Television ratings group Video Research revealed on Monday that the first television airing of Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi‘s Shin Godzilla film on TV Asahi networks on Sunday at 9:00 p.m. had an average household rating of 15.2% in the Kantō region.
Shin Godzilla earned 8.2 billion yen (US$75.6 million) at the box office in Japan after opening in Japan in July 2016.
The film won an award at the 56th Japan Science Fiction Convention’s (Nihon SF Taikai) 48th Seiun Awards in July. The film also won the Grand Prize in the Entertainment Division of the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in March. The film also won seven awards at the 40th annual Japan Academy Prizes in March, including Picture of the Year and Director of the Year. The film also won a Fujimoto Award in April.
Shin Godzilla represents the latest in TOHO‘s film series after a 12-year absence since 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars.
Funimation screened the film in theaters in North America in October 2016.
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web