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Shout! Factory Presents Power Morphicon Live on Aug. 23rd

20 August, 2014 - 21:53
Logo courtesy of Shout! Factory. © Power Rangers LLC.
Live Streaming Event from Power Morphicon 2014, Saturday, August 23rd from 11am– 5pm PT Source: Shout! Factory press release Special Thanks to Sarah J. De Bruin It’s Morphin Time! Shout! Factory presents Power Morphicon LIVE, a live streaming digital event from the 4th bi-annual Power Morphicon fan-run convention. Hosted by Andre Meadows of Black Nerd Comedy, Power Morphicon LIVE will offer fans of the iconic series an insider’s view of the event, feature live streaming panels, interviews from the floor, bonus features from Shout! Factory Power Rangers DVDs, a Power Rangers trivia contest and other highlights from Power Morphicon 2014. Viewers can tune in to this special marathon event on Saturday, August 23rd, from 11 a.m. PT to 5 p.m. PT, exclusively on PowerMorphiconLive.com. Continued...
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IDW Solicits Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #18 and Godzilla: Cataclysm #4 for November 2014

20 August, 2014 - 12:14
Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #18 and Godzilla: Cataclysm #4 will be released this November. Images courtesy of IDW Publishing. © 2014 Toho Co., Ltd.
Source: IDW Publishing Special Thanks to Kahlil Schweitzer and Rosalind Morehead IDW Publishing has announced solicitations for Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #18 plus the fourth issue of the five part mini-series Godzilla: Cataclysm. Both titles are coming to comic book shops and retailers in November 2014. Continued...
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CAT’S EYE Season 2 Available November 4, 2014

20 August, 2014 - 07:06
Nozomi Entertainment Announces the Litebox-style DVD Release Source: Right Stuf, Inc. press release Official Site: catseye.rightstuf.com Special Thanks to Jessica Heemsbergen
Cover art for the CAT’S EYE Season 2 DVD. Image courtesy of Right Stuf. © Tsukasa Hojo/NSP • TMS 1983 All Rights Reserved. Under License to Right Stuf, Inc. Produced by TMS ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
Anime producer Nozomi Entertainment is pleased to announce that CAT’S EYE Season 2 will be available on November 4, 2014. This DVD set will feature the series' last 37 episodes with Japanese audio, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. On-disc extras will include the clean opening and closing, and remastered video. CAT’S EYE is based upon the best-selling manga by Tsukasa Hojo (City Hunter), which was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump anthology and later collected into 18 volumes. The series originally aired in Japan on Nippon TV from 1983-1985. In addition to the 1980s television release, it inspired a feature film, two live-action adaptations and a TV movie. Together, Hitomi, Rui and Ai are Cat's Eye, the greatest art thieves Japan has ever known. But they don't steal for money or fame -- they do it in the hopes of finding their father, a great painter who went missing after World War II. While they're off searching for him in Europe, a new female thief claiming to be Cat's Eye starts wreaking havoc in Tokyo! She steals anything she can get her hands on, and her brutal methods are putting the lives of the police at risk... It's time for the real Cat's Eye to head back to Japan and bring her reign of terror to an end! Continued...
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses QUEEN’S BLADE: BEAUTIFUL WARRIORS

20 August, 2014 - 02:59
Source: Sentai Filmworks press release Official Site: queensblade.tv (Japan) Special Thanks to Christian Lopez
© 2010 HobbyJAPAN/QUEEN'S BLADE PARTNERS
The ladies of the QUEEN’S BLADE mythos are back and ready to blaze their own paths toward eternal glory in Sentai Filmworks' latest acquisition, QUEEN’S BLADE: BEAUTIFUL WARRIORS (クイーンズブレイド ~美しき闘士たち~, Kuiinzu Bureido ~Utsukushiki Tooshi-tachi~, 2011-2011). This 6 part OVA action series is directed by Kinji Yoshimoto (QUEEN’S BLADE: THE EXILED VIRGIN, UNBREAKABLE MACHINE-DOLL) with music production by Atsushi Yamamori (UFO ULTRAMAIDEN VALKYRIE, DRAGONAR ACADEMY), art direction by Junichi Higashi (SAIKANO, SAMURAI GIRLS) and animation production by ARMS (MAOYU, MEZZO). The tournament may be over, but the paths of your favorite characters of the Queen's Blade competition continue on in preparation for a new age! Continued...
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Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #18 Chosen for Artist’s Edition Month

19 August, 2014 - 13:09
New Books Celebrate the Award-Winning Line Source: IDW Publishing Special Thanks to Kahlil Schweitzer and Dirk Wood
Exclusive first look at Jeff Zornow's cover for Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #18 Artist’s Edition. Image courtesy of IDW Publishing. © 2014 Toho Co., Ltd.
2014 has been a monumental year for IDW’s Artist’s Editions, with releases from a staggering amount of iconic creators that range from Jack Kirby to Charles Schulz as well as an Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection for Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition. The first-hand look at original art is always something to behold, and this November, IDW will bring this unique experience to current ongoing titles during the second-annual Artist’s Edition Month! Gracing the cover of 12 titles this November, artists will one again provide homage covers to the traditional drawing board style that is displayed throughout IDW’s award-winning Artist’s Edition series. With paste-ups, blue-lines, whiteout, and notes, these special covers harken back to a different era of comic book creation. Continued...
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SPACE PIRATE MITO Delayed to November 4, 2014

19 August, 2014 - 09:11
Source: Right Stuf, Inc. press release Official Site: mito.rightstuf.com Special Thanks to Jessica Heemsbergen
Cover art for SPACE PIRATE MITO Complete Collection. Image courtesy of Right Stuf. Season 1: © MITO Project /BANDAI VISUAL/AYERS. Season 2: © MITO Project/MITO Committee
Anime producer Lucky Penny Entertainment has rescheduled the DVD release of SPACE PIRATE MITO Complete Collection to November 4, 2014. This 26-episode television adaptation contains both the first season, SPACE PIRATE MITO (宇宙海賊ミトの大冒険, Uchuu Kaizoku Mito no Daibooken), and the second, SPACE PIRATE MITO: A PAIR OF QUEENS (宇宙海賊ミトの大冒険 2人の女王様, Mito no Daibooken: Futari no Joo-sama). SPACE PIRATE MITO originally aired in Japan on TV Tokyo. The first season aired from January to March 1999 and the second season ran from July to October 1999. This new collection features animation by Triangle Staff (MACROSS PLUS, SERIAL EXPERIMENTS LAIN), as well as direction by Takashi Watanabe (BOOGIEPOP PHANTOM, LOST UNIVERSE). The DVD set will feature the complete anime series, in a single DVD keepcase, with Japanese audio, English audio (Season 1 Only) and English subtitles. On-disc extras will include clean openings and closings, remastered video, updated translations, TV commercials, promotional videos and a special bonus episode. Continued...
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses THE AMBITION OF ODA NOBUNA

19 August, 2014 - 03:51
Source: Sentai Filmworks press release Official Site: odanobuna.com (Japan) Special Thanks to Christian Lopez
© 2012 Mikage Kasuga • SOFTBANK Creative Corp./ NOBUNA Production Committee
In an alternate past where the armies of Japan are led by female warlords, one woman’s dreams will shape a nation in Sentai Filmworks' latest acquisition, THE AMBITION OF ODA NOBUNA (織田信奈の野望, Oda Nobuna no Yaboo, 2012). This historical action comedy series is directed by Yuuji Kumazawa (SUNDY WITHOUT GOD, THE IRREGULAR AT MAGIC HIGH SCHOOL [Assosicate Director]) with series composition by Masashi Suzuki (KANOKON: THE GIRL WHO CRIED FOX, KOE DE OSHIGOTO!), music by Yasuharu Takanashi (FAIRY TAIL, SMILE PRECURE!) and animation production by Studio GOKUMI (A-CHANNEL, KOE DE OSHIGOTO!) x MADHOUSE (DEATH NOTE, HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD). Thrust into the past, the young and ambitious Sagara Yoshiharu longs to fulfill an old man’s last wish. Yoshiharu is a curious high schooler who suddenly finds himself making an important promise to a wise elder, Kinoshita Tokichiro, who has just been hit by a stray bullet. Before Tokichiro dies on the battlefield, he describes the glorious world of his dreams to Yoshiharu. His fantasy was to be surrounded by women and living in a giant castle. Continued...
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Limited Time Left to Pre-Order Exclusive X-Plus Godzilla Vinyl Figures

18 August, 2014 - 13:13
Time is running out to pre-order the X-Plus 1955 Toho 12” Series Godzilla and Anguirus Vinyl Figures. Photos courtesy of Diamond Comic Distributors. GODZILLA, Anguirus and the character designs are trademarks of Toho Co., Ltd. © 1955, 2014 Toho Co., Ltd.
Only 3 More Days to Pre-Order the August PREVIEWS Exclusive Godzilla Collectibles from Comic Shops! Source: Diamond Comic Distributors press release Special Thanks to Deborah Moreland The year 1955 brought about the return of Godzilla and introduced his foe Anguirus, both now captured in time as exclusive Toho Godzilla and Anguirus Vinyl Figures from Bandai, PLEX, and X-Plus Co, Ltd. Each detailed 12” figure is perfect for Godzilla enthusiasts, who can pre-order the figures from the August PREVIEWS catalog, scheduled to release exclusively in comic book specialty shops late in November 2014. Continued...
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VIZ Media and Eleven Arts Add Canada Theatrical Screenings for ROAD TO NINJA – NARUTO THE MOVIE

18 August, 2014 - 08:23
© 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO / 2007 SHIPPUDEN ©NMP 2012
Feature Film to Screen in More Than 35 Canadian Cities Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Movie Site: naruto-movie.com (Japan), elevenarts.net/naruto-roadtoninja (US) Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media, LLC, the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, in partnership with Los Angeles-based film distribution company ELEVEN ARTS, will hold special Canadian theatrical screenings of ROAD TO NINJA – NARUTO THE MOVIE (劇場版 NARUTO -ナルト- ロード・トゥ・ニンジャ, Gekijooban Naruto: Roodo tu Ninja, 2012) on Sunday September 7th and Thursday September 11th. These are in addition to the U.S. theatrical screenings starting August 29, 2014. The film will be shown with English dubbing. Continued...
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EDGE OF TOMORROW Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD

17 August, 2014 - 21:06
Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' sci-fi thriller EDGE OF TOMORROW is coming to Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in October. Photos courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. © 2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Available October 7th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Source: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Official Site: edgeoftomorrowmovie.com Special Thanks to Tina Theriot Live, Die, Repeat when EDGE OF TOMORROW arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on October 7 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Doug Liman (THE BOURNE IDENTITY, MR. & MRS. SMITH), EDGE OF TOMORROW stars Oscar nominee Tom Cruise (BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, JERRY MAGUIRE, MAGNOLIA) and Emily Blunt (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU). Continued...
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PRINCESS MONONOKE Blu-ray Combo Pack Coming November 18th

17 August, 2014 - 08:55
New HD Digital Master of Hayao Miyazaki’s Masterpiece Source: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Inc. press release
PRINCESS MONONOKE Blu-ray Combo Pack cover art. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. © 2013 Nibariki • GNDHDDTK © 2014 Disney.
Witness the majesty of the celebrated animator Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpiece, PRINCESS MONONOKE (もののけ姫, Mononoke Hime, 1997), for the first time ever on Blu-ray High Definition. This exquisitely animated, critically acclaimed adventure from one of the most illustrious filmmakers of all time is now even more spectacular with dazzling HD picture and sound! Inflicted with a deadly curse, a young warrior named Ashitaka sets out to the forests of the west in search of the cure that will save his life. Once there, he becomes inextricably entangled in a bitter battle that matches Lady Eboshi and a proud clan of humans against the forest’s animal gods... who are led by the brave Princess Mononoke, a young woman raised by wolves. This monumental struggle between man and nature will have you transfixed as stunning artistry blends with epic storytelling to create a uniquely entertaining motion picture. Experience it like never before on Disney Blu-ray! Continued...
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses REIDEEN

17 August, 2014 - 04:34
Source: Sentai Filmworks press release Official Site: reideen.jp (Japan) Special Thanks to Christian Lopez
© 2007 Thohokushinsha Film Corporation · Production I.G
An ancient artifact holds the key to victory for the human race as an alien terror rains down from beyond the skies in Sentai Filmworks' latest acquisition, REIDEEN (ライディーン, Raidiin, 2007). This mecha sci-fi action series is directed by Mitsuru Hongo (OUTLAW STAR, PILOT CANDIDATE) with animation direction by Takuya Saito (SAKURA WARS: THE MOVIE, BUNNY DROP), prop design by Shinji Suetomi (NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: THE END OF EVANGELION, ROBOTICS;NOTES) and animation production by Production I.G. (HAIKYU!!, ANOTHER). Junki Saiga is a mathematically gifted but otherwise typical high school student, until his family hears that the remains of his archaeologist fathee -- who had disappeared during an exploration years ago -- were discovered, along with artifacts and notes near Japan’s pyramid. Soon afterwards, a meteor comes crashing from the sky carrying a foreign robotic life-form that immediately begins to cause havoc. This sequence of strange events simultaneously triggers a bracelet left from his father’s research to activate and merge with an ancient robot that had been hidden inside Japan’s pyramid... this is REIDEEN. To save the world Junki and REIDEEN must fight this alien threat! Continued...
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Godzilla Classic 1989 Vinyl Bust Bank Now in Stores from Diamond Select

16 August, 2014 - 16:10
Source: Diamond Select Toys press release Special Thanks to Zach Oat
Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. © 2014 Diamond Select Toys. GODZILLA and the character design are trademarks of Toho Co., Ltd. © 1989, 2014 Toho Co., Ltd.
Is he monster, or hero, or both? This 8-inch bank of the city-destroying and alien-fighting monster called Godzilla is based on his appearance in the classic 1989 movie GODZILLA VS BIOLLANTE (ゴジラ VS ビオランテ, Gojira Tai Biorante)! Cast in sturdy vinyl, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as an access door in the base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! Find your nearest comic shop at findcomicshop. Continued...
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SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO 2199 Partners with Japan Sankei

16 August, 2014 - 04:22
Space Battleship Yamato and Japan Sankei Tourist Association are collaborating on a series of 40th anniversary events. Image courtesy of Shochiku, licensed from Itsukushima Shrine for promotional purposes. © 2014 Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Production Committee
Source: Shochiku Co., Ltd. Official Site: yamato2199.net, nihonsankei.jp Translation: Tim Eldred, Cosmo DNA To commemorate the mutual 40th anniversary of SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO (宇宙戦艦ヤマト, Uchuu Senkan Yamato) and the Japan Sankei Tourist Association, a variety of "Japan Sankei X Space Battleship Yamato 2199" promotional events are planned from July 2014 to the spring of next year. Continued...
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SciFi JAPAN TV #23: Ultraman Festival 2014 /第23話「ウルトラマンフェスティバル2014」

14 August, 2014 - 19:00
Source: ACTV Japan A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE This week SciFi JAPAN TV visits Ultraman Festival 2014! The 24th event since it began in 1989, Ultraman Festival is a live stage show featuring the Ultraman heroes and their monster enemies. It is held in Sunshine City in Tokyo's Ikebukuro every summer. Continued...
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Diamond Offers New Godzilla Sofubi Figures

13 August, 2014 - 20:45
MEDICOM Toy’s Godzilla Vinyl Wars Godzilla 1964 Sofubi Marmit, Hedorah Giant Sofubi and Godzilla No Gyakushu Sofubi figures. Photos courtesy of Diamond Comic Distributors. GODZILLA and the character designs are trademarks of Toho Co., Ltd. © 1964, 1971, 1955, 2014 Toho Co., Ltd.
You Can Never Have Too Much Godzilla Source: Diamond Comic Distributors press release Special Thanks to Deborah Moreland and Jason Blanchard MEDICOM Toy Company re-introduces the King of the Monsters with three new Godzilla Sofubi (soft vinyl) figures offered to Western Collectors for the first time in the August edition of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. These one-of-a-kind figures are scheduled to release only in comic book specialty shops in late January 2015. Continued...
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GODZILLA (2014) Licensed Product Guide — Update

13 August, 2014 - 13:40
© 2013 LEGENDARY PICTURES PRODUCTIONS LLC & WARNER BROS ENTERTAINMENT INC. GODZILLA TM & © Toho Co., Ltd.
Source: Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Edelman, JAKKS Pacific, NECA, Insight Editions, Running Press, Rogue Play, Hallmark, Trends International, Red Robin, Silver Buffalo, Bakery Crafts, Rubie’s Costume Company, Zazzle Official Movie Site: Godzillamovie.com Special Thanks to Laura Reeve, Summer Mullins, Victoria Venturi, Kristi Ernsting, Michelle Kesler, Nate Adams, Natalie Nicolson, Seta Zink, Gabriel Vicuna, Ellen A. Portantino, Stacey Matzkin, Bridget Busemeyer, Gabriel Vicuna, Ellen A. Portantino, Wes Shadrix, Diana Adair SciFi Japan has updated and expanded our guide to tie-in merchandise and promotions for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA. A number of items were produced for the film's July release in Japan, so check out our guide for photos and product specs for Bandai toys and figures, the soundtrack CD, new books, a watch, the theater program booklet and Toho's own line of GODZILLA merchandising. We've also added a slew of new products from the United States and elsewhere, including new collectibles from NECA, an inflatable costume, stickers, cups, T-shirts, the soundtrack LP, mugs, wallets, collector's prints, lanyards, 18 different Blu-ray/DVD editions from 4 different countries, and more! Continued...
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Godzilla: Cataclysm #1 Preview

12 August, 2014 - 02:00
Godzilla: Cataclysm #1 will be available from comic book shops and retailers on August 13th. Image courtesy of IDW Publishing. © 2014 Toho Co., Ltd.
Source: IDW Publishing Special Thanks to Kahlil Schweitzer and Rosalind Morehead IDW's latest Godzilla mini-series -- Godzilla: Cataclysm -- launches this week. The five part series is scripted by acclaimed writer Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Venom) with artwork from Russ Manning Award nominee Dave Wachter (Breath of Bones, Night of 1000 Wolves). Continued...
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New Manga Comedy Food Wars! and Sexy Paranormal Romance Spell of Desire Now on Sale

11 August, 2014 - 23:19
Images courtesy of VIZ Media. Food Wars! © 2012 by Yuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki /SHUEISHA Inc. Spell of Desire © 2012 Tomu OHMI/SHOGAKUKAN
Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: VIZManga.com Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media, LLC, the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, debuts two new manga series for August! Check out cooking as you've never seen it before in the mouthwatering & saucy Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma. Or follow the awakening of a young witch to her burgeoning powers and romance to her handsome bodyguard in Spell of Desire by Tomu Ohmi (Midnight Secretary). Both are now available in print and digitally at favorite retailers everywhere! Continued...
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DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS Clips

11 August, 2014 - 04:02
DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS Clip 1. Video courtesy of FUNimation Entertainment. © Bird Studio/ Shueisha. © "2013 Dragon Ball Z" Production Committee
Source: FUNimation Entertainment Official Site: dragonball2013.com (Japan), dragonballz.com/battleofgods (US) UPDATE: An additional screening of DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS will be held Tuesday, August 12th. To view the full list of theaters and show times, visit fathomevents.com/dragon-ball-z-battle-of-gods. FUNimation Entertainment has released video clips from the anime feature film, DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS (ドラゴンボールZ 神と神, Doragon Booru Zetto: Kami to Kami, 2013). Continued...
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