“Godzilla” Anime Series Coming to Netflix

While we keep having to share the bummer news of film releases being pushed back, from The Batman and Dune to the latest big change, Jurassic World: Dominion (moved from summer 2021 to a 2022 release), there is still good news in the entertainment world to share. One bit of it is this—a brand new Godzilla anime series is coming to Netflix. The new show will be called Godzilla Singular Point and will be a brand new thing. Meaning, it won’t have any narrative connection to previous anime films about the legendary monster like Godzilla: The Planet Eater, Godzilla: Planet of Monsters, and Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle. Folks, the simple fact is people love Godzilla (what’s not to love?), and as wonderful as the feature films about him can be, anime is a natural home for him.

The series hails from a talented group—Atsushi Takahashi (Doraemon: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi) will direct from completely original material from writer Tô Enjo (The Empire of Corpses). Takahashi, it needs to be noted, was the cinematographer on one of the greatest anime films of all time, Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. Collider reports that Godzilla Singular Point will combine hand-drawn animation and CG. They’ll have animator Eiji Yamamori from Studio Ghibli on hand, another Spirited Away alum (he also worked on Miyazaki’s classic Princess Mononoke). Having an ace animator like Yamamori around to create the Kaiju, the colossal monsters who will highlight the new series, is excellent news.

Details are fairly slim at this point, but it’s exciting news that Netflix is leaning into a series like this. Anime is a gorgeous filmmaking form with a rich history and tons of fans. We’ll be keeping an eye on this project. Godzilla Singular Point is due to Netflix sometime in 2021.

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Featured images: Caption: GODZILLA in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.


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