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After years of being mostly dormant, Godzilla is on the up swing again. Following closely on the success of last year's live-action Shin Godzilla, Toho is at it again, this time with an animated take on the king of monsters.

Produced by Toho Animation and the talented team at Polygon Pictures, Godzilla: Planet of Monsters jumps forward into a future where humanity has been defeated by kaiju, led by Godzilla. With the planet out of their control, the remnants of humanity scour the universe for a new planet but unable to find a replacement for earth, they revert to Plan B: kill Godzilla and the rest of the kaiju.

It's rather genius of Toho to split the property into live-action fare which takes place in a world which feels immediate and use animation to tell the stories which take place in the future. They've just opened a new source of revenue for a franchise that refuses to die.

The first trailer for Godzilla: Planet of Monsters doesn't include any English subtitles but you don't need those to note the great animation work from Polygon and the fact that Godzilla looks scarier than he has in some time.

Godzilla: Planet of Monsters opens theatrically in Japan on November 17 with a Netflix release to follow.

Recommended Release: Shin Godzilla

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Digger (5 years ago) Reply

Godzilla didn't look any different than usually depicted from Toho...


Genius (5 years ago) Reply

Godzilla is real it's called Fukashima

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