New original ‘Godzilla’ anime series from bones and Orange combines hand-drawn and CG animation to tell the story of a grad student and an engineer brought together by a mysterious song to lead the fight against an unimaginable force.
Go Go Gojira! Studios bones and Orange have teamed up on a brand-new 13-episode original Godzilla anime series, Godzilla Singular Point, premiering June 24 on Netflix. The series marks the iconic beast’s return to Netflix following the success of Godzilla anime films, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle, and Godzilla: The Planet Eater.
In the series, a grad student and an engineer, brought together by a mysterious song, lead the fight against an unimaginable force that may spell doom for the world. Produced with a combination of hand-drawn and CG animation, the series is directed by Atsushi Takahashi (Doraemon the Movie 2017: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi). His creative team includes Kan Sawada, composer for countless Doraemon films and series such as Yowamushi Pedal; Japanese science-fiction novelist Toh Enjoe making his TV debut as series editor and writer; Kazue Kato, creator of Blue Exorcist and the hit comic currently serialized in “Jump Square” as the character designer; animator Eiji Yamamori, from Studio Ghibli films including Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and The Wind Rises, providing Kaiju design.
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Episode 1-13 Overview:
Jacks-of-all-trades Yun and Haberu investigate sounds emanating from an empty mansion. They locate the source nearby, while Mei hears the same tune.
Yun, Goro and their robot Jet Jaguar clash with a hostile pterosaur-like kaiju, Rodan. Mei travels to Tokyo to meet with a world-renowned researcher.
A legion of Rodan swarm towards Nigashio. The Otaki Factory crew scramble to lure them away from the city, but soon find themselves surrounded.
Yun and Haberu deduce that Misakioku may be linked to the Rodan incursion. Mei attends Li's lecture in Dubai, where the professor reveals new material.
Salunga emerges from the depths of the Upala research station shrouded in red dust. Meanwhile, Yun observes Anguirus exhibiting an uncanny ability.
Mei discovers a mysterious code in Professor Ashihara's research. The Otaki crew confront Anguirus as part of the city's extermination efforts.
Following a group of Manda, a giant kaiju makes landfall in Tokyo. Red dust forces Mei and Professor Li's flight to London to divert to Milan.
Ground forces under the command of Matsubara respond to Godzilla’s attack on Tokyo. Now in London, Mei attempts to decipher Ashihara’s research.
Godzilla continues to advance on Tokyo, covering the city in red dust. The Otaki crew rushes to rescue a person ensnared by spider-like kaiju.
Back at Ashihara’s mansion, Yun and Haberu attempt to decipher the professor’s research using Jet Jaguar. In India, Lina takes Mei to meet with BB.
Before heading to the Super Dimension Calculator, BB offers Mei a view of the Singular Point. The Otaki crew leave for Tokyo to destroy Godzilla.
Mei learns of a large explosion triggered by Ashihara's calculator long ago. Kanoko gives Matsubara the Orthogonal Diagonalizer to use against Godzilla.
Mei, BB and Pelops II attempt to prevent the Catastrophe, but Salunga ambushes them. Meanwhile, the Otaki crew make their final push toward Godzilla.
Bones, founded by Sunrise staff members Masahiko Minami, Hiroshi Ousaka and Toshihiro Kawamoto in 1998, is known for its dynamic animated action sequences such as robot animations; their projects include My Hero Academia, Psalms of Planets Eureka seven, and Netflix’s original anime series, Carole & Tuesday. Orange, founded in 2004 by famed CG animator Eiji Inomoto, specializes in an exaggerated 3D and directing style, which differs from the traditional movement often found in CG works; their projects include Land of the Lustrous, Monster Strike The Movie 2 Sora no Kanata, and the Netflix original anime series, Beastars.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.