A new Netflix project is in the works with the Gamera -Rebirth- property, which was announced at the end of January 2023. It’s being set as a six-episode series that will focus on a fight against five kaiju. There’s been some fun updates and visuals over the last few months and with a September 7th, 2023 premiere set for it recently, the latest update comes from Kadokawa where they have a fun minute-long “confidential” making-of piece for it. It looks like it’s the sixth in the series and while it’s not subtitled there’s some gorgeous material in it to check out.
Hiroyuki Seshita is directing it with Keisuke Ide assisting from the series composition by Kenta Ihara and Hiroshi Seko. Atsushi Tamura is handling the character designs with ENGI working on the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Hisako Kanemoto as Boko
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Joe
- Aki Toyosaki as Junichi
- Subaru Kimura as Brody
- Saori Hayami as Emiko
- Mamoru Miyano as Tazaki
The opening theme song is “Natsuake” while the ending is “FLY & DIVE” with WANIMA performing both of them.
Check out the official site and Twitter.
Plot Concept: The last summer. Friends. And Kaiju–. In the summer of 1989, Boko, Joe, and Junichi, all sixth grade elementary school students, were having their last summer vacation. Each of them is worried about their future. Brody, the son of a US military commander, appears before the three of them and steals away the money they have saved together. Boko and his friends are furious and plan a plan to get their money back. As they are about to carry out the plan, the town is threatened. The kaiju Gyaos suddenly attacks Tokyo. The four are petrified in a town ruined by Gyaos. As Gyaos sets its sights on them, a huge kaiju appears. Its name is Gamera. This is the beginning of their “Summer of Kaiju.” Kaiju appear one after another, and Gamera fights back despite his wounds. The boys witness the legend.
Previous promos and visuals: