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In the real world[edit | edit source]
January[edit | edit source]
- Mid-January: SRS Cinema releases The Great Buddha Arrival and Nezura 1964 on VHS and Blu-ray.
- 20 January: Legendary Television announces a MonsterVerse TV series, set after the events of Godzilla (2014), which will stream on Apple TV+.
February[edit | edit source]
- 4 February: Shochiku and Toei release What to Do with the Dead Kaiju? to Japanese theaters.
- 18 February: A casting call for extras reveals that Takashi Yamazaki will be directing a kaiju film for Toho set in post-war Japan, tentatively titled Blockbuster Monster Movie.
- 26 February: Yusuke Kawazu passes away at age 86.
March[edit | edit source]
- 14 March: Akira Takarada passes away at age 87.
- 20 March: Legendary Pictures announces the next film in the MonsterVerse, a sequel to 2021's Godzilla vs. Kong.
- 23 March:IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios release the first issue of Godzilla vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
- 27 March: Hirochika Muraishi passes away at age 75.
- 30 March: Nobuyuki Yasumaru passes away at age 87.
May[edit | edit source]
- 3 May: Hiroyuki Watanabe passes away at age 66.
- 13 May: Toho releases Shin Ultraman to Japanese theaters.
- 14 May: Shin Ultra Fight premieres on Tsuburaya Imagination.
- 27 May: The Escape from the Hotel with Godzilla Approaching escape room opens at the Atami Bay Resort Korakuen.
June[edit | edit source]
- 15 June: Toho releases Varan, Gorath, Dogora, and Space Amoeba in a Blu-ray set as well as Gunhed on Blu-ray.
- 30 June: The release date for the next MonsterVerse movie is set to March 15, 2024.
July[edit | edit source]
- 4 July: Shin Ultra Fight concludes.
- 22 July: Toho releases yokaipedia to Japanese theaters.
- 27 July: Teruyoshi Nakano passes away at age 86.
- 29 July: Principal photography begins on the next MonsterVerse film.
August[edit | edit source]
- 4 August: GigaBash is published on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 by Passion Republic Games.
- 23 August: Atomic Productions and World Builder Entertainment announce a new King Kong series will be produced for Disney+.
September[edit | edit source]
- 14 September: The fifth and final issue of Godzilla vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is released.
- 14 September: Passion Republic Games announce a Godzilla collaboration with GigaBash.
- 15 September: Welbeck Publishing publishes Godzilla: The Official Guide to the King of the Monsters in the United Kingdom.
- 23 September: Yuzo the Biggest Battle in Tokyo premieres at the Kansas City Underground Film Festival.
- 24 September: It is announced that a fourth Cloverfield film will be directed by Babak Anvari.
October[edit | edit source]
- 12 October: IDW Publishing releases the first issue of Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors - All Hail the King!.
November[edit | edit source]
- 2 November: Godzilla Fest 2022 is held at the Tokyo International Forum. Takashi Yamazaki's Blockbuster Monster Movie is announced to be the next mainline Godzilla film.
- 3 November: The short films Godzilla vs. Gigan Rex and Fest Godzilla 3: Gigan Attacks premiere at Godzilla Fest. The event concludes.
- 3 November: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla is shown in theaters across the United States courtesy of Fathom Events.
- 4 November: The Seibuen amusement park launches the attraction Godzilla the Mission: Escape from the Looming Danger of a Giant Monster.
- 8 November: Welbeck Publishing releases Godzilla: The Official Guide to the King of the Monsters in the United States.
- 12 November: Kazuki Omori passes away at age 70.
- 28 November: StudioCanal will release King Kong (1976) to 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray.
- 29 November: Discotek Media will release Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds on Blu-ray.
December[edit | edit source]
- 7 December: Godzilla will be made available for purchase as a DLC character in GigaBash.
- 9 December: Cinemago will release Yuzo the Biggest Battle in Tokyo to Japanese theaters.
- 21 December: Toho will release yokaipedia to Japanese DVD and Blu-ray.
In fiction[edit | edit source]
- The members of H.E.A.T. are transported 23 years into their future, when genetically engineered monsters called D.R.A.G.M.A.s have taken over the world. (Godzilla: The Series)
Gallery[edit | edit source]
4 Feb.: What to Do with the Dead Kaiju? theatrical poster
13 May: Shin Ultraman theatrical release poster
22 July: yokaipedia theatrical poster
9 Dec.: Yuzo the Biggest Battle in Tokyo theatrical release poster