To protect Japan from yet another monster attack, this time from a new and malevolent member of the Godzilla (Gojira) species, the Japanese government creates a human-piloted cyborg, codenamed Kiriyu, using the skeleton of the original Godzilla (Gojira) that attacked Japan in 1954.
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (Gojira tai Mekagojira, released in Japan as Godzilla × Mechagodzilla) is a 2002 Japanese science fiction tokusatsu kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho. It is the 27th film in the Godzilla franchise, the 26th Godzilla film produced by Toho, and the fourth film in the Millennium Series. The film is directed by Masaaki Tezuka and written by Wataru Mimura. Unlike much of the Millennium series, the film is in continuity with past films such as Godzilla, Mothra, and War of the Gargantuas. The film was followed up with a direct sequel the following year, Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S..