A hibernating species of giant carnivorous bird is awakened on a Japanese island shortly after the Japanese military encounters an unidentified mass moving beneath the water off-shore.
Gamera the Guardian of the Universe (Gamera: Daikaijū Kūchū Kessen, lit. Gamera: Giant Monster Midair Battle), is a 1995 Japanese science fiction kaiju film directed by Shusuke Kaneko and written by Kazunori Itō. It is a reboot of the Gamera film series, the first film in the Heisei Gamera trilogy, and the ninth film in the series. It was a co-production of Hakuhodo, Daiei Film and Nippon Television, and was the first Gamera film not to be released by Daiei Film. The film was followed by Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (1996) and Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris (1999).