Godzilla Singular Point (Japanese: ゴジラ S.P ＜シンギュラポイント＞, Hepburn: Gojira Shingyura Pointo) is a Japanese animetelevision series co-produced by the animation studios Bones and Orange. Licensed by Netflix and directed by Atsushi Takahashi, the series premiered on March 25, 2021 on Netflix in Japan, and on Tokyo MXand other channels on April 1 to June 24, 2021.
The setting is Nigashio City, Chiba Prefecturein the year 2030. Engineer Yun Arikawa of the local “do-it-all” shop Otaki Factory investigates happenings in a Western-style house, long thought abandoned. Mei Kamino, a graduate student studying imaginary creatures, investigates mysterious signals received from Misakioku, the former Tsuguno district’s administrative building. These two strangers, visiting completely different places as part of completely different investigations, both hear the same song. As they become united, they are led into a battle beyond imagination involving the whole world. Godzilla Singular Point features a brand new staff and original story which depicts the young geniuses they take on this unprecedented threat to the universe with their companions.
The overall story is a bit wonky and hard to follow. However, the kaiju action depicted here is the best ever in a Godzilla anime. Despite not really appearing all too much in his own series, Godzilla is depicted as an unstoppable force of nature. Like Shin Godzilla, the creature goes through various mutation forms before turning into the King of the Monsters we all know and love.
The series kind of cherry picks various kaiju and injects them into the series. Some have minor alterations while others are completely changed. Rodan is shown more as herald of doom and in massive numbers. Megalon appears as a group of insectoid creatures. Angirus, like Godzilla, goes through various forms of mutation. Even Gabara from the much maligned “All Monsters Attack” shows up. But it’s fan favorite Jet Jaguar that takes center stage for a large chunk of the series and has never looked better.
Anime is usually more miss than hit for me, but GSP ranks right up there with Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, and One Punch Man. The animation beautifully blends 2D animation with 3D animation and both really compliment each other.
Peppered throughout the series are little Easter eggs and references for longtime Godzilla fans. Seeing them is a new reward for the hardcore Zilla fans.
The after credit scene in the last episode teases some awesome stuff to come so hopefully a second season is in the cards.
In closing GSP is a fun and action packed anime. Like I said the plot can be a little wonky at points but who cares when you got cool giant monsters and Jet Jaguar!
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You will want to devour all the amazing Kaiju action in Godzilla Singular Point!