New Godzilla Anime to Air on Neflix After Japanese Theater Run

The upcoming Godzilla anime, the 30th Godzilla film to be produced by Toho Pictures, is set to air on Netflix. It will be available on the streaming service after it’s initial Japanese theater run. The anime is the latest Godzilla film to hit theaters after Gareth Edwards’ (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) version in 2014 and Shin Godzilla from Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi in 2016. The anime will be called simply Godzilla and released later this year. More information about the anime will be released at an event at AnimeJapan 2017 on March 26. The film will be streamed in over 190 countries when it hits Netflix.

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Godzilla will be animated by Polygon Pictures, who did Knights of Sidonia. The director of that film, Kobun Shizuno, will partner up with AJIN: Demi-Human director Hiroyuki Shshita for the Godzilla anime. Gen Urobuchi, writer of Psycho-Pass, will take on the script.

There isn’t much known about the story, though teaser images like the one above have shown that it’s at least partly set in the jungle. Godzilla has never starred in an anime before, though he appeared for a moment in Crayon Shin Chan to help promote Shin Godzilla. He’s also appeared in two animated shows in the West. The voice actors for the film are Yuuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai, Mamoru Miyano, Junichi Suwabe, Kana Hanazawa and Tomokazu Sugita.

The upcoming sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, will hit theaters in 2019 and stars Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga. How excited are you guys for the upcoming Godzilla anime? What sort of design do you want to see for the kaiju himself? What’s your favorite Godzilla movie of all time? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnnet.