It’s been a little while since the Gen Urobuchi-written Godzilla anime film was first announced, but most of what we’ve seen since has just consisted of vague concept art. That changed this week when the official website updated with a new visual introducing protagonist Haruo, while also revealing the official title, theatrical plans, and story details.
In addition to the worldwide Netflix distribution, Godzilla: Kaiju Wakusei (Monster Planet) will hit theaters in Japan this November. The story for the Polygon Pictures production takes us 20,000 years into the future, to an Earth dominated by Godzilla and other monsters. You can see the new visual—which sports the tagline, “I will definitely take this planet back”—below.
More on the story via Crunchyroll:
The last summer of the 20th century. On that day, the human race realized that they were not the only ruler of the planet earth.
The emergence of gigantic monsters “kaiju” and the ultimate existence that even can destroy the kaijus, Godzilla. After half-century of the war against the kaijus, the human race repeatedly defeated and decided to escape from the earth. Then finally in the year 2048, only people who were chosen by the artificial intelligence under the control of the central government went on board the interstellar immigrant ship Aratrum and left for the “Cetus: Planet Tau e” which was 11.9 light years away from the earth. But the environmental condition difference between the earth and Tau e, which took 20 years to reach, was far exceeded the predicted value, and there was no way to survive for the human race.
A young man named Haruo is on board of the immigrant ship. His parents were killed by Godzilla right front of him when he was 4, since then, he has been thinking about only going back to the earth and killing Godzilla for 20 years. Since there is no hope for immigration to other planets, the “Return to the Earth” group including Haruo becomes the mainstream in the ship as its living condition is getting worse, then they decide to try the long distance hyperspace navigation.
However, 20,000 years have already passed when they finally arrive the earth, and it becomes a totally unknown world dominated by an ecosystem topped by Godzilla. Can the human race take the earth back, and the fate of Haruo will be…?