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The Godzilla: Monster Planet teaser trailer roars with great kaiju artwork

03.31.2017
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For several weeks now I've been wondering what Toho's planned Godzilla animated feature would look like, and now, we've got some details for you straight from the creative team that are helping to bring the giant lizard king to screen. Here's the thing though, I hope you were paying attention when listening to your Rosetta Stone Japanese language instructional videos and cds, because you're going to need that know-how to read the subtitles provided along the bottom of the screen. That's not all there is to the video, though. Also included in the footage is some truly iconic and kickass Godzilla-related artwork shown throughout the featurette, making this video a must-see for any fan of giant, city-stomping kaiju creatures.

Additionally, an overview of GODZILLA: MONSTER PLANET's story was rececently revealed on the film's official website godzilla-anime.com and we'd like to share that with you now:

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…?

GODZILLA: MONSTER PLANET will be directed by Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare's Kobun Shizuno and Knights of Sidonia's Hiroyuki Seshita in accordance with a screenplay written by Gen Urobuchi of Psycho-Pass fame.

After GODZILLA: MONSTER PLANET is released theatrically in Japan, the animated film will be available on Netflix worldwide later in 2017. Furthermore, don't forget that Michael Dougherty's GODZILLA: KING OF MONSTERS will be stomping your way on March 22, 2019.

Extra Tidbit: During his long-standing career, Godzilla has been known to hock products for both Nike and Dr. Pepper among others.
Source: Toho Animation

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4:16PM on 03/31/2017

It looks like Japans take on what the US Godzilla films SHOULD be like

It looks very Western for an animated Godzilla movie. Even Godzilla looks more like the latest American version. I kinda wish this is the direction they would take so it would be like a futuristic Starship Troopers style vs Kaiju kind of film. Rather than a " 'Merica Fuck Yeah (but lets make all military people look like major idiots in the process)" style like what we got last time.
It looks very Western for an animated Godzilla movie. Even Godzilla looks more like the latest American version. I kinda wish this is the direction they would take so it would be like a futuristic Starship Troopers style vs Kaiju kind of film. Rather than a " 'Merica Fuck Yeah (but lets make all military people look like major idiots in the process)" style like what we got last time.
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