In the real world
- Daiei, the bankrupt film studio famous for its production of the Gamera films, is saved from liquidation due to being bought by Tokuma Shoten. However, a lack of any funding beyond that for simple maintenance means that no further Gamera films are made until 1980.
- Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla is released on March 21 in Japan.
In the Kaiju Multiverse
- Aliens from the third planet of the Black Hole unleash MechaGodzilla, a robotic clone of Godzilla, upon Japan. Godzilla, along with an ancient guardian monster called King Ceasar, fight and destroy MechaGodzilla and thwart the alien's invasion plans. (Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla)
- Greenman's battles with monsters finally concludes. (Go! Greenman)