Godzilla Resurgence

Japan Release: 2016
Running Time:
119 minutes

Shin Godzilla


Japanese Title

シン・ゴジラ
[Shin Gojira]

Distributor: Production:

Toho
Toho / Cine Bazar

In Tokyo Bay the Japan Coast Guard finds a mysterious pleasure boat adrift, empty of all inhabitants. Just then, as the Coast Guard is still exploring the ship, the water begins shaking, and a huge underwater explosion takes place, causing a cave in at an underground highway, and widespread panic. Soon a bizarre monster appears and runs amok in Tokyo. The Japanese government is shocked and, while a number of helicopters are called out by the JSDF, the prime minister does not allow them to fire, and the bizarre monster escapes back into the sea. Japan is at a loss as to how to respond when Kayoko Ann Paterson, an American who represents the United States government, appears with information about the monster, which she calls Godzilla. The Americans are now offering to work with the Japanese to deal with this enormous threat. When Godzilla appears again, he is more powerful than ever, and the combined might of the JSDF and American bombers cannot stop him as he wreaks havoc across Tokyo, razing the city to ruins before going dormant in the middle of the city. The UN, led by the United States, determines that Godzilla will awaken in 360 hours, and unilaterally decide to nuke the monster before that happens, effectively giving Tokyo two weeks to evacuate the population before doomsday. However, the Japanese, led by the clever Rando Yaguchi, desperately search for an alternate means to destroy Godzilla without atomizing Tokyo in the process. Can they find a way to destroy the mysterious, awesomely powerful monster before it's too late?

Live Action Science Fiction Kaiju Godzilla

Box Office - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Background - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews

Titles

International Title

Godzilla Resurgence*

Initial US Title

Shin Godzilla
US Distributor: Funimation (2016) / Time: 119 minutes

Alternate Titles

New Godzilla
[Literal translation]

 


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Type 10 Tank
Type 10 Tank
AH-64D Apache
AH-64D Apache
F-2 Fighter
F-2 Fighter
B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber
B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber
Areligh Burke Class Destroyer
Areligh Burke Class Destroyer
Predator UAV
Predator UAV
M270 MLRS
M270 MLRS
Type 99 155mm Howitzer
Type 99 155mm Howitzer
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle
Type 96 Multi-Purpose Missile System
Type 96 Multi-Purpose Missile System
OH-1 Helicopter
OH-1 Helicopter
Maneuver Combat Vehicle
Maneuver Combat Vehicle
Takanami Class Destroyer
Takanami Class Destroyer
Takanami Class Destroyer
SH-60K Helicopter



Staff

Cast

Directed by Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi
Writing credits Hideaki Anno
Produced by Minami Ichikawa, Kazutoshi Wadakura, Taichi Ueda, Masaya Shibusawa, Yoshihiro Sato
Executive Producer Akihiro Yamauchi
Music by Shiro Sagisu
Stock Music by Akira Ifukube
Cinematography by Kosuke Yamada
Film Editing by Hideaki Anno, Atsuki Sato
Production Design by Yuji Hayashida, Eri Sakushima
Assistant Director Kimiyoshi Adachi, Katsuro Onoue
Director of Special Effects Shinji Higuchi
Rando Yaguchi, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroki Hasegawa
Hideki Akasaka, Prime Minister's Aide Yutaka Takenouchi
Kayoko Ann Patterson, Envoy to the US President Satomi Ishihara
Seiji Okochi, Prime Minister Ren Osugi
Ryuta Azuma, Chief Cabinet Secretary Akira Emoto
Yusuke Shimura, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kengo Kora
Oatama Hiromi, Nature Conservation Bureau Director Mikako Ichikawa
Masao Zaizen, Integrated Chief of Staff Jun Kunimura
Saigo, Combat Leader Pierre Taki
Katayama, Minister of Foreign Affairs Kyusaku Shimada
Kozuka, Governor of Tokyo Ken Mitsuishi
Yajima, Joint Staff Deputy Shingo Tsurumi
Reiko Hanamori, Defense Minister Kimiko Yo
Ikeda, Tank Captain Takumi Saito
Tokyo Lieutenant Governor Takashi Fujiki
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yu Kamio
Journalists Suzuki Matsuo, Takahiro Miura
Embassy Staff Bob Werley
Newscaster Mark Chinnery
Refugees Atsuko Maeda, Ren Mori
Biologists Kazuo Hara, Shinya Tsukamoto
Marine Biologist Akira Ogata
Minister Akira Hamada
American Military Alex Hormigo
- Issei Takahashi
- Tetsu Watanabe
- Satoru Matsuo
- Kanji Tsuda
- Arata Furuta
- Toru Nomaguchi
- Taro Suwa
- Mayumi Ogawa
- Keisuke Koide
- Hairi Katagiri
- Isshin Inudo
- Jun Hashimoto
- Sei Hiraizumi
- Kosei Kato
- Moro Morooka

- Toru Tezuka
- Chisako Hara
- Kenichi Yajima
- Mafia Kajita
- Daisuke Kuroda
- Kreva
- Takashi Kobayashi
- Shohei Abe
- Ikuji Nakamura
- Seiko Seno
- Makoto Awane
- Takeshi Ohbayashi

Posters



Box Office

Release Date: July 29th, 2016 (Japan)
Opening Weekend: ¥624,610,717 / $6,122,434 (Japan, 348 Theaters, 441 Screens)
Attendance: 5,690,000 (Japan)
Total: ¥8,250,000,000 / $80,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Shin Godzilla Funimation (2017) Order
Japan Region 2 Shin Godzilla Toho (2017)
United States Blu-ray Shin Godzilla Funimation (2017) Order
Japan Blu-ray Shin Godzilla Toho (2017)  
Japan Blu-ray Shin Godzilla: Special Edition Toho (2017)  
Japan Blu-ray Shin Godzilla: Special Edition 4K Toho (2017)  

CD Soundtracks


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Background and Trivia

  • Features two versions of the Toho logo before the movie begins. One is the modern logo and the second is the color one that was used during the 1960's and 1970's.
  • The release gap between Shin Godzilla and the previous Godzilla film from Toho, Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), is the largest to date. It marks almost 12 years, surpassing the previous "record holder" with the 9 years between Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) and The Return of Godzilla (1984).
  • Features stock music by Akira Ifukube from seven other Toho films. These other sources include: Godzilla (1954), Battle in Outer Space (1959), King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964), Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965), Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993).
  • Is the first Toho Godzilla film not to be produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka or Shogo Tomiyama. It's also the first to be produced jointly with another company, in this case Cine Bazar.
  • Although Funmation Films went with the title of "Shin Godzilla" for release, a title of "Shin Godzilla (Godzilla Resurgence)" with the international title in parenthesis was often utilized. This includes on sites like Fandango and the ticket stubs given after purchase. When we interviewed Paul Fruge´, Brand Manager at Funimation Films, he noted "Godzilla Resurgence is a very US type term, however since we do license this from Toho the producer and director said change it to Shin Godzilla so that was a very easy decision." Toho's eventual preference for the name Shin Godzilla was spelled out when Godzilla.com was relaunched and used this name alongside Toho's other preferred names for the Godzilla films.

Concept Art


Reviews

Nicholas Driscoll Star Rating
August 30, 2016
Anthony Romero Star Rating
October 16, 2016
Patrick Galvan Star Rating
November 1, 2016
Thomas Fairchild Star Rating
November 5, 2016