A New ‘Godzilla’ Movie Is Coming To Netflix With Some Major Changes (Poster Inside)

Godzilla Heads To Netflix In Animated Form And Set In The Future!

There’s some new information about the upcoming Godzilla film heading to Netflix. Titled ‘Godzilla: Monster Planet‘ or ‘Godzilla: Kaijū Wakusei‘, the animated feature will take place way in the future! How far in the future? 20,000 years!

The film is directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita, with Gen Urobuchi penning the script. Voice cast includes Yuuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai, Mamoru Miyano, Junichi Suwabe, Kana Hanazawa, and Tomokazu Sugita.

This is the first anime in the franchise but not the first animated venture for the King of Monsters. Godzilla had two previous animated series in America, one in 1978 and the other in 1998 after the 1998 film. Seems like the giant monster is made to be animated!


Released by the official website Godzilla-Anime.com, we now have the plot details as well!

“The last summer of the 20th Century. That day, the human beings learn that they are not the only ruler of the planet Earth.

The appearance of the giant living creatures “Kaiju’s” and the ultimate existence that destroys all monsters: Godzilla. Through the battle against kaiju’s that lasted for half a century, human beings has experienced continuous defeat, and finally plans to escape from the Earth. And in 2048, only those who were selected by the A.I. managed under the central government boarded the inter-sidereal emigrant spaceship “Aratrum” to head for “Tau Cetus e”, the planet beyond the distance of 11.9 light-year. However, the environmental condition differences between that of the Earth and Tau e, which they finally arrived after 20 years were far beyond the predicted numbers, and was not an environment considered to be habitable by human beings.

The young man on the emigrant ship: Haruo, who saw his parents killed by Godzilla in front of his eyes when he was 4 years old, had only one thing in his mind for 20 years: to return to the Earth and defeat Godzilla. Shut out from the possibility of emigration, as the living environment in the ship deteriorates, the group of “Earth Returnists” led by Haruo became the majority, and determines to head back to Earth through a dangerous long-distance hyperspace navigation. However, the Earth they have returned has already passed the time of 20,000 years, and has become an unknown world with the ecosystem reigned by Godzilla.

At the end, will human beings win back the Earth? And what will Haruo see beyond his fate?”

Tagline: “We will definitely take back this ‘Planet’.

This story is intriguing. While vastly different than anything the franchise has done before, it feels like a familiar tale of “dinosaurs” taking back their land. It also sets up Godzilla to be the villain of the film, a role it does very well. I’m curious to know what Earth looks like when it’s been run by Godzilla.

No word on the exact date ‘Godzilla: Monster Planet‘ will be released but it’s schedule for a late 2017 release.

Check out some concept art photos below as well as the poster!

Let me know what you think about anime Godzilla in the comments below.

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