The King of the Monsters is getting another adaptation, but this one will be an animated version for TV. Netflix announced today that a new Godzilla anime series in the works. The upcoming show is a co-production with Godzilla creative production company, Toho, and Polygon Pictures.
The Godzilla anime will premiere exclusively on Netflix worldwide after a Toho theatrical release in Japan. The show is set to be distributed in over 190 countries globally. The who will be helmed by directors Kobun Shizuno (Knights of Sidonia, Detective Conan) and Hiroyuki Seshita (AJIN). The script for the show is being written by Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass).
Kobun Shibuno said on the show, “We’re looking forward to bringing a spectacular entertainment experience for both existing fans of Godzilla and people new to the franchise.” Director Hiroyuki Seshita added, “I’m thrilled to collaborate with two very talented colleagues, Mr. Gen Urobuchi and Director Kobun Shizuno to bring to life a unique vision of a universal human drama set in an epic world.” Writer Gen Urobuchi continued, “I am very honored to join this Godzilla project as one of its Japanese creators. I’m grateful for all the support and really excited to bringing this content to fans worldwide.”
Netflix Japan President Greg Peters added: “We are truly delighted to unveil Godzilla, which is the latest addition to our growing catalogue of Netflix original anime content. Working with the best creators such as Toho in bringing Godzilla to Netflix users in over 190 countries marks a major milestone for us.”
The voice cast for the show has also been revealed for the Japanese version. The cast will consist of Yuki Kaji (Attack on Titan, AJIN: Demi-Human), Takahiro Sakurai (AJIN: Demi-Human, BLAME!), Tomokazu Sugita (Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure), Junichi Suwabe (Nodame Cantabile, Prince of Tennis), Kana Hanazawa (BLAME!, Psycho-Pass) and Mamoru Miyano (AJIN: Demi-Human, The Seven Deadly Sins).
The launch date for the Godzilla series on Netflix will be revealed later on.