Hideaki ANNO

Shinji HIGUCHI 樋口真嗣

Shin Godzilla


Nippon Cinema   ª 

The biggest monster in film history is back – and it is bigger than ever! In this 29th installment of the legendary franchise, a gigantic creature emerges from Tokyo Bay, leaving the authorities helpless and without a plan. SHIN GODZILLA is rather a political drama than a monster film: the debates inside the conference room are as riveting as the fights against Godzilla.


Japan 2016

117 minutes

Hideaki ANNO, Shinji HIGUCHI

Hideaki ANNO


About Hideaki ANNO

Hideaki ANNO, born in Yamaguchi in 1960, made a name for himself as the director of the multi-award-winning anime series EVANGELION. Since 1998 he has also been directing live-action films.

About Shinji HIGUCHI

Shinji HIGUCHI, born in Tokyo in 1965, had the opportunity to work on the special effects team for Koji HASHIMOTO’s film GODZILLA (1984) directly after school. Many other monster films followed, including GAMERA: GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE (1995) by Shusuke KANEKO. In 2005, he gave his directorial debut with LORELEI: THE WITCH OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN, and in 2006, JAPAN SINKS became a box office hit. His film SHIN GODZILLA (2016 / NC ’17), for which he shared the directing credit with Hideaki ANNO, was an international success and won numerous awards.