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    THE MUST-HAVE SET BECOMES AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON APRIL 23 2024 Source: Shout! Studios press release Special Thanks to Lizbeth Galeno Photo courtesy of Shout! Factory. ©Ishimori Production Inc. and Toei Company, Ltd. Shout! Studios in collaboration with Toei Company Ltd. proudly presents a spectacular Kamen Rider collection, KAMEN RIDER GEATS: The Complete Series, as it becomes available for the first time in national home entertainment shelves on April 23, 2024. Fans of the much-loved superhero franchise can add to their tokusatsu collection by pre-ordering their 8-disc set on ShoutFactory.com. Customers purchasing this Blu-ray collection directly from the online store will receive an exclusive poster while supplies last. A newer entry in the Kamen Rider franchise, KAMEN RIDER GEATS completed airing in August 2023, making this release the shortest wait for all tokusatsu fans eager to take home

    Cleopatra Entertainment is bringing Toei Video's LION-GIRL to Blu-ray and DVD. Photo courtesy of Cleopatra Entertainment. © 2022 Toei Video Company Source: Cleopatra Entertainment, LLC press release Special Thanks to Tim Yasui and Jeff Michael Cleopatra Entertainment has set the North American and United Kingdom release date for LION-GIRL (唐獅子仮面, Karajishi Kamen, 2022), a new Japanese Superhero film written and directed by cult film master Kurando Mitsutake and based on characters created by Japanese manga legend Go Nagai. The film will be released on Digital Platforms and on special Home Entertainment Blu Ray and DVD formats on November 7th, 2023. Photo courtesy of Cleopatra Entertainment. © 2022 Toei Video Company To accommodate the official release date, Cleopatra has launched a brand-new Trailer and a new Poster that is unique for its English-speaking territories. The U.S. Theatrical premier at the Arena Cinelounge in

    Source: Toei Agency Co., Ltd. press releaseOfficial Site: https://garo-project.jp/garo_hagane/ (Japan) Official X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/garo_project Official TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/   After a four-year hiatus, GARO is back with a new series!Photo courtesy of Toei Agency. ©2024 Hagane wo Tsugumono by Keita Amemiya / TOHOKUSHINSHAThe GARO franchise returns with its first completely new work in four years! The series GARO: HAGANE WO TSUGUMONO (牙狼<GARO> ハガネを継ぐ者, Kiba Okami < GARO > Hagane wo Tsugumono) --  "GARO: The Inheritor of Steel” in English --  will be broadcast on TOKYO MX and BS Nippon TV starting in January 2024. The story of the Golden Knight Garo begins once again, with Ryuga Dogai (played by Wataru Kuriyama) as the main character, celebrating his 10th anniversary since his introduction in the series GARO: THE ONE WHO SHINES IN THE DARKNESS (〈-GARO-〉~闇を照らす者~, GARO: Yami o Terasu Mono, 2013). The ``Hagane'' in this title is a general term

    Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. TM & © 2023 SCG Power Rangers LLC and Hasbro Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. TM & © 2023 SCG Power Rangers LLC and Hasbro Source: Diamond Select Toys press release Special Thanks to Zach Oat A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s Morphin’ time! The latest Legends in 3D half-scale bust is none other than the Green Ranger, as he appeared on the classic MIGHTY MORPHIN’ POWER RANGERS television show. Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this highly detailed bust is limited to only 1000 pieces, and comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. SKU: 84803a UPC: 699788848036 Edition Size: 1000 SRP: $200.00 Fnd a store near you at www.comicshoplocator.com, or order online at diamondselecttoys.com.

    POWER RANGERS COSMIC FURY will premiere on Netflix this Friday, September 29th. Photo courtesy of Netflix. TM & © 2023 SCG Power Rangers LLC and Hasbro © 2023 Netflix, Inc. Source: NetflixOfficial Site: https://www.netflix.com/title/81586549 POWER RANGERS COSMIC FURY will premiere on Netflix on September 29th, 2023 at 12:00am PDT. The newest installment in the Power Rangers saga, POWER RANGERS: COSMIC FURY follows the team from POWER RANGERS: DINO FURY who embarks on a new journey into outer space. As they navigate their way through this new territory, they will uncover new Cosmic abilities and work together to fend off the return of the infamous villain Lord Zedd and save the universe.   (L-R) Chance Perez as Javi Garcia/Black Ranger, Jacqueline Joe as Fern/Orange Ranger, Hunter Deno as Amelia Jones/Red Ranger, Kai Moya as Ollie Akana/Blue Ranger, and Tessa Rao as Izzy Garcia/Green Ranger.

    Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong cover artwork by Christian Duce. Photo courtesy of DC. © & TM DC. All Rights Reserved. ©2023 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. TM&© TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM&© Legendary HEROES AND MONSTERS COLLIDE IN THE CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE YEAR! DC press release DC and Legendary Comics are celebrating the first day of San Diego Comic-Con 2023 with a colossal announcement: DC will collide with Legendary’s Monsterverse in Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong, the cataclysmic crossover event of the year you never expected! In partnership with Toho International, the 7-issue series, launching in October, is from acclaimed writer Brian Buccellato (The Flash, Injustice, Detective Comics), bestselling artist Christian Duce (Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point) and colorist Luis Guerrero! Photo courtesy of DC. © & TM DC. All Rights Reserved. ©2023 Legendary. All Rights Reserved.“As a comics fan—there’s nothing more fun and

    Photo courtesy of CROOZ Inc. ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©khara / Project Eva. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC. TOEI COMPANY, LTD. Source: CROOZ Inc. press releaseOfficial Website: https://shop-list.com/men/lp/column/sl_sjhu (Japan) Photo courtesy of CROOZ Inc. ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©khara / Project Eva. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC. TOEI COMPANY, LTD. The Japanese entertainment company CROOZ Inc. has announced the sale of "Shin Japan Heroes Universe" (シン・ジャパン・ヒーローズ・ユニバース, Shin Japan Hīrōzu Yunibāsu) exclusive T-shirts on their fashion shopping site "SHOPLIST.com by CROOZ". Pre-orders of the SJHU brand, a miraculous project that is a collaboration of the four movies SHIN GODZILLA (シン・ゴジラ, Shin Gojira, 2016), EVANGELION: 3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME (シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版𝄇, Shin Evangerion Gekijōban, 2021), SHIN ULTRAMAN (シン・ウルトラマン, Shin Urutoraman, 2022) and SHIN KAMEN RIDER (シン・仮面ライダー, Shin Kamen Raidā, 2023), will begin on Friday, July 7, 2023. The Shin Japan Heroes Universe project was launched in 2021 as a partnership

    Win 3 Power Rangers Minimates sets from Diamond Select Toys! Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. © 2023 SCG Power Rangers LLC and Hasbro Source: Diamond Select Toys Special Thanks to Zach Oat Diamond Select Toys is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a collection of three MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS Minimates sets. These 2-inch Minimates figures are designed by Barry Bradfield, feature 14 points of articulation, removable helmets and fully interchangeable parts and accessories!   Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. © 2023 SCG Power Rangers LLC and Hasbro MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS Minimates Series 1 Box Set (SRP: $29.99) ● Series 1 includes the Blue Ranger, Pink Ranger, Green Ranger and robot Alpha 5! All four come packaged on a full-color blister card.    Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. ©

    Photo courtesy of Bandai. ©TTITk Source: Bandai Namco press release Shin Japan Heroes Official Website:  https://sjhu.jp/ Photo courtesy of Bandai. ©TTITk Bandai Toys Division Co., Ltd. will release "S.J.H.U.PROJECT Shin Universe Robo"(S.J.H.U.PROJECT シン・ユニバースロボ,  S.J.H.U.PROJECT Shin Yunibāsu Robo), a rtransforming obot toy in which the characters Shin Godzilla, Evangelion Unit 01, Shin Ultraman, and Shin Kamen Rider combine into one. This is the latest announcement in the Shin Japan Heroes project, a dream collaboration between characters from the movies SHIN GODZILLA (シン・ゴジラ, Shin Gojira, 2016), EVANGELION: 3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME (シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版𝄇, Shin Evangerion Gekijōban, 2021), SHIN ULTRAMAN (シン・ウルトラマン, Shin Urutoraman, 2022) and SHIN KAMEN RIDER (シン・仮面ライダー, Shin Kamen Raidā, 2023) that were made under the supervision of writer/director Hideaki Anno.  This project  was launched in 2021 by Toho, Khara, Tsuburaya Productions, and Toei and presents four of Japan's leading "heroes" in various marketing and merchandising

    Photo courtesy of Japan Society. ©ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC. TOEI COMPANY, LTD. /2023 Shin Kamen Rider Film Partners Japan Society to Host Screening in Celebration of Upcoming Nationwide Theatrical Release from Fathom EventsSource: Japan Society press release Special Thanks to Allison Rodman   Photo courtesy of Japan Society. ©ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC. TOEI COMPANY, LTD. /2023 Shin Kamen Rider Film Partners   Japan Society (New York)  is ecstatic to announce the North American premiere of Hideaki Anno’s SHIN KAMEN RIDER on May 23, 2023. Japan Society is a 116-year-old nonprofit organization focused on growing the connections between the U.S. and Japan, and we are deeply honored to present the big screen evolution of one of Japan’s most iconic heroes in the biggest city in America. This premiere event is held in partnership with Fathom Events and Toei Co. Ltd., who will bring the film

    Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. TM & © 2023 SCG Power Rangers LLC and Hasbro Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. TM & © 2023 SCG Power Rangers LLC and Hasbro Source: Diamond Select Toys Special Thanks to Zach Oat Diamond Select Toys is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS Red Ranger Legends in 3-Dimensions Bust. This ½ scale, approximately 10-inch bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and sits atop a detailed pedestal base. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity.  The bust is designed by Joe Allard and sculpted by Salvador Gomes The retail price for this item is $175.00. OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION Prize: A. There is one (1) prize, consisting of one

    Fathom Events presents a nationwide screening of SHIN KAMEN RIDER on May 31st! Photo courtesy of Toei. ©ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC. TOEI COMPANY, LTD. /2023 Shin Kamen Rider Film Partners Source: Fathom EventsOfficial Site: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/Shin-Kamen-Rider Photo courtesy of Fathom Events. ©ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC. TOEI COMPANY, LTD. /2023 Shin Kamen Rider Film Partners   Takeshi Hongo awakens to discover he has been transformed into a grasshopper-hybrid cyborg. Becoming the Masked Rider, he must fight the mysterious evil organization SHOCKER to protect all of mankind... On May 31st, Fathom Events brings Hideaki Anno’s SHIN KAMEN RIDER (シン・仮面ライダー, Shin Kamen Raidā, 2023) to theaters across the U.S. for a special one-night event. The film is the latest entry in the "Shin Japan Heroes Universe" project, a promotional collaboration between Toho, Khara, Tsuburaya Productions, and Toei that features characters from this movie alongside those from SHIN GODZILLA

    Source: KADOKAWA Co. press release   Photo courtesy of KADOKAWA Co. © Yoshiki Takaya/KADOKAWA   KADOKAWA Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Takeshi Natsuno) has announced that it will release Yoshiki Takaya Art Book: The Bio-Boosted Armor Guyver Illustration Chronicle (高屋良樹画集 強殖装甲ガイバー イラストレーション クロニクル, Takaya Yoshiki Gashū-kyō Kyōshoku Sōkō Gaibā Ilasutorēshon Kuronikuru) on July 26th. This is the first art book of manga artist Yoshiki Takaya's masterpiece, Bio-Booster Armor Guyver and covers not only the series, but also illustrations created for products such as figure packaging. The author has carefully selected color illustrations going back to the manga's 1985 debut in Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Captain (月刊少年キャプテン, Gekkan Shōnen Kyaputen) and all the way up to the present. Each illustration comes with a comment from Mr. Takaya revealing behind-the-scenes stories and details. This is a book designed to make Guyver fans

    Photo courtesy of BANDAI NAMCO. ©Taiko no Tatsujin™ RHYTHM FESTIVAL & ©Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©khara / Project Eva. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC. TOEI COMPANY, LTD. Source: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. press releaseOfficial Website: https://dondafulfestival-20th.taiko-ch.net/ (Japan), https://www.bandainamcoent.com/games/taiko-no-tatsujin-rhythm-festival (US) BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. has announced the "Shin Japan Heroes Universe Pack" (シン・ジャパン・ヒーローズ・ユニバース パック,  Shin Japan Hīrōzu Yunibāsu Pakku) is now available for purchase for their game TAIKO NO TATSUJIN: RHYTHM FESTIVAL  (太鼓の達人 ドンダフルフェスティバル,  Taiko no Tatsujin Dondafuru Fesutibaru). Photo courtesy of BANDAI NAMCO. ©Taiko no Tatsujin™ RHYTHM FESTIVAL & ©Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. TAIKO NO TATSUJIN: RHYTHM FESTIVAL is the latest entry in the "Taiko no Tatsujin" (Taiko Drum Master) series for Nintendo Switch.  The player joins the main character, DON-chan, and their guide, Kumo-kyun, on a journey to become a Taiko master in Omiko City. The game includes 76 songs, more

    Source: Diamond Select Toys press release Special Thanks to Zach Oat Wednesday is New Toy Day at a comic shops and toy stores nationwide, and the latest Diamond Select Toys lineup includes Minimates and action figures from Power Rangers and Pacific Rim. Find a store near you at comicshoplocator.com, or order online at diamondselecttoys.com!   Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. TM & © 2023 SCG Power Rangers LLC and Hasbro Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Minimates Series 2 Box Set A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s Morphin’ Time again! Series 2 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Minimates completes the team, with the Red Ranger, Black Ranger, Yellow Ranger and White Ranger! Each Minimate features 14 points of articulation, interchangeable parts, removable helmets and multiple heads to depict different cast members! Plus an array of weapons! All four come packaged in a full-color window

    Photo courtesy of Toei. ⓒ2023 Geats・King-Ohger Movie Production Committee ⓒIshimori Pro・TV Asahi・ADK EM・Toei ⓒ2023 TV Asahi・Toei AG・Toei Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: https://geats-ohger-23movie.com/ (Japan) Toei Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with promotional artwork for their upcoming theatrical release, KAMEN RIDER GEATS THE MOVIE/OHSAMA SENTAI KING-OHGER THE MOVIE (映画『仮面ライダーギーツ』映画『王様戦隊キングオージャー』, Eiga Kamen Raidā Gītsu/Eiga Ō-Sama Sentai Kingu-Ōjā).  The latest Super Sentai/Kamen Rider double feature opens in Japan on July 28. Logos courtesy of Toei. ⓒ2023 “Geats・King-Ohger” Movie Production Committee ⓒIshimori Pro・TV Asahi・ADK EM・Toei ⓒ2023 TV Asahi・Toei AG・Toei About Toei Company, Ltd. Toei Company Ltd., since its foundation in 1951, is one of the three major studios in Japan. The company focuses on providing high quality, comprehensive entertainment through the production and theatrical distribution of feature films, anime, and TV dramas as well as a diverse range of businesses including planning and hosting

    Photo courtesy of Netflix. TM & © 2023 SCG Power Rangers LLC and Hasbro Source: NetflixOfficial Site: https://www.netflix.com/title/81586552 The anniversary movie MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: ONCE & ALWAYS will premiere on Netflix on April 19th, 2023 at 12:00am PDT. Synopsis Thirty years after the wise and powerful Zordon formed the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the team comes face to face with a familiar threat from the past. In the midst of a global crisis, they are called on once again to be the heroes the world needs. This 30th Anniversary Special is inspired by the legendary mantra from the franchise “Once a Ranger, Always a Ranger,” meaning once you become part of the Ranger family, you are always welcome back.   David Yost as Blue Ranger Billy CranstonPhoto courtesy of Netflix. TM & © 2023 SCG Power Rangers LLC and Hasbro

    Photo courtesy of Shout! Factory. © Delightful Love Letter to Japanese Pop Culture  Debuts Everywhere on Digital and  On Demand October 11, 2022 Source: Shout! Factory press release Special Thanks to Eric McEver, Jeff Hammer, Bob Eggleton and Sarah J. De Bruin IKÉ BOYS key art by award-winning artist, Bob Eggleton. Photo courtesy of Shout! Factory. ©   A charmingly offbeat fantasy adventure that mixes live action, original animation, and tokusatsu special effects, the new feature film IKÉ BOYS will debut on Digital and On Demand on all major platforms October 11, 2022 from Shout! Studios. Heart-warming yet comedic, IKÉ BOYS is a coming-of-age story of adventure and friendship set amongst high school friends in late ’90s Oklahoma who escape the dull reality of daily life via a shared obsession with all things Japanese. A love letter to kaiju, anime

    Available For The First Time In North America,  Highly Anticipated 7-disc Dvd Collection To Be Made Available Directly To Fans On September 6, 2022 From Shout! Factory Source: Shout! Factory press release Special Thanks to Tom Chen Photo courtesy of Shout! Factory. ©Ishimori Production Inc. and Toei Company, Ltd. ©Toei Company, Ltd. The Super Sentai franchise, spanning 46 different series and concepts, had been going strong in Japan for many years.  Shout! Factory, in collaboration with eOne, is proud to present a special Super Sentai collection, CHIKYUU SENTAI FIVEMAN: THE COMPLETE SERIES, available directly to fans beginning September 6. This highly collectible 7-DVD collection contains all thrilling 48 episodes presented in Japanese with English subtitles. A must-have for enthusiasts and collectors to complete their pop culture library, SUPER SENTAI: CHIKYUU SENTAI FIVEMAN: THE COMPLETE SERIES is available for pre-order now from

    Available for the First Time in North America,  Bring Home This Highly Anticipated 7-Disc Blu-ray Collection Source: Shout! Factory press release Special Thanks to Tom Chen Photo courtesy of Shout! Factory. ©Ishimori Production Inc. and Toei Company, Ltd. In continued celebration of the landmark series’ 50th anniversary, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Toei Company Ltd., is proud to present a special Kamen Rider collection, KAMEN RIDER KUUGA: THE COMPLETE SERIES on national home entertainment shelves in September 20, 2022. Available for the first time in North America, this long-awaited 7-Disc Blu-ray set contains all 49 action-packed episodes from the original Japanese master and features separate subtitle tracks (Japanese only subtitle track and Japanese + Grongi language translation). KAMEN RIDER KUUGA: THE COMPLETE SERIES is a must-have for loyal fans and pop-culture collectors. Pre-order is available now at ShoutFactory.com. Fans who order KAMEN

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