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Godzilla Collectibles from November 2016 Diamond Previews

31 October, 2016 - 14:07
Photos courtesy of Diamond Comic Distributors. Godzilla TM & © Toho Co., Ltd. Eva-01 © Khara
Source: Diamond Comic Distributors Diamond Comic Distributors has released information and photos for new and reissued Godzilla collectibles available in comic book shops and specialty stores in the coming months. These Godzilla products are also listed in Diamond's November 2016 edition of the Previews Catalog, on sale now. Continued...
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Win REIGN OF ASSASSINS and THE LOST BLADESMAN on DVD from Anchor Bay!

30 October, 2016 - 16:52
Win two award-winning Asian films on DVD from Anchor Bay! Photos courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. REIGN OF ASSASSINS © 2010 Galloping Horse Films Company Ltd. and Lion Rock Productions Ltd. THE LOST BLADESMAN © 2010 STAR UNION SKYKEE (BEIJING) FILM & MEDIA ADVERTISEMENT CO., LTD.
Source: Anchor Bay Entertainment, MPRM Communications Special Thanks to Rachel Villegas Anchor Bay Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win two of their latest award-winning Asian DVD releases from The Weinstein Company. Continued...
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Makoto Shinkai’s YOUR NAME. In Australian & New Zealand Cinemas From Nov 24

30 October, 2016 - 04:16
Source: Madman Entertainment press release Official Site: kiminona.com (Japan), YourNameFilm.com.au (Australia) Special Thanks to Ben Pollock
Australian theatrical poster. Image courtesy of Madman. © 2016 “your name.” Film Partners
Madman Entertainment is proud to announce Makoto Shinkai's YOUR NAME. (君の名は。, Kimi no Na wa., 2016) will release in cinemas in 2016 for a limited theatrical season from November 24 in Australia, and December 1 in New Zealand. Mitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town and for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he’s never been to. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together? Continued...
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KAMEN RIDER HEISEI GENERATIONS: Movie Info and High-Res Images from Toei

29 October, 2016 - 12:23
The Kamen Riders Gaim, Ghost, Ex-Aid, Drive and Wizard join forces in the new movie, KAMEN RIDER HEISEI GENERATIONS. Photo courtesy of Toei Co., Ltd. © “Ex-Ad & Ghost” Production Committee © Ishimori Pro · TV Asahi · ADK · Toei
Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: movie-taisen.com (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toei Company has provided SciFi Japan with information and high-res photos for their upcoming movie, KAMEN RIDER HEISEI GENERATIONS. The latest entry in the Kamen Rider "Movie War" series, the film is the culmination of Toei's “Superhero Year” project of 2016, which commemorates the 45th anniversary of Kamen Rider and 40 years of Super Sentai. Continued...
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X-Plus Giant Monster Figure Lineup for December 2016

27 October, 2016 - 16:34
Photos courtesy of X-Plus. Godzilla and Gigan TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Knifehead © Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. & Legendary Pictures Productions LCC. Gyaos © KADOKAWA 1967. Ultraman and Bemular © Tsuburaya Productions.
Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Jun Umeji A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The Japanese toy company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and high-res photos of their giant monster figures scheduled for release in late December 2016. Continued...
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses LONG RIDERS!

27 October, 2016 - 06:32
Source: Sentai Filmworks press release Official Site: anime-longriders.com (Japan) Special Thanks to Carolyn Medrano
© AISHI MIYAKE・ICHIJINSHA/LONG RIDERS COMITTEE
Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce a new addition to its Fall 2016 lineup: LONG RIDERS! (ろんぐらいだぁす!, Rongu Raidaasu!, 2016). For first-year college student Ami Kurata, it was love at first sight when she laid her eyes on a folding bike. She saves up money to buy one of her own, then pedals right into the exciting world of long-distance bicycling. After forming a cycling team on campus, Ami and her four new bike mates prepare for the ride of their lives in an upcoming long-distance race. The series was directed by Tatsuya Yoshihara (MONSTER MUSUME: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH MONSTER GIRLS), with series composition by Natsuko Takahashi (MY LOVE STORY!!, DIVINE GATE). Animation production was handled by Actas, the same studio responsible for the GIRLS UND PANZER franchise. Continued...
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses MAGIC OF STELLA

26 October, 2016 - 15:09
Source: Sentai Filmworks press release Official Site: magicofstella.com (Japan) Special Thanks to Carolyn Medrano
© Cloba.U, HOUBUNSHA/Magic of Stella
Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce the addition of the slice-of-life comedy MAGIC OF STELLA (ステラのまほう, Sutera no Mahoom 2016) to its Fall 2016 lineup. Based on the four-panel manga serialized in Manga Time Kirara Max, the series follows first-year high school student Tamaki Honda and her SNS club as they work together to create a self-published game. With Tamaki as the project’s illustrator, she works alongside the club’s other (rather peculiar) members, including Shiina (the club president and game programmer), Ayame (the scenario writer), Kayo (their music composer), and Yumine (the club’s boys’ love expert). The series was directed by Shinya Kawatsura (TANA-KUN IS ALWAYS LISTLESS, NON NON BIYORI) with series composition by Fumihiko Shimo (MYRIAD COLORS PHANTOM WORLD, INFINITE STRATOS, NEW GAME!). Animation production was helmed by SILVER LINK, the same studio responsible for favorites like CHIVALRY OF A FAILED KNIGHT, WATAMOTE, and FATE/KALEID PRISMA ILLYA. Continued...
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Shin Godzilla 25cm Figure from X-Plus in December

25 October, 2016 - 11:45
Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Jun Umeji A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The Japanese toy company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and high-res photos of their upcoming Godzilla figure based on the new film, SHIN GODZILLA (シン・ゴジラ, Shin Gojira, 2016). Continued...
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X-Plus November 2016 Update: Painted Zetton Second Generation

24 October, 2016 - 12:13
Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © Tsuburaya Productions.
Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © Tsuburaya Productions.
Product Info and High-Res Photos Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Jun Umeji A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Earlier this month, SciFi Japan posted information and photos of the giant monster figures scheduled for release by X-Plus Co., Ltd. in late November 2016, including the unpainted prototype of Zetton Second Generation. The final design has been approved so X-Plus has now provided photos of the fully painted figure. Continued...
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DRAGON BALL SUPER Debuts on Crunchyroll, Daisuki and Anime Lab

24 October, 2016 - 06:39
Series Launches in North and Latin America, South Africa, Australia & New Zealand Source: Toei Animation Inc. press release Official Site: toei-anim.co.jp/dragon_s (Japan) Special Thanks to David Syatt
Image courtesy of Toei Animation Inc. © Bird Studio, Shueisha, Toei Animation
Toei Animation Inc. has debuted an English subtitle simulcast of DRAGON BALL SUPER (ドラゴンボール超 (スーパー), Doragon Booru-Choo (Suupaa), 2015-) on multiple digital platforms. For the first time, fans in North and Latin America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand are able to view DRAGON BALL SUPER simulcast. Since its debut in Japan in July 2015, the hit follow-up to one of the greatest anime series of all time has been eagerly awaited by followers around the world. Through non-exclusive streaming partnerships with Crunchyroll, Daisuki.net and Anime Lab, DRAGON BALL SUPER is finally available. The simulcasts kicked off on Saturday October 22 at 6:00pm PST, allowing viewers of Crunchyroll, Daisuki and Anime Lab to log in for a non-exclusive English-subtitled simulcast of episode 63, DON'T DEFINE SAIYAN CELLS! THE CURTAIN RISES ON VEGETA'S INTENSE BATTLE!!, which leads into the thrilling conclusion of the “Future Trunks Arc.” Audiences now get to join Japan live during the broadcast, and then tune in weekly for future new episodes. Continued...
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February 2017 Blu-ray and DVD Releases from Section23 Films

23 October, 2016 - 21:03
Artwork not final – mock-up. Photos courtesy of Section23 Films.
AMAGI BRILLIANT PARK Available February 28th Source: Section23 Films press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Home video distributor Section23 Films has announced its February slate of releases; including Sentai Filmworks’ AMAGI BRILLIANT PARK! Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Collector’s Edition Premium Box Set! Additional releases for February include DVD and Blu-ray Complete Collections of COMET LUCIFER, UTA NO PRINCE SAMA REVOLUTIONS and YOUNG BLACK JACK; plus on BUSOU SHINKI COMPLETE COLLECTION on Blu-ray and GREEN LEGEND RAN COMPLETE COLLECTION on DVD. Read on for plot descriptions, DVD and Blu-ray specs, and cover art for all of these titles. Continued...
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Action-Packed HUNTER X HUNTER Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD

23 October, 2016 - 16:44
Contents of the HUNTER X HUNTER Set 1 Standard Edition Blu-ray. Images courtesy of VIZ Media. © POT (Yoshihiro Togashi) 1998 © VAP・NTV・Madhouse/Shueisha
Reboot Based on the Bestselling Manga Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD; Best Buy Offers Exclusive Steelbook Edition Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media, LLC, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers action-packed, supernatural adventure as it announces the home media release of the HUNTER X HUNTER (ハンター×ハンター, Hantaa x Hantaa, 2011-14) anime series on October 25th. Continued...
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Win DARK WATER Blu-ray/DVD Combo from Arrow Video US!

22 October, 2016 - 23:12
J-Horror Classic From Director of THE RING Source: Arrow Video US, MVD Entertainment Group Special Thanks to Clint Weiler
Image courtesy of MVD Entertainment. © 2002 Kadokawa Shoten
Arrow Video US is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win their new Blu-ray/DVD set of the J-Horror classic DARK WATER (仄暗い水の底から, Honogurai Mizu no Soko Kara, 2002). Directed by THE RING (リング, Ringu, 1998) helmer Hideo Nakata and based upon on a short story by Ring author Koji Suzuki, DARK WATER follows Yoshimi, a single mother struggling to win sole custody of her only child, Ikuko. When they move into a new home within a dilapidated and long-forgotten apartment complex, Yoshimi begins to experience startling visions and unexplainable sounds, calling her mental well-being into question, and endangering not only her custody of Ikuko, but perhaps their lives as well. Continued...
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SHIN GODZILLA Update: Matinee and Extended Run Theater List from Funimation Films

20 October, 2016 - 21:23
© 2016 Toho Co., Ltd. Licensed by Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Matinee on Saturday October 22; Select Locations Offering Screenings Daily thru October 27 Source: Funimation Films Official Site: shin-godzilla.jp (Japan), funimationfilms.com/shingodzilla (US) Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Funimation Films has provided SciFi Japan with an updated list of theaters screening SHIN GODZILLA (シン・ゴジラ, Shin Gojira, 2016) in the United States into late October. Continued...
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GODZILLA (2014) Makes Basic Cable Debut October 28th

20 October, 2016 - 02:03
© 2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Legendary and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC. GODZILLA TM & © Toho Co., Ltd.
Source: TNT Official Site: Godzillamovie.com (US), godzilla-movie.jp (Japan) Following the theatrical run, the home video and digital release, Video on Demand, and pay cable runs on Cinemax and HBO, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA (2014) will make its basic cable debut on Friday, October 28th. The film will premiere at 8:00 PM (EST) on Time Warner's TNT, with additional screenings on the network scheduled into November. Continued...
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DEATH NOTE Light up the NEW world: New Trailer and High-Res Photos from Warner Bros. Japan

19 October, 2016 - 16:10
Third trailer for the new DEATH NOTE sequel, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Japan. © 2016 "DEATH NOTE" FILM PARTNERS
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures Japan Official Site: warnerbros.co.jp/deathnote2016 (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Warner Bros. Pictures Japan has provided a new trailer and high-res photos for DEATH NOTE Light up the NEW world (デスノート Light up the NEW world, Desu Noto Light up the NEW world, 2016), the new sequel to the international hits DEATH NOTE (デスノート, Desu Noto, 2006) and DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME (デスノート the Last name, Desu Noto the Last name, 2006). Continued...
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POWER RANGERS DINO CHARGE: HERO on DVD and Digital HD November 1st

19 October, 2016 - 07:50
5th and Final Volume of 2015 POWER RANGERS Season from Lionsgate Home Entertainment Source: Lionsgate press release Official Site: powerrangers.com, nick.com/power-rangers-dino-charge
Packaging for POWER RANGERS DINO CHARGE Vol. 5: HERO. Image courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment. TM & © 2015 SCG Power Rangers LLC.
Jump into the action-packed adventures of this global phenomenon when POWER RANGERS DINO CHARGE: HERO arrives on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD, and On Demand November 1 from Lionsgate. In this series, the teen superheroes must join forces to defeat an evil monster in order to save the day. Power Rangers fans will also have the chance to get into the holiday spirit with a special holiday episode, RACE TO RESCUE CHRISTMAS. Top-ranked in its time period, the POWER RANGERS DINO CHARGE: HERO DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98. Join the Power Rangers on a quest for a new hero! Get set for dino-charged adventure and nonstop thrills as the Power Rangers discover their newest ally, the Purple Ranger! But when the Purple Ranger decides to leave the team, it will take all of the Power Rangers’ skills combined to battle the villainous Sledge -- and find a new hero fit for the Purple Energem -- in this action-packed collection. Continued...
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SHIN GODZILLA Extends Run with Encore Saturday Matinee and Screenings in Select Cities thru October 27

18 October, 2016 - 16:47
Photo courtesy of Funimation Films. © 2016 Toho Co., Ltd. Licensed by Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
King of the Monsters to Screen on Saturday October 22 in More than 200 Theaters; Select Locations Offering Screenings Daily thru October 27 Source: Funimation Films press release Official Site: shin-godzilla.jp (Japan), funimationfilms.com/shingodzilla (US) Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Godzilla, King of the Monsters, has taken over North America. The limited theatrical engagement of SHIN GODZILLA was scheduled to close tonight but in the wake of overwhelming fan response, Funimation Films announced that the movie will be extended due to popular demand. A special Saturday matinee screening of the film will take place on October 22 in more than 200 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. In addition, multiple national theater chains will be offering daily screenings of SHIN GODZILLA in select locations thru October 27. Continued...
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Aniplex of America Acquires BLUE EXORCIST: KYOTO SAGA for Winter Season Lineup

18 October, 2016 - 11:04
Popular Anime Series to Receive New Season in January 2017 Source: Aniplex of America press release ao-ex.com (Japan), blueexorcist.com (US) Special Thanks to Alex Crum
Image courtesy of Aniplex of America. © Kazue Kato/SHUEISHA, Blue Exorcist Production Committee
Aniplex of America Inc. announced that they have acquired BLUE EXORCIST: KYOTO SAGA (青の祓魔師 京都不浄王篇, Ao no Futsumashi Kyoto Fujoo-o-hen, 2017) for their upcoming winter season lineup. BLUE EXORCIST: KYOTO SAGA has been adapted from the Kyoto Arc of the widely popular Blue Exorcist manga series by original author Kazue Kato. The series is scheduled to run weekly in Japan starting in January 2017. The series returns an all-star cast including Nobuhiko Okamoto as Rin Okumura, Jun Fukuyama as Yukio Okumura, Kana Hanazawa as Shiemi Moriyama, Kazuya Nakai as Ryuji Suguro, Koji Yusa as Renzo Shima, Yuki Kaji as Konekomaru Miwa, Eri Kitamura as Izumo Kamiki, Rina Sato as Shura Kirigakure, Ayahi Takagaki as Kuro, and Hiroshi Kamiya as Mephisto Pheles. Continued...
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Go Behind the Scenes of Cafe Anteiku in Tokyo Ghoul: Days Short Story Collection!

18 October, 2016 - 01:28
Featuring Favorite Characters From The Bestselling Manga About The Hidden World Of Flesh-Eating Ghouls Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen
Image courtesy of VIZ Media. © Sui Ishida/SHUEISHA Inc.
VIZ Media, LLC, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, serves readers a fresh dose of dark thrills with the release of Tokyo Ghoul: Days, the first in a new line of novels inspired by the smash hit manga series created by Sui Ishida. Tokyo Ghoul: Days is set to debut on October 18th under the VIZ Signature imprint. The title -- a collection of linked short stories -- will be released in print with an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN. It will be available digitally for $8.99 from VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App and worldwide from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, and GooglePlay stores. Future volumes in the ongoing Tokyo Ghoul novel series will be published quarterly. In the book, many conflicts and incidents arise involving the clientele of the café Anteiku, where Ghouls gather. Yoshimura, the café’s owner, is watching a certain someone. What sort of darkness will that person bring between those who hunt and those who are hunted? Continued...
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