Godzilla Anime Film to Stream on Netflix Globally This Year
posted on by Egan Loo
Polygon Pictures' Godzilla anime film will stream globally on the Netflix service this year. The Japanese arm of the world's largest online streaming service will be collaborating with Toho, Japan's largest film distributor, on the coordinated theatrical and global streaming release.
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.
Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare and other Detective Conan movies, Fist of the North Star: The Legend of Kenshirô, Fist of the North Star: The Legend of Toki) and Hiroyuki Seshita (Ajin, Knights of Sidonia) are directing the film at Polygon Pictures. Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass) of Nitroplus is credited with the story concept and screenplay.
The film is the first anime film in the Godzilla franchise.
Toho's newest Godzilla film, Shin Godzilla (known as Godzilla: Resurgence in Southeast Asia and other distribution territories), opened in Japan on July 29. Funimation screened the film in North America in October. The film has earned 8.11 billion yen (about US$69.30 million), and was the second highest-grossing domestic film in Japan in 2016.
Source: Animate Times
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