List of Godzilla film continuities

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This is a list of the various continuities in the Godzilla series, along with the films and other official media that are confirmed to take place within them, listed in the order in which they chronologically take place.

Showa continuity

Showa continuity

Note: All Monsters Attack, while part of the Showa series, is set in the "real world," and thus it is not in the continuity of the Showa Godzilla films.

Heisei continuity

Heisei continuity

Notes: The last five films in this continuity each take place in the year after they were released. The 1994 book Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla Super Complete Works states that MOGUERA was built using records of the original Moguera left behind from the Mysterians' 1957 invasion of Earth, suggesting The Mysterians is canon to the Heisei series.[2]

TriStar continuity

Godzilla 2000 continuity

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus continuity

GMK continuity

Kiryu Saga continuity

Kiryu Saga continuity

Godzilla: Final Wars continuity

Note: While Godzilla is still stated to have first appeared in 1954, the original 1954 film is not considered canon to Godzilla: Final Wars.[4]

MonsterVerse continuity

MonsterVerse continuity

Shin Godzilla continuity

GODZILLA anime trilogy continuity


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See also


  1. Set in 196X.
  2. Set in 197X.
  3. Set chronologically last. While both English dubs specify that it takes place in 1999, the Japanese version does not. Instead, it says that it takes place at the end of the 20th century.
  4. Altered version in which the Oxygen Destroyer was never used.
  5. Altered version in which the first Godzilla's skeleton remained intact.
  6. Altered version where Maguma appeared in 1962, rather than 1980, and the Moon was never destroyed.
  7. Version with alternate ending including the Giant Octopus.
  8. A second Kamoebas appeared after the events of this film in 1987.
  9. Set in 1973.
  10. Primarily set in 1996, with flashbacks set in the distant past.
  11. Set in 2014.
  12. Kong's response to King Ghidorah's call is the only part of the novelization to be confirmed canon, as per director Michael Dougherty. Otherwise, there are several contradictions to the film.
  13. Set in 2024.
  14. Set from 1999 to 2039.
  15. Set from 2029 to 2048.
  16. Set in approximately 22048.
  17. Set in approximately 22048.
  18. Set in approximately 22048.


This is a list of references for List of Godzilla film continuities. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Godzilla Dictionary [New Edition]. Kasakura. 1 July 2014. p. 133. ISBN 4773087250.
  2. Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 12 December 1994. pp. 62–65. ISBN 978-4-09-101444-3.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Fantastic Collection: Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. Asahi Sonorama. 30 December 2003. p. 79. ISBN 4-257-03688-5.
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  4. Shin Godzilla Walker: The New Legend of the King of the Monsters (3rd ed.). Kadokawa. 26 September 2016. p. 47. ISBN 978-4-04-895632-1.
  5. Dougherty, Michael (6 June 2019). From the #GodzillaMovie novelization by Greg Keyes. 🦍. Twitter.


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