Coming on the heels of strong performance for its recently released live action Godzilla feature, Shin Godzilla, Japanese studio Toho will produce an animated feature titled Godzilla for release in 2017, according to Variety.  The new animation has some high-powered talent involved, including co-directors Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan) and Hiroyuki Seshita (Knights of Sidonia).  Manga-ka (of, for example, Fate/Zero, see "Dark Horse to Publish 'Fate/Zero'") and anime writer Gen Hirobuchi will write the screenplay.

Released in Japan on July 29, Shin Godzilla (announced less than two years ago, see "More Kaiju!") is expected to finish at over $50 million at the box office there, a very high total and better than expected.  The live action feature will get an American theatrical release as Godzilla Resurgence via FUNimation later this year (see "Toho's 'Godzilla Resurgence' Gets U.S. Release").