In 2004, director Yoshimitsu Banno acquired permission from Toho to produce a short IMAX Godzilla film. In 2009, the project was turned over to Legendary Pictures to be redeveloped as a feature film. Announced in March 2010, the film was co-produced with Warner Bros. Pictures and was directed by Gareth Edwards. It is the second … Read more

Reiwa era (2016–present)

In December 2014, Toho announced plans for a new Godzilla film of their own for a 2016 release. The film is intended to be Toho’s own reboot of the Godzilla franchise and is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi (both who collaborated on the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion), with the screenplay written by Anno … Read more

Millennium series (1999–2004)

Shinsei or Millennium series (1999–2004) In 1998, Sony’s TriStar Pictures attempted to tell the story of Godzilla in an American fashion, but did not succeed. With the dawn of the new millennium, Toho Co. Ltd. rebooted the franchise for a second time with the 1999 film Godzilla 2000: Millennium starting the third era of Godzilla … Read more

Heisei era (1984–1995)

Nine years past after the release of  The Revenge of MechaGodzilla. Toho on the 30th anniversary of the original “Godzilla,” released a film marking the return of Godzilla to the big screen. This movie would spawn as series of seven films, culminating with Godzilla vs. Destroyer, in 1995, known as the Heisei series. The 1984-1995 … Read more

Shōwa era (1954–1975)

The first period consists of 14 movies, from the original in 1954 until the 1975 release of Revenge of MechaGodzilla. Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka. Under the direction of Ishiro Honda, Jun Fukuda, Koji Hashimoto, Kazuki Omori, and Shogo Tomiyama. Special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, Koichi Kawakita, and Reijiro Koroku. Music soudtracks by the world renown … Read more