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Godzilla Anime Films Cast Daisuke Ono, Kenta Miyake, Kenyuu Horiuchi, Kazuya Nakai, Kazuhiro Yamaji

posted on 2017-08-14 13:30 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
1st film in planned trilogy opens in Japan on November 17

The official website for the Godzilla anime film trilogy revealed five additional cast members on Monday. The first film, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (Godzilla: Kaijū Wakusei), will open in Japan on November 17, and then it will stream globally on the Netflix service this year.

The newly announced roles are:


Daisuke Ono as Eliott Leland, Haruo's superior officer and military commander


Kenta Miyake as Rilu-Elu Belu-be, a Bilsard alien veteran soldier and Haruo's instructor


Kenyuu Horiuchi as Unberto Mori, emigrant spaceship Aratrum captain


Kazuya Nakai as Halu-Elu Dolu-do, a Bilsard alien patriarch riding Aratrum


Kazuhiro Yamaji as Endurph, an Exif alien riding Aratrum

The website also revealed that advance tickets for the film will go on sale on August 18. People who purchase advance tickets will receive a clear file while supplies last. The clear file will feature the film's teaser poster with a metallic silver background.

A teaser video for the first film debuted last month.

The first film, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (Godzilla: Kaijū Wakusei), will open in Japan on November 17, and then it will stream globally on the Netflix service this year.

The official website describes the story:

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?

The films star:


Mamoru Miyano as Haruo Sakaki, the protagonist


Takahiro Sakurai as Metphies, the Exif alien who understands Haruo well


Kana Hanazawa as the heroine Yuko Tani, who grew up with Haruo after he was orphaned


Tomokazu Sugita as Martin Lazzari, an optimistic environmental biologist working with the military


Yuuki Kaji as Adam Bindewald, a young landing ship pilot who respects Haruo


Junichi Suwabe as Mulu-Elu Galu-gu, a Bilsard alien

The new kaijū "Servum" will also appear in the film.

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 films at Polygon Pictures. Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass) of Nitroplus is credited with the story concept and screenplay. Urobuchi is also responsible for series composition with Yūsuke Kozaki.

Hiroyuki Morita is serving as assistant director, and Naohiro Yoshihira ("Tady") is the technical director. Naoya Tanaka and Ferdinando Patulli are production designers, and Yuki Moriyama is designing the characters in CG. Mitsunori Kataama is the model director. Yukihiro Shibutani is the art director, and Hironori Nochi is the color key artist. Satoshi Motoyama is the sound director.

Source: Anime! Anime! (Kōtarō Nakase)


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