Gen Urobuchi’s Godzilla: Monster Planet anime movie just dropped two huge new videos, and both finally reveal the mighty King of Monsters itself. Yes folks, we finally see Godzilla’s face in these two videos! The first video is the full trailer for the movie, while the second video is a teaser trailer.
Aside from the two new videos, the staff also revealed a brand new key visual image, which features several human characters, including protagonist Haruo Sakaki, and of course, the legendary King of Monsters, Godzilla.
A new still image was also revealed, and it features Godzilla doing what it does best, and that is destroying stuff.
The anime movie’s official website also revealed the story. It happens 20,000 years into the future as humans are now living outside of Earth after Godzilla forced them out of the planet near the end of the 20th Century. Here’s how the website describes it:
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…?
Netflix will be streaming the film worldwide starting November 2017. A stage event on Anime Japan this March 26 will hand out more details on this monstrous new anime project starring the King of Monsters himself. And did we mention Gen Urobuchi is writing the story?
The anime will also feature six A-list voice actors as part of the cast, but we all know they will be second-fiddle to Godzilla himself, right?
- Kana Hanazawa (OreImo’s Kuroneko, OS: Infinite Stratos’s Charlotte Dunois)
- Yuuki Kaji (Attack on Titan’s Eren Jeager and High School DXD’s Issei Hyoudo)
- Takahiro Sakurai (Code Geass’s Suzaku Kururugi and Berserk’s Griffith)
- Mamoru Miyano (Gundam 00’s Setsuna F. Seiei and Steins;Gate’s Rintarou Okabe)
- Junichi Suwabe (Fate/Stay Night’s Archer and Kuroko’s Basketball’s Daiki Aomine)
- Tomokazu Sugita (Gintama’s Gintoki Sakata and Haruhi Suzumiya series’ Kyon)
While Polygon Pictures handles the animation, and Detective Conan movie director, Kobun Shizuno is directing, renowned anime writer, Gen “Urobutcher” Urobuchi (Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass, Madoka Magica) is handling the story concept and screenplay.
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