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    Photo courtesy of The Loot Company. © Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan, Yomiuri TV, Sunrise 2009 Source: The Loot Company press release Special Thanks to George Roush Photo courtesy of The Loot Company. © Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan, Yomiuri TV, Sunrise 2009   Loot Crate is proud to introduce the Inuyasha Special Edition Crate, honoring the popular manga series and anime adaptation. Written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi, Inuyasha has been a worldwide phenomenon over its ten-year manga run, with numerous anime television adaptations and films, including the recently released anime television series “Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon.” Join the adventures of Kagome Higurashi and Inuyasha and hunt your own Sacred Jewel shards with this exclusive crate, featuring licensed gear, apparel and more! Debuting in the US as an instant anime success and a major influence on the entire industry nearly 20 years ago, Inuyasha continues

    Photo courtesy of Bandai. TM&©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Bandai Co., Ltd. Bandai has released the "Movie Monster Series" soft vinyl figure of of Godzilla Terrestris from the Netflix original anime series GODZILLA SINGULAR POINT (ゴジラ S.P <シンギュラポイント>, Gojira S.P < Shingyura Pointo >). The show debuted in Japan on March 25 with a worldwide release on Netflix this June 24. Movie Monster Series: Godzilla Terrestris -GODZILLA S.P-/ ムービーモンスターシリーズ ゴジラテレストリス-ゴジラS.P- Manufacturer: Bandai Item No.: 4549660477020000 Product Size: Length Approximately 30cm (11.8 Inches) Material: PVC Release Date: May 22, 2021 (Japan) Price: ¥2,420 (Approximately $22.21 US) About Bandai Co., Ltd. “Dreams and Creation” Since its founding in 1950, Bandai has been committed to promoting diverse forms of entertainment to customers worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Bandai creates toys with the hope of encouraging users of all ages to be inspired

    New 5 Issue Comic Book Mini-Series Concludes Source: IDW Publishing Photo courtesy of IDW. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. IDW Publishing has announced solicitations for the final issue of the five part mini-series Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors, the first Godzilla comic published under IDW’s new multi-year agreement with Toho Co. Ltd. Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #5 will be available from comic book shops and retailers in August 2021 and features a main cover by artist Dan Schoening. Retailers who order 10 copies will receive one free variant cover by Philip Murphy. Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #5 Writer: Erik Burnham Artist: Dan Schoening Colorist: Luis Antonio Delgado Cover A: Dan Schoening Cover B: Photo Cover Tentative In-Store Date: August 2021 Pages: 32 Cover Price: $3.99 Rise Up, Part 5! The time has come to see if the world is worthy of saving!

    Photo courtesy of Insight Editions. © 2021 Legendary. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM & © Legendary Source: Insight Editions L.P. Special Thanks to James Faccinto   Photo courtesy of Insight Editions. © 2021 Legendary. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM & © Legendary Insight Editions has provided an early look at Godzilla vs. Kong: One Will Fall, The Art of the Ultimate Battle Royale. Go behind the scenes of the biggest battle in movie history with this deluxe book that explores the art and making of GODZILLA VS KONG.The book will be released on May 21st. Written by Daniel Wallace with a special foreword by director Adam Wingard and featuring exclusive concept art and insights from the filmmakers, Godzilla vs. Kong: One Will Fall, The Art of the Ultimate Battle Royale is the ultimate guide to an iconic movie

    Photo courtesy of Bandai. © 2021 Legendary. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM & © Legendary   Source: Bandai Co., Ltd. In a surprise announcement, Bandai has released the "Movie Monster Series" soft vinyl figure of the new Mechagodzilla from GODZILLA VS. KONG. Movie Monster Series: Mechagodzilla from Movie GODZILLA VS. KONG (2021)/ ムービーモンスターシリーズ メカゴジラ from映画『GODZILLA VS. KONG』(2021) Manufacturer: Bandai Item No.: 4549660426677000 Product Size: Length Approximately 17cm (6.7 Inches) Material: PVC Release Date: May 15, 2021 (Japan) Price: ¥ 2,750 (Approximately $25.15  US) About Bandai Co., Ltd. “Dreams and Creation” Since its founding in 1950, Bandai has been committed to promoting diverse forms of entertainment to customers worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Bandai creates toys with the hope of encouraging users of all ages to be inspired and dream boundlessly. Products which focus on

    Photo courtesy of Marvel. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Photo courtesy of Marvel. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS  Source: Marvel Entertainment Special Thanks to Anthony Blackwood Marvel has provided a preview of the next issue of their second Ultraman mini series. The Trials of Ultraman #3 will be available from comic shops and other retailers next Wednesday, May 19th. The Trials of Ultraman #3 Writers: Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom Artist: Francesco Manna Cover Artist: Art Adams It turns out that the forces aligned against the USP and Ultraman are far more widespread-and more organized!-than our heroes had ever suspected. If they're going to survive, they'll need a new ally of their own...and the man they're looking at just so happens to be one of the most powerful and influential people in the world. But what's his history with the USP,

    Photo courtesy of Bluefin. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ULTRAMAN Z PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM・TV TOKYO Photo courtesy of Bluefin. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ULTRAMAN Z PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM・TV TOKYO Source: BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (Bluefin) Tamashii Nations  Official Site: ultra.tamashii.jp (Japan) Official Movie Site: shin-ultraman.jp (Japan) Special Thanks to Chuan Lu Bluefin, a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Collectibles, has provided SciFi Japan with product information and photos of their S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Z in his original form. The figure is now available for preorder from online retailers. Photo courtesy of Bluefin. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ULTRAMAN Z PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM・TV TOKYO Photo courtesy of Bluefin. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ULTRAMAN Z PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM・TV TOKYO S.H.Figuarts ULTRAMAN Z ORIGINAL /S.H.フィギュアーツ ウルトラマンゼット オリジナル Ultraman Z, from the series ULTRAMAN Z (ZETT) 『ウルトラマンZ(ゼット), Urutoraman Z (Zetto), 2020』and ULTRAMAN CHRONICLE Z: HEROES' ODYSSEY (ウルトラマン クロニクルZ ヒーローズオデッセイ,

    Photo courtesy of Bandai. TM&©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Bandai Co., Ltd. This month, Bandai will release the "Movie Monster Series" soft vinyl figure of Godzilla Amphibia from the Netflix original anime series GODZILLA SINGULAR POINT (ゴジラ S.P <シンギュラポイント>, Gojira S.P < Shingyura Pointo >). The show debuted in Japan on March 25 with a worldwide release on Netflix scheduled for this June. Movie Monster Series: Godzilla Amphibia -GODZILLA S.P-/ ムービーモンスターシリーズ ゴジラアンフィビア-ゴジラS.P- Manufacturer: Bandai Item No.: 4549660477082000 Product Size: Length Approximately 35cm (13.8 Inches) Material: PVC Release Date: May 15, 2021 (Japan) Price: ¥ 2,200 (Approximately $ 20.20 US) About Bandai Co., Ltd. “Dreams and Creation” Since its founding in 1950, Bandai has been committed to promoting diverse forms of entertainment to customers worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Bandai creates toys with the hope of encouraging users of all

    Photo courtesy of Bluefin. ©2021 SHIN ULTRAMAN PRODUCTION COMMITTEE ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS   Source: BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (Bluefin) Tamashii Nations  Official Site: ultra.tamashii.jp (Japan) Official Movie Site: shin-ultraman.jp (Japan) Special Thanks to Chuan Lu Bluefin, a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Collectibles, has provided SciFi Japan with product information and photos of their DYNACTION Ultraman figure from the upcoming movie SHIN ULTRAMAN ( シン・ウルトラマン) ... Photo courtesy of Bluefin. ©2021 SHIN ULTRAMAN PRODUCTION COMMITTEE ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Photo courtesy of Bluefin. ©2021 SHIN ULTRAMAN PRODUCTION COMMITTEE ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS DYNACTION Shin Ultraman /DYNACTION シン・ウルトラマン ウルトラマン Illuminating eyes. A lustrous finish. Diecast and POM plastic joints for enhanced posability. And best of all, a titanic 40cm size. The DYNACTION Ultraman (Shin Ultraman) is the ultimate Ultra-figure! Painted to evoke the fierce glow of the character onscreen, it is

    Photo courtesy of The Loot Crate. ©SOTSU・SUNRISE Source: The Loot Company press release Special Thanks to George Roush Mobile Suit Gundam is one of the most popular anime franchises ever created and Loot Crate is honoring this groundbreaking anime with the release of the limited-edition Mobile Suit Gundam Life Crate Series. This collection takes the global Gundam fandom to the next level by delivering officially licensed exclusive lifestyle goods and gear that haven’t been available in this or any other universe! Loot Crate’s focus with this series is to give fans products that allow them to live their passion. This collection is a quarterly 4-crate curation with each crate focusing on a different popular Gundam series that have inspired legions of fans. The second crate in the series is titled “00,” will contain an assortment of epic items from the legendary series, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00,

    Photo courtesy of Toho. © TOHO CO., LTD. Become Godzilla and Crush Cities Around the World Underfoot in Toho Co., Ltd.’s Latest Thrilling Action Game Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: godzillagames.jp Special Thanks to Jacara Jenkins Today, April 27 (Tue.), TOHO Games, the game label of Toho Co., Ltd., announces the worldwide release of its mobile game "Godzilla Destruction”. Accompanying the game's release is a new promo video introducing some of its key elements. "Godzilla Destruction" is an exciting and easy to play mobile game where players become the King of the Monsters himself and embark on a global rampage. Players control Godzilla and a host of other monsters with the tap of a finger to crush historical buildings in cities across the globe. The destruction begins today with the game's worldwide release. The latest promo video provides insight into

    Comics Publisher ABLAZE Reveals New Space Pirate Captain Harlock Variant Covers   Legendary creator Leiji Matsumoto teams with French artist Jerome Alquié for a new space adventure; 5 variant covers to mark Issue 2’s release on July 7th  Source:  ABLAZE, MediaLab press release Special Thanks to Erik Jansen Comics publisher ABLAZE gives readers and fans another special sneak peek of its forthcoming series, Space Pirate Captain Harlock, with cover reveals for Issue 2. A total of 5 variant covers have been created for the sophomore release of the new sci-fi series by legendary creator, Leiji Matsumoto, and French artist, Jerome Alquié. Issue 1 launches in print and digitally on June 9th. Each installment of Space Pirate Captain Harlock is published as full-color, 32-page issue with special variant covers by renowned artists from the comics world. The variants for Issue 2 include artistic homages from

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: godzillagames.jp Special Thanks to Sarah Allen TOHO Games, the game label of Toho Co., Ltd. (Japan), today announced the upcoming release of mobile game “Godzilla Destruction” on Tuesday, April 27, revealing key art and a promo video as part of the announcement. “Godzilla Destruction” is an exciting and easy to play mobile game where players become the King of the Monsters himself and embark on a global rampage. Players control Godzilla with the tap of a finger to crush historical buildings in cities across the globe. In the new promotional video, Godzilla can be seen using his humongous body and devastating Heat Ray to topple major buildings around the world like toy blocks. This video gives fans a taste of the exhilarating action they can expect in “Godzilla Destruction”. Meanwhile, the

    Author: Keith Aiken Source: Toho, Legendary, Warner Bros. Pictures, and more* Official Movie Site: GodzillavsKong.com (US), godzilla-movie.jp (Japan) Official Facebook: @GodzillaVsKong Official Instagram: @GodzillaVsKong Official Twitter: @GodzillaVsKong Following our guides for GODZILLA (2014) and GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (2019), SciFi Japan is pleased to present a guide to officially licensed merchandise for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA VS. KONG, featuring products from the United States, Japan, China, Taiwan, Mexico and the United Kingdom. As was the case with GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, worldwide licensing for the new movie is being handled by Toho and Legendary. *The GODZILLA VS. KONG Licensed Product Guide was created with the cooperation of Toho, Legendary, Warner Bros. and many of the licensing companies. Special Thanks to Rui Machida and Chris Mowry (Toho), Sarah Jarvis, Tracy Brown and James Ngo (Legendary), Chuan Lu, Justin Cavender,

    Source: Diamond Select Toys Special Thanks to Zach Oat Diamond Select Toys is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a set of Godzilla Vinimates. This set includes 2 articulated 4″ vinyl figures designed by Barry Bradfield, each packaged in a full-color window box… ● Godzilla 1962 from KING KONG VS GODZILLA (キングコング対ゴジラ, Kingu Kongu Tai Gojira, 1962) ● Godzilla 1995 (Burning Godzilla) from GODZILLA VS DESTOROYAH (ゴジラVSデストロイア, Gojira tai Desutoroia, 1995) The suggested retail price is $9.99 per figure. OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION Prize: A. There are two (2) prizes, each consisting of two (2) Godzilla Vinimates figures. B. The prizes will be shipped to the contest winners so entrants must include a valid mailing address. This contest is only open to participants in the United States and Canada. C. In the event that a winner chooses

    Source: Titan Books Official Movie Site: GodzillavsKong.com Official Facebook: @GodzillaVsKong Official Instagram: @GodzillaVsKong Official Twitter: @GodzillaVsKong Special Thanks to Polly Grice Titan Books is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a copy of the just-released Godzilla vs. Kong: The Official Movie Novelization! New York Times’ bestselling author Greg Keyes returns once again to the Monsterverse with Titan Books’ Godzilla vs. Kong: The Official Movie Novelization, taking readers deeper into the worlds of Monarch, the Titans, and so much more.The next epic Monsterverse chapter sees legends collide as Godzilla and Kong, the two most powerful forces of nature, clash in a spectacular battle for the ages. As a squadron embarks on a perilous mission into fantastic uncharted terrain, unearthing clues to the Titans’ very origins and mankind’s survival, a conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face

    Source: Playmates Toys Official Site: playmatestoys.com/godzilla-vs.-kong-movie Special Thanks to Sarah Gumina International toy titan Playmates has provided SciFi Japan with product info and large photos of their GODZILLA VS. KONG line and upcoming Classic Godzilla figures. The company is the master toy partner for Toho and Legendary with products themed to the new, as well as additional product lines featuring Legendary’s Monsterverse and Classic Toho Monsters. GODZILLA VS. KONG Toys In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good

    Source: The Loot Company press release Special Thanks to George Roush Loot Crate is inviting you to step into the world of acclaimed horror manga artist Junji Ito with the announcement of the Junji Ito Blacklight Capsule Collection. Featuring unique interpretations of his artwork transformed from traditional black and white panels with hauntingly vivid colorization, this officially licensed Loot Crate exclusive collection of limited-edition and premium apparel comes alive with blacklight ink. The Junji Ito Blacklight Capsule Collection celebrates three of Junji Ito’s most popular works, exclusive to Loot Crate. Officially licensed designs include a Rumors T-shirt, You & Mu Henley, and a Tomie Crewneck Sweatshirt. Show off your love of Rumors with this adaptation of Chapter four’s Souichi’s Diary of Curses with this incredible Rumors T-shirt. The Yon & Mu henley shows

    The Collection of Digital Art from BossLogic and Collectibles from Terra Virtua, Available Starting on March 31, Mark the First NFT Drop Tied to a Major Motion Picture Release Source: Legendary Entertainment press release Official Movie Site: GodzillavsKong.com Official Facebook: @GodzillaVsKong Official Instagram: @GodzillaVsKong Official Twitter: @GodzillaVsKong Special Thanks to Sarah Jarvis In anticipation of Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures epic action-adventure motion picture GODZILLA VS. KONG, Legendary Entertainment is launching two new exclusive NFT (non-fungible token) collections specially created for fans and art lovers alike. Celebrated fan artist Boss Logic and Terra Virtua Ltd will each offer two unique lines of digital collectibles that represent the long-awaited face-off between these two mighty Titans, giving fans a chance to own a unique souvenir from the film. GODZILLA VS. KONG is now taking theaters by storm internationally,

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd., The Topps Company press release Official Site: godzilla.com Special Thanks to Jacara Jenkins Topps Digital continues to introduce exciting new products on the WAX Blockchain. Building on its heritage as one of the first innovators in digital collectibles, Topps is celebrating Toho’s iconic franchise by bringing the studio’s classic monsters, including the King of the Monsters, Godzilla, to the modern platform of NFTs via the WAX blockchain on March 31 at 1pm EST / 10am PST. For over 70 years, Topps has been the preeminent creator and innovator of physical cards and digital collectibles. Generations of fans have enjoyed the pleasure of collecting, trading and showing off their card collections, leading to the rapid and popular adoption of Topps’ sports and entertainment digital collectibles apps which it first brought to market in 2012.

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