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Godzilla Minus One (Minus Color) gets a trailer

Since its first appearance in 1954, the monster Godzilla has captivated and shocked not only Japan but the world. Godzilla Minus One, the 70th anniversary movie, the 30th live-action Godzilla film produced in Japan, and the first Godzilla of 2023 was released in Japan on Friday, November 3, 2023 (national holiday), “Godzilla Day!”

The film’s director, screenwriter, and VFX director is Takashi Yamazaki, a life-long Godzilla fan. Ryunosuke Kamiki plays the lead role, while the heroine is played by Minami Hamabe. In addition, a lineup of talented actors including Hiroki Yamada, Takataka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando, and Kuranosuke Sasaki stand together to fight against Godzilla.

I loved the film and was my top film of 2023.

The movie, which opened in 522 theaters across Japan (including large-format theaters), was a “Godzilla-level” blockbuster, drawing 2.87 million viewers and grossing over 4.42 billion yen (30,902,209 USD) in 45 days as of Sunday, December 17. The film also made a big splash when it won the “48th Hochi Film Award” for Best Director.

In North America, the GODZILLA MINUS ONE opened on Friday, December 1, breaking a 34-year record within 5 days of its release by becoming the highest-grossing Japanese live-action film of all time at the U.S. box office! It has now grossed over $34.41 million in its 17 days of release through December 17! It is also the highest-grossing foreign film released in North America in 2023! The movie won the “Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Visual Effects” and the “Las Vegas Film Critics Association Award for Best International Horror/Science Fiction Film” and has been nominated for numerous other international film awards. Japan’s Godzilla is making great strides across the United States!

Director Takashi Yamazaki’s goal with this film was to create a “scary Godzilla.” The black-and-white version of GODZILLA MINUS ONE was created to allow viewers to experience a worldview reminiscent of the first film, GODZILLA (ゴジラ, Gojira, 1954)! GODZILLA MINUS ONE/MINUS COLOR will be screened in 340 US cinemas from Friday, January 26, 2024. The color GODZILLA MINUS ONE will continue to be screened in cinemas, and both versions can be enjoyed at movie theaters in Japan.

In 2024, experience the “most fearsome” Godzilla created by director Takashi Yamazaki in a new way!

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