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Godzilla Anime News

GODZILLA Anime Film with story by Gen Urobuchi takes place 20,000 years in the future!

The tagline on the above poster reads “We will definitely take back this ‘Planet’.”

“The film takes place 20,000 years in the future on Earth, where Godzilla is at the top of the ecosystem, and humans fight to take back the planet. On Earth, kaijū suddenly appear, and the “ultimate being” of Godzilla rises to exterminate them. After half a century of war between Godzilla and the kaijū, humanity devises a plan to escape the planet. A group of humans chosen by AI board a spaceship called Aratram to travel 11.9 light years to immigrate to a new planet, Tau Ceti e, which rotates around the star Tau Ceti in the constellation Cetus. After traveling for 20 years, the ship barely makes it to the new planet, only to find that it can’t support human life.

The protagonist is Haruo, who saw Godzilla kill his parents before his eyes when he was four years old. During the 20-year voyage, he has thought only of going back to Earth and killing Godzilla to avenge his parents. He joins a team that will conduct a dangerous trip through hyperspace to return to Earth. However, when they arrive, they find that 20,000 years have passed on Earth, and the world they once knew has completely changed.

The film will also stream globally on the Netflix service this year.

The film will star:

Yuuki Kaji
Takahiro Sakurai
Mamoru Miyano
Junichi Suwabe
Kana Hanazawa
Tomokazu Sugita
The film will have a stage event at AnimeJapan 2017 on Sunday, March 26. The six main voice actors will appear at the event.

The official website for Polygon Pictures’ Godzilla anime film revealed the film’s November debut in Japan and the film’s full title on Friday. The full title is Godzilla: Kaijū Wakusei (Godzilla: Monster Planet). The site also revealed a new visual for the film:“


Source: Gomaru Island on Facebook

Here is a list of all the Toho kaiju IDW has the rights to use. There may be more than what we have here.

(From left to right - Godzilla, Anguirus, Battra, Destoroyah, Gigan, Hedorah, King Ghidorah, Kumonga, Mechagodzilla, Mothra, Rodan, Spacegodzilla, Titanosaurus, Jet Jaguar, Sanda, Gaira, Moguera, Megalon, Ebirah, Megaguirus, Biollante, Monster X, Keizer Ghidorah, Varan, Gorosaurus, Zilla, Manda, Gezora, Baragon, Orga, King Caesar, Mecha-King Ghidorah, Kamoebas, Kamacuras, Ganimes, and Minilla)

All of them have appeared in or on covers of comics at least once,with the exception of Mecha-King Ghidorah, who is confirmed, and Ganimes and Minilla, who have both been strongly hinted at (Ganimes as a cave painting, Minilla appearing on an early version of a cover). Also note that IDW could also use any form of each kaiju (ex: Hedorah’s flying and water forms) and all the incarnations of each kaiju (ex: Showa and Heisei Mechagodzilla as well as Kiryu).

36 kaiju total, but again, there may be more.

So…I tend to get really excited for new movie releases. Godzilla takes the cake though, since it’s my PRIMARY FANDOM. Of course, I had to revisit the franchise in order to properly hype myself for this film. Below is my preliminary list (some films I have actually watched more than is listed below…just cuz) which I began in January.

Everything I’ve watched to prepare for Godzilla 2014

1.       Godzilla, King of the Monsters – Paramount VHS Release

2.       Godzilla, King of the Monsters – Classic Media 2004 Release

3.       Godzilla, King of the Monsters – Criterion Release

4.       Godzilla, King of the Monsters – Classic Media Commentary

5.       Godzilla, King of the Monsters – Criterion Commentary

6.       Godzilla – Criterion Release

7.       Godzilla – Classic Media Commentary

8.       Godzilla – Criterion Commentary

9.       Godzilla – Criterion and Classic Media Special Features

10.   Godzilla Raids Again – English Dub

11.   Godzilla Raids Again – Japanese

12.   Godzilla Raids Again – Classic Media Commentary

13.   Godzilla Raids Again – Classic Media Special Features

14.   King Kong vs. Godzilla – English Dub

15.   King Kong vs. Godzilla – Japanese

16.   King Kong vs. Godzilla – Kaijucast Commentary

17.   Mothra vs. Godzilla – Japanese

18.   Godzilla vs. The Thing – Classic Media

19.   Godzilla vs. Mothra – Scimitar VHS Release

20.   Godzilla vs. The Thing – Classic Media Commentary

21.   Godzilla vs. The Thing – Classic Media Special Features

22.   Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster – Japanese

23.   Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster – English Dub

24.   Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster – Classic Media Commentary

25.   Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster – Classic Media Special Features

26.   Godzilla vs. Monster Zero – Paramount VHS Release

27.   Monster Zero – English Dub

28.   Monster Zero – Japanese

29.   Monster Zero – Classic Media Commentary

30.   Monster Zero – Classic Media Special Features

31.   Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster – International Dub

32.   Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster – Japanese

33.   Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster – TV Dub

34.   Son of Godzilla – International Dub

35.   Son of Godzilla – Japanese

36.   Son of Godzilla – TV Dub

37.   Destroy All Monsters – AIP Dub

38.   Destroy All Monsters – International Dub

39.   Destroy All Monsters – Japanese

40.   Destroy All Monsters – Media Blasters Commentary

41.   Destroy All Monsters – Media Blasters Special Features

42.   Godzilla’s Revenge – Japanese

43.   Godzilla’s Revenge – English Dub

44.   Godzilla’s Revenge – Classic Media Commentary

45.   Godzilla’s Revenge – Classic Media Special Features

46.   Godzilla vs. Hedorah – Japanese

47.   Godzilla vs. Hedorah – International Dub

48.   Godzilla vs. Hedorah – AIP Dub

49.   Godzilla vs. Hedorah – Kaijucast Commentary

50.   Godzilla vs. Gigan – Japanese

51.   Godzilla vs Gigan – International Dub

52.   Godzilla vs. Megalon – Japanese

53.   Godzilla vs. Megalon – International Dub

54.   Godzilla vs. Megalon – Video Treasures Release (With Cut Scenes of DYNAMIC VIOLENCE)

55.   Godzilla vs. Megalon – Media Blasters Commentary

56.   Godzilla vs. Megalon – Media Blasters Special Features

57.   Zone Fighter - Episodes 4, 5, 6, 11, 15, 21, 25

58.   Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster – Goodtimes VHS

59.   Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla – International Dub

60.   Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla – Japanese

61.   Terror of MechaGodzilla – Paramount VHS Release

62.   Terror of MechaGodzilla – Japanese

63.   Terror of MechaGodzilla – W/ Prologue

64.   Terror of MechaGodzilla – Classic Media Commentary

65.   Terror of MechaGodzilla – Classic Media Special Features

66.   Hanna-Barbera’s Godzilla – Episodes 1-26

67.   Godzilla 1985

68.   Godzilla 1984 – Japanese

69.   Godzilla vs. Biollante – Japanese

70.   Godzilla vs. Biollante – International Dub

71.   Godzilla vs. Biollante – Echo Bridge Special Features

72.   Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah – Japanese

73.   Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah – International Dub

74.   Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah – B-Roll

75.   Godzilla vs. Mothra – Japanese

76.   Godzilla vs. Mothra – International Dub

77.   Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 1993 – Japanese

78.   Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 1993 – International Dub

79.   Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 1993 – Movie Wars Commentary

80.   Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla – Japanese

81.   Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla – International Dub

82.   Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla – Making Of

83.   Godzilla vs. Destroyah – Japanese

84.   Godzilla vs. Destroyah – International Dub

85.   Godzilla Island – ALL SEGMENTS

86.   Bringing Godzilla Down to Size

87.   Godzilla 1998

88.   Godzilla 1998 – Special Effects Commentary

89.   Godzilla 1998 – Kaijucast Drunken Commentary

90.   Godzilla 1998 – Special Features

91.   Godzilla The Series – Episodes 1-40

92.   Godzilla 2000 – Japanese

93.   Godzilla 2000 – English Dub

94.   Godzilla 2000 – Commentary

95.   Godzilla 2000 – B-Roll

96.   Godzilla X Megaguirus – International Dub

97.   Godzilla X Megaguirus – TV Edit (from Scifi premiere)

98.   Godzilla X Megaguirus – Japanese

99.   Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack – International Dub

100.                        Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack – Japanese

101.                        Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack – Kaijucast Commentary

102.                        Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack – TV Edit (from Scifi premiere)

103.                        Godzilla X MechaGodzilla – Japanese

104.                        Godzilla X MechaGodzilla – International Dub

105.                        Godzilla X Mothra X MechaGodzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.  – Japanese

106.                        Godzilla X Mothra X MechaGodzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. – International Dub

107.                        Godzilla X Mothra X MechaGodzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. – B-Roll

108.                        Godzilla: Final Wars – B-Roll

109.                        Godzilla: Final Wars – Japanese

110.                        Godzilla: Final Wars – Movie Wars Commentary

111.                        Godzilla: Final Wars – International Dub



Everything I’ve Read

1.       Godzilla Returns by Marc Cerasini

2.       Godzilla 2000 by Marc Cerasini

3.       Godzilla at World’s End by Marc Cerasini

4.       Godzilla vs. the Robot Monsters by Marc Cerasini

5.       Godzilla, King of the Monsters by Scott Ciencin

6.       Godzilla Invades America by Scott Ciencin

7.       Godzilla: Journey to Monster Island by Scott Ciencin

8.       Godzilla vs. the Space Monster by Scott Ciencin

9.       Marvel Comics Godzilla (Complete Run)

10.   Cinema Shares Godzilla vs. Megalon Comic

11.   Dark Horse Godzilla (Everything)

12.   Trendmasters Pack-In Godzilla Comic

13.   Godzilla 1984 Manga Adaptation

14.   Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla Manga Adaptation

15.   Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths – IDW Comics

16.   Godzilla Legends – IDW Comics

17.   Godzilla: Half Century War – IDW Comics

18.   Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters – IDW Comics

19.   Godzilla Ongoing  - IDW Comics

20.   Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – IDW Comics

Everything I’ve Played

1.       Godzilla: Monster of Monsters – NES

2.       Godzilla: Giant Monster March – Sega Game Gear

3.       Super Godzilla: SNES

4.       Godzilla – Gameboy

5.       Godzilla The Series – Gameboy Color

6.       Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee – Gamecube

7.       Godzilla: Domination – Gameboy Advance

8.       Godzilla: Save the Earth – PS2

9.       Godzilla: Unleashed - Wii


IDW’s Godzilla: The Half-Century War - Film fan(tasy) casting:

  • Ken Watanabe as (older) Ota Murakami.
  • Toshiaki Karasawa as Kentaro Yoshihara.
  • William Fichter as Colonel Schooler.
  • David Bowie as Deverich.
  • Ford Kiernan as Doc Randall.