“We are thrilled to bring ‘SHIN GODZILLA’ to theaters across North America this October,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation. “Toho established Godzilla as one of the most iconic monsters in science fiction history and we’re honored to now be a part of that history with the theatrical release of this new movie. Fans will not want to miss this limited theatrical event.“
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
Funimation announced at SDCC that it will release Shin Godzilla in North America (as well as a few other areas), and yes it will be under the Shin Godzilla title not Godzilla Resurgence. Below is their press release with all the details.
Funimation Films Secures Rights to SHIN GODZILLA Movie Throughout the Americas
SAN DIEGO, CA – July 22, 2016. Last night in a surprise announcement to fans at San Diego Comic Con 2016, Funimation® Films announced its acquisition of the live action film “SHIN GODZILLA” from Toho Company, Ltd. The agreement includes theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights for the upcoming Japanese live-action feature film and covers all of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean). Funimation is currently planning to release “SHIN GODZILLA” in theaters in late 2016.
“Funimation is extremely pleased to be working with Toho to bring ‘SHIN GODZILLA’ to audiences across the Americas,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation.
“SHIN GODZILLA” is a Japanese tokusatsu kaiju film — a live action science fiction monster movie featuring special effects. It is the 29th Godzilla film produced by Toho and the 31st in the franchise. The film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. Both directors performed double duties as writer and visual effects director respectively. Higuchi most recently directed the live action film adaption of “ATTACK ON TITAN” (“Shingeki no Kyojin”) which was released in 2015. “SHIN GODZILLA” stars Hiroki Hasegawa and Satomi Ishihara — both alums of the “ATTACK ON TITAN” movie — and Yutaka Takenouchi.
“’SHIN GODZILLA’ represents a brand new chapter in the 62-year history of this iconic science fiction monster,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. “We’re excited to bring audiences this new vision of Godzilla from Toho as reimagined by directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi.”
Godzilla was born in 1954 from H-bomb test and Toho has made this simple premise into the biggest movie series of all time. They made use of miniatures and real world special effects to bring it to life. Toho has stay with this approach for 50 years and 28 installments they are releasing the first Godzilla movie in over 12 years, Shin Godzilla on July 29, 2016.
To celebrate is the exhibition, Godzilla At The Museum: Creative Tracks Of Daikaiju showcasing those miniatures and special effects of the Godzilla movies, design drawings, set drawings, documentary photography, and the like, as well as focusing on the illustrations and three-dimensional modeling that has been created on the basis of the Godzilla movies. It shows the imagination, creativity, power of expression, and will introduce the boundless charm of subject that Godzilla.
In addition there will be a screening of Shin Godzilla and even an awesome event Godzilla Vs Orchestra, featuring a live orchestra playing Akira Ifukube's music while the original Godzilla film is shown.
The event runs from July 15, 2016 - August 31, 2016, at the Fukuoka Art Museum with the Godzilla Vs Orchestra event taking place at Fukuoka Symphony Hall on June 15.
Toho released two trailers today a 30 second spot (below) and a full trailer (above) and there was pics (bottom) and info from Cinema Today (Japan) and the official Shin Godzilla site. The movie, which is to be released July 29th, will be released in IMAX as well as 4D ([4DX] [MX4D]) at the same time in Japan. It seems to hint that this will be the biggest release of the year in Japan, I don't doubt it.
Earlier we posted the announcement regarding Shin Godzilla including the Godzilla Vs Evangelion promo print now we have more pics of the merchandise (below) and there were logos as well (above) besides the print. There was rumor as well of a crossover movie but that part was a April Fool's joke on Toho's part but considering Neon Genesis Evangelion director Hideaki Anno is doing Shin Godzilla is wasn't so far fetched.
The Jinbocho Theatre in Tokyo will be having the Shin Godzilla Movie Total March a movie marathon showing all 28 Godzilla movies as well as the American Godzilla film (2014). It will start on May 7, 2016 and run through June 17, 2016. There is no reserves for seating, it is unclear if the movie are running back to back or not. The movies are split up to a certain number each week during the showings (schedule listed below). Admission prices are 1200 yen (800 yen for children).
May 7 (Saturday) to May 13 (Friday)
"Godzilla X Megagirasu G annihilation operations" (2000) / "Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah Monster all-out attack" (2001) / "Godzilla X Mechagodzilla" (2002) / "Godzilla X Mothra X Mechagodzilla Tokyo SOS" (2003) / " Godzilla FINAL WARS "(2004)
May 14 (Saturday) to May 20 (Friday)
"Godzilla VS Mothra" (1992) / "Godzilla VS Mechagodzilla" (1993) / "Godzilla VS Space Godzilla" (1994) / "Godzilla VS Destoroyah" (1995) / "Godzilla 2000" (1999)
May 21 (Saturday) to May 27 (Friday)
"Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" (1974) / "Terror of Mechagodzilla" (1975) / "Godzilla" (1984) / "Godzilla VS Biollante" (1989) / "Godzilla VS King Ghidorah" (1991)
May 28 (Saturday) to June 3 (Friday)
"Destroy All Monsters" (1968) / "Godzilla minilla-Gabala All Monster large march" (1969) / "Godzilla vs. Hedorah" (1971) / "Godzilla vs. Gigan" (1972) / "Godzilla vs. Megalon" (1973)
June 4 (Saturday) to June 10 (Friday)
"Mothra vs. Godzilla" (1964) / "Ghidorah" (1964) / "Invasion of Astro-Monster" (1965) / "Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster" (1966) / "Monster Island son of the decisive battle Godzilla "(1967)
June 11 (Saturday) to June 17 (Fri.)
"Godzilla 60th Anniversary Digitally Remastered" (1954) / "Godzilla Raids Again" (1955) / "King Kong vs. Godzilla" (1962) / "GODZILLA" (2014)
*There is no screening of "Shin Godzilla".
It has been announced that advance tickets for Shin Godzilla will go on sale April 23, the film hit theaters July 29, 2016. Those that get advance sell tickets will receive a "Godzilla Vs. Evangelion" print. They are limited to 55,555 and will be no more then two per person (one per ticket). It looks like other merchandise will be released as well including towels, t-shirts, key rings, and posters. It appears both the Evangelion and Shin Godzilla websites are involved in the promo.
Nico Nico Super Conference 2016 will have some major Shin Godzilla happens. (Nico Nico Super Conference is an event with the concept of reproducing “Nico Nico Video” live. In addition to Nico Nico Video user, there are also various exhibitors, Sumo, Pro-Wrestlers, Police, Self-Defense Forces, jumbling together to making a chaos event.) The event is April 29-30, from what we can tell there will be props, miniatures, special effects demos, and possibly the first full reveal of Shin Godzilla. The event takes place at Makuhari Messe. It is unsure if Director Anno Hideaki will be at the event but it is a good possibility. Some highlights from the translation below.