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Toho’s YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2016 Mixes Anime and Live-Action

4 December, 2016 - 03:30
Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © LEVEL-5 / Movie "Yo-Kai Watch" Project 2016
Info and High-Res Images from 3rd YO-KAI WATCH Movie Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: eiga-yokai.jp (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Distributor Toho Co., Ltd. has provided information and high-res images from their upcoming release, YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2016, opening in Japan on December 17th. The third film in the anime franchise based on the hugely successful video games by LEVEL-5 Inc., YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2016 combines the series' traditional 2D animation with live-action and CGI for an entertaining new take on the beloved characters. Continued...
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MY TOMORROW, YOUR YESTERDAY. Production Notes & High-Res Photos from Toho

3 December, 2016 - 16:10
Sota Fukushi and Nana Komatsu star in the sci-fi romance MY TOMORROW, YOUR YESTERDAY. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2016 “My tomorrow, Your yesterday.” Film Partners
Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: bokuasu-movie.com (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The miraculous tale following 30 days of the lives of two lovers destined to be separated. Toho has provided production notes and high-res images from their upcoming sci-fi romance, MY TOMORROW, YOUR YESTERDAY. (ぼくは明日、昨日のきみとデートする, Boku wa Ashita, Kinou no Kimi to Date Suru). The movie opens in Japan on December 17th. Continued...
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Win the Martial Arts Drama CALL OF HEROES on Blu-ray!

3 December, 2016 - 07:51
Source: Well Go USA, MPRM Communications Special Thanks to Leif Helland and Rachel Villegas
Win the Blu-ray edition of CALL OF HEROES! Image courtesy of Well Go USA Entertainment. © 2016 UNIVERSE ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED
Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win the martial arts-packed drama CALL OF HEROES (危城, Wēi Chéng, 2016) on Blu-ray. Award-winning Director Benny Chan (SHAOLIN, NEW POLICE STORY) assembles a star-studded powerhouse lineup of action stars including Sean Lau (MAD DETECTIVE), Louis Koo (DRUG WAR), Eddie Peng (COLD WAR 2) and Wu Jing (SHAOLIN), with the legendary Sammo Hung on board as the action director. A “Chinese wuxia epic with obvious echoes to classic spaghetti Western films and Akira Kurosawa’s samurai dramas,” (Edmund Lee, South China Morning Post), the epic film is set in 1914 following the collapse of the Qing dynasty. Louis Koo stars as Cao, the spoiled son of a powerful General who has grown into a vicious and depraved warlord. Although Cao is accused of triple murder, his father will destroy the town if his son is convicted and sentenced to death. But injustice cannot go unanswered, and the villagers prepare for the repercussions of punishing a guilty man. Continued...
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X-Plus Giant Monster Figure Lineup for January and February 2017

2 December, 2016 - 03:00
Photos courtesy of X-Plus. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Ultraman Jack and Kingstron © Tsuburaya Productions. Gyaos © KADOKAWA 1967. Evangelion © Khara
Product Info and High-Res Photos Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Jun Umeji A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and high-res photos of their giant monster figures scheduled for release in January and February 2017. Continued...
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MONSTER STRIKE THE MOVIE Trailer & Images from Warner Bros. Japan

1 December, 2016 - 17:00
Ren Homura (voiced by Maaya Sakamoto). Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Japan. © 2mixi, lnc. All rights reserved.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures Japan Official Site: anime-movie.monster-strike.com (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures Japan has provided a trailer and images from their new anime film, MONSTER STRIKE THE MOVIE (モンスターストライク THE MOVIE はじまりの場所へ, Monsutaa Sutoraiku THE Muubii Hajimari no Basho e). The picture opens at the Shinjuku Piccadilly and other theaters across Japan on December 10. Continued...
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3rd Show Added For Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY 15th Anniversary Celebration

1 December, 2016 - 10:03
A third night has added for the US screenings of Hayao Miyazaki's SPIRITED AWAY. Image courtesy of GKIDS. © 2001 NIBARIKI • GNDDTM © 2015 Disney
Special Event Includes Never Before Seen Studio Ghibli Short Film! Source: GKIDS Inc. press release Official Site: spiritedaway15.com By popular demand -- a third show has been added to the 15th Anniversary Celebration of Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning classic, SPIRITED AWAY SPIRITED AWAY (千と千尋の神隠し, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, 2001) on December 8th! Continued...
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ENSHEN AND HER MAGIC TABLET (Hirune Hime) New Trailer & Poster from Warner Bros. Japan

30 November, 2016 - 23:59
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures Japan Official Site: hirunehime.jp (Japan)
Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Japan. © 2017 Hirune Hime Production Committee
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures Japan have released a new trailer and poster for ENSHEN AND HER MAGIC TABLET (ひるね姫 〜知らないワタシの物語〜, Hirune Hime 〜Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari〜), the first feature film from anime studio Signal.MD. The movie will open in Japan on March 18, 2017. Continued...
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ULTRAMAN ZERO THE CHRONICLE

30 November, 2016 - 13:04
Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: tv-tokyo.co.jp/uz (Japan)
Advertisement for ULTRAMAN ZERO THE CHRONICLE and ULTRA FIGHT ORB. Image courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. © Tsuburaya Productions
In 2013, Tsuburaya Productions began offering the 10 episode series ULTRAMAN ZERO: THE CHRONICLE (ウルトラマンゼロクロニクル, Urutoraman Zero Kuronikuru) for worldwide sales. Produced specifically for release outside Japan, the show followed the adventures of Ultraman Zero, the popular son of Ultra Seven, using footage from the various Zero movies, original video specials, and online programs. ULTRAMAN ZERO: THE CHRONICLE was distributed in Asian countries in 2015. Now the series has been reconfigured for release in Japan. Continued...
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YOUR NAME. and Makoto Shinkai Receive Nominations for 44th Annual Annie Awards

29 November, 2016 - 17:11
Image courtesy of Funimation Films. © 2016 “your name.” Film Partners. All Rights Reserved
Film and Director Selected for Best Animated Feature – Independent and Directing in an Animated Feature Production Categories Source: Funimation Films press release Official Site: kiminona.com (Japan), funimationfilms.com/movie/yourname (US) Special Thanks to Scott Lonski The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced the nominations for its 44th Annual Annie Awards™ which recognize the best in the field of animation. YOUR NAME. (君の名は。, Kimi no Na wa., 2016), the hit film from Toho Co. Ltd. which is being distributed in North America by Funimation Films, picked up a nomination for Best Animated Feature - Independent as well as a nomination for Directing in an Animated Feature Production for the film’s director Makoto Shinkai Continued...
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ZYUOHGER VS NINNINGER Info and High-Res Images from Toei

29 November, 2016 - 06:27
AkaNinger and Zyuoh Whale join forces in the upcoming film, ZYUOHGER VS NINNINGER. Photo courtesy of Toei Co., Ltd. © 2017 “Zyuohger VS Ninninger” Production Committee © Ishimori Pro · TV Asahi · Toei AG · Toei Co., Ltd.
A Look at the Next "Super Sentai VS Series" Movie Source: Toei Co., Ltd. A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toei Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with production credits and a pair of high-res images from ZYUOHGER VS NINNINGER. Opening in Japanese cinemas next January 14th, the latest film in the "Super Sentai VS Series" brings together the casts of the 40th anniversary Super Sentai series, SHURIKEN SENTAI NINNINGER (手裏剣戦隊ニンニンジャー, Shuriken Sentai Nin’ninjaa, 2015-16), and the current show, ZYUOHGER (動物戦隊ジュウオウジャー, Doobutsu Sentai Juuojaa, 2016-17). Continued...
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GHOST IN THE SHELL Slot Game Review

29 November, 2016 - 01:19
The new GHOST IN THE SHELL Slot Game. © Shirow Masamune · Production I.G/KODANSHA © 2016 Cassava Enterprises (Gibraltar) Limited.
When online casinos first appeared many years ago they didn’t offer much to lure in sci-fi fans with a casual gaming interest. The quality of these gaming sites then was low and the variety of games they offered were similarly poor. For people who wanted strong storylines and animated characters to give them a reason to open an online gambling account and try out, for example, some simple slot games, these pull factors just doesn’t exist. Fortunately in recent years the online gaming companies have invested considerable cash and efforts into creating casino and slot games that will whisk players into different worlds. All types of futuristic game genres now exist, from robotic tech to Fantastic Four-themed slot extravaganzas. And for Japanese sci-fi nuts there’s a classic that should finally tempt them into having a little play on their laptops or mobile devices. Continued...
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Win Godzilla: Rage Across Time Trade Paperback from IDW!

28 November, 2016 - 14:05
Source: IDW Publishing Special Thanks to Kahlil Schweitzer
Win the Godzilla: Rage Across Time TPB from IDW! Image courtesy of IDW Publishing. © 2016 Toho Co.
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE IDW Publishing is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a copy of their new Godzilla: Rage Across Time Trade Paperback. This 120 edition collects all 5 issues of the recently concluded mini-series that travels to different time periods to examine the origin of myths that fueled nightmares! Each chapter is by a different creative team that includes Chris Mowry (Godzilla: Rulers of Earth), Matt Frank (Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, Project Nemesis), Jeff Zornow (Godzilla: Rulers of Earth), Ulises Farinas (Godzilla in Hell), Erik Freitas (Godzilla in Hell), Tadd Galusha (Dream Thief), Jay Fotos, Kahlil Schweitzer, Hugo Petrus (Wolverine: First Class, Pride & Prejudice) and Bob Eggleton (Godzilla in Hell, Godzilla King of the Monsters). The Godzilla: Rage Across Time Trade Paperback will be available from comic book shops and retailers on November 30. The suggested retail price is $19.99. Continued...
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TRAIN TO BUSAN Debuts on Digital December 13 and Blu-ray & DVD January 17

28 November, 2016 - 06:36
The critically-acclaimed, box office smash zombie apocalypse thriller TRAIN TO BUSAN is coming to Blu-ray and DVD in North America. Photos courtesy of Well Go USA. © 2016 Next Entertainment World & RedPeter Film
Bonus Materials Include Two Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes Source: Well Go USA, MPRM Communications press release Official Site: traintobusan.co.kr (South Korea), wellgousa.com/theatrical/train-to-busan (US) Special Thanks to Rachel Villegas and Leif Helland Dubbed “...a fun, fast, tightly crafted genre film,” (Daniel Barnes, Sacramento News & Review), the critically-acclaimed, zombie apocalypse thriller TRAIN TO BUSAN (부산행, Busanhaeng, 2016) debuts on digital December 13 and on Blu-ray and DVD January 17 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Continued...
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AKIRA IFUKUBE 10th ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL CONCERT In Chicago December 17th

27 November, 2016 - 13:00
Reiko Yamada performing “Ritmica Ostinata” in Tokyo, July 2016. Photo courtesy of The Tokyo Symphony.
Author: John DeSentis Source: akiraifukube.org, project120chicago.org Tickets: ifukubetenthmemorial.brownpapertickets.com Special Thanks to Erik Homenick and Reiko Yamada On Saturday, December 17th, 2016, The Akira Ifukube 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert will take place at Nichols Concert Hall at The Music Institute of Chicago. The ten year anniversary mark of an individual passing away is of significant cultural importance in Japan and there were certainly many that were performed this year in honor of Mr. Ifukube, who passed away in 2006. This one will be the final of it’s kind in 2016. The concert is sponsored by Project 120 Chicago and fully supported by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago. Continued...
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LUPIN THE IIIRD: GOEMON ISHIKAWA’S SPRAY OF BLOOD Info and High-Res Images

27 November, 2016 - 04:40
Source: Showgate Inc. Official Site: goemon-ishikawa.com (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Advance poster. Image courtesy of Showgate. Original comic books created by Monkey Punch © TMS
Distributor Showgate Inc. has provided information and images from their upcoming release, LUPIN THE IIIRD: GOEMON ISHIKAWA’S SPRAY OF BLOOD (LUPIN THE IIIRD 血煙の石川五ェ門, Lupin the IIIrd Chikemuri no Ishikawa Goemon). The anime will open at the Shinjuku Baltic 9 and other theaters across Japan on February 4, 2017. GOEMON ISHIKAWA’S SPRAY OF BLOOD will be the third entry in a series of prequels by Telecom Animation Film based on Monkey Punch's manga Lupin the Third -- detailing the master thief's first encounters with his most famous allies -- that began with the 13 episode LUPIN THE THIRD: THE WOMAN CALLED FUJIKO MINE (LUPIN THE THIRD ~峰不二子という女~, Lupin the Third ~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna, 2012). The feature film LUPIN THE THIRD: JIGEN'S GRAVESTONE (LUPIN THE IIIRD 次元大介の墓標, Lupin the IIIrd Jigen Daisuke no Bohyoo) followed in 2014. Continued...
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ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE Live Event in Kanagawa

25 November, 2016 - 14:17
Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Orb, Hideo Ishiguro and Ultraman at a promotional event for ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions and Shochiku. © 2017 “Ultraman Orb The Movie” Film Partners
Source: Shochiku Co., Ltd. Official Site: m-78.jp/orb/movie (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Distributor Shochiku has provided information and high-res photos of the live event that officially announced Tsuburaya Productions' 2017 feature film ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE (劇場版 ウルトラマンオーブ 絆の力、おかりします!, Gekijoo-ban Urutoraman Oobu Kzuna no Chikara, Okari Shimasu!). Continued...
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SHIPPU RONDO Info, Trailer and Photos from Toei

25 November, 2016 - 06:44
Kazuyuki Kuribayashi (Hiroshi Abe) and Chiaki Seri (Yuko Oshima) ski into adventure in Toei's new film, SHIPPU RONDO. Photo courtesy of Toei Co., Ltd. © 2016 "Shippu Rondo" Production Committee
Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: shippu-rondo-movie.jp (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toei has provided information, high-res photos and a trailer from their new action-comedy, SHIPPU RONDO (疾風ロンド), which opens in Japanese cinemas on November 26th. Continued...
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Gigantic Series GODZILLA 2001 Blue Fin Figure Offered in December 2016 Diamond Previews

24 November, 2016 - 23:04
Photo courtesy of Diamond Comic Distributors. Godzilla TM & © Toho Co., Ltd. Eva-01 © Khara
Source: Diamond Comic Distributors Additional Photos: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Diamond Comic Distributors has only one Godzilla item listed in their December 2016 Previews Catalog, but its a big one. The blue dorsal fin Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 figure will be available in comic book shops in January 2017. Continued...
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