As a lover of Godzilla and animation, I was thoroughly disappointed by the Anime Trilogy, so I decided to come up with my own Alternative Godzilla Anime: story ideas about the king that would better lend themselves to animation and that would just plain be more enjoyable to watch. For now it's just a pet project, but if I really like one, I might turn it into a full-on fanfiction. However, I can't make up my mind and pick one, and there's no way I can adapt them all (besides this, I'm also working on an Invader Zim fanfic, my own original story(ies), and my gap year). So, I'm gonna list em' off and you guys can tell which ones you think sound the most interesting! Here we go:
-Monster Revolution GODZILLION:
A dystopian post-apocalyptic action series set in 2054. A century long war with kaiju has left humankind on the brink of extinction, hiding in capital cities converted to futuristic castle towns for protection. Would follow a team of soliders and scientists working for an international anti-kaiju organization, as well as the civilians and wanderers they meet. Their mission is destroy all monsters, including the legendary Godzillla. But to do so, they must uncover the secrets of the kaiju, as well as their own organization in the process, and doing so may mean they have to work with the king of the monsters himself.
-My Super-Electronic Robot Hero Friend Jet Jaguar:
An action-comedy and a parody of sorts starring everyone's favourite size-shifting robot. Would follow the unlikely misadventures of Jet Jaguar and his unusual family of geniuses and comic relief as they fight to protect our planet from bizarre kaiju, undersea seperatists, sharp-dressed space invaders, and everyday life in a strange but familiar Japan. Godzilla would appear as a recurring character, but he'd be more of a reluctant hero like Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster than in vs. Megalon. Would also feature cheesy self-aware dialogue, screwball situations, incredibly iffy feats of science, and
an underlying critique of our overdependance technology happy family-man robot fun!
-I Am Godzilla/Gojira-san:
A simple slice of life comedy looking at the everyday lives of Godzilla and his kaiju castmates. The kaiju would all be faithful carictures of themselves (e.g. Godzilla's like a grouchy old man, Mothra has mom tendencies but is also quite irritable, Ghidorah's a loon who ruins everything, etc.) There'd also be a
smol small human cast who really just exist to annoy the monsters and cause them problems. Would basically be like looking at human society from a kaiju's perspective. (That or Aggretsuko meets the Yamadas with Godzilla characters.)
-Soul of Gojira/Godzilla: Legend of the Monsters:
A Hayao Miyazki-inspired retelling of the original Gojira. Here, Godzilla is not just a mutated monster named after a Shinto deity. He IS a Shinto deity mutated in a hideous monster by the fires and wreckage of the Pacific War. Would also focus on Dr. Serizawa's story, how he became the man that we know him to be, as well as the relationships between the other main characters, and the people affected by Godzilla's attacks. There'd probably be changes to the plot given the more fantastical angle, but I'd try to keep it as close to the message and spirit of the original as possible.
-Just Us and Godzilla (or The Summer of Monsters):
A mashup of coming-age dramedy and kaiju action in the style of the one and only Masaaki Yuasa. It's set in a world where Godzilla and other kaiju attacks are just a fact of life like most natural disasters and life is about the same. Would be about a bunch of college kids who try to salvage their summer vacation plans after Godzilla shows up angrier than ever. At first they try to just steer clear of his path, ignore him, and carry on with their lives. But as other monsters keep popping up and the damage piles up, they realize that there are problems that have become too big to ignore. Things get worse when they find themselves divided on whether or not they want to keep running or do what they can to help solve the monster problem before it gets worse. Not helping is that they also have to deal with other jeuvenile delinquents, naysaying adults, ignorant politicians, and mysterious "out-of-towners".
-Titanoterror98's Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (Name not final) :
It's a fixfic, nuff' said. The gist of this is to take the ideas from the trilogy I liked and then infuse them with what I would have liked to see (i.e. hit with a Ghibli-brand hammer); my main goals are to overhaul the setting and cast, taking the basic story ideas and making them into a more fulfilling, creative story, and making Haruo a more effective, sympathetic character. What I've got so far, is to make Maina and Miana the main characters and tell the story from their perspective. Haruo and the crew of the Aratrum still appear but they are outsiders, who have come seeking a lost superweapon to take back the Earth from the kaiju. This worries the twins and the other Houtua, who have learned to coexist with the monsters--albeit at the bottom of the food chain--that their warpath will cause another great catastrophe. And sure enough, after killing one Godzilla, they awaken another, throwing the planet's savage ecosystem into chaos. The twins take it upon themselves to help the time-displaced travelers while also stopping them from causing any more damage: Maina investigating the mysteries of the Aratrum crew and their true intentions, while Miana tries to help Haruo overcome his grief and learn to forgive Godzilla.
And that's all I got. So what do you think? I am open to questions.
Last edited by Titanoterror98
on Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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