It seems that the King of the Monsters is everywhere we look these days, but then Godzilla never really went away, did he? And now, we have some new information on his latest animated outing.
Last year, we were given the first animated effort from Toho – Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters – and now we have a poster (shown left), release date, and some plot details for its follow-up, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle.
City on the Edge of Battle will arrive in Japanese cinemas on May 18th, 2018. Whereas its predecessor was similarly given a Japanese theatrical run, the picture was then housed on Netflix in North American and European markets. Hopefully there’s as similar plan in place so that those outside of Japan are able to check out the film at some point later this year.
As for the plot, that is as follows:
Rising from the depths of the planet is a new breed of monster, dubbed “Godzilla Earth.” Evolving for 20,000 years, the creature stands 300 meters high, weighs over 100,000 tons and wields such overwhelmingly destructive power that Haruo and company have no choice but to run for their lives. Coming to Haruo’s rescue, however, is Miana, a member of an aboriginal tribe called the Houtua. They are the first humanoid people the returnees have encountered. Could they descend from humans?
“Our tribal god was destroyed by Godzilla. All that we have left are these eggs. Anyone who has tried to fight or resist him has been drowned in fire,” the tribespeople say to Haruo, who responds with: “This is our last hope of recovering our home.” Meanwhile, Bilusaludo commander, Galu-gu is elated to discover that the Houtua tribe’s arrowheads are made of a nanometal or a self-sustaining metal. It had been developed in the 21st century as an “anti-Godzilla” killer weapon deployed at their decisive battle fought at the foot of Mt. Fuji, but had been destroyed before it could be activated in the form of a “Mecha-Godzilla.” The nanometal was its base substance, and proof that the manufacturing plant can still be used.
Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita are on directing duties.