Mandatory news break: Shin Godzilla edition

Interrupting the regularly scheduled absence of blog posts due to major character reveal happened earlier today, and no, it’s not Jyuuoger. Sorry Jyuuoger.


No, we’re posting a news special edition because we’ve got a first look (outside of the footprint poster and those weird tote bags that were given to extras) of the 2016 Godzilla from Godzilla Resurgence:

shin godzilla poster 2

Oh, look, there’s a release date, too.

There’s something very familiar about the many teeth and beady eyes of this design to me, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe it reminds me of one of the horrors from Garo, or something from Mikazuki, or just the Goombas from the Super Mario Brothers movie? I thought that maybe I’d seen a similar Godzilla design in a doujinshi or something, but I can’t find it if I did.

Anyway, the Godzilla artists Matt Frank and Jeff Zornow wasted no time rendering the incarnation in drawn form, and Shinji Nishikawa even had time to draw him twice!

frank zornow shin godzillanishikawa shin godzilla 2 nishikawa shin godzilla

According to Chunichi Sports, this incarnation of Godzilla will be 118.5 meters tall. This beats out Legendary Godzilla’s 108 meters, but not quite Hanna Barbera Godzilla’s 122 meters, and seems like an oddly non-round number for someone who grew up with “Showa Godzilla’s 50 m, Heisei’s 100 m”. Maybe it comes out as something even in cubits?

We also got a teaser trailer.

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