It’s time to meet the folks who will be dealing with the King of the Monsters!

Earlier today, the official Godzilla anime film’s website updated with several new cast reveals and a key visual. Six actors will join the cast, though specific roles weren’t announced:

  • Yuuki Kaji
  • Takahiro Sakurai
  • Mamoru Miyano
  • Junichi Suwabe
  • Kana Hanazawa
  • Tomokazu Sugita

The visual is a piece of concept art, which features several soldiers and mechanized walkers trundling through a dense forest.

A stage event for the film will be held on March 26, at AnimeJapan. The six confirmed actors will attend the show.

Godzilla will be directed by Kobun Shizuno (Knights of Sidonia) and Hiroyuki Seshita (Blame!) at Polygon Pictures. Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Psycho-Pass) is writing the script.

As of press time, the film is slated to hit theaters later this year.

Godzilla is one of the most iconic movie monsters in film history. The creäture was created by Tomoyuki Tanaka, Ishirō Honda, and Eiji Tsubaraya. He first appeared in Godzilla (Gojira) in 1954. Since his creation, Godzilla has become synonymous with Japanese pop culture, and appeared in over 35 films.

The most recent feature, Shin Godzilla, was helmed by Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno. The feature opened in Japanese theaters on July 29. Funimation currently holds the rights to the feature, and plans to give it a North American theatrical run later this year.

Source: Ota-suke