Netflix has secured international distribution rights for Japan’s Toho film studio’s “Godzilla.” Fans would be delighted to know that the first-ever Godzilla anime movie will soon be available for Netflix subscribers worldwide.

The anime will initially get a theatrical run in its home country on March 26 before it hits Netflix screens around the globe. It is expected to sweep the Japanese Academy Prize’s annual award ceremony.

The official release date for the anime movie on Netflix is yet to be announced. But it is likely that it hits the small screens before March ends after its Japanese theatrical debut. It's also possible that the anime film will land on Netflix in the first weeks of April.

The upcoming Godzilla anime movie was under the direction of Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita. The script was written by “Madoka Magika’s” Gen Urobuchi. The anime film comes from Toho and Polygon Pictures, which specialise in CG-based projects such as “Knights Of Sidonia,” one of Netflix’s latest forays into the world of anime.

Seshita said in a statement that he was excited to work with other directors for the project. “I’m thrilled to collaborate with two very talented colleagues, Mr Gen Urobuchi and director Kobun Shizuno to bring to life a unique vision of a universal human drama set in an epic world,” Netflix quoted him saying.

No promotional clip has been released for the upcoming anime movie yet, but a concept art is out to tease fans about should be expected from the anime. The image hints that Godzilla will be discovered by scientists or the military, much like King Kong was discovered in film adaptations.

The anime film features the voices of Yuki Kaji (“Attack on Titan,” “AJIN: Demi-Human”), Takahiro Sakurai (“AJIN: Demi-Human,” “BLAME!”), Tomokazu Sugita (“Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker,” “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure”), Junichi Suwabe (“Nodame Cantabile,” “Prince of Tennis”), Kana Hanazawa (“BLAME!,” “Psycho-Pass”) and Mamoru Miyano (“AJIN: Demi-Human,” “The Seven Deadly Sins”). A Godzilla anime movie is a breath of fresh air for several fans. The popular creature has been around for more than six decades and not once appeared in an anime.

The creature was born from innovators Ishirō Honda and Eiji Tsuburaya at Toho. By the time that the American version of “Godzilla Raids Again” was being developed, the giant monster’s name was changed to “Gigantis.” The move was initiated by producer Paul Schreibman. The anime’s release in Australia is yet to be announced.