In the real world
- Emperor Akihito succeeds to the Japanese throne on January 8 after his father, Hirohito, dies. This officially begins the Heisei era in Japan.
- Godzilla vs. Biollante was released on December 16 in Japan.
In the Kaiju Multiverse
Godzilla is released from Mt. Mihara by terrorists. A creature created from the combination of the DNA of Godzilla, a rose, and a young girl, dubbed Biollante, attracts the Monster King and engages it in battle. Godzilla faces and defeats the Super X-II. The monster is then injected with Anti-Nuclear Energy Bacteria (ANEB) and stumbles into the sea after his final battle with Biollante. (Godzilla vs. Biollante)