Who doesn't love Godzilla? Well, The King of Monsters is coming to anime, as a new Godzilla anime film trilogy is set for a 2017 release. The official website for the trilogy has revealed a new teaser visual offering the first look at the newly designed Godzilla. The first film, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, is set to premier in Japan on November 17, then fans around the world will be able to stream the film on Netflix service sometime later this year. Check out the first sneak peak of the new anime Godzilla below!
The official website describes the story below:
The last summer of the 20th Century. That day, the human beings learn that they are not the only ruler of the planet Earth.The appearance of the giant living creatures “Kaiju's” and the ultimate existence that destroys all monsters: Godzilla. Through the battle against kaiju's that lasted for half a century, human beings has experienced continuous defeat, and finally plans to escape from the Earth. And in 2048, only those who were selected by the A.I. managed under the central government boarded the inter-sidereal emigrant spaceship “Aratrum” to head for “Tau Cetus e”, the planet beyond the distance of 11.9 light-year. However, the environmental condition differences between that of the Earth and Tau e, which they finally arrived after 20 years were far beyond the predicted numbers, and was not an environment considered to be habitable by human beings.
The young man on the emigrant ship: Haruo, who saw his parents killed by Godzilla in front of his eyes when he was 4 years old, had only one thing in his mind for 20 years: to return to the Earth and defeat Godzilla. Shut out from the possibility of emigration, as the living environment in the ship deteriorates, the group of “Earth Returnists” led by Haruo became the majority, and determines to head back to Earth through a dangerous long-distance hyperspace navigation. However, the Earth they have returned has already passed the time of 20,000 years, and has become an unknown world with the ecosystem reigned by Godzilla.
At the end, will human beings win back the Earth? And what will Haruo see beyond his fate?
You can check out the cast for the Godzilla anime below:
- Yuuki Kaji
- Takahiro Sakurai
- Mamoru Miyano
- Junichi Suwabe
- Kana Hanazawa
- Tomokazu Sugita
Godzilla will be directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita. Gen Urobuchi created the story and penned the screenplay.