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Godzilla vs. Evangelion Figure from X-Plus and Premium Bandai in 2017

7 August, 2016 - 13:02
Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. © Khara
Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd., Bandai 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 first Godzilla vs. Evangelion Toho 30cm Series figure. Continued...
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses LITTLE BUSTERS EX

6 August, 2016 - 12:03
Source: Sentai Filmworks press release Special Thanks to Carolyn Medrano
© VisualArt's/Key/Team Little Busters!
Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of LITTLE BUSTERS EX (リトルバスターズ! EX, Ritoru Basutaazu! EX, 2014). Adapted from the visual novel Little Busters! Ecstasy, this eight-episode OVA series expands on one high school boy’s adventures into a world that isn’t always what it seems to be. This reimagining of the Little Busters storyline pits protagonist Riki Naoe against familiar faces such as Saya Tokido, a treasure hunter in hiding from an elusive group known as the Dark Executives, and Kanata Futaki, young chairwoman of the so-called "Public Morals Committee" who seems to have a sinister agenda of her own. Continued...
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THE INERASABLE: New J-Horror at 2016 Fantasia Festival

5 August, 2016 - 12:52
THE RING series veterans Yuko Takeuchi and Ai Hashimoto co-star in THE INERASABLE, the new J-Horror film from director Yoshihiro Nakamura. Photo courtesy of Shochiku. © 2016 "The Inerasable" Film Partners
Source: Fantasia Festival, Shochiku Co., Ltd. Official Movie Site: (Japan) Special Thanks to Kaila Hier and Emmanuelle DiBuono Director Yoshihiro Nakamura has become a film festival favorite with internationally acclaimed works like THE FOREIGN DUCK, THE NATIVE DUCK AND GOD IN A COIN LOCKER (アヒルと鴨のコインロッカー, Ahiru to Kamo to Koinrokka, 2007), FISH STORY (フィッシュストーリー, Fisshu Sutori, 2009) and GOLDEN SLUMBER (ゴールデンスランバー, Gooruden Suranbaa, 2010). His first film of 2016 was THE INERASABLE (残穢-住んではいけない部屋-, Zang-e -Sunde Wa Ikenai Heya-), an adaptation of Fuyumi Ono’s ward-winning horror novel, Zange. Continued...
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Win Korean Drama THE TIGER on Blu-ray!

3 August, 2016 - 21:31
Win the Blu-ray edition of THE TIGER starring OLDBOY's Choi Min-sik! Images courtesy of Well Go USA Entertainment. © 2015 NEXT ENTERTAINMENT WORLD & SANAI PICTURES
Source: Well Go USA, MPRM Communications Special Thanks to Leif Helland and Rachel Villegas Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win the critically-acclaimed drama THE TIGER (대호, Daeho, 2015) on Blu-ray. From writer/director Park Hoon-jung (NEW WORLD), the film features a remarkable performance from Korean superstar Choi Min-sik (OLDBOY, LUCY, THE ADMIRAL: ROARING CURRENTS) in return to action in the role of retired sharpshooter facing off against the last surviving tiger in Japanese-occupied Korea in 1925. Continued...
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3 August, 2016 - 15:29
Images courtesy of Right Stuf. © SOTSU • SUNRISE
Source: Right Stuf, Inc. press release Official Site: (Japan) Special Thanks to Jessica Breon Anime distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and anime producer Sunrise Inc. are excited to announce the upcoming release of MOBILE SUIT V GUNDAM COLLECTION 2. Available in the U.S. for the first time ever, the MOBILE SUIT V GUNDAM COLLECTION 2 Blu-ray and DVD streets November 1, 2016. Continued...
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Toho’s CHIHAYAFURU at 2016 Fantasia Festival

1 August, 2016 - 15:04
Japanese poster art for CHIHAYAFURU Part.1 and Part.2. The two films had the North American premieres at the 2016 Fantasia Festival. Images courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2016 “Chihayafuru” Film Partners © Yuki Suetsugu / KODANSHA LTD.
North American Premiere Live-Action Manga Adaptation Source: Toho, Nippon Television Network, Fantasia Festival Official Movie Site: (Japan) Special Thanks to Kaila Hier and Emmanuelle DiBuono On July 23-24, the 2016 Fantasia International Film Festival hosted the North American premieres of CHIHAYAFURU Part.1 / Part.2. Directed by Nori Koizumi (THE LIAR AND HIS LOVER), the two live-action movies are based on the award-winning manga Chihayafuru by Yuki Suetsugu, which has sold more than 16 million copies. Continued...
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Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s CREEPY at 2016 Fantasia Festival

1 August, 2016 - 02:37
Takakura (Hidetoshi Nishijima) learns a disturbing truth in director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's CREEPY. Photo courtesy of Asmik Ace. © 2016 “CREEPY” Film Partners​
Source: Fantasia Festival, Shochiku Co., Ltd., Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc. Official Movie Site: (Japan) Special Thanks to Kaila Hier and Emmanuelle DiBuono Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa first came to international attention with the acclaimed suspense/horror films CURE (キュア, Kyua, 1997), CHARISMA (カリスマ, Karisuma, 1999) and PULSE (回路, Kairo, 2001) before moving on to award-winning works like TOKYO SONATA (トウキョウソナタ, 2008) and JOURNEY TO THE SHORE (岸辺の旅, Kishibe no Tabi, 2015). He recently made a welcome return to the genre of his early days with CREEPY (クリーピー 偽りの隣人, Kuriipii Itsuwari no Rinjin, 2016). Continued...
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VIZ Media Joins Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Co-Releases Manga Book Club Resource!

31 July, 2016 - 05:59
Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen
Image courtesy of VIZ Media.
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to welcome VIZ Media, LLC, the premier publisher, distributor and licensor of Japanese and global content in North America, as the organization’s newest corporate member! VIZ Media additionally supports CBLDF by this week co-releasing the Manga Book Club Handbook, a resource designed to help libraries and retailers unite their communities over manga! Digital copies of the handbook are available at "We are proud to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund by becoming a corporate member," says Kevin Hamric, VIZ Media Senior Director. "Their proactive initiatives to inform and educate the public about manga, and their efforts as an advocate for readers, educators, and retailers of all types make them a vital organization. We are proud to contribute to their work!" Continued...
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