In the real world
- A world-record power outage forces 17 nuclear power plants to shut down across America's northwestern seaboard.
- 16 April: An Xbox version of Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee is released.
- 10 October: The Gransazers premieres on TV Tokyo.
- 14 December: Godzilla: Tokyo SOS is released in Japan.
- After four years of hard work, "Mechagodzilla" is created with the bones and DNA of Godzilla, is finally completed. The 60 meter tall robot, which is nicknamed Kiryu, is armed with a powerful Absolute Zero Cannon capable of firing a ray that freezes any target to 0 degrees Kelvin. Just around the time the robot is completed, Godzilla returns and lands in Japan. Kiryu is deployed to fight the creature off, but before it can fire it's Absolute Zero Cannon, Godzilla roars and the spirit of the original Godzilla within the machine awakens and control of Kiryu is lost. As Godzilla escapes, Kiryu goes berserk and attacks the city itself, just as the soul inside had done 49 years earlier. Thankfully, the robot's power supply runs out after two hours, but the city is in ruins. When Godzilla attacks again several weeks later, it is only with extreme reluctance that Japan's Prime Minister deploys Kiryu again. The two monsters duke it out in Tokyo, and Kiryu finally succeeds in grabbing Godzilla and flying him out to sea. Just as the two hit the water, Kiryu fires Absolute Zero. While the water around is frozen solid, Godzilla surfaces still alive, but not without a large wound in it's chest. As Godzilla swims out to sea, Kiryu also surfaces, but is in bad shape, having lost it's Absolute Zero Cannon and one of it's arms. Kiryu is salvaged and brought back to base for repairs. (Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla)
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