Godzilla Minus One: A New Threat Looms Over Post-War Japan

The globally loved Godzilla film franchise is now set to make history once again. After the parent studio of the series, Toho initially made a huge announcement late last year about a new instalment in the series, we have finally gotten a teaser today for the same.
The now-released official teaser on youtube reveals much more about the setting of the movie than we knew before. The new movie will be called “Godzilla: Minus One“, and will have the plot of a new struggle of post-war Japan against it.



But Why “Minus: One”

As also depicted in the teaser, the movie is set in the following World War 2, when Japan surrendered after the atomic attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States of America.
It poses Japan as “zero“, as it has lost everything, but now the giant is punching another blow to an already unprecedented despair. Keeping that in mind, hence “Godzilla -1.0” was born. Takashi Yamazaki, the writer and director of the movie states that in order to depict the above, the staff has managed to create a setting that builds up despair upon despair, in an attempt to showcase the monster as “Fear” itself is walking towards you.

He calls it the culmination of all his work yet and wants the audience not to watch, but “experience” the most terrifying movie in the series ever in the best environment.

Takashi Yakazaki, The Write And Director Of The New Godzilla Movie

Godzilla’s Impact On Pop Culture

Godzilla has been now a running name for nearly the past 50+ years. It has appeared in over 50 movies, both in Japan and worldwide. The release of the first film ever, Godzilla (1954), was a huge success in Japan and paved the way for the now cherished Kaiju Genre of Monster Movies. It has also been featured with the famous American Monster, King Kong, in the movie Godzilla vs King Kong (2021).

The beloved monster has also been referenced in many famous television shows, some of the more known appearances have happened in shows like The Simpsons, Family Guy and South Park.

The appearance of the monster in Family Guy


But it has not only the shows the beast has been mentioned in, it is quite famous in hip hop and rap culture too. It is a common occurrence for a Godzilla reference to show up every now and then owing to its powers in modern music, many artists even choose to keep it as the name of the track itself many times. One such famous example of this is Godzilla, by Eminem featuring the late artist Juice WRLD. Released in 2020, the song now has over 1 billion streams on Spotify and 580 Million views on Youtube.

Godzilla by Eminem, 2020


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