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  • Gen Urobuchi’s Godzilla anime film trilogy reveals new PV, characters

    The official Toho Animation YouTube channel has started streaming a brand new PV for the upcoming Godzilla anime film trilogy. The video takes a look at previous Godzilla films, as well as interviews with several people behind the project. This includes writer Gen Urobuchi, directors Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita, as well as producer Yoshihiro Furusawa. And of course, they also interviewed lead seiyuu Mamoru Miyano and Kana Hanazawa.


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    The video also takes a behind-the-scenes look at the film itself. Aside from the new PV, the staff also revealed the main characters for the trilogy, as well as their seiyuu:

    Mamoru Miyano as Haruo Sakaki

    Kana Hanazawa as Yuko Tani

    Tomokazu Sugita as Martin Lazzari

    Takahiro Sakurai as Metphies

    Yuuki Kaji as Adam Bindewald

    Junichi Suwabe as Mulu-Elu Galu-gu

    The official website describes the story as:

    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?

    As revealed earlier, the first film of the trilogy will premiere in Japan on November, with Netflix streaming it worldwide.


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