The new “Godzilla: Monster Planet” promo is off the reservation and every known scale of measurement need not apply
The King Of Monsters towers taller than it has ever been in the new promo for the coming Netflix + Toho Animation + Polygon Pictures. anime – Godzilla: Monster Planet. Boasting to have the biggest Godzilla ever depicted in any narrative, some 20000 years into the future it seems humankind is still locking horns with the prehistoric legend. Kudos that we’ve survived that long. But in all honesty our arrogance is exhausting. Like, really?! I’d just about offer myself as a living sacrifice to the obvious lizard diety. Hell, it has the word ‘god’ in its name, so it can’t be that much of a religious rejigging.
The planet is beset by the emergence of colossal creatures that roam the earth, and king among them is “Godzilla”. For a half a century, these beasts engage in ferocious battle with each other and mankind. But humans, unable to compete, prepare for exile from their home planet. In the year 2048, a select few humans are chosen by the central government’s artificial intelligence infrastructure to set out on an interstellar emigration vessel, the Aratrum, on an 11.9-lightyear journey for the planet Tau-e in the Cetus constellation. But when they arrive after 20 years of space travel, the remnants of mankind find the environmental conditions on Tau-e to be much different than expected, and basically uninhabitable by humans.
On youth on board the emigration vessel, Haruo, had seen his parents killed by Godzilla before his eyes when he was only 4 years old. Ever since, he has thought of nothing but returning to Earth to defeat Godzilla. With the doors to emigration now closed, Haruo and other crew spearhead a “return to Earth” decision despite severely attenuated and hazardous conditions on board for such a long trip back.
Somehow, the Aratrum makes the return journey in one piece, but the home they return to has become an alien planet. 20,000 years have elapsed, and a new ecosystem has emerged withatop the food chain. Can mankind take back its native planet? Will Haruo get his revenge?
Watch the promo in the player below
Godzilla: Monster Planet‘s directors are Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita. Kobun Shizuno realized Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (2016), which marked the box office of 6.33 billion yen; the highest record of the franchise. Hiroyuki Seshita is also known for his abilities at the forefront of CG field through his direction/ general direction in Knights of Sidonia and Ajin. Original story and screenplay is written by Gen Urobuchi, known for Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Psycho-Pass. His groundbreaking ideas and unpredictably elaborate structures has grasped the heart of many fans. The production house is the greatest 3DCG studio in Japan, Polygon Pictures, which has created Knights of Sidonia, and through their work such as Star Wars: Clone Wars received an award for three consecutive years for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program at 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, known to be the Oscars of the U.S. television industry.
Godzilla: Monster Planet is slated for release worldwide on Netflix come January 16th 2018