Netflix Scores Animated ‘Godzilla’ Movie

While we still impatiently await the arrival of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the upcoming sequel to the 2014 American film, we still have some more Big G stuff to look forward to. Last year’s Shin Godzilla will be hitting home video later this year, for one. As for newer product, the upcoming Japanese animated film about the King of the Monsters now has a U.S. home: Netflix.

According to Anime News Network, the streaming giant has secured domestic distribution rights for the as-yet-untitled anime project. Furthermore, this will be releasing it sometime this year. No specific date has been given at this time, but I can only imagine that it’s arrival on Netflix will fall sometime after the film’s debut in Japan.

Little is known about the project. In fact, all that we really know about it are the names of a few key personnel. No plot information or stills (beyond a few pieces of artwork) have been revealed. Hiroyuki Seshita and Kobun Shizuno have co-directed the feature, from a screenplay by Gen Urobuchi. It also bears a voice cast partially comprised of Yuki Kaji, Mamoru Miyano, Kana Hanzawa, Jun’ichi Suwabe, Takahiro Sakurai, and Tomokazu Sugita.

My knowledge of anime does not run deep at all, so none of those names immediately jump out at me. That said, I’m sure that Toho has placed their prized property into good hands here. What will a Godzilla anime be like? I guess we’ll find out sometime in the next nine months.