Godzilla fans are already foaming at the mouth waiting to see the new anime titled Godzilla Singular Point that will premiere in Japan on Netflix on March 25th. What’s lucky this time, however, is that this series will not necessarily be locked in Netflix jail as the series will also get a network broadcast in Japan starting on April 1st. Perhaps this will lead to the series being released on this side of the Pacific a bit faster than usual? We can only hope!
In the third promotional video which hit the internet on Tuesday, March 9th, not only do we get to see the title monster but we also see the robot, Jet Jaguar, two new characters, and a preview of the opening theme song titled “in case…” by the group BiSH (which starts at around the 1:08 mark if that’s what you care about most).
The thirteen-episode anime will follow two geniuses, Mei Kamino (played by Yume Miyamoto) and Yun Arikawa (played by Shoya Ishige) who will be at the epicenter of the unprecedented dangers that will face them. Studios BONES and Orange will jointly produce the animation with Atsushi Takahashi taking on the role of director. They will work off scripts from science-fiction author Toh Enjoe who, by the way, has never written for television before. The character designs are being provided by the creator of the manga series Blue Exorcist, Kazue Kato, while a Studio Ghibli veteran, Eiji Yamamori, will handle the kaiju designs. Kan Sawada is composing the background music.
The rest of the cast list reads as (character names first):
Haberu Kato: Taro Kiuchi
Goro Otaki: Wataru Takagi
Satomi Kanahara: Ayako Takeuchi
Pero 2: Misaki Kuno
Godzilla Singular Point is one series that I’m looking forward to most of this upcoming season, and it seems that many others feel the same way. My only fear is that the promotional video embedded above will follow the same strategy of teasing the audience with kaiju goodness only to not actually show the kaiju until the very end of the series. We can only hope that isn’t the case.
Source: Anime News Network