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Anime Movie of 'Godzilla' Announced for 2017

by Snow
Aug 20, 2016 6:31 AM | 68 Comments

An official website for Godzilla has been launched and announced that the multi-media franchise will receive an anime movie slated for 2017. Directors and scriptwriter, as well as studio, for the movie were also announced on the website.

Director: Koubun Shizuno (Detective Conan), Hiroyuki Seshita (Ajin)
Original Story Plan, Script: Gen Urobuchi (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
Studio: Polygon Pictures

The movie will be based on the Godzilla franchise produced by Toho Company. The first film in the series premiered in 1954, and it has since received multiple movie adaptations, including the most recent movie, titled Shin Gojira, premiering on July 29 of this year. A Hollywood adaptation of the movie premiered in 2014, with a crossover movie currently in production and slated for a 2020 release, under the title Godzilla vs. Kong. While the animated movie will be the first anime movie in the franchise, the on-going TV anime Crayon Shin-chan has previously featured the Godzilla character. Godzilla has also received two animated series released in the west.

Official site:

Source: Ota☆Suke

Godzilla: Kaijuu Wakusei on MAL

20 of 68 Comments Recent Comments

Holy shit what? I somehow just found out about this

Wait a second.. Urobuchi doing a Godzilla anime?
.. This will be.. interesting..

Jan 20, 2017 7:28 AM by LPGeneratorx

I'm still shocked that it took this long for Japan to make an animated Godzilla film.

Jan 10, 2017 10:24 PM by malvarez1

Peco said:
Ew... more shitty Cgi....

Oh shut up. Polygon Pictures have proven themselves with Ajin and Sidonia no Kishi. Another great example is Arpeggio (PP didn't work on that one, but it's still a great CGI anime). While we're at it, let's also add Rakuen Tsuihou too.

Anyway, just because PP is gonna be working on thus one, it sounds very interesting and promising, but if Gen Urobuchi is also working on this, this could be really good too. Also, after having had watched the 2014 Godzilla movie, I'm very much interested. It has potential.

Shame it's just a movie. But regardless, that should heighten the quality too though.

Jan 10, 2017 7:38 PM by Genix

Makes me think how it will be compared to past Godzilla movies and the current Shin Godzilla.

Oct 22, 2016 5:13 PM by Dodecahedron-O24

...oh my god is my dream coming true? Is there going to be a centipede magic girl too..? XD

Aug 22, 2016 1:58 AM by removed-user

@marshmallow_ We will be leaving Godzilla this year and guess what? HAHAHAHAHA

Aug 21, 2016 3:43 PM by hassher

Urobutcher, huh. And the twist is, as usual, that the humans are the real monsters. I'll go on this ride.

Aug 21, 2016 2:36 PM by Mayjaplaya

Though, I wonder me if they the classic design of Shin Gojira keeping will, or the american one, or this time a complete new design of the beloved kaiju...

Aug 21, 2016 2:04 PM by Tenryuu1

Hell yeah!! I`m hyped for this

Aug 21, 2016 11:59 AM by joe_g7

Godzilla needs to be watched as a movie only. Trying to milk the franchise *even more* by plastering the Butcher's name on some crappy anime adaption just isn't doing it.

Aug 21, 2016 7:53 AM by Rachmaninow

I'm not sure what to feel about this.

Aug 21, 2016 7:26 AM by CurrerHime

LOOOL, urobutcher Godzilla?

Well anyways, Polygon pictures makes some high quality cgi, so im in

Aug 21, 2016 7:21 AM by TapuTapuu

polygon pictures? really?

after what i have seen in ajin there is no way i'm gonna watch this.

Aug 21, 2016 5:20 AM by sun123

^ indeed

i wish i was born earlier so i wouldn't have lived to see this garbage

this lineup is just begging for instant bankruptcy

Aug 21, 2016 3:11 AM by zetsu_shoren

What a time to be alive.

Aug 21, 2016 2:44 AM by Meritas

I'll just go ahead and quote myself
Comic_Sans said:
>Polygon pictures

Literally the anime version of ass cancer

Aug 21, 2016 2:01 AM by Comic_Sans

looking forward to it since I'm a huge godzilla fan

Aug 21, 2016 1:45 AM by Muadiziro

Godzilla anime? Amuse me more.
Urobutcher? Now that's hilarious.

Aug 20, 2016 10:40 PM by Shigure


Aug 20, 2016 10:32 PM by Nyah_Chan

Ew... more shitty Cgi....

Aug 20, 2016 8:16 PM by Peco

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