I’m surprised it’s taken until now for a Godzilla anime to be made, but one is now definitely coming. It’s from Netflix in collaboration with Toho, so it will probably be premiered on their streaming service before any physical media release takes place, but is going to be released in over 190 countries and will mark Godzilla’s 30th feature film produced by Toho. In terms of plot we know very little, but apparently the film “will present us with the a glimpse at what manner of impact Godzilla would have on the world of tomorrow”. The concept art released doesn’t give away much but does show a glimpse of some new kind of mecha which will no doubt battle the King of the Monsters at some point or other.
The Godzilla Anime [as it is so far called] will be written by Gen Urobuchi and directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita. In talking about the upcoming project, Seshita stated, “I’m thrilled to collaborate with two very talented colleagues, Mr. Gen Urobuchi and Director Kobun Shizuno to bring to life a unique vision of a universal human drama set in an epic world.”
Frankly the thought of a Godzilla anime is about as exciting a prospect as I can think of right now so I will keeping a close eye on this!