The Godzilla anime film trilogy’s website revealed a new film visual for Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle.
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters was the first film released in a new trilogy of CGI anime films based on the Godzilla franchise and released in Japanese theaters back in November. Netflix began streaming the movie in January, and the second film in the series, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle is set to be released in theaters on May 18th, 2018, in Japan. As the film’s release approaches, the website for the entire trilogy has released a new visual showcasing nine character posters.
Included on the visual are character posters for two new characters being introduced who weren’t included in the first film. Reina Ueda (Akane Shinjō from SSSS.Gridman) and Ari Ozawa (Chiyo Sakura from Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun) will provide the voices for Maina and Miana, respectively, who are twins that are the descendants of humanity called “Houtua.”
According to a synopsis released by TOHO Animation along with the first trailer for the film, the Houtua people are likely Earth’s last hope in the fight against Godzilla Earth, a new Godzilla monster who came from underground when the original Godzilla was destroyed. Godzilla Earth grew during the 20,000 years where most of humanity fled Earth. However, those who fled only perceived 20 years. As previously teased, Godzilla Earth will also fight Mechagodzilla.
Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle was written by Gen Urobuchi (Kamen Rider Gaim) and directed by Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare, Fist of the North Star: Legend of Kenshirō) and Hiroyuki Seshita (Ajin, Knights of Sidonia). The animation was done by Polygon Pictures and TOHO Animation.
Sources: Anime News Network,