2nd Godzilla Anime Film Teases Mechagodzilla Inclusion and May Debut
2nd anime film for the Godzilla franchise teases Mechagodzilla, and film’s May 2018 debut.
The official website for the Godzilla anime film trilogy revealed the title, poster, and release date for the second film of the trilogy. The title for the second film is Godzilla: The City Mechanized for the Final Battle, with the poster for it showcasing the legendary Mechagodzilla! The film is scheduled for release on May 2018.
This same visual appears in teaser posters and visuals at particular participating theaters starting on November 11th, 2017. Whilst supplies last, these theaters will be also selling advance ticket vouchers and MoviTicke Cards with bonus “Mechagodzilla clear file” folders; all showcasing the same visual as the above poster.
The official website describes the first film’s plot below:
The planet is beset by the emergence of colossal creatures that roam the earth, and king among them is “Godzilla”. For a half a century, these beasts engage in ferocious battle with each other and mankind. But humans, unable to compete, prepare for exile from their home planet. In the year 2048, a select few humans are chosen by the central government’s artificial intelligence infrastructure to set out on an interstellar emigration vessel, the Aratrum, on an 11.9-lightyear journey for the planet Tau-e in the Cetus constellation. But when they arrive after 20 years of space travel, the remnants of mankind find the environmental conditions on Tau-e to be much different than expected, and basically uninhabitable by humans.
One youth on board the emigration vessel, Haruo, had seen his parents killed by Godzilla before his eyes when he was only 4 years old. Ever since, he has thought of nothing but returning to Earth to defeat Godzilla. With the doors to emigration now closed, Haruo and other crew spearhead a “return to Earth” decision despite severely attenuated and hazardous conditions on board for such a long trip back.
Somehow, the Aratrum makes the return journey in one piece, but the home they return to has become an alien planet. 20,000 years have elapsed, and a new ecosystem has emerged with Godzilla atop the food chain. Can mankind take back its native planet? Will Haruo get his revenge?
The first film Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters opened in Japan on November 11th, 2017. Additionally, it will stream globally on the Netflix service later this year.
Source: Anime News Network