Godzilla: Monster Planet anime gets a quick Japanese teaser

Toho Pictures and Polygon Animation have released a teaser for their upcoming Godzilla anime GODZILLA: MONSTER PLANET, but its 30 seconds go by so quickly that you might not get much out of it. Especially if you don't understand Japanese. Still, this is a preview of a new entry in the Godzilla franchise, which is enough to make it exciting and worth sharing, and the one thing I do get out of it is the impression that this movie is going to action-packed.
GODZILLA: MONSTER PLANET promises to be different than any other Godzilla movie that has come before, and not just because it's animated. Directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita from a screenplay by Gen Urobuchi, it has a story that is set 20,000 years in the future.

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?

The voice cast includes Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa, Tomokazu Sugita, Yuuki Kaji, and Junichi Suwabe. 

Intended to be the first film in an anime trilogy, GODZILLA: MONSTER PLANET will be released in Japan this November. It will then be available for viewing around the world through the Netflix streaming service.

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