Monsterland (怪獣ランド is an island in the Ogasawara island chain that serves as home to most of the world's monsters. It appeared in only one film, Kaijūrando)Destroy All Monsters, although stock footage of it was used in scenes set on Monster Island in All Monsters Attack, Godzilla vs. Gigan, and Godzilla vs. Megalon.
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Before Monsterland, most of the planet's monsters lived on a South Pacific island dubbed Monster Island. There, the beasts were detained for the sake of humanity, and also studied by the world's scientists. However, in 1973, underground nuclear testing destroyed Monster Island, and the small landform was rendered uninhabitable. Within a few years, however, the monsters were rounded up again and detained on a new island in the Ogasawara island chain. This new island, dubbed Monsterland, contained a high-tech underground base from which the monsters could be monitored and studied.
Near the end of the 20th century, an alien race known as the Kilaaks seized control of Monsterland and unleashed the monsters across the globe under their mind control. The crew of the Moonlight SY-3 arrived on the island and encountered the Kilaaks, but were attacked by the Monsterland staff, who were also under the invaders' mind control. The SY-3 crew was able to escape, but Monsterland was left badly damaged and deserted.
After the monsters' mind control was later broken, and King Ghidorah and the Kilaaks were defeated, the monsters were returned to Monsterland to live in peace.
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- Ishiro Honda and Kaoru Mabuchi's original vision for Destroy All Monsters called for Toho's entire monster roster to appear. In their first draft, Ebirah and Maguma were residents of Monsterland, but were eventually replaced by Minilla, Anguirus, and Gorosaurus (the third one at the last minute). A later draft gave Sanda a cameo as a Monsterland resident.
- Before Fire Rodan's interference, the original G-Crusher plan in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II would have used BabyGodzilla to lure Godzilla to the Ogasawara Islands.
- Monsterland is also the name of an amusement park in the 2022 IDW Publishing comic Godzilla Rivals: Vs. Battra.
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