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Godzilla: Planet Of The Monsters Anime Movie Coming to Netflix on January 17th

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While we wait to see the King of the Monsters return to the big screen in live-action form, Toho and Polygon Pictures are bringing the radioactive reptile 20,000 years into the future in the new anime movie Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, coming soon to Netflix around the world following its theatrical release in Japan.

On Twitter, Netflix Japan confirmed that Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters will be released on the streaming service globally on January 17th.

The first of three films in a planned Godzilla animated trilogy, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters is expected to be followed by a sequel that will feature Mecha Godzilla, according to ComicBook.com.

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates, and watch the latest trailer for Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters below. Will you be streaming it on Netflix?

"Since it was first released as a feature film in 1954, “Godzilla” has become a
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‘Shin Godzilla’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Ôsugi, Akira Emoto, Kengo Kôra, Mikako Ichikawa, Jun Kunimura, Pierre Taki, Kyûsaku Shimada, Ken Mitsuishi, Shingo Tsurumi, Kimiko Yo | Written by Hideaki Anno | Directed by Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi

Godzilla, officially The King of the Monsters, returns to his Japanese roots following the 2014 Gareth Edwards directed Us film in Shin Godzilla. Set in present-day Japan, the film sees an unexplained seismic event occur off the coast of Shinagawa, causing ripple effects all the way to the capital. Ministers scramble to figure out what’s going on but only cabinet secretary Rando Yaguchi knows what the audience already does. That Godzilla has majestically returned and has his fire-breathing, stomping sights on Tokyo once more…

It’s hard to belive that Godzilla, such a symbol of the nuclear fallout of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; and (to a lesser extent) the Daigo
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Details on how you could be in Pacific Rim Uprising!

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Ever since 1995, when director Hideaki Anno's Neon Genesis Evangelion made its debut, I've had dreams of one day piloting my own skyscraper-sized mech. Obviously, we're a long ways off from that dream becoming a reality, if it ever at all. Thankfully, the fine people over at Legendary and Universal Pictures have launched a new contest for Pacific Rim Uprising that will allow two very dedicated... Read More...
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Giveaway – Win Shin Godzilla

Hideaki Anno’s Shin Godzilla comes to Blu-ray and DVD here in the UK on December 4th, and thanks to Manga Entertainment we have two copies to give away (one Blu-ray, one DVD) along with mini ‘Chirashi-style’ film posters! Read on for details of how to enter!

See Also: Read our review of Shin Godzilla here

When a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side—the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.

Order now via Amazon UK.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, December 3rd. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…
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Blu-ray Review – Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, 1984.

Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Featuring the voice talents of Alison Lohman, Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, Edward James Olmos,and Shia Labeouf.


GKids has secured the new home video distributor contract for Studio Ghibli films, and they’ve released a big batch of them on Blu-ray, with more bonus features than what was found on the earlier Blu discs. This review covers Nausicaä’ of the Valley of the Wind, which was Hayao Miyazaki’s first movie, although it predated the creation of Studio Ghibli.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is famed Japanese anime director Hayao Miyazaki’s debut movie, which is an adaptation of his manga of the same name. It was released prior to Miyazaki’s founding of Studio Ghibli, but it’s now part of the company’s stable of films, so it fell under the deal
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‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Director and Producer on the Heritage of Studio Ghibli and the Birth of Studio Ponoc

Mary and the Witch’s Flower, based on the 1971 children’s novel The Little Broomstick, is the first film from Studio Ponoc, a new Japanese animation studio founded by Yoshiaki Nishimura. Nishimura previously worked at the revered Studio Ghibli, where he produced The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and When Marnie Was There. To build Ponoc, he brought along other Ghibli veterans, including Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who helmed Mary. In his time as an animator, Yonebayashi worked as an artist on such films as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Ponyo, eventually progressing to directing The Secret World of Arrietty and Marnie. With the help of a translator, we spoke to Nishimura and Yonebayashi about Mary and the Witch’s Flower and their new studio’s growing pains.

The Film Stage: What made you pick this project as the first feature for Studio Ponoc?

Yoshiaki Nishimura: At the end of 2014, Studio Ghibli closed its production division,
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‘Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone’ and the Indisputable Mastery of Hideaki Anno

Looking back on this still-young century makes clear that 2007 was a major time for cinematic happenings — and, on the basis of this retrospective, one we’re not quite through with ten years on. One’s mind might quickly flash to a few big titles that will be represented, but it is the plurality of both festival and theatrical premieres that truly surprises: late works from old masters, debuts from filmmakers who’ve since become some of our most-respected artists, and mid-career turning points that didn’t necessarily announce themselves as such at the time. Join us as an assembled team, many of whom were coming of age that year, takes on their favorites.

In the world of Japanese pop auteurs, there are few rising stars as unpredictably eclectic, temperamental, and consistently fascinating as Hideaki Anno. Anno began his professional life in the early 1980s as a young animator working literally
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New Trailer for Toho’s Animated Godzilla Movie Reveals Pivotal Showdown in the Future

Before Godzilla returns to the big screen in live-action form, you can see the radioactive reptile wreak havoc in Toho's new animated Godzilla movie that will be released on Netflix after a theatrical run in Japan. The Japanese trailer for the film takes you into the future for an epic showdown between humans and the creature who now rules their world.

"Since it was first released as a feature film in 1954, “Godzilla” has become a colossal cultural icon loved by millions around the world. The 2016 release of “Shin Godzilla”, directed by Hideaki Anno, reinvigorated the franchise with a novel and realistic depiction of the iconic monster story, earning 82.5 million Us dollars at the box-office and capturing the imagination of new and old fans alike. Now in 2017, Godzilla evolves in an unexpected direction as a feature-length animated film.

The animated movie takes the franchise into uncharted territory -- a harsh world
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Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla Resurgence) movie review: big in Japan

MaryAnn’s quick take… Toho’s reboot of its most famous kaiju is, amidst intense monster action, a bitter satire on bureaucracy and a cautionary tale about humanity’s collective folly. I’m “biast” (pro): love a good monster movie

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

This is unprecedented!” a government functionary announces as a hideous giant sea monster is crawling through Tokyo and wreaking unspeakable damage. But is it? Well, yes: with Shin Godzilla — aka Shin Gojira, aka Godzilla Resurgence — legendary Japanese studio Toho fully reboots its most famous monster. In the world of this movie, Tokyo has never before seen a kaiju attack. (Nor, it would seem, has anywhere else on the planet.) In the world of kaiju movies, we’ve never seen anything quite like this: there are no subplots, no romance, no distraction of any kind from the disaster at hand.
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‘Shin Godzilla’ vs. Parliament: Man, Machine, and Monster in Hideaki Anno’s Rapid-Fire Spectacle

Often forgotten in the six decades since the release of the original Godzilla (1954) and its 1956 American recut is the somber, even funerary tone which pervades those scenes not showcasing its titular monster. Released not even a full decade after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which concluded World War II, the film was stunningly blunt with its nuclear metaphor in ways that penetrated the veil of genre pulp: scenes of radiation victims and refugee shelters overcrowded with legions of the dead and dying still have the power to rattle contemporary audiences, never mind those for whom the real thing exists in living memory. Certain scenes likewise exude melancholy beauty that belies the film’s reputation as monster-movie camp: a mournful schoolchildren’s choir undercuts a montage of urban ruins and a major character’s fateful decision; Godzilla’s ultimate defeat is more elegiac than triumphant, as the beast gracefully
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New to Streaming: ‘Alien: Covenant,’ ‘Shin Godzilla,’ ‘Adaptation,’ ‘Slack Bay,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Adaptation (Spike Jonze)

It’s almost depressing to rewatch Adaptation in 2016, because it’s a reminder of how strong an actor Nicolas Cage is when he actually invests himself in good projects. It was soon after this that his career went off the rails, but he’s remarkably impressive here, playing the dual roles of Charlie Kaufman and his fictional twin brother, Donald. As much a mind-fuck as any other Kaufman screenplay,
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Netflix Picks Up 12 New Anime Series Projects and Godzilla Movie; Watch Some Trailers!

Netflix is going all in on anime as they add the eagerly anticipated Godzilla movie and 12 other projects to their slate of upcoming programming. Deadline says in addition to the series the network is also overseeing the development of Cannon Busters, Devilman Crybaby, B: The Beginning, and Knights Of The Zodiac: Saint Seiya just to name a few.

The Godzilla and Saint Seiya grabs really show that Netflix is working to grab their Western audience who loves anime, but with competitors like Crunchyroll and Funimation (who was recently bought by Sony) in the mix, who knows if they'll be able to compete on that front. Time will tell, but the addition of so many projects seems promising for the future of anime on the platform.

Below you'll find details photos and some trailer for the anime projects that Netflix has picked up!

Cannon Busters

Created, directed and executive produced
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‘Shin Godzilla’ stomps across UK shores this Summer

Hey all you Og Godzilla fans, we have some pretty awesome news for you all… Well all you UK guys that is. Today we got some fantastic news from the folks at Manga UK and felt like we just had to share it with you!

That’s right Shin Godzilla, the 29th installment of the long running franchise, Finally is making its way to the UK shores and guess what… It’s even hitting the cinemas! Now it is only going to be a short lived run, so if your a true fan you will need to book tickets as soon as you have read all this awesome newsy goodness.

From the press release:

Godzilla makes land fall in the UK this August with the theatrical release of Shin Godzilla from Toho Company, Ltd. Today, Manga Entertainment revealed that Shin Godzilla will roar into cinemas for a limited engagement on Thursday 10th August.
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Shin Godzilla gets a UK release date and trailer

Manga Entertainment has announced that Shin Godzilla is set to roar into UK cinemas for a limited release on Thursday, August 10th, with tickets now available for pre-purchase on the official film website. Check out the new UK trailer below…

See Also: Read our review of Shin Godzilla here

Co-directed by Hideaki Anno (creator of Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (director of Toho’s 2015 Attack on Titan live action movies), Shin Godzilla is the 29th Godzilla film produced by Toho and represents a brand new chapter in the 62-year history of this celebrated movie monster. The film stars Hiroki Hasegawa and Satomi Ishihara – both also from the Attack on Titan live action movies – as well as Yutaka Takenouchi.

“We are very thrilled to finally be bringing Shin Godzilla to UK audiences this August,” said Andrew Hewson, Marketing Manager of Manga Entertainment. “The Godzilla franchise is one of the most iconic in
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"Twin Peaks," Episode 8 Recap: Did You Like That Song?

Twin Peaks Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering David Lynch and Mark Frost's limited, 18-episode continuation of the Twin Peaks television series."Did you like that song?" the boy (Xolo Mariduena) asks the girl (Tikaeni Faircrest). His words are hesitant and tentative—tinged with naiveté, therefore open and earnest. "Yes," the girl replies, playing along with the courtship ritual. "I did like that song." Yet there's a sense in the slight pause between his question and her answer that she could say anything. That awkward dead space is filled with possibilities—positive, negative and in-between. And what excitement there is in that. This exchange comes toward the end of Part 8 of Mark Frost and David Lynch's revived Twin Peaks, though the quiet beauty of the moment is offset by the many horrors (and wonders) that precede it…and that, will indeed, follow it. It's easy
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Tokyo film festival turns spotlight on Keiichi Hara

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Tokyo film festival turns spotlight on Keiichi Hara
Director of Colorful and Miss Hokusai selected for Tiff’s annual Animation Focus section.

This year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (Tiff, Oct 25-Nov 3) will highlight the work of Miss Hokusai director Keiichi Hara in its Animation Focus section.

Tiff said Hara had been chosen due to his “increased international recognition” as well as “his ability to combine a strong auteurist approach with commercial appeal”. The festival, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, also observed that this year marks the 100th anniversary of Japanese animation.

Full details of the titles selected for ‘The World of Keiichi Hara’ will be announced at the same time as the Tiff line-up in September. The animation focus will include screenings of Hara’s animated films and TV works, along with live action films. Screenings will be followed by panel sessions with special guests.

Following his early work on hit series such as Doraemon and Crayon Shin-chan, Hara started
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Shin Godzilla to Roar on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD in the Us This August

After stomping into theaters across the world last year, Shin Godzilla is going to make house calls in the Us this summer when FUNimation Entertainment releases the movie on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on August 1st.

You can view the cover art and special features for the Us home media release of Shin Godzilla below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead and Funimation for more updates.

Directed by Shinji Higuchi and Hideaki Anno, Shin Godzilla stars Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, and Satomi Ishihara.

Synopsis and Special Features (via Blu-ray.com): Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen—Godzilla! The King of the Monsters is back in Tokyo for a city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise.

It's a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing
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40th Japanese Academy Awards

The ceremony took place in the Grand Prince Hotel, in Tokyo, on the 3d of March and the winners were:

Best Picture: Godzilla Resurgence (Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi)

Best Animated Film: In this corner of the World (Sunao Katabuchi)

Best Director: Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi (Godzilla Resurgence)

Best Screenplay: Makoto Shinkai (Your Name)

Best Actor: Koichi Sato (64: Part I)

Best Actress: Rie Miyazawa (Her Love Boils Water)

Best Supporting Actor: Satoshi Tsumabaki (Rage)

Best Supporting Actress: Hana Sugisaki (Her Love Boils Water)

Best Cinematography: Kosuke Yamada (Godzilla Resurgence)

Best Lighting Direction: Takayuki Kawabe (Godzilla Resurgence)

Best Music: Radwimps (Your Name)

Best Art Direction: Yuji Hayashida & Eri Sakujima (Godzilla Resurgence)

Best Sound Recording: Jun Nakamura & Haru Yamada (Godzilla Resurgence)

Best Film Editing: Hideaki Anno and Atsuki Sato (Godzilla Resurgence)

Best Foreign Language Film: Sully

Newcomer of the Year: Hana Sugisaki (Her Love Boils Bathwater), Mitsuki Takahata (Evergreen Love,
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Hideaki Anno Was Referring to Netflix’s ‘Godzilla’

Hideaki Anno Was Referring to Netflix’s ‘Godzilla’
While a sequel to Shin Godzilla is inevitable, co-director Hideaki Anno’s announcement this weekend was in reference to the forthcoming Netflix feature about the King of all Monsters. Khara took to Twitter to clarify (in Japanese): また、一部で誤解が生じているようですが「次回の『ゴジラ』シリーズ」とは「アニメのゴジラやハリウッド版のタイトル等」を指しており、庵野秀明が『シン・ゴジラ』の続編を手掛けるということではございません。 #シンゴジラ #シン・ゴジラ #ゴジエヴァ交響楽 — 株式会社カラー (@khara_inc) March 23, 2017 The tweet clarifies that Hideaki Anno’s announcement was in […]
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Hideaki Anno Confirmed to Not Be Working On a Shin Godzilla Sequel

Yesterday, we posted that Hideaki Anno announced another entry in the Godzilla franchise during a concert event where music from Shin Godzilla and Neon Genesis Evangelion was played. During that event, a message was shown on screen that seemed to… Continue Reading →

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