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Final Godzilla Anime Film Casts Saori Hayami, Kenichi Suzumura

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
XAI performs theme song "live and die" for November 9 film

The official website for Godzilla: The Planet Eater (Godzilla: Hoshi wo Kū Mono), the third and final film in the Godzilla anime film trilogy, revealed the cast, theme song artist, and a new visual for the film on Friday. The visual portrays Godzilla and Ghidorah locked in combat. The trilogy's version of both monsters are their largest iterations in the franchise's history.

Saori Hayami and Kenichi Suzumura will join the third film's cast as Haruka and Akira Sakaki, respectively, the parents of the protagonist Haruo.

XAI will perform the film's theme song "live and die." BOOM BOOM SATELLITES band member Masayuki Nakano is producing the song. XAI also performed the theme songs for the first and second film.

The film opens in Japanese theaters on November 9. The film will also close out the Tokyo International Film Festival, which runs from October 25 to November 3 at Roppongi Hills, EX Theater Roppongi, and the Hibiya Step Square. Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (Godzilla: Kaijū Wakusei), the first film, opened in Japan last November. Netflix began streaming the film worldwide on January 17.

The second film in the trilogy, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (Godzilla: Kessen Kidō Zōshoku Toshi), opened in Japan on May 18, and ranked at #8 in its opening weekend at the box office. Netflix began streaming the film worldwide on July 18.

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.

Sources: Godzilla anime film trilogy's website, The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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