Godzilla: Monster Planet roars to life in first teaser for Toho’s animated Netflix movie

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Jul 6, 2017

The King of the Monsters is heading to Netflix later this year with Toho’s first-ever animated Godzilla movie — and now we have the first monstrous teaser.

Titled Godzilla: Monster Planet, Toho’s 32nd entry in the long-running Gojira movie franchise is penned by Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass) and co-directed by Hiroyuki Seshita and Kôbun Shizuno (Knights of Sidonia). It will feature a Japanese voice cast that includes Yuuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai, Mamoru Miyano, Junichi Suwabe, Kana Hanazawa and Tomokazu Sugita.

Polygon Pictures’ animated film will get a theater run in Japan this November before streaming globally on Netflix later in the year. Hopefully sooner rather than later, #okaypleasethanks. The cool teaser below may be in Japanese, but the detailed synopsis will shed some light on what’s going on in the monster film if you don't speak the language.

“It’s 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 have 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-years. 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?”

(via Bloody-Disgusting)