The new anime Godzilla franchise is progressing rapidly, and after recently learning about the release date of the series’ next installment, we can now report on the official English title and actual plot of the film.
According to Godzilla-Movies.com, the sequel to Godzilla: Monster Planet (called simply Godzilla in the U.S.) will be called Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle in English, and as expected, the film will feature Harou and the rest of the human rebels continuing their battle against the massive “Godzilla Earth.” The movie will also reveal a new origin story for Mechagodzilla, who is now built of a special anti-Godzilla nanometal as the ultimate Godzilla-killer. Here’s the admittedly longwinded plot synopsis:
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.
The film’s poster gives a little bit of a preview of the upcoming battle between Godzilla Earth and Mechagodzilla, and if these creatures are to scale, then Mechagodzilla might be the biggest movie monster we’ve ever seen, as he absolutely dwarfs the already enormous and jacked Godzilla Earth.
The battle hits theaters in Japan on May 18, and will roll out worldwide on Netflix shortly thereafter.