He is coming. Singular point of Godzilla. June 2021. pic.twitter.com/lwiHxAunhv
– NX (@NXOnNetflix) April 13, 2021
Atsushi Takahashi is the series director, and he’s joined by a creative team that includes composer Doraemon Kan Sawada, sci-fi novelist turned writer and editor Toh EnJoe, and Studio Ghibli host Eiji Yamamori who created an all new Godzilla design for the story. The project is produced by Bones, the anime studio behind My Hero Academia, in partnership with Orange.
Last year, Netflix has announced plans to produce more anime content after noting exceptional usage of anime streaming on the platform, with statistics showing that more than 100 million households around the world watched at least one anime title on Netflix between October 2019 and September 2020 – a noted increase of more than 50% compared to the figures of the previous year.
Godzilla Singular Point is just the latest addition to a growing list of Godzilla titles in the Netflix library, following the success of the streamer’s list of animated films based on the classic Japanese monster, including Godzilla: The Planet. Monsters of 2017, Godzilla of 2018: City on the Edge of Battle and Godzilla: The Planet Eater, also released in 2018.
IGN’s opinion on Godzilla: The Planet Eater praised the film for providing an “emotionally satisfying conclusion” to an “uneven” animated trilogy. In our article, we also gave credit to the last chapter for offering “an emotional reward” that made “the trilogy as a whole much better when viewed as the conclusion of a single, ambitious long story.”
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Adele Ankers is a freelance entertainment journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.