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    GODZILLA MINUS ONE US Release Update From Toho! US Premiere and New Poster Revealed!

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    Toho has provided an update for the American release of the new movie GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). Read on for details and a look at two US proster designs...


    GODZILLA MINUS ONE, written and directed by Takashi Yamazki,  sees an already devastated postwar Japan facing a new threat in the form of Godzilla.  The film stars Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando, and Kuranosuke Sasaki, with music by Naoki Sato.

    GODZILLA MINUS ONE hits US theaters on Friday, December 1st nationwide. Advance tickets will go on sale on "Godzilla Day" -- Friday, November 3. Check your local theaters for dates and times.

    There will also be special Early Access Fan Event Screenings on Wednesday, November 29th in IMAX and participating premium large format theaters across the country. 

    The Red Carpet Premiere of GODZILLA MINUS ONE will take place at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, November 10th at a venue TBA in Los Angeles. This is an "invitation only" event, but fans can request tickets through 1iota Productions at

    The movie is being screened in Japanese with English subtitles.



    • The film takes place just after the war, when Japan has no self-defense force or no armaments. The starting point is what happens if Godzilla comes to Japan while it is completely disarmed.
    • GODZILLA MINUS ONE is written and directed by award winning director Takashi Yamazaki and produced by TOHO Studios.
    • The film stars Japanese superstars Ryunosuke Kamiki as Koichi Shikishima and Minami Hamabe as Noriko Oishi. Mr. Kamiki and Ms. Hamabe also currently star together in the hit Japanese television series RANMAN.
    • Other cast includes: Yuki Yamada as Shiro Mizushima, Munetaka Aoki as Sosaku Tachibana, Hidetaka Yoshioka as Kenji Noda, Sakura Ando as Sumiko Ota and Kuranosuke Sasaki as Seiji Akitsu.
    • This is the first domestic Japanese Godzilla film since SHIN GODZILLA in 2016.
    • The film shot on location and on soundstages in Japan from March 2022 – June 2022.
    • The film is rated PG-13 for “creature violence and action”.



    Takashi Yamazaki (Director, Writer, VFX) - Yamazaki is an award-winning director and visual effects supervisor.   Known for his blockbusters and innovative visual effects, Yamazaki is considered a leading filmmaker in the Japanese film industry.

    Yamazaki developed an interest in filmmaking and visual effects after watching STAR WARS and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.   He began his career in 1986 and later made his feature film debut with JUVENILE in 2000.   Yamazaki gained recognition with his third film, ALWAYS: SUNSET ON THIRD STREET in 2005 which won 12 awards at the 29th Japanese Academy Awards.   Yamazki has directed several film adaptations of popular anime, novels and manga including THE ETERNAL ZERO in 2013 and STAND BY ME DORAEMON in 2014  -  both that went on to earn a total of nine awards at the 38th Japanese Academy Awards.  Some of Yamazaki’s other directorial credits include PARASYTE (2014), DRAGON QUEST: YOUR STORY  (2019), LUPIN III: THE FIRST (2019), STAND BY ME DORAEMON 2 (2020) and YOKAIPEDIA (2022).

    US poster. Photo courtesy of Toho. ©TOHO CO., LTD.

    US poster. Photo courtesy of Toho. ©TOHO CO., LTD.

    GODZILLA MINUS ONE, the latest movie in the Godzilla series, will be released in Japan on November 3 and open in North American cinemas on December 1, 2023. For more on information, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan...


    Toho International, Inc., the Japanese studio’s U.S.-based subsidiary, has brought classic Godzilla, with 70 years of storytelling and monster mayhem, brand awareness and excitement to audiences around the world through a comprehensive licensing program spanning toys & collectibles, gaming, apparel, accessories, publishing, seasonal, housewares, food & beverage, and many more categories. With over 25 live-action films, numerous animated films and series, and more action-packed new content to come, Toho has captured the love and attention of Godzilla fans from all across the globe. Always-on content accessible across multiple streaming platforms has put Godzilla and other Toho monsters at the forefront of consumers' minds as the franchise gears up for an exciting next generation of storytelling and fandom.


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