Netflix Sets “Godzilla: Monster Planet” Release

Netflix and Toho have announced a January 17th global release on its streaming service of “Godzilla: Monster Planet,” the first Godzilla anime feature ever created which has finished its theatrical run in Japan.

Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita helms the film in which humanity left the Earth after losing the battle against Godzilla and other giant monsters. A few years later they return, only to discover twenty thousand years have passed and Earth’s ecosystem has evolved with Godzilla reigning atop the new food chain. It’s time to take back the planet.

A sequel, “Godzilla: Battle Mobile Breeding City,” is in the works and will feature an appearance of Mecha Godzilla. Check out the Netflix launch trailer for the first film below.