Coming later this year on Netflix, our favorite Kaiju is being animated for the first time, aside from cameos, after 63 years of the giant monster’s existence. Though the anime is set for Japan’s theatrical release is March 26th, the rest of the world won’t be getting it until much later.
Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita, with an amazing track record of anime under both of their belts, such as Ajin, Knights of Sidonia, Detective Conan, and Blame!, will be adding their top notch directing to this anime; matched only by Gen Urobuchi’s (Psycho-Pass and Madoka Magika) script writing for the series. Alongside this names known throughout anime will be cast and crew members form other known series such as Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and Attack on Titan.
After 63 years of entertaining audiences from around the world, it’s about time we had an anime of the monster. Growing up watching Godzilla battle foes like King Ghidorah, MechaGodzilla, and Mothra was always a treat in my home. Godzilla was a part of each generation of my family, from those who began watching the killer kaiju’s humble beginnings in 1954, to the younger ones who dusted off those Tokusatsu tapes and watched religiously while their parents slept. This will be a nice bridge into a whole new medium of entertainment for Godzilla and a great way to begin a new tradition for the next generation of Godzilla lovers while bringing back a bit of nostalgia we all know and love.
I will admit, I am a bit skeptical to see this film, but it doesn’t take away from my excitement. Based on the pictures released and the finalized titling of the film Godzilla: Monster Planet, it looks similar to a prehistoric earth; lush trees and wide open spaces filled with greenery as far as the eye can see. I expect to see a new origins story that will hopefully open more imaginative possibilities of a species we haven’t heard of yet. After watching Godzilla for so long, the fact that I’m still asking questions about this new series sparks my interest even more. What dangers will these humans face? What mysteries of the monster will be solved? Will this even take place on Earth, and if so, how will Godzilla be transported there? To be able to create a world where the kaiju we know and love has been created in should be filled with surprises, and I’m looking forward to that.
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