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Back in January, fans got their first look at Toho's first ever Godzilla anime movie, which is slated for release in Japan later this year. Earlier this month, Netflix picked up the streaming rights to this movie, which will be released theatrically in Japan before debuting worldwide on the popular streaming service. Today we have a new poster for this highly-anticipated anime movie, which doesn't give us a glimpse at Godzilla himself, but we do get to to see this futuristic world. We also have new concept art and the official synopsis.
The last summer of the 20th century. On that day, the human race realized that they were not the only ruler of the planet earth. The emergence of gigantic monsters "kaiju" and the ultimate existence that even can destroy the kaijus, Godzilla. After half-century of the war against the kaijus, the human race repeatedly defeated and decided to escape from the earth. »
In recent years, monster fans have heard the mighty roar of the radioactive reptile, and the King of the Monsters shows no signs of slowing down, as Netflix and Toho are now teaming up for a new anime Godzilla project.
The Godzilla anime will be released globally on Netflix after a Japanese theatrical release via Toho. An exact release date and trailer have not yet been revealed, but you can check out concept art from the anime below, via the official site.
Press Release: Tokyo, Japan 13 March 2017 - Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network, today announced an exciting addition to its slate, an original Japanese animation based on the Godzilla character, which will have its exclusive premiere on Netflix worldwide following a Toho theatrical release in Japan.
The first-ever high quality animation of the iconic global monster franchise is set to offer an epic re-imagining of the Godzilla world of the future. »
- Derek Anderson
After more than 50 years, the King of the Monsters is getting the anime treatment. Toho is producing their first-ever Godzilla anime film, which will be heading to Netflix later this year.
After years of inactivity, the Godzilla franchise has become very productive lately. 2014 gave us Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, which will spawn a sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019. A Japanese version by Toho called Shin Godzilla came out last year, winning Best Picture at the Japanese Academy Awards. And 2020 will give us the long-awaited crossover remake Godzilla vs. King Kong. On top of all that, we’re getting an anime film.
According to the site Bloody Disgusting, Netflix Japan announced the new animated film via Twitter. Co-Produced by Toho and Polygon Pictures. The film will be scripted by Gen Urobuchi and co-directed by Hiroyuki Seshita and Kôbun Shizuno, along with a voice actor cast including Yuuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai, »
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For those of us that need something to whet our appetite for Krampus director Michael Dougherty’s far-off but much anticipated Godzilla: King of Monsters or the inevitable monster mash between Godzilla and King Kong, Netflix has announced it is bringing a Godzilla anime feature to the streaming service later this year.
This will mark Godzilla’s first feature anime outing, which is actually surprising considering that the franchise has been around since the 1950s. Here’s a look at some concept art, unveiled via the official Twitter account:
The Godzilla anime project will be produced Toho and animated by the prestigious Polygon Pictures. Kobun Shizuno (Knights of Sidonia) and Hiroyuki Seshita (Ajin: Demi-Human) are directing, with Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass) penning the screenplay. Featuring in the voice cast are Yuki Kaji (Attack on Titan), Takahiro Sakurai (Ajin: Demi-Human), Junichi Suwabe (Prince of Tennis), Tomokazu Sugita (Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker), Kana Hanazawa (Blame! »
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Back in August, the legendary Japanese studio Toho announced they were making their first ever Godzilla anime movie, with Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita directing from a script by popular graphic novel and anime movie writer Gen Urobuchi. We haven't had any updates since then, but today Toho has not only announced the first six cast members, but also released the first pieces of concept art. The anime movie will feature the voices of Yuuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai, Mamoru Miyano, Junichi Suwabe, Kana Hanazawa and Tomokazu Sugita, although no details were given for their characters.
The cast members and concept art were released on the film's new official website, Godzilla-Anime.com, with Anime News Network revealing that all six cast members will be featured in a stage event at AnimeJapan 2017 on Sunday, March 26. No plot details have been released at this time, but Toho and Polygon Pictures are aiming for a 2017 release date, »
5 items from 2017
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