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GODZILLA is Getting a New Manga Serial in 2018

GODZILLA is Getting a New Manga Serial in 2018

Last month, moviegoers in Japan had the opportunity to see Godzilla‘s first anime film, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (a.k.a. Godzilla: Kaiju Wakusei), storm into theaters with a unique vision of the iconic giant monster. And while fans in the U.S. are eagerly awaiting the film’s debut on Netflix, Toho has revealed that Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters is getting its own manga serial as well.

Via Anime News Network, Youth Kurahashi (Summer Hero) will be adapting Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters as a serial in Shonen Jump and the Z web site starting in March 2018. But it won’t simply be a rehash of the film, as the report indicates that the manga will add original elements and additional story details that weren’t in the anime. It will also explore the past of the main characters, and possibly shed some light on how Godzilla’s world changed so drastically.

The premise of Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters is that humanity was forced to evacuate the Earth due to the rise of the kaiju, including Godzilla himself. However, an attempt to find a new home in space came up empty, and the survivors returned to Earth 20,000 years later only to discover that the planet now truly belongs to the monsters. Additionally, Godzilla is still alive and he’s much larger than ever before. The fight to take back the Earth is only getting started, and it’s going to unfold over the course of three movies.

As previously revealed, the next film in the Godzilla anime franchise will reintroduce MechaGodzilla when it hits Japanese theaters in 2018. Perhaps the manga adaptation will also lay the groundwork for that battle, or even continue the story up to that point. We’ll find out more when the serial begins next year.

Are you excited about Godzilla’s new manga serial? Let out a mighty roar in the comment section below!

Images: Toho 

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