What to Do With the Dead Kaiju? (2022)

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What to Do With the Dead Kaiju?
Japanese teaser poster for What to Do With the Dead Kaiju?
Alternate titles
Flagicon Japan.png Giant Monster Cleanup (2022)
See alternate titles
Directed by Satoshi Miki
Written by Satoshi Miki
Production company "DAIKAIJU" Film Partners[1]
Distributor Shochiku/ToeiJP
Budget To be announced
Box office To be announced
Running time To be announced
This article concerns an upcoming subject, and will be updated with new information as it arises.

What to Do With the Dead Kaiju? (大怪獣のあとしまつ,   Daikaijū no Atoshimatsu, lit. Giant Monster Cleanup) is an upcoming comedic[1] kaiju film produced by the "DAIKAIJU" Film Partners. It is to be tentatively released to Japanese theaters by Toei and Shochiku on February 4, 2022.[2]

Description[edit | edit source]

A KAIJU (Monster), which terrorized humans to unprecedented levels, suddenly died one day. While the people rejoice and bask in relief, the giant corpse left behind begins to slowly rot and bloat. If it explodes, the nation will be destroyed...
The countdown to the end has begun.
In a desperate race against time, the man assigned to handle the corpse with the fate of the nation at stake is neither a police officer nor a soldier, but a man with a past who disappeared 3 years ago...
What is the mission entrusted to him?
Will he be able to stop the explosion...?!
A fantastical special effects entertainment about a man‘s “top secret mission“ in the face of an unprecedented emergency begins to unfold.[1]

Development[edit | edit source]

What to Do With the Dead Kaiju? was announced on February 26, 2020 along with its writer-director Satoshi Miki and stars Ryosuke Yamada and Tsuchiya Tao, with a projected release date sometime after 2020.[3]

On October 27, the film's release was confirmed to be scheduled for 2022.[4] A countdown timer launched on the film's official website on June 24, 2021,[5] culminating in a press release on July 1. The film's key art and a teaser trailer were released, along with a brief description of the film's plot, the names of the two main characters, and the reveal of former Godzilla series modeler Shinichi Wakasa's involvement.[6]

On October 11, the film's Twitter account began a 3-day counter,[7] leading to another announcement on October 13. Three new cast members were revealed, along with a brief trailer and release date.[2]

Staff[edit | edit source]

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Ryosuke Yamada   as   Arata Obinata, Special Forces member[2]
  • Tsuchiya Tao   as   Yukino Amane[2]
  • Gaku Hamada   as   Masahiko Ame, Prime Minister's secretary[2]
  • Joe Odagiri   as   Bruce, bomb disposal expert[2]
  • Toshiyuki Nishida   as   Prime Minister Kan Nishiotachime[2]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

  • Gigantic dead kaiju

Weapons, vehicles, and races[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: What to Do With the Dead Kaiju?/Gallery.

Alternate titles[edit | edit source]

  • Giant Monster Cleanup (literal translation)
  • Dai Kaiju no Atoshimatsu (transliterated title)[1]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Special announcement trailer
Teaser trailer

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The deceased monster featured in the movie is 155 meters tall and 380 meters long,[2] surpassing Godzilla Earth, the largest incarnation of Godzilla, in absolute size.
  • The roar in the beginning of the special announcement trailer is taken from the Monster Hunter franchise, specifically that of Odogaron and its subspecies.

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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