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Final Godzilla Anime Film Reveals Screenshots, Story

posted on by Karen Ressler
Film featuring Ghidorah opens on November 9 in Japan

The official website for Godzilla: The Planet Eater (Godzilla: Hoshi wo Kū Mono), the third and final film in the Godzilla anime film trilogy, unveiled a series of screenshots on Thursday.


The website also updated its story description in English:

20,000 years into the future, the Earth is ruled by Godzilla. Pitted against him are the straggling remnants of the human race. The final chapter, Godzilla: The Planet Eater, finds the Mechagodzilla city, the peak of scientific evolution and mankind's best hope, burned to cinders. Godzilla Earth reigns supreme but he has one more challenge: the winged creature, KING GHIDORAH.

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 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.

Source: Godzilla anime's website (link 2) via Ota-Suke


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