While the Heisei era continued in Japan until 2019, Godzilla’s return to Japanese cinema with 1999’s Godzilla 2000 marked the beginning of the “Millennium” series of Godzilla films. For the sake of simplicity, this entry of RotM will focus on monsters from around this time period of the early 2000s.
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This week, it’s the Heisei period of Kaiju film, which began in 1989. The era didn’t end until 2019, but we stop at 1999’s Godzilla.
With Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla vs Kong just around the corner, now is an excellent time to look back on Japan’s rich history of kaiju (monster) movies.