GODZILLA: CITY ON THE EDGE OF BATTLE (2018)
Toho Animation, Intl. Release by Netflix
May 18th, 2018 in Japan, Intl. Release TBA
The official Godzilla Anime website has updated with a slick new look, revealing the fantastic new poster for “GODZILLA Fixed Battle Mobile Proliferation City“! Here’s to hoping for a more catchy international title via Netflix, but one thing’s for certain: This poster has us incredibly excited!
The vibes from this artwork are much more intense, much more severe and dangerous, as well as… what’s this? Twins!?
Check out the poster again and you’ll see two identical young women sporting some very tribal, very… Mothra-esque duds. Not to mention, again, the identical part. Need we say more? Many fans had anticipated the arrival of Mothra after the post credits scene of Chapter 1: Monster Planet – but this just may have confirmed it for us! Would she show up here, or in the finale of the trilogy? Let the speculation commence!
As for concrete information, the official website has again updated (03/20/2018) with a full synopsis for the series so far:
By the advent of the 21st century, much of humanity was dead, having been trampled over by a new master, Godzilla. A select few among mankind took to the stars in a spacefaring vessel called the Aratrum in search of “the promised land,” the planet Tau-e that could sustain human life. But the migration plan fails, and the remnants of the human race decide to return to Earth. But the distortions in space-time and the distance traveled means that mankind is returning to a completely changed Earth some 20,000 years later. The returnees, led by hero Haruo, prepare to take the fight to Godzilla based on a strategy that has been 20 years in the making. Carried out with the help of two alien species, the Exif and the Bilusaludo, the humans succeed in defeating Godzilla in a costly battle to the death.
But the victory is short-lived. 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.
Ready for a very radical take on Mechagodzilla, and the possible reinvention of Mothra and her people? We can’t wait!
Chapter Two premieres Friday, May 18th in Japan! We’ll keep you updated as always, and let you know as soon as an international Netflix release date is confirmed.