List of Godzilla film continuities

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The Godzilla timeline

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 not in the continuity of the Showa Godzilla films.

Heisei continuity

Heisei continuity

Note: 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 film is not considered canon to Final Wars.

MonsterVerse continuity

Shin Godzilla continuity

GODZILLA anime trilogy continuity

Videos

Wikizilla: YouTube The Godzilla Timeline Explained

See also

References

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. p. 133. 1 July 2014. ISBN: 4773087250.
  2. Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. pp. 62-65. 12 December 1994. ISBN: 978-4-09-101444-3.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 Kiryu timeline 3.jpg

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G&G-Fan

4 months ago
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The Mysterians being in the Heisei continuity makes no sense. Wouldn't the government be much more paranoid about UFOs then In fact in GVKG you have someone who denies the existence of UFOs at all.
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Les

4 months ago
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It is suggested that MOGUERA was created based on government documents outlining the Mysterians' technology. If it is actually canon, then the Mysterians' existence was likely a heavily guarded secret. That, or it's Godzilla logic where everyone has forgotten something exists after a few decades.
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The H-Man

4 months ago
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It makes even less sense than forcing King Kong Escapes into the Showa Godzilla chronology.
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G&G-Fan

4 months ago
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Yeah. I like the idea of including more Toho movies in the Heisei continuity but you can't just pull a retcon like that when it contradicts what's shown in the films.
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Shin evangelion

6 months ago
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Thank you AgiraBlue
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Shin evangelion

6 months ago
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  • AngiraBlu
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AngiraBlu

6 months ago
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'Swhat I do!
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Shin evangelion

6 months ago
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nothin, im just telling you thank you for helping me out with the kid in class
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AngiraBlu

6 months ago
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I already knew that. Why do ya think I said, "'Swhat (*It's what*) I do"? LOL! 🤣
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Shin evangelion

6 months ago
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Hey u have a question, a kid in class says that Godzilla was around during WW1 but i tried telling him that godzilla didnt come out during WW1 but during the aftermath of WW2 but hes says im lying and godzilla was created in 1917.
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Shin evangelion

6 months ago
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I*
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AngiraBlu

6 months ago
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Relax, you're right. I mean, King Kong didn't come out till 1933 and all the films from 1917 all seem to be SILENT films. So how could filmmakers even make Godzilla's iconic roar, during the SILENT film era? Plus, I don't seem to recall any kinds of nuclear testing, physics or military, during that time. From what I'm hearing, the kid's a noob.

https://en.w...1917_in_film

https://en.w...ilms_of_1917

https://en.w..._(1954_film) (post-WW2 proof)
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Godzillafan03

10 months ago
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Wait what should we do for the kiryu saga since they added gigan and a couple other of monsters to the saga a couple of years back?
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Pois1nous

20 months ago
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The Mysterians would of been fitting for the Kiryu films.
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Godzilla2004fan

21 months ago
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Can this page use My picture that I upload?
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Godzilla2004fan

21 months ago
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I believe that the image in the begginning should be updated, because in the Legendary Timeline, there's no image in Godzilla 2.
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G&G-Fan

23 months ago
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The Heisei continuity is the best. Showa had too many repeats of villains (which is just really lazy) as well as some just lazy villains (Is a giant lobster really the best they could come up with? And right after Ghidorah? Feels rather jarring to have the ultimate villain followed by a lobster. Last I checked the way you make a good series is to have the stakes raised every installment), the films hardly effected each other, and a lot of contrived writing stuff (suddenly there's a second Anguirus because reasons?), and the Millennium continuities are just either way too small and lackluster or missed potential (the Kiryu Saga; I love the idea of a continuity with the original Gojira and all non-Godzilla Showa Kaiju movies, and then the two new films hardly pay off to that). Also the Heisei films were the most consistently good.
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GodzillaIsland7.2

23 months ago
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I don't see how the Showa era having too many repeats of villains has anything to do with its continuity.

And they were supposed to have Ebirah fight King Kong instead of Godzilla in the film, hence why Ebirah, Horror of the Deep was made the way it is.
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G&G-Fan

22 months ago
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It has to do with the continuity because it makes it more repetitive. The Heisei continuity raised its stakes each time and introduced new villains every time that kept it fresh. Showa reused Ghidorah 17 times. It has to do with the continuity of films because he still appears so many times in-universe, and the continuity is more interesting when you have different villains.

Then why didn't they? I keep hearing they lost the rights but they made another King Kong film a year later so that doesn't make any sense.
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GodzillaIsland7.2

22 months ago
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Showa only had King Ghidorah reappear 3 times, why would you say 17?

And the reason for Kong getting replaced was because Rankin/Bass rejected the screenplay on the basis that it did not follow The King Kong Show. Basically, it means that the draft wasn't approved.
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Les

22 months ago
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4-5, if you want to include Zone Fighter, but I guess that's kinda pedantic
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G&G-Fan

22 months ago
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17 is an exaggeration to prove my point. I have a tendency to do that. My point is that they recycled him so much that it doesn't feel special when he shows up. How is he the ultimate villain if he gets his butt kicked every movie? It makes him look incompetent. How is he anything special if you see him so much? It just becomes the norm. Takes lessons from Destoroyah. He's super awesome and powerful in his film and he only appears once in a very significant and great film making him be taken very seriously and be significant and special himself. Now don't get me wrong, I love Ghidorah, but if they had stopped using him over and over in Showa, the Showa incarnation would've seemed like a competent and powerful villain, and it would feel special when he shows up. When he shows up in any Showa film past Invasion of Astro-Monster, a lot of times I'm just like "Yep, time to see him get beat to crap again." instead of "AWWWW YEA IT's GHIDORAH!" like I should.
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Godzillafan999

14 months ago
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I’m my opinion heisei is second best Showa is best
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Godzillafan999

14 months ago
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I hate destroyah and whenever I see him I say kill him Godzilla kill him he’s one of the lamest and blandest monsters in the Franchise
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Godzillafan999

13 months ago
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First of all nobody says oh yay it’s destroyah everyone says oh god destroyah because destroyah shouldn’t exist he’s a terrible Monster idea sure he is powerful but he’s bland as fuck and lame king ghidorah is a 3 three headed dragon from space destroyah is a dumb crab and there’s a way to make a bland idea for a monster good it’s example mechagodzilla his idea is bland but the way the made is great he has many creative abilities plus with him being a mech you can give him any origin mechagodzilla is so great he better than godzilla himself mechagodzilla is the greatest kaiju of all time even though destroyah is powerful doesn’t make in a good kaiju destroyah is example of a creative idea and good idea turned bad destroyah should take notes from orga and biollante both very creative but not bad monsters destroyah also is an example of when a good idea for a film turns into a bad and I would’ve preferred Godzilla vs ghost Godzilla instead of Godzilla bs destroyah
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Astounding Beyond Belief

13 months ago
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Dr. Ijuin wrote this
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Garfzilla

32 months ago
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Why do we say that 1954 is in the same continuity as Megaguirus and not Final Wars? Both are alternate universe films.
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Les

32 months ago
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The Final Wars continuity does not have any ties to the 1954 one. While the Final Wars Godzilla appears in 1954, he is not the same Godzilla as the one which appears in the original film. The vs. Megaguirus Godzilla however, is technically the same one from 1954, just in an alternate universe.
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WBC the Ultraman Fan

30 months ago
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ik this is late but how about in Final Wars were a kid's grandpa says Godzilla attacked in 1954 and the several times they mention the 1954 godzilla?
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The King of the Monsters

30 months ago
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They mention Godzilla first appeared in 1954, that's the only connection there is to the original film. There is only one Godzilla in the Final Wars continuity, and he first appeared in 1954. The mention of the year alone does not make a film a sequel to the original film, if it did then Godzilla (2014) would be a sequel to it.
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SkullIsland

42 months ago
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The picture at the top of the page should be updated to add Skull island the birth of Kong and change Godzilla 2 to Godzilla king of the monsters. Thus the legendary continuity be renamed to MonsterVerse. Also you should read my theory about how Godzilla awakening fits in with the MonsterVerse timeline in the forums.
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SkullIsland

42 months ago
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We also need to add the Godzilla monster planet trilogy
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Les

41 months ago
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Most of this seems pedantic
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Garfzilla

48 months ago
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CAN'T THEY JUST MAKE ALL THE FILMS IN THE SAME CONTINUITY? THIS IS SOOO STUPID.
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Spinocroc123

47 months ago
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having the american reboots in their own timeline is great but i still think each timeline should have at least an established ending and no plot holes.
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Garfzilla

47 months ago
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The american reboots is fie, so is shin, but the Showa-Mire is stupid.
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Garfzilla

47 months ago
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(I meant the continuity is stupid, not the films)
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Green Blob Thing

47 months ago
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Having every single film in the same continuity would be an incredibly idiotic idea.
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TopMonarchScientist

13 months ago
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It wouldn't make much sense to just set it in one continuity and a little boring.
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TopMonarchScientist

13 months ago
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(adjustment to last part of my reply) ...and it would be a little boring.
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