Legendary Japanese studio Toho announced last August that monster movie icon Godzilla would be starring in his first animated feature. Now, the first six voice cast members have been announced and the first batch of concept art revealed via the project’s official website, godzilla-anime.com.
Godzilla will feature the voices of Yuki Kaji (Attack on Titan, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), Takahiro Sakurai (Digimon Adventure tri., Naruto Shippuden), Mamoru Miyano (Final Fantasy: Kingsglaive, Assassination Classroom), Junichi Suwabe (Black Butler, Space Dandy), Kana Hanazawa (Your Name., The Garden of Words) and Tomokazu Sugita (ClassicaLoid, Food Wars). All six cast members are set to appear at AnimeJapan 2017 in March, according to Anime News Network.
Knights of Sidonia series director and co-director Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita are helming the film, from a script by graphic novel and Tokyo Anime Award-winning screenwriter Gen Urobuchi (Maho Shojo Madoka Magica). While the supersized lizard has appeared in numerous animated TV series and specials, this will be his big-screen anime debut.
Toho and Polygon Pictures are aiming for a theatrical release in Japan this year.