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  • Aug.15, 2017

The second round of cast members has been announced! A group of magnificent performers has been gathered! Daisuke Ono, Kenta Miyake, Kenyu Horiuchi, Kazuya Nakai, and Kazuhiro Yamaji confirmed to join!
Special advance tickets will go on sale at cinemas nationwide from Friday, August 18th!

2016 saw the release of the no. 1 box office smash hit live action film, Shin Godzilla (directed by Hideaki Anno). This grounded portrayal captured the hearts of audiences, and has been honored with seven prizes at the 40th Japan Academy Awards, including Picture of the Year. The next step in the Godzilla franchise will be the release this November of Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. This landmark year in which Japan celebrates the 100th anniversary of the release of its first animated film will also finally herald the first time in history that the challenge has been undertaken to adapt Godzilla into an animated feature.

Together with the additional cast and character announcement, we have also received comments from the cast upon the confirmation of their roles!!

We are happy to announce this new round of additional cast and characters! From popular voice performers who have been active in many megahit anime to talented actors who are best known for their roles in dubbed foreign films, a dream-team voice cast has been realized!
The main protagonist, Haruo (Mamoru Miyano), was 4 years old when his parents were killed by Godzilla, and has thought of nothing but returning to Earth to defeat Godzilla for 20 years ever since. Haruo’s senior officer and commander of the Earth landing operation is Leland, played by Daisuke Ono (Juushimatsu Matsuno in Mr. Osomatsu). Belbe, a veteran military officer from the Bilsaldian alien race, and mentor in military matters to Hauro and his teammates, will be played by Kenta Miyake (All Might in My Hero Academia). The captain of the Aratrum, the migrant ship which Haruo lives aboard, Mori, will be played by Kenyu Horiuchi (Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki in Joker Game). Other residents of this ship are Endarph, the chief of the Xilien alien race, and Doldo, leader of the Bilsaldians, played by Kazuhiro Yamaji (Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace) and Kazuya Nakai (Roronoa Zoro in One Piece). Together with the already-announced cast: Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa, Tomokazu Sugita, Yuki Kaji, Junichi Suwabe, we are proud to announce the realization of this dream voice cast!

Special advance tickets will go on sale at cinemas nationwide from Friday, August 18th!
Limited theatrical bonus confirmed: A specially made metallic clear file folder!

Special advance tickets will go on sale at cinemas nationwide this weekend from Friday, August 18th! A special metallic clear file folder designed with the visual of Godzilla used in the teaser poster on a metallic silver background will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis as a limited theatrical bonus!
The number of special advance tickets is limited and the sale will end when all the stock has been sold, so grab them while they last! (Advance ticket price: 1,400 yen)

Introduction

Ever since it was first released as a feature film in 1954, Godzilla has come to be a colossal cultural icon loved by millions around the world. 2016 saw the release of Shin Godzilla, directed by Hideaki Anno. This grounded depiction of the iconic monster story captured audiences and became a huge hit. Now in 2017, Godzilla continues to surprise with this evolution into a feature-length animated film.
This animated movie takes the franchise into uncharted territory; mankind's fateful confrontation to retake their planet in a distant future where Godzilla has dominated the Earth for 20,000 years.
Directing is Kobun Shizuno, whose theatrical release of Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare last year achieved the highest box office success yet for that famed franchise. He is joined by another proven talent on the cutting edge of computer graphics, Hiroyuki Seshita, director and supervising director of Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine and Ajin: Demi-Human. Penning both the story and screenplay is Gen Urobuchi of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Psycho-Pass, a writer known to his large and loyal fan base as a master of meticulous and unpredictable storytelling laced with powerful ideas. Finally, handling the production is 3-consecutive Emmy award winning Japanese 3DCG animation studio, Polygon Pictures, which produced Knights of Sidonia, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars for U.S. television and earning Outstanding Special Class Animated Program at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Prepare for the earth-shattering roar of a brand new Godzilla, unlike anything heard or seen before!

Story

The final summer of the 20th century… when mankind learns it is no longer the sole ruler of planet Earth.
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. Ultimately humanity, unable to compete, prepares for exile from its home planet. In the year 2048, a select few humans are chosen by the central government's artificial intelligence to set out on an interstellar emigration vessel, the Aratrum, on an 11.9-light-year journey for the planet Tau Ceti e. But when they arrive after 20 years of space travel, the remnants of mankind find the environmental conditions on Tau-e to be much worse than expected, and uninhabitable by humans.
On board the vessel is a young man, Haruo. When he was four years old, he saw his parents killed by Godzilla before his eyes, and in the 20 years since he has thought about nothing but returning to Earth and defeating Godzilla. With their chance for escape to another world closed, and living conditions on the ship deteriorating, Haruo spearheads a movement to return to Earth despite the dangers of such a long return trip.
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 at its apex. Can mankind take back its native planet? Will Haruo get his revenge?

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