Growing up I just loved the “Godzilla” movies and while some of them might seem really hokey by today’s standards they remain a special part of my youth. American Studios brought the mighty King Of The Monsters into the now with their 2014 film, and there is apparently another one on the horizon which is pretty cool to know about and just last year at the NY Comic Con, there was an advance screening of the Toho Studios film “Shin Godzilla”. What I am getting at is there is now an Anime film coming care of Toho Animation which brings a new scenario to the screen. Check out the trailer that was unveiled just the other day. I’ve followed the clip with some premise and about the film with casting. Dig in.
The Premise: In the year 2048, the human race is forced to leave Earth after decades of losing against Godzilla and other giant monsters. They take a twenty year journey to another planet called Tau Ceti e, but upon arrival, they discover that the planet has become uninhabitable. As living conditions on their ship deteriorate, a young man named Haruo spearheads a movement to return to Earth and take it back from the monsters. The ship successfully makes the return voyage, but the crew discovers that twenty thousand years have passed and Earth’s ecosystem has evolved, with Godzilla reigning atop the new food chain.
Mamoru Miyano as Haruo Sakaki
Takahiro Sakurai as Metphies
Kana Hanazawa as Yuko Tani
Yūki Kaji as Adam Bindewald
Tomokazu Sugita as Martin Lazzari
Junichi Suwabe as Mulu Elu Galu Gu
Daisuke Ono as Eliott Leland
Kenta Miyake as Rilu-Elu Belu-be
Kenyu Horiuchi as Unberto Mori
Kazuya Nakai as Halu-Elu Dolu-do
Kazuhiro Yamaji as Endurphe
About The Film: Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (GODZILLA -怪獣惑星- Gojira: Kaijū Wakusei) is a 2017 Japanese CG anime kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced by Toho Animation and animated by Polygon Pictures. It is the 32nd film in the Godzilla franchise, the 30th Godzilla film produced by Toho, and the first animated film in the franchise. The film is co-directed by Kōbun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita, with a screenplay by Gen Urobuchi. The film is the first of a trilogy and was released theatrically in Japan on November 17, 2017. It is scheduled to be released worldwide on Netflix after the film’s theatrical release. (culled from Wiki).
PiercingMetal Thoughts: This looks interesting enough but since I don’t speak the Japanese I am hoping that by the time it reaches Netflix that we will have some kind of sub-titles going on. The premise seems cool and sounds like something right out of the comics. Since we still have some wait time until the second big screen American “Godzilla” film, this might hold us over for the duration. Scrolling back to the mention of “Shin Godzilla”, I actually reviewed the film in the best non-spoiler sense possible and you can check that out on THIS LINK. If I get to check this out early enough when it comes to the US I will aim at doing a review as well since its good to get more of the Anime stuff in place. We have been hitting the NY Comic Con for about eight years now and a few Anime Conventions have been in between those visits so being supportive of the medium is paramount. Plus there is some really good Anime out there. What do you readers think about this? Did you like it? Let me know down in the comments section below.
Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla:_Planet_of_the_Monsters