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    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

    Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: http://movie-rider50-ranger45.com (Japan) Special Thanks to Alicia Ashby A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE  Toei Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and promotional art for their new movie, KAMEN RIDER SABER + ZENKAIGER SUPERHERO SENKI (セイバー+ゼンカイジャー スーパーヒーロー戦記, Seibā + Zenkaijā Sūpāhīrō Senki). Description To this very day, as the era changes from Showa to Heisei to Reiwa, the much-admired Kamen Rider series and Super Sentai series continue to inspire dreams, courage, hope, and the spirit of justice. In 2021, these two great heroic lineages, treasured by young and old alike, will celebrate twin anniversaries: 50 years of Kamen Rider and 45 years of Super Sentai. This celebration is the film KAMEN RIDER SABER + ZENKAIGER SUPERHERO SENKI, which will bring together Kamen Rider and Super Sentai to

      Official Site: https://yousayouji2021.pal-ep.com/ (Japan) Special Thanks to Avery Guerra The makers of PLANET PRINCE 2021 (遊星王子2021, Yūsei Oji 2021) have launched the official website for the film and released the first poster and trailer. PLANET PRINCE 2021 is a reboot of the tokusatsu classic PLANET PRINCE (known in America as PRINCE OF SPACE). The film is director by Minoru Kawasaki, the filmmaker behind special effects comedies such as EVERYTHING SINKS EXCEPT JAPAN, EARTH DEFENSE WIDOW and MONSTER SEAFOOD WARS. © 2021 Planet Prince 2021 Production Committee        

    Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: sailormoon-movie.jp (Japan) Official Twitter: @sailor_movie A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE A girl transforms brilliantly! “Love and battle story” Toei has provided information and large, high-res images from PRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON ETERNAL THE MOVIE Part 2 (劇場版「美少女戦士セーラームーンEternal」《後編》, Gekijō-ban Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn Eternal "Kohen"), based on Naoko Takeuchi`s internationally popular girls`manga series, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. It is the second film in the two-part adaptation of Dead Moon, the manga`s fourth arc. The production staff includes manga creator Takeuchi Naoko as chief supervisor, as well as 1990s TV anime character designer and animation director Kazuko Tadano. Co-produced by Toei Animation and Studio DEEN (FATE/STAY NIGHT [UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS]), PRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON ETERNAL THE MOVIE Part 2 will open in Japanese cinemas on February 11, 2021. Story A battle rages against Dead Moon, which spreads

    Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: sailormoon-movie.jp (Japan) Official Twitter: @sailor_movie Originally scheduled for September 11, 2020, the Toei anime feature film PRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON ETERNAL THE MOVIE Part 1 (劇場版「美少女戦士セーラームーンEternal」《前編》, Gekijō-ban Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn Eternal “Zenpen”) will now open in Japanese cinemas on January 8, 2021. The theatrical release was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Toei has announced Part 2 will be released on February 11, 2021. Inspired by the Dead Moon story arc from the manga, the movie is a “Fighting Love Story” depicting Chibiusa Tsukino’s faint first love and the growth of the Sailor Guardians. The original author, Naoko Takeuchi, is in charge of supervision on the project, and the director is Chiaki Kon (SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL, BACK STREET GIRLS). The character designs were created by Kazuko Tadano, who was in charge of the designs and animation direction of the

    Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Translation: Benjamin Chaffins Official Site: sailormoon-movie.jp (Japan) Official Twitter: @sailor_movie A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE "A heart that never gives up" "Strength to believe and protect your friends" And ... "Palpitations of love" A dream that I have forgotten since I had a lot of dreams. The Sailor Moons will tell you again. In 2020, guided by the moonlight, we will meet with you again... Toei has provided information and large, high-res images from PRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON ETERNAL THE MOVIE Part 1 (????????????????Eternal?????, Gekij?-ban Bish?jo Senshi S?r? M?n Eternal "Zenpen"), the first anime feature film in 25 years based on Naoko Takeuchi`s internationally popular manga series, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. Co-produced by Toei Animation and Studio DEEN (FATE/STAY NIGHT [UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS]), PRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON ETERNAL THE MOVIE Part 1 is scheduled to open in Japanese cinemas

    Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: spring.precure-movie.com (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toei has provided information and high-res images from PRETTY CURE MIRACLE LEAP THE MOVIE (?????????????? ?????????1?, Eiga Purikyua Mirakuru R?pu: Min`na to no Fushigi na Ichinichi), the 28th theatrical film in the PRETTY CURE series. [the 13th crossover film in the series. Featuring the Cures from Hug! Precure, Star Twinkle Precure and Healin` Good PreCure, it was originally planned to premiere on March 20, 2020, but has been delayed due to precautions surrounding the COVID-19 Coronavirus.] Story [The 13 Pretty Cure must escape from a stange day!? I`m Hanadera Nodoka! Today will be a fun Saturday? After Chiyu and Hinata finish with their homework, we`ll go flower-viewing! Well we would have...if we didn`t run into trouble. Suddenly, a troubled spirit known as Miraclun appeared with Refrain chasing after her. I want

    The #1 Hero Anime Is Back Source: Funimation Films Official Movie Site: heroaca-movie.com (Japan), funimationfilms.com/myheroacademia (US) Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Sony Pictures Television`s Funimation will release the new Toho Co Ltd. feature film MY HERO ACADEMIA: HEROES RISING (??????????? THE MOVIE????????????, Boku no H?r? Akademia THE MOVI H?r?zu: Raijingu, 2019) as a limited theatrical engagement in both Japanese (English subtitles) and English dub. MY HERO ACADEMIA: TWO HEROES (??????????? THE MOVIE ???????, Boku no H?r? Akademia THE MOVIE ??-ri no H?r??, 2018), the first ever film from the franchise, was a huge hit with U.S. and Canadian audiences and screened in 556 U.S. and Canadian theaters during its release, which included a two-week extended run to meet overwhelming ticket demand from fans. When MY HERO ACADEMIA: TWO HEROES finally closed, it grossed an astounding $5,768,366 at

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: heroaca-movie.com (Japan), funimation.com/myheroacademia (US) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho Co., Ltd. has provided high-res images from MY HERO ACADEMIA: HEROES RISING (??????????? THE MOVIE????????????, Boku no H?r? Akademia THE MOVI H?r?zu: Raijingu, 2019), the second film from the hit superhero franchise MY HERO ACADEMIA. The movie opens in Japanese theaters on December 20. Funimation Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to this movie and will release it in North American cinemas in early 2020. STORY The number one hero anime is back in theaters for a battle beyond anything fans have ever seen! Class 1-A visits Nabu Island where they finally get to do some real hero work. The place is so peaceful that it`s more like a vacation … until they`re attacked by a villain with an unfathomable Quirk! His power is eerily familiar,

    Source: Funimation Films press release Official Movie Site: heroaca-movie.com (Japan), funimationfilms.com/myheroacademia (US) Special Thanks to Scott Barretto and Claudia Calderon On the heels of the record-breaking launch of MY HERO ACADEMIA Season 4, Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Sony Pictures Television`s Funimation, announced today its acquisition of the new feature film MY HERO ACADEMIA: HEROES RISING (??????????? THE MOVIE????????????, Boku no H?r? Akademia THE MOVI H?r?zu: Raijingu, 2019) from Toho Co Ltd. Funimation will release MY HERO ACADEMIA: HEROES RISING, the second film from the hit My Hero Academia franchise, as a limited theatrical engagement in both Japanese (English subtitles) and English dub. The movie will open in early 2020 in more than 1,000 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. Last year`s release of MY HERO ACADEMIA: TWO HEROES (??????????? THE MOVIE ???????, Boku no H?r? Akademia THE MOVIE ??-ri no H?r??, 2018), the first

    End Credit Song For Global Hit Anime Series MY HERO ACADEMIA Source: Funimation press release Official Site: sayuri-official.com (Japan) Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Milan Records, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, announces the release of ABOUT A VOYAGE (WORLD EDITION) with music by Japanese singer-songwriter “Sanketsu-girl” Sayuri. Available everywhere Friday, November 29, the four-track EP features Sayuri’s ending theme song to the award-winning, fan favorite anime series MY HERO ACADEMIA entitled “About a Voyage,” as well as three original tracks showcasing the breadth of Sayuri’s talent as a rising star in the J-pop world. Sayuri most recently released the music video for “About a Voyage” featuring anime-style visuals inspired by the series. Of the release, SAYURI says, “To me, MY HERO ACADEMIA is like a lucky charm that turns my inner, little thoughts to a solid power. I wrote ‘About a Voyage’ out of my

    Source: Funimation press release Official Site: heroaca.com (Japan), funimation.com/myheroclass (US) Special Thanks to Scott Barretto FYE has collaborated with anime giant Funimation to create a brand-new collection of MY HERO ACADEMIA-themed exclusive products, arriving at FYE now. First, for the ultimate fan, FYE and Funimation partnered with Japan Crate to create an exclusive triple-collaboration MY HERO ACADEMIA Crate! Available only at FYE, these crates feature a delicious assortment of MMY HERO ACADEMIA-themed sweets & snacks from Japan. All crates include a free trial subscription to the FunimationNow anime streaming service. Next up is the exclusive Plus Ultra Cereal. Each box is packed with a tasty Ultra Berry Blast cereal that will help you become a hero in your everyday life. And if that isn’t enough to wake up to, there’s the exclusive Bakugo`s Explosion Chocolate Bar. Each milk chocolate bar is loaded with explosive popping candy in

    Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: precure-movie.com (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toei has provided information and high-res images from STAR TWINKLE PRETTY CURE THE MOVIE (????????????????? ???????????, Eiga Sut??Touinkuru Purikyua Hoshin?ta ni Omoi o Komete), the 27th theatrical film in the PRETTY CURE series. It is the first solo film for the STAR TWINKLE PRETTY CURE (???????????????, Sut? Touinkuru Purikyua) television anime series which began airing in February of 2019. At the helm is Yuta Tanaka of WITCHY PRETTY CURE! THE MOVIE: WONDROUS! CURE MOFURUN! (???????????????????????????, Eiga Mah? Tsukai Purikyua! Kiseki no Henshin! Kyua Mofurun!, 2016). Story One day a strange creature, Uma, comes to see the Pretty Cures. Hikaru Hoshina and the other girls run themselves ragged trying to communicate with Uma until they discover they can reach her through songs. However, they are caught by surprise when

    Source: Funimation press release Official Site: heroaca.com (Japan), funimation.com/myheroclass (US) Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Anime’s favorite super heroes in training are back at U.A. High School for another thrilling season of MY HERO ACADEMIA (???????????, Boku no H?r? Akademia). Funimation, the global leader in sub and dub anime content and subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, announced today that Season 4 of MY HERO ACADEMIA will premiere on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Subtitled simulcast episodes will stream day and date with the Japanese broadcast on both FunimationNow, in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland and Australia, and Hulu. FunimationNow will also stream SimulDub episodes of the top-rated anime series. In preparation for MY HERO ACADEMIA Season 4, fans can binge watch sub and dub episodes of the three previous seasons now on both FunimationNow and Hulu or on home video. MY HERO ACADEMIA Season 3 Part 2

    Kaiju, Saiyans and Time Travel -- Oh My Source: Funimation Films press release Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Summer is starting early on FunimationNow. Starting June 10, 2019, paid subscribers can now enjoy SHIN GODZILLA, DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS, DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ and YOUR NAME. on FunimationNow for the first-time-ever. All four of these blockbuster films are exclusive to Funimation’s streaming service in the U.S./Canada and will be available for streaming for a limited time only -- for the next 60 days ending on August 9, 2019. SHIN GODZILLA When a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not

    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.

    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

    Catch Season 2 On Hulu The Same Day As The Japanese TV Broadcast Premiere Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: onepunchman-anime.net (Japan) Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media proudly announces the premiere of Season 2 of the hit anime series ONE-PUNCH MAN (??????, Wanpanman) on April 9th, the same day as the Japanese broadcast. ONE-PUNCH MAN will be presented in Japanese audio with English subtitles with new episodes every week on Hulu, the streaming home for Season 2 in the U.S. Catch the official trailer for ONE-PUNCH MAN Season 2. Based on the best-selling manga series created by ONE and illustrated by Yusuke Murata (published by VIZ Media), after three years of “special training,” Saitama`s become so strong that he’s practically invincible. In fact, he’s too strong -- even his mightiest opponents are taken out with a single punch. Alongside

    Leading Collectibles Distributor Heads To The Toy Industry’s Largest Annual Event With Hot New Products For Popular Properties Including Godzilla, Transformers, Mortal Kombat, Power Rangers And Mobile Suit Gundam Source: Bluefin Corp., MediaLab press release Special Thanks to Erik Jansen Bluefin, a Bandai Namco group company and the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, has detailed its exhibit showcase for Toy Fair 2019. Bluefin heads to the toy industry’s largest annual North American trade show with a colorful array of soon-to-be released collectibles and products from leading brands such as Tamashii Nations, Bandai Shokugan, Storm Collectibles and Flame Toys. Attendees are invited to catch first-look opportunities for the latest additions to popular product lines from these companies including Godzilla, Transformers, Mortal Kombat, Mobile Suit Gundam and Power Rangers. Bluefin will be located at Booth #5335. Toy Fair 2019 takes

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