Everyone’s favourite Kaiju is getting the anime treatment.
The official synopsis/background information is as follows:
Since it was first released as a feature film in 1954, “Godzilla” has become a colossal cultural icon loved by millions around the world. The 2016 release of “SHIN GODZILLA”, directed by Hideaki Anno, reinvigorated the franchise with a novel and realistic depiction of the iconic monster story, earning 82.5 million US dollars at the box-office and capturing the imagination of new and old fans alike. Now in 2017, GODZILLA evolves in an unexpected direction as a feature-length animated film.
The animated movie takes the franchise into uncharted territory — a harsh world of the future in which Godzilla has dominated the Earth for the past 20,000 years, and a fateful final confrontation with mankind looms. Prepare for the earth-shattering roar of a brand new GODZILLA, unlike anything heard or seen before.
Production Studio: Polygon Pictures
Original Story / Screenplay: Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus), Sadayuki Murai
As far as we know in this story, humans have been driven from Earth and are returning to take it back. The trailer primarily focuses on Haruo, the main human character. In this footage, we see Haruo’s parents die during one of Godzilla’s attacks, and witness the older Haruo lead an expedition back to Earth. Haruo is still consumed by rage and the desire for revenge. Unfortunately for Haruo, even the latest advancements in missiles don’t seem to have any effect on Godzilla.
It is interesting to note that that throughout the franchise there has never been an anime film. There have been cartoons but nothing quite on this level.
Godzilla: Monster Planet will be released in Japan this November, before it makes its North American debut on Netflix at a later date.