FUNimation Films announced that they had acquired the live-action film Shin Godzilla from Toho Company, Ltd. yesterday at their panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. They have just posted the details of this license. FUNimation has the theatrical, home video, video on demand and broadcast rights for the new film. These rights cover the Americas, which include North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. FUNimation is planning to give Shin Godzilla a theatrical release later this year.
The film is known in Japan as Shin Gojira, which can mean ‘New Godzilla’. It is a Japanese tokusatsu kaiju film, a live-action sci-fi monster film utilising special effects. This is Toho’s 29th Godzilla film. Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi directed the film. The former also served as the writer and the latter also served as the visual effects director.