Netflix Japan announced a brand-spanking new Godzilla series title Godzilla: Singular Point coming next year. The series will be under cross production with anime studios Bones Inc. (known for My Hero Academia) and Orange Co., Ltd (known for Beastars).
Godzilla: Singular Point will be directed by Atsushi Takahashi along with character designer and animator Eiji Yamamori, whose past works include Studio Gibli films such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and The Wind Rises.
The series will have a mix of hand-drawn and CG animation.
Last time the king of the monsters has an anime series, it had a trilogy of films produced by Polygon Animation: Godzilla: Monster Planet, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle, and Godzilla: The Planet Eater. The trilogy was hammered by critics and fans alike for having a slow and convoluted story, condescending characters, and monster fights being a cocktease. To top it all off, directors of the trilogy, Kōbun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita, made a point that they had no interest in Godzilla and the other monsters ever since they helmed the project and slammed the criticisms saying their films were "too complicated" for the audience to understand, which caused an uproar in the Godzilla fandom.
What I hope happens with Godzilla: Singular Point is that the creative team uses the failed trilogy as an example as what not to do with the new series. Use it as a guide on what they can do better where the anime trilogy failed.
With Warner Bros. currently pushing back their movies to late 2021/2022, there is a possibility Godzilla vs Kong might get delayed again as well. If that should happen, then hopefully Godzilla: Singular Point could hold us over until the movie is released. Godzilla: Singular Point hits TOKYO MX in April 2021 and then worldwide exclusively on Netflix afterwards.
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