Proving to be one of the more interesting cross-promotional ideas in recent years, Sanrio is teaming-up four of it's most popular characters with "The King of Monsters" Godzilla to commemorate Godzilla: Monster Planet, Polygon Pictures' upcoming three-film franchise project inspired by Toho's long-running Godzilla franchise that found a home at streaming giant Netflix.
The Sanrio/Godzilla collaboration starts some time this fall; and will feature a cuter version of Godzilla enjoying some down-time with Hello Kitty, My Melody, Pompompurin, and Little Twin Stars. While more details are still on the way, the first wave of items will be made available first on the Godzilla official online store, Godzilla Store. They'll then be offered online and in stores across Japan.
And here is a look at Netflix's Godzilla: Monster Planet:
"The last summer of the 20th Century. That day, the human beings learn that they are not the only ruler of the planet Earth. The appearance of the giant living creatures "Kaiju's" and the ultimate existence that destroys all monsters: Godzilla. Through the battle against kaiju's that lasted for half a century, human beings has experienced continuous defeat, and finally plans to escape from the Earth. And in 2048, only those who were selected by the A.I. managed under the central government boarded the inter-sidereal emigrant spaceship "Aratrum" to head for "Tau Cetus e", the planet beyond the distance of 11.9 light-year. However, the environmental condition differences between that of the Earth and Tau e, which they finally arrived after 20 years were far beyond the predicted numbers, and was not an environment considered to be habitable by human beings.
The young man on the emigrant ship: Haruo, who saw his parents killed by Godzilla in front of his eyes when he was 4 years old, had only one thing in his mind for 20 years: to return to the Earth and defeat Godzilla. Shut out from the possibility of emigration, as the living environment in the ship deteriorates, the group of "Earth Returnists" led by Haruo became the majority, and determines to head back to Earth through a dangerous long-distance hyperspace navigation. However, the Earth they have returned has already passed the time of 20,000 years, and has become an unknown world with the ecosystem reigned by Godzilla.
At the end, will human beings win back the Earth? And what will Haruo see beyond his fate?"
Godzilla: Monster Planet stars Mamoru Miyano, Takashiro Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa, Tomokazu Sugita, Yuki Kaji and Junichi Suwabe. Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita are serving as directors from an original story/screenplay from Gen Urobuchi and Sadayuki Murai.