This beloved Japanese franchise is set to arrive in 2017 through the Godzilla anime movie. Godzilla can never be long gone from the big screens in Japan. In fact, it has been absent from American movie theaters for a longer period of time. Regardless of this fact, Godzilla?s return only proves that no one can keep a good kaiju down. And yet, it is as difficult to keep a monster at bay, especially one whose mission is to destroy a whole city.
The Godzilla anime film will be directed by Kobun Shizuno. Gen Urobuchi will be the one to write its story. There is no official release date that has been announced so far. It is also understandable that the film does not have a title yet. At this point, we see no sign of Godzilla himself showing up but he definitely cannot hide for too long. This upcoming entry in the long-running franchise will be co-produced by Polygon Pictures.
According to Shizuno, their aim is to create a big-scale animation entertainment. It would be something that people who love the iconic creature, as well as those who do not know much about him, can enjoy. Based on his statement, we can tell that more people are bound to fall in love with Godzilla when this movie is released next year.
The untitled Godzilla anime movie is the first feature animation project in the franchise?s 62-year history. Toho had recently collaborated on a TV animation series based on its Godzilla character.
Toho had already produced 29 Godzilla movies. The public first met Godzilla in 1954. One of the latest movies we have seen is Godzilla Resurgence. As for American films that featured Godzilla, there was one in 1998 and another in 2014. New reports indicate that a sequel of Godzilla will be released in 2019. One year after the sequel is out, Godzilla vs. Kong will be next to arrive in 2020.
The franchise had also stirred two western animated series. One was in 1978 from Hanna-Barbera. The second one served as its follow-up. It was aired in 1998. The iconic Godzilla character was first seen in the Japanese television anime. It was in a crossover with Crayon Shin-chan.