Godzilla is stomping back onto Netflix this July, as the streaming service’s anime reimagining of the iconic kaiju continues.
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, which was released worldwide on Netflix at the start of this year, introduced us to a Godzilla world of the future. It was produced by leading anime studio Polygon Pictures (Knights of Sidonia), directed by Kobun Shizuno (Knights of Sidonia,) and Hiroyuki Seshita (AJIN: Demi-Human), and written by acclaimed anime writer Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass, Madoka Magika).
Now, the same team are reuniting for a follow-up anime, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle. The sequel, which forms the second part in this futuristic anime trilogy, pits humans and robots against the biggest Godzilla ever seen in an interplanetary struggle for survival.
The sequel, which has already been released in Japan, will be available on Netflix worldwide from Wednesday 18th July. The release date was announced by the streaming giant as part of a NETFLIX❤ANIME panel at Anime Expo this week. Other news announced included new anime series Ultraman and Kengan Ashura, both set for release in 2019, the renewal of Aggretsuko for Season 2, and the October release date for Castlevania Season 2.
Following the announcements, Netflix Director of Content for Japan & Anime John Derderian moderated a panel featuring key anime creators LeSean Thomas (Cannon Busters), Adi Shankar (Castlevania) and Shinji Higuchi (Dragon Pilot). On the upcoming anime projects, Derderian commented: “As Netflix has grown around the world we have been astounded by the broad reach and great depth of anime fandom. We are partnering with the best global creators to produce a diverse slate of shows that we hope will excite the boundless passion of anime fans and make Netflix a premier destination for this beloved art form.”
Here’s the poster for Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle:
Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle is available on Netflix UK, as part of a £7.99 monthly subscription.