., LTD. Shinagawa Aquarium (Shinagawa, Tokyo; Director: Masakatsu Suzuki) will host "Chibi Godzilla and the Mystery Solving SDGs - Let's Protect the Richness of the Sea" (ちびゴジラと学ぶ謎解きSDGs -海のゆたかさをまもろう編-, Chibi Gojira to Manabu Nazotoki SDGs - Umi no Yutaka-sa o Mamorou-hen)  from Saturday, April 22 to Sunday May 21 to help children learn about marine environmental issues while also having fun solving a mystery.   This event was planned to commemorate the release of the new anime series CHIBI GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (ちびゴジラの逆襲, Chibi Gojira no Gyakushū).  It is an edutainment mystery game where visitors to the Shinagawa Aquarium, using a puzzle-solving kit, learn

    A girl, a chair, and a door take center stage in Makoto Shinkai's latest masterpiece, SUZUME. Image courtesy of Wild Bunch International. © 2022 Suzume Film Partners Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Crunchyroll, Wild Bunch InternationalOfficial Sites: (Japan), (United States)Specia Thanks to Sarah Jarvis, Jessica Xie and Léa Renaudin   Key art, courtesy of Crunchyroll. © 2022 Suzume Film Partners The following SUZUME (すずめの戸締まり, Suzume no Tojimari, 2022) images and text are taken from Japanese and English press materials provided by Toho, Crunchyroll and Wild Bunch International...   ■ Introduction SUZUME is the latest film from award-winning creator, writer and director Makoto Shinkai. Shinkaihas been a visionary in the animation space for decades, with the most recent films being YOUR NAME (君の名は。Kimi no Na wa, 2016) and WEATHERING WITH YOU (天気の子, Tenki no Ko, 2019), both of which have catapulted him as leading

    Ride the Godzilla Interception Operation zipline at a massive discount this summer! Photo courtesy of Pasona Group. ©TOHO CO., LTD.   Source: Nijigen No Mori press release For a limited time, the "Nijigen no Mori" anime theme park in Awaji Island Park, Hyogo Prefecture is now offering special discount one-day tickets, with unlimited access to all attractions, for up to 54% off the standard price. These passes can be purchased from the the ticket sales site Asoview and can be used any day up Friday, July 14, 2023. Nijigen-no Mori combines world-famous Japanese anime and manga with the natural beauty of Awaji Island. Visitors can enjoy attractions based on anime favorites like "Dragon Quest Island: The Ancient Demon God and the Guided Adventurers" (ドラゴンクエスト アイランド いにしえの魔神と導かれし冒険者たち, Doragon Kuesuto Airando Inishie no Majin to Michibika Reshi Bōkenshatachi), "NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobi Village" (NARUTO&BORUTO忍里, NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobizato),

      Source; Warner Bros. PicturesSpecial Thanks to Melanie Klein Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures today announced the official title for the latest installment in the Monsterverse film series,  GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE, and celebrated with a mysterious title announcement reveal video foreshadowing what lies ahead for the two legendary Titans. In 2021, the interconnected entertainment universe known as the Monsterverse delivered  GODZILLA VS. KONG, a true cultural event and the ultimate pop culture throw down as two cinematic Titans faced off in a spectacular big screen battle that smashed the global box office.  GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE is the thrilling fifth film in the Monsterverse series and sees the legendary Titans Godzilla and Kong team up to face a world-ending threat so terrifying that neither could survive alone.  Coming off the heels of the success of  GODZILLA VS.

    The University of Minnesota Press will publish Jeffrey Angles' English translations of the Japanese novels for the Toho classics GODZILLA and GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. The first English translations of the original novellas about the iconic kaijū GodzillaSource: University of Minnesota Press  press releaseSpecial Thanks to Jeffrey Angles, Heather Skinner and Avery Guerra In the early days of development for Toho's motion picture GODZILLA (ゴジラ, Gojira, 1954), producer Tomoyuki Tanaka hired award-winning author Shigeru Kayama to write an original treatment that would then be adapted into a screenplay by the film's director, Ishiro Honda, and screenwriter Takeo Murata. In the wake of that movie's incredible box office success, Kayama was brought back to create the story for the immediate sequel, GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (ゴジラの逆襲, Gojira no Gyakushū, 1955). Kayama then fleshed out his stories into a pair of novellas which were first

    The Seibuen Amusement Park attraction Godzilla the Ride has won a Grand Prize at VFX-JAPAN Award 2023. Photo courtesy of Seibu Yuenchi Co., Ltd. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Author: Keith AikenSource: Seibuen Yuenchi Co., Ltd. press releaseOfficial VFX-JAPAN Award Site: Seibuen Yuenchi Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture, President: Tatsuya Yoda) struck gold late last month at the "VFX-JAPAN Award 2023". The Seibuen Amusement Park's large-scale ride attraction “Godzilla the Ride: Giant Monsters Ultimate Battle” (ゴジラ・ザ・ライド大怪獣頂上決戦, Gojira za Raido Daikaijū Chōjō Kessen) won the Grand Prize in the Short Film category. The VFX-JAPAN association was established in 2012 to promote the use of CG and VFX technology in the Japanese entertainment and amusement industries, product design and scientific applications. The VFX-JAPAN Award began the following year to honor excellence in visual works that utilize CG and VFX, with awards in eight categories including

    The Godzilla Real Escape Game will run an additional 2 months at the Atami Korakuen Hotel. Photo courtesy of SCRAP. ©SCRAP TM & © TOHO CO. Author: Keith Aiken Source: SCRAP press release Official Site: Due to popular demand, the run of the "Godzilla Approaching: Hotel Escape" (ゴジラ迫るホテルからの脱出, Gojira Semaru Hoteru Kara no Dasshutsu) Real Escape Game in Atami has been extended by 2 months. Developed by SCRAP Co., Ltd. (Location: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Takao Kato) in partnership with Tokyo Dome Resort Operations Co., Ltd. (Location: Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Representative: Takayuki Iwase), the game launched on Friday, May 27, 2022 and was originally scheduled to end on Sunday, March 26, 2023.  The event will now run through Sunday, May 28, 2023, giving participants a chance to flee from Godzilla during Japan's Golden Week holiday season (Saturday, April 29 - Friday, May 5). The

    Three generations of Mechagodzilla are featured on the new exclusive postcard for the Mechagodzilla Special Exhibition. Photo courtesy of Pasona Group. ©TOHO CO., LTD.   Author: Keith Aiken Source: Pasona Group Co. Ltd. press release Official Site: The popular "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 at the "Nijigen no Mori" animation theme park in Awaji Island Park, Hyogo Prefecture, has announced an update to their current exhibit. Flying Mechagodzilla prop from GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II. Photo courtesy of Pasona Group. ©TOHO CO., LTD. On December 3, 2022, the "Mechagodzilla Special Exhibition" (メカゴジラ特別展, Mekagojira Tokubetsu-ten)  featuring Mechagodzilla suits, props and photos from  movies like GODZILLA: TOKYO SOS (ゴジラ×モスラ×メカゴジラ 東京SOS, Gojira x Mosura x Mekagojira Tōkyō Esu Ō Esu, 2003), opened in the "Godzilla Interception Operation's"

    Conan Edogawa returns to cinemas with his 26th feature film, DETECTIVE CONAN: BLACK IRON SUBMARINE. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2023 GOSHO AOYAMA/DETECTIVE CONAN COMMITTEE All Rights Reserved. Source: Toho Co., Ltd.Official Site: (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2023 GOSHO AOYAMA/DETECTIVE CONAN COMMITTEE All Rights Reserved.     IntroductionThe comics by Gosho Aoyama, the author of the original manga series, have already reached 102 volumes (with a cumulative total of more than 270 million copies sold worldwide!) The DETECTIVE CONAN series continues to gain momentum, with the TV anime series having aired more than 1,000 times. The latest installment of the film series, which has established an unshakeable position as a work loved around the world, will return this year as well!The 25th movie, DETECTIVE CONAN: THE BRIDE OF

    Photo courtesy of The Mahoning Drive-In. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: The Mahoning Drive-In Theater, Exhumed FilmsOfficial Site: Thanks to Avery Guerra Get ready to rumble on June 29 - July 2 when Exhumed Films and the Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton, PA present GODZILLA-PALOOZA RAIDS AGAIN!   Prepare yourself for four gargantuan nights of giant monster mayhem on the big screen! See Godzilla and his friends take on some of their most colossal foes over one whopping weekend of epic battles and stomping destruction!   The Mahoning Drive-In Theater 635 Seneca RoadLehighton, PA 18235 Visit for FAQ.   Thursday, June 29th: GODZILLA VS MEGALON (1973)   Friday, June 30: TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975) MOTHRA (1961) GODZILLA 2000 (1999)

    Source: 3Y FilmSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra  A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE We have another update on the upcoming kaiju film, HOSHI 35 (星35), courtesy of production companies 3Y Film and MRTS, with two new additions to the movie's incredible cast...   Photo courtesy of 3Y Film. Shinzô Hotta -- Hotta began his film career acting in periord dramas and comedies for Toei and was soon seen in several different genres of movie for the studio. By the early 1970s he also took on roles in Toei's FX television series, playing Ken Nomoto in an episode of the original MASKED RIDER (仮面ライダー, Kamen Raidā, 1971-73),  the Great General of Darkness in the special ALL TOGETHER! 7 MASKED RIDERS (全員集合!7人の仮面ライダー!! , Zen'in Shūgō! 7-Ri no Kamen Raidā! !, 1976), and the recurring role of General Monster in THE ALL-NEW MASKED RIDER ( 新・仮面ライダー, Shin Kamen Raidā,

    Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©2023 Touken Ranbu: the Movie Production Committee/NITRO PLUS, EXNOA LLC Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: (Japan)   Toho has provided information and images for TOUKEN RANBU: THE MOVIE 2 (映画刀剣乱舞-黎明-, Eiga Tōken Ranbu -Reimei-), the second live-action film based on the collectible card video game TOUKEN RANBU ONLINE (Sword Dance Online) from Nitroplus and DMM Games. The movie opens in Japoanese cinemas on March 31st.   Introduction Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©2023 Touken Ranbu: the Movie Production Committee/NITRO PLUS, EXNOA LLC   Four years have passed since the release of TOUKEN RANBU: THE MOVIE (映画刀剣乱舞-継承-, Eiga Tōken Ranbu -Keishō-, 2019), a blockbuster hit that depicted a shocking conclusion to the "Honnoji Incident" in which swordsmen and the Sengoku warlords such as Nobunaga Oda and Hideyoshi

    Frank Tieri and Inaki Miranda, the Creative Team of Old Lady Harley, Give 16th-Century Sailors Reason to Fear the Unknown in Upcoming IDW Comic SeriesSource: IDW Publishing press releaseSpecial Thanks to Keith Davidsen Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons #1 Cover A by Inaki Miranda. Photo courtesy of IDW Publishing. ©TOHO CO., LTD. IDW, under license by Toho International, Inc., turns back the hands of time with the upcoming comic book miniseries Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons. Written by Frank Tieri and illustrated by Inaki Miranda, the creative team behind the DC Comics’ Old Lady Harley series, this five-part epic, beginning in June, takes readers back to an era of seafaring and superstition for a Godzilla adventure like no other. In the 1500s, before humanity had successfully traveled the entire globe, it was believed that monsters ruled the oceans just beyond the horizon. “Here there be dragons…”

    New Key art for the anime series GAMERA -Rebirth-. Photo courtesy of Kadokawa Pictures. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee Source: Kadokawa Pictures Official Site: (Japan) Official Twitter: @gamera_rebirth #Gamera Rebirth #gamera_rebirth The last summer. Friends. And a Kaiju. The boys witness a legend... Kadokawa Pictures have provided multiple updates for "GAMERA -Rebirth-"  (ガメラ リバース, Gamera Ribāsu), the 6-episode anime series which will be distributed worldwide on Netflix later this year. Photo courtesy of Kadokawa Pictures. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee GAMERA -Rebirth- Stage Presentation will be held at AnimeJapan 2023! The 10th anniversary of AnimeJapan 2023, the world's largest anime event, will be held at the Tokyo Big Sight international exhibition center on March 25 and 26, 2023.  A GAMERA -Rebirth- presentation will be held on the main stage of the festival, and will also be broadcast live

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