Legendary anime writer, Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) is taking on Godzilla for a new anime film trilogy. Now, Netflix, which will be distributing the anime film worldwide, has revealed that they will begin streaming for the first film, Godzilla: Planet of Monsters, across 190 countries starting January 17, 2018.
The international version for Netflix will be released in 23 subtitles and also seven dubbed versions. The anime movie made its theatrical premiere in Japan back in November last year. It’s second movie will premiere in Japan on May 2018 and will feature Mecha Godzilla.
Here’s how the anime’s official website describes the film’s story:
The planet is beset by the emergence of colossal creatures that roam the earth, and king among them is “Godzilla”. For a half a century, these beasts engage in ferocious battle with each other and mankind. But humans, unable to compete, prepare for exile from their home planet. In the year 2048, a select few humans are chosen by the central government’s artificial intelligence infrastructure to set out on an interstellar emigration vessel, the Aratrum, on an 11.9-lightyear journey for the planet Tau-e in the Cetus constellation. But when they arrive after 20 years of space travel, the remnants of mankind find the environmental conditions on Tau-e to be much different than expected, and basically uninhabitable by humans.
One youth on board the emigration vessel, Haruo, had seen his parents killed by Godzilla before his eyes when he was only 4 years old. Ever since, he has thought of nothing but returning to Earth to defeat Godzilla. With the doors to emigration now closed, Haruo and other crew spearhead a “return to Earth” decision despite severely attenuated and hazardous conditions on board for such a long trip back.
Somehow, the Aratrum makes the return journey in one piece, but the home they return to has become an alien planet. 20,000 years have elapsed, and a new ecosystem has emerged with Godzilla atop the food chain. Can mankind take back its native planet? Will Haruo get his revenge?