GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle (2018)

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GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle
Alternate Titles
Flagicon Japan.png GODZILLA: Battle Mobile Proliferation City (2018)
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Directed by Kobun Shizuno,
Hiroyuki Seshita[1]
Written by Gen Urobuchi[1]
Music by Takayuki Hattori[2]
Distributor TohoJP, NetflixIntl
The last hope of mankind <Mechagodzilla>, is activated. (人類最後の希望 (<メカゴジラ>)が、起動する。) „ 

— Tagline

GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle (GODZILLA 決戦機動増殖都市,   Gojira Kessen Kidō Zōshoku Toshi?, lit. GODZILLA: Battle Mobile Proliferation City) is an upcoming anime science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho Animation and animated by Polygon Pictures, and the second entry in a trilogy of animated Godzilla films. It will be released to Japanese theaters on May 18, 2018.[3]

Description

By the advent of the 21st century, much of humanity was dead, having been trampled over by a new master, Godzilla. A select few among mankind took to the stars in a spacefaring vessel called the Aratrum in search of “the promised land,” the planet Tau-e that could sustain human life. But the migration plan fails, and the remnants of the human race decide to return to Earth. But the distortions in space-time and the distance traveled means that mankind is returning to a completely changed Earth some 20,000 years later. The returnees, led by hero Haruo, prepare to take the fight to Godzilla based on a strategy that has been 20 years in the making. Carried out with the help of two alien species, the Exif and the Bilusaludo, the humans succeed in defeating Godzilla in a costly battle to the death.

But the victory is short-lived. Rising from the depths of the planet is a new breed of monster, dubbed “Godzilla Earth.” Evolving for 20,000 years, the creature stands 300 meters high, weighs over 100,000 tons and wields such overwhelmingly destructive power that Haruo and company have no choice but to run for their lives.

Coming to Haruo’s rescue, however, is Miana, a member of an aboriginal tribe called the Houtua. They are the first humanoid people the returnees have encountered. Could they descend from humans? “Our tribal god was destroyed by Godzilla. All that we have left are these eggs. Anyone who has tried to fight or resist him has been drowned in fire,” the tribespeople say to Haruo, who responds with: “This is our last hope of recovering our home.”

Meanwhile, Bilusaludo commander, Galu-gu is elated to discover that the Houtua tribe’s arrowheads are made of a nanometal or a self-sustaining metal. It had been developed in the 21st century as an “anti-Godzilla” killer weapon deployed at their decisive battle fought at the foot of Mt. Fuji, but had been destroyed before it could be activated in the form of a “Mecha-Godzilla.” The nanometal was its base substance, and proof that the manufacturing plant can still be used.[4]

Development

The Japanese title and release date of the second entry in the GODZILLA anime trilogy were announced on November 17, 2017, the day of the release of GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters. In addition, the first teaser image for the film was released, showing several humans standing in front of Mechagodzilla lying on the ground. The news release for the film on the official godzilla-anime.com website states that the plot will revolve around a strange "city" that still exists on Earth 20,000 years into the future. The website later promised that the film would feature a battle between Godzilla Earth, the gigantic 300 meter Godzilla seen at the end of the previous film, and Mechagodzilla.[1][3]

On January 26, Toho and Polygon announced that a stage presentation for the film would take place at AnimeJapan 2018 on March 25 in Tokyo. Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Tomokazu Sugita, Yuki Kaji, and Junichi Suwabe would all be present at the event.[3][5] On January 29, Toho announced that a presentation for the film would also be held at Winter Wonder Festival 2018 on February 18, and that a three-dimensional model of Godzilla Earth and some United Earth equipment would be displayed during the event.[3]

On March 5, Toho and Polygon released a complete plot synopsis for the film, along with new concept art of Godzilla Earth firing his atomic breath. They also confirmed that the film would be released to Japanese theaters on May 18.[3] On March 19, Toho and Polygon released a new poster for the film, and updated the official website with more information regarding the film. They confirmed that all of the previous film's main cast, with the exception of Daisuke Ono, would be reprising their roles in the film. The new character Maina, a member of the Houtua people and Miana's twin sister, was also revealed. In addition, it was confirmed that XAI, who performed the theme song "WHITE OUT" for GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters, would be returning to perform the second film's theme song, "THE SKY FALLS." The site was also updated with a new English description and plot synopsis, which revealed the film's official English title as GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle.[4] On March 25, the day of the film's presentation at AnimeJapan 2018, Reina Ueda and Ari Ozawa were formally announced as the voices for Maina and Miana, respectively.[3]

On March 29, the same day the first episode of the GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters manga adaptation was released, it was announced that GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle would be receiving a tie-in novel titled GODZILLA: Project Mechagodzilla on April 25, which would also function as a follow-up to GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse.[3]

On April 11, a collaboration poster illustrated by mecha artist Hidetaka Tenjin promoting both GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters and Pacific Rim Uprising was released. The poster depicts Godzilla Earth and the Jaegers Gipsy Avenger, Saber Athena, Bracer Phoenix, and Guardian Bravo.[3] Promotional pamphlets for the film including new information and images began being distributed in Japanese theaters on April 13, to coincide with the Japanese theatrical release of Pacific Rim Uprising.[6]

On April 19, the first trailer for the film was released.

Staff

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

  • Directed by   Kobun Shizuno, Hiroyuki Seshita
  • Written by   Gen Urobuchi
  • Music by   Takayuki Hattori
  • Series Composition by   Gen Urobuchi, Yusuke Kozaki
  • Assistant Directing by   Hiroyuki Morita
  • Technical Directing by   Naohiro Yoshihira
  • Production Design by   Naoya Tanaka, Ferdinando Patulli
  • CG Character Design by   Yuki Moriyama
  • Model Directing by   Mitsunori Kataama
  • Art Directing by   Yukihiro Shibutani
  • Color Key Art by   Hironori Nochi
  • Sound Directing by   Satoshi Motoyama
  • Theme Song "THE SKY FALLS" Performed by   XAI
  • Composed and Arranged by   Masayuki Nakano

Cast

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

Appearances

Monsters

Weapons, Vehicles, and Races


Alternate Titles

  • GODZILLA: Battle Mobile Proliferation City (Literal Japanese Title)
  • GODZILLA: The City Mechanized for the Final Battle (Alternate Translation)
  • AniGoji 2 (アニゴジ2?, Japanese Abbreviated Title)

Gallery

Main article: Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle/Gallery.

Videos

GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle Japanese trailer #1

External Links

References

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Gojira2014

3 days ago
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betting space g is gonna show up in the third one.
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Les

3 days ago
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Godzilla Earth and Godzilla Space
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A litteral Mothra egg

4 days ago
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Something I want to mention about the obvious Mothra push is that Miana and Maina kind of parallel the two Shobijin that's in almost every Mothra related film.
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Lamango

5 days ago
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Welp... Look at the bottom right panel of one of the gallery images... Mothra says hi.
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SuperZillaRealms

7 days ago
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Would you consider the Ready Player One Mechagodzilla or the Mechagodzilla in the sequel as Mechagodzilla 4?
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Deathrock9

7 days ago
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Both of them are just Mechagodzilla.
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Solia

6 days ago
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Well I prefer the one from ready player one.
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Indominus Rex 2016

8 days ago
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If i had to guess this movie's release to Netflix i would look at the first movie's release date, it was released to Netflix exacly two months from it's released in Japan, right?

And so i would say this one will release in July 18!
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Astounding Beyond Belief

8 days ago
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Agreed. Shame it's right after G-Fest.
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Indominus Rex 2016

8 days ago
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Well i live in Brazil and G-Fest doesn't happen here, soo...
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Emperor Ghidorah

9 days ago
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I'm Hyped ._. XD ✌
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Artzilla

16 days ago
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we need a trailer
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Lamango

20 days ago
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Mothra is hinted at HEAVILY in the revealed plot for this. Knew she'd be involved. Everyone else was. Lol
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Petexera

one month ago
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That poster is brutal!
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Solia

3 months ago
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May 2018? The 4 year anniversary for Godzilla 2014! Also Godzilla king of monsters was supposed to be released this year but got delayed to 2019.
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Indominus Rex 2016

4 months ago
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"The City Mechanized for the Final Battle" I can tell that Mecha Godzilla is going to be in this movie...
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Indominus Rex 2016

4 months ago
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Sorry didn't read the whole page, he is
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Deathrock9

5 months ago
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'The City Mechanized for the Final Battle' is such a terrible title and I love it.
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Les

5 months ago
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Subject to better translation.
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Lamango

5 months ago
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Well, I have a suspicion that... Godzilla maybe involved in this chapter.
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ItsDestoroyah

5 months ago
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Imagine if Mechagodzilla is the city itself

(I know he's not the city itself)
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ItsDestoroyah

5 months ago
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And MechaGodzilla has a railgun-shaped head. Wat
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Titanollante

5 months ago
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Mechagodzilla 4!!
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Spinocroc123

5 months ago
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Got to agree with Titan here... i highly doubt they'll reincarnate any previous one.
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Les

5 months ago
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They most certainly are not.
Mechagodzilla in GODZILLA Planet of the Monsters.png
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Spinocroc123

5 months ago
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Would be cool if we got the kaiju army concept from the Tokyo SOS novel or whatever that was.
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KaijuUnity

5 months ago
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uh when i first saw the picture i thought it was mogera or even bagan because of its head
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ItsDestoroyah

4 months ago
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The picture is in complete poor quality. I can't even make out the shape