Get Up Close & Personal With Godzilla in Behind-the-Scenes CG Video

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Toho is giving a behind-the-scenes look on the CG effects used to create Shin Godzilla's titular monster in a new streaming video. The video gives a panoramic look at Godzilla from his colorless CG form to a fully complete monster. Computer graphic layer breakdowns also show scenes of destruction were created as Godzilla smashes through the coastline and characters' homes.

This film is the 29th Godzilla film by TOHO and the first new Godzilla film from Japan in 12 years. The movie opened in theaters in Japan on July 29. Evangelion director Hideaki Anno and live-action Attack on Titan film director Shinji Higuchi collaborated on the film. Anno served as chief director and writer, while Higuchi also helped direct the film and served as visual effects director. Hiroki Hasegawa (live-action Attack on Titan films' Shikishima), Yutaka Takenouchi (Hoshi no Kinka), and Satomi Ishihara (live-action Attack on Titan's Hans/Hanji) star in the film and Mansai Nomura (Kyōgen stage actor, Onmyoji) plays the Shin Godzilla through motion capture.

The film opened in Japan on July 29, and has IMAX, MX4D, and 4DX screenings.

Funimation Entertainment announced at Comic Con International that it will release Shin Godzilla. It plans to release the film in theaters in North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean in late 2016.

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