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VIZ Media Acquires New Sports Anime Series CAPTAIN TSUBABSA

10 January, 2018 - 16:37
Remake Based On The Beloved Manga Series Debuts In April 2018 In Japan Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: captaintsubasa2018 (Japan) Special Thanks to Jane Lu and Erik Jansen
Key art courtesy of VIZ Media. © Yoichi Takahashi/ Shueisha・2018 CAPTAIN TSUBABSA Committee
VIZ Media, LLC, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the acquisition of the forthcoming CAPTAIN TSUBASA (キャプテン翼, Kyaputen Tsubasa, 2018). VIZ Media has secured the digital streaming, EST, home video and merchandise rights from Shueisha Inc. The series is set to premiere in Japan this April on TV Tokyo. In addition, VIZ Media is partnering with Televix Entertainment to present CAPTAIN TSUBASA to Latin American buyers at the upcoming NATPE market (Miami, FL, January 16-18). Televix represents all broadcast and digital licensing rights in Latin American territories, and will be taking meetings at the Fontainebleau Hotel Tresor Tower Suite 1708. Continued...
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MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER Production Notes and Images

10 January, 2018 - 02:04
A normal girl gets magical powers for a night in MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2017 "Mary and the Witch's Flower" Film Partners
New Anime Film Opens in North America and Australia on January 18th Source: Toho Co., Ltd., GKIDS Inc., Madman Entertainment, Fathom Events Official Site: (Japan), (US), (Australia) MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER (メアリと魔女の花, Meari to Majo no Hana, 2017) -- the first film from Studio Ponoc -- opens in theaters in North America (from GKIDS and Fathom Events) and Australia (Madman Entertainment) on January 18, 2018. SciFi Japan is pleased to share the film's English Production Notes from GKIDS, along with images and promotional artwork provided by GKIDS, Fathom Events, Madman and Japanese distributor, Toho. Continued...
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Win CHASING THE DRAGON Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack!

8 January, 2018 - 12:17
Source: Well Go USA, MPRM Communications Special Thanks to Leif Helland and Rachel Villegas
Image courtesy of Well Go USA Entertainment. © 2017 Mega-Vision Workshop, Ltd. Bona Entertainment Co., Ltd., Infinitus Entertainment, Ltd. Sun Entertainment Culture, Ltd.
Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack of the stylish Hong Kong crime thriller CHASING THE DRAGON (追龍, Zhuī Lóng, 2017) featuring iconic action stars Donnie Yen (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, IP MAN franchise) and Andy Lau (HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS). Based on a true story, Yen plays an illegal immigrant from Mainland China who sneaks into corrupt British-colonized Hong Kong in 1963 and transforms himself into the ruthless drug lord Crippled Ho. Lau reprises the role of the corrupt cop seeking money and power he originated in the Lee Rock franchise. CHASING THE DRAGON also stars Kent Cheng (IP MAN franchise), Philip Keung (DRUG WAR, THE STOOL PIGEON), Wilfred Lau (YOUNG BRUCE LEE), Yu Kang (KUNG FU KILLER), Michelle Hu (ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHANGHAI) and Raquel Xu (CHINESE WINE). Hong Kong cinema fans should look out for cameo appearances from movie legends Kenneth Tsang (RUSH HOUR 2) and Chan Wai-man (DRAGON STRIKE). Continued...
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DEVILMAN Crybaby Now Streaming Worldwide on Netflix

8 January, 2018 - 02:12
The anime series DEVILMAN Crybaby is now available on Netflix. Image courtesy of Netflix. © Go Naigai - Devilman Crybaby Project
Official Site: Source: Netflix Special Thanks to Ami Yamaguchi Go Nagai's Devilman returns in the anime, DEVILMAN Crybaby. The series, comprised of 10 episodes, is a Science SARU production and is now available globally exclusively on Netflix. Continued...
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X-Plus Giant Monster Figure Lineup for March 2018

6 January, 2018 - 18:49
Photos courtesy of X-Plus. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Stegon and Pandon © Tsuburaya Productions
Product Info and Exclusive GIANT High-Res Photos, Direct from X-Plus! Author: Keith Aiken Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Shingo Fujimoto A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and daikaiju-sized photos of their giant monster figures scheduled for release in March 2018. Continued...
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ITO-KUN A TO E Info and High-Res Images

5 January, 2018 - 07:25
The relationshop between Rio Yazaki (Fumino Kimura) and Seijiro Ito (Masaki Okada) has more than its share of secrets in ITO-KUN A TO E. Photo courtesy of Showgate Inc. © 2018 "Ito-kun A to E" Film Partnerss
Source: Showgate Inc. Official Site: (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Distributor Showgate Inc. has provided information and photos from ITO-KUN A TO E (伊藤くん A to E), a new live-action film based on the novel of the same name by author Asako Yuzuki. The movie opens in Japanese theaters on January 12th. Continued...
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New Digital Manga Available Now from VIZ Media

4 January, 2018 - 18:31
Images courtesy of VIZ Media. Fire Punch © 2016 by Tatsuki Fujimoto/SHUEISHA Inc. RWBY © 2017 Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC © 2015 by Shirow Miwa/SHUEISHA Inc.
Kick Off 2018 With Series Debuts Of Fire Punch And RWBY Along With A Special Promotion For Weekly Shonen Jump! Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Elizabeth Ellis and Erik Jansen Readers are invited to dive into 2018 with all-new manga series! January debuts include the post-apocalyptic adventure Fire Punch and the sleek action saga RWBY. Also catch the latest new volumes for the digital-first releases of One-Punch Man Vol. 13 and Astra Lost in Space Vol. 2, as well as the not-to-be-missed series finale of Nisekoi: False Love (Vol. 25). Continued...
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NAPPING PRINCESS on Blu-ray & DVD January 30 from GKIDS/Shout! Factory

3 January, 2018 - 23:25
The acclaimed anime film NAPPING PRINCESS will be released as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo and on DVD by GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Photos courtesy of Shout! Factory. © 2017 "ANCIEN AND THE MAGIC TABLET" Film Partners
Source: Shout! Factory Official Site: (Japan), (US) Special Thanks to Shannon Meehan The highly acclaimed 2017 film NAPPING PRINCESS (ひるね姫 〜知らないワタシの物語〜, Hirune Hime 〜Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari〜, 2017) comes to Blu-ray + DVD from GKIDS and Shout! Factory on January 30, 2018. Continued...
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ULTRAMAN GEED THE MOVIE — Info and Large Photos from Tsuburaya Pro

3 January, 2018 - 03:00
Juggrus Juggler, Ultraman Orb Origin, Ultraman Geed Ultimate Final and Ultraman Zero Beyond stand together in ULTRAMAN GEED THE MOVIE. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. © 2018 “Ultraman Geed The Movie” Film Partners
Source: Shochiku Co., Ltd., Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: (Japan) Tsuburaya Productions has provided information and high-res images for their upcoming theatrical feature based on the ULTRAMAN GEED (ウルトラマンジード, Urutoraman Jiido, 2017) television series. Continued...
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20th Dragon Ball Feature in Production

1 January, 2018 - 09:10
Image courtesy of Toei Animation Co., Ltd. ©BIRD STUDIO / SHUEISHA, TOEI ANIMATION
Source: Toei Animation Co., Ltd. press release Dragon Ball’s 20th feature film has been revealed! News of the film was announced at Jump Festa 2018 in Japan. The film is currently in production, which will serve as a commemoration for decades of legendary titles. Continued...
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SciFi Japan 2017: Year in Review

31 December, 2017 - 03:29
12 Months of Exclusive Content Direct From Studios and Distributors Author: Keith Aiken SciFi Japan is proud to remain the one and ONLY English language website devoted to Japanese fantasy films and TV that is officially press registered with all five major Japanese studios (Toho, Toei, Shochiku, Nikkatsu and Kadokawa), several Japanese production companies, plus their distributors and licensees. Continued...
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