26 Mar 2018 10:58 AM +00:00 UTC

Tokyo's New Godzilla Statue Unveiled

Godzilla is the most popular Kaiju in Japan, and the iconic monster is the highlight of the country's latest Toho franchise tribute.

Last Friday, a new three-meter tall (about 9 feet) Shin Godzilla statue was unveiled to replace the Heisei Godzilla statue in the middle of Japan's Hibiya Square in Chiyoda. The older statue it replaced will be moved inside of Toho Cinemas Hibiya building, and fans can marvel at it starting March 29.

Watch the video of the unveiling below:

According to Nippon.com, the new Shin Godzilla statue is the largest, whole body, three-dimensional Godzilla statue in Japan yet. It stands on top of a 50-centimeter platform.

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Shin Godzilla was the highest-grossing live-action movie made in Japan in 2016, and it won seven Japanese Academy Awards. The version of Godzilla featured in this film looks way more menacing than its previous incarnations.

The Western version of Godzilla will release its sequel, Godzilla: King of Monsters, on March 2019.

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