A new VR experience is coming to the VR Zone in Osaka and Shinjuku in Japan, Godzilla VR. This cool VR (virtual reality) puts you right in the film Shin Godzilla as you fight the monster Osaka opens this fall with Shinjuku opening November. Check out the video and pics below.
A number of film announcements happened yesterday getting fans excited for the future, while not all were kaiju related they were coll none the less. First was the announcement (at Anime Expo) of the premiere of Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle on Netflix on July 18, less than two weeks away. The second announcement, also involving Netflix, was of a new Ultraman Anime (based on the Ultraman Manga comic) will debut in 2019, promo poster and promo and announcement videos below. Production for Ultraman is handled by Production IG and Sola Digital Arts. Also announced, while not kaiju related but big, is that Legendary will be making a Mobile Suit Gundam live action film, one of the most influential giant robot sagas of all time. It will be produced with Sunrise Inc. Poster and announcement video at bottom.
The first ever large-scale Godzilla exhibition outside Japan, Godzilla Special Exhibition in Taiwan, takes place June 30th to Sept 16th 2018. The event features a history of Godzilla films (Evolution Showcase), Studio Tour (Creators Room), Studio Tour (Special Art Warehouse), Diorama Stage, City Of Rumble, and Godzilla Encounter (pics below are for reference not actual pics). It takes place at No. 1 Warehouse, Songshan Wenchuang Park (No. 133, Guangfu South Road, Xinyi District, Taipei) Taiwan, a pre-sale is going on now up till the start, ticket prices will increase once the exhibition begins (220 to 320 yuan). Tickets available here.
The first trailer for Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (English title, Japanese title Godzilla: Battle Mobile Breeding City) was released and gives more hints into the films story, as well as hints of Mechagodzilla and other weapons and characters. The film is scheduled for release on May 18 2018 in Japan. We have also included stills from the trailer below.
Official English Film Title:
GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle
"By the advent of the 21st century, much of humanity was dead, having been trampled over by a new master, Godzilla. A select few among mankind took to the stars in a spacefaring vessel called the Aratrum in search of “the promised land,” the planet Tau-e that could sustain human life. But the migration plan fails, and the remnants of the human race decide to return to Earth. But the distortions in space-time and the distance traveled means that mankind is returning to a completely changed Earth some 20,000 years later. The returnees, led by hero Haruo, prepare to take the fight to Godzilla based on a strategy that has been 20 years in the making. Carried out with the help of two alien species, the Exif and the Bilusaludo, the humans succeed in defeating Godzilla in a costly battle to the death.
But the victory is short-lived. Rising from the depths of the planet is a new breed of monster, dubbed “Godzilla Earth.” Evolving for 20,000 years, the creature stands 300 meters high, weighs over 100,000 tons and wields such overwhelmingly destructive power that Haruo and company have no choice but to run for their lives.
Coming to Haruo's rescue, however, is Miana, a member of an aboriginal tribe called the Houtua. They are the first humanoid people the returnees have encountered. Could they descend from humans? “Our tribal god was destroyed by Godzilla. All that we have left are these eggs. Anyone who has tried to fight or resist him has been drowned in fire,” the tribes-people say to Haruo, who responds with: “This is our last hope of recovering our home.”
Meanwhile, Bilusaludo commander, Galu-gu is elated to discover that the Houtua tribe's arrowheads are made of a nanometal or a self-sustaining metal. It had been developed in the 21st century as an “anti-Godzilla” killer weapon deployed at their decisive battle fought at the foot of Mt. Fuji, but had been destroyed before it could be activated in the form of a “Mecha-Godzilla.” The nanometal was its base substance, and proof that the manufacturing plant can still be used."
Special promo for the second anime for certain films, include stickers.
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The Godzilla Anime website has posted an update on the sequel to Godzilla: Monster Planet and announced the release date May 18th to days after the video release for the first film. They also posted some info the includes info on Mechagodzilla, an autonomous thinking metal body, nanometal, as well as promo art (above). There is some info as to the title loosely translating to breeding city as well (story below - possible spoilers). Below we have post the info direct from the Godzilla Anime site, some of the translation may be a bit off.
"Chapter 2 "GODZILLA Fixed Battle Mobile Promotion City", May 18 (Friday) Opening Day Determined!
Story & concept art partly released! !
The release date of the second chapter of the trilogy of the first animation film "GODZILLA" in the history of Godzilla movie, "Godzilla declaration mobile breeding city" was decided on 18th May (Friday)!
And the part of the story of the second chapter "Godzilla decisive mobile breeding city" where no information has been revealed so far has become clear.
In the "Fixed Battle Mobile Propagation City" where the fourth existence other than Bilsarud, the fourth existence other than Bilsarud, human beings, aliens' exuses, "Godzilla movie series popular immovable <Mechagodzilla> will also appear in a new appearance! It is also obvious that the substance that constitutes <Mechagodzilla> is "autonomous thinking metal body = nanometal".
In addition, one concept art arrived from the movie production site, Polygon · Pictures,! While the stage of chapter 1 "Monster Planet" was a dense forest, this time, <Godzilla Earth> appearing as a heat ray attack against something in the mountainous area around Former Fuji It is. And three gods of magenta and red are located beyond the eyes of <Godzilla Earth>. What on earth is this light mean?
Please continue to expect "GODZILLA Fixed Battle Mobile Propagation City" that will gradually release information. !"
Updated intro and story info below:
"In 2017, "Godzilla" stepped into a new area. An animation movie "GODZILLA" (common name: Anisogi) drawn in all trilogy is the birth of.
The first chapter "Godzilla monster planet" released in November last year was the first 3DCG animation work in the history of Godzilla movie, and its image experience was greeted with great surprise and admiration. Described in the whole trilogy of Angorgo is the story of "humanity" against Godzilla and Godzilla continuing to reign over the earth for over 20,000 years while being chased by the edge of extinction.
The director has won the 1st place of Japanese movie annual box office revenue ranking in the theatrical version "Detective Conan from Red Angel Love Song (Love Letter)", and was unfaithfully demonstrated in the "Monster Planet" Hiroshi Sakashi who refined his skills cultivated at the front line of 3DCG with "Ninth Planetary Cavalry of Cydonia", "Ancestor", "BLAME!" And burned its charm to the film without leaving anything. Through the series, the story draft is in charge of Kabuchi Xu known for such as "Magical Girl Madoka ☆ Magica" and "PSYCHO-PASS Psychopath". It is no doubt that this work will also be surprised by the idea of outstanding breakthrough ability that has surpassed all of the viewers in the last work of the previous work.
In addition to "Star Wars: Clone Wars", the production won the fourth award of the Emmy Award for Best Prize (Daytime · Emmy Award Animation Program Special Section Best Award) last year in "Lost in Oz" The domestic highest 3DCG studio, Polygon · Pictures. Express a spectacular decisive battle that will be held at the base of former Mt. Fuji with a dynamic description. The play in the play is a bold and delicately playing "unknown world" in this year's "movie Doraemon Nobita's Treasure Island", Takayuki Hattori continues, following the previous work, the roar of <Godzilla Earth> echoing to the earth after 20,000 years I play the sound with overwhelming presence comparable to.
In the second chapter "Fighting Mobility Proliferation City", the popular booming mecha godzilla series emerges in a new form to defeat Godzilla · Earth, the largest godzilla in history over 300 meters high."
"Early in the 21st century, the human race leaves a lot of human lives on the earth trampled by Godzilla, aiming for "selected promised land = tau star e" which can be migrated by interstellar immigration ship / Aratram only by selected people It was. However, the plan fails and mankind will return to the earth again. And the spatiotemporal distortion caused by long-distance subspace navigation has changed the place where human beings should return to "Earth after 20,000 years". On the planet, the protagonist · Haruo, who is attacked by Godzilla, succeeded in defeating Godzilla in a battle of desperate by executing the "Godzilla tactics" which he continued to think for twenty years with Exif and Bilsaldo, two tribal aliens .
But in pleasure also true Godzilla <Godzilla Earth> appears from deep underground. Haruo is scattered in front of the overwhelming destructive power of the super gigantic Godzilla that has evolved into a figure of 300 meters high, mass 100,000 tons, living forever, continuing to grow for twenty thousand years.
And it was Miana, the people of 'Hutua' who is supposed to survive human beings that saved Haruo. Futawa is the humanoid type of human race who I met on this planet for the first time. Are they descendants of humanity --- . Haruo said to them that "the God of Futua has also been destroyed by Godzilla, now leaving eggs, challenging things, anti-things, all swallowed away by fire" to them, "Haruo said," This is the last It's a chance. "
Meanwhile, Birsald's commander Gargh notices that the arrowhead of Futua is made of "autonomous thinking metal body = nanometal". It is the same substance as those constituting "Mechagodzilla" destroyed on the brink of activation even though they develop as "Godzilla decisive battle weapon" at the foot of Mt. Fuji in the 21st century, the development plant still remains It was a proof that --- ."
Toho has announced info and release date for the Godzilla: Monster Planet Blu-ray and DVD release, they will be released May 16th 2018. There will be different versions depending on the retail outlet it is purchase from. The Godzilla Store collectors edition Blu-ray set includes a t-shirt & bag tag, acrylic stand set, and a poster of the digipak artwork by Yuji Kaida measuring 71.5cm X 32cm. It will be available (without the extras) from Amazon Japan (poster artwork bottom) and retailers like AmiAmi, prices range from approx 6,264 yen to 11,664 yen. Below is the t-shirt and poster images.
(Note: The Blu-ray is region free.)
Collector's Edition Bonus:
Special 3-sided case
-Newly illustrated digipak by Yuji Kaida
Collector's edition SPECIAL DISC:
-Release commemorative special program "From Shin Godzilla to AniGoji "Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters""
-Release commemorative special program: unpublished long interview (director Koubun Shizuno, director Hiroyuki Seshite, music composer Takayuki Hattori)
-Release commemorative stage greeting
-Director Hiroyuki Seshita sketch collection
-Preview (1st, 2nd)
-News flash (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
-TV CM (action ver., character ver.)
-Character PV (Godzilla, Earth ver.)
Audio bonus: Staff audio commentary
Cast: Koubun Shizuno (director) / Hiroyuki Seshita (director) / Gen Urobuchi (story creator, scriptwriter)
Larger artwork for the Godzilla Store version below as well as the Amazon Japan poster artwork.
Toho Cinemas Daily Theater in Tokyo will close for good February 4th 2018 after 85 years. To celebrate it's history Toho is having a "Sayonara Daily Theater Last Show". The last film to be screened their will be Godzilla 1954 (Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II will be shown the day before, guests include Masahiro Takashima, Director Takao Okawara, and Producer Shogo Toyama). Guest at the final show will be Akira Takarada, and 1,000 lucky people will get a limited Bandai Movie Monster Series Millennium Godzilla Daydream Last Show Version.
Netflix has finally announced the release of Godzilla: Planet Of The Monsters, it will hit the streaming service January 17. The film will be available in both dubbed and subtitled (with original Japanese voices) versions. You can view the Japanese trailer below or click the link here to view the English dubbed trailer.
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (Monster Planet) is the first of an animated trilogy from Toho and was released in Japan on November 17, 2017 with Netflix distributing the film worldwide some time this year. It is directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita, with Toho Animation and Polygon Pictures handling production duties. It also features a strong voice cast with the likes of Yuuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai, Mamoru Miyano, Junichi Suwabe, Kana Hanazawa, and Tomokazu Sugita.
Starz Suspense is having a Godzilla marathon on Christmas day, the marathon starts at 3:10am Christmas morning and finishes at 9:00pm that evening. It starts with Godzilla Raids Again and finishes with the original Godzilla, there is a total of 11 Showa era films being shown.These are the Criterion versions that Starz has been showing recently. There are a few missing from the Criterion releases.
Godzilla Raids Again
Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster
Mothra Vs. Godzilla
War Of The Gargantuas
Destroy All Monsters
All Monsters Attack
Son Of Godzilla
Invasion Of The Astro-Monster
Godzilla Vs. Megalon
Terror Of Mechagodzilla
Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla