GODZILLA: MONSTER PLANET Takes To The Skies In A Spectacular New Trailer
With longstanding monster movie mainstay, Godzilla, still a relevant factor in film fandom, Polygon Pictures (Knights of Sidonia, BLAME!) are well on their way with their latest high-end offering, Godzilla: Monster Planet. The film opens in Japan on November 17 and with a likely rollout on Netflix sometime thereafter, while this one is certain to leave a mark among fans who’ve followed the franchise in all its glory. Taking it to animation only seems fitting and this newest treatment rocks judging by the latest trailer now online.
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 have experienced continuous defeat, and finally plan 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?
Shizuno Kobun (Knights of Sidonia, Detective Conan), and Seshita Hiroyuki (AJIN: Demi-Human, BLAME!) direct with a screenplay by acclaimed anime writer Urobuchi Gen (Psycho-Pass, Madoka Magika).
Voice casting includes Kaji Yuki (Attack on Titan, AJIN: Demi-Human), Sakurai Takahiro (AJIN: Demi-Human, BLAME!), Sugita Tomokazu (Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure), Suwabe Junichi (Nodame Cantabile, Prince of Tennis), Hanazawa Kana (BLAME!, Psycho-Pass) and Miyano Mamoru (AJIN: Demi-Human, The Seven Deadly Sins) among its voice talents.
Enjoy the action-packed trailer below!
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