The King of Monsters is finally getting its own anime treatment thanks to a massive collaboration between Netflix, Polygon Pictures, and renowned anime screen writer, Gen Urobuchi. The Godzilla anime will actually be a movie trilogy streamed globally via Netflix, and now, we finally get a new trailer. This new trailer gives us a better at Godzilla fighting humanity, and without further ado, here it is:
TOHO Animation also streamed a 30-second version of the trailer:
Aside from the new footage from the first movie, the trailer also previews the anime’s theme song, “White Out” by XAI. It also features a new flying Kaijuu that the humans also have to fight. As for the first film itself, it has a November 17 opening in Japan. And for its Netflix Global streaming, it will happen later this year.
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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