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

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 that The Mysterians is canon to the Heisei series.[4]

TriStar continuity

Godzilla 2000 continuity

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus continuity

GMK continuity

Kiryu series continuity

Kiryu series continuity

Note: While Godzilla Dictionary [New Edition] does not place Gorath or Dogora in the series' continuity, Fantastic Collection - Godzilla: Tokyo SOS confirms the appearances of Maguma and Dogora.[5]

Godzilla Final Wars continuity

Note: Though Godzilla first appeared in 1954, Final Wars is not considered to be in continuity with the original film or any others.[6] Despite this, events roughly corresponding to those of previous films involving the film's monsters took place in this universe, according to Godzilla Final Wars Super Complete Works.[7] Monsters from the film's prologue—including Varan, Baragon, Gaira, Gezora, and Titanosaurus—also canonically appeared.[8]

Monsterverse continuity

Shin Godzilla continuity

GODZILLA anime trilogy continuity

See also


  1. Following a prologue set in 1945, the film's events pick up 15 years later (1960). Despite this, the timeline laid out in Godzilla Dictionary [New Edition] places it between Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster and Invasion of Astro-Monster.
  2. Set in 196X. This was changed to 197X in the film's Toho Champion Festival release, though the change is not considered canon.
  3. All of the film's monster scenes take place in the dreams of a schoolboy.
  4. Set in 197X.
  5. Set chronologically last. While both English dubs specify its setting as 1999, the Japanese version simply places it at the end of the 20th century.
  6. Set in 2000.
  7. Altered version in which Dr. Serizawa either never used the Oxygen Destroyer or Godzilla survived it.
  8. Set in 2001.
  9. Set in 2002.
  10. Altered version in which the Oxygen Destroyer killed the first Godzilla, but left his skeleton intact.
  11. Following a prologue set in 1945, the film's events pick up 15 years later (1960). Despite this, sources state that within the continuity of the Kiryu series, Frankenstein, Baragon, and the Giant Octopus all appeared in 1965.
  12. Version with the alternate ending including the Giant Octopus.[5]
  13. A second Kamoebas appeared in Guam after the events of this film in 1987.
  14. Set in 2003.
  15. Set in 2004.
  16. Set in 20XX.
  17. Primarily set from 1945 to 1954.
  18. Set in 1973.
  19. Primarily set in 1996, with flashbacks to the distant past.
  20. Set in 2014.
  21. 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 in the novelization.
  22. Both set in 2024.
  23. Set from 1999 to 2039.
  24. Set from 2029 to 2048.
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 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. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Nomura 2014, p. 311
  2. Godzilla Movie Studio Tour. Windows 95, Premier Systems, 1998.
  3. Nomura 2014, p. 88, 109
  4. Abe 2014, p. 65.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Shimazaki, Tomoi & Kobayashi 2003, p. 79
    Kiryu timeline 3.jpg
  6. 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.
    New Godzilla Walker Page 47 - The Godzilla Timeline.jpg
  7. Matsui 2005, pp. 76-77.
  8. Matsui 2005, p. 70.
  9. Dougherty, Michael (6 June 2019). "From the #GodzillaMovie novelization by Greg Keyes. 🦍". Twitter. External link in |title= (help)



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