New Details Emerge From Netflix’s Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters

Although Netflix has removed some fan-favorite shows from its lineup, there are some heavy hitters coming soon to the streaming platform. It was announced that Netflix is bringing home the Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters anime trilogy soon.

It was revealed via The Annecy International Animation Film Festival that co-directors Kobun Shizuno & Hiroyuki Seshita will join the “Work in Progress” panel at the festival this year. Shizuno & Seshita are said to be bringing visuals & footage from the upcoming Godzilla Anime trilogy. The film is set to hit theaters in Japan this November & will make its way to Netfix soon after.

It’s the last summer of the 20th century. On that day, the human race realized that they were not true rulers of Earth.

The emergence of gigantic monsters “kaiju” and the ultimate existence that can even destroy other kaijus, Godzilla. After half-century of the war against the kaijus, the human race decided to leave the planet afer suffering numerous defeats. In the year 2048, only people who were chosen by an artificial intelligence under the control of the central government were allowed to board an interstellar immigration ark titled, Aratrum. Their destination? The Cetus  galaxy and the planet, “Planet Tau-e” which was 11.9 light years away. Ultimately, the 20 year jouney to Tau-e proved fruitless as atmospheric conditions were not capable of sustaining human life.  With supplies dwindling, the Aratrum’s only option is to return to Earth and attempt to reclaim the planet.

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. Haruo is eager to fight Godzilla and joins the “Return to the Earth” group in hopes of fighting the kaiju king.  However, with supplies dwindling, the Aratrum can no longer afford another 20 year journey and a risky, long distance hyperspace jump is plotted.

The Aratrum survives the jump but instead of shaving time off their 20 year journey, the inhabitatns of the Aratrum learn that  20,000 years have already passed when they finally arrive back on Earth. A completely new ecosystem has formed on the planet but it seems Godzilla still sits at the top. Can the human race take the Earth back, and what will be the fate of Haruo be…?

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My name is Sean, Editor-in-Chief & owner of 4 Geeks Like You. I'm a hardcore gamer, film critic, anime lover, comic book reader & all around geek from New York!

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