The teased next project from writer Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Thunderbolt Fantasy) has been revealed as none other than a Godzilla anime film. The feature is currently in the works for a 2017 theatrical premiere, with animation production by Knights of Sidonia studio Polygon Pictures.
Shin Godzilla - the latest in Toho Studio's venerable franchise of films featuring a giant, angry, irradiated monster - is also the 1st Japanese film to feature a version of Godzilla rendered in full CG by animation and special effects company Shirogumi, Inc.. Hit the jump to check out a behind-the-scenes featurette that reveals their process of translating the Big G into the digital world.
Previewed at the recent Wonder Festival figure event and now published online, Yoji Shinkawa, known for his design and art direction work on the Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders series, has offered his take on the idea of NERV Produced G Weapon. This G x Eva x Yoji.S creation is being developed as a pre-painted figure from Sentinel. Get a look after the jump.
The Big G’s first Japanese movie in 12 years – Shin Gojira – opened at number one at the Japanese box office this weekend. But how is movie itself and how does it fit into the works of co-director and scriptwriter Hideaki Anno of Evangelion fame? Matt Schley, Tokyo correspondent for Otaku USA magazine, weighs in with his review after the jump!
Starting on April 1st and leading into the July 29th opening of Toho's new Godzilla movie, co-directed by Hideaki Anno (Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (Heisei Gamera series, Attack on Titan), a series of art pieces have matching the series. The latest features Gainax vet Akira Amemiya and Yuji Kaneko's take on Godzilla meeting the pilots. Meanwhile, a new set of merchandise feature Asuka as the King of Kaiju.
Along with Shinji Higuchi (Heisei Gamera series, Attack on Titan), Hideaki Anno is helming the new Godzilla movie, which has meant a lot of Evangelion crossover merchandise, mostly featuring battles between Eva Unit 01 and Godzilla. In an impressive, new figure, they were spliced together with the premise that injected G-cells have "Awakened" in the Eva. Get a look after the jump.
At their Industry Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, Funimation announced the license of Shin Godzilla, aka Godzilla Resurgence, the king of kaiju revival from Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. Speaking of Higuchi, Funi also announced the release plans for his live-action Attack on Titan. More after the jump.