Back in August of 2017, I shared the trailer for the upcoming Anime series “Godzilla: Planet Of The Monsters” and if you missed that post just click HERE to catch up to the flow of things. The series was a collaboration between Toho Studios and Paragon Pictures and now after a successful run in his native Japan, “Godzilla: Planet Of The Monsters” is available for streaming in full on the Netflix service. Here’s the official poster and some reminder of the premise, and the cast. Take a look.
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: Back in my trailer post I mused how this looked interesting enough to sit down and watch. Since I am a fan of Godzilla anyway I can see that happening very soon but not until I clear off some more space on my DVR. The two services are not connected of course but I have a lot of evenings “out” on my calendar and that means I will need the space. Too bad with all their technology that the cable network just doesn’t let me stream what I want to see when I want to see it. Now I have mentioned that you will need Netflix for the series and it is in Japanese so get your reading glasses ready and pay attention. I’m not used to that myself in all honesty. Perhaps I will do some review of this film series if time permits because a lot of my diehard film readers are asking me to do more Anime related features. Doing posts like this is a start at least. What about you readers? Will you be watching this series on Netflix or subscribing or borrowing a login or whatever? Let me know down in the comments section below. Sayonara.
Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla:_Planet_of_the_Monsters