Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters

Get ready, Godzilla fans! The first trailer for Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters is now live! The trailer itself is mainly a teaser, but it shows off the film’s animation style.

Alongside the new trailer, the film’s official website also added a new kaiju, Servum.

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters | Servum

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters is the first anime film in an expected trilogy. The story concept and screenplay are written by Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica). The film is directed by Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan films) and Hiroyuki Seshita (Knights of Sidonia, Ajin) at Polygon Pictures.

Here is a description of the film from the Godzilla anime trilogy’s official website:

The last summer of the 20th Century. That day, the human beings learn that they are not the only ruler of the planet Earth.

The appearance of the giant living creatures “Kaiju’s” and the ultimate existence that destroys all monsters: Godzilla. Through the battle against kaiju’s that lasted for half a century, human beings has experienced continuous defeat, and finally plans to escape from the Earth. And in 2048, only those who were selected by the A.I. managed under the central government boarded the inter-sidereal emigrant spaceship “Aratrum” to head for “Tau Cetus e”, the planet beyond the distance of 11.9 light-year. However, the environmental condition differences between that of the Earth and Tau e, which they finally arrived after 20 years were far beyond the predicted numbers, and was not an environment considered to be habitable by human beings.

The young man on the emigrant ship: Haruo, who saw his parents killed by Godzilla in front of his eyes when he was 4 years old, had only one thing in his mind for 20 years: to return to the Earth and defeat Godzilla. Shut out from the possibility of emigration, as the living environment in the ship deteriorates, the group of “Earth Returnists” led by Haruo became the majority, and determines to head back to Earth through a dangerous long-distance hyperspace navigation. However, the Earth they have returned has already passed the time of 20,000 years, and has become an unknown world with the ecosystem reigned by Godzilla.

At the end, will human beings win back the Earth? And what will Haruo see beyond his fate?

The film premieres in Japan on November 17th. Netflix plans to stream the movie globally sometime this year.


Tyler Trosper
Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.