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King Ghidorah attacks on Godzilla: The Planet Eater anime poster

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Director Michael Dougherty's GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, a sequel to Gareth Edwards' 2014 GODZILLA film, will be reaching theatres on May 31, 2019, bringing us the sight of Godzilla doing battle with fellow famous kaijus Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah... But before we see that film, Toho Studios will be completing the Godzilla anime trilogy they started with GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS and continued with GODZILLA: CITY ON THE EDGE OF BATTLE.

The trilogy capper is titled GODZILLA: THE PLANET EATER, and will feature the animated versions of Godzilla and King Ghidorah tearing into each other.

Directed by Kobun Shizuno from a screenplay by Gen Urobuchi, the film has the following lengthy synopsis: 

A door opens and a golden seal shatters a star.

But the search ends in vain, forcing them and their alien allies back to Earth. But 20 thousand years have passed in their absence, and the Earth is a wholly different place.

The planet's flora and fauna now embody and serve Godzilla. Earth is a monster's planet, ruled by the largest Godzilla ever at 300 meters in height.

The Houtua twin sisters, Maina and Miana, lead him to the skeletal remains of the Mekagodzilla, Taken from the Mechagodzilla carcass, the nanometals have gradually rebuilding a "Mechagodzilla City," a potential weapon capable of destroying Godzilla Earth.

As the strategy develops, a rift forms between the humans and the Bilusaludo, one of several alien races that had joined the humans on their exodus from Earth. Their leader, Galu-gu, believes that the secret to defeating Godzilla lies in the use of Haruo ultimately uses his means for defeating Godzilla Earth to destroy the Mechagodzilla city so as to prevent nanometal assimilation, killing Galu - superhuman powers - but, Haruo resists, fearing that in defeating monsters, they must not become monsters themselves. The childhood friend, Yuko, has been absorbed by the nanometal integration and has fallen into a brain dead coma.

The human race, once again, is lost. Metphies, commander of the priestly alien race, Exif, marvels at the miraculous survival of Haruo, he begins to attract a following. The Exif has secretly harbored this outcome as their "ultimate goal." Miana and Maina issue warnings against Metphies, while Haruo begins to question mankind's next move.

With no means for defeating Godzilla Earth, mankind watches as King Ghidorah, clad in a golden light, descends on the planet. The earth shakes once again with as war moves to a higher dimension.

What is Godzilla exactly? Does mankind stand a chance? Is there a future vision in Haruo's eyes? Find out in the finale.

GODZILLA: THE PLANET EATER will be released to theatres in Japan on November 9th. As with the previous two chapters, it will eventually be available for viewing on the Netflix streaming service.

In anticipation of the Japanese release, a very cool poster has been released online and can be seen below.

I'm behind on watching these Godzilla animes, but I will definitely be catching up on them soon.

Extra Tidbit: Have you watched the Godzilla animes?
Source: KaijuBattle

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