In a surprise move we’ve just gotten word from San Diego Comic Con 2016 that Funimation has officially obtained licensing rights for a theatrical release of Shin Godzilla! For western branding purposes the film has been refereed to as Godzilla Resurgence previously.
Opening July 29th in Japan, the brainchild of Hideaki Anno (creator of the prolific Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise) Shin Godzilla sees the largest and possibly most horrific version ever of the iconic monster destroy Japan once again. This bit of licensing news is a huge win for fans who feared there may not be a release of the film in the west. Presumably this theatrical release would be a limited engagement as previous Funimation efforts for Attack on Titan & Dragonball Z films have been.
We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available in the coming weeks!