Toho Animation has released more information on the upcoming Godzilla animated film. Toho are staying on board as the original producers of the Godzilla franchise, while Polygon Pictures are responsible for the animation. The animated film is an exciting addition to Godzilla’s 60+ years of existence. The movie is set for release in November this year and will also be available to stream online via Netflix.
Don’t forget to check out the official website to see some beautiful concept art in the works.
The synopsis based on the official website:
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?
Captain Haruo Sakaki, a 24 year old army captain who lost his parents to Godzilla. Despite his light built compared to others in the army,he makes up for it in strength and intelligence.
Metphies, a 50 year old alien from planet ‘Exif’ (エクシフ) serving as a civilian Shinto priest within the army. A well respected, benevolent and gentle figure.
Seargeant Major Yuko Tani, 19 years old. Orphaned at a young age, she grew up with Haruo. Although she has a complex when it comes to physical strength, she is knowledgeable in arms design and modelling.
Wing Commander Martin Lazzari, 34-year old Italian American civilian in military employ serving as a biologist specialising in the study and analysis of ecosystems. He is inquisitive and optimistic.
Second Lieutenant Adam Bindewald, 21 years old, is a skilled hover pilot hailing from Germany. He is always cheerful and seems to look up to Haruo.
Lieutenant Colonel Mulu-elu Galu-gu, a 60 year old alien from planet Bilsard (ビルサルド). Rational and scientific in his approach, he is a skilled engineer within the army.