Shin Godzilla (シン・ゴジラ, Shin Gojira)[a] is a 2016 Japanese kaiju film directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, with a screenplay by Anno and visual effects by Higuchi. Produced by Toho Pictures and Cine Bazar and distributed by Toho Co., Ltd., it is the 31st film in the Godzilla franchise, the 29th film produced by Toho, Toho’s third reboot of the franchise, and the first film in the franchise’s Reiwa era.[b] It is the first reboot of a tokusatsu series to be adapted by Anno and Higuchi, followed by Shin Ultraman and Shin Kamen Rider. The film stars Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, and Satomi Ishihara. In the film, politicians struggle with bureaucratic red tape in order to deal with the sudden appearance of a giant monster that evolves whenever it is attacked.
In December 2014, Toho announced plans for a new domestic Godzilla film. Anno and Higuchi were announced as the directors in March 2015. Principal photography began in September 2015 and ended in October 2015. Inspiration for the film was drawn from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
Shin Godzilla was theatrically released on July 29, 2016, to acclaim from Japanese critics and mixed reviews from Western critics. The film grossed $78 million worldwide and was the highest-grossing live-action Japanese film of 2016 and became the highest-grossing Japanese-produced Godzilla film in the franchise. It received 11 Japan Academy Prize nominations and won seven, including Picture of the Year and Director of the Year.
- Movie: Shin Godzilla
- Romaji: Shin Godzilla
- Japanese: シン・ゴジラ
- Director: Shinji Higuchi, Yusuke Ishida
- Writer: Hideaki Anno
- Producer: Akihiro Yamauchi, Yoshihiro Sato, Masaya Shibusawa, Taichi Ueda, Kazutoshi Wadakura
- Cinematographer: Kosuke Yamada
- Release Date: July 29, 2016
- Runtime: 119 min.
- Genre: Monster
- Distributor: Toho
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
- Filming began August, 2015 and finishes late October, 2015.
- Director Shinji Higuchi began working in the movie industry as a staff member in 1984 film “The Return of Godzilla.”
- Godzilla’s body in the the movie is presented as 118.5 meter (388 feet) tall, which is the tallest Godzilla yet.
Resulation: 1280×536 / 1920×800
Video codec: x264 (10bit)
Audio format: Japan AAC / FLAC