Netflix already debuted the anime in Japan on March 25, and the anime later had its television premiere on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, BS11 and Sun TV on April 1. Every episode will premiere on Netflix in Japan first before its television broadcast.
The cast includes (Note: Some character name romanizations are not official):
Yume Miyamoto as Mei Kamino
Shōya Ishige as Yun Arikawa
Tarō Kiuchi as Haberu Katō, Yun’s best friend
Wataru Takagi as Gorō Ōtaki, a scientist renowned worldwide
Ayako Takeuchi as Satomi Kanahara
Misaki Kuno as Pero 2, a dog-type artificial intelligence
Rie Kugimiya as Jung, an AI installed on Yun’s smartphone
Yōhei Azakami as Shunya Satō, a bureaucrat from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jin Urayama as Tsunetomo Yamamoto
Kotori Koiwai as Yukie Kanoko
Kenichi Suzumura as Takehiro Kai, a self-proclaimed independent journalist
Kaho Kouda as Keiei Lee
Ryotaro Okiayu as Bayler “BB” Barn, the head of the India-based Upala Research Institute
Runa Onodera as Rina Barn
Tomoyuki Shimura as Yoshiyasu Matsubara
Hiromichi Tezuka as Makita K. Nakagawa
Masako Isobe as Tilda Mira
Kenta Miyake as Michael Steven
The story will follow “the young geniuses Mei Kamino, a female researcher, and Yun Arikawa, a male engineer, as they take on an unprecedented threat with their companions.”
The anime will have 13 episodes.
Atsushi Takahashi (Blue Exorcist movie, Doraemon the Movie: “Kachi-Kochi” Nobita’s Great Adventure in the Antarctic, Rideback) is directing the series at BONES and Orange, which are collaborating to combine “hand-drawn and CG animation styles.” Japanese science-fiction novelist Toh Enjoe (The Empire of Corpses) is supervising and writing the scripts in his first television project. Kazue Katō, creator of the Blue Exorcist manga, is drafting the original character designs. Eiji Yamamori (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, The Wind Rises key animator) is designing the Kaiju monsters. Satoshi Ishino (Date A Live, Excel Saga, No. 6) is adapting Kazue Katō‘s original character designs for animation. Kan Sawada (Doraemon films, Yowamushi Pedal) is composing the music. Ryuichi Ikeuchi, Yuushi Koshida, and Masashi Suzuki are directing the CG, and Kensuke Yamamoto is directing the visual effects.
Netflix previously debuted a Godzilla anime film trilogy between November 2017 and November 2018.
The iconic TOHO monster previously inspired the 1978 American animated series Godzilla, the two-part Susume! Godzilland educational animation in 1994 and 1996, the 1998 American animated Godzilla: The Series, and the 2018 animated Tadaima! Chibi Godzilla shorts for the web and theaters.