Plot andBack in August of 2016, the first Godzilla anime movie was announced. Aside from some of the staff, not much was revealed, though the key visual released seemed somewhat alien. Since then we've seen more concept art art (though not Godzilla himself) which gave us the impression this movie will be very sci-fi.
A couple of days ago, we got word of a rumor that the title of the anime would be Godzilla: Kaiju Wakusei (Godzilla: Monster Planet) and now that title has been confirmed! Overnight the Godzilla anime site was updated with the title new info on the story. Did we say it was sci-fi?
The English translation on the site (there is a button for English) describes the story:
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...?
Also, just to remind you that this is an anime, they also released a new poster for the anime, with the tagline "I will definitely take this earth/planet back.":
The film is set to land in Japanese cinemas in November. Hopefully we don't have to wait too much longer to catch it on Netflix.
Now show us Godzilla Toho/Polygon! Well, hopefully we get a trailer after the staff of the anime takes the stage at AnimeJapan this weekend. Please?