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    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: kimi-nami.com (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and high-res images from the original feature animation RIDE YOUR WAVE (??????????, Kimi to Nami ni Noretara) from acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa. In 2017, Yuasa won the Annecy International Animated Film Festival Crystal Prize for LU OVER THE WALL (???????????, Yoake Tsugeru Ruu no Uta, 2017). He then directed the Japan Academy Award Best Animation Award winning film THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL (?????????, Yoru wa Mijikashi Aruke yo Otome, 2017). Last year he directed the Netflix anime series DEVILMAN Crybaby. He now returns with a coming-of-age love story depicting the romance between a young firefighter and a female university student. STORY Upon entering university, Hinako moves to a coastal town. She loves surfing, and when she`s

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: kimitsuki.jp (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and high-res photos from YOU SHINE IN THE MOONLIGHT (?????????, Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku). Based on the Dengeki Award-winning novel by Tetsuya Sano, the film is a touching romance between a high school girl suffering from an incurable illness and her classmate. YOU SHINE IN THE MOONLIGHT reunites director Sho Tsukikawa and actor Takumi Kitamura from LET ME EAT YOUR PANCREAS. STORY Takuya (Kitamura) meets Mamizu (Mei Nagano), who is hospitalized with an incurable `luminescene disease` that illuminates her body as she approaches death. Since Mamizu can`t leave the hospital, Takumi fills her bucket list and tells her about his experiences. Gradually he falls for Mamizu, but she is near the end of her life. CREDITS Japanese Release

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: kaijunokodomo.com (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and high-res images from the fantasy adventure CHILDREN OF THE SEA (?????, Kaiju no Kodomo), the new anime film from STUDIO4?. The movie is based on Daisuke Igarashi`s acclaimed manga of the same name. CHILDREN OF THE SEA will open nationwide in Japan on June 7th through Toho`s ODS (Other Digital Stuff) distribution division, Toho Visual Entertainment. INTRODUCTION Manga artist Daisuke Igarashi continues to enchant readers with his unique line work and artistic expressions. His first long-form work, Children of the Sea (published by Shogakukan IKKICOMIX) tells the story of a summer encounter between a 14-year-old girl and two brothers raised by dugongs. With a theme of respect for nature, this masterpiece transforms into pure entertainment through mysterious story

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: shinkalion.com/movie (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and high-res images from SHINKALION THE MOVIE (??????????? ?????? ?????????????-??, Gekij?-ban Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkarion Mirai kara Kita Shinsoku no ALFA-X), the first theatrical film from the popular television series SHINKANSEN HENKEI ROBO SHINKALION: THE ANIMATION (??????? ??????, 2018-19). In the SHINKALION anime series, the Ultra Evolution Institute has developed the superhero robot, the Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion, in an effort to save Japan from a threatening and monstrous entity. The Shinkalion transformer can only be piloted by children with a high degree of compatibility, but they are able to vanquish their giant enemy. The movie picks up from the end of the TV series, as an unidentified enemy appears in Hokkaido and a new battle begins for Team Shinkalion. It features JR

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: shinchan-movie.com (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho has provided information and high-res images from their new anime film, CRAYON SHIN-CHAN THE MOVIE: DANGEROUS HONEYMOON -THE LOST DADDY- (映画クレヨンしんちゃん 新婚旅行ハリケーン ~失われたひろし~, Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Shinkon Ryoko Hurricane Ushinawareta Hiroshi), opening in Japan on April 19th. The movie is the 27th feature film for the popular TV anime and manga series created by Yoshito Usui, and 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, an average office worker who has smelly feet, and their pet dog Shiro. In this new film the Nohara family find themselves in all

    4DX Screenings and Additional Dub Show Date Added Due to Popular Audience Demand Source: GKIDS Inc., Fathom Events, Scoop Marketing press release Official Site: promare-movie.com (Japan), PromareMovie.com (US) Special Thanks to Katherine Schwappach, Erik Stein and Lucy Rubin #Promare In September, GKIDS and Fathom Events continued their collaboration to bring exciting all new animated features to U.S. cinemas with PROMARE (????, Puromea, 2019) premiere events. Due to overwhelming fan demand, the companies announce that PROMARE will return for a special two-night encore showing in December with PROMARE (Redux). The English-subtitled version will screen December 8, and both the English dub version and special 4DX version will screen December 10. PROMARE will screen once more in 4DX on December 11. This marks the first 4DX release from GKIDS and is the first ever event cinema 4DX screening from Fathom Events. PROMARE is the first

    Prequel Short SIDE: GALO to Play in the U.S. For The First Time Exclusively At Event Source: GKIDS Inc., Fathom Events, Scoop Marketing press release Official Site: promare-movie.com (Japan), PromareMovie.com (US) Special Thanks to Katherine Schwappach, Erik Stein and Lucy Rubin #Promare In September, GKIDS and Fathom Events continued their collaboration to bring exciting all new animated features to U.S. cinemas with PROMARE (????, Puromea, 2019) premiere events. Now, due to overwhelming fan demand, the companies are proud to announce that PROMARE will return for a special encore showing in December. PROMARE is the first feature-length film from the acclaimed Studio TRIGGER, creators of the hit series KILL la KILL and LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA. Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (GURREN LAGANN, KILL la KILL), PROMARE is the spiritual successor to many of his former works, and uses a bold cel-shaded visual style to tell

    Source: GKIDS Inc., Fathom Events, Scoop Marketing press release Official Site: ghiblifest.com Special Thanks to Jessica Nelson, Katherine Schwappach, Erik Stein and Lucy Rubin Throughout 2019, GKIDS and Fathom Events’ STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019 presents a series of Studio Ghibli’s celebrated animated masterpieces on cinema screens nationwide, along with some very special surprises. The series concludes with THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA (???????, Kaguyahime no Monogatari, 2013). A powerful and soaring epic, based on a legendary Japanese folktale, redefines animated storytelling from director and Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata. Experience Takahata’s final film that was nominated for an Academy Award and hailed as a masterpiece by critics. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her --

    Author: Daisuke Ishizuka In 1958, a playground slide shaped like a dinosaur was built at Tatarahama beach in Kanagawa Prefecture. The original plan for the slide was to use Godzilla design, but Toho did not allow the use Godzilla`s name or likeness. Despite that, people still called it the “Godzilla slide.” The dinosaur slide eventually fell into disrepair and was removed in 1973. Where it once stood, visitors can now see a 1/10th scale Godzilla footprint. Decades later, Toho approved a Godzilla slide. The project to build the new slide was supervised by Mr. Koichi Kawakita, special effects director for the Heisei Godzilla films. On November 3, 1999 (Godzilla`s 55th birthday), the Godzilla slide opened at the Adventure Land zone of Kurihama Flower Park in Kanagawa Prefecture. Attendees are able to enjoy various flowers from the four seasons, but we Tokusatsu fans skip past the flowers and

    The Academy Award-Winning Film From Hayao Miyazaki Returns To Select Theaters This Sunday Source: GKIDS Inc., Fathom Events, Scoop Marketing press release Official Site: ghiblifest.com Special Thanks to Jessica Nelson, Katherine Schwappach, Erik Stein and Lucy Rubin Throughout 2019, GKIDS and Fathom Events’ STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019 presents a series of Studio Ghibli’s celebrated animated masterpieces on cinema screens nationwide, along with some very special surprises. Up next is acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winner for Best Animated Feature, SPIRITED AWAY (????????, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, 2001). Miyazaki’s wondrous fantasy adventure is a dazzling masterpiece from one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation. Chihiro’s family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastical

    Source: Turner Classic Movies Official Site: tcm.com/godzilla #KingoftheKaiju In the month of Halloween, TCM offers the third annual installment of their "Monster of the Month" series that highlights a famous monster that has captured the public`s fear and fascination over the decades. Following in the horrific footsteps of the Frankenstein monster, Dracula and the Mummy, this year`s monster is the king himself, Godzilla. TCM`s "Godzilla: King of the Kaiju" tribute features eighteen classic films produced by Toho between 1954-1975. Ten entries are TCM premieres: GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (1955), MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA (1964), EBIRAH, HORROR OF THE DEEP (1966), DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968), ALL MONSTERS ATTACK (1969), GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH (1971), GODZILLA VS. GIGAN (1972), GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (1973), GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (1974) and TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975). TCM "Godzilla: King of the Kaiju" Schedule for October 2019 Friday, October 4 8:00 PM EST- GODZILLA (1954)

    Author: Kyle Yount Source: Kaijucast.com Attendees of last month`s GODZILLAFEST at the historic Balboa theater had a fantastic opportunity to not only see many of the classic Sh?wa era (1954-1975) Godzilla films on the big screen, but also the newly released summer blockbuster, GODZILLA KING OF THE MONSTERS (2019) as part of Godzillafest`s programming. Another thrill for attendees was having a chance to meet (between his enjoying the screenings) special guest and director of GODZILLA KING OF THE MONSTERS, Michael Dougherty. Kyle Yount, host of the longest running kaiju podcast, the Kaijucast was able to sit down with the director to talk about his love for the classic monsters and movies, and how that love helped craft his take on the King of the Monsters, Godzilla. You can listen to the interview on Kaijucast.com at kaijucast.com/08-26-2019-godzilla-king-of-the-monsters-director-michael-dougherty. For more information on GODZILLA: KING OF

    Starts This Sunday Source: GKIDS Inc., Fathom Events, Scoop Marketing press release Official Site: ghiblifest.com Special Thanks to Jessica Nelson, Katherine Schwappach, Erik Stein and Lucy Rubin Throughout 2019, GKIDS and Fathom Events’ STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019 presents a series of Studio Ghibli’s celebrated animated masterpieces on cinema screens nationwide, along with some very special surprises. Coming in September from the series is THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (????????????, Karigurashi no Arrietty, 2010) by Academy Award-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi. From Studio Ghibli comes a gorgeous and adventure-filled adaptation of The Borrowers, one of the most beloved children`s books of all time. In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live out of sight of humans. But when brave and tiny Arrietty is out gathering supplies, she is discovered by Shawn, a human boy, and they begin to form a

    Author: Daisuke Ishizuka Godzilla destroyed Shinjuku ward of Tokyo in 1984`s THE RETURN OF GODZILLA (???, Gojira). Godzilla did battle with Mecha-King Ghidorah and demolished the rebuilt Shinjuku again in 1991. In April 2015, Godzilla appeared at in the Kabukicho area in Shinjuku. A Godzilla head was set atop the 8th floor of the Hotel Gracery Shinjuku. The head is a 12m (approximately 39 feet) tall and scaled to a full body Godzilla that would stand approximately 40m (131 feet) in height. There is a café on the 8th floor of the hotel. Café and hotel guests can visit the 8th floor and approach the Godzilla head. There you can find reliefs based on GODZILLA (1954), THE RETURN OF GODZILLA and GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (???vs???, Gojira Tai Mosura, 1992). They were designed by Nobuyuki Yasumaru, who was a member of team Tsuburaya and an art designer for

    GKIDS and Fathom Events Present Blistering Action-Adventure in a New English Language Version and Original Japanese Source: GKIDS Inc., Fathom Events, Scoop Marketing press release Official Site: promare-movie.com (Japan), PromareMovie.com (US) Special Thanks to Katherine Schwappach, Erik Stein and Lucy Rubin #Promare GKIDS and Fathom Events continue their collaboration to bring exciting all new animated features to U.S. cinemas with the PROMARE (????, Puromea, 2019) special premiere events in September. PROMARE is the first feature-length film from the acclaimed Studio TRIGGER, creators of the hit series KILL la KILL and LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA. Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (GURREN LAGANN, KILL la KILL), PROMARE is the spiritual successor to many of his former works, and uses a bold cel-shaded visual style to tell a blistering action-adventure story. PROMARE will be shown in its original Japanese language as well as an all-new English language version.

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: promare-movie.com (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and high-res images from PROMARE (????, Puromea, 2019), the first feature-length film from the acclaimed anime Studio TRIGGER (GURREN LAGANN, SSSS.GRIDMAN). PROMARE is is an original story that marks the long-awaited collaboration between director Hiroyuki Imaishi (GURREN LAGANN, KILL la KILL) and screenwriter Kazuki Nakajima. The project was conceived in 2013 and publicly announced at the 2017 Anime Expo, the biggest anime event in North America. The creative team includes character designer Shigeto Koyama (REBUILD OF EVANGELION series, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC), composer Hiroyuki Sawano (BLUE EXORCIST, ATTACK ON TITAN), art director Tomotaka Kubo (MARY AND THE WITCH`S FLOWER) and logo designer Masashi Ichifuru (REBUILD OF EVANGELION series). PROMARE will open nationwide in Japan on May 24 through Toho Visual

    Author: Edward L. Holland Official Movie Site: Godzillamovie.com Critic rating systems have little bearing on the aggregate support of Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (2019) by a big majority of North American fans during the 65th anniversary of Toho Studios’ trademarked kaiju. True and fair-weather enthusiasts continually saw the movie, some upwards of 6, even 8 times in theaters. One stalwart fan in South Korea watched the latest film a whopping 24 times. Whereas Gareth Edwards’ GODZILLA (2014) has more fortitude in character development, it lacks bombastic smackdowns compared to the current outing by director Michael Dougherty (KRAMPUS, SUPERMAN RETURNS). Dougherty’s film did not blow the box office away as some had imagined, but his effort and passion are deeply ingrained in the 2-hour 12-minute installment of the longest running movie franchise. A plethora of critics stated this

    Source: Hollywood Theatre press release Official Site: GODZILLATHON Special Thanks to Michael Calhoun This month, GODZILLATHON stomps its way into the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon! Four films from the Showa period crash into the Hollywood! An entire weekend of extremely rare 35mm prints of classic kaiju! Mighty monsters in gargantuan duels on a 50 foot screen! All four films are dubbed in English. Poster prints of the GODZILLATHON artwork (by Nate Ashley) will be on sale at the lobby each screening. DESTROY ALL MONSTERS Friday, August 30th, 7:00pm Sunday, September 1st, 2:00pm GODZILLA VS. MEGALON Saturday, August 31st, 2:00pm GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA Saturday, August 31st, 7:00pm GODZILLA ON MONSTER ISLAND (aka GODZILLA VS. GIGAN) Sunday, September 1st, 7:00pm Hollywood Theatre 4122 NE Sandy Blvd Portland Oregon 97212 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The Acclaimed Animated Classic From Academy Award?winning Director Hayao Miyazaki Source: GKIDS Inc., Fathom Events, Scoop Marketing press release Official Site: ghiblifest.com Special Thanks to Jessica Nelson, Katherine Schwappach, Erik Stein and Lucy Rubin Throughout 2019, GKIDS and Fathom Events’ STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019 presents a series of Studio Ghibli’s celebrated animated masterpieces on cinema screens nationwide, along with some very special surprises. In August, anime fans nationwide can experience the adored all-ages animated classic, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (???????, Tonari no Totoro, 1988), from Academy Award?winning director Hayao Miyazaki, up on the big screen in their local cinemas. When Satsuki and her sister Mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, they find country life is not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including

    Soar with Hayao Miyazaki`s Gorgeous Coming-of-Age Story Source: GKIDS Inc., Fathom Events, Scoop Marketing press release Official Site: ghiblifest.com Special Thanks to Jessica Nelson, Katherine Schwappach, Erik Stein and Lucy Rubin Throughout 2019, GKIDS and Fathom Events’ STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019 presents a series of Studio Ghibli’s celebrated animated masterpieces on cinema screens nationwide, along with some very special surprises. Up next for the lauded series is KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE: 30th Anniversary (??????, Majo no Takky?bin, 1989) This July, anime fans nationwide can celebrate the 30th anniversary of this beloved coming?of?age story from the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of the Academy Award-winning SPIRITED AWAY (????????, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, 2001), and Academy Award?winning director Hayao Miyazaki, about a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self?doubt.

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