Funimation Brings "Shin Godzilla" to Austin to Celebrate Home Video Release at "Strange Beasts V: Shin Beasts" Exhibition on July 28 at Guzu Gallery

Celebration of August 1st “SHIN GODZILLA” Home Video Release Will Feature Works from 14 Artists and Special Guest Appearance by Legendary Sci-fi and Fantasy Artist Bob Eggleton

FLOWER MOUND, TX – July 12, 2017. Godzilla, King of the Monsters, is headed to Austin for “Strange Beasts V: Shin Beasts” art show and exhibition at Guzu Gallery - a special “SHIN GODZILLA” inspired edition of the annual event celebrating the film's North American home video release on August 1. Funimation is sponsoring “Strange Beasts V: Shin Beasts” and its Opening Night Party which will take place on Friday, July 28 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy new and original works of kaiju art from 14 local, national and international artists, including, legendary sci-fi and fantasy artist Bob Eggleton who will also be appearing in-person as a celebrity guest. As part of the opening event, Funimation will be distributing a select number of limited-edition posters of a commissioned Godzilla artwork created by nationally-renowned kaiju artist and Austin-area resident Matt Frank. The art show and exhibition will also feature a special display of Bandai and X-Plus Japanese import Godzilla action figures courtesy of toy distributor Bluefin. Some of these figures will be available for purchase. “Strange Beasts V: Shin Beasts” will be on display from July 28 – August 21, 2017.

The artists participating in “Strange Beasts V: Shin Beasts” are as follows. A complete list of art bios is available at the end of this release.

Preston Asevedo
Dan Brereton
Kevin T. Chin
Tim Doyle
Bob Eggleton
Matt Frank
Josh Hoskins
Alexander Iaccarino
Hiroshi Kanatani
Timothy Lim
New Flesh
Nick Pitarra
Jeff Zornow

“SHIN GODZILLA” was co-directed by Hideaki Anno (creator of “Evangelion”) and Shinji Higuchi (director of “Attack on Titan” live action movies) and is the 29th film produced by Toho Co., Ltd. in the iconic science fiction monster franchise. The film grossed more than $1.9M at the box office during its North American theatrical release last October. “SHIN GODZILLA” will be released on August 1 and is available in both DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UV editions. Both editions are available for pre-order at

Strange Beasts V: Shin Beasts
July 28 - August 21, 2017
Guzu Gallery
5000 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Tel 512-454-4898

Opening Night Party:
Friday, July 28, 2017
7:00 -10:00 p.m.
RSVP link
Open Bar and Food Truck

Hi-res Event Key Art available at

Complete list of artist bios available at

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