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EXCLUSIVE: SHIN-GOJIRA Confirmed To Have Multiple Forms – MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD!

Hey fandom, Jon D. B. here with some insane confirmation for an earlier scoop of ours you’re either going to love or hate.

13445377_630062037142126_3115767263098841756_nShin-Gojira is all over the place in Japan right now, with Wonder Festival featuring the enormous suit-sized Shin sculpture you’ve probably seen several times by now (pictured to the left). Now we’ve got something you haven’t seen.

WARNING: The film doesn’t hit for a few more days now so if you don’t want to be spoiled DO NOT READ BELOW – LEAVE THIS ARTICLE NOW!

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SPOILERS AHEAD:

Alright, you’re still here – so brace yourself.

If you’ve been following us for a while, you would’ve seen this original article we posted way back in January, when we still knew next to nothing about SHIN-GOJIRA. In said article, we passed along an inside scoop we had received concerning Shin-G taking multiple forms in the film. At the time, this was purely hear-say passed onto us from an inside source in Japan, but  we were told it was ‘without-a-doubt’ true.

And now we know, 100%, that it is:

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Edit: One of the original images showcased a sculpted grey entity that appeared to be either a tadpole or is now being reported to be a gourd used to model Shin-Gojira’s skin. The image was, however, requested for removal furthering our point that this plot-point – which we’ve held onto and existed long before the removed image – is still relevant to the film.

People have been chattering about and passing along this “tadpole” tidbit long before the WF image. Recent translation of the soundtrack titles even reveals one suite being named “Landing/Evolution”.

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What you’re looking at above is two forms of Godzilla featured at this year’s Wonder Festival in Japan (shared with us by an unnamed source). The first form is, obviously, the one we’re familiar with. What we see beneath him is …. a tadpole… and that’s Godzilla, too.

Godzilla will start out in this film’s lore as a tadpole who will consume living matter around it, slowly growing into the monstrosity known as Shin-Gojira.

Sound familiar? That’s because it’s a major plot point and beloved character trait of Hedorah – one of Godzilla’s most unique and fantastic enemies, first featured in Godzilla vs Hedorah (1971). So if you are a bit thrown off by Toho’s newest Godzilla being an amalgamation of both the Smog Monster and the Big-G – don’t worry. ‘Cause we sure as $#%& were, too.

This all lines up with recent comments by director Anno Hideaki, as well. He was recently quoted in a Japanese press release saying that his Godzilla would be a “fusion of all living things on earth”. This explains the skeletal remains in Godzilla’s tail as well.shin_godzilla_2016_by_katehasboobs-d9yxsz7

Speaking of tails…. nah. Some secrets are best left for the film.

Such a revelation opens the door for many more strange and bizarre possibilities. Is this very aggressive, alien looking Tadpole-Goji from the nether-regions of space? Is it an ancient terrestrial being? What will he look like in-between? Is what we’ve seen his final form? Will nuclear power still have a role in forming Godzilla from something small into something… monstrous?

Surely Shin-Gojira has a few more tricks up it’s sleeve. The world will find out July 29th, 2016.

We’ll keep you updated as always. Until then!

 

Jon D. B.

 

 

BREAKING: International Standee Spotted for GODZILLA RESURGENCE – FUNimation Picks Up For North American Release!

UPDATE 07/22/2016:

FUNimation announced yesterday that they have purchased GODZILLA RESURGENCE for North American Distribution! TOHO revealed this news exclusively to SciFiJapan, which was shortly followed by this press image:

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FUNimation has an exemplary history of quality Japanese releases in North America, including much of the Dragonball Z animated film franchise, and the recent Attack on Titan live-action films. Their subtitling work is some of the best in the business, so this is fantastic news for us G-Fans!

There is still no word on a U.S. or Canadian release date, but once it is available FUNimation will be the one to reveal it. We’ll keep you updated as always!

For the original article concerning international release, please read on below:

Hey fandom, Jon D. B. here with an exciting grab from a fan in Singapore:

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This is the first official marketing we’ve seen for an international release of Toho’s Resurgence! The striking standee was spotted by a fan in Singapore and then shared with us. Two things jumped out immediately:

1.) August 25th, 2016 may now be the official release date for Asia – or confirms the South East Asia release date at the very least.

2.) Encore Films seems to be at the forefront of international distribution for Resurgence in Asia. UPDATE: We learned that FUNIMATION will distribute in North America on 07/21/2016.

After doing a bit of research, we’ve found that Encore distributes specifically in South East Asia, which makes sense given the origin of this photo (Singapore). Kaiju expert August Ragone recently reported a rumor that North American distribution is on its way – but we have yet to receive any confirmation that the rights have been picked up (see update above).

International distribution has some folks confused; Toho cannot simply put the film up for show in any country they choose. First, Toho puts the rights up for purchase – and corresponding companies within countries/nations around the world must then purchase the rights to distribute the film in their territory. We see an example of this above, with Encore purchasing the film for distribution in South East Asia. Now we play the waiting game to see who will distribute the film in the U.S., U.K. and so on (See update above).

Are you excited to see the next G-Film on the big screen in the months to come? Let us know and follow us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute news coverage for all things Godzilla!

Until then!

Jon D. B.

 

SECOND AND FINAL TRAILER FOR SHIN-GOJIRA HITS – ATOMIC BREATH CONFIRMED PURPLE!

Hey fandom, Jon D. B. here with a more dynamic trailer for SHIN-GOJIRA a.k.a Godzilla Resurgence:

This final trailer showcases a ton of new footage, but the footage itself feels far from new. We’re treated to more static shots of Godzilla walking, more scrambled cinematography of disgruntled (and well-known) Japanese actors, and more destruction reminiscent of Legendary’s G’14. The CGI seems a tad more polished with the exception of some poorly-rendered helicopters, but if you were to show anyone screenshots from this trailer they’d be hard pressed to identify them as separate from the original trailer.

What is new, however, is the stinger shot tagged on to the end, confirming the recent rumor that Godzilla’s atomic breath would be violet in the upcoming film. The purple coloring is not far off from his usual blue, and will serve to further distinguish the already outlandish SHIN from his previous G-brethren:

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Shin-Gojira’s strikingly-purple death ray, captured in a screenshot by kaiju expert August Ragone.

Japanese culture sees violet as the color of death – perhaps the filmmakers saw this as an appropriate shade for this diabolical incarnation’s destructive powers. For what it’s worth, this shot also confirms that Godzilla is still indeed tongueless. With Shin-G so far void of both a tongue and a personality, we truly seem to be heading for a twisted atomic force of nature with zero remorse and zero relatability. Even ShodaiGoji (1954) had personality, so it’ll be very curious to see how this plays out in context.

Does this new trailer have you even more – or much less – excited for Shin’s arrival?We’ll keep you updated as always!

Godzilla Resurgence hits theaters in Japan July 29th, 2016.

Jon D. B.