Last October, Netflix announced that it had given a green light to the all-new anime series Godzilla Singular Point– and now, viewers are getting an extended look at what's to come with the official trailer. Set to premiere globally in June 2021, the series stems from director Atsushi Takahashi (Doraemon the Movie 2017: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi) and features a brand new cast and original storyline set in a universe apart from Netflix's three previously released anime films. Combining hand-drawn and CG animation styles, the series is produced by anime studio bones (My Hero Academia) in partnership with studio Orange, (Beastars, Land of the Lustrous).
Here's a look at the 13-episode anime Godzilla Singular Point, set to hit the streaming service this summer:
Joining Takahashi on the creative team is an impressive line-up talent including Kan Sawada, composer for countless "Doraemon" films and series such as Yowamushi Pedal; Japanese science-fiction novelist Toh Enjoe, making his TV debut as editor and writer for the series; Kazue Kato, creator of Blue Exorcist and the hit comic currently serialized in Jump Square will serve as the character designer; and animator Eiji Yamamori from Studio Ghibli (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, The Wind Rises) will supply the Kaiju design.
Godzilla: Singular Point is far from the streaming service's first deep dive into the popular franchise, continuing to expand Netflix's animated "King of the Monsters" universe. In 2017, the streaming service released anime films Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, followed up in 2018 with Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle and Godzilla: The Planet Eater.
bones was founded by Sunrise staff members Masahiko Minami, Hiroshi Ousaka, and Toshihiro Kawamoto in October 1998. The company's name was originally inspired by the idea "to create animations with bones" and it continues to produce high-quality visual works today. bones is renowned for its dynamic animated action sequences such as robot animations which continue to attract fans around the world. They are considered one of the most notable anime studios in the world today. They have produced numerous titles, including My Hero Academia, Psalms of Planets Eureka seveN, and Netflix's original anime series Carole & Tuesday.
Established in 2004 and founded by famed CG animator Eiji Inomoto, Orange is a Japanese animation studio based in Musashino, Tokyo that specializes in the production of 3DCG animation. The studio is known for its exaggerated 3D and directing style, which differs from the traditional movement often found in CG works. In 2017, the studio produced Land of the Lustrous. In 2018 Orange released Monster Strike The Movie 2 Sora no Kanata to theaters. Orange has led Marui Group's original animation Sobae and the IDOLiSH7 Music Video. In 2019 they launched their first Netflix original anime series Beastars globally.