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    Special In-Game Rewards and Events Will Also be Offered to All Players Source: Crunchyroll Press Release Official Website: Special Thanks to Mark Karges Today, DeNA Co., Ltd. announced a number of special in-game rewards and events for ATTACK ON TITAN TACTICS, an officially licensed mobile game based on the popular anime series ATTACK ON TITAN. Most notably, players will get the opportunity to see some of their favorite ATTACK ON TITAN characters such as Reiner Braun, Jean Kirschtein, Annie Leonhart, and Bertholdt Hoover, dressed up in spooky Halloween costumes. More information on these special in-game rewards and events is shown below: ● Fanciful Story Event: This event features Reiner Braun, Jean Kirschtein, and other fan-favorite characters dressed up in Halloween costumes that can only be seen in ATTACK ON TITAN TACTICS. In this event, players complete event

    Stream A New Horror Movie Each Day In October For Free With No Ads, Commercials or Contracts on movieSPREE Apps and Website! Source: Mill Creek Entertainment press release Official Site: Special Thanks to Barrett Evans The recently launched transaction-based streaming service movieSPREE,is thrilled to announce a spook-tacular promotion for the entire month of October. The 31 Nights of Frightwill offer a daily ‘Freebie Jeebie’- a free horror movie a day to stream without any interruptions, commitments and best of all, NO ADS! The entire bundle of 31 movies can be added to your movieSPREElibrary for a special, discounted price of only $10.31.

    Source: Avery Guerra A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The makers of MONSTER SEAFOOD WARS (???????, San Daikaij? Gurume) -- aka MONSTER CUISINE -- have provided SciFi Japan with a preview of their upcoming daikaiju movie. MONSTER SEAFOOD WARS is the latest production from writer/director Minoru Kawasaki, the internationally renowned cult filmmaker behind such works as THE CALAMARI WRESTLER (??????, Ika Resur?, 2004), THE WORLD SINKS EXCEPT JAPAN (????????, Nihon Igai Zenbu Chinbotsu, 2006), CRAB GOALKEEPER (?????????, Kani G?ruk?p?, 2006), MONSTER X STRIKES BACK/ ATTACK THE G8 SUMMIT! (??????????????????, Girara no Gyakush? / T?yako Samitto Kiki Ippatsu, 2008), EARTH DEFENSE WIDOW (???????, Chiky? B?ei Mib?jin, 2014) and KAIJU MONO (?????, Daikaij? Mono, 2016). Kawasaki specializes in comedic movies, often featuring monsters and anthropomorphized animals, that use “Kigurumi Tokusatsu," the traditional Japanese effects technique involving performers in full body suits. The inspiration for MONSTER

    Author: Daisuke Ishizuka Toei Kyoto Studio Park in Uzumasa, Kyoto is a popular sightseeing spot and is still being used as an actual studio for filming. Uzumasa is known as a movie city; early movie studios were built there in 1927. They became Daiei Kyoto Studios in 1942. Some Daiei Studios were sold to Toei and some of those still exist as Toei Kyoto Studio Park. Daiei Film Co., Ltd. went out of business in 1971 and their studios in Kyoto completely closed in 1986. However, the Daiei name is still alive in Uzumasa. There is a street named Daiei Street, and a 5m tall Daimajin monument was set on the Daiei Shopping Arcade in 2013. Daiei created three Daimajin movies in 1966 and all of them were filmed in Daiei Kyoto studios. The Daimajin which is displayed on the street is not an

    Source: Avery Guerra A rough cut of the highly anticipated kaiju film HOWL FROM BEYOND THE FOG (????, Sagiri no Kuni) will be shown at this year`s G-Fest, running Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. The test screenings are scheduled for Saturday at 5:15pm and Sunday at 1:30pm. Directed by Daisuke Sato, HOWL FROM BEYOND THE FOG is a classic style tokusatsu movie using traditional Japanese FX techniques including puppets, miniatures and suitmation, in collaboration with legendary Toho monster maker Keiz? Murase. The film is set in a small village in Kyushu, Japan during the Meiji reformation era. A young boy named Izana and a blind woman named Takiri encounter the large monster Nebula, who since ancient times was feared as the god of lake, Amenosagiri.

    “Get your roar on!” Source: Avery Guerra SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from an upcoming movie. NOTZILLA, a parody of Godzilla and other daikaiju movies, will have its world premiere at this year`s G-Fest, running Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. Written, directed, and produced by Moriah Media co-founder Mitch Teemley, in association with St. Michael Movies, NOTZILLA will screen on Saturday, July 13 at 12:00pm and Sunday, July 14 at 3:30pm. SYNOPSIS 1962. Yomama Bay. While the Japanese armed forces destroy yet another giant kaiju, a young paleontologist, Prof. Hiro Honda, rescues her offspring, whisking the mysterious red egg off to safety in friendly Cincinnati, Ohio (Ohio means “hello” in Japanese). However, as the jet arrives, he accidentally flushes the egg down the toilet. It disappears

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho has provided press notes and a gallery of high-res images from the 22nd feature-length Pokémon anime, MEWTWO STRIKES BACK -- EVOLUTION (???????? EVOLUTION, Myuuts? no Gyakush? Evolution), the 3DCG remake of the first film in the Pokémon series. In 1998, POKÉMON: THE FIRST MOVIE - MEWTWO STRIKES BACK (?????????????????????, Gekij?-ban Pokettom Mnsut? Myuuts? no Gyakush?) was a record-breaking hit, becoming the top animated film at the Japanese box office for that year. It was soon released all over the world, expanding the international Pokémon craze that continues to this day. That legendary movie has now been recreated with full 3D computer animation. MEWTWO STRIKES BACK -- EVOLUTION opens in theaters across Japan on July 12th. STORY The Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo (Masachika Ichimura) was thrust into the world by the

    Source: Anime Expo press release Anime Expo is excited to announce an exclusive screening of the 22nd film in the Pokémon franchise, POKÉMON: MEWTWO STRIKES BACK—EVOLUTION (???????? EVOLUTION, Myuuts? no Gyakush? EVOLUTION), to be held at Anime Expo 2019! Joining the event for their first overseas convention appearances are directors Kunihiko Yuyama and Motonori Sakakibara. Additionally, voice actress/singer Rica Matsumoto (Ash) will participate in the event! They will also participate in autograph sessions (schedule TBA). Event Details Date: Thursday, July 4 Time: 3:30 PM – 5:45 PM Room: LACC / Main Events (Hall B) About Kunihiko Yuyama Kunihiko Yuyama is best known for his work on the Pokémon series, having directed 21 films so far, from POKÉMON: THE FIRST MOVIE to the upcoming POKÉMON: MEWTWO STRIKES BACK—EVOLUTION. His other works include MAGICAL PRINCESS MINKY MOMO and

    Product Info and Exclusive GIANT High-Res Photos, Direct from X-Plus! Author: Keith Aiken Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Shingo Fujimoto A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and more than 100 daikaiju-sized photos of their monster figures scheduled for release in July 2019.

    Movie Premieres Tomorrow on Syfy Source: Avery Guerra A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Asylum Entertainment has provided several photos from their new movie, MONSTER ISLAND, premiering Saturday, June 1st on the SyFy Channel. The film will be available on DVD and VOD release starting June 13th, with Subscription VOD following on September 13th.

    Author: Edward L. Holland Official Site: sufes1 Special Thanks to X-Plus Company Ltd., Star Ace Japan Company Ltd., Jeremy Soles and Summit Kaiju International On April 28, 2019, the 80th spring edition of Super Festival was held at the Tokyo Science Museum near the Imperial Palace area. Vendors, toy makers, shop owners, production company reps, artists, actors, personalities and the hottest lines of tokusatsu, anime and independent toys were represented in full effect during the extremely popular one-day event.

    Source: Avery Guerra, Matt Frank A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Asylum Entertainment`s Avery Guerra has revealed that their new movie, MONSTER ISLAND, will feature kaiju designs by Matt Frank. The comic artist -- known for his work on GODZILLA, TRANSFORMERS, MARS ATTACKS, ULTRAMAN and other titles -- created the look for the main kaiju baddie of the film. “I’m pretty darned excited about this," Frank told SciFi Japan. "Asylum, if nothing else, cranks out these monster flicks like crazy. And the concept they asked me to design was pretty unique as far as the kaiju genre goes. I found it to be a refreshing change of pace, and I look forward to seeing it realized on film!” In related news, Godzilla/kaiju film actor Robert Scott Field (GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH, ULTRAMAN NEOS, THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL, DEEP SEA MONSTER RAIGA VS. LAVA

    Source: Avery Guerra Official Site: A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Legendary, lovely and elegant Japanese actress Yukiko Kobayashi is the latest addition to the cast of the independent kaiju film THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL (????, Daibutsu Kokaiku). Kobayashi appeared in several Toho films in the late 1960s-early 1970s, and is known to kaiju/tokusastu fans for playing the female lead character Kyoko Manabe in DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (????? Kaij? S?shingeki, 1968), Yuko Nonomura in THE VAMPIRE DOLL (??????? ??????, Chi o Suu Ningyo, 1970), and Saki in SPACE AMOEBA/YOG: MONSTER FROM SPACE (???????????? ??! ??????, Gezora, Ganime, Kam?ba: Kessen! Nankai no Daikaij?, 1970). THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL marks a welcome return to the genre for Yukiko Kobayashi. She will be appearing in the movie alongside a bevy of familiar faces, including her DESTROY ALL MONSTERS co-star Akira Kubo (INVASION OF ASTRO MONSTER/MONSTER ZERO,

    Source: Avery Guerra Official Site: A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The independent kaiju film THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL (????, Daibutsu Kokaiku) continues to cast familiar actors from the golden age of the genre. The latest addition is Yoshiro Uchida, a former child actor who became world famous for the leading role of Toshio Sakurai in Daiei Studios’ original GAMERA (??????, Daikaij? Gamera, 1965). His character retained his Japanese name in GAMMERA THE INVINCIBLE, the 1966 Americanized version distributed theatrically by World Entertainment Corp., but was notoriously renamed "Kenny" in the English dubbed version released to home video and television by Sandy Frank in 1985. "Kenny" remains a label used to describe child actors in kaiju cinema to this day. While Uchida was not the first child actors given a prominent role in a giant monster movie, he did inspire a slew of

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Movie Site: (US), (Japan) Official Movie Twitter: #DetectivePikachuMovie A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho Co., Ltd. has provided press materials for the Japanese release of POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU (名探偵ピカチュウ, Meitantei Pikachū). They will open the film in Japan on Friday, May 3; one week ahead of the international release from Warner Bros. Pictures, and the Chinese launch from Legendary East.

    Source: Avery Guerra A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE SciFi Japan is pleased to present an exclusive first look at MONSTER ISLAND (a.k.a. MONSTER MASH), a new sci-fi film coming this summer from Asylum Entertainment. The movie was shot in South Africa, New Zealand, and Los Angeles and features multiple massive kaiju battling for supremacy. As the world tries to stop a giant kaiju bent on destruction, more and more monsters appear -- each one more terrible than the last -- leaving mankind defenseless until our heroes reach out to a specialist versed in monster lore. MONSTER ISLAND stars Adrian Bouchet (THE LAST KINGDOM, FINAL FANTASY), Natalie Robbie, Chris Fisher (BLACK SAILS, 6 HEADED SHARK ATTACK) and Donna Cormack-Thomson. The Monster Expert is played by Award-winning South African actor Margot Wood. The movie also features special guest stars Eric Roberts (STAR 80, THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE,

    Author: Bob Johnson Source: Tsuburaya Productions YouTube Channel Special Thanks to William Winckler, William Winckler Productions, Inc. In May of 2006, Tuburaya Productions Co., ltd. launched its own Tsuburaya Productions Channel on YouTube, featuring an eclectic collection of video clips, trailers, short episodes and specials focusing on their "New Generation" Ultraman series. These include ULTRAMAN GINGA, ULTRAMAN ORB, ULTRAMAN X, ULTRAMAN GEED and more. The channel is designed to appeal to English speaking audiences, as well as native Japanese fans. Certain fare is offered with English subtitles. A recent offering is their first English dubbed series, ULTRA FIGHT VICTORY (?????????????, Urutora Faito Bikutor?, 2015). ULTRA FIGHT VICTORY originally aired in 3 minute segments after the show NEW ULTRAMAN RETSUDEN (?????????, Shin Urutoraman Retsuden, 2013-16). It was compiled into one 40 minute film for home video release in Japan. In an agreement with William Winckler Productions, the

    Across entertainment and pop culture, Japanese monsters continue to feature heavily in conversations of western fans. In 2018, Capcom’s inch-perfect execution of Monster Hunter: World earned them critical acclaim and helped to grow their audience. Now, in 2019, there is a new wave of monsters earning the awe of the western audience. The King of the Monsters draws closer Hunters, beware! The Eater of Elders, Nergigante gets a new Arch-Tempered form spring 2019! — Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) December 10, 2018 In 2014, one of Japan’s most infamous monsters screeched back into the limelight in the movie GODZILLA. Easily one of the best monster movies ever made, GODZILLA rekindled people’s love of the kaiju theme. Now, in 2019, we finally get to see the sequel, with Godzilla being joined by many of his most feared enemies. In the first film, it

    12 Months of Exclusive Content Direct From Studios and Distributors! Author: Keith Aiken SciFi Japan is proud to remain the one and ONLY English language website devoted to Japanese fantasy films and TV that is officially press registered with all five major Japanese studios (Toho, Toei, Shochiku, Nikkatsu and Kadokawa), several Japanese production companies, plus their distributors and licensees. While other sites will run information and images taken from Japanese news sources and publications, SciFi Japan regularly posts content provided directly to us by the companies and people making and releasing Japanese movies, programs and merchandise. This allows us to present our readers with accurate, verified information rather than rumors and speculation, and also run larger and higher quality photos and artwork than can be found elsewhere. Thanks to all our writers, contributors, sources and readers for your support! Be sure to check

    Source: El Rey Network El Rey Network is taking over the holidays with the fifth annual “Kaiju Christmas” movie marathon, featuring 96 hours of classic Toho Godzilla films from the Sony Pictures vaults, Sony`s 1998 GODZILLA remake, and the Godzilla-inspired CLOVERFIELD from Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures. The invasion starts with 1992`s GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA on Saturday, December 22nd at 6:00 AM ET. To find El Rey Network in your area please check out the ElReyChannelfinder. El Rey Network’s "Kaiju Christmas" Marathon Film Lineup GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH (1991) Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country`s future economic reign. GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (1992) In the midst of another rampage by Godzilla, Mothra emerges to save the human race from Battra. GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II (1993) The United Nations assembles the ultimate weapon to defeat Godzilla, while scientists discover a preserved

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