Trailers for Kaiju Decode, a CG anime collaboration between Tsuburaya Productions and Toei Animation, have begun streaming on Toei Animation’s YouTube channel.
Kaiju Decode, a CG anime collaboration between Tsuburaya Productions and Toei Animation, released two trailers on Toei Animation’s YouTube Channel. The first trailer teases elements of the show, and the second trailer, titled “first contact”, features a scene seen from three different perspectives.
First Contact VR Animated Trailer
Kaiju Decode was first announced in November 2019, and a key visual featuring a girl by a cocoon was revealed at Tsuburaya Convention 2019 in December 2019.
This anime project is a collaboration between Tsuburaya Productions and Toei Animation. The main underlying theme is “a story of girls and monsters”. The aim is to make a production for the world to see, utilizing the strengths of Japanese animation and latest technology. Producing the project are Koichi Noguchi and Masahiro Onda, both who have had their hands in past tokusatsu productions. Hollywood CG art director Sei Nakashima is in charge of character design. As of this writing, no release date has been given for Kaiju Decode.
Producer Koichi Noguchi’s Remarks
There are many genres specific to Japanese animation such as robots, yokai, or magical girls, but it feels like kaiju (monster) shows aren’t so well-known. “So why don’t we make an anime utilizing Tsuburaya Productions’ various monsters?” we thought. And that’s how we started planning this project.
We’re exploring expressions that can only be achieved with 3D computer graphics that can also be used overseas, all while using the strengths of Japanese animation.
For this, we requested Sei Nakashima, who is working abroad, for character designs. There are also staff in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Tokyo, and Sapporo working on this project.
Producer Masahiro Onda’s Remarks
This completely original work takes the ideas “all life is equal” and “humans and monsters can co-exist” and weaves them into a story. The base theme of this story is that all can live together.
The setting is a near future of statelessness, but it is still an organized world. This is a world where digital and natural ecosystems have become one. Mr. Noguchi has a very strong sense for these kinds of worlds, so please look forward to the kinds of images you’ll see.