Geekery: A New Look at ‘Godzilla – Planet of the Monsters’

The King of Monsters is back in this new sci-fi anime.

Netflix announced a ton of new anime titles in August, which included Godzilla’s animated debut – Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. There’s a new Japanese trailer out that has some nice visuals…

The story is set 20,000 years after Godzilla and the Kaiju drove humanity to the stars. A band of the survivor’s descendants gather together to reclaim their home world from the powerful Kaiju when the planet they’re on becomes uninhabitable. There’s a weird time warp in humanity’s timeline that has given Godzilla the edge in the battle. This promises to not be the typical Godzilla flick – and the trailer makes that pretty clear.

It premiers in Japan next month, and is due to hit Netflix next year.

 

Are you in for this epic battle?

  • Me

    I am kind of a G nerd (any giant monster thing really, but G is the king). I saw my first one back in the 70’s at a drive in theater and never stopped. I am really looking forward to this. I hope that there is an English dubbed version on Netflix when it comes out. I have visual problems making the captioning hard to read sometimes, and I think it kind of detracts from the action.

    The time thing is just from traveling at near relativistic speed. Much more time passes for the observer (earth and G) than for the traveler. I think I read that it was supposed to be a twenty year trip each way for the people, so forty years for them while 20k passes on earth.

    I still do not see how that changes much unless there is some kind of natural terraforming thing going on with the kaiju.

    • georgelabour

      The other ‘originals’ they’ve brought onto Netflix have been dubbed. It’s just some of the liscened series that have been subtitles only when it comes to anime.

    • Jabberwokk

      Same. Rented Godzilla and King Kong in Black and white from my local library when I was a lad and never looked back.

      …..Now if only my hive fleets could scavenge some DNA from this guy Bio Plasma could get a substantial upgrade as well as being a template for new bio titans….

      • Me

        Huh… I never thought of it that way, but I guess most kaiju ARE biotitans.

        • Jabberwokk

          Yuppers.

  • Iconoc1ast

    it kinda has a patlabor feel too!!