Year: 2016

Original Title: Shin Godzilla

Country: Japan

Length: 120 minutes

Budget: $63,900,000

Genre: Science fiction

Studios: Toho Company

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: August 10 2017

United States: October 12 2016


Ranking: 448 out of 12,813 movies (up 1052)


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'Shin Godzilla' is the 31st in the Toho Godzilla franchise, and the latest attempt to reboot the series. The story follows the events occurred in 'Godzilla' ('Gojira'), where the most feared monster of Japan kept submerged in the deepest waters of the Pacific Ocean. One day, an water eruption in the Japanese bay frightens the government officials, who actually believe that the phenomenon is a volcanic eruption indeed. However, the aquatic phenomenon turns out to be the prelude of the giant monster's arrival who threats to destroy Tokio. Soon the Government tries to calm the people, but it is too late. The monster has arrive to the city. A group of volunteers will investigate the monster's weaknesses in order to defeat it and safe the city in a race against time. Directed by Hideaki Anno. Starring Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Ohsugi, and Akira Emoto. Hide full plot... Show full plot


Cast Shin Godzilla

Akira Emoto

Ryuta Azuma

Ren Osugi

Prime Minister Seiji Okochi

Satomi Ishihara

Kayoko Ann Patterson

Yutaka Takenouchi

Hideki Akasaka

Hiroki Hasegawa

Rando Yaguchi



Trivia Shin Godzilla

Godzilla's design in this film is mostly based on his design from the original film from 1954. The title 'Shin Gojira' was chosen for the film due to the variety of meanings the syllable "shin" ("new", "true", and "god"). The actor Hiroki Hasegawa immediately accepted a role in the film, stating, "Who wouldn't want to be involved in a Godzilla production?"