Godzilla Anime Series Heads to Netflix From Bones, Orange
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Netflix announced on Wednesday that it will stream the Godzilla Singular Point anime series globally in 2021. Atsushi Takahashi (Blue Exorcist movie, Doraemon the Movie: "Kachi-Kochi" Nobita's Great Adventure in the Antarctic, Rideback) is directing the series at BONES and Orange, which are collaborating to combine "hand-drawn and CG animation styles."
Kan Sawada (Doraemon films, Yowamushi Pedal) is composing the music, and Japanese science-fiction novelist Toh Enjoe (The Empire of Corpses) is supervising and writing the scripts in his first television project. Kazue Katō, creator of the Blue Exorcist manga, is drafting the original character designs. Eiji Yamamori (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, The Wind Rises key animator) is designing the Kaiju monsters.
The series will also premiere on Tokyo MX and other channels in April 2021.
Netflix previously debuted a Godzilla anime film trilogy between November 2017 and November 2018. 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) directed 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 was also responsible for series composition with Yūsuke Kozaki.
The iconic TOHO monster previously inspired the 1978 American animated series Godzilla, the two-part Susume! Godzilland educational animation in 1994 and 1996, the 1998 American animated Godzilla: The Series, and the 2018 animated Tadaima! Chibi Godzilla shorts for the web and theaters.
Source: press release