Good news for fans of “Godzilla,” for its anime version is confirmed to grace Netflix this year. Adding fuel to the fire, fans could experience yet another work of people responsible for “Detective Conan” movies, “Psycho-Pass” and “Blame!” films/anime series.
According to Den of Geek,TOHO and Polygon Pictures would be responsible for the film. To hype up anime fans, it was reported that Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan movies) and Hiroyuki Seshita will direct the film. “Fate/Zero,” “Madoka Magika,” and “Psycho-Pass” graphic novel writer Gen Urobuchi is mentioned to write the script.
“We’re looking forward to bringing a spectacular entertainment experience for both existing fans of Godzilla and people new to the franchise,” director Shizuno said in a statement. Screenplay writer, Urobuchi then added that they are thrilled to join the “Godzilla” team and share it with fans nationwide.
Furthermore, Greg Peters president of Netflix Japan said that "Working with the best creators such as Toho in bringing Godzilla to Netflix users in over 190 countries marks a major milestone for us." Yet, no word had been made regarding the plot of “Godzilla” anime.
Speculations include that the concept art released was “Monster Island.” In which it was identified to be an island whom giant beings like Godzilla, King Ghidorah, and Mothra reside. But, it was still guessed that the location presented in the art is a new location or something else to be introduced in the anime per GMA.
“AJIN: Demi-Human” voice characters were also included in the cast of “Godzilla.” Among were mentioned to be Yuki Kaji which also voiced on “Attack on Titan,” Mamoru Miyano whom was also included in “Seven Deadly Sins” and Takahiro Sakurai. “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure” voice actor Tomokazu Sugita and “Psycho-Pass” own Kana Hanazawa were included as well. Lastly, “Prince of Tennis” voice actor Junichi Suwabe wasn’t forgotten.
Regarding Netflix’s “Godzilla” anime, no exact release date had been announced. Nonetheless, fans could still watch the “Godzilla” stage event to take place at “AnimeJapan 2017” on March 26 along with the cast's main voice actors.