The iconic science fiction monster Godzilla makes land fall in the U.S. and Canada this October with the North American theatrical release of “SHIN GODZILLA” from Toho Company, Ltd. Fans have been clamoring for news of the film’s theatrical dates ever since Funimation® Films made its surprise acquisition announcement in July at San Diego Comic Con 2016.
And today, the company revealed that “SHIN GODZILLA” will roar into theaters for a limited engagement on October 11 – 18. The movie will screen in more than 440 theaters across the U.S. and Canada.
Tickets for “SHIN GODZILLA” will be available for pre-purchase on the official film website beginning on September 9.
Co-directed by Hideaki Anno (creator of “Evangelion”) and Shinji Higuchi (director of Toho’s 2015 “Attack on Titan” live action movies), “SHIN GODZILLA” is the 29th Godzilla film produced by Toho and represents a brand new chapter in the 62-year history of this celebrated movie monster. The film stars Hiroki Hasegawa and Satomi Ishihara – both also from the “Attack on Titan” live action movies – as well as Yutaka Takenouchi.
“Movie audiences can look forward to a great time watching ’SHIN GODZILLA’ this October,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. “A larger than life monster like Godzilla has to be experienced on the big screen. And we expect this movie to sellout in numerous theaters so we encourage fans to purchase tickets in advance.”
SHIN GODZILLA has been a big hit in Japan since its opening on July 29, 2016, which garnered a box office of ¥ 845,675,500 and total audience of 564,332 during its first three days. To date in Japan, the movie has grossed ¥ 5,302,014,700 at the box office and 3,637,748 in total attendance.
In advance of the movie’s opening, Funimation will be hosting two premieres of “SHIN GODZILLA” – on October 3 in Los Angeles and on October 5 in New York before opening day of New York Comic Con 2016. Additional details on these two events to be announced.
To purchase tickets to or find more information on “SHIN GODZILLA,” visit funimationfilms.com/shingodzilla.
Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen—Godzilla! The King of the Monsters is back in Tokyo for a city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise.
It’s a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different… something alive. His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. As the government scrambles to save the citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side—the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
Cast[Character - Actor]
Rando Yaguchi – Hiroki Hasegawa (Attack on Titan the Movies: Part 1 & 2)
Kayoko Ann Patterson – Satomi Ishihara (Attack on Titan the Movies: Part 1 & 2)
Hideki Akasaka – Yutaka Takenouchi (Reisei to jônetsu no aida)
CrewDirector – Hideaki Anno (Evangelion)
Co-Director – Shinji Higuchi (Attack on Titan the Movies: Part 1 & 2)
Writer – Hideaki Anno
Editor – Hideaki Anno
Visual Effects Director – Shinji Higuchi (Attack on Titan the Movies: Part 1 & 2)
Music Composer – Shiro Sagisu (Evangelion)
Studio – Toho Pictures, Inc.
“A rebirth for both Godzilla and Hideaki Anno: A match made in kaiju heaven”
OTAKU USA Magazine
“A reboot that is unquestionably Godzilla.”
Jay Hawkinson, BLOODY DIGUSTING