Netflix to air Japanese animated movie ‘Godzilla’
TOKYO: The world’s leading internet TV network, Netflix has announced to soon air Japanese animated movie Godzilla worldwide.
The movie will be on aired worldwide later this year following a theatrical release by Toho, a conglomerate of film production, in Japan.
“The first-ever high quality animation of the iconic global monster franchise is set to offer an epic re-imagining of the Godzilla world of the future,” says Netflix.
Netflix has aired several exclusive anime including AJIN: Demi-Human, Kuromukuro, Magi: Adventure of Sinbad, Blame!, Gantz: O, Little Witch Academia, Cyborg 009 Call of Justice and Perfect Bones.
Toho is working with leading Japanese anime studio Polygon Pictures, directors Kobun Shizuno, and Hiroyuki Seshita with a screenplay from acclaimed anime writer Gen Urobuchi to bring Godzilla’s latest adaptation to life.
“We’re looking forward to bringing a spectacular entertainment experience for both existing fans of Godzilla and people new to the franchise,” said Godzilla director, Kobun Shibuno.
Director Hiroyuki Seshita said, “I’m thrilled to collaborate with two very talented colleagues, Gen Urobuchi and Director Kobun Shizuno to bring to life a unique vision of a universal human drama set in an epic world.”
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“We are truly delighted to unveil Godzilla, which is the latest addition to our growing catalogue of Netflix original anime content”, said Greg Peters, President, Netflix Japan. “Working with the best creators such as Toho in bringing Godzilla to Netflix users in over 190 countries marks a major milestone for us.”
The voice cast who will be bringing the film to life is led by Yuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai, Tomokazu Sugita, Junichi Suwabe, Kana Hanazawa and Mamoru Miyano.