As many have seen 2021 is shaping up to be a great year for kaiju fans despite there being question marks on the release of Godzilla Vs. Kong. It's been Netflix to the rescue with not one but at least three major kaiju related series, Godzilla Singular Point, Pacific Rim: The Black, and the Ultraman Anime second season.
Godzilla Singular Point looks to bring a different style series than what the previous anime films were, and there will be many new takes on classic kaiju along with what looks to be a totally new storyline. Some of the classic kaiju include what appear to be Anguirus, Jet Jaguar, and possible Rodan, Titanosaurus, Gabara, and more, along with a redesigned version of Godzilla (of course), all which appear in the recently released trailer. The official release date looks to possible be April 2021 per some of the released material. Check out our previous article here.
To go along with that we have finally got word of the long awaited Pacific Rim anime series, Pacific Rim: Black (note the Netflix Japanese anime page seems to give the name "The Dark Continent" or "The Continent Of Darkness" which maybe the Japanese title), not much info was given on this series yet other than a synopsis “Long ago, humanity defeated the Kaiju. Now, they’re evacuating Australia. Join a pair of siblings and their battered, long-abandoned Jaegar as they battle across a continent of danger.” and two screen shots, more as it is announced.
But if that isn't enough we know there's the second season of the Ultraman Anime series coming, while not much info has been given a teaser trailer did feature the announcement of Ultraman Taro, plus the return of a number of characters from season one. More on this as we get it.
Check out the Godzilla Singular Point trailer and images, Ultraman season two teaser, and Pacific Rim: Black images below.
GODZILLA TAKES JELLY BEAN FORM IN “FALL GUYS: ULTIMATE KNOCKOUT” STARTING NOVEMBER 3
The Kaiju Crossover Arrives in Time for Godzilla Day and Japan’s Godzilla Festival Online 2020
London, October 27, 2020 – Ahead of Godzilla Day and the widely attended Godzilla Festival in Japan, Mediatonic and Toho Co., Ltd. are helping fans celebrate the King of the Monsters by bringing the fan-favorite kaiju to gamers everywhere in Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. Beginning November 3, through a limited time only, fans will have the opportunity to use the all-new Godzilla skin available to players for 10 Crowns total. Featuring Godzilla’s trademark features such as its three rows of dorsal fins, the character has been designed to fit right into the Fall Guys world, including different colors depending on what the game calls for. Fall Guys is available now on PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.
With millions of copies sold, the wildly popular Fall Guys multiplayer game flings hordes of contestants together online in a mad dash through round after round of escalating chaos until one victor remains. The Godzilla crossover comes just after the game’s season 2 release, which introduced new medieval-themed games, costumes and features.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Mediatonic on this Godzilla costume. With only two months since launch and boasting millions of players worldwide, ‘Fall Guys’ presents such an exciting opportunity for Godzilla fans everywhere,” said Lora Cohn, Managing Director, Toho International, Inc. “Now, players will get to celebrate Godzilla Day in such a unique way by putting on the Godzilla suit and stomping their way to victory!"
"There are many parallels to be drawn between the mighty Godzilla and an average Fall Guy; they are both fiercely competitive, they battle on an international stage with incredibly high stakes, they always get back up after being knocked down, and according to worrying reports from our social media channels, they are both much taller than you'd expect,” said Jeff Tanton, VP of Creative, Mediatonic. “We are proud and deeply honoured to share the stage with the greatest Kaiju - and if anyone is still struggling to get a crown with this costume, though it may sound primitive and un-scientific, we recommend that through the fairies, they could perhaps ask Infant Island for help?"
On November 3, 1954, Godzilla made its first appearance in Toho’s “Godzilla,” a classic monster movie widely regarded as a masterpiece. The date is officially Godzilla’s birthday, with a Godzilla Festival held in Japan each year to celebrate. In 2019, the festival gathered over 20,000 visitors, and this year’s event will be held virtually where even more fans are expected to tune-in.
You can find official brand information on the Godzilla website at godzilla.com and follow the official Instagram @godzilla_toho and Twitter @toho_godzilla for more brand updates.
Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful live action and animated content including motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, Toho remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan, and Toho International, Inc., a U.S. established incorporated company that manages and commercializes Toho’s intellectual property portfolio. To learn more about Toho, visit: www.toho.co.jp/en/.
Mediatonic is an independent game developer which delights in connecting people through original, mass-multiplayer game experiences and breaking the mold with weird and wonderful games across every platform. Recent titles include critically acclaimed 90s Hollywood whodunnit Murder by Numbers and of course, rollicking massively multiplayer party game, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.
GODZILLA RETURNS TO NETFLIX IN NEW ANIME SERIES GODZILLA SINGULAR POINT
Studio bones and Orange team up for a new series coming to Netflix in 2021
Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 193 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
Founded in 1932, Toho Co., Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of the Godzilla films, as well as most of the films by the world-renowned director, Akira Kurosawa. Besides film production, Toho also distributes Japanese films (earning the highest box office receipts for decades in Japan) as well as foreign films through its subsidiary, owns first class movie theaters throughout Japan, produces legitimate plays and musicals, and has more than 100 entertainment-related subsidiaries.
bones was founded by Sunrise staff members Masahiko Minami, Hiroshi Ousaka and Toshihiro Kawamoto in October 1998. The company's name was originally inspired by the idea "to create animations with bones" and it continues to produce high quality visual works today. bones is renown for its dynamic animated action sequences such as robot animations which continue to attract fans around the world. They are considered one of the most notable anime studios in the world today. They have produced numerous titles, including My Hero Academia, Psalms of Planets Eureka seveN and Netflix’s original anime series Carole & Tuesday.
Established in 2004 and founded by famed CG animator Eiji Inomoto, Orange is a Japanese animation studio based in Musashino, Tokyo that specializes in the production of 3DCG animation. The studio is known for its exaggerated 3D and directing style, which differs from the traditional movement often found in CG works. In 2017, the studio produced Land of the Lustrous. In 2018 Orange released Monster Strike The Movie 2 Sora no Kanata to theaters. Orange has led Marui Group's original animation Sobae and the IDOLiSH7 Music Video. In 2019 they launched their first Netflix original anime series Beastars globally.
Nijigen Nomori Co., Ltd. is open the world's first life size Godzilla attraction, that allows you to zip line into Godzilla's mouth, on Oct 10th. There will be a special short film as well as special merchandise to go along with the event. The length of the attraction is 120 meters (nearly 400 feet), and it goes along with the first ever Godzilla museum there as well, but it is more than just a zip line ride you have to complete a mission using a special gun to stop Godzilla's growth and dodge attacks from Godzilla cells, all which sounds very cool. The special merchandise announced with this includes tote bags, shirts, cell phone cases, bags, glasses, notebooks, and much, much more (all listed on a special Twitter page, some images below).
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