Netflix U.S. announced on Wednesday that it will debut Godzilla: The Planet Eater (Godzilla: Hoshi wo Kū Mono), the third and final film in the Godzilla anime film trilogy, on January 9. Netflix will also debut a separate film with the title Godzilla on January 1, but it did not specify which one.
Godzilla: The Planet Eater opened in 158 Japanese theaters on November 9 and ranked #6 in its opening weekend.
The website describes the film’s story in English:
20,000 years into the future, the Earth is ruled by Godzilla. Pitted against him are the straggling remnants of the human race. The final chapter, Godzilla: The Planet Eater, finds the Mechagodzilla city, the peak of scientific evolution and mankind’s best hope, burned to cinders. Godzilla Earth reigns supreme but he has one more challenge: the winged creature, KING GHIDORAH.
Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare and other Detective Conan movies, Fist of the North Star: The Legend of Kenshirô, Fist of the North Star: The Legend of Toki) and Hiroyuki Seshita (Ajin, Knights of Sidonia) directed the films at Polygon Pictures. Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass) of Nitroplus is credited with the story concept and screenplay. Urobuchi was also responsible for series composition with Yūsuke Kozaki.
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (Godzilla: Kaijū Wakusei), the first film, opened in Japan last November. Netflix began streaming the film worldwide on January 17. The second film in the trilogy, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (Godzilla: Kessen Kidō Zōshoku Toshi), opened in Japan on May 18, and Netflix began streaming the film worldwide on July 18.