The third reboot of one of Japan’s most famous and successful franchises, and the 31st installment in the series was meant to be one of the greatest. Allocating a rather large budget (Us$15 million) and tasking Hideaki Ano, director of “Evangelion” and Shinji Higuchi
, director of “Sinking in Japan, and special effects director of “Gamera”, and one of the top special effects supervisors in Japan, with the film’s direction, it was evident that Toho
was not about to leave anything on chance. The result was hugely successful, since “Shin Godzilla
” was the highest-grossing live-action Japanese film of 2016 and is the highest-grossing Japanese-produced Godzilla
film. Furthermore, it received 11 Japan Academy Prize nominations and won seven, including Picture of the Year and Director of the Year.
The film follows the regular script of the franchise, as an unknown, gigantic creature appears in Japan from the sea, wreaking