This weekend, a number of photos of the monster suit from Toho's new Godzilla movie (Godzilla Resurgence internationally, Shin Gojira in Japan) found their way onto social media. Due in Japan July 29th, the film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno (Evangellion) as chief director and Shinji Higuchi (Heisei Gamera series, Attack on Titan) as director. Anno provides the screenplay and Higuchi also serves as special effects director. Get a look after the jump.
The PARCO GALLERY X in Shibuya is staging an exhibition that commemorates the work of the late, lamented illustrator Noriyoshi Ohrai for Toho Studio's Godzilla film series. Hit the jump to learn more.
X-Plus, a Japanese company that specializes in manufacturing high quality vinyl figures, is continuing its Toho 30cm series with a soft vinyl figure of the spirit-possessed Godzilla from Shusuke Kaneko's 2001 film: Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. Hit the jump to learn more.
A 30 second teaser trailer as well as the 1st piece of promotional artwork featuring a close-up of the new creature design for the upcoming 2016 monster film, Godzilla Resurgence, are now available online. Hit the jump to go-go-Godzilla.
While Hollywood's Godzilla returns in 2018, the king of kaiju's original home is reviving their version of the franchise with a new feature in 2016. The new Shin Godzilla film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno (Evangellion) as chief director and Shinji Higuchi (Heisei Gamera series, Attack on Titan) as director. According to the executive producer Akihiro Yamaguchi, the "Shin" is named by Anno, and can stand for "新 (new)," "真 (true)," or "神 (god)." Now, it has an English name.
In December of 2015, Hobby Japan will publish a new book entitled Godzilla vs. Biollante: Completion, a non-fiction behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic Heisei series giant monster movie from 1989. Hit the jump to stomp Tokyo.
Noriyoshi Ohrai, a world-famous illustrator best-known for creating classic movie posters for such films as The Goonies and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, has passed away at the age of 79. Hit the jump to pay respects to a great artist.
High quality model makers X-Plus are releasing an exlusive, limited edition, variant version vinyl figure featuring the titular character of the 2014 American Godzilla film. Hit the jump to learn how Godzilla likes to roar.
Entertainment industry journal Variety has reported that Warner Bros. and Legendary have set a schedule for converging their latest incarnations of the Godzilla and King Kong kaiju franchises. Kong: Skull Island will open March 10, 2017, and the sequel to last year's Godzilla will open on June 8, 2018. Then, the two monsters meet in 2020. More after the jump.
In a clear labor of love, a Japanese fan created a 15 minute fan tribute video entitled "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla vs. Tower of the Sun Robo" which uses S.H. MonsterArts action figures and stop-motion animation to create a giant-sized monster brawl. Hit the jump to check it out.
Tachikawa Cinemas is planning a special celebration for the 61st birthday of Godzilla, Toho's most famous movie monster, that includes film screenings, music, and a live talk event. Hit the jump to learn more.
Toho today opens the official website for the upcoming new Japanese Godzilla film scheduled for Summer of 2016, announcing its official title Shin Godzilla and three main cast: Hiromi Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi and Satomi Ishihara. Check the latest information after the jump.