Reiwa era

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The Reiwa series (令和シリーズ,   Reiwa shirīzu) is a term used to identify Godzilla films produced by Toho Company Ltd. just before the start of the current political era of Japan, the Reiwa era or Reiwa period (令和時代,   Reiwa Jidai). Currently, this includes Shin Godzilla and the GODZILLA anime trilogy, though as with most of the films in the Millennium series, they do not share continuity. The time span of the Reiwa era overlaps with Legendary Pictures' MonsterVerse, but they are considered distinct series because they are produced by different studios.

Toho first named this series at its Godzilla booth during San Diego Comic-Con in 2019.[1]

Films

Shin Godzilla

In 2004, Toho announced that Godzilla: Final Wars, the sixth and final entry in the Millennium series, would be the last Godzilla film for a period of at least ten years. In 2014, the American studio Legendary Pictures produced Godzilla, which would kick off the studio's MonsterVerse series of films. Toho in the meantime had begun pre-production on its next Godzilla film, and hired Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi to write and direct the film. Following the financial success of Legendary's film, Toho formally announced production of its new film. Shin Godzilla was released in 2016, and was a considerable critical and financial success. Whether or not a sequel to Shin Godzilla or another live-action Toho Godzilla film will be released in the near future remains to be seen. However, the terms of Toho's contract with Legendary dictate that they cannot produce another live-action Godzilla film until after Godzilla vs. Kong is released in 2020.[2] Toho's Chief Godzilla Officer, Keiji Ota, has stated that the company has no plans for a Shin Godzilla 2 but instead plans to launch a cinematic universe featuring Godzilla and the company's other monsters following the expiration of its contract with Legendary in 2020.[3]

GODZILLA Anime Trilogy

Following the release of Shin Godzilla, Toho Animation announced that it would be partnering with animation studio Polygon Pictures to produce the first-ever animated Godzilla film, tentatively scheduled for a 2017 theatrical release in Japan. In March 2017, Toho revealed the film's title, GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters, and that it would be the first entry in a trilogy of anime Godzilla films. GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters was released to Japanese theaters in November 2017. The second entry was released in May 2018, followed by the third film was released in November 2018. All three films became available to stream internationally on Netflix exactly two months after their Japanese theatrical premieres.

Future Installments

In an interview with Hidden Remote published on July 27, 2019, Toho's Head of Project Development, Akito Takahashi, stated that while he had no specific plans to share about the future of the Godzilla series after Godzilla vs. Kong, Toho had not ruled out co-productions with Legendary Pictures or new animated projects.[4]

Other Media

Officially licensed tie-in media for the Reiwa Godzilla films has been released.

Books

Video Games

Other

Monsters Introduced

Trivia

  • The Reiwa series is the first series of Godzilla films to include a fully-animated Godzilla film.
  • The Reiwa series and MonsterVerse mark the first-ever instance of two series of Godzilla films running concurrently.
    • Such a scenario could have occurred in the early 2000's, when Toho was producing the Millennium series films while TriStar Pictures considered various Godzilla-related projects of its own, had TriStar not elected to simply let its rights revert back to Toho.

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References

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Green Blob Thing

28 days ago
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The Reiwa era is an incredibly stupid name for this era, considering that the four movies currently a part of it weren't even released during the Reiwa political period. They should've taken a hint from the Millennium series and named it something that didn't related to Japan's current leadership.
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SkullIslandExplorer

27 days ago
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I know right (in fact, I KNEW they were going to do that). But then again, the Heisei Godzilla Films started in 1984, which was still the Showa Period.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

27 days ago
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Complaining here won't do anything to change this Era's official name as Toho doesn't go here. Better post at a site that Toho sees so that way your complain has more use to get what you want.
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SkullIslandExplorer

27 days ago
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@ShodaiMeesmothLarva: Says the person who complained about KotM’s performance against Endgame’s?
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Green Blob Thing

24 days ago
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I mean, I'm not gonna take my complaints to Toho themselves. That'd be kinda extreme and a a bit of an overreaction to what is really just a collective umbrella title for a bunch of movies. It is definitely a dumb name though.
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G&G-Fan

one month ago
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It's officially the Reiwa era now peeps. This comes from Toho’s booth at SDCC.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

one month ago
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Terrible. To extend my MCU analogy, this is like if those films were grouped by presidential administrations instead of Phases and Marvel officially declared that Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk were Obama films.

But it's not the first time we've added something ridiculous to the site because it was official...
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G&G-Fan

one month ago
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I mean, The Return of Godzilla is considered part of the Heisei era, so it's not like this is totally unreasonable.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

one month ago
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One movie out of seven vs. four movies out of four (so far).
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Pedro

one month ago
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Japan it's now on the "Reiwa Era", since May 1st , so G2KotM it's from the Reiwa era.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

4 months ago
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At least when a new era of films come, it can be named for the new politcal era like Showa and Heisei.
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Green Blob Thing

3 months ago
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That would be dumb since Shin Godzilla and the three anime films are all from the Heisei era. Godzilla eras should never have been named after political eras.
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VaderRaptor

3 months ago
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It’s really confusing to name a movie continuity after a political era.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

3 months ago
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Petition to do this with the MCU
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VaderRaptor

3 months ago
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?
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Astounding Beyond Belief

3 months ago
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"The Obama era (オバマ時代,   Obama Jidai) is a term used to identify the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe released from 2010 to 2016."
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Godzilla Raids Again

7 months ago
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I’m going to sum up every character in the Anime Trilogy in one sentence.

Hi we are the generic and boring human characters and no one cares about us because they like Godzilla more.

100% accurate
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Astounding Beyond Belief

7 months ago
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lol half of them aren't human
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Godzilla Raids Again

7 months ago
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Thanks for reminding me.

Hi we are the Houtua. We are a race of half-humans and half-insects and like the humans no one cares about us because they like Godzilla more.

Now for the Exif and Bilusaludo.

Hi we are a race of generic human-like aliens called the Exif and the Bilusaludo and like the humans and the Houtua no one cares about us because they like Godzilla more.
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GodzillaFan1990

7 months ago
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Post-Millennium? Well thats not a very original name. Eh to heck with it, Im still calling it the Shin Era (Sounds Better)
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Green Blob Thing

6 months ago
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It's not meant to be an original name. It only serves to be a placeholder until Toho officially names the era.
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Gojira2014

15 months ago
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toho has confirmed a new godzilla cinematic universe coming after 2020.

does this mean he end of the monsterverse? are we getting two godzilla series at once? why can't i just wait till it happens?
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ItsDestoroyah

12 months ago
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Ota doesn't mention how or if it'll effect the MonsterVerse. Although, the SG co-director says that the deal between Legendary and Toho will end after 2020 (Presumably, Godzilla VS Kong.), hence why no one has spoken for the Monsterverse beyond that year.

The rest can be read here: https://www....n-godzilla-2
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Titanollante

10 months ago
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I'm not sure why Toho is so eager to end the MonsterVerse in 2020 when it's absolutely going to (and already has) done tremendously well at the box office. They're a business so, obviously they'd want to make more money, which the wide reach of these big-budget Hollywood films can do, and far above what any Toho movie ever could. Why would they not renegotiate their contract with Legendary so as to allow them to continue making live-action Godzilla films concurrently with Toho's own movies? Are they just waiting to see how the MonsterVerse "ends" first? Or do they simply not care about (or see any significant profits from) the MonsterVerse's box office totals?
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Gojira2014

16 months ago
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since the actual hesei era in japan is ending, i shall nickname this one whatever the next era is.
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Green Blob Thing

16 months ago
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What if Toho comes up with their own name for it though?
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Astounding Beyond Belief

16 months ago
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By the time Emperor Akihito abdicates, four Godzilla movies from this series will have been released. This series already stretches the logic of using Japanese era names to describe its various phases; hopefully the new era will be the end of it.
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The Boy Who Cried Godzilla

17 months ago
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I'd vote to call this the Resurgence Era, but seeing as the Heisei time period will be ending soon, maybe we'd name it for the next time period?
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God's Godzilla

20 months ago
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ItsDestoroyah

21 months ago
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Its doing good so far
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The King of the Monsters

25 months ago
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Japanese Wikipedia referred to this era as "2010's Series," but now they are calling it "Phase Four." Judging from the teaser for Planet of the Monsters, Toho may refer to this era in relation to Shin Godzilla (1 year after Shin Godzilla, etc.).
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SkullIsland

27 months ago
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Do people also refer to this era as the "Shinsei era?"
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The King of the Monsters

27 months ago
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I've only heard "Shinsei series" used to refer to the Millennium series.
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GodzillaFan1990

7 months ago
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I refer to it as the Shin era
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Radionatix

28 months ago
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I hope this Era doesn't have too much reboots!
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Titanollante

28 months ago
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Looking to be a good era.
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