The King of The Monsters is back in his homeland, and he has brought a terrifying new design with him.

Slated to be released on July 29, 2016, the new film is called "Godzilla Resurgence" (Shin-Gojira in Japanese) and is directed by popular anime and manga Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno, with collaborator Shinji Higuchi co-directing. With the minds that brought you some of creepy and otherworldly designs of the "Angels" in Evangelion, it's no surprise that this new Godzilla is sporting a more nightmarish look than in years past!.

Japanese tagline: "Japan VS. Godzilla."


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In English, if you prefer.


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His sinister appearance may be a departure from recent entries in the franchise, but is actually a throwback to the original Godzilla--whose mushroom cloud shaped head instilled fear of nuclear destruction. (Well, that and the fact that and his breath.)


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His beady eyes and threatening maw are among the few details revealed of the new monster's appearance, but they are starting to back up Higuchi's claims that this will be the scariest rendition of the monster yet.

Also revealed was a short teaser trailer. While it does not show off much, it perhaps is a little hint that this movie aims to focus more on Godzilla as a threatening force to Japan, and not necessarily a beast battling aliens. Given the tagline of the film, there's a chance Godzilla ends up not battling another monster--but humanity itself.

Interesting to note is that for the trailer and film, parts of Tokyo were completely shut off. This is pretty commonplace in Hollywood productions, but rarely done in Japan, which speaks to the possible scale of the film.

So what do you think? Is it too much of a change, or are you happy to have the old scary version back?

By - grape Japan editorial staff.