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Godzilla: Animated Film Trilogy

Post by Tregarde » 07/06/17

Anime feature film Godzilla: Kaiju Wakusei (Godzilla: Monster Planet) is slated for a November release in Japan and internationally on Netflix after that. Here is the flicks debut trailer.

Twenty thousand years in the future, the Earth is overrun with Godzilla and other kaiju. Humans arrive, set to take back the planet from those monsters.

Kobun Shizuno, who has helmed several Detective Conan movies, and Hiroyuki Seshita, who directed the Ajin anime, are co-directing, while Gen Urobuchi of Madoka Magica fame is penning the story.

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Post by Psia » 07/07/17

Curious. Someone decided to leap ahead. Stop telling Kaiju origin stories. Of course, the assumption is that Humanity found itself driven from the Earth entirely. But the stories told thus far suggest that some aspect of Humanity and the Kaiju are compatible. Are there pockets of Humanity on Earth who get along just fine in the world?
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Post by Tregarde » 08/01/17

Sci-Fi Japan translated press notes from Toho Studios. It's pretty extensive, with bits about the production, cast, crew and story. Plus shows some new pictures of the world and kaiju.

GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS Press Notes From Toho
http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2017 ... from-toho/

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Official description, in somewhat broken English:
“The last summer of the 20th Century. That day, the human beings learn that they are not the only ruler of the planet Earth.

The appearance of the giant living creatures “Kaiju’s” and the ultimate existence that destroys all monsters: Godzilla. Through the battle against kaiju’s that lasted for half a century, human beings has experienced continuous defeat, and finally plans to escape from the Earth. And in 2048, only those who were selected by the A.I. managed under the central government boarded the inter-sidereal emigrant spaceship “Aratrum” to head for “Tau Cetus e”, the planet beyond the distance of 11.9 light-year. However, the environmental condition differences between that of the Earth and Tau e, which they finally arrived after 20 years were far beyond the predicted numbers, and was not an environment considered to be habitable by human beings.

The young man on the emigrant ship: Haruo, who saw his parents killed by Godzilla in front of his eyes when he was 4 years old, had only one thing in his mind for 20 years: to return to the Earth and defeat Godzilla. Shut out from the possibility of emigration, as the living environment in the ship deteriorates, the group of “Earth Returnists” led by Haruo became the majority, and determines to head back to Earth through a dangerous long-distance hyperspace navigation. However, the Earth they have returned has already passed the time of 20,000 years, and has become an unknown world with the ecosystem reigned by Godzilla.

At the end, will human beings win back the Earth? And what will Haruo see beyond his fate?”

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Post by Tregarde » 10/24/17

Of course it would have some peppy J-pop song.

But otherwise, still kinda looking forward to this.

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Post by Tregarde » 01/07/18

It's only days away.

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Post by Psia » 01/07/18

Finally.

I've been playing catch-up. Collecting Godzilla films and learning the different nuances. Toho has restarted their franchise a few times. If I understand correctly, the last live action film, Shin Godzilla, was their latest reboot. A new continuity. Reestablishing the destroyer of cities. Not friend to Humans - let alone the kids - at all. I suspect Monster Planet may have more in common with that film than any of the others.
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Post by Psia » 01/16/18

One more day.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet (anime movie)

Post by Tregarde » 01/20/18

Overall, it was okay. It was basically a typical Godzilla on a rampage movie, with a sci-fi twist. And like a typical Godzilla movie, not enough kaiju. The English dub is pretty decent too.

I'm curious to see where they go with the next movie.

Also stay for the post credits scene.

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Post by Psia » 01/20/18

Okay. Finished Godzilla. It's not as bad as some Godzilla Facebook Group users made it out to be. But it does have a cliffhanger. As it's story being told in three parts. Complaints that it started out too slow are merited. But after watching some classic films, many of them were slow to get going as well. Lots of character exposition and then Big Monster Attack. As you suggest, Tre, it's actually consistent.

And, yes, do watch for the after credits teaser. That point was suggested earlier in the film. But if you blinked you missed it while reading subtitles. I called that in an earlier suggestion in the thread. Should prove interesting.

/squinty eyes Netflix. Now to find out when part two is due.
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Post by Psia » 01/23/18

https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/w ... n-netflix/
The second part of Godzilla at the moment is currently called Gojira: Kessen Kidō Zōshoku Toshi which translated literally means Godzilla: Battle Mobile Breeding City. The release date for part 2 is scheduled to be in May 2018 in Japan. Given how long we waited for part 1 of Godzilla, you can probably expect it to release on Netflix in either June or July 2018.

Part 3 is also believed to release in 2018 but has yet to get an official release date. If we’re going with each part releasing around 6 months apart, it probably means it’ll release in cinemas in Japan in November/December 2018 and then arrive on Netflix either in December 2018 or January 2019.
Dragging it out a bit. But I look forward to seeing where these take the story.
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Post by Tregarde » 01/23/18

Battle Mobile Breeding City?

I just love the crazy names Japanese come up with.

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"Chapter 2 "GODZILLA Fixed Battle Mobile Promotion City", May 18 (Friday) Opening Day Determined!
Story & concept art partly released!

The release date of the second chapter of the trilogy of the first animation film "GODZILLA" in the history of Godzilla movie, "Godzilla declaration mobile breeding city" was decided on 18th May (Friday)!

And the part of the story of the second chapter "Godzilla decisive mobile breeding city" where no information has been revealed so far has become clear.

In the "Fixed Battle Mobile Propagation City" where the fourth existence other than Bilsarud, human beings, aliens' exuses, "Godzilla movie series popular immovable <Mechagodzilla> will also appear in a new appearance! It is also obvious that the substance that constitutes <Mechagodzilla> is "autonomous thinking metal body = nanometal".

In addition, one concept art arrived from the movie production site, Polygon · Pictures,! While the stage of chapter 1 "Monster Planet" was a dense forest, this time, <Godzilla Earth> appearing as a heat ray attack against something in the mountainous area around Former Fuji It is. And three gods of magenta and red are located beyond the eyes of <Godzilla Earth>. What on earth is this light mean?

Please continue to expect "GODZILLA Fixed Battle Mobile Propagation City" that will gradually release information!"
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Plot spoilers ahead. Wish they would be more careful about that kind of thing.

Official English Film Title:
​GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle

Story:
​"By the advent of the 21st century, much of humanity was dead, having been trampled over by a new master, Godzilla. A select few among mankind took to the stars in a spacefaring vessel called the Aratrum in search of “the promised land,” the planet Tau-e that could sustain human life. But the migration plan fails, and the remnants of the human race decide to return to Earth. But the distortions in space-time and the distance traveled means that mankind is returning to a completely changed Earth some 20,000 years later. The returnees, led by hero Haruo, prepare to take the fight to Godzilla based on a strategy that has been 20 years in the making. Carried out with the help of two alien species, the Exif and the Bilusaludo, the humans succeed in defeating Godzilla in a costly battle to the death.

But the victory is short-lived. Rising from the depths of the planet is a new breed of monster, dubbed “Godzilla Earth.” Evolving for 20,000 years, the creature stands 300 meters high, weighs over 100,000 tons and wields such overwhelmingly destructive power that Haruo and company have no choice but to run for their lives.

Coming to Haruo's rescue, however, is Miana, a member of an aboriginal tribe called the Houtua. They are the first humanoid people the returnees have encountered. Could they descend from humans? “Our tribal god was destroyed by Godzilla. All that we have left are these eggs. Anyone who has tried to fight or resist him has been drowned in fire,” the tribes-people say to Haruo, who responds with: “This is our last hope of recovering our home.”

Meanwhile, Bilusaludo commander, Galu-gu is elated to discover that the Houtua tribe's arrowheads are made of a nanometal or a self-sustaining metal. It had been developed in the 21st century as an “anti-Godzilla” killer weapon deployed at their decisive battle fought at the foot of Mt. Fuji, but had been destroyed before it could be activated in the form of a “Mecha-Godzilla.” The nanometal was its base substance, and proof that the manufacturing plant can still be used."
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First Japanese trailer for Part 2
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Post by Psia » 07/05/18

Finally. Japan has already seen a theatrical release for City On the Edge of Battle back in May. Netflix set the streaming debut for July 18th.
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Re: Godzilla: Animated Film Trilogy

Post by Psia » 07/18/18

The second film popped up after midnight on Netflix! *rubs paws together in anticipation*
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