GODZILLA: The Planet Eater (2018)

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Godzilla Films
GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle
GODZILLA: The Planet Eater
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
GODZILLA: The Planet Eater
Japanese poster for GODZILLA: The Planet Eater
Directed by Kobun Shizuno, Hiroyuki Seshita
Producer(s) Takashi Yoshizawa
Written by Gen Urobuchi
Music by Takayuki Hattori
Distributor TohoJP, NetflixINTL
Rating TV-14
Box office ¥171,859,045[1]
Running time 91 minutes
(1 hour, 31 minutes)[2]
Aspect ratio 1.78:1
Bow down and worship the Golden Demise (黄金の終焉を伏して拝むがいい)
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This <Gold> will burn even <Despair> (その<黄金>は<絶望>すら焼き尽くす)
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GODZILLA: The Planet Eater (GODZILLA 星を喰う者,   Gojira Hoshi o Kū Mono) is an anime science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho Animation and animated by Polygon Pictures, and the third entry in a trilogy of animated Godzilla films. After making its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival on November 3, 2018, it was released to Japanese theaters on November 9 and became available to stream worldwide via Netflix on January 9, 2019.[3]

Description

"A door opens and a golden seal shatters a star...

In the early 21st century, Mankind lost the battle for planet Earth to Godzilla, and has taken to the stars aboard the migrant ship, Aratrum, in search of a new home. Unfortunately, the search ends in vain, forcing them and their alien allies back to Earth. But, due to a distortion in space-time caused by the long-distance sub-space jump, 20,000 years have passed in their absence, and the Earth is a wholly different place.

The planet's flora and fauna now embody and serve Godzilla. Earth is a monster's planet, ruled by the largest Godzilla ever at 300 meters in height… Godzilla Earth.

The human protagonist, Captain Haruo Sakaki, yearns to defeat Godzilla and retake the planet for mankind. There, he meets the Houtua tribe, aboriginal descendants of the human race. The Houtua twin sisters, Maina and Miana, lead him to the skeletal remains of Mechagodzilla, an old anti-Godzilla weapon, which to everyone's surprise is still alive in the form of self-generating nanometal. Taken from the Mechagodzilla debris, the nanometals have gradually been rebuilding a “Mechagodzilla City,” a potential weapon capable of destroying Godzilla Earth.

As the strategy develops, a rift forms between the humans and the Bilusaludo, one of two alien races that had joined the humans on their exodus from Earth. Their leader, Mulu-elu Galu-gu, believes that the secret to defeating Godzilla lies in the use of superhuman powers — namely, the nanometal integration — but Haruo resists, fearing that in defeating monsters, they must not become monsters themselves. Haruo ultimately uses his means for defeating Godzilla Earth to destroy the Mechagodzilla city so as to prevent nanometal assimilation, killing Galu-gu. However, his childhood friend, Yuko Tani, has been absorbed by the nanometal integration and fallen into a coma.

Once again, the human race is lost. Metphies, the archbishop of the religious Exif alien race, marvels that Haruo once again survived the battle with Godzilla. He espouses that Haruo's life is a “miracle”, and begins to attract a stronger following to the Exif faith. The aliens have secretly harbored this outcome as their ultimate goal. Miana and Maina issue warnings against Metphies, while Haruo begins to question mankind's next move.

With no means for defeating Godzilla Earth, mankind watches as King Ghidorah, clad in a golden light, descends on the planet. The heavens and earth shake once again as the war moves to a higher dimension.

What is Godzilla, exactly? Does mankind stand a chance? Is there a future vision in Haruo's eyes? Find out in the finale, when it all becomes clear..."

Plot

Following the destruction of Mechagodzilla City, Martin Lazzari and Josh Emerson observe Godzilla as he stands motionless. Josh asks Martin if Godzilla is dead, but Martin replies that the creature is simply dormant. Josh asks Martin what Godzilla really is, to which Martin responds that the accepted theory has always been that Godzilla and monsters like him arose due to humanity's tampering with Earth's environment. But he says that perhaps this interpretation is incorrect, and humanity existed for the sole purpose of bringing Godzilla, the ultimate lifeform, into being. Josh tells Martin that Captain Haruo Sakaki wouldn't want to hear this, and Martin replies that as a human being he doesn't want to accept it either. Aboard the Aratrum, members of the Central Committee listen to the last broadcast received from Mechagodzilla City. It contains a conversation between Mulu-elu Galu-gu and Haruo, where Galu-gu urges Haruo to do what is necessary to destroy Godzilla, even though it means Mechagodzilla City's Nanometal will continue to spread. Just as Haruo screams defiantly, the broadcast ends. The Bilusaludo chieftain Halu-elu Dolu-do is infuriated and demands that Haruo be executed for treason. Takeshi J. Hamamoto argues that it was Galu-gu who committed an act of treason by unwillingly subjecting soldiers to Nanometal assimilation, and expresses suspicion that Mechagodzilla and its Nanometal were in reality a tool the Bilusaludo intended to use for the conquest of Earth. Unberto Mori sits silently as Dolu-do and Hamamoto's argument becomes increasingly heated. Back on Earth in the Houtua's village, Haruo watches as Martin examines Yuko Tani's partially Nanometal-assimilated body. Martin sadly reports that there is nothing he can do for her. Haruo insists that Yuko's heart is beating and she is still alive, but Martin responds that she is brain-dead and will never awaken, and that the Nanometal is simply keeping her heart beating. Metphies then walks into the room along with Adam Bindewald and a few others. He explains that they cannot withdraw to the Aratrum now, as opinions there are split regarding how Haruo should be dealt with, with the Bilusaludo specifically arguing he should be punished. Haruo asks if this is because he ended their one chance of defeating Godzilla. Martin says that they indirectly ended up proving Galu-gu was right, as without Mechagodzilla City's Nanometal they now have no way to defeat Godzilla. Metphies counters by saying that Haruo's dedication to the idea of humanity ensured that the Bilusaludo could not create their own Godzilla through Mechagodzilla. Haruo asks why he was the only one saved from the Nanometal assimilation, and Adam asserts that it was a miracle from God. Yuko, he argues, turned her back on humanity by siding with the Bilusaludo and died for it. Haruo becomes furious and pins Adam to the wall, but eventually releases his grip and falls onto his knees next to Yuko, continuing to grieve over her. Adam and the others with him continue to insist that Haruo was protected by God, and his survival was nothing short of a miracle. Later, Metphies attempts to enter the Houtua's temple, but Miana stops him, saying it is the place of the Houtua's God and that he needs permission to enter. Metphies apologizes and says he must have been lost, then leaves. It soon becomes clear that Metphies is attracting a devoted religious following, as a congregation is held in the village where soldiers insist they were spared from the Nanometal through their devotion to God. Martin pulls Haruo aside and reminds him how many soldiers experienced poor physical health when inside Mechagodzilla City, Haruo included. He says that all of these soldiers had been treated medically by the Houtua, and he believes the scales they secrete from their skin must react negatively with Nanometal. This is why Haruo was spared from the Nanometal infection while Yuko was not, as Miana had healed him with these scales. As Metphies passes by followed by several devotees, Haruo asks to speak with him privately. The two enter a room where Haruo explains to Metphies the truth about why he resisted the Nanometal infection. To Haruo's shock, Metphies replies that he figured as much. Haruo asks Metphies if he has been deliberately lying to mislead the others into believing God had intervened. Metphies replies that it is necessary to finally summon God so that He can destroy Godzilla. He says that sufficiently advanced science and magic are one and the same, as human scholars have argued in the past. Humans regard magic and religion as occult, as they have not reached the Exif's level of understanding. Humans can only accept the existence of God if they are following another human who has; a hero. Metphies says Haruo is this hero, but Haruo is disgusted by Metphies' deception and storms off.

Back on the Aratrum, Mori and Hamamoto discuss on the bridge what to do with Haruo. Suddenly, alarms are sounded on the ship and they are contacted by Dolu-do. He informs them that he and the other Bilusaludo on the ship have seized control of the engine room and have shut down all power to the ship. He says they will not restore power until Captain Sakaki is dealt with. The Aratrum is able to operate on auxiliary power, but Hamamoto reminds Mori that the ship can only support life for a few days unless power is restored. When Martin learns of the events transpiring on the ship, he tells Haruo that their best option for resolving the crisis is for him to disappear. It is unsafe for Haruo to remain in the village due to the fervor of Metphies' cult, who have been convinced by Metphies that Haruo is chosen by God. He also can't return to the Aratrum since the Bilusaludo are calling for his head. If no one can locate Haruo, he says, Mori and Hamamoto may be able to reason with Dolu-do and restore power to the ship without needing to arrest Haruo. While Haruo is hesitant to sit idly by, Martin insists that the correct thing to do in this situation is nothing. He tells Haruo that Miana will be watching over him, and she happily repeats Martin's instructions in broken speech, indicating she understands. That night, while inside Miana's hut, she notices that Haruo is acting very sad and withdrawn. He explains his regrets for not being able to defeat Godzilla, even when the chance was right in front of him. Miana tries to comfort him by saying he did not lose, because in the Houtua's culture simply living is to win. Because Haruo survived, he has won. To Haruo's surprise, Miana begins removing her clothes and embraces him, claiming that she wants to "connect life" with him. She tries to remove Haruo's suit, but cannot figure out how. Haruo politely rejects her advances, saying that she doesn't need to do that and asking her to just let him sleep. Miana understands, and leaves him be. Meanwhile, Metphies stands before a makeshift altar to God inside the Houtua village. Using his Garbetrium, he begins telepathically conversing with Endurph aboard the Aratrum. As Miana exits the hut, she overhears the telepathic communication. Things have become dire aboard the Aratrum as unrest and panic spread. In the chaos, Endurph has attracted a similar following devoted to bringing forth God to kill Godzilla. Endurph reports his success to Metphies and acknowledges that their plan is proceeding at last, although he does not understand Metphies' fixation with Haruo. Metphies says that Haruo is special, and his cooperation is needed to ensure humanity offers itself to God. As he lays on the ground in Miana's hut, Haruo sees Miana leaning over him and again trying to remove his suit. He remembers that his suit was removed when he first awoke in Miana's hut after she had saved him, and as such she should have known how to remove his suit earlier. He finally deduces that she is not Miana but rather Maina pretending to be her. After successfully removing Haruo's suit, Maina again disrobes and embraces Haruo. She says that she is scared and worried that Haruo looks so sad, and wants to connect life so she can make him "win." Haruo admits that he is scared too, and embraces Maina back. As his conversation with Endurph ends, Metphies detects Miana watching him in the room. He tells her to show herself, and she confronts him. She says that Metphies was always silent around the Houtua, and they were never able to read his mind like they did the humans and Bilusaludo. She asks why he was hiding his telepathy, and Metphies replies that it was necessary to guide the lost to salvation. She asks where Metphies is guiding humanity, but he threatens her by saying that if he were to tell her he would need to sacrifice her. As Miana understands his threat and tries to flee, Metphies grabs her by the arm and restrains her. He whispers to her to get on her knees and pray for the "Golden Death." He then forcibly shows her the vision of an approaching three-headed winged figure, terrifying her.

Haruo enters the room with Metphies' altar to God and sees him standing over a pot. Metphies says that Haruo has arrived in time for the banquet, and instructs Haruo to drink from a bowl that he fills with liquid from the pot. Haruo obliges and begins to approach the pot. To his horror he sees Miana floating inside it, then promptly awakens next to Maina, realizing it was a dream. He looks next to him and notices that Maina is paralyzed with fear. She says that she heard her sister say the name "Ghidorah." Concurrently, Metphies assembles a gathering before the altar, pouring soup from a pot and giving it to his followers. He says that the soup which was once in the pot is now inside each of them, and likewise they will all become part of something greater when God arrives. Metphies delivers a sermon while Endurph delivers a similar one to his followers aboard the Aratrum. They both ask their followers if they are willing to accept their destiny and sacrifice themselves to God so he may destroy Godzilla, and they all enthusiastically reply that they are. Metphies says then that the time has come to call forth God and reveal His sacred name. Metphies places a crystal onto his Garbetrium and speaks God's name: Ghidorah. The Garbetrium glows bright yellow as his followers feverishly chant Ghidorah's name and call upon the "Wings of Death" to destroy Godzilla. Metphies instructs his followers to close their eyes as they continue to chant. Three shadows emerge from the Garbetrium and begin to creep across the floor. As they pass the shadows of the cultists they bite down on them, which dismembers their actual bodies. Adam opens his eyes and sees his fellow congregation members being torn apart and collapsing to the ground dead one by one. He realizes his situation too late as he sees the winged silhouette of Ghidorah approaching him, and can only scream as he too becomes the monster's victim. The cultists aboard the Aratrum continue chanting as a singularity suddenly opens in the space right next to the ship. The ship's crew try to understand the phenomenon as a golden dragon-like head atop a spiky serpentine neck emerges from the singularity. The creature begins circling around the Aratrum, trapping it in a strong gravitational field and causing havoc with its systems. As it coils around the ship, the monster begins emitting lightning strikes from its neck that strike and damage it. Passengers aboard the Aratrum begin to flee in terror as the ship collapses from the inside and many are crushed by falling debris. Endurph stares euphorically as he sees Ghidorah's head approaching the ship, and begins cackling maniacally as he is killed in an explosion. Dolu-do contacts the bridge from the engine room and tries to restart the ship's engine, but is subsequently killed as the engine explodes. The Controller on the bridge informs Mori and Hamamoto that the engine room was destroyed 40 seconds ago even though they just received Dolu-do's transmission. She then reports that all life signs on the bridge had ceased; it's as if they are already dead. Mori and Hamamoto stare in disbelief and terror as Ghidorah's head lunges directly at them. They can only scream before Ghidorah's gravity crushes the ship and it completely explodes, killing all aboard.

On the planet's surface, Martin loses contact with the Aratrum. He and Josh look into the sky and see that it has suddenly turned black as cumulonimbus clouds begin to form. Huge bolts of lightning strike the ground while three swirling vortexes appear in the sky. They retreat to the Houtua's watchtower and are joined by Haruo and Maina. Black portals open inside the vortexes in the sky. Martin and Josh can find no explanation for the phenomena, as their computer is only registering a growing gravitational field. The computer detects faint life signs on a nearby hill, and Haruo determines that Metphies must be behind this. He then leaves to confront Metphies. The bizarre weather draws the attention of Godzilla, who awakens and begins to approach the portals in the sky. As Godzilla draws near, Ghidorah's head slithers down from one of the portals and approaches the ground. Godzilla begins coursing with electromagnetic energy and fires his atomic breath at Ghidorah. Inexplicably, the beam seems to curve harmlessly around Ghidorah's head. Godzilla charges and fires the beam again; this time it is reflected directly at the ground. Martin wonders if Ghidorah had somehow distorted the beam with gravity waves or bent space-time around it. Josh says that the computer shows no sign of Godzilla's beam being reflected, and indicates that it fired in a straight line. In fact, he reports, the computer cannot detect Ghidorah at all, only the gravity wells in the sky. Only their eyes and ears could perceive Ghidorah. Ghidorah lunges at Godzilla, who swipes at him with his hand. Godzilla's hand phases harmlessly through Ghidorah, who circles behind Godzilla and bites down on his shoulder. Godzilla roars out in pain and tries to grab Ghidorah's neck, but his hand again completely phases through it. Josh says the computer shows Godzilla's electromagnetic energy dropping, which Martin says is impossible since Godzilla was only bitten and his shield should protect him. Godzilla swipes at Ghidorah with his tail, which also harmlessly passes through him. Josh detects further gravitational disturbances as two more heads emerge from the other portals and attack Godzilla, one biting his other shoulder and the other biting his leg.

Haruo passes through the Houtua village and heads to the hill. As he approaches he sees Ghidorah locked in battle with Godzilla. When he finally reaches the top of the hill, he finds Metphies watching the battle and Miana tied to a wooden structure. Metphies tells Haruo that Miana is alive, and Haruo demands to know what Metphies has done. Metphies replies that he is finally fulfilling his divine purpose. He has brought forth the Golden Demise: King Ghidorah. Haruo recognizes Ghidorah as the being which Metphies said destroyed the Exif homeworld. Metphies explains that the purpose of life is to be an offering to Ghidorah. Planets are the seeds of civilization, and Godzilla is the fruit of civilization. Ghidorah is that which harvests that fruit. There is no greater blessing than to meet one's end at the hands of Ghidorah, Metphies says. He turns to face Haruo, showing that he has replaced one of his eyes with the Garbetrium crystal. As he stares into the glowing crystal, Haruo tries to reach Metphies only to collapse to the ground. He finds himself inside a telepathic vision, inside which Metphies speaks to him. Metphies explains that long ago, the Exif scientifically advanced to the point they made contact with a higher-dimensional lifeform. They learned that existence was finite and meaningless, and that the only path to eternity was to offer themselves to Ghidorah, something from beyond this existence. Meanwhile, Godzilla continues unsuccessfully to struggle with Ghidorah, his attempts to grab the creature's necks resulting in his hand phasing through them. Martin and Josh, observing the battle, determine that despite Godzilla's shield being activated, he is still taking damage from Ghidorah's assault. Godzilla begins converting the electromagnetic energy in his body into heat, as he had done in his battle with Mechagodzilla City. Godzilla's skin begins to crack and glow scarlet, as the area around him becomes superheated. Still, Ghidorah appears completely unaffected by the heat. He continues biting down on Godzilla, and gradually the scarlet glow begins to disappear from his body. Martin and Josh determine that Ghidorah is absorbing the heat as fast as Godzilla can produce it. As a result, Godzilla's body begins to cool as the surrounding heat vanishes without producing any steam. Martin finally determines that Ghidorah isn't from this dimension, and as such its physical laws don't apply to him. Josh asks if this means Ghidorah can kill Godzilla, but Martin says it means he can destroy the entire planet. Ghidorah begins to lift Godzilla into the air effortlessly, despite his incredible size. Martin says that since Ghidorah is from another universe, Godzilla is totally powerless against him. From Godzilla's perspective, Ghidorah is essentially an illusion, but for Ghidorah Godzilla is physically present and can be attacked. Martin realizes that the only way for an extradimensional creature like Ghidorah to operate in this dimension is if someone is guiding it, and that someone must be Metphies. Martin declares that he has to go warn Haruo, but Maina insists on coming to save Haruo too, saying that he is already fighting with Ghidorah as well. As Ghidorah lifts Godzilla further into the air, Josh notices that Godzilla's measurements are becoming impossible to detect as well, as if Ghidorah is eroding reality.

Within Haruo's vision, Metphies subjects him to events from his past such as the death of his parents and his harsh life aboard the Aratrum. He tries to convince Haruo that the only way to have meaning in his life and achieve his goal of destroying Godzilla is to accept Ghidorah, to convince the rest of mankind that Ghidorah is the only path to salvation. He brings Haruo to the Tanzawa Forest, near the wreckage of a Multipodal Battery. He asks Haruo if he is going to let all those who gave their lives against Godzilla die in vain. A procession of soldiers who died in the fight against Godzilla begins walking past. Next, a gruesomely charred Eliott Leland emerges from the burning wreckage and asks Haruo why he won't do what is necessary. The Nanometal-infected Yuko appears next to him, accusing Haruo of letting her die so that he can live with Miana and Maina instead. Next, Haruo finds himself inside a study, with a chalkboard containing various mathematical formulas. He is transported inside a Boeing B-29 Superfortress flying above a Japanese city, and witnesses an atomic bomb being dropped onto it. Metphies, seated next to him in the cockpit, explains how humanity's scientific advancement led to the development of such terrible weapons and consequently the emergence of Godzilla himself, the instrument of human extinction. In the real world, Maina brings Martin into the Houtua temple and into the passage containing the Egg left behind by the Houtua's God. They place their hands onto the Egg, as Maina beseeches it to bring their message to Haruo. Hearing Maina's plea, the Egg enters Haruo's vision in the form of the adult Mothra. Mothra flies over the B-29 and tears Haruo free from the cockpit. As he falls from the sky, Haruo hears Maina and Martin contacting him. Martin explains that Metphies must be guiding Ghidorah in this dimension somehow, and Haruo realizes that Metphies is doing so through the Garbetrium crystal in his eye. Ghidorah appears in the vision and engulfs Haruo, who next finds himself reliving the destruction of Mechagodzilla City from inside the Vulture. He asks Metphies why he is showing him this, and is transported aboard the Aratrum. He witnesses Metphies handing an elderly passenger a bomb before he boards the Landing Ship bound for Tau-e. Haruo realizes that it was Metphies who orchestrated the destruction of the ship all along. Daichi Tani and the other elderly passengers then appear before Haruo. Daichi explains that they wanted to die, as it was a form of mercy, and asked Haruo to understand. Metphies continues subjecting Haruo to more visions. Haruo finds himself as a child standing next to Metphies on the Aratrum launch pad once again, witnessing Godzilla appear over the horizon, but this time the shadows of Ghidorah's heads stretch across the ground. Haruo frees his arm from Metphies' grasp and walks backwards to pick up the flower locket his parents had given him. This triggers a flashback of Haruo's parents watching him inside his crib as a baby. They discuss his name, Haruo, which comes from the Japanese word for "spring." They say this name is perfect, because spring always comes even in as despairing a time as this. Haruo is whisked back aboard the Aratrum where Daichi pleads with him again to give in. Haruo musters the strength to reject Daichi and grab him forcefully by the head. This snaps Haruo out of the vision, and he finds himself now holding Metphies by his head. Haruo firmly rejects Metphies' ideology, saying he will not let Ghidorah destroy everything just so he can defeat Godzilla. He presses onto the Garbetrium crystal with his thumb, shattering it.

With the crystal destroyed, Ghidorah loses his connection to Metphies and becomes bound by this dimension's physics. He shrieks and releases Godzilla, who finds that he can now make physical contact with his enemy. As he falls back to the ground, Godzilla courses with electromagnetic energy and swings his tail to fire a plasma cutter which produces a cloud of smoke and debris that extends all the way to the hill where Haruo is. Ghidorah tries to bite down on Godzilla again, but he swings his tail at one of Ghidorah's necks, knocking it to the ground. The head cries out before dissipating into golden particles. Godzilla grabs another head and tears off its lower jaw, causing it to vanish as well. Ghidorah's last remaining head releases Godzilla and tries to retreat back into its portal, but Godzilla fires his atomic breath directly into its mouth. The beam penetrates through Ghidorah's head and destroys it, then strikes the black portal from which it emerged. The portal explodes, and Godzilla promptly charges and fires his atomic breath at the next one. Godzilla finally destroys the last portal, and the swirling vortexes disappear as the sky becomes clear again. On the hill, Haruo regains consciousness and finds Metphies laying against a rock. He approaches Metphies, who places his hands on him and declares that for as long as Haruo lives, Ghidorah will be watching him. Metphies then lowers his hands and dies. Despite what he had done, Haruo still grieves for the person he long considered his closest friend. He cradles Metphies' body in his arms and sobs.

Months later, and the surviving humans have integrated with Houtua society. They laid down their weapons and abandoned their armors, adopting the culture and clothing of the Houtua and living alongside them. Maina is pregnant with Haruo's child, and Haruo at last seems to have found some measure of peace and happiness with his new family. Miana brings Haruo outside to show him a field of blooming flowers. Haruo remarks that even though he was named after spring, this was the first time he truly saw it. Martin sees Haruo and calls him over to show him something. He explains that he finally figured out how to reactivate the last surviving Vulture from Mechagodzilla City using Nanometal he harvested from Yuko's body. With the self-replicating ability of Nanometal, he explains, they will be able to completely rebuild human civilization and abandon the Houtua's primitive lifestyle. Haruo experiences a sudden vision and hears Metphies' voice explain that the cycle of destruction will continue and that time is on his and Ghidorah's side. Haruo returns to the village and sits next to Miana and Maina. Miana notices that he seems distressed, but he declares he is fine and leaves. Miana follows him and finds him picking up Yuko's body. She asks what he is doing, but he asks her if she thinks Godzilla is scary. She says that Godzilla is scary, so Haruo says she must hate him. Miana replies that the Houtua do not have a word for "hate," and while Godzilla is scary storms and natural disasters are scary as well. The Houtua do not hate Godzilla any more than they hate tornadoes or earthquakes. She tells Haruo that she doesn't understand what he is saying, and he responds that if he stayed that she might understand him, which is what he is afraid of. That is why he must leave, he says. He picks up Yuko's body and leaves the village, then brings her into the last Vulture. He activates it and begins flying toward Godzilla, who is standing dormant in the open. As the Vulture approaches, Godzilla awakens and begins charging his electromagnetic energy. Haruo yells at Godzilla that he is the last remnant of humanity's past, and represents all the lives and dreams Godzilla destroyed. He asks Godzilla to completely burn away the hatred of the past and this time leave nothing behind. Haruo becomes silent and accepts his fate peacefully as Godzilla obliges and fires his atomic breath at the Vulture, which crashes and explodes.

Many years later, a ritual is held in the Houtua temple. A group of children, descendants of humans interbreeding with the Houtua, offer up cords they made representing negative emotions and ask to be protected from things that scare them. A priestess burns these cords along with a wooden effigy of the Vulture, asking their "vengeful god" to keep them safe. Seated off to the side, a now elderly Maina proudly looks on.

Marketing

The Japanese title and release date for the third entry in the AniGoji trilogy were revealed on May 18, 2018, via promotional pamphlets distributed during the Japanese theatrical release of the second entry, GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle. The front of the pamphlet depicts three intertwined glowing dragon-like necks and heads, clearly representing Ghidorah. The back of the pamphlet features an Exif symbol glowing like the dragon heads on the front, along with a tagline that roughly translates to "Bow down and worship the golden demise." On May 28, Toho and Polygon officially announced the film and released the teaser poster online. The official website stated that the film would be the "final chapter" of the saga and would reveal the meaning of the name "Ghidorah" spoken by Metphies. It also promised that the film would finally feature a monster showdown.[4] On August 1, a brief 15-second teaser for the film was uploaded to the TOHO animation YouTube channel, featuring a clip of Godzilla Earth from the end of the previous film and narration from Metphies before showing the teaser image of Ghidorah, while his roar can be heard. The teaser also revealed the film's English title as GODZILLA: The Planet Eater.

It was announced on September 12 that GODZILLA: The Planet Eater would be making its premiere as the closing film of the 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival on November 3, 2018, the 64th anniversary of the release of the original Godzilla. A new screenshot of protagonist Haruo Sakaki from the film was also released, along with a brief description of the story, stating that the film would feature Godzilla Earth facing off against Ghidorah.[5] On September 14, the official poster was revealed for the film, depicting Godzilla Earth locked in battle with Ghidorah while Metphies cradles Haruo's seemingly lifeless body in his arms. The official website for the film was updated, providing both Japanese and English story descriptions for the film as well as updated cast and staff lists. It was also announced that singer XAI would be returning to perform the theme song for the film, "live and die."[4]

On September 20, Toho released 13 new screenshots from the film, most of which were previously included in a short brochure for the film distributed in Toho's cinemas. It also revealed some more details on Ghidorah, explaining that he has destroyed thousands of planets since destroying the Exif home planet of Exifcalus 100,000 years ago, and is worshiped by the Exif as the "Golden King."[4] On September 25, it was announced that a world premiere event would be held for the film on November 3, which is now certified as the national holiday Godzilla Day in Japan, as it premieres at the Tokyo International Film Festival. Directors Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita and voice actors Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa, Reina Ueda, and Ari Ozawa will all be in attendance at the premiere.[4] On October 8, an artwork collaboration between GODZILLA: The Planet Eater and Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative was announced. Like the previous collaboration between GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle and Pacific Rim Uprising, the artwork for this collaboration is illustrated by mecha artist Hidetaka Tenjin.[6] The first official trailer for the film was uploaded to the TOHO animation YouTube channel on October 10. On October 19, it was announced that a red carpet event for the film would be held at the Roppongi Hills Arena on October 25, the first day of the Tokyo International Film Festival. Kobun Shizuno, Hiroyuki Seshita, Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, and "Godzilla" himself will all be in attendance.[4]

In an article published on October 30, The Washington Post reported that film directors Hiroyuki Seshita and Kobun Shizuno acknowledge that their film is so different it might disappoint some hardcore fans, but also say that is an intentional attempt to reach out to new audiences. Seshita states that he and Shizuno "welcome getting bashed by traditionalists," arguing that it proves more than anything they succeeded in creating something different. The two directors then state that rather than simply transferring the well-known tale into a computer animation, they have focused on what they call Shakespearean "human drama" and tackle complex issues, including the meaning of religion, in a futuristic post-apocalyptic universe. Shizuno admits that he is not a Godzilla "expert," so he simply made a film he thought would be enjoyable.[7]

Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Kobun Shizuno, Hiroyuki Seshita
  • Written by   Gen Urobuchi
  • Produced by   Takashi Yoshizawa
  • Executive Producers   Yoshihiro Furusawa, Akito Takahashi
  • Music by   Takayuki Hattori
  • Assistant Directors   Naohiro "Tady" Yoshihira, Hiroaki Ando
  • Original Character Design by   Yusuke Kozaki
  • Production Design by   Naoya Tanaka, Fernando Patulli
  • CG Character Design by   Yuki Moriyama
  • Modeling Director   Kazunori Kazumasa
  • Art Director   Yukihiro Shibutani
  • Color Key Art   Hironori Nochi
  • Sound Director   Satoshi Motoyama
  • Theme Song "live and die" Performed by   XAI
    • Composed and Arranged by   Masayuki Nakano
    • Lyrics by   XAI

English Dub

  • Artistic Director   Tyler Rhoads
  • Adapter   Rachelle Heger
  • Production Manager   Mary Kay De Guzman
  • Production Coordinator   Kristine de los Santos
  • ADR Engineer   Manuele Pepe
  • Dubbing Studio   Post Haste Digital

German Dub

  • Dubbing Studio   CSC-Studio
  • Dialogue Director, Dialogue Writer   Arlette Stanschus
  • Production Manager, Spotting by   Jenny Buch
  • Sound Supervisor   Benjamin Dittrich
  • Re-Recording Mixer   Norman Nodop
  • Recording Engineer   Lennart Götzen
  • Dialogue Editor   Dustin Flamme

Standard Spanish Dub

  • Dubbing Studio   Dubbing House
  • Producer   Paola Felgueres
  • Talent Director   Arturo Cataño
  • Translator   Carlos Wilheleme
  • Production Manager   Mónica Alfaro
  • Recording Engineer   Enoc Jurado
  • Mixing Engineer   Iván Chorné
  • Dialogue Editor   Edson Cataño

Castilian Spanish Dub

  • Dubbing Studio   The International Dubbing Group
  • Casting Director, Dialogue Director   Rafa Ordoñez Arrieta
  • Production Assistant   Dina Romero Fabra
  • Production Manager   Lola Diaz Pastrana
  • Sound Supervisor, Dialogue Editor   Javier Fernández
  • Re-Recording Mixer   Ricardo Suarez
  • Recording Engineer   Antonio Castillejo López

French Dub

  • Dubbing Studio   Lylo Media Group
  • Casting Director, Art Director   Laurence Stevenne
  • Author   Alice Vial, Toavina Razafindralambo
  • Sound Mixing Engineer   Lavoson
  • Sound Recording Engineer   Jean-Michel Béranger

Italian Dub

  • Dubbing Studio   Studio PV
  • Dubbing Director   Luca Semeraro
  • Translator, Adapter   Antonello Governale
  • Sound Engineer   Lorenzo Lupieri
  • Mixing Engineer, Synchronization by   Matteo Maranzana

Portuguese Dub

  • Dubbing Studio   Dubbing House
  • Producer   Guillermo Marghetich
  • Casting Director   Conrado Sotero
  • Translator   Priscila Rotther
  • Production Manager   Monica Alfaro
  • Sound Supervisor   Jimmi Arrj
  • Mixer   Ivan Chorné
  • Audio Editor   Edson Cataño

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Mamoru Miyano   as   Captain Haruo Sakaki
  • Takahiro Sakurai   as   Colonel Metphies, Exif archbishop
  • Kana Hanazawa   as   Master Sergeant Yuko Tani
  • Tomokazu Sugita   as   Major Martin Lazzari, environmental biologist
  • Yuki Kaji   as   Second Lieutenant Adam Bindewald
  • Daisuke Ono   as   Colonel Eliott Leland
  • Kenyu Horiuchi   as   Admiral Unberto Mori
  • Kazuya Nakai   as   Lieutenant General Halu-elu Dolu-do, Bilusaludo chieftain
  • Kazuhiro Yamaji   as   Lieutenant General Endurph, Exif cardinal
  • Reina Ueda   as   Maina, Houtua priestess
  • Ari Ozawa   as   Miana, Houtua priestess
  • Kenichi Suzumura   as   Akira Sakaki
  • Saori Hayami   as   Haruka Sakaki
  • Junichi Suwabe   as   Lieutenant Colonel Mulu-elu Galu-gu, technical officer
  • Kenta Miyake   as   Major Rilu-elu Belu-be, military instructor
  • Kanehira Yamamoto   as   Deputy Director Takeshi J. Hamamoto
  • Tomisaburo Horikoshi   as   Daichi Tani
  • Junichi Yanagita   as   Corporal Marco Ghione
  • Haruki Ishiya   as   Infantryman Josh Emerson, Martin's assistant
  • Naoko Komatsu   as   Controller
  • Aya Suzaki   as   Controller
  • Misaki Ikeda   as   Child
  • Nana Hamasaki   as   Child
  • Yohei Hamada   as   Soldier
  • Kenta Sasa   as   Soldier
  • Toshiki Iwasawa   as   Soldier

English Dub

  • Chris Niosi   as   Captain Haruo Sakaki
  • Lucien Dodge   as   Colonel Metphies
  • Cristina Vee   as   Master Sergeant Yuko Tani / Child C
  • Edward Bosco   as   Major Martin Lazzari
  • Bill Rogers   as   Infantryman Josh Emerson
  • Kendall Gimbi   as   Maina / Child B
  • Rachelle Heger   as   Miana / Controller B
  • Danny Boston   as   Colonel Eliott Leland / Akira Sakaki / Soldier A / Soldier C
  • Keith Silverstein   as   Admiral Unberto Mori
  • Paul St. Peter   as   Deputy Director Takeshi J. Hamamoto / Daichi Tani
  • Joe Ochman   as   Lieutenant General Endurph
  • Robbie Daymond   as   Second Lieutenant Adam Bindewald
  • Doug Stone   as   Lieutenant General Halu-elu Dolu-do
  • Taylor Henry   as   Lieutenant Colonel Mulu-elu Galu-gu
  • Rich Brown   as   Major Rilu-elu Belu-be
  • Laura Post   as   Haruka Sakaki / Flame Priestess / Controller A / Child A / Children
  • Kristine de los Santos   as   Child D

German Dub

Standard Spanish Dub

  • Armando Guerrero   as   Colonel Metphies
  • Alberto Bernal   as   Captain Haruo Sakaki
  • Gabriel Basurto   as   Major Martin Lazzari
  • Diego Estrada   as   Infantryman Josh Emerson
  • Jesús Cortés   as   Deputy Director Takeshi J. Hamamoto
  • Arturo Cataño   as   Second Lieutenant Adam Bindewald
  • Elizabeth Infante   as   Miana
  • Alicia Vélez   as   Maina
  • Oscar Gómez   as   Lieutenant General Endurph
  • Victor Delgado   as   Lieutenant General Halu-elu Dolu-do
  • Arturo Mercado Jr.   as   Admiral Unberto Mori
  • Enrique Garza   as   Cloverk
  • Edgar Luna   as   Kronol
  • Kaihiamal Martínez   as   Colonel Eliott Leland
  • Azul Valadéz   as   Master Sergeant Yuko Tani
  • Pedro D'Aguillón   as   Daichi Tani
  • Yahaira Lima   as   Haruka Sakaki
  • Ernesto Mascarúa   as   Akira Sakaki
  • Edgar Luna   as   Mokus
  • Brandon Montor   as   Kranulo
  • Roberto Molina   as   Grotok
  • Pablo Mejía   as   Tiplovich
  • Marysol Lobo   as   Priestes
  • Max Durán   as   Haruni
  • Luis Navarro
  • Juan Carlos González
  • Óscar Flores
  • Estefanía Piedra
  • Regina Carrillo
  • Tenyo Vargas
  • Paola Fonseca

Castilian Spanish Dub

  • Carles Teruel   as   Captain Haruo Sakaki
  • Boris Sanz   as   Lieutenant Colonel Mulu-elu Galu-gu
  • Francisco Alegre   as   Major Rilu-elu Belu-be
  • Greta Ruiz   as   Master Sergeant Yuko Tani
  • Alex Moreno   as   Major Martin Lazzari
  • Ruben Felis   as   Second Lieutenant Adam Bindewald
  • Dani Gonzalez   as   Colonel Metphies
  • Eva Andrés   as   Miana
  • Ma Jose Montesinos   as   Maina / Child C
  • Omar Lozano   as   Infantryman Josh Emerson
  • Rafa Ordoñez   as   Admiral Unberto Mori
  • Jose Luis Siurana   as   Deputy Director Takeshi J. Hamamoto
  • Ma Jose Chabrera Carda   as   Pilot A
  • Juan Catala   as   Soldier A
  • Fran De la Torre   as   Soldier B
  • Jose Luis Molina   as   Lieutenant General Halu-elu Dolu-do
  • Jose María Casany   as   Lieutenant General Endurph
  • Jaime Vicedo   as   Soldier C
  • Nina Romero   as   Pilot B
  • Josep Ballester González   as   Soldier D / Flame Priestess
  • Ernest Senfin Baquero   as   Soldier E
  • Jesús Motos López   as   Soldier F
  • José Mo Soler Climent   as   Daichi Tani
  • Fran de la Torre López   as   Bilusaludo
  • Nina Romero Fabra   as   Young Haruo
  • Pau Ferrer Ramón   as   Colonel Eliott Leland
  • Silvia Tarin Aunés   as   Haruka Sakaki / Child B
  • Mo José Chabrera Carda   as   Child A
  • Eva Andrés López   as   Child D

French Dub

  • Alessandro Bevilacqua   as   Second Lieutenant Adam Bindewald
  • Jean-Paul Clerbois, Clement Manuel   as   Bilusaludos
  • Sophie Frison   as   Controller A / Master Sergeant Yuko Tani
  • Laurence Stevenne   as   Controller B
  • Olivier Premel   as   Lieutenant General Halu-elu Dolu-do
  • Quentin Minon   as   Lieutenant General Endurph / Infantryman Josh Emerson
  • Franck Dacquin   as   Lieutenant Colonel Mulu-elu Galu-gu
  • Gregory Praet   as   Captain Haruo Sakaki
  • Sophie Pyronnet   as   Maina / Miana
  • Maxime Donnay   as   Major Martin Lazzari
  • Maxime Van Santfoort   as   Colonel Metphies
  • Michel Hinderyckx   as   Admiral Unberto Mori
  • Alain Eloy, Clement Manuel   as   Soldiers
  • Simon Duprez   as   Deputy Director Takeshi J. Hamamoto

Italian Dub

Portuguese Dub

  • Rodrigo Nanal   as   Colonel Metphies
  • Roberto Rodrigues   as   Captain Haruo Sakaki
  • Tiaggo Guimaráes   as   Major Martin Lazzari
  • Diogo Molento   as   Infantryman Josh Emerson
  • Fernando Feraz   as   Deputy Director Takeshi J. Hamamoto
  • André Schmidt   as   Second Lieutenant Adam Bindewald
  • Nathalia Guillen   as   Miana
  • Mari Guedes   as   Maina
  • Alexsander Vestri   as   Lieutenant General Endurph
  • Eduardo Castilho   as   Lieutenant General Halu-elu Dolu-do
  • Mário Spatizziani   as   Admiral Unberto Mori
  • Conrado Sotero   as   Colonel Eliott Leland
  • Glaucia Franchi   as   Master Sergeant Yuko Tani
  • Luiz Nunes   as   Daichi Tani
  • Tininha Godoy   as   Haruka Sakaki / Priestess
  • Samuel Mota   as   Akira Sakaki
  • Eliza Marin
  • Alisson Castilho
  • Silvio Toledo
  • Samuel Monteiro
  • Alisson Castanho
  • Caio Freire
  • Enio Vivona
  • Vagner Santos

Appearances

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Monsters

Weapons, Vehicles, and Races

Gallery

Main article: Godzilla: The Planet Eater/Gallery.

Soundtrack

Main article: Godzilla: The Planet Eater (Soundtrack).

Theatrical Releases

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  • Japan - November 3, 2018 (world premiere); November 9, 2018 (nationwide)

Foreign Releases

Netflix GODZILLA: The Planet Eater promo

Like the previous two entries in the GODZILLA anime trilogy, GODZILLA: The Planet Eater was released via Netflix exactly two months after its Japanese theatrical premiere, on January 9, 2019.

Dubs are available in the following languages:

  • English
  • German
  • Standard Spanish
  • Castilian Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese

Subtitles are available for the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Simplified Chinese

Reception

Compared to GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle, GODZILLA: The Planet Eater has received more consistently positive reviews from Western media outlets. The first review for GODZILLA: The Planet Eater came from Joshua Meyer of /Film, following an advance press screening ahead of the film's premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival. Meyer gives the film a positive review, and he argues that it "vindicates the trilogy in a way that manages to stay true to it while also being true to the franchise and what fans have come to expect when they sit down for a Godzilla movie." Meyer elaborates, saying that Ghidorah and the cult of characters surrounding him manage to provide the film with strong themes throughout its action scenes and character drama. Meyer is complementary of the character of Metphies, expressing his belief that the character's ambiguous intentions at the start of the film provide a fair deal of intrigue. Meyer goes on to say that there are many "wacky scenes and wacky lines of dialogue" in the film, but that they are "my kind of crazy." He acknowledges that a major criticism of GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle is that Godzilla only appears in the film's third act for a total screentime of five and a half minutes. Here, according to Meyer, scenes of monster action seem to come earlier in the movie, and despite a lack of cities to be destroyed, the sequences of Ghidorah approaching the Aratrum and Godzilla's confrontation with Ghidorah in an open expanse are highlights that make the movie feel like a Toho Godzilla film. Meyer believes that this film manages to provide a strong and satisfying conclusion to the trilogy: "When the cultists beseech Ghidorah, 'Bring us a glorious finish,' it seems those prayers have been answered for the trilogy itself." Meyer does point out flaws in the film, such as sub-par CG effects in one sequence and unfittingly peaceful music being used in the climactic battle between Godzilla and Ghidorah. He also says he feels that the framing for the monsters' battle is more impressive than the battle itself. Meyer raises the possibility that the theatrical presentation of the film may have helped it, and that he is unsure if it would leave the same impression for a viewer watching it on Netflix. Despite all the flaws, Meyer suggests that GODZILLA: The Planet Eater has many positive aspects and memorable moments that both make it stand apart from the previous films and retroactively improve the perception of those films. Meyer summarizes his thoughts with "Rather than revert to a big dumb monster movie, The Planet Eater is able to balance its kaiju action with life-and-death concerns while wrapping up threads of character drama woven through the trilogy as a whole... The movie plays with rich themes that might leave you thinking (or scratching your head) as you wait for the post-credits scene." Meyer says that the film's post-credits scene is worth watching if viewers are confused by the ending and seeking explanation, which was how he felt at first after finishing the film. However, he goes on to say that "the more I thought about the movie, the more I felt I understood the spirit of it and what it was trying to say about human nature through the lens of Japanese filmmaking." Meyer concludes by reflecting on the questions proposed on the film's official website: "What is Godzilla?" and "What should people 'do?'," and says "The Planet Eater raises interesting questions and the answers to those questions might be challenging for some viewers."[8]

Richard Eisenbeis of Anime News Network gave the film a "B" overall score in his review. He noted that the film was a grim and full of psychologically complex themes as one would expect from the work of Gen Urobuchi. He highlights the film's central themes, the first of which being the idea that civilizations are destined to advance to the point they create a civilization-destroying monster. For humanity, this monster was Godzilla, nature's response to their reckless destruction of Earth's environment. The Bilusaludo believed it was better to become that civilization-destroying monster so they can defeat any other monsters, and thus created Mechagodzilla. The Exif discovered that the universe was finite and embraced a nihilistic ideology, thus bringing Ghidorah into their reality to destroy their planet and all others in the universe. The second central theme, as Eisenbeis argues, is Haruo's desire for revenge against Godzilla. This desire is what drives Haruo to keep fighting even when victory over Godzilla seems impossible. Thus, it makes him vulnerable to the Exif's way of thinking; allow Ghidorah to destroy Godzilla and sacrifice the Earth and the rest of mankind in the process. However, the film shows that Haruo is not willing to give in to the Exif's nihilistic view, and instead accepts the Houtua's hopeful philosophy. They live in harmony with their monster, Mothra, and are able to coexist in a world with Godzilla just by living in harmony with nature and avoiding him. Eisenbeis says that the films of the anime trilogy therefore hinge on Haruo's internal battle and the conflicting ideologies of the various races. This is where he says the film places its focus, but as a result there is very little monster action, something one would expect from a Godzilla film. "s you may have guessed by this point in the review, for a movie about giant monsters fighting each other, there is very little of that in this film. Rather, it is about a battle of philosophies. However, while Haruo's internal battle takes place, Godzilla and Ghidorah do fight it out. Sadly, it's also the most boring part of the film." Eisenbeis points out that the battle between Godzilla and Ghidorah mostly consists of Godzilla standing still as Ghidorah bites him, which he feels is unfortunate as this version of Ghidorah is a very interesting and creative take on the character. He praises Ghidorah's new design which is radically different from past ones but still recognizable as Ghidorah. Furthermore, Eisenbeis compliments the visual spectacle of the film's climax, showing the internal conflict in Haruo's mind as Metphies attempts to convert him to his way of thinking. As he says, "where the film really stands out is its climax, which evokes the most taboo moment in Japanese history and uses it to build a beautiful yet haunting image that wordlessly reveals the state of Haruo's tortured soul." Eisenbeis concludes by saying the film's message is more polarizing than just the debate between the Exif and Houtua philosophies. Rather, he says the film's message is that technology will prove to be humanity's downfall, and the only salvation is living in harmony with nature. "It's a rather extreme message, but this is far from the first pro-environmental Godzilla film. If nothing else, you will be left mulling it over as the credits roll, which is probably exactly what the filmmakers intended." Eisenbeis summarizes the positive aspects to the film by calling it "As dark and psychologically complex as you'd expect from the writer of Madoka Magica and Psycho-Pass," but summarizes his criticisms of the film with "For a movie about giant monsters fighting, there's very little of giant monsters fighting."[9]

Naoya Fujita of IGN, who previously gave GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle a 4.5/10 "bad" review score and deemed it "a huge failure," has a completely different opinion of The Planet Eater in his review for it, giving it an 8/10 "great" score and summarizing it with "Netflix's uneven animated Godzilla saga receives an emotionally satisfying conclusion in The Planet Eater." Fujita says that The Planet Eater is much better than the first two entries of the trilogy, which he found frustrating and was highly critical of. He says that "Getting through the first two films may have felt like a chore, but The Planet Eater offers an emotional payoff and makes the trilogy as a whole much better when viewed as the conclusion of a single, ambitious longform story." Fujita praises the film's presentation of Ghidorah, with his visually rich appearance and atmosphere serving to demonstrate his divine nature. While there still is not a great deal of kaiju action in the film, Fujita says that it does thankfully include more screentime for Godzilla in a trilogy consisting primarily of dialogue from the characters. While he feels disappointed by the trilogy's lack of monster action, Fujita pays notice to the pervasive sense of despair in the film, which he says is an important element in the best Godzilla films. Fujita goes on to say that the film manages to condense the essence of the franchise to a series of important philosophical questions, such as "What is the point in fighting a creature such as Godzilla, rather than simply accepting it and living alongside it? What is survival really worth? What is the meaning of civilization, and the damage it can cause?" Fujita says that he did not expect this level of thinking from a Godzilla anime, but finds that GODZILLA: The Planet Eater manages to bring the themes of the trilogy into better focus. Fujita notices that the trilogy also provides commentary on themes of mind control and conformity. In the first film, the United Earth military unquestioningly follows Haruo into battle. In the second, the Bilusaludo attempt to create a world of perfect logic where man and machine are one. And in this film, the Exif brainwash the survivors into their nihilistic religious doctrine, creating a death cult dedicated to Ghidorah. Fujita argues that the third film could not deliver the payoff of gripping human drama without the events of the previous two, thus justifying the process of watching all three films unfold. Fujita then shifts focus to the character of Haruo Sakaki, who he found to be a difficult character to relate to in previous films as he was driven by his own reckless desire for vengeance against Godzilla. Now, Fujita argues, his character seems to have been built that way by design, as the third film manages to deliver a satisfying emotional payoff to the character that makes the unsympathetic character of Haruo seem more like a major highlight of the trilogy than a glaring fault. Fujita concludes, "This had-to-define, complicated, bitter flavor is the essence of the best Godzilla movies, and The Planet Eater offers this in spades. While it took awhile to get there, the animated Godzilla trilogy ends with a fascinating chapter that – while unexpected – is worthy of the franchise." Fujita's final verdict for the film reads: "The three chapters of this animated Godzilla saga -- where the titular monster has sadly played second fiddle throughout -- gets a strong, more emotional payoff in The Planet Eater. It may have been a long and uneven journey but The Planet Eater ultimately makes it all one worth taking for Godzilla fans."[10]

Novelization

Main article: Godzilla: The Planet Eater (novelization).

GODZILLA: The Planet Eater received an official novelization published by Kadokawa on December 22, 2018. Like the novelization for GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters, it is written by Takahiro Okura and supervised by the film's writer Gen Urobuchi.

Video Releases

Toho Blu-ray (2019) [Collector's Edition]

  • Region: A/1
  • Discs: 2
  • Audio: Japanese (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround, DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: Japanese
  • Special Features: Special three-way back case; illustrated digipack; 31st Tokyo International Film Festival World Premiere Screening; opening night stage greetings; "WHITE OUT" music video GODZILLA ver.; "THE SKY FALLS" music video GODZILLA ver.; "live and die" music video GODZILLA ver.; director Hiroyuki Seshita's sketch collection; special booklet (32 pages); trailer; special information trailer; TV spot; staff audio commentary by directors Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita and screenwriter Gen Urobuchi
  • Notes: To be released on May 22, 2019

Toho Blu-ray / DVD (2019) [Standard Edition]

  • Region: A/1 (Blu-ray) or 2 (DVD)
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo for Blu-ray; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo for DVD)
  • Subtitles: Japanese
  • Special Features: Special sleeve case; special booklet (32 pages); trailer; special information trailer; TV spot; staff audio commentary by directors Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita and screenwriter Gen Urobuchi
  • Notes: To be released on May 22, 2019

Videos

Trailers

Japanese GODZILLA: The Planet Eater teaser
Japanese GODZILLA: The Planet Eater trailer
Japanese GODZILLA: The Planet Eater teaser #2
Japanese GODZILLA: The Planet Eater trailer #2
Japanese GODZILLA: The Planet Eater TV spot
Japanese GODZILLA: The Planet Eater newsflash
Japanese GODZILLA: The Planet Eater x Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative promo

Miscellaneous

"live and die" music video GODZILLA ver. (Short) by XAI

Trivia

  • This film marks the first onscreen appearance of King Ghidorah in nearly two decades, as he last appeared in 2001's Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. The character's next onscreen appearance will come only six months later in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. It is also the first Godzilla film to depict King Ghidorah as a space monster since Godzilla vs. Gigan in 1972.
  • GODZILLA: The Planet Eater is only the second Godzilla film to be released in the same year as the previous entry in the series, coming out six months after the theatrical release of GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster was released theatrically in December of 1964, while Mothra vs. Godzilla was released in April of that same year.
  • GODZILLA: The Planet Eater is the final Godzilla film to be released during the political Heisei period.
  • Kana Hanazawa receives third billing among the cast for her role as Yuko Tani despite only having a single line in the film. Likewise, Daisuke Ono is billed fifth for his role as Eliott Leland and also only has a few brief lines of dialogue. Kenta Miyake is credited as Rilu-elu Belu-be despite not having a single line in the film, and Junichi Suwabe is credited as Mulu-elu Galu-gu while his only dialogue is archived from the previous film.
  • GODZILLA: The Planet Eater is one of the most violent films in the entire Godzilla series, with possibly the most onscreen deaths and the majority of its named characters being killed off by the end. It also features scenes of dismemberment, although a bluish glow is substituted for blood.
    • It is also the only film in the series to feature a sex scene, though it is mostly implied and no direct nudity is shown.

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JZilla

one month ago
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The is my least favourite godzilla movie, but it has grit unlike the last movie and has stakes
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Triceradon the 8th

2 months ago
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bow down and worship the golden demise manda because anime ghidorah looks like manda !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Godzillakid

2 months ago
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He’s the Simpson manda
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Godzillakid

2 months ago
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I think ghidora has been everything now

Alien Mutant Mecha God Dinosaur Earth guardian

Ghost
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5146 Adam

3 months ago
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Ok. Here's my review of TPE. I can only say one thing: Magnificent. While it will never be as good as some other movies, it was the best of the trilogy (in my opinion). Void Ghidorah, like Mechagodzilla City, is a cool concept, but unlike MG City, it is better in execution. It is so cool how instead of Ghidorah being a pawn of aliens, the aliens are the pawn of him. Alot of the middle is trippy visions and flashbacks. Also, WE WANT MORE MOTHRA! But with Haruo committing suicide in order to keep earth safe is interesting and sad. Overall rating: 4/5
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JurassicKaiju14

one month ago
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While I'm admittedly in the camp of G-Fans who really doesn't like the Anime trilogy, I must confess that Ghidorah having a whole cult centered around him is a cool idea.

I was kind of hoping something similar would happen in KOTM, to be honest.
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ItsDestoroyah

3 months ago
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I wanna order one of the planets Ghidorah ate. Maybe a piece of Jupiter or Venus.
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Kaiju27261

6 months ago
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So I got no idea why maina and Miana embrace Haruo for because of “connecting life”
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Green Blob Thing

6 months ago
Score 1
After the disappointment that was CotEoB, I'm happy I enjoyed this movie watching it tonight. Ghidorah could've been given more to do, but was cool nonetheless. A neat ending to the trilogy.
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Aggression25

6 months ago
Score 0
Now I'm just hoping that King of the Monsters will do better than this film, even though the end music was good.
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Titan of Water

7 months ago
Score 1
Could we give some respect to my boy Chris Niosi? The movie might not have been good but you can tell he gave his all in his performance as Haruo.
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SuperZillaRealms

7 months ago
Score 4
I saw the film and to be honest I enjoyed it! The monster fight kept me some-what entertained but I knew this film wasn’t about monster brawls. I love the character drama in these films, after seeing them over and over again it shows that this isn’t Godzilla’s story, its Haruo’s. You see him struggle through out the films making drastic choices to benefit humanity even though some of those choices brought the downfall of other characters. Not only that each of the monsters represent something, Godzilla represents Earth and its ecosystem, Mechagodzilla represents Human technology and civilization while Ghidorah represents space and religion. The first film was good but there really wasn’t any development with the characters until we saw City On The Edge Of Battle and The Planet Eater. 2014 I really did enjoy but the main problem were the characters besides Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) and Dr.Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) the reason is because there was no development nor were there complete story arcs. Shin Godzilla is an exception because its a plot driven film instead of a character driven film. Back to the anime trilogy, the characters had development with completed story arcs and each did have a time to shine in their own respected films. In the end the anime trilogy has shown itself be be a Sci-Fi/Drama series instead of a SciFi/Action series, there was action in it but the films mainly focus on the drama because we need to feel these characters motives and what drives them to their goals. And I do like the conclusion the trilogy has showing the Haruo grew during these past events annihilating himself with Yuko and the remaining Vulture to rid humanity of their past also to prevent Ghidorah from devouring the planet again. Overall I give it a 7.9/10
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SkullIslandExplorer

5 months ago
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I think Planet of the Monsters is the best out the Trilogy. But if you like this installment, more power to you. 👍
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ItsDestoroyah

7 months ago
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So I read about the movie's plot. (Not spoiling it.) And...really, there's one scene you should be careful of. I'm not giving any hints or say what it is.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

7 months ago
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Well, how is anyone supposed to know what it is? xD
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
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Is it the “s*x” scene (which was too much to digest)? I feel as though it’s missing one thing: Jason Voorhees slaughtering everyone!
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Spinocroc123

7 months ago
Score 3
CanI just say how awesome this movie was?! The plot, the characters, the way Ghidorah was handled, the Mothra cameo, everything was beautifully crafted. Metphies was the best villain I've seen in a while in a Kaiju film, and despite his actions he was still given an honorable farewell. Couldn't be more happy with the results. There are definitely flaws, but they aren't too distactive from the overall product. I give it a solid 90%.
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ItsDestoroyah

7 months ago
Score 1
The Google reviews on this are...nevermind.
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Titan of Water

7 months ago
Score 1
Maybe it would’ve been better if nic cage was in the movie, I mean he already was in a movie about a death cult.
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score 0
That’s probably would’ve worked.
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score 0
Damn. Meant to say “That”, not “That’s”.
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Titan of Water

7 months ago
Score 0
Oh gosh not the heads, not the heads!
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score 0

You should’ve gone for the head!

  • SNAP*
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Titan of Water

7 months ago
Score 0
Killing me won’t bring back your gosh dang Ghidorah!
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GojiJunkie

7 months ago
Score 0
Go watch the english dub. It makes the film 100 times better.
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G&G-Fan

7 months ago
Score -2
I watched the movie, and I know it's become cliche to hate on the anime films, but I honestly hated it. This movie made me question if someone slipped something funky in my drink during dinner or if I was on laughing gas. It makes Godzilla vs. Hedorah seem like a totally normal, not strange at all Godzilla film. It has all of this religious and philosophical mumbo-jumbo that doesn't make any sense in the slightest manufactured from cardboard cut-out characters and lackluster action. I was bored, perplexed, and extremely disappointing. There was so much cringe in this film too, especially that extremely forced sex scene between Haruo and one of those twin girls. How did such a simple story about humanity trying to take the Earth back from Godzilla that had so much potential for exciting monster action (like, I don't know, INTRODUCING MORE KAIJU in an EXCITING way instead of extremely dumbed down versions of them) and character development turn into this absolutely strange and yet boring disappointment? I will never watch a single one of the three anime films again.
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score -1

These movies suck, because according to that SeS**Ta guy and his partner in crime, it was “intentional” to make these movies different (just to be different). And people who aren’t in their new “audience” are “traditionalists”.

Now that January 9th has passed (and after pre-ordering my S.H. Monsterarts toys), this s**tshow has FINALLY ENDED! So goodbye Seshita and Shizuno (or whatever the f**k your names are), KOTM hits theaters in 4 months!


(BTW, they have no respect. In other words, they can piss off! People shouldn't focus on making things different for difference’s sake, they should put quality into their work! It seems that people hate quality now a days.)
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Titan of Water

7 months ago
Score 2
If there is one positive thing I can say about Planet Eater, is that unlike the other two I actually was able to feel a connection to some of the characters, specifically Haruo and Metphies in their final confrontation. I think it’s one of the very few scenes of emotional weight and character development.
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score 0

Oh whatever, those ants were poorly written.

(BTW, Harou acts like a toddler)
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Titan of Water

7 months ago
Score 2
Oh there are definitely still problems with them and the movie, but I just feel like I should give credit where credit is due.
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score 0

Sure, if you like it, whatever.

(P.S. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, even if it looks like I’m contracting myself, I DON’T CARE IF YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH ME)
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Astounding Beyond Belief

7 months ago
Score 2
Cranky because you haven't watched it, aren't you?
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score -1

I’ve been waiting for you Obi-Wan. I actually did see it. And it sucks (I don’t care if you like it).

All I saw was Treebeard fight Parallax. I never thought I’d say this, but Bayformers and the DCEU make more sense than this s**t!
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Astounding Beyond Belief

7 months ago
Score 2
That's really interesting.
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ItsDestoroyah

7 months ago
Score 2

"I will never watch a single of those anime films again." ...the trilogy ended.

Holy mother of god, the salt is really expensive here.
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The King of the Monsters

7 months ago
Score 5

People are continuing to take that interview with Hiroyuki Seshita out of context and insisting he intentionally made the movies different to piss of fans. That's not what he's saying at all. Seshita is a lifelong Godzilla fan, and he felt it was important to have a non-fan's perspective to try and make the films appeal to a broader audience outside of hardcore fans. So he told Kobun Shizuno to not watch any other Godzilla movies until the trilogy was finished, that way they would be able to combine the perspective of a fan and an outsider. Seshita was saying that the fact some traditionalist fans have hated the movies at least proves he did succeed in making the movies different, which was one of his goals. He doesn't say anything about how that reflects the quality of the films or even whether these people are justified or not, he is simply saying that it shows he achieved one of his goals with the trilogy.

Seshita and Shizuno also make it clear they were careful to not drift too far from what defines Godzilla as a character. They changed his origin, sure, but kept the basic design and abilities intact and were sure to portray him as a force of nature spawned as a consequence of mankind's recklessness, especially the use of nuclear weapons. Shizuno, even as someone who had only seen two Godzilla movies, was very careful not to ignore the core features of Godzilla as a character and tried very hard to remain true to it.

I don't care if someone likes or dislikes these movies; my point is that it's ridiculous how so many fans are throwing tantrums over a line from an interview that has been misinterpreted and taken out of context. This trilogy was never about changing things for the sake of being different or intentionally pissing off fans, it was about telling a different story that could reach audiences who were unfamiliar with Godzilla, and Seshita feels that some of the negative reactions the films have received at least show he managed to make it different.
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SkullIsland

7 months ago
Score 2
I think most of the anger over the traditionalists thing comes from Omni viewer. He's the one that I think pretty much kicked off most of the hate towards the interview.
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score -1

@The King of the Monsters: Well hello Mr. Fancy-Pants. I’ve got news for you pal, you ain’t leading but two things right now: Jack and s**t, and Jack left town. (BTW, you what would’ve helped me respect Seshita and Shizuno? If they put QUALITY into these movies. Sure, they could’ve played out the same way, and they could still take a different approach, but if QUALITY was put into these movies, then I would have a different opinion on them. Also, I DON’T CARE IF YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH ME)


@SkullIsland: I read that “interview” BEFORE Omni Viewer spoke a word about it. If I watched his take on it, I’d still hate this anime s**t-storm either way. (P.S. Explain to me what Seshita or Shizuno (or both) meant by stating that the other reason that people don’t like these movies because they’re too “complex” for them)
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Titan of Water

7 months ago
Score 2
Skull Island explorer is just joking.
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score 0

Excuse the typo in my response to King of the Monsters, I meant to say “BTW, You know what”.

(My tech is acting up)
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score 0
@Titan of Water: Since WHEN?!
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Astounding Beyond Belief

7 months ago
Score 0
Maybe stop screaming at everyone who expresses a contrary opinion if you want to continue posting here.
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score 0

Alright, fine Astounding. I see your point, I’ll bring up something worth talking about over at the KOTM 2019 page (check that page in few minutes).


Sorry for being an @$$hole on this page. I’ll just avoid anything having to do with the anime trilogy from now on. (P.S. what’s Titano up to these days?)
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SkullIslandExplorer

4 months ago
Score 0
God, I was such an idiot!
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Titan of Water

7 months ago
Score 0
Watched the movie. Better than the other two, but only just okay. Unlike the last two, there were actually some genuinely emotional moments, though there is still just as much technobabble in between. The fight wasn’t that interesting, it mostly comprised of Ghidorah just biting Godzilla and making him float. What elevates this movie over the other two for me is actually some good character development. I do have a question though. What was this film trying to say. It really doesn’t seems clear what the main theme of the movie was for me. The only two I can think of is that the writers are either reeling us
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Titan of Water

7 months ago
Score 0
(continuing from my last comment case I accidentally hit the post button) either telling us that the only way to respect the environment is to go primitive 🙄, or don’t join cults.
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A litteral Mothra egg

7 months ago
Score 0
I think it maybe more about letting the past be the past and not contribute to an endless cycle of misery and nihilism
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

7 months ago
Score 0
Already watching it, first :D
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MINEZILLA

7 months ago
Score -1
HYPE 👏
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SkullIsland

7 months ago
Score 0
Was there a picture of Mothra in the theater guide?
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The King of the Monsters

7 months ago
Score 0
Only of her outline, and it's obscured by cast bios. It would be easier just to take a screenshot directly from the film.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

7 months ago
Score 0
I agree with TKotM, with the Netflix release now out.
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score 0

January 9th, huh? That same day is when you can pre-order two of S.H. Monsterarts’ KOTM figures.

http://shma-...eleases.html
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score 0
On a side note: January 9th is when this anime s**tshow FINALLY ends!
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Gojira2014

8 months ago
Score 0
one of the ways there advertising this movie is through toilet paper. i'm not kidding
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Chainsaw Gigan

8 months ago
Score 0
that's weird, it's like wiping you "Ice" with a movie poster, don't you think?
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SkullIslandExplorer

8 months ago
Score -2

I would use this trilogy’s scripts as toilet paper, because they suck! I like Godzilla’s design, but these movies suck! Think about it, these plots make zero freaking sense, Mechagodzilla looks like a Bayformers reject, then they turn him litterly into Cybertron, Ghidorah looks like a cactus, the creators made these movies just to be different, and apparently “enjoy” being bashed by the “traditionalists”, as if we’re idiots!

But I’ll say this: I stopped watching this trilogy after Planet of the Monsters, and I wouldn’t watch the rest, even if someone payed me.

(NOTE: I know that last part above is a possible mistranslation, but you never know)
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Astounding Beyond Belief

8 months ago
Score 2
I mean... you're not doing much to prove Shizuno and Seshita wrong here.
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SkullIslandExplorer

8 months ago
Score -3

Well Astounding.... there’s PLENTY of evidence in these films as to why Shizuno and Seshita are wrong, you just have to look for them.

(P.S. Do you just lurk around the comments section? It’s creepy. Just sayin’)
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Astounding Beyond Belief

8 months ago
Score 1
You're... aware that anyone who clicks on Recent Changes can see new comments, right? It doesn't require a tremendous amount of effort. (Much like watching more than one of these movies, which seems a prerequisite to gathering evidence on why they're bad.)
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SkullIslandExplorer

8 months ago
Score -1
I can’t find “Recent Changes”, there’s only soup.
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Toolen

7 months ago
Score 1
I heard about that interview. Some people are saying he “pulled a Rian Johnson”. I disagree, though. Neither Shizuno nor Seshita have outright dismissed all the criticisms as invalid, nor have they insulted those criticizing the film. Plus, they’re not calling people racist or sexist for disliking the film. Personally, I don’t think the directors of this film deserve all the backlash they’ve gotten. Sure, the films were not as good as they could have been, but they weren’t terrible. All he said was that he knew that “traditionalists” would criticize their work. He didn’t insult them, he didn’t say their opinions don’t matter. He just said that he knew their work would be criticized.
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score -1
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Astounding Beyond Belief

7 months ago
Score 0
Ignoring whatever that was... I think these films have suffered from being, well, films. The Godzilla anime was originally planned as a TV show, but Toho wanted them in theaters because Shin Godzilla did so well. So Planet of the Monsters sets up a lot that doesn't pay off until City on the Edge of Battle, and City on the Edge of Battle sets up a lot that won't pay off until The Planet Eater. (I hope!) That's fine for a story presented in weekly installments or all at once, but telling it in three chunks over the course of a year leaves the first two feeling incomplete. So we end up talking more about how Mechagodzilla is different than why he looks different.
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score -1
WHAT?!
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Astounding Beyond Belief

7 months ago
Score 2

Oh, sorry, my normal speaking voice can be a little quiet...

IGNORING WHATEVER THAT WAS... I THINK THESE FILMS HAVE SUFFERED FROM BEING, WELL, FILMS. THE GODZILLA ANIME WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED AS A TV SHOW, BUT TOHO WANTED THEM IN THEATERS BECAUSE SHIN GODZILLA DID SO WELL. SO PLANET OF THE MONSTERS SETS UP A LOT THAT DOESN'T PAY OFF UNTIL CITY ON THE EDGE OF BATTLE, AND CITY ON THE EDGE OF BATTLE SETS UP A LOT THAT WON'T PAY OFF UNTIL THE PLANET EATER. (I HOPE!) THAT'S FINE FOR A STORY PRESENTED IN WEEKLY INSTALLMENTS OR ALL AT ONCE, BUT TELLING IT IN THREE CHUNKS OVER THE COURSE OF A YEAR LEAVES THE FIRST TWO FEELING INCOMPLETE. SO WE END UP TALKING MORE ABOUT HOW MECHAGODZILLA IS DIFFERENT THAN WHY HE LOOKS DIFFERENT.

Better?
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score -2

(Oh, it’s on) SHUT YOUR TRAP, YOU WEEABOO! I DIDN'T GIVE YOU ANY PERMISSION TO TALK!

KAPEESH?!
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Astounding Beyond Belief

7 months ago
Score 3
God, you actually think you're being intimidating, don't you?
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score -1

No sir, I do not. I just find your or others’ replies to be funny. But with that said, I don’t find screwing around with users and staff to be funny anymore. Sorry.

(On a side note: I’m on Christmas vacation, so I’ll be absent for a few days. Happy New Year!)
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Astounding Beyond Belief

7 months ago
Score 1
Well, this has been a wild ride.
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Titan of Water

7 months ago
Score 1
Oh thank goodness the feud is over. 😂
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Goldn

7 months ago
Score 1
Top Ten Greatest Long-Running Anime That Finally Concluded
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
Score 0

@Astounding Beyond Belief: Yeah, I guess so.

@Titan of Water: Not really a “feud”, but whatever.

@Goldn: XD. Your comment made me die!
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Gojira2014

9 months ago
Score 0
anyone hear of the leaked plot that's been going around?
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

7 months ago
Score 0
Not for me, but we can't add the plot from another website. Just wait for January 9 seeing it's close to the end of the year.
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Titan of Water

9 months ago
Score 0
From the trailers it looks like Haruo will get knocked out during the battle and have a trippy vision or something.
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Chainsaw Gigan

9 months ago
Score 0
he might die but he will die a hero - a savior.
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Titan of Water

9 months ago
Score 1
Movie come to Japan tomorrow. Anyone who wants an early review can go to Kaiju Noir’s channel (he is an English speaking man who lives in Japan).
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Chainsaw Gigan

9 months ago
Score 0
he didn't post anything yet
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Titan of Water

9 months ago
Score 0
Sorry, I forgot to mention it might take 2-3 Days before he posts anything.
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Chainsaw Gigan

9 months ago
Score 0
okay
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Chainsaw Gigan

9 months ago
Score 0
He posted it now
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Titan of Water

9 months ago
Score 0
Yep just watched it.
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Titan of Water

9 months ago
Score 0
Crud I have Live and Die stuck in my head.
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Titan of Water

9 months ago
Score 0
Even thought the Anime isn’t that good, I really like Xai’s songs, and am really looking forward too alive and Die.
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Titan of Water

9 months ago
Score 1
Fear and tremble before the the ramen noodles of terror!!!
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

9 months ago
Score -1
1 hour 31 minutes of screentime??? Let me guess, the kaiju scenes are only three minutes while the battle lasts only 60 seconds.
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Chainsaw Gigan

9 months ago
Score 0
  • Congratulations You've Won the Anime GODZILLA Lame Logic Badge*
they would always do this.
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Titan of Water

10 months ago
Score -1
Not that big a fan of Ghidorah’s new design, but I still have some faith that this movie might be good, even though that faith was crushed by City on The Edge of Battle.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

10 months ago
Score 0
It's January 9, 2019 to be exact, two months after the Japanese release. Also, Ghidorah's page under Origins section says 100,000 years ago while this page says it's 10,000. It is causing confusion for some users? It is 10K or 100K years ago?
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

10 months ago
Score 0
I hope posts can be edited like in Wikia, but I actually mean "It may be causing confusion for some users".
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The King of the Monsters

10 months ago
Score 1
Again, the Netflix release date hasn't been announced yet. It will probably be January 9 based on past trends, but it hasn't been confirmed and is only listed as "early 2019." Please, shut up about the anime release dates.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

8 months ago
Score -1

"shut up about the anime release dates"

  • one month later, it is confirmed*
HA I was right again. :3
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Astounding Beyond Belief

8 months ago
Score 2
We don't treat predictions as facts. Why you can't understand that is beyond me.
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Titan of Water

10 months ago
Score 0
I didn’t know how to introduce myself so I chose a “trendy” article someone would notice
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Les

10 months ago
Score 1
Welcome.
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Titan of Water

10 months ago
Score 0
Btw I hope Planet Eater will be good, City on The Edge disappointed me.
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Titan of Water

10 months ago
Score 0
Is a score good or bad btw
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Titan of Water

10 months ago
Score 0
I’m only 17 and still live with my mom, she dosnt want me to reveal personal information, is that alright
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Chainsaw Gigan

10 months ago
Score 0
it's ok
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Chainsaw Gigan

10 months ago
Score 0
5 years
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Titan of Water

10 months ago
Score 0
Hello, I’m Titan of Water, I’m a new member.
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Chainsaw Gigan

10 months ago
Score 0
Hello, Welcome to Wikizilla
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Titan of Water

10 months ago
Score 0
I don’t want to upload my personal information, is that alright?
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Chainsaw Gigan

10 months ago
Score 0
sure, i do the same
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Titan of Water

10 months ago
Score 0
How long have you been a member?
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Les

10 months ago
Score 0
I think a better place for this kind of conversation would be on one of your talk pages. Every person has one, just head to User talk:Titan of Water or User talk:Chainsaw Gigan.
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Godzilla Raids Again

10 months ago
Score 0

So at one point in the trailer, Haruo is in the Houtua hideout hugging one of the twins. But if you look closely, the twin doesn’t appear to be wearing any sort of clothing. It’s almost as if she is, how do I put it on a wiki related to Godzilla, nude. Toho... WHY?!!? Does this mean a *** scene will happen?! Oh dear god no!!! Why would you take a flipping Godzilla movie and sprinkle hentai all over it!!?

Sorry for the rage. But seriously, I hope this isn’t the case.
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Les

10 months ago
Score 0
I really doubt it has anything to do with sex. Potential spoiler warning for anyone passing by, in the trailer and in some released screenshots you can see in multiple instances that Metphies does something with Miana. You can see blood on his hands in some shots and there's even a split second in the trailer where Miana looks to be crucified on a stake in the background. Haruo could be hugging her because she's injured or even dead. Upon closer inspection of that specific shot, it almost looks as if there is a pool of blood on the ground surrounding the rug they are laying on.
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Godzilla Raids Again

10 months ago
Score 0
Then how does that explain her not wearing anything. And how can you tell Miana and Maina apart? They look exactly the same.
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Les

10 months ago
Score 0
If she was crucified, then it's likely that she was stripped of her clothing. You can tell them apart only by their eyes / eyebrows. Maina typically has a more stern look. It seems like, from the images, Maina is with Martin tending to the Mothra egg and the one with Metphies is Miana. But, regardless of which one it is, one of the twins' bodies can definitely be seen dangling in the background of one of the shots and it only seems sensible that it'd be the same one of the two we see laying on the ground in a pool of blood.
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Godzilla Raids Again

10 months ago
Score 0
Makes sense.
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MosuFan2004

10 months ago
Score 0
She's probably not dead, one of her hands appears to be moving.
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Gojira2014

10 months ago
Score 0
even if it is a love scene, who says it's involving sex? it could very well just be a normal makeout scene.
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Godzilla Raids Again

10 months ago
Score 0
No make out scenes. Besides, Haruo already has a girlfriend.
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Gojira2014

10 months ago
Score 0
yeah, a girlfriend who may be dead.
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Godzilla Raids Again

10 months ago
Score 0
Fair enough.
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Lachlanowers

10 months ago
Score 0
well this makes the film weird now i think its just better too wait too see Godzilla king of the monsters if the anime gets to crazy.
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Godzilla Raids Again

10 months ago
Score 0
That’s the problem with anime. Sometimes it can’t help but include hentai.
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Godzilla Raids Again

7 months ago
Score 0
I was right from the beginning. There is a s*x scene. Somebody please shoot me.
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Gojira2014

10 months ago
Score 0
okay, now i'm almost 100# sure ghidorah has no legs. for a split second, you see a full image of him.... and no legs are there.
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Les

10 months ago
Score 0

Screenshot for reference:
Legless ghidorah.png

Perhaps he really doesn't have legs. But at least we still know he HAS a body, with wings and tails.
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Les

10 months ago
Score 0
It could always turn out to just be perspective... or maybe his legs are being obscured by the light that seems to be enveloping him. But we'll just have to wait and see
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SuperZillaRealms

10 months ago
Score 0
Some one pointed this out on instagram, that the wings may belong to Mothra of course she not confirmed for the film but the Houtua are gonna have some role with the egg
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Solia

10 months ago
Score 0
I think that's mothra getting eaten by ghidorah.
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Les

10 months ago
Score 0
It's very clearly just Ghidorah flying. You can see the twin tails in the back
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Solia

10 months ago
Score 0
Is toho really gonna continue this series or is this the final one?
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GodzillaIsland7.2

10 months ago
Score 2
After this and Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020, Toho plans to create a new cinematic shared universe revolving around Godzilla and other giant monsters called "World of Godzilla".
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Sam The Giganfan

10 months ago
Score 0
This is the last one in the Anime Trilogy
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Chainsaw Gigan

11 months ago
Score 0
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Gojira2014

11 months ago
Score 0

so uhh. this ghidorah does not have legs.

the new pitcure proves it, he does not have legs.
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ItsDestoroyah

10 months ago
Score 0

Only his head and necks are shown.

So you might be incredibly wrong because the appearance of him was leaked.
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Les

10 months ago
Score 0

You can clearly see in the silhouette from the theater pamphlet that Ghidorah has a full body with tails and wings. The poster merely shows Ghidorah's heads coming through wormholes. We haven't seen his full form just yet.

Anime ghidorah silhouette.png
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KaijuUnity

11 months ago
Score 0

Ok Ghidorah is confirmed I would've preferred SpaceGodzilla but I don't really care. If this somehow fails and it doesn't show a battle between the two and they pull a middle finger. I swear I'm gonna I'm gonna........

Naah I just want SpaceGodzilla in the next prequel novel if there is one or not
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Gojira2014

11 months ago
Score 0
ghidorah looks... off. well, his heads look off. they don't look fully rendered.
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ItsDestoroyah

11 months ago
Score 0
And they look awfully strange, don't you think?
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KingOfTheZillas98

8 months ago
Score 0
I think his heads are looking backward
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Missingno-54

11 months ago
Score 0

So in that movie Ghidorah is just three golden snakes coming out of a planet / meteor / star? I'm not what is expected anymore

I bet if Space Godzilla appeared he would just be a giant crystal fragment with two eyes
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

11 months ago
Score -1
I'll like to call it a three-headed version of Manda instead of a actual King Ghidorah one.
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The King of the Monsters

11 months ago
Score 0
Chances are those are only Ghidorah's necks we see on the poster. The rest of his body is through those wormholes the heads are poking through. He's so massive he inhabits a higher dimension and just his heads peeking through portals dwarf Godzilla Earth.
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AGT Man

11 months ago
Score 0

They already teased Ghidorah's full body:

https://wiki...pg_large.jpg
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Chainsaw Gigan

11 months ago
Score 0
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

11 months ago
Score 0
What the? Netflix release is already announced? WTF??? Wow then Toho lost their minds and gave spoilers ahead compared to the two previous films. :)
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Chainsaw Gigan

11 months ago
Score 0
well at least they told us
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The King of the Monsters

11 months ago
Score 2
The Netflix release date hasn't been announced yet. Some random online article claimed that its streaming date is January 17, but it gives no source and nothing else corroborates this. It was probably just regurgitating the streaming date for Planet of the Monsters. The Netflix release date will in all likelihood be on January 9, two months after the Japanese theatrical release.
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MosuFan2004

11 months ago
Score 0
That's an amazing poster!
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ItsDestoroyah

11 months ago
Score 0
If you look at the new poster, Ghidorah is showing off a single head while his whole neck is LITERALLY extending from a "door".
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ItsDestoroyah

11 months ago
Score 0

Also, it mentions that Yuko has fallen into a "brain dead coma".

So she possibly may be dead (Because the term, BRAIN DEAD.) or she has fallen into a coma and may be alive.

We'll never know until this releases.
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Chainsaw Gigan

11 months ago
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well if you look down on godzilla you might see his other heads
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Astounding Beyond Belief

11 months ago
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Yuko's voice actress got third billing, I'm pretty sure she's alive.
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Chainsaw Gigan

11 months ago
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but Haruo may Die!
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Chainsaw Gigan

11 months ago
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But the poster for City on the Edge for Battle had Mechagodzilla on the top, and King Ghidorah might be just a space gas
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The King of the Monsters

11 months ago
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Ghidorah is literally shown locked in combat with Godzilla, not just ominously superimposed in the background like Mechagodzilla was. That combined with the promise of a "finally a monster showdown" on the official site and the fact Toho is promoting this film as "Godzilla Earth vs. Ghidorah" makes it pretty unlikely there won't be a physical confrontation between the monsters.
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Sam The Giganfan

11 months ago
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One of the best Godzilla posters since the Noriyoshi ones done for the heisei era
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SkullIsland

11 months ago
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Pipe Cleaner Ghidorah.
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ItsDestoroyah

8 months ago
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I'll never forget these words.
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Darthlord1997

11 months ago
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The poster looks great!

Could we ACTUALLY get a monster fight this time!?
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Astounding Beyond Belief

11 months ago
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Future vision? Haruo is Garnet?
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ItsDestoroyah

11 months ago
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Haruo is Garnet's reincarnation confirmed.
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KaijuUnity

11 months ago
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Could Ghidorah be in Gorath after Earth Godzilla blew it up
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Titanollante

11 months ago
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Not really
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