Anime Review: Godzilla Singular Point (2021). besides Dynazenon, spring 2021 has an anime with a kaiju theme, namely Godzilla. Singular Point’s version of Godzilla airs on Netflix. For some people, you may already be familiar with the story of the giant monster that emerged from the sea. Is the story of Godzilla Singular Point so interesting? We see the review below.
Synopsis Godzilla Singular Point (Godzilla: S.P): This anime tells the story of a talented Young Genius in the fields of Programming and Technology named Arikawa Yun. He and his team try to uncover very mysterious events and strange relics that are nearby.
Yun and a young researcher named Mei try to uncover all these strange events. There are only a few clues that can be used such as giant skulls, strange songs, electric currents, monsters, and a few connected objects. All these clues are a mystery because there is no clear information about all of them.
They all faced an unprecedented threat. This enormous threat can only be faced by Yun, Mei, and all of his team.
English: Godzilla Singular Point
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2021, to Jun 24, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Thursdays at 22:30 (JST)
Genres: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Celebration for kaiju history
Whether you are a Godzilla serial otaku or not, you will appreciate this film. This can be seen by the totality of the staff in making this anime. The concept of the Godzilla Singular Point was the appearance of mysterious red dust that summoned all kinds of primordial monsters from the sea.
Please note that the monsters that appear here are new versions of the classic kaiju. Examples such as Rodan, Manda, and Anguirus were then added with new creatures whose inspiration was from their innovative predecessors such as Kamanga, Salunga, Godzilla Aquatilis, and Amphibia. The two studios, Bones and Orange, managed to bring the world of anime to life in the future with high-quality animation. The use of 2D and 3D techniques is also made so well that the audience may not notice the difference.
Pretty random plot
You could say this anime has a weakness in terms of story plots that don’t make sense. Even so, there are interesting characters like Mei. He is a clumsy but courageous graduate student. Plus, he wanted to prove to Yun that they were experts and played an important role in the kaiju invasion.
In addition, there are side characters like Jet Jaguar who continue to develop alongside a suspicious journalist. Despite that, the great scientific mystery they were all trying to solve to defeat Godzilla was simply beyond comprehension. Lots of complicated terms like what is an Orthogonal Diagonalizer with timelines or other confusing things.
The Godzilla Singular Point anime is one of the anime that I know from a joke during the announcement of this anime, where the joke says that Gintoki from Gintama has now moved to the Godzilla world after the Gintama series “finished”. I still remember that joke, but of course, there are other reasons why I was interested in watching this anime because I was looking forward to the anime version of Godzilla after enjoying the Godzilla trilogy in 2017. Especially the 2D visuals displayed by the announcement poster made me even more interested. this project is produced by studio BONES and also studio Orange.
The first time I watched this anime, I had only one impression, “irreplaceable dizziness”. I don’t know maybe because I watched it. After all, I was tired or maybe there was a lot of information received at that time, not to mention the many fast-paced conversations. This dizzy feeling of information takes place right at the beginning of the premiere episode. I don’t know if I was immediately confused about what was going on, not to mention that the transition felt right away without any further ado, the story immediately started with a mystery. Even so, I liked it quite a bit, and made me want to come back to watch the same episode again so I don’t miss important information for the next episode.
Maybe I can say that this Godzilla Singular Point anime shines very well in terms of its scientific storyline and also its animation. It’s very rare for me to see an anime that dedicates its topic in terms of science, even though in this first episode there are still more questions than answers. However, these questions have fostered curiosity either by talking with friends or looking for similar information on the internet. In terms of animation, I like the visual direction brought by this anime, the minimalist and cute style here is the main attraction for me, this visual also blends well with 3D animation. Moreover, this anime is also performed by the opening and closing theme songs which are very memorable.
Closing this short comment, I personally highly recommend the Godzilla Singular Point anime, especially to those of you who like kaijuu and science-based anime. There are so many scientific discussions that are presented in this anime and this anime places a lot of emphasis on the mystery as well, so that each episode feels unique and special, especially to be discussed with friends who are sci-fi fans as well.
Although Godzilla Singular Point uses scientific terms that seem far-fetched, this anime is still entertaining. Moreover, the design of Godzilla and various other monsters is good, especially for those of you who are kaiju fans.