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Moyoco Anno Draws Shin Godzilla Character

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Sugar Sugar Rune and Sakuran manga creator Moyoco Anno shared a drawing on her Twitter account of the character Kayoko from her husband's live-action film, Shin Godzilla. Kayoko is the U.S. envoy in the film played by Satomi Ishihara.

Moyoco Anno and Hideaki Anno have supported each other's works in the past. Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara's Japan Animator Expo adapted Moyoco's Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen and The Diary of Ochibi manga works. Moyoco Anno detailed her and her husband's personal life in the comical Insufficient Direction manga. That too was adapted into anime.

Shin Godzilla 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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