Again in August, the legendary Japanese studio Toho introduced they had been making their first ever Godzilla anime film, with Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita directing from a script by standard graphic novel and anime film author Gen Urobuchi. We have not had any updates since then, however right now Toho has not solely introduced the primary six forged members, but in addition launched the primary items of idea artwork. The anime film will characteristic the voices of Yuuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai, Mamoru Miyano, Junichi Suwabe, Kana Hanazawa and Tomokazu Sugita, though no particulars got for his or her characters.
The forged members and idea artwork had been launched on the movie’s new official web site, Godzilla-Anime.com, with Anime Information Community revealing that every one six forged members will likely be featured in a stage occasion at AnimeJapan 2017 on Sunday, March 26. No plot particulars have been launched right now, however Toho and Polygon Photos are aiming for a 2017 launch date, though an official date hasn’t been introduced.
Over time, there have been various animated Godzilla TV exhibits and specials. However that is the primary characteristic size movie ever produced with the only real intent of premiering on the large display within the franchise’s 62 12 months historical past. This film comes off the success of Toho’s Godzilla: Resurgence, which was launched final June in Japan. The Toho produced film earned $75 million in Japan, the second-highest grossing film of 2016 in that nation, behind the animated blockbuster Your Identify, which will likely be launched within the U.S. this coming April. Godizlla: Resurgence, often known as Shin Godzilla, manged to out-gross American hits resembling Zootopia, Discovering Dory and Improbable Beasts and The place to Discover Them in its Japanese launch.
The 2014 Godzilla film from Warner Bros., Legendary and director Gareth Edwards solely managed to earn $31.6 million in Japan throughout its run, however its worldwide success ($529 million from a $160 million finances), impressed Toho to develop Shin Godzilla and this Godzilla anime film. There may be extra Godzilla coming to the large display within the U.S. as properly, with Warner Bros. creating Godzilla vs. King Kong, which is about for launch on Could 29, 2020. That film will tie into the occasions of this 12 months’s Kong: Cranium Island, which hits theaters March 10.
It is not recognized how far alongside manufacturing is on Godzilla fairly but, however with the discharge of this idea artwork, it is doable the primary trailer could also be coming quickly. Whereas Godzilla: Resurgence/Shin Godzilla wasn’t an enormous hit in america ($1.9 million), it was solely in theaters for 4 weeks, and was solely launched in 34 theaters. Maybe if there may be sufficient demand, this Godzilla anime film could get a a lot wider launch in america, however that will rely on how followers react to the primary trailer. Check out the idea artwork under, as we watch for extra on this new Godzilla film.