Godzilla Anime - News Roundup
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|Date:||8/19/2016 (Updated: 3/14/2017)|
Eager to follow up the success of Godzilla Resurgence (2016), which has just surpassed ¥3.3 billion at the Japanese box office, Toho has announced an animated movie on the King of the Monsters simply titled Godzilla.
The project is being directed by Kobun Shizuno with animation by Polygon Pictures, both of which worked on Knights of Sidonia. Writing duties are being handled by Gen Urobuchi while Hiroyuki Seshita will join Shizuno in directing the production. The film is currently slated for a 2017 release.
Toho has launched an official site for the upcoming movie as well: godzilla-anime.com
Update (3/9/2017): The movie's Twitter account has been slowly publishing concept art releated to the project, showing the alien and futuristic settings of the movie. That concept art is found below.
In addition, the movie's primary voice cast was revealed, which are led by Yuki Kaji, who has done voice work for the Pokémon movies and Beserk Golden Age, who is joined by Takahiro Sakurai, Tomokazu Sugita, Junichi Suwabe, Kana Hanazawa, and Mamoru Miyano.
Update (3/14/2017): It has been announced that, worldwide, the upcoming Godzilla anime will be released through a joint venture with Toho and Netflix. The announcement mentions a theatrical release, presumably just in Japan, before being distributed later in 2017 over Netflix.
As of this moment, a release date for the movie in Japanese theaters is still not specified. In fact, it's the only 2017 movie on Toho's lineup without a release date. The main website for the movie has been updated, though, with the addition of a "In association with NETFLIX" notification in the lower right corner.
To go along with a news, a new poster has also been released. This one is directly related to the new agreement, showing the anime title alongside a "TOHO animation" and NETFLIX logo.