Netflix has announced plans to stream the new Godzilla anime from Japan.


The title will debut in theaters in Japan first, and then will have an exclusive streaming debut on Netflix. “We are truly delighted to unveil Godzilla, which is the latest addition to our growing catalogue of Netflix original anime content,” said Greg Peters, president of Netflix Japan. “Working with the best creators such as Toho in bringing Godzilla to Netflix users in over 190 countries marks a major milestone for us.”

The show is coming from Toho and Japanese anime studio Polygon Pictures, and is being directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita. Screenplay by acclaimed anime writer Gen Urobuchi.

“We’re looking forward to bringing a spectacular entertainment experience for both existing fans of Godzilla and people new to the franchise,” said Shizuno. “I’m thrilled to collaborate with two very talented colleagues…to bring to life a unique vision of a universal human drama set in an epic world.”

“I am very honored to join this Godzilla project as one of its Japanese creators. I’m grateful for all the support and really excited to bringing this content to fans worldwide,” said Urobuchi.

The exact premiere dates for the film have not been released, but are expected later this year.

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