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Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle
GODZILLA 決戦機動増殖都市 (Godzilla: Kessen Kidō Zōshoku Toshi)

Synopsis

Humanity's desperate battle to reclaim the Earth from Godzilla continues. The key to defeating the King of the Monsters may be Mechagodzilla, a robotic weapon thought to have been lost nearly 20,000 years ago.

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Rating

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Animation

  • Animation quality and consistency for that time. 

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Story

  • How well the story flows and keeps you engaged.

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Overview

Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (GODZILLA 決戦機動増殖都市 Gojira: Kessen Kidō Zōshoku Toshi, also known as Godzilla Part 2: City on the Edge of Battle) is a 2018 Japanese computer-animated science fiction kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced by Toho Animation and animated by Polygon Pictures, in association with Netflix. It is the 33rd film in the Godzilla franchise, the 31st Godzilla film produced by Toho, and the second entry in the anime trilogy. It is a sequel to Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters and is co-directed by Kōbun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita. The film was released theatrically in Japan on May 18, 2018, and released worldwide on Netflix on July 18, 2018.

Alternative titles

– Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle
– Godzilla Part 2: City on the Edge of Battle
– GODZILLA 決戦機動増殖都市
– Godzilla: Kessen Kidō Zōshoku Toshi
– Godzilla: Cidade no Limiar da Batalha
– Godzilla: Ciudad al filo de la batalla
– GODZILLA: Battle Mobile Proliferation City
– GODZILLA: The City Mechanized for the Final Battle
– アニゴジ2
– AniGoji 2

TL;DR Review

Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (GODZILLA 決戦機動増殖都市 Gojira: Kessen Kidō Zōshoku Toshi) is a 2018 Japanese computer-animated science fiction kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced by Toho Animation and animated by Polygon Pictures, in association with Netflix.

This movie continues where part 1, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, left off. The second movie explored that not all enemies are apparent. Again, we see a slight twist on a well-known kaiju, Mechagodzilla. In previous Godzilla movies, Mechagodzilla is just a mechanical version of Godzilla. In this interpretation, however, he is a living metal entity.

The animation is consistent with the first movie, and so is the pacing, which is a good thing. I didn’t feel bored and the movie kept me engaged from start to finish. If you enjoy the first movie, you will definitely enjoy this one. The anime contains graphic violence and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.

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Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Closing Theme

Movie 1

  1. “WHITE OUT” by Xai

Movie 2

  1. “The Sky Falls” by Xai

Movie 3

  1. “Live and Die” by Xai

Insert Song

Movie 3

  1. “Evergreen” by Xai
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Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle

A collection of notable videos, ranging from a fan-created trailer, music video, opening, and ending clip.

Eliott Leland
"This planet can go to hell."
Takeshi J. Hamamoto
"This could be good news. With that much time, the ecosystem must have changed. Not even Godzilla..."
Martin Lazzari
" Would living organisms go through such a change, even if 10,000 years have passed? We collected and analyzed the forest's plants, and by using carbon dating, I know how much time has passed. And it looks to be within a 50-year range of 19,200 years."
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